Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Bionic Woman

So here I go, off to the hospital for my early morning Total Knee Replacement surgery. I'm young to be having this surgery and I've been hearing I've needed it for the last ten years, so finally after my last knee injury in February, I'm having it done.

My first knee surgery was when I was 19 and it was as a result of an aircraft accident, volleyball and motorcycles. I have had traumatic osteo-arthritis ever since and six subsequent surgeries. Wish me luck and send virtual flowers if you feel like it. I'll be back in 5 days and bionic. BTW, Happt Gay DAy to all my peeps!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Which is the Gay One?

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network has posted a number of DADT items on their site. Most interesting to me was the OpEd in Friday's Washington Post by former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , General John M. Shalikashvili.

Gen. Shalikashvili says, "the climate has changed dramatically since 1993." He goes on in his article that,
While the proper timing of repealing "don't ask, don't tell" remains uncertain, it is evident to me that a policy change is inevitable. More than three-quarters of the public favors the change. Polls show that even a majority of Republicans support allowing openly gay people to serve. Within the military, the climate has changed dramatically since 1993. Conversations I've held with service members make clear that, while the military remains a traditional culture, that tradition no longer requires banning open service by gays. There will undoubtedly be some teething pains, but I have no doubt our leadership can handle it.
Read the rest of the story here.
In a related DADT story 60 Minutes did a last year ago tells a lot about the latest struggle in dismantling the backward policy. Give it a watch.

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