Saturday, March 10, 2007

Stephen Colbert on "don't ask, don't tell"

It takes a comedian to point out the absurdity of this military policy. Stephen Colbert does it exceptionally well.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Aaron said...

Lynette, I'm not sure if you have been to Daily Kos yet today, but I think that this is a posting that might interest you:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/3/10/21556/5045

March 10, 2007 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Tater said...

What an awesome way to wake up this morning! We are growing ever more dangerously tolerant...Love this man. Don't Know, Don't Think! We need a t-shirt with dubbya's face and that slogan on it. Priceless!

March 10, 2007 9:14 AM  
Anonymous Lynnatmymixedcompany said...

I just can't bother with this. I know it's lazy on my part, but I can't wrap my mind around why this is SUCH an issue, why gay marriage is SUCH an issue...not to mention a dossier of other ISSUES... I don't understand TOLERATING anyone. To tolerate is the bare minimum--FUCK THE BARE MINIMUM. If I am just tolerating someone then I am mildly acknowledging their existence (while gritting my teeth). I think we all need to stop trying to tolerate and start trying to realize that we are the same no matter who we are fucking or what color shape or size we are. I hope I never feel like I am just being tolerated I want to always feel totally accepted and I want the people around me, in my life and in my physical space, to feel that way, too.

March 10, 2007 10:24 AM  
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March 10, 2007 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Big Fella said...

Haven't seen the Colbert bit yet, but Dick Cavette writing in his blog in the NYTimes recently put things in perspective pretty well (this is behing the Times' Times Select premium service, but you can register for a free trial): http://cavett.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/02/28/what-my-uncle-knew-about-war/

March 10, 2007 2:00 PM  
Blogger more cowbell said...

Ha!

I'm still trying to get over how we kicked out all the gay linguists, and now Condi is crying about how we don't have enough Arabic & Farsi translators to support the war in Iraq. (and isn't Farsi spoken in ... Iran?) Oops!

I actually did wear combat boots for a while, before the days of DADT, and the women I knew who trusted me enough to tell were some damn fine soldiers. It's ridiculous.

The military has no idea how many gay folks they have in the ranks. (Or, they don't want to know; they'd lose too many good soldiers.)

March 10, 2007 10:13 PM  
Blogger TrixieBelden said...

Is Stephen Colbert on match.com? Because if he is I'm signing up.

March 10, 2007 11:35 PM  
Blogger V'ron said...

The only thing that stops me from having a seat on Stephen Colbert's face this instant is that it would be unfaithful to my true love, Jon Stewart.

March 16, 2007 9:15 AM  

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