Thursday, February 4, 2010

Oh, so that's why we can't have gay soldiers!

According to professional prude and bigotry enthusiast Tony Perkins, the reason we have to keep Don't Ask / Don't Tell is. . .

You know, what the president has done is he has urged the Joint Chiefs to make a change at a time of war, undermining, potentially, our nation's security and the effectiveness of our military, and quite possibly opening the door to the draft once again, because we've seen that there are men and women who do serve in the military who have expressed reservations about staying in the military if this change comes about.

Yep, we need to keep them queers outta the military or else there's a-gonna be a draft!

And according to character assassin and falsehood buff Saxby Chambliss,

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) expressed his concern that repealing the rule would pave the way for allowing "alcohol use, adultery, fraternization, and body art" in the military

Because currently, you know, all members of the military are teetotalers, and none of our troops has tattoos or other-than-marital-sex. I mean, I assume. I've never been in the military, but I figure Gomer Pyle, USMC probably had it about right.

Although, come to think of it, I do remember seeing something in the paper about soldiers drinking. . . . .

hmm, well now I don't know what to think. . .

Anyway, I guess I owe the righties an apology. All this time I thought you were against gay people serving in the military because you think gayness is icky and maybe contagious, and you have the maturity of ten-year olds, but now I see you have perfectly legitimate reasons for your fear of military gaiety.


Townes Van Zandt Cover of the Day

Here's Nanci Griffith covering "Tecumseh Valley" on the Letterman Show.

And Mr. Van Zandt himself: