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  •  Scott do you know what the speculation (0+ / 0-)

    that it will be signed sometime is June is based upon?  I keep seeing that popping up, and would like to think so, but have no idea why that is being said.

    •  I haven't seen that speculation (3+ / 0-)
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      it's kind of common sense that June is gay pride month and the Democratic National Committee usually has an LGBT high-dollar fundraiser and Obama usually marks it some way (in 2009 he spoke at an HRC fundraiser in June).

      So... the speculation may be that it's a very tasty piece of candy to dole out to the community at exactly the same time they'll passing the hat. That can make people round their donations up rather than down.

      "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."—Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Scott Wooledge on Tue May 01, 2012 at 11:18:59 AM PDT

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      •  I guess we'll see... (0+ / 0-)

        I hope that proves to be the case, but it seems a flimsy thing to hang hope on.

      •  And they shouldn't be praised for it (2+ / 0-)
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        If they do in June what they should have done a long time ago, much less NOW, the response they should get from the community should be "and what do we get now for y'all being monumental assholes on this issue for three and a half years?"

        "Lesbian and gay people are a permanent part of the American workforce, who currently have no protection from the arbitrary abuse of their rights on the job." --Coretta Scott King

        by craigkg on Tue May 01, 2012 at 11:33:58 AM PDT

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        •  I don't think being stingy (0+ / 0-)

          with our gratitude is a winning strategy.

          "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."—Martin Luther King Jr.

          by Scott Wooledge on Tue May 01, 2012 at 11:47:19 AM PDT

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          •  We also shouldn't reward bad behavior (2+ / 0-)
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            They are taking the attitude "We can be as indifferent as we want to be on LGBT issues because, after all, who else you gonna vote for? Republicans? Ha!"

            All carrot and no stick makes for an incredibly fat donkey that never moves on our issues. Rewarding them for taking the slow route, needlessly delaying progress, will only further delay progress. They are the student that is only aiming to get a 69.5 grade average to round up to a passing grade. We know they are capable of doing far better and we cannot get them to do more without expecting them to do more. We can't be satisfied with what we are getting and at the pace we are getting it.

            "Lesbian and gay people are a permanent part of the American workforce, who currently have no protection from the arbitrary abuse of their rights on the job." --Coretta Scott King

            by craigkg on Tue May 01, 2012 at 11:59:43 AM PDT

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