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  •  That's ultimately the question (1+ / 0-)
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    when you bring people together over disagreement: do you concede, or do you try to persuade them over to your side?  In this case I don't think anything other than method/responsibility was conceded, and I was glad (at least) to get Congress as much out of the decision-making process as possible - Congress is where concessions do get made.  The main drawback is the long process we're dealing with now.

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 11:44:38 AM PDT

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    •  That is true of the here and now (2+ / 0-)
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      I don't think anything other than method/responsibility was conceded

      We'll just have to wait and hope for the best. Because there is no disincentive for them to roll out DADT-Lite, and no leverage to push back on it.

      It's all faith now.

      Trickle down Equality isn't working

      by Scott Wooledge on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 11:46:54 AM PDT

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    •  When it comes to equality under the law (2+ / 0-)
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      You don't screw around with regressive dinosaurs. You tell them that they're in the minority, to sit down, STFU, and you move along with progress.

      Or at least, that's what a real leader would do.

      When are you going to understand that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage. - Practical Magic

      by Keori on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 12:20:03 PM PDT

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      concessions don't get made during administrative rulemakings, then you are not well informed.  Homophobes inside the Pentagon will be able to influence the process of writing any "repeal" regulations.  And this survey's existence and language is evidence that they've got plenty of clout.

      Maladie d'Amour, Où l'on meurt d'Aimer, Seul et sans Amour, Sid'abandonné

      by FogCityJohn on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 05:24:03 PM PDT

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