From the 'does this seem like a good idea to you?' inbox, courtesy of Mother Jones:
This makes a lot of sense: "A decorated sergeant and Arabic language specialist was dismissed from the U.S. Army under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, though he says he never told his superiors he was gay and his accuser was never identified." Right, because the Army has way too many Arabic language specialists just sitting around...
Sound familiar? It should. In 2005, the military discharged 26 arab linguists for being gay. WTF? The military - as well as government in general - has had a bad habit of putting ideology before reality under this administration. I've said it before, but the right seems to think you get to choose what 'truths' you believe - even after those 'truths' have been disproven.
In this case, this total lack of logic could put the nation at risk. In fact, from global warming to neocon middle eastern theories to free market moonyism, this line of thinking has put the nation at risk.
The free market demanded we give over port security to nation that was home to two of the 9/11 hijackers and is the financial hub for al Qaeda. Despite the obvious fact that this was stupid, the 'genius of the free market' - that invisible, godlike, and mindless hand - showed it to be a great idea.
While the world simmers in record setting heat, global warming is just a 'theory'. Meanwhile, people die from heat in Europe and it's caused as many as 139 deaths in California alone.
The border war between Israel and Lebanon shows that the neocon theory that democracies don't go to war with each other is a bunch of bullshit.
Yet, the morons at the helm keep yelling, "Stay the course!" Long after everyone else has realized that 'the course' is straight into that big ol' honkin' iceberg, the right seems to think that if they just believe hard enough and keep doing what they're doing, the iceberg will melt away (although not from global warming - that's not real, remember).
So now, they've so convinced themselves that gays would be disruptive to the military that they're willing to disrupt the military to avoid the disruption. Yeah, doesn't make a damned bit of sense to me either.