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Credit for this find in the military survey trying to sink DADT goes to Bluebear who added

Nice, dignified survey, Mr. President.

For clarity, I put this in the body of the entry

http://www.servicemembersunited.org/survey
The exact question is on page 26

If Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is repealed and you are assigned to bathroom facilities with an open bay shower that someone you believe to be a gay or lesbian Service member also used, which are you most likely to do?

and the possible choices

“Take no action”

“Use the shower at a different time than the Service member I thought to be gay or lesbian”

“Discuss how we expect each other to behave and conduct ourselves”

“Talk to a chaplain, mentor, or leader about how to handle the situation”

“Talk to a leader to see if I had other options”

“Something else”

“Don’t know.”

There are more pearls in there – pages 25 to 27 are extremely good. A peak:

We already know his administration is going to appeal the decision striking DOMA but who knew they were working so damn hard to mess  the implementation of DADT?

At the original  link you can find B0bot reactions that run the gamut from “not his survey” to “you changed a word in the quote”

Quotable ones

78. Would having a gay man in DC see a picture of you shirtless impact your ability to be President?

Itd only make sense to cleanse DC of homosexuals…what if our politicians get seen in a sauna by them

and

64. My tax dollars helped pay for this bigoted shit

The Commander in Chief should be ashamed of himself. Someone should read this exact quote to him at his next press conference and make him defend it publicly in front of millions of people.
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Update

An orange Cheeto (and Bobotland) attempts to exonerate Obama from this by blaming the corporation that was contracted to make the survey.

.One good comment (of several)

if Obama didn’t know the contents of a survey

With this much national attention being paid to it,
and given the nations history re: institutional bigotry –
then he is a boob.

Maybe even an incompetent bigoted boob.

Update 2

Pentagon denies Bias

Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell refuted the claims, saying, “Absolutely, unequivocally, I reject (the accusations of bias) as nonsense.”

Morrell cited concerns expressed by troops and said, “We think it would be irresponsible to conduct a survey that didn’t address these kinds of (privacy-related) questions.”

and the obvious question for Obama’s cheerleaders: NOW does he know about it?

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Today’s scarce news is mostly with a question mark. Not sooner have the papers yesterday announced BP has been put on a time table, today they announced installing a new cap (everything BP promises has a question mark)

all the BP ghetto is buzzing with the news

what I want to know is why are the feds the spokespeople for BP? Check this Mississipi headline: FEDS: PROJECT IF SUCCESSFUL COULD CONTAIN THE LEAK

Texas, as I fully expected, may be back in the club – another question mark here

Also, since this is Saturday, news dump day, 2 newspapers broke the blockade on oil-kill

LA Times ironically talks about “muted economic impact” – who “muted” it?

Also, from in or out Texas – agony over drilling companis leaving the Gulf because of the ban. You wanna bet they’ll get  a bigger subsidy and come back?

and WaPo also ventured into the forbidden topic

Don’t worry, it’s Saturday. People are at the beach – the ones that BP didn’t ruin that for them yet..

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