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As the story spreads, Jack Tapper weighs in on it

‘What Would You Do If a Gay or Lesbian Were In Your Shower?’ and Other Pentagon Survey Questions

Some new points are made as raised my the advocacy group Servicemembers United

Despite the explanatory statement at the beginning of one section of the survey that “gay or lesbian” and homosexual” are used interchangeably, the group asserts that “it is a well established fact that the use of the term ‘homosexual’ induces bias in survey research. Use of this clinical term is also considered offensive to gays and lesbians.”

Also

though the White House has repeatedly declared that DADT will be repealed — and the only question is when that will happen — the survey repeatedly phrases its questions in terms of “if” the repeal happens.

It almost suggests to the biggots that it’s up to them to derail this.

Also, what makes this a push poll is that

In questions about how the belief that a coworker was gay or lesbian impacted the unit’s morale, the “question and its accompanying answer choices assume and suggest a negative impact on
morale. No options are given to express a belief in a positive impact on morale.”

Other examples of offensive questions are given.

In B0botland, someone proposed a truce

I’ll make a deal with all the Obama defenders on the DADT survey

He is the Commander in Chief. Whatever happens in the military, or because of the military is his responsibility. He must renounce this survey for the bigoted hatchet job on gay people that it is.

If by Close of Business on Monday, July 12th, he has not renounced this bullshit survey, then don’t come to me and tell me he’s just “playing chess” or “dancing nuance” or whatever excuse you’ve come up with this week.

All kind of responses including “can’t the man spend a weekend with his family”?

but the one that takes the cake is – seems to have been deleted since – but I saved it earlier

112. You have ego the size of the deficit

giving deadlines? did you send the memo to David Axelrod?LOL LOL LOL!!!!!! LOL!!!!!! LOLO!!!!!!!

wow, some of you really live in your own fantasy world. keep setting up and moving the goal posts. He’s gotta say this and do this and mention this and if he doesn’t OMG!!!!!! i’m finished.

GET OVER YOURSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ironically, the handle of the poster is IOKYAL which is probably “It’s OK if you are a Liberal” a twist of the old IOKYAR

I suppose the moderators thought gloating was premature.

After hopeful “better cap, containment” from BP  for days, here’s the reality: OIL FLOWS FREELY

even if WaPo headlunes it in a deceptively positive way

BP BEGINS MANEUVER TO CAPTURE MORE OIL

and more than one paper has a FINGERS CROSSED headline on it

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while Miami Herald tries to contain the whole story in the headline: RISKY MOVE COULD CONTAIN SPILL THIS WEEK

Why woild anyone risk anything on BP? And why call it spill?

Seems Texas is part of the oil-kill news ghetto after all

In other news, war rages on

our Social security eludes us like the horizon line (both parties agree – hooray – nipartisanship!) POSSIBLE CHANGES TO SOCIAL SECURITY GAIN SUPPORT FROM BOTH PARTIES

Interesting change of headline for the original article

Retire at age 70? Young people may have to under plan

and teens don’t find summer jobs

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