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Lady Gaga Has a Message for John McCain-Arizona and Other Haters

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Posted on Sep 20, 2010

Listen up, Senate monsters. Lady Gaga wants you to do something about the persecution of gays in the military.

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By diman, September 24, 2010 at 11:23 am Link to this comment

By Maani:

“I think you allowing your emotions to cloud your judgment.  Are you suggesting that the U.S. should not have a military at all?  If so, that is simply absurd”

FUCK LADY GAGA!!! Now this would be my emotions overclouding my judgment (don’t even know what it means, since I can’t make one without implying the other to some extent). And I didn’t suggest anything, a piece of advice to you, don’t put your words into the mouth of others, I stated that both of the wars are illegal endeavours of your corrupt government, I didn’t say your beloved country shouldn’t have a military.

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By RayLan, September 23, 2010 at 3:54 pm Link to this comment

More on the backward culture of the Great Land of Milk and Honey - bigotry , violence, war etc…
Now the gay population seeks equal opportunity - to participate in the heterosexual failed institution of marriage and de-humanizing authoritarian establishment of trained killing.

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By Jay, September 23, 2010 at 1:59 pm Link to this comment
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why on earth is Lady Gaga even mentioned on this site?

Lady Gaga is garbage.

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By Potent_Placebo, September 23, 2010 at 7:26 am Link to this comment
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When GLBTs are allowed to serve openly in the military
heterosexual females may be one of the unforeseen
benefactors.  When the general military populace is
subject to same/opposite sexual harassment the oft
downplayed sexual harassment cases of those females
will necessarily be seen in a different light.

To the ‘Old Guard’ military who can’t stand the idea of
gays serving openly, your signed retirement papers are
welcome.

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By robert puglia, September 22, 2010 at 7:06 pm Link to this comment
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the usa is not ready to live up to its creed. nice.

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By Blackspeare, September 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm Link to this comment

Unfortunately the USA is not ready for Gays to serve openly in the military and that’s why Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is the best policy that Gays have, but it ain’t easy.

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By NZDoug, September 22, 2010 at 4:42 pm Link to this comment

Im a Beleiber…..

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By robert puglia, September 22, 2010 at 3:25 pm Link to this comment
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guru brahmin; what’s with your put down? does one
wear meat, act out a mass poisoning intending the
audience should infer the higher meaning? i’m all
for gay soldiers, i could use one right now, but
don’t let’s dwell on details.
i acknowledge she makes a point, or reads one. karen
finley, chris burden and jeff koons have been known
to make a point, but jules massenet, shirley horn or
webb pierce they ain’t. you don’t know a thing about
me if you think i don’t know a thing about her. 
said ann blythe to joan crawford; at this point it’s
a matter of opinion.
piece

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By Maani, September 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm Link to this comment

RP and RC:

What’s with the putdowns of LG?  Do you actually know anything about her?  Do you know what her politics are?  Have you ever heard her speak?  These questions would seem rhetorical.

Like Marilyn Manson before her, LG is educated, intelligent, and socio-politically savvy beyond her years.  And just as many people did with MM, you are reacting to the surface (LG’s her professional persona) without knowing a thing about her.

As I noted above to diman: One does not win friends and influence people (or make allies) but judging them harshly, particularly when they are speaking to an issue you believe in - even if they are not addressing a larger, more important issue at that time.

Peace.

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By robert puglia, September 22, 2010 at 9:54 am Link to this comment
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ps; she’s talking about a government that will collapse
another in the name of forcing a phony democracy on
them while selectively denying full citizenship to it’s
own people. no good can come of it.

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By Robert Charron, September 22, 2010 at 6:28 am Link to this comment
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Well if we are led by Lady Gaga, that tells us a lot about what we have become as a people.

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By robert puglia, September 21, 2010 at 10:51 pm Link to this comment
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this shot of her- pensive, toned down to merely
ridiculous, looking languorously at her telephone-
is worth a thousand text messages.
she is another version of palin or beck, another
clown, ever more confident than able, mugging for a
camera, crowding a few seconds worth of coherence
into her fifteen minutes of flame, utterly without
merit.
and then the whining guru with his satchel.
if anything, diman, you understate your case. your
outrage is justified. would that more than two or
three people agreed with you. like the man said;
fool’s names and fool’s faces.

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By Maani, September 21, 2010 at 8:05 pm Link to this comment

Diman:

I think you allowing your emotions to cloud your judgment.  Are you suggesting that the U.S. should not have a military at all?  If so, that is simply absurd.

If not, as long as we HAVE a military, DA/DT is wrong, and should be repealed.  Period.  It matters not whether it is a “standing” military (not actively engaged in war) or an active military (during legitimate uses of military force).

Peace.

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By diman, September 21, 2010 at 6:40 pm Link to this comment

C’mon Maani, you and I both know that gays and their rights has been nothing more but a trendy issue and I’m not in the slightest interested in what this meat-clad “fame monster” has to say, because nothing of it is relevant and it is very hard to take her seriously. And come on gay people, do you really want to serve your country by participating in illegal, imperial endeavours of the elites who do not care neither about your rights ( the bill against “don’t tell don’t ask” was buried today in the senate) nor your freedoms?

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By Maani, September 21, 2010 at 1:07 pm Link to this comment

diman:

To misquote Shakespeare, “Methinks thou dost protest too much.”

The two things are not mutually exclusive.  She may well be against war in general as well.  But the rally was about repealing DA/DT, and that was what she addressed.  And she did it rather well, in my opinion.  (In fact, you might want to find the entire 16-minute speech, rather than just the 7.5 minutes offered here.)

One does not win friends and influence people (or make allies) but judging them harshly when they are speaking to an issue you believe in - even if they are not addressing a larger, more important issue.

Peace.

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By redspades, September 21, 2010 at 11:28 am Link to this comment

@ diman, well said.


these middle-east invasions need to be stopped

c’mon Truthdig.. are you serious

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By diman, September 21, 2010 at 5:57 am Link to this comment

Persecution of gays in the military? Are you kidding me? What about people murdered in Iraq since 2003 and people in Afghanistan who apparently sometimes serve as a target practice for your bored murderers in the uniform, who is going to represent them? You dressed in a meat dress? Though when you think of it, since you are self-proclaimed voice of your generation the meat dress is a great metaphor for flesh of thousands Iraqis and Afghanis children your country murdered with the silent approval of your worthless, semi-conscious generation.

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By freikish, September 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm Link to this comment

The armed forces takes unfair advantage of the poor and the unempowered by offering a reasonable way to earn a steady living without requiring up-front money commitments, but replacing those with risk.  The risks, most of which are NOT clear when you’re recruited, include far more risks for those who are homosexual.  I dislike the armed forces, and I got out of my poor background through intelligence & determination.  I have many relatives who lacked enough of one or the other who wound up in the military.  Until our society as a whole provides people in poverty a better alternative, to deny this option to those who are same-sex oriented is absurd.  Worse is that it’s never really been Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.  It’s always been a Don’t Let Anyone Who Might Have A Grudge Know.  Which means Don’t Ask, Don’t Practice.

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By robertaustin, September 20, 2010 at 12:28 pm Link to this comment

Another way to resolve this injustice is to ban all people of all genders, races, creeds, and sexual orientations from serving in the US or any military. Our military serves the imperialistic aims of our leaders, and the world would be better off if no one served.

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