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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Morning Newsdome: Stand-alone "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" bill could hit House floor today

Dan Choi
>> A stand-alone repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" could be brought to the House floor as early as today in a last-ditch attempt before the end of the lame-duck Congress. Meanwhile, former Army infantry officer Dan Choi, an outspoken "DADT" critic, has been hospitalized due to stress. Do it for Dan! (the New York Times, Towleroad)

>> A 56-year-old man who had already served five years in prison held a Florida school board meeting hostage yesterday before painting an encircled 'V' on the wall (a reference to V for Vendetta) and taking his own life. The board members are reported as safe. On his Facebook page, he wrote: "I was just born poor in a country where the Wealthy manipulate, use, abuse, and economically enslave 95% of the population." Leave that crappy Natalie Portman movie out of this. (CNN)

>> The U.S. Air Force has blocked 25 websites to its personnel, including the New York Times, that published the WikiLeaks cables. Of course the Times contains other important, non-WikiLeaks information and those cables have been posted on hundreds of other blogs now, but do whatever is necessary to fight for freedom. (Talking Points Memo)

>> It seems like just yesterday that the American people elected a huge wave of Republicans to fix the country's problems, but our fickle countrymen are already changing their tune. A new Washington Post-ABC poll found that 43 percent said Obama would do a better job "handling the nation's problems" over 38 percent for Republicans. Pick a side and stay there! (Politico)

>> And finally: Facebook's top trend in status updates this year among 500 million people was "HMU," or "hit me up." I've never used "HMU" or seen anyone use "HMU," but it will now be quite useful when I need to quickly say "hold my Uzi." (Facebook)

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