Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Newsdome: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" officially over

Posted By on Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Lady Gaga speaking against DADT in Sept. 2010
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>> "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" officially ended last night at midnight after President Obama signed the repeal into law in December. Since Clinton signed the policy, more than 13,000 homosexuals have been expelled from serving in the military. Thank you Gaga. (Reuters, MTV)

>> Former Afghan president and key peacemaker Burhanuddin Rabbani was killed in a suicide bombing inside his Kabul home today. Rabbani fought against the Taliban during his presidency from 1992 to 1996 but ultimately fled the country when the Taliban took over. Recently, Western leaders have backed his unsuccessful work to bring insurgents into Afghan's political fold. I can't decide if this makes me believe that Afghanistan is not ready for the U.S. military withdrawal or that we need to get the hell off this sinking ship. (the Washington Post)

>> A 6.9-magnitude earthquake in the Himalayas killed 81 and displaced thousands in parts of India that remain cut-off from the rest of the country. (CBS News)

>> Protesters took to lower Manhattan this weekend to "Occupy Wall Street" to object to the financial institutions. But at least five people have been cited for violating an 1845 law banning two or more people wearing the same mask. See, back in 1845, farmers disguised themselves as Native Americans and attacked landlords after the price of wheat dipped. So proud of our history. (the Wall Street Journal)

>> And finally, Rick Perry has his hands in the Democratic cookie jar: The Republican presidential hopeful went after hispanic New Yorkers at a fundraiser yesterday (which Democrat Charlie Rangel crashed) and is holding a $2,500-a-head kosher fundraiser in New York today. If Jewish and hispanic New Yorkers are going for Perry, then the whole world's gone meshuganah . (Politico, Tablet)

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