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A sad sad day for The Peter

Timothy Kincaid

January 15th, 2013

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I think this one needs some imaginary context. So picture, if you will, a huge cruise ship pulling away from dock right on schedule. And if I can so direct you mind, place a passenger on the dock stamping his feet, furious that everyone dared, dared, to sail away and leave him behind.

Got it? Okay, now here’s Peter LaBarbera on the court settlement ensuring that (some) gay soldiers get the same discharge pay as heterosexual soldiers. (OneNewsNow)

“When the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal was first proposed, we didn’t hear anything about giving money to past soldiers who were let go under the policy of excluding homosexuals based on their homosexual behavior,” he tells OneNewsNow.

“Now we’re paying for discharged homosexuals as if we did something wrong. We did not do something wrong.”

Ah that’s a good piña colada. But wait, there on the dock, is that a little man screaming and waving his arms and throwing a fit? No, no, I’m sure you’re right. I’m sure it’s nothing.

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Hunter
January 15th, 2013 | LINK

Well, as might be expected from LaBarbera, he’s not got the story exactly right: the soldiers in question had their severance pay cut in half after receiving honorable discharges, not as a matter of law, but as a matter of departmental decree, which the courts found unjustifiable.

Oh, and Peter — you did do something wrong. You’ve built your whole career on doing something wrong. (And based on your results to date, you’re not even very good at it.)

james
January 15th, 2013 | LINK

Peter! Peter! If you’re not careful jumping around on the dock like that, you’re gonna . . . oh dear . . . you fell in the water. You really look silly now!

Richard Rush
January 15th, 2013 | LINK

Some day, books will be written about all the characters, such as Li’l Peter, who remained entrenched and unrepentant to the end in their devotion to making the lives of gay people as miserable as possible, and thus were left standing on the dock. I suggest that those books be collectively dubbed
The Left Behind Series.

Nathaniel
January 16th, 2013 | LINK

Did you say the boat was ‘on schedule’? Because it seems to me the boat left late and he still missed it. And he’s still blaming everybody else for his missing it.

Eric in Oakland
January 18th, 2013 | LINK

“… we didn’t hear anything about giving money to past soldiers who were let go under the policy of excluding homosexuals based on their homosexual behavior,”

Neither did we hear when DADT was implemented about discharging homosexual soldiers who did not “tell” . The whole concept of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was a farce considering they minimized the “don’t ask” part, completely dropped the original “don’t pursue, and did not limit discharges to those who who “told”.

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