We spotted Queerty crush and ousted National Guard First Lt. Dan Choi rushing — in full uniform — from the march down Constitution Avenue to the lawn of the Capitol Building. He went unnoticed in the sea of attendees, which struck as us a little bizarre, because isn’t he one of the most public heroes coming out of the last 12 months of gay rights dialogue? Then again, nearby Dan was also a very attractive, and shirtless, twentysomething fella walking in the same direction, so marchers’ attention may have been diverted. But Dan made it to the Capitol. We know this because he took the stage during the rally, wearing duct tape.
If the young gays ever tire of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, then Choi is a perfectly adept fill-in.
Actually, that’s a disservice to him: Choi is a model gay rights hero, particularly for young people. He’s personally experienced what happens when the government endorses discrimination. He’s a formidable orator. He communicates not in grandiose statements of gay theory or civil liberties largess (though he can), but in simple black-and-white matters of right and wrong. And he’s kicking ass and taking names.
These rightwing-nutbag subhuman scumbags who are basicaly pieces of shit with arms,legs, and an empty head stuck on them are willing to let our Soldiers die rather than allow Gays to serve in the Military…….Every Military Commander has been outspoken about the severe lack of US Soldiers who are fluent in Arabic languages. We might need those kinds of fellas to intercept messages from the enemy who are dead set on killing as many Soldiers as possible……….Arabic is the most one of the most diffcult languages to master, it takes years of dedication and incredible concentration to become fluent. However the rightwing-nutbags claim its more important that some poor hetro-Soldier boy not feel “intmidated” in the shower with a Gay, and therefore the ban on the Gays in the military is so very neccesary. Than have this guy intercepting messages that may very kill that “intimidated” Soldier boy….Disgusting Hyprocrites Scumbags…………………..
I’ll catch some flack for saying two things, but per usual, I don’t give a shit. Firstly, his mantra for a while has been
“love is worth it” and I can tell you right now, a lot of straights will just assume by “love” he means getting butt-fucked. Trust me on this one, they are sheltered to the point of having no clue except what part fits where. That said, as Tina Turner sang, what’s love got to do with it? Seriously.
What on earth does Dan’s love life have to do with getting drummed out of his Iraqi adventure. (I say adventure because it sure isn’t war and there was never any particular mission except for privatizing Iraq’s oil, which Saddam had nationalized.)
Do we assume all gay people are in love, were in love, are seeking love, want a long-term same-sex relationship? Does
someone who just wants a quickie not deserve full citizenship? count? Does someone who is celibate, either by choice or because he looks like ErnestBorgnine… should he not be
afforded full rights? It is not about love, kids. It is about
fairness and equality for a very unpopular minority group, and that group’s love life, far as I’m concerned, is nobody’s damn business. That’s the first thing I’ll say to get flack. Here’s the second: As much as Dan has butched up his act for this particular appearance, I doubt he can keep it up, for he is swish. And another thing… what on earth can he lay claim to as far as his service in Iraq? We never, for a minute, belonged there, except to do the bidding of Exxon, Shell, Halliburton, Bechtel, Northrup and others. Even I, with no insider information or political connections, knew Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction, and the whole thing was a scam. This is why the invasion and subsequent invasion is not a war by
any definition. It is a scam for war profiteers that has killed and displaced an untold number of innocent Iraqi and Afghan
civilians, the majority women and children, likely around
a million victims, but we’ll never really know…and not something I would particularly boast about or get puffed up
This is what a hero looks like. Disagree if you want. But I see a hero, not afraid and proud. To ProfessorVP: You are right, the Iraq War is terrible. But a soldier deserved pride in being a soldier. Do not disrespect someone who has devoted their life to serving us, even if their superiors are evil. The military needs more Lt. Choi’s
Michael @ LeonardMatlovich.com
Professor Cockroach: you’ve only demonstrated that your invertebrate species has learned to type.
Dan is a hero, period. I believed that even before we became friends, and I believe it even more. He’d already helped change History before placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and the grave of Leonard Matlovich on Saturday, and before speaking at the march rally.
It probably doesn’t matter to a slime ball like you, but others might appreciate knowing that as Dan is not yet officially discharged from the military he could face charges for wearing his uniform to the Matlovich/DADT Protest event and the march/rally.
ProfessorAsshat: I agree we never had any business going into Iraq. We had the support of almost the enitre global community when we went into Afghanistan to seek out and destroy Bin Laden. You are W diverted our military into Iraq at the behest of the oil companies (hey, while you’re in the neighborhood….)
If we had completed our Afghan mission and actually captured Bin Laden, God knows why we did not, we had him in our sights multiple times. We would have had the backing of the world and it would have sent a message: You fuck with the United States, slaughter 3,000 Americans and we will hunt you down and kill you no matter how far you dig your sorry ass into a rat hole. Unfortnately we are now in the mess we now face. We are considrered a paper tiger,unable to complete a mission. But you know what? None of that has anything to do with our soldiers. They enlist and swear to perform whatever duties are assigned to them. That is why you can hate every aspect about the war and its related damages. Yet you have no right to slander and disrespect our soldiers who are there. Dan felt the call of duty and worked his ass off to become fluent in one of the most difficult dialects to master. And yet the same asshats who put him in that quagmire decided that because he is Gay he is not fit to serve. As for him being “swishy” I would love to watch him go one on one with you. I can pretty much he would bitchslap the smugness out of your vile being………..
I defy anyone to engage me in an intelligent discussion of an issue without the following words or pop culture expressions:
Cool-Aid, tin foil, ass hat, shithead, slime ball, Mr. Meany Pants and so forth. Don’t be surprised, kids, that when you are on what is essentially a political site– and this is a political issue, pure and simple– and you can’t even construct a short paragraph without going all high school… that’s what YOU are… that I generally take my business to more adult sites, and have cut down my contributions substantially from years past. Even the rubes at Huffington Post write better
prose than the comments above.
Whoever proved our Afghan mission was capturing bin Laden? Y’know, the Bush family’s former business partner? In case you didn’t know, the only airplanes that were permitted to fly on Sept. 12 were the ones carrying members of the bin Laden family safely out of the United States. Yes, yes, I’m an asshat…
For everyone’s information, our mission is to construct a pipeline under Afghanistan, and to protect our business interests there. As long as the press keeps sprinkling stories about our horrific deaths there with words like “freedom” and
“democracy,” the naive public will buy it. Our illiegal and immoral invasion and occupation of Afghanistan has nothing to do with letting girls to school. Yes, I drank the Cool-Aid…
So it doesn’t matter what the fighting is all about, just as long as one does his duty? I remember when Reagan went to Bittburg, he said that the German Storm Troopers were as much victims as the Jews, and oh, was there flack over that remark.
“They were just following orders” excuse didn’t fly. It
didn’t fly at the Nuremburg trials, either. Yes, I am so
fat I sat on a cloud and it rained Skittles…
No, kids, what a war is about matters. And nobody should participate in immoral ones. Yes, I need decaf. (I am running out of infantile pop culture insults…)
You can turn a blind eye all you want, but the mere sight and especially the sound of Choi broadcasts that he is everything
the bigots say we are… too nelly to cut it. What exactly would a translator do in Iraq anyway that was so butch? What– find intelligence that Saddam had weapons? Oh, I forgot, he didn’t have any.
Please spare me… spare me if you can’t address me as an adult with some facts, some logic, and some grasp of English. Gosh, I’m an optimist.
hey professor buttmunch,
Your dubious history lesson only highlights your frail state of mind. Your anxiety is preventing you from actual optimism. Our world needs heros like Choi not more psycho/sociopaths like bush, bin laden…and you?
Jesus, who is that MC?
It’s called sarcasm, kids. I am not an optimist, not around here. I knew that immediately there would be a reply that would be emotional, puerile, not stick to the issues at hand, and contain a pop culture epithet. Interesting- well, somewhat- that in this case it would be buttmunch, a common gay sex act, in this case used by one gay against another. If you didn’t know, the latest Pew Research poll shows 49% of Americans believe gay sex is “immoral.” So, I take it anyone who uses
that slur must be part of that 49%.
Listen, if you don’t grow up, get a good grounding in history and politics, don’t be surprised when you get pissed on and/or sent off to phony wars. The real victims are the Iraqis and the Afghans, not crybabies and media hogs like Choi. (Your pop
culture insult here.)
Ja, mein leibe Profezzor dumbkupf…
What does butt-fucking, planes flying out of the us on Sept. 12th or building a pipeline under Afghanistan have to do with the topic?
Just another exercise in derailment and side-tracking. After all, Choi didn’t lead the invasion into Afghanistan.
So if you don’t like him, be man enough to just say so and spare us of all the extraneous bullcrap.
This isn’t the Nuremburg Court.
Have a grown-up help if needed:
1) Butt-fucking is likely what many straights are thinking of when Choi bleats about love. This is supposed to be an example of someone who is not a distraction in the military?
2) That Bush/Cheney were terribly concerned about the safety of the bin Laden family tells us something, plus the fact that he
couldn’t find a 6’4″ man frequently attached to a dialysis machine. In a rare moment of honesty, Bush admitted he didn’t care if bin Laden was caught or not. Again, have a grown-up explain.
3) If someone had just a speck of curiosity, it might be interesting to know what a war that costs hundreds of billions of dollars, a pile of dead Americans, and an even bigger pile of dead Afghans is really about. It is about a pipeline and other vested interests.
4) I like Choi, as an affable person and probable power bottom. I just don’t like what he does– he does nothing to promote equality in the military because he does nothing to dispell the ancient stereotypes straights have of gays. I feel what he does is counterproductive, egocentric and self-serving.
Merely starting out the the German “dumbkopf” right away had you fall into my trap… it is absolutely impossible to approach me straight-on with logic, no emotion, and no name-calling. Ain’t gonna happen because nobody’s trying and/or nobody’s able.
(Your pop culture insult here.)
Now zer gute profezzor ist now a Venus Fly Trap as vel?
Ach, du liebe Gott!
it is absolutely impossible to approach me straight-on with logic, no emotion, and no name-calling. Ain’t gonna happen because nobody’s trying and/or nobody’s able.
Perhaps it’s because you bring out the wurst in us? *misspelling deliberate*
Prof, a couple of things.
1. You clearly have never been in the military, or spent much time around military people. You have a caricartured image of straight military personnel as Capt. America and Sgt. Rock, when in fact they run the gamut. Choi isn’t Capt. America, but he’s in the mainstream as far as outward masculinity goes.
2. On the masculinity front, you really don’t have to be a butch icon to serve honorably and effectively in the military. But you wouldn’t know that, because I doubt you’ve ever been there.
3. Gay doesn’t mean pure of heart. Yeah, the Iraq war was and is a disaster, etc. The military is frequently, if not usually, used in service of imperialist aims. If you are going to argue that it’s okay to keep gays out of every flawed institution, then it’ll be a goddamned short list of occupations that will let us in under your standards.
So, “professor,” drop the cynical fag pose and get real, for once in your supercilious life.
Who said it’s okay to keep gays out of every flawed institution? It’s not okay. I never said that and I won’t say that. Old Timer, you did so well… very well indeed, until
“fag” at the very end. Notice I never have to do that sort
of thing? (Insert insult here.)
(Schlukitz, the Germanisms ceased to be cute long ago. Tried
a Hogan’s Heroes fan site?)
Notice I never have to do that sort
of thing? (Insert insult here.)
“Little Jack Horner sat in a corner eating his Christmas pie. He stuck in his thumb and pulled out a plumb and said ‘What a good boy am I!”
Old Timer, you did so well… very well indeed, until “fag” at the very end.
Takes one to know one, prof. If we were both black, you be my …
Since when does a plum, the fruit I mean, end in b? Anyway, you wrote in English for a change. Sort of. I’m done. Naturally, of all the issues encompassed here- the military’s bigotry, discrimination, war profiteering, publicity-seeking queens… it’s a full plate… naturally the issue has become me.
Why? Because it’s easy, no thinking involved. (Your
pejorative nickname for me here.)
Woe is me!
1) I fell into the name trap the Prof set for me.
2) The word police caught me in a misspelling.
Guess I should quit before I, 3) fall into a concealed earthen pit filled with sharp wooden polls pointed upward.
And at three o’clock in the morning, who feels like arguing with someone who is obsessed with butt-fucking, the Bin Laden Family, the cost of the war and power bottoms?
Besides, what one has to do with the other, is totally beyond me.
With good reason. You’ve been beaten. So get out, “professor.”
The link stopped working. Here’s another one:
The quote he mentioned was by Gibran Khalil Gibran, a famous Lebanese poet/writer. I actually visited his grave and museum in Bsharri, Lebanon.
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