The Defense Department Authorization bill just passed by the Senate by a 93 to 7 vote included a repeal of existing prohibitions for both Sodomy and Bestiality and Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham did not know these provisions were in the bill. So, it will now be legal for a member of the military to engage in Sodomy or Bestiality, I guess it is possible to do both simultaneously. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb, (McCain and Graham) both claimed they did not know this provision was in the 926 page bill. DUH! This is bad enough but what if the bill had the closing down of the US Marine Corps in it! They may have missed that little gem as well…
I guess it is too much for us to ask our Congressmen and Women to actually read the bills they vote on.
McCain and Graham are either (take your pick)
- Not fit for the Job–Too busy to actually read the bills they vote on.
These guys pull in around $180,000 a year plus all kinds of perks and pretty much unlimited staff budgets. They only actually work around 1,040 hours a year, when you exclude fund-raising, lobbying junkets, state dinners, etc.. So this amounts to about $170 per hour not including perks. Not a bad gig if you can get it. On top of this, they do not even have to know what they are voting on!
What if Bill Gates, or Herman Cain, signed off on a personal policy change that allowed discrimination against gays at Microsoft (or the NRA), because that change was embedded in a management memorandum that covered several hundred pages and pertained to all of the operations at Microsoft (or the NRA), but poor old Bill (or Herman) just did not read it or see it in the document. I am sure the government, the media, and the progressives would give Bill (or Herman)a pass! Yea Right!
Some may try to excuse McCain or Graham or the rest of the Senators who voted for the bill. But the truth is that the repealing section is called out as “REPEAL OF SODOMY ARTICLE” on page 174. Kind of hard to miss… The word Sodomy mught get your attention enough to actually read on to make sure you agreed with the new language for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”.
(d) REPEAL OF SODOMY ARTICLE.–Section 926 of such title (Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice UCMJ) is repealed.
The text in Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice reads:
(a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration , however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense.
(b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
I guess now the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” is extended to animals. Maybe someone should warn the sheep and goats in countries where we have troops deployed!
It may be interesting to see how this plays out when sodomy is between a man and a woman. There are articles in the UCMJ that prohibit sex between member of the armed forces, kind of. I guess sodomy may not be excluded from a sex act according to the UCMJ?
PS: Sarah Palin: I wish you would not have endorsed McCain in his last run for the Senate. We are targeting Lindsey Graham in 2014. OOPS, I used the “T” word!