Gays graduate the Air Force Academy

Friends,

The Air Force is supposed to have graduated 4 openly gay cadets. Although the way it was worded, the article seemed to indicate that there were 4 our of 4600 students, not just the graduating class.

But, it shows that there were gay cadets even before DADT was repealed.

Ironic.

Wayne

Openly gay cadets graduate Air Force Academy.

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8 Responses to Gays graduate the Air Force Academy

  1. joesix says:

    I grow more convinced each day that you don’t understand the word “ironic.” What is ironic about gays following the “Don’t Tell” part of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”?

    • Wayne says:

      It is ironic that we are having this discussion.

      DADT worked.

      • joesix says:

        Your point being that DADT was meant to allow a fraction of a percent of willing and able gays to join the military and be content with this blatantly bigoted policy?

        For future reference:
        irony — (noun, plural i·ro·nies)
        1
        a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other’s false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning —called also Socratic irony
        2
        a : the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning
        b : a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony
        c : an ironic expression or utterance
        3
        a (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity
        b : incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play —called also dramatic irony, tragic irony

      • Wayne says:

        Socratic irony fits rather well.

        Especially since you redefine everything to be bigoted.

      • joesix says:

        bigoted —
        1
        utterly intolerant of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own.

        I feel comfortable stating that any policy that forced out a specific group of people — with no “ifs,” “ands,” or “buts” — who willingly put their lives on the line for you and me is a blatantly bigoted policy.

      • Wayne says:

        That is crazy.

        I discuss this with you. Therefore, by YOUR definition, I CANNOT be a bigot ….

        If I was utterly intolerant of you, you would have not gotten a word out of me in weeks.

        😉

        Furthermore, you are dismissive of my Theology, when I put my life on the line so you could.

        No ‘ifs,’ ‘ands,’ or ‘buts’ about that.

        You are welcome.

        Wayne

      • joesix says:

        I never said you were a bigot, I said “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” was a bigoted policy. I apologize for any confusion and thank you again for being open enough to discuss these issues with me.

        And while I may be dismissive of your theology and believe that all organized religions are time wasting propaganda, I would never try to force you to stop. I would never advocate banning religious zealots from the military or prohibiting them from getting married.

      • Wayne says:

        You are better than many I have met. Which is a good thing.

        😉

        Wayne

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