Anyway, no such grandiose reason this time - I just haven't had anything to say. I actually have a few posts I started - but decided against posting. Maybe some time in the future I'll share those thoughts.
I have to confess, I didn't really watch much of the State of the Union address last night. I started to watch it; but, I got bored and decided to read the synopsis in the morning newspaper. So, instead, I watched American Idol which was recorded on our DVR. They showed the Dallas auditions last night - which actually took place in Arlington (the home of the new Cowboys stadium).
here; but, what I did find interesting was their response to how President Obama addressed DADT (which was not mentioned in our local newspaper - go figure)
President Obama in his address Wednesday night specifically advocated for a repeal of the discriminatory 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, which he has reiterated on several occasions both as a candidate and as the President. In an alarming contradiction to his stated public policy position, President Obama has instructed his Justice Department, to fight the only lawsuit in modern times challenging 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' of which Log Cabin Republicans is the sole plantiff.I know a lot of my blogging friends voted for Barak Obama and continue to support him after his first year in office; but, I just don't think he is the friend of the gay community that everyone hoped he would be. Not suggesting that John McCain would have been better - but, at least, we would have known where we stood. President Obama seems content to just keep kicking the can down the street on GLBT issues rather than doing anything of substance.
“Again, President Obama calls on Congress to do one thing, yet he instructs his Administration and his Justice Department to take the opposite action. Which way is it, President Obama?"
All of this talk of DADT has caused me to reflect on how much I've changed over the last 20 years or so. When the DADT policy was first introduced in 1993 by then President Bill Clinton, I sincerely believed it to be a sign of the end of times. I could not fathom why anyone would want homosexuals to serve in the military. I really was quite homophobic - but, I think I was trying to convince myself more than anyone else that I wasn't gay.
So, I've been on this road to discovery for quite some time. Along the way I had to first shed my homophobia before I could begin the process of accepting myself as gay. I had to learn to accept other homosexuals before I could accept myself as a homosexual.
And so my journey continues - I wonder where it will take me?