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July 1st, 2005


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11:06 am - If the draft starts, I'm gonna marry me a man!
fred_smith pointed out to me today that there's a simple way to get out of any military draft that may occur.

Be gay.

He's totally right. I mean, all you have to do is *say* you're gay. You don't even have to be. And if they want proof, there are all sorts of states where you can go through a ceremony that isn't legal or binding to "prove" your commitment to a gay lifestyle.

I don't think there'll be a draft, but just imagine if there was, and all of a sudden, 2/3 of the 18-26 year old males in the country declared themselves gay and got marriages in states that had made it illegal to prove that they were?

I suppose they'd have to say that gays could serve in the military, or else try and scare people off by legalizing and completely legitimizing gay marriage. . .

And wouldn't that just be horrid?

Being gay is cheaper than moving to Canada.
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From:unnamed525
Date:July 1st, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC)
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I've heard that they want proof via names, dates, what you did, all that sorts of fun stuff.
Honestly, being gay shouldn't matter ... bunch of bigots.
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 1st, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC)
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First, love the icon, if only it were a sacred chao.

Second, yeah, buch of bigots is right. But even if they require the info, I imagine you can come up with enough info.

And what about someone who just got out of a heterosexual relationship and realized he was gay? No dates there, but it's obvious to the person. . .
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From:romandruid
Date:July 1st, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)
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Adds new meaning to "make love, not war," doesn't it?
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 1st, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
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I do think so, yes. I imagine druidkirk would be more than happy to vouch for me. . .
From:gypsy_dreams
Date:July 1st, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC)
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Does that mean gay people aren't allowed to be in the military??
That's crazy!!

Silly Americans...

xoxo
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From:unnamed525
Date:July 1st, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC)
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Neither can people who are certified "insane".
But, hey, if you're a non-certified sociopath, go join the Marines.
Or work for a corporation.
From:tanrinia
Date:July 1st, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC)
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i would be oh so willing to testify to the gayness of anyone who needed me to.

just for future reference :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 1st, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. I'll have to keep that reference around until I outgrow the Draft.
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From:daemonnoire
Date:July 1st, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
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Being gay is cheaper than moving to Canada.

Damnit, there goes my tea....

I've got plenty of medical documentation that says I'm physically incapable of joining the military. And if they tried to get me in anyways, I fully intend to publically demonstrate that I'm crazy. Gay is my fallback plan.
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 1st, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
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Glad I could help. I'll buy you a cup sometime to replace it :)
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From:garan_du
Date:July 1st, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
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Actually, as I've said to friends recently, if they call up the draft it will be very interesting to see just how many children of right-wing Republican lawmakers and supporters "suddenly" come out of the closet.
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 1st, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
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It's interesting how many right wingers who want us in this war have never served. DeLay is a good example. So was/is Gingrich.
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From:garan_du
Date:July 1st, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
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Being gay is cheaper than moving to Canada.

Unless, that is, you aren't playing a ruse and truly love the same-sex partner you're with and want to settle down in a society where that commitment is recognized and valued. That would not be the United States.
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 1st, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
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That's very true. And I think it's ridiculous. There's no reason for it.

Of course, if you were to move to Canada and have a wedding, it would be much more expensive. Weddings always are.

Wish it was recognized and valued here.
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From:smithing_chick
Date:July 1st, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)
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Well, I seem to recall a very fine story about an experience that you wrote at one point last summer that could be entered into evidence. :)

And yeah, it would be cheaper than moving to Canada. :D
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 1st, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
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From:uberrod
Date:July 2nd, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
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Aren't you too old to be drafted?
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From:smithing_chick
Date:July 2nd, 2005 03:07 am (UTC)
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Not yet. Our darling Mike is a young un'.
(Hence my being so in favor of younger men) :D
From:shizukagozen
Date:July 2nd, 2005 05:10 am (UTC)
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When the army came calling after I got out of high school, all my friends and I (even the boys) all said we didn't want to join (we were crazy hippies, but not the dirty and smelly kind). They'd ask us why and we'd tell them we were gay. They would reply: "I can see why you wouldn't want to."

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