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Well, The Sequester Happened ... So When Is the Apocalypse Scheduled?

President Barack Obama talks with Congressional leaders prior to the Rosa Parks statue unveiling ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)The DNC has flooded my (and possibly your) inbox with sequestration facts since Friday afternoon. And if you're like most people you're either looking up from your meal of Top Ramen inside your cardboard box going "huh" or you've been dreading this day ever since you learned you would be directly affected by the $85 billion harsh cuts coming from this bullshit poison pill, crafted by Congress years ago, only to finally come to roost last Friday.

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell Is Dead

All that's left to do now is for President Obama to sign off on the bill repealing the law after it passed both houses of Congress over the weekend. It was a huge win for equal rights in this country, as soon the men and women of the military won't have to worry about being kicked out of the Armed Forces for simply being who they are. Sen. John McCain did his best "You shall not pass" Gandalf impression, but Gandalf was a good wizard who helped destroy evil. McCain is just a bitter old man who went back on his promise to support the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" after military leaders came out in support of the repeal. But I just think he's still angry because of 2008. If you ask Dana Milbank, all of McCain's "maverick" stuff was really about revenge against those who had the gall to beat him. Which, you know? Just makes him sound incredibly petty and politically expedient. But for those who choose to fight and die for our protection can continue to fight on without facing the same fate as the more than 13,000 troops who were discharged under the policy. (Washington Post)


Honoring Our Veterans

Remember those who served today. To learn more how to support our vets and wounded service men and women after they return home, check out this video here. (YouTube)