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Failing to see alleged abuses at U.S. detention facilities in context

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 9:49 pm - June 17, 2005.
Filed under: War On Terror

A few weeks ago, when frustrated by the cost to park in a certain lot, I made some nasty comment to the parking attendant as I paid the fee. Later, I regretted my language. I had been wrong to be so rude to that woman. It bothered me that I acted that way; over the past few years, I have made it a practice to be courteous to parking lot attendants, realizing how thankless their jobs must be.

If you didn’t like me, you might single out that one episode to say that Dan treats parking lot attendants badly. In so doing, you might accurately relate one story, but would not be telling the truth about the entire situation.

This is exactly how many Democrats — and many in the MSM — have treated the Administration’s treatment of suspected terrorists and other detainees at the detention facility at Guantanamo — as well as at other prisons. They focus only on the military’s wrongdoing without seeing it in complete context of the way the Administration has treated prisoners in the War on Terror.
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A quarter-million and then some!

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 7:59 pm - June 17, 2005.
Filed under: Blogging

Sometime yesterday, as numerous blogs picked up the good news of the GayPatriot’s return, we crossed the quarter-million mark, over 250,000 visitors. It’s so nice to have Bruce back where he belongs. This blog is still glowing, it’s still crowing and it’s going even stronger than ever. We’re staying where we’re at, gals and fellas. Thanks, readers!

Boy Scouts and Orangemen Don’t Mix

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 8:50 am - June 17, 2005.
Filed under: Conservative Discrimination

I was troubled this week to see this news item outlining a second instance of Syracuse University — my alma mater — discriminating against the Boy Scouts of America.

Boy Scouts banned from holding event at Syracuse University

Now, the argument by the University is that since Boy Scouts of America don’t allow gays in their organization, the University can refuse to provide them a place to meet and have award dinners. Really…

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Romper’s Random Thought for Friday

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 8:45 am - June 17, 2005.
Filed under: Dogs

“Look, I’m 119 years old in human years…. I can smoke a damn cigar if I want to!”
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(GP Ed. Note: Romper is blind…so don’t worry, it is only a chewy stick. We humor him.)

-Bruce (GayPatriot) – gaypatriot2004@aol.com

Thank You.

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 8:00 am - June 17, 2005.
Filed under: Blogging

I wanted to thank everyone who sent me such nice emails yesterday and who made very kind comments on my postings. It is great to be back and I’m very excited to have such kind readers and friends.

A special thanks to Dan (GayPatriotWest) for keeping this blog going in my absence. He’s a great guy, a smart guy and I’m proud to call him a friend.

Some of you have commented or emailed about setting up a “legal defense fund.” And some of you have already found the “PayPal” button on the GP blog. Thank you for your donations, and the sentiment behind such a fund. I was blown away by the outpouring of sentiment yesterday through these donations.

I appreciate the spirit of generosity, but I hope you understand that the legal battle is one that I have to do on my own. However, if you like this blog and want to see improvements and allow for advertising…. I would encourage you to donate for that purpose. I promise any money donated will only go back into the further development of the GayPatriot blog.

Donations accepted here.

-Bruce (GayPatriot) – gaypatriot2004@aol.com