Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

LiveBlog: DADT Hearing, December 3, 2010

Filed By Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 03, 2010 8:45 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Don't Ask Don't Tell, Section 654, Senate Armed Services, Senate hearing

This morning, Jarrod Chlapowski of Servicemembers United is joining us for the liveblog.jarrodchlapowski.jpg

Jarrod's recovering from a slight cold, so wish him a speedy recovery!

To view the Senate hearing live webcast, click here to open a new window with the online hearing video.

Keep both of these windows open and size them so you can watch the video and see the Bilerico DADT Hearing Liveblog. You can make your own comments as well, and I encourage you to join the fun! More info about yesterday's hearings, and today's, after the jump.

Another post will go to the top of the blog at 11:00, but we'll continue here as long as the hearing goes. I have to duck out at 11:15 to teach a class, but will perhaps sign in and let my class see a bit of what's happening.

Best tweet of the day yesterday (from Liz Winstead): 9:25 am lizzwinstead: These assh*les have spent more time debating #DADT than they did going to war.

Most interesting factoid (from Gen. Mullen): "The RAND Corporation estimate is that the military population as a whole is about the same as the general population, somewhere in the 2 to 3% range, but gay men are lower in the military than the general population, and lesbians are higher in the military than the general population."

Today's witnesses:

General James E. Cartwright, USMC
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

General George W. Casey, Jr., USA
Chief of Staff of the Army

Admiral Gary Roughead, USN
Chief of Naval Operations

General James F. Amos, USMC
Commandant of the Marine Corps

General Norton A. Schwartz, USAF
Chief of Staff of the Air Force

Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG
U.S. Coast Guard

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