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First Lt. Dan Choi Needs A Kissing Booth!

Updated on May 20, 2009


If you haven’t been to the homepage of my website recently you’ve missed out on an important link to sign a petition to President Obama asking for the reinstatement of First Lt. Dan Choi who was recently booted from the military under the continuation of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. From the reports I’ve read, apparently Lt. Choi appeared on the Rachel Maddow show a few months back to discuss gays in the military which eventually led to him being thrown out of the military. To watch the antics of the anti-gay rally in New York last weekend and a video of Lt. Choi kissing his boyfriend in front of that rally thank the gang at for putting it all in one place for us. After seeing this I’m thinking to help him out, First Lt. Dan Choi needs a kissing booth! – Don’t Get Me Started!

As the clever bloggers talk about “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” becoming “Do Kiss And Do Tell” with videos and photos of Choi’s lip lock on their sites, it made me realize that we’re all still pretty trapped in our clichés when we want to make an impact or try to get someone to whatever it is we’ve written. But it also got me thinking that while I’m not one for PDA (Public Displays of Affection) for straights or gays, I started thinking that maybe some Gay PDA is exactly what’s needed in this case. Instead of yelling back at the people who march around with signs (such as the “God Hates Fags” Phelps organization) perhaps we need to start showing we disagree with them in a different way. Instead of signs (which can be less than professional looking or try to be too cute in their messaging) why don’t we just plant ourselves in front of these protests and then plant some big ones on our loved ones? Let’s face it, it would drive the gay haters into a complete frenzy and we could just watch them self-combust at the sight of it all. Plus to help raise some money I think we could have a kissing booth with famous gays or even just good looking ones (wait, I know you’re saying to yourself, “Aren’t all gays good looking?” Yes, they are!). This would be for gays as well as anyone who has ever wanted to kiss someone of the same sex but just didn’t know where to find someone who was willing. (Well as you’ll find out with most in this economy, anyone is willing to do almost anything and in most cases it won’t cost you more than ten dollars.) Kissing for a cause may be the way to create the “anti-protest” bringing back the idea of making love not war. Of course there would need to be rules applied, such as a quick look for canker sores, free mouthwash and you could get a company like Chapstick to give away a free tube with every kiss or something to help people to feel like they’re not only getting a kiss they’re getting some product sorta kinda free. (Although we probably need to go after something either a little more high end when it comes to the lip stuff or go to the Bazooka gum of the lip balm world and ask Bonne Bell to do a limited edition of their once highly popular Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers)

Do I think this would be the perfect time for President Obama to do away with Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and reinstate First Lt. Choi, you bet but I have a feeling that it won’t happen. As I’ve said previously, do we as a nation force President Obama’s hand to get rid of that now or do we trust that he has the situation under control and will do it when the timing is right? For once I don’t have an answer to that question. For once I don’t want to get all red faced and scream at the top of my lungs. For once I want to believe in our political leaders (but if they don’t do what I want soon rest assured I’ll be dusting off my digital soap box to stand and scream upon). But I’m also thinking First Lt. Dan Choi needs a kissing booth! – Don’t Get Me Started!

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      Christopher  7 years ago

      Yeah, Dan could rake in some major cash with a kissing booth! He is a beautiful guy, inside and out, and I am so proud that he's a member of my extended family. He was gracious enough to attend last year's Gay Pride in San Francisco, and we were all delighted to see him. Keep up the good fight, Dan, we love you!

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      fireball34 8 years ago

      where can I sign up for the booth?