Saturday, July 9, 2011

Big Peace Needs To Learn The Definition Of "Stacking..." and Some Math!

From the Army Times:
President Obama on Tuesday appointed an openly gay former Army officer to the U.S. Military Academy’s Board of Visitors.

Former Capt. Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton, a founding board member of OutServe, an association of actively serving gay military personnel, is also co-founder and executive director of Knights Out, an organization of gay West Point graduates. She graduated in 1980 with the first West Point class to include women.

After receiving her commission, Fulton served in the Army Signal Corps for five years in Germany. She commanded a military intelligence company and was honorably discharged.

Fulton is the first openly gay member of the academy’s board.
Here was Big Peace's headline written by one of their numerous anonymous authors:

The article points out that the U.S. Military Academy's Board of Visitors is comprised of nine members of Congress and six presidential appointees, totaling 15 total members.

In addition to Fulton, Big Peace was quick to point out that former congressman and Iraq war veteran Patrick Murphy, who was an outspoken advocate against "don't ask, don't tell" was also recently appointed to the board.

By my calculations, that would make two pro-gay board members out of fifteen, or roughly 13 percent.  Not only that, the president can only appoint six people to the board meaning that the most stacking the president is capable of is 40 percent.  Stacking would be if the president appointed a majority to push through an agenda, and it looks as though the actual 13 percent is a long way away from being classified as being "stacked."

Maybe Big Peace (and the rest of Breitbart's propaganda sites) should focus less on creating numerous anonymous profiles and more on the facts.

Oh yeah - how exactly is it stacking the board with "activists" when "don't ask don't tell" was repealed?  You would think appointing the board with opponents would be stacking some activists...

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