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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I don't know any Americans who admire Putin, just Americans who wished Obama had a pair and wasn't the second most powerful man in the world but the most powerful man in the world.

    Barack Obama is incompetent. His foreign policies have been a complete failure. He plays checkers while the rest of the worlds leaders play chess.

    If you naysayers still want to defend a narcissist failure and want America to become second rate like the Obama administration, why not do the majority of Americans a favor and vacate the premises. You people had your chance and blew it big time. How long and how much will it cost to repair the damages this community activest has caused ?

    A community activist ?
    I'm not a supporter of the President, nor am I defending him. I wish we had another man in the oval office right now. That being said it doesn't mean that literally everything he does is worthy of censure as some to believe. Linking to a pro-Putin article is as scummy as Putin himself is.

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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Is that what I said? No, it's not. The point I was making is this is no more discrimination than it's discrimination for the other 7 delegates to not be openly gay.
    But, the OP claims that the gay delegates were picked for their sexuality and not their merits.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    CIA/KGB and George H. W. Bush was a CIA thug.

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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    CIA/KGB and George H. W. Bush was a CIA thug.
    The last words of Leonid Brezhnev?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    The delegation is not the pool of competitors. The pool of competitors is based on who meets the athletic standards for participation in their sports. The delegation serves as "ambassadors" of the U.S. It can include former athletes, Olympians, and others including political officials, business leaders, etc.
    Yeah...I know the difference.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    No, Snowden is just willing to allow secret US documents fall into the hands of enemy nations.
    No, Snowden just exposed the government for spying on the world - you and I to boot.

    Manning was the one who leaked files - you know - "Chelsea Manning" - that was Wikileaks..

    I have no ill will against Snowden or Manning...

    This is supposed to be a free country, all those cats did was have evidence that proves it's anything but.
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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    No, Snowden is just willing to allow secret US documents fall into the hands of enemy nations.
    No he isn't. And both he and Glen Grenwald made clear from the beginning that nothing would be made public that would jeopardize national security. Some 200,000 documents have been made available (1.7 million are in their possession) and so far they have been true to that assurance. The disclosures so far are however damaging to the NSA's image because they have been caught!! I'll say once again that there have been law professors, constitutional lawyers, watchdog groups such as ACLU and EFF to name just a couple, politicians on both sides of the isle, even within the intelligence committees, a SCOTUS judge, a couple of ex-presidents and now most recently a federal judge, all of which see the NSA as a threat to our republic and in need of reform. Why you stand on the other side of the fence on this is truly bizarre.

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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    It's a nice thought and will get Obama brownie points with the gay community...but if he thinks it will matter much to Putin, I think he is naive.

    But, it seems a political move with little downside.

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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, the OP claims that the gay delegates were picked for their sexuality and not their merits.
    It's a diplomatic delegation for the Olympic press, part of the merits are the message the delegates send. It would be like prioritizing a black athlete for a delegation to Apartheid South Africa. The purpose is served by the message.

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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    It's a diplomatic delegation for the Olympic press, part of the merits are the message the delegates send. It would be like prioritizing a black athlete for a delegation to Apartheid South Africa. The purpose is served by the message.
    So, the objective is to politicize the Olympics?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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