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

    Leave it to the right-ists to hate everything Obama..
    When did your ODS begin, probably before the 2008 election..
    If Pukin is so great, move there, unless you're a reporter--they turn up missing .
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    No, I cannot. When the organization they represent is flawed, unfortunately their performances are all tainted by those flaws. I generally enjoy the Olympics, but this time around it's just not going to happen.
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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Oh my god. This fascist authoritarian chic on the right has to stop. If you admire Putin you are not a conservative, you are an authoritarian ideologue.
    I don't think one's political ideology is based on who you admire. It's possible to think a world leader is pretty kewl without plotting the overthrow of the US.

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

    Just as long as they were picked solely based on merit and not based on their homosexuality I'm fine with it.
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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    I don't think one's political ideology is based on who you admire. It's possible to think a world leader is pretty kewl without plotting the overthrow of the US.

    I ♥ Putin
    Then you love an authoritarian strongman. Never speak of liberty or democracy in the same breath as your own views. They do not align. You are a traitor to those journalists, activists, and citizens who have been murdered, beaten, and imprisoned in their struggle for a freer Russia. It is shameful.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Yes, because if there's one thing America has had too much of it's heterosexuals being discriminated against in favor of homosexuals. Just ignore the fact all the other delegates (7 of them) are not openly homosexual.
    Don't you know? Any time a gay person, or a black person, or a woman, or an atheist, Jew, or Muslim achieves something, it must have been some kind of political move. They couldn't possibly be more qualified than a heterosexual, white, male, Protestant. That would be silly. Everyone knows that heterosexual, white, male, Protestants are the best people in the world. The only way that they don't automatically assume their natural dominance over everything is discrimination.

    To the OP, I find this to be a great move. The world is getting smaller and more interconnected, and no country, not even a powerful one, should be permitted to abuse its citizens with impunity. International forces must be brought to bear against oppression.
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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Just as long as they were picked solely based on merit and not based on their homosexuality I'm fine with it.
    If that was the case, then it wouldn't have been broadcast as "defying Putin". I think the two named in the OP are perfectly competent. I just wonder how King and Boitano feel about being held up as pawns in a geopolitical game of gotcha.
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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Don't you know? Any time a gay person, or a black person, or a woman, or an atheist, Jew, or Muslim achieves something, it must have been some kind of political move. They couldn't possibly be more qualified than a heterosexual, white, male, Protestant. That would be silly. Everyone knows that heterosexual, white, male, Protestants are the best people in the world. The only way that they don't automatically assume their natural dominance over everything is discrimination.

    To the OP, I find this to be a great move. The world is getting smaller and more interconnected, and no country, not even a powerful one, should be permitted to abuse its citizens with impunity. International forces must be brought to bear against oppression.
    To your first point, why are such people always referred to as "a gay person, or a black person, or a woman, or an atheist, Jew, or Muslim" when they achieve something if not to point out they are "a gay person, or a black person, or a woman, or an atheist, Jew, or Muslim"? Perhaps when people stop advertising themselves as "a gay person, or a black person, or a woman, or an atheist, Jew, or Muslim", other people will stop commenting on the fact that they are "a gay person, or a black person, or a woman, or an atheist, Jew, or Muslim".
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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Meh, who cares, it's not the real Olympics anyway, it's just the Winter games.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Meh, who cares, it's not the real Olympics anyway, it's just the Winter games.
    Just because Canada won more gold medals than the US in the last Winter Olympics, is no reason for you to pout.
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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Don't you know? Any time a gay person, or a black person, or a woman, or an atheist, Jew, or Muslim achieves something, it must have been some kind of political move. They couldn't possibly be more qualified than a heterosexual, white, male, Protestant. That would be silly. Everyone knows that heterosexual, white, male, Protestants are the best people in the world. The only way that they don't automatically assume their natural dominance over everything is discrimination.

    To the OP, I find this to be a great move. The world is getting smaller and more interconnected, and no country, not even a powerful one, should be permitted to abuse its citizens with impunity. International forces must be brought to bear against oppression.
    Sounds like your beef then is with the HuPo...the paper that decided to make the fact that they are openly gay and being selected 'mean' something. Oh...and the AP, Reuters, Yahoo...MSN...

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