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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Just because Canada won more gold medals than the US in the last Winter Olympics, is no reason for you to pout.
    I think Andrew Khan says it best:

    Winter Olympics vs Summer Olympics | The Sportswriting of Andrew Kahn

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    A shame that Obama couldn't find even one Winter Olympic lesbian to send. At least Boitano was a Gold Medal winning Winter Olympian.
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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    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.
    What about countries where gays are buried up to their necks and stoned to death? How about India where homosexuals were recently outlawed... again?

    The outrage against Russia just because they're holding the winter olympics just seems a little too opportunistic to be sincere.

    Why not shine light on other offending countries?

    Putin got your tongue?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    What about countries where gays are buried up to their necks and stoned to death? How about India where homosexuals were recently outlawed... again?

    The outrage against Russia just because they're holding the winter olympics just seems a little too opportunistic to be sincere.

    Why not shine light on other offending countries?

    Putin got your tongue?
    and now stepping up to accept her award for the most ridiculous logical fallacy -- Tu Quoque division, Is........
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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Discrimination is ok, sometimes?
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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.
    What "merit" determines who to send as an ambassador to an event? Was there some kind of essay contest?

    Do people actually think every Olympic deligation hasn't had individuals selected to it for a myriad of reasons....from the political messaging it may send, to whether the president likes the people, to whether they're relevant to the particular locatio nfor some reason, etc.

    I wouldn't have an issue with you saying based on merit if you didn't say "Solely". Yeah, don't send Jan Smith, random Lesbian from Albuquerque....but I don't have an issue with him going "Alright, we want an Olympian and homosexual".

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    What about countries where gays are buried up to their necks and stoned to death? How about India where homosexuals were recently outlawed... again?

    The outrage against Russia just because they're holding the winter olympics just seems a little too opportunistic to be sincere.

    Why not shine light on other offending countries?

    Putin got your tongue?
    I'm astonished at the fallacy being committed. I don't admire India for criminalizing homosexuality anymore than I admire Assad for being an autocrat. You said you admire Putin--if so then you admire an autocrat with the blood of journalists, democratic activists, and his fellow citizens on his hands. That is atrocious and unworthy of a lover of liberty.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    What about countries where gays are buried up to their necks and stoned to death? How about India where homosexuals were recently outlawed... again?

    The outrage against Russia just because they're holding the winter olympics just seems a little too opportunistic to be sincere.

    Why not shine light on other offending countries?

    Putin got your tongue?
    All of that is wrong as well. Nothing wrong with a lot of outrage being poured out against Russia right now because they are hosting such an important international event.
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    Re: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Haha! I love it!! Literally clapped while reading; great move Obama!
    Still be clapping when your gay heros are detained as subversives in a Russian prison. It could happen very easily.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    What "merit" determines who to send as an ambassador to an event? Was there some kind of essay contest?

    Do people actually think every Olympic deligation hasn't had individuals selected to it for a myriad of reasons....from the political messaging it may send, to whether the president likes the people, to whether they're relevant to the particular locatio nfor some reason, etc.

    I wouldn't have an issue with you saying based on merit if you didn't say "Solely". Yeah, don't send Jan Smith, random Lesbian from Albuquerque....but I don't have an issue with him going "Alright, we want an Olympian and homosexual".
    What I mean by that is their sexuality should have 0 impact on the decision to pick them, it should be based on what they've done, not what turns them on and essentially discriminating against other candidates because they aren't homosexuals.
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