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  1. rick scatorum says

    Once again , thank religion.

    Check out an org called courage, and its group for parents, encourage

    Also see Baltimore’s latest catholic review

  2. Seattle Gregg says

    One can easily tell his lack of patience by how vigorously he has used his vast diplomatic power to actually do something.

    Oh, wait….

    Words. As always when it comes to gay issues, all we get are more damned words and nothing else.

  3. Gigi says

    It’s easy to attack and criticize the President for not doing enough but at the end of the day, he’s done more for this community that any other U.S. President in the history of the country. People praise Clinton and put him on a pedestal but he was the one who not only signed DOMA into law, he bragged about it afterward in ads [ya, ya now they say he didn’t know about them…] in the Southern states so he’d get more votes. Obama could do more, yes. But let’s not forget how much he’s already done.

  4. Brian in Texas says

    If you think the Olympics will be moved at this late of a date you’re crazy. Where was the outrage and call for boycotts when the Olympics were held in Beijing?

  5. yuninv says

    Brian, there was outrage about Beijing. Every week there was a new article somewhere about the human right violations of China and how it ran counter to the Olympic Spirit. Then the opening ceremonies happened and everyone went, “Oh, Look! Shiny!” And that was that.

  6. Munro says

    Thanks President Obama for bringing up Africa. The stuff in Russia is terrible but stuff like this has been going on in Africa for a while, but they’re *black* so…

    It’s been in the back of my mind when thinking about this Russia situation; where’s the outrage over Uganda? Zimbabwe?

  7. MIke says

    Putin laughs his ass off at this wet sponge.

    “I have no patience.” Well, what did strongly worded letters and frowns from Secretary John Kerry get Obama with a Moscow airport “resident” James Snowden? It got snickers from Putin and release and asylum for him.

  8. Munro says

    Seattle Greg, you must be a deaf mute if you think this president is full of words when it comes to our community. I have a don’t-read-the-comments policy when it comes to posts about Obama, black people or gay people because of the yt people who think he’s a Muslim and the gay yt people that think he’s some kind of wizard. Oh, poorly veiled racism.

  9. Jack Ford says

    Why is he talking about swimming pools and balance beams in Sochi?? He does realise it’s the Winter Olympics, right?

    In the US, it seems you have a president with great ideas, but no teeth in congress and in the UK, we have a right-wing, poor-hating, immigrant-bashing, spin-doctoring, public [independent] school-attending, arrogant, privileged pr*ck of a Prime Minister who makes unilateral decisions that leave the most vulnerable in the gutter while the rich float above us on cloud 9. I’d rather have Obama than David “call me Dave” Cameron.

  10. will says

    I’m really sick of some of the professionally negative posters who perpetually demand more and more from the President. First of all: WORDS DO MATTER. His WORDS made a hell of a lot of difference to gay teenagers watching the show on television. If Mitt Romney were Presidnet you chronic complainers might actually have something to complain about.

    We demand, we demand, we demand, yet we give little back in return. The President gets jerks like the posters above who are insufferably self-centered, who DEMAND things like spoiled children stamping their foot and throwing a tantrum. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN ROMNEY AND COMPLETE SILENCE ON THE ISSUE. Show just a bit of gratitude please and stop taking all the time without thinking of giving back.

  11. Belthazar says

    @ANON – excellent rhetorical question and we know the answer. The question will likely come up during the first press conference in the RF and it will be interesting to see/read RF’s response.

  12. Craig says

    Anon, Obama has sovereign immunity, unlike ordinary citizens. The worst they could do to him is declare him persona non grata, requiring him to leave the country.

  13. Misty says

    MUNRO: You racist prick! There is homophobia everywhere. If anything, I’m glad that there is equal press on Russia as there was in Uganda awhile ago. It shows that homophobia comes in all colors.

  14. Belthazar says

    @Misty – “You racist prick” – How are you any different with that comment? Answer: you’re not! He (assuming) has every right to question why the [LGBT] community didn’t call for boycotts and other remedies against those African countries. If he’s is wrong, I’m sure someone will step-up with the evidence and show him otherwise.

  15. Zeta says

    Brian, there was outrage about Beijing. Every week there was a new article somewhere about the human right violations of China and how it ran counter to the Olympic Spirit. Then the opening ceremonies happened and everyone went, “Oh, Look! Shiny!” And that was that.

    POSTED BY: YUNINV | AUG 7, 2013 8:29:18 AM

    I refused to watch Beijing’s Olympics. The amount of squeeing over Beijing’s opening ceremony was appalling. I remember exactly what you are talking about. Humans are fickle.

  16. Bill says

    @MIKE: it is a bit more complicated regarding Snowden. Russians living in the U.S. have told me that one of the things about the request to extradite him is that Russia has made similar requests to the U.S. For example, Russia wanted us to extradite some Chechnyans who were in the U.S. and whom the Russians considered to be criminals/terrorists (the Chechnyans of course viewed themselves as “freedom fighters” trying to overthrow a repressive regime). So it was partly, “If you won’t give us the guys we want, we won’t give you the guy you want.”

    Unfortunately, there isn’t a reliable algorithm for determining whether a person is a “freedom fighter” or a “terrorist”.

  17. andrew says

    Elections do matter. Fortunately the American voters made the right choice in 2008 and 2012. Thank you Mr. Obama for your concern and voice in the cause of LGBT equality.

  18. YsoSerious says

    *sigh*

    I am so tired of this well intentioned act. He’s only interested in Corporations and $$$, just like any other politician.

    If you expect more from ANY politician, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. Period.

  19. Kyle Michel Sullivan says

    I’ll believe it when he actually DOES something about it. But he won’t; he’s good on words and better on not living up to his promises.

  20. Topol says

    @Gigi who wrote “at the end of the day, he’s done more for this community that any other U.S. President in the history of the country”

    Unfortunately, that’s not saying much.

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