1. edude says

    Said Obama: “There is no doubt we wanted to make it very clear that we do not abide by discrimination in anything, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. One of the wonderful things about the Olympics is that you are judged by your merit, how good you are regardless of where you come from, what you look like, who you love and that I think is consistent with the spirit of the Olympics.”

    Physician, heal thyself? It would be nice if thus were true(r) in the USA, in areas such as EMPLOYMENT!

  2. Mike Ryan says

    Did Boitano go to the Olympics? We know that King pulled out and Obama has not replaced her. I would expect Boitano to be in deep mourning and also bow out and that would leave just one lone openly gay delegate and who is she anyway?

  3. Mike Ryan says

    So he substituted Napolitano for King – is that what I’m hearing? Napolitano is closeted if she is even gay (she’s NEVER admitted to being gay, at least publicly). I do admire Obama for his devotion to the gay community and we’ll probably never see such devotion from any future President so he has my respect and admiration.

  4. Mike Ryan says

    Ok, so a quick check of Reuters reports that BJK’s mother died and Boitano’s mother passed away yesterday but he did attend Sochi. So sorry to hear of the deaths. No mention of a replacement for King other than Cahill will take her place in the closing ceremonies. Napolitano was not a replacement but an original participant in the delegation. Thus, the gay community was represented by two openly gay individuals and not the three we had hoped for.

  5. Ural says

    There is no doubt that one can have any thought they so choose, but what is not acceptable, is using your thought to demonize or thwart another person’s – life –

    Anti-gay people are obviously at war with themselves. They make side against their inflammation, but we have been always here and we aren’t going anywhere. It’s pathetic how they can’t live and let live or see the forest for the trees.

  6. Louis says

    My five favorite words in the English language?


    And thank you Mr. President.

  7. SteveDenver says

    Thank you President Obama.
    Perhaps before you leave office, American citizens can receive equal rights across the board on the same criteria: “regardless of where you come from, what you look like, who you love.”

  8. says

    We have an amazing president who, thankfully, has not been afraid to tread new ground without sacrificing too much in the interest of appeasing the other side of the aisle. I do think there was an evolution, from attempting bipartisan cooperation, to realizing that such a thing was impossible with the current GOP, and finally saying screw it, I’m gonna do what’s right.

    I’m hopeful that he will use any executive powers at his disposal to put his remaining time to its best use. Also hopeful that Hillary will be next at the big desk and continue this era of progress for civil rights and equality.

  9. David says

    Is it me or does President Obama look very tired in this interview? And what is wrong with Bob Costas’ eye?

  10. SpaceCadet says

    Yes, I do imagine presidents of important nations such as the U.S. get very tired on occasion.

  11. FFS says

    Putin picked a cartoonist who depicted Pres. & 1st Lady Obama as monkeys eating bananas as his retaliation.

    Obama should revoke Regan’s executive order outlawing assassination attempts on foreign heads of state.

    Take that f#cker Putin out!

  12. FFS says

    “to light the Olympic flame” belongs in that first sentence from my previous comment.

    F#ck early mornings.