Obama appoints record number of gay officials - AP

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    Oct 27, 2010 12:16 AM GMT
    Obama appoints record number of gay officials

    By SAM HANANEL, Associated Press Sam Hananel, Associated Press – Tue Oct 26, 10:20 am ET


    WASHINGTON – Less than halfway through his first term, President Barack Obama has appointed more openly gay officials than any other president in history.

    Gay activists say the estimate of more than 150 appointments so far — from agency heads and commission members to policy officials and senior staffers — surpasses the previous high of about 140 reached during two full terms under President Bill Clinton.

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    Oct 27, 2010 12:23 AM GMT
    Proud of my Prez!
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    Oct 27, 2010 12:50 AM GMT
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    SB said, "And that has helped you how?"

    Yes people, he is in fact that dumb. icon_lol.gif


    -Doug
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    Oct 27, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    meninlove said icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    SB said, "And that has helped you how?"

    Yes people, he is in fact that dumb. icon_lol.gif


    -Doug

    I beg to differ. He is NOT that dumb. That is a great question. This idea that the Dems have that appointing a few more gay appointees to un-gay-related positions is some big whoopteedo that we should run and mark our calendars for the great advancement in Gay Rights in America is BULLSHIT!That kind of thinking and standard is sooooo pre-2008!

    The Chief of Staff of my Congressman told me how my congressman signed a letter with 70 (count them) of his nearest and dearest friends in Congress to the president about DADT. Writing letters...signing letters...those days are over to count that as Gay Rights support. If my congressman isnt on the Capitol steps or at that spot in the rotunda where they always do interviews and making a scene....IT DOES'NT COUNT!

    Our Rights are not some big fat fucking favor that is being bestowed on us by the noblese of Too-Slow-O and the Dems. We are full-citizens who are being deprived of our rightful Rights (got that from the Dept of Redundancy Dept icon_biggrin.gif ). It is not progress to show how many people got appointed; it is a travesty each and every day that we dont have our rightS, right now!!!
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    Oct 27, 2010 1:33 AM GMT
    Caslon16000 said
    meninlove said icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    SB said, "And that has helped you how?"

    Yes people, he is in fact that dumb. icon_lol.gif


    -Doug

    I beg to differ. He is NOT that dumb. That is a great question. This idea that the Dems have that appointing a few more gay appointees to un-gay-related positions is some big whoopteedo that we should run and mark our calendars for the great advancement in Gay Rights in America is BULLSHIT!That kind of thinking and standard is sooooo pre-2008!

    The Chief of Staff of my Congressman told me how my congressman signed a letter with 70 (count them) of his nearest and dearest friends in Congress to the president about DADT. Writing letters...signing letters...those days are over to count that as Gay Rights support. If my congressman isnt on the Capitol steps or at that spot in the rotunda where they always do interviews and making a scene....IT DOES'NT COUNT!

    Our Rights are not some big fat fucking favor that is being bestowed on us by the noblese of Too-Slow-O and the Dems. We are full-citizens who are being deprived of our rightful Rights (got that from the Dept of Redundancy Dept icon_biggrin.gif ). It is not progress to show how many people got appointed; it is a travesty each and every day that we dont have our rightS, right now!!!


    Now breathe....
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    Oct 27, 2010 1:49 AM GMT
    UpperCanadian said
    Caslon16000 said
    meninlove said icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    SB said, "And that has helped you how?"

    Yes people, he is in fact that dumb. icon_lol.gif


    -Doug

    I beg to differ. He is NOT that dumb. That is a great question. This idea that the Dems have that appointing a few more gay appointees to un-gay-related positions is some big whoopteedo that we should run and mark our calendars for the great advancement in Gay Rights in America is BULLSHIT!That kind of thinking and standard is sooooo pre-2008!

    The Chief of Staff of my Congressman told me how my congressman signed a letter with 70 (count them) of his nearest and dearest friends in Congress to the president about DADT. Writing letters...signing letters...those days are over to count that as Gay Rights support. If my congressman isnt on the Capitol steps or at that spot in the rotunda where they always do interviews and making a scene....IT DOES'NT COUNT!

    Our Rights are not some big fat fucking favor that is being bestowed on us by the noblese of Too-Slow-O and the Dems. We are full-citizens who are being deprived of our rightful Rights (got that from the Dept of Redundancy Dept icon_biggrin.gif ). It is not progress to show how many people got appointed; it is a travesty each and every day that we dont have our rightS, right now!!!


    Now breathe....

    NO, I'm gonna hold my breath until I turn blue and make Obama feel bad! .. .


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    Oct 27, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
    When I saw the story this morning, I wondered whether there has in fact been any change in the number of gay appointees, or just in the number that are out to the organization that made this list.
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    Oct 27, 2010 4:39 AM GMT
    That's a very interesting question!
    mindgarden saidWhen I saw the story this morning, I wondered whether there has in fact been any change in the number of gay appointees, or just in the number that are out to the organization that made this list.
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    Oct 27, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidWhen I saw the story this morning, I wondered whether there has in fact been any change in the number of gay appointees, or just in the number that are out to the organization that made this list.



    Either way, it's a sure sign of progress.
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    Oct 28, 2010 1:47 AM GMT
    Ahh publicly party with token a handful Gays (make sure they smile for the camera icon_biggrin.gif)...

    ...and quietly increase taxes for rest of them, while not legalizing actual marriage/military rights - he's busy okay! icon_lol.gif

    We're fine paying for the game that we can't fully participate in, so long as you keep giving us those nice speeches I can masturbate to.

    The formula's been working with Blacks decade after decade.. icon_cool.gif

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/204869/dems-black-doormats/deroy-murdock
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    Oct 28, 2010 2:22 PM GMT
    solak said,
    "The formula's been working with Blacks decade after decade.."

    ...so what are you saying about blacks? Be careful here, because you're coming across as a racist.