Obama has appointed a record number of gays to his administration

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    Oct 27, 2010 11:28 AM GMT

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/10/26/2010-10-26_president_obama_has_appointed_a_record_number_of_gays_to_his_administration_data.html


    President Obama has taken plenty of heat in recent weeks for not moving fast enough to end the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, but numbers show he has appointed a record number of openly gay officials since his election.
    According to estimates by gay activists and a White House spokesman, Obama has placed more than 150 gay men and women in various posts throughout his administration.
    "It's both significant and rather ordinary," Michael Cole, spokesman for the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign, told The Associated Press. "It's a simple affirmation of the American ideal that what matters is how you do your job and not who you are."

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    Oct 27, 2010 11:33 AM GMT
    Obama should hire all the gays that were fired because of DADT during the time he has been president.
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    Oct 27, 2010 12:05 PM GMT
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1204133
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    Oct 28, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    So I clicked on the thread, pressed [end] and then I see this blah blah blah at Jakebenson.. now I understand the 'Am I fat" thread...

    So I read something about mr. pulled his public pictures offline having opinions about 'white gay men'? What, don't you like white guys? Or do you wanna make some statement saying how "all white gay men" are racist?

    Thanks for pointing out how useful American corporatism is though. Sometimes I forget that the only thing they're good for is bombing all those camel fuckers in their desert so we can take their oil. Camels don't run on petrol anyway so what's the problem eh.

    Seriously dude, you should
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    Oct 28, 2010 1:52 AM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidObama should hire all the gays that were fired because of DADT during the time he has been president.


    Yup, and how bout all the gay owned small businesses closing up shop due to the re-characterization of payroll increase laws?

    I'm forced to buy my dildos from a straight company that still views my lifestyle, as well, a "lifestyle choice."

    I'm forced to shop at Uniqlo and American Apparel at twice the price since my gay neighbor had to close up his vintage shop to accommodate increase in taxes? What am I an Olson? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Oct 28, 2010 1:59 AM GMT
    Obama doesnt care about gays he cares about votes. He's publicly said he thinks its wrong
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    Oct 28, 2010 1:59 AM GMT
    lookin4varro saidTo jakebenson:
    Some really hateful, spiteful, douchey quote...


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    Oct 28, 2010 2:02 AM GMT
    ShinyToyTrev said
    lookin4varro saidTo jakebenson:
    Some really hateful, spiteful, douchey quote...


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    Oct 28, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    Can somebody remind what this post is actually about, am totally lost

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    Oct 28, 2010 2:39 AM GMT
    asnextdoor saidCan somebody remind what this post is actually about, am totally lost

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    Oh! Well! It was about how Obama has hired in a lot of gays into the government!
    But now it's about some troll copy and pasting hateful messages to Jake, to which I will make fun of to no end because it's fucking lame.

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    Oct 28, 2010 2:43 AM GMT
    Is lookin4varro like in unrequited love with Jake or something? THis is quite unusual
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    Oct 28, 2010 2:46 AM GMT
    To lookin4varro:

    You do realize that being a douchebag to Jake only makes you look like a douchebag. For every one person you convince Jake is a bad person, you have ten more who think you're an ass. Without people like Jake these forums would be lame and lifeless. At least he has a personality, unlike you who needs a constant stroking of his victim complex.
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    Oct 28, 2010 2:49 AM GMT
    I recall reading that 11,000 jobs change with the intake of a new President aka appointments. 150 out of 11000 doesn't come close to even just the "natural" percentage of society that are gay.

    How is this a win for Obama?

    Direct staffing of the President is around 2000, again 150 is below the 10% of society that is reportedly homosexual.
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    Oct 28, 2010 2:51 AM GMT
    lookin4varro saidTo jakebenson:
    HATE SPEWING HATE GLITTER WITH HATESAUCE!

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    Oct 28, 2010 2:54 AM GMT
    amar_m saidIs lookin4varro like in unrequited love with Jake or something? THis is quite unusual


    Whatever his dispute is with JakeBenson, lookin4varro's same post in so many threads is disruptive and distracting. The best thing to do is report lookin4varro to administrators.
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    Oct 28, 2010 3:19 AM GMT
    You know, I was talking with one of my straight friends about the president last night and he asked me why gays were so hostile to him. He rightly pointed out that this president is the first one to be so comfortable talking about gay issues, acknowledging emphatically that homosexuality is not a choice, and advocating for gay issues. I told him that a lot of people don't think that he is moving fast enough on gay rights issues and that all of his acknowledgement is just lip service.

    However, that made me think back to all of the civics lessons that I had in school about how our government works and checks and balances. As far as DADT is concerned, it is on it's way out. I think that people forget that even though the justice department is a part of the executive branch of the government, it is designed to operate as an independent department. It is charged with defending the laws passed by congress as long as they are on the books. That is why you hear the President saying one thing and his justice department seemingly doing the opposite.

    DADT is still the law of the land and the President can't simply ignore the law. Enforcement has been greatly restricted and the groundwork is being laid down to repeal it. In fact, the more court cases there are that rule against the law, the better the chance is that it goes away forever. If there is judicial precedent against it, no future congress will be able to reinstate it when the political tide turns. He is also working the legislative angle to get it repealed through legislation. Is this the fastest way to do this? No. Is it the most thorough? Absolutely. When this policy ends, it needs to be gone forever.

    I am just as anxious as anyone else to get this law off the books and make more strides towards full equality.That being said, these things take time. The gay rights movement has progressed faster than any civil rights movement has in the history of this country. We just live in a culture of instant gratification and selfishness. Put things in perspective: under this president, the GLBT community has had unprecedented visibility, access and attention. (Let's not forget that it was Clinton who signed DADT into law in the first place.) Is it full equality? Of course not. Is it significant progress? Hell yes.

    Some of us in the community act as if the only issue that the president has to deal with is LGBT equality and that he can somehow wave a magic wand and make everything perfect instantly. I know that this isn't popular to say, but I think keeping the country from falling into a depression is a little more pressing than pushing a plethora of gay rights issues right now. I'm not saying that we shouldn't keep our elected officials feet to the fire. However we should put some of this into perspective and start seeing the big picture.
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    Oct 28, 2010 3:33 AM GMT
    and now a video out of East texas on the topic

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    Oct 28, 2010 3:46 AM GMT
    so on the video, a man called in and claimed his acceptance of different people based on the fact that a christian minister couldnt possibly burn a hermaphrodite at the stake just for its condition, and nor should they burn a male born with a female brain....that being gay men.... sigh....

    well i guess texas is somewhat moving up in the right direction, which roads it takes...who knows...

    "god" bless em all
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    Oct 28, 2010 3:52 AM GMT
    KepaArg saidand now a video out of East texas on the topic



    With this kind of ignorance against us, we need to rally around the president, not tear him down. There are enough out there who are doing that. If they claim power, I guarantee you that we will be wishing for a tenth of the recognition that we are getting under this administration.
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    Oct 28, 2010 7:52 AM GMT
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    amar_m saidIs lookin4varro like in unrequited love with Jake or something? THis is quite unusual


    R u kiddin me? What would make you think that I could be remotely attracted to this hot mess. She s got nothing.
    No ass....that thing is so flat looks like someone ironed it. Some guy posted a pic of that flat thing in a tacky sleezy neon underwear.....check it out it is hilarious.lol
    No lips.....what would I kiss?
    Tiny eyes barely there.
    Spaces between her teeth.
    No waist....straight outline from arm pit to pelvis.
    No rugged looks.
    forehead so big a helicopter can land on it .
    No body hair just like a girl. Little toe nails that sink into her toes just like a woman suffering from pregnancy edema. If I was into girls I would get a real girl instead, not this fake boob clowning goo goo pansy.

    Whats more? Heck she s got no job, no boyfriend, no talent. She's got nothing. Absolutely nothing. And on top of that she s one devious hate mongering cyber bulying queen who keeps crying to admins.

    By the way googoo, the few posters who are pseudo supporting you are just being nice. You know it is like when girls tell their fat girlfriend that she is not fat and that the boy who is telling her that, is just mean, when in fact she s fat. Get it silly?

    Hey folks, i know i am getting banned soon because it seems that goo goo is the only one allowed to bully and stalk but I don't care because I made my point loud and clear and exposed goo goo to her own self for what she is and what her body really looks like. Jock my ass. Try looking like a guy first you little arrogant self righteous bitch. Now she started this"i am pathetic and chunky so please say something nice to me" thread, as a form of self help I guess. Dam I am actually feeling bad for you now jake benshit. lol.....

    Its official: I shot googoo in the butt and killed her big time. Googoo, u r dead. Bam slam!


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    Oct 28, 2010 8:03 AM GMT
    LMAO @ this thread! icon_lol.gif