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President Obama Sending Delegation Including Two Lesbians to Sochi Olympics

Love this:

The United States will not be sending any of its top officials — either President or Mrs. Obama or Vice President or Dr. Biden — to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, as part of its delegation to the games.

A former federal official, Janet Napolitano, will instead be leading the U.S. delegation, the White House announced Tuesday, and two out LGBT athletes — Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow — will be a part of the delegation as well.

Suck it, Pooty-Poot.

(h/t Kush Arora Attorney at Law)
  • Gern Blandston

    Am I the only person who thinks that the moment this delegation steps off the plane, Putin will have them arrested and detained? To quote Blazing Saddles, “He’s just crazy enough to do it!”

  • CygnusX1isaHole

    Freedom for Arctic 30, Pussy Riot Celebrated as Russian Amnesty Law Passes

    With a vote of 446-0 in the Russian parliament on Wednesday, the passage of a sweeping amnesty bill comes as a welcome gift to the international Greenpeace team known as the ‘Arctic 30,’ two prominent members of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, and other prisoners in the country’s jails and prison camps who could be released as early as today if the law is swiftly stamped by President Vladimir Putin.

    Perhaps Obama will rise to Putin’s challenge and release Bradley Manning , Mumia Abu Jamal or Leonard Peltier?

    • D_C_Wilson

      Of course, there are few pesky details to your challenge. That being things like the fact that Jamal was convicted of state charges so Obama has no power to free him or the fact that Manning is without a doubt guilty of leaking classified information. What you think of his motives, she did the crime and should do the time.

      • CygnusX1isaHole

        If Obama and Holder pressured for Mumia to be released they could make it happen. Similar pressure was put on the Clinton administration with no results.

        Chelsea Manning upheld her primary oath to protect and defend the Constitution. The other charges against her should’ve been immediately dropped. She is most deserving of a full presidential pardon.

        Obama has the lowest number of pardons of any recent president. Why has he pardoned 10 turkeys but only 11 human beings convicted on drug crimes?

        • D_C_Wilson

          Again, there is the pesky detail of both Manning and Jamal being guilty.

          But by all means, let’s cling to the belief in Obama’s magical powers to “make it happen” just because you really, really want to believe he could convince a republican governor to let a convicted cop killer out of prison.

          • CygnusX1isaHole

            People who haven’t been found guilty generally don’t need pardons.

          • D_C_Wilson

            I didn’t say they were “found guilty”. They ARE guilty.

          • CygnusX1isaHole

            “…let’s cling to the belief in Obama’s magical powers to “make it happen”


            Obama has used the mantle of the presidency to shield the CIA, wall street executives and the Bush administration from the legal consequences of their crimes by telling the country to “look forward, not backward”.

            Clearly Obama is capable of applying pressure on a governor to pardon a political prisoner. He chooses not to.

            There’s nothing “magical” (your word, not mine) about any of it.

          • D_C_Wilson

            Yeah, he can pressure and the governor can ignore it. To believe anything else would happen is to believe in magic.

  • Christopher Foxx

    Bravo, Mr. President. And see if Greg Louganis, Diana Nyad, Johnny Weir, Chris Witty, et al can go. Make it a huge, all LGBT delegation.

  • AZ_Oreo

    It would actually be three lesbians if you count Janet Napolitano.

    • IrishGrrrl

      She has said she is not gay and is just a workaholic. Why is it if a man stays single and works his ass off to become successful that very few will question his sexual orientation but a woman–well she must be gay! /rhetorical, I already know the answer.

      I don’t give two sh*ts about whether Janet is gay. She was a pretty good governor, she worked extremely hard at Homeland Security and she’s tough as nails….I don’t think the Russians will eff with our delegation.

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    • Christopher Foxx

      AZ_Orea (paraphrased): Janet Naplitano[sic] is a lesbian.

      You say that based on… something other than misogyny?