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  1. Yeah, yeah yeah… I remember reading practically the same thing this time last year and suspect I’ll be reading Back-track Obama’s promising the same thing this time next, too!

  2. Gay activist Paul Mitchell 28 Jan 2010, 1:09pm

    All talk and no action as usual – pathetic Obama PATHETIC!!!!!

  3. Gino Meriano 28 Jan 2010, 2:55pm

    nice and fluffy and full of BS, Its his way trying to surpress all the gay rights groups pushing for him to do something, anything

    he is full of the glorious waffle that he belives will keep him in good keeping when in fact he has no intention in helping the LGBT community

  4. From the sounds of it they’ll be working within NATO units: “No Action Talking Only”.

  5. Wow, bunch of pessimistic twats here, aren’t we?

  6. Hey, SK, if you believed him, I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn I’ll sell you real cheap.

  7. Simon Murphy 28 Jan 2010, 5:20pm

    Not good enough Obama.

    When will the ban be repealed and what is the action plan to make it happen.

    He is a typical, lying, fake politician who will promise the world but will deliver nothing

  8. Har Davids 28 Jan 2010, 5:29pm

    So far, it’s all promises with this guy; let’s just not hold our breath. He hasn’t delivered on any promise he’s made so far.

  9. BrazilBoysBlog 28 Jan 2010, 5:33pm

    SK, He was elected with a huge public mandate and an incredible wave of popular support. But with all of his talk of ´working together´, he has simply pandered to the Republican party. He was elected with control of BOTH houses, why did he need to ´work together´? Why oh why was he even interested in what the Republicans thought? The country clearly was not interested in what they had to say after two terms of Bush. They voted for change. Obama has delivered only words.

    Let us wait for him to actually DELIVER something concrete to us. Then, I will be the first to stand and cheer for him, (as I dd when he was elected).

    A year after being elected, service men and women are still being dismissed for being gay or lesbian. There are still people without any form of healthcare, waiting for more than words.

    Clearly, whilst promising to bring real change to Washington, it´s business as usual. Now he has fuc-ed about for the first year of his presidency, the republicans have the chance to fillibuster any of his moves… He is largely a lame-duck president of his OWN making….. whilst those who voted him into power, with so much hope in their hearts, are STILL hoping and waiting!

  10. Brian Burton 28 Jan 2010, 5:35pm

    The silly poser Obama needs to do something to salvage his duff reputation.

  11. Hey, 1of18000, can you send me your time machine instead?

  12. Jean-Paul Bentham 28 Jan 2010, 7:09pm

    Weighing down politicians with our pessimism may actually discourage them from focusing on our issues.

    I think it’s time to hope for the best; add our psychic energy to our cause and stop acting as if we are defeated before the battle begins.

  13. Simon Murphy 28 Jan 2010, 10:53pm

    Aren’t the mid term elections later this year?

    Unless the economy has picked up by then I suspect that the Repubic***s will gain a lot of seats.

    In which case Obama’s plans will be a LOT more difficult to implement.

    He has this year to fulfil his pledges.

  14. Whooo-oo, whooooooo-ooo (I’m trying to imitate an American but being neither American nor living with a brain injury I find it hard to lower myself to that frame of mind)

    So, American soldiers will be able to proclaim their “pride” in being lgb or t while torturing and murdering people – well that’s a step forward for humanity!

  15. Jean-Paul Bentham 29 Jan 2010, 3:55pm

    I am a Canadian, and on the whole I admire Americans. For example,

    Today in 1941 – The feminist poet, activist and editor ROBIN MORGAN was born in Lake Worth, Florida. Morgan had her own radio program as a young child in the 40s, and played Dagmar in the 50s TV series “I Remember Mama.” She worked in the civil rights, antiwar and feminist movements in the 1950s through 1970s, came out as a lesbian in the 60s, and helped revive Ms. Magazine in 1990. In 2006 Nation Books published her most recent book, “Fighting Words: A Tool Kit for Combating the Religious Right.”

    = = = = = = =

    Today in 1960 – The Olympic gold-medal winning diver and gay rights activist GREG LOUGANIS was born in El Cajon, California on this date. Of Samoan/Swedish descent, Louganis first won a silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. He was considered a favorite for two gold medals in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow but was denied the chance with the American boycott of the games that year. Louganis won gold medals in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, two gold medals in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He is widely regarded as the greatest Olympic diver of all time.

    In 1994, after much speculation, Louganis announced he was gay and went on to perform in the Gay Games. In 1995, Louganis’s autobiography co-written with Eric Marcus, entitled “Breaking the Surface,” was published. A 1997 made-for-television movie, “Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story,” was aired on national television in the United States.

    Since retiring from competitive diving, Louganis has done some acting, most notably appearing in an off-Broadway production of the Paul Rudnick play “Jeffrey.” As a hobby, he competes at the top level of dog agility with his Jack Russell Terriers.

    When the UK passes the Equality Bill, we’ll talk again, angelica.
    In the meantime, why don’t you fvck off.

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