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Obama phones Collins, praises
him for admitting he´s gay

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Joe Picard

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 4/29/2013 10:17:00 PM

President Obama called the NBA center Monday evening to express his support and said he was impressed by his courage. President Obama telephoned professional basketball player Jason Collins on Monday to congratulate him for coming out as the first openly gay player on a major U.S. sports team. According to a White House aide, the president called Collins Monday evening to express his support and said he was impressed by his courage. Collins, 34, is a veteran NBA center who played for the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards during the 2012-13 season. He is currently a free agent.

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Stunning. Absolutely stunning. This is that important to get a phone call from the president??? You would think 0bama had more important things to contend with right now. s/o He is a national disgrace and an absolute embarrassment to this country.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: scottc, 4/29/2013 10:25:32 PM     (No. 9302594)

I bet Barry also wanted to know what Collins was doing Friday night.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 4/29/2013 10:25:48 PM     (No. 9302595)

President Obama is proud of someone willing to do something he is not willing to do.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: right-turn, 4/29/2013 10:26:19 PM     (No. 9302596)

Had nothing else to do. Golf Course was closed. Staff will walk the dog.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jl80863, 4/29/2013 10:27:48 PM     (No. 9302600)

Did Reggie call too?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Zarin, 4/29/2013 10:28:15 PM     (No. 9302601)

This is just sick. At one time wasn´t the homosexuals´ plea just to let alone & be allowed to keep one´s sex life private? Now it makes you a celebrity?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nevernaught, 4/29/2013 10:28:34 PM     (No. 9302603)

And then he asked him to the WH for a few late night slam dunks.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 4/29/2013 10:31:30 PM     (No. 9302606)

that should cement all the black, homosexual NBA votes.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Safari Man, 4/29/2013 10:36:05 PM     (No. 9302609)

When I wake up from this nightmare, I´m gonna have to write this all down right away before I forget, its just too weird otherwise.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: laurenc, 4/29/2013 10:36:19 PM     (No. 9302610)

OMG - the country is doomed... what´s next? Having the mother of the Boston bombers stay in the Lincoln bedroom?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 4/29/2013 10:41:00 PM     (No. 9302616)

Good, now ask Oprah when she´s going to come out.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 4/29/2013 10:44:14 PM     (No. 9302625)

He seems obsessed with sexual issues. Maybe we should double-check on that tranny guy who was his ´babysitter´ in Indonesia.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Grace Veritas, 4/29/2013 10:46:45 PM     (No. 9302629)

Amazing what passes for bravery these days.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Magic8Ball, 4/29/2013 10:49:14 PM     (No. 9302635)

Good ball handling skills and a decent shooter too.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 4/29/2013 10:49:19 PM     (No. 9302636)

Would the call have been made if Collins were not black?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: tisHimself, 4/29/2013 10:56:26 PM     (No. 9302645)

Let me know when Collins calls and praises the president....

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Shells, 4/29/2013 11:01:59 PM     (No. 9302652)

Next comes the call of support to Kermit Gosnell.

Could this guy´s middle finger to Christians fly any higher?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: eiobx, 4/29/2013 11:06:50 PM     (No. 9302655)

And the world should respect us because...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Freeloader, 4/29/2013 11:07:11 PM     (No. 9302657)

FTA: "Here at the White House we view this as another example of the progress we´ve made and the evolution that has taken place,´ Carney said."

Another day, another confirmation...His Imperial Majesty is on a determined mission to destroy the very foundations of America´s great Judeo-Christian Civilization.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 4/29/2013 11:10:09 PM     (No. 9302660)

I suppose if Obama had a son, he´d look just like Jason Collins.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: bighambone, 4/29/2013 11:14:47 PM     (No. 9302665)

This act by a basketball player confirming that he is a fudge packer rates right up there with the first moon landing, the Normandy invasion, and the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan according to the liberal media.

Maybe they will invent a new national holiday in the guy´s honor!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: realrep, 4/29/2013 11:14:55 PM     (No. 9302667)

Never mind a trip to visit the wounded military at Walter Reed Hospital or a call to wounded military people.
Even BJC like to take care of the military.... the military wives, that is. He liked to take them for a ride in his limo while the military man was away. (double meaning intended)

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Reply 22 - Posted by: L.A. Guy, 4/29/2013 11:16:01 PM     (No. 9302669)

What´s with this, they bath house buddies or something?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Emerson, 4/29/2013 11:18:44 PM     (No. 9302673)

Apparently #11 didn´t get the memo.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 4/29/2013 11:30:32 PM     (No. 9302689)

We are doomed as a nation.

When depravity and sodomy are celebrated, there is no hope.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Caljeepgirl, 4/29/2013 11:48:16 PM     (No. 9302695)

OMG!!! This is just bizarre! Where are the silly police?!? I thought this was a joke!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 4/29/2013 11:50:08 PM     (No. 9302697)

When can the 310.4 million Americans who admit they´re straight expect their personal call?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 4/29/2013 11:51:09 PM     (No. 9302698)

Now your turn, Mr. President.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 4/29/2013 11:55:12 PM     (No. 9302701)

I´m sorry, is this 1963? I mean, as a famous woman once said, "What, at this point, does it matter?"

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 4/30/2013 12:01:41 AM     (No. 9302704)

I really don´t see what the issue is: He´s black, he´s gay, and he pays basketball. And then there´s that Collins guy....

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Reply 30 - Posted by: xcenturion, 4/30/2013 12:02:25 AM     (No. 9302705)

Living with the likes of Michelle would make any straight man turn gay, right Barack?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: anonymous, 4/30/2013 12:11:30 AM     (No. 9302712)

There is no truth to the rumor that he rang to get highlighting tips. Seriously, this seems to be all about politics. Politics, politics, politics. They should write a song about it.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: albatross, 4/30/2013 12:32:38 AM     (No. 9302720)

He dribbles before he shoots.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: mgwitt, 4/30/2013 12:36:44 AM     (No. 9302725)

We have a truly sick little POTUSA. He is an embarrassment to America.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: stonepony, 4/30/2013 12:41:49 AM     (No. 9302731)

zero is on the down low

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/30/2013 12:52:36 AM     (No. 9302739)

All of this fanfare for Collins, while three innocent people were killed isn´t worthy of even the media.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: DaBigGuy, 4/30/2013 1:12:20 AM     (No. 9302755)

Even more perverse was that ABC actually led with this stupid story this evening.

Zero will probably be on ESPN tomorrow with his "wishful thinking coming out" brackets.

If the Mooch thought she was a single mom before . . .

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Reply 37 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 4/30/2013 1:45:59 AM     (No. 9302774)

A lot of us already know that Moochelle is Barry´s "Beard" - a woman who poses as a partner or wife to a Gay man so he appears to be a normal heterosexual so he can fit into society better. It was Rev Wrong´s specialty to fix up Gay members of his church with ugly but eligible women to fulfill the role of a "Beard". Barry looks and acts like he has a touch of Lavender. No surprise that he would call to praise a black sports figure who outed himself as Gay. Too bad Barry wants to hide behind a beard. Otherwise why is this story even news?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 4/30/2013 1:54:30 AM     (No. 9302775)

Is that what they´re calling him now? "Obama Phones" Collins? That sounds like a racist nickname to me.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: rtwngprof, 4/30/2013 1:58:33 AM     (No. 9302778)

As Pat Buchanan once said, The Love That Dares Not Speak Its Name has become the love that won´t shut up.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: planetgeo, 4/30/2013 2:20:38 AM     (No. 9302790)

Pretty ridiculous how the media are playing this up all evening. You´d think this guy found the cure for cancer and simultaneously eliminated the US national debt.

I thought the objective was to normalize such relationships and make them common and unexceptional. So why all the absurd testimonials to his "courage"? Is there no end to this constant barrage of propaganda and proselytizing?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Pinchem, 4/30/2013 5:06:40 AM     (No. 9302840)

Obama´s ratings are so far in the toilet that he had to do something to make it look like he was having a great day as President.

I think his self esteem is right in the toilet with his ratings.

Why does anyone care who comes out of a soaking closet?


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Reply 42 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/30/2013 5:19:38 AM     (No. 9302847)

Do the parents of slain children in demonrat infested Chicago, land of no guns but free wheeling gangs, political correctness, and communist infested corrupt political party called demonrats get a personal phone call from the Won?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Whitty, 4/30/2013 7:46:29 AM     (No. 9302958)

Obama is all tingly about this announcement.He lives for the day when he can come out of the closet himself and make the same announcement. "America´s First Gay President!" He will be on all the magazine covers. What progress we have made! First non citizen president. First half-black president. (Clinton was the first!) First Muslim president. (Hmmm, note to self: Wait a couple of years after the gay announcement before making the Muslim announcment. It will get better coverage then!)

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Hermoine, 4/30/2013 8:05:21 AM     (No. 9302991)

Let´s recap shall we?

We have a president that couldn´t make time to go to Baroness Thatcher´s funeral, but who can make time to:

1. Golf, golf, golf, and golf some more.
2. Attend Planned Parenthood Gala and end his remarks with "God Bless You" to an organization that engages in the systematic, contract killing of babies in the womb.
3. Can call up a mediocre NBA basketball player because he decides to let the entire world know that, in addition to basketball, he´s a rump ranger.

This, my fellow conservatives, is America´s "light unto the world," our representative to the world. Repulsive and appalling.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Grambo, 4/30/2013 8:30:07 AM     (No. 9303031)

Did he ask Collins what he was wearing?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Rather Read, 4/30/2013 8:30:37 AM     (No. 9303032)

What happened? The media is all over this and ignore a butcher of women and children. They spend HOURS on a murder (Jodie Arias) and now they are interviewing Amanda Knox. Meanwhile the killers of Ambassador Chris Stevens are out and about and unpunished and the press doesn´t care.

I living in a mad world.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: OhMy, 4/30/2013 8:32:23 AM     (No. 9303036)

Collins has courage and Obama is a coward!

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 4/30/2013 8:44:10 AM     (No. 9303062)

Celebrate perversity

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 4/30/2013 8:48:22 AM     (No. 9303069)

This is despicable. The President congratulating someone over sexual preference?

The last 2 Democrat Presidents have been such such great role models for our young. Clinton who made blow jobs no more important than a handshake ad now Bozo with this.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: JAN, 4/30/2013 8:54:41 AM     (No. 9303091)

And the Benghazzi whistle blowers get threats in return for their courage.

Our SEAL heroes get thrown in the garbage for their heroic effort to save the Ambassador even after being told to ´stand down´.



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Reply 51 - Posted by: msjena, 4/30/2013 9:02:19 AM     (No. 9303114)

Why do we need to know someone´s sexual preference? This is TMI gone wild.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: John318, 4/30/2013 9:05:41 AM     (No. 9303124)

"Woe unto them that call evil good" Isaiah 5:20 (Note- woe literally means cursed)

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Reply 53 - Posted by: RancherJack, 4/30/2013 9:13:26 AM     (No. 9303137)

Anybody Notice?

The same day Collins comes out as the first publicly acknowledged homosexual man in professional team sports ...

... is the same day the New York Jets kick Tim Tebow to the curb after mangling his career?

The public homosexual rises as the public Christian is sent down.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: udanja99, 4/30/2013 9:20:31 AM     (No. 9303151)

#43, he has already been on a magazine cover as the first gay president - when he "evolved" on "gay marriage" just in time for the 2012 elections. It was either Time of Newsweek in one of their last hard copy issues.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 4/30/2013 9:48:18 AM     (No. 9303212)

Now, if we can only get Obama to admit the same plus his Muslim-Marxism.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Rinktum, 4/30/2013 10:03:15 AM     (No. 9303244)

Obama delights in making these kinds of gestures. He is a perverse little man.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 4/30/2013 10:13:38 AM     (No. 9303268)

It appears to be important, and I´m tired of living in the closet. I want to be free, to be who I am, to be proud of my self. So here goes ... I´m a heterosexual. I feel so much better now you all know. I have loved women ever sense I could remember. I was born this way. I remember watching Peter Pan and how Tinkerbell aroused me. I was only six or seven at the time. It´s not just me either. My accountant is a heterosexual too. So is my car mechanic. Blah, blah, blah.
Who cares? Grow up. Nobody wants to know what others do with their tinker toy. These are the most insufferable, boring people in the world. How is this news? How does this rate a call from the President of the United States. The world has gone mad.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 4/30/2013 10:14:28 AM     (No. 9303273)

One pervert calling another pervert. That´s what is called news?
I´ll bet Ambassador Stevens would have liked to receive a call from the CIC telling him help was on the way. The CIC didn´t have the gumtion but then Stevens and all the others were white and the terrorist ´knockoffs´ were muslim. No problemo for the doofus in charge.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: tnorling, 4/30/2013 10:18:03 AM     (No. 9303284)

It´s bad enough he´s destroying the country. Does he also have to treat the presidency as another segment of Entertainment Tonight? His values are askew in so many ways it´s mind-boggling. I guarantee conservative Christians and left-wingers are on the same side here - both couldn´t care less, so what, besides rubbing elbows (an ugly thought) with another media/sports celebrity is this all about (besides his own latent...etc.)?

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Reply 60 - Posted by: lana720, 4/30/2013 10:27:45 AM     (No. 9303309)

Too hard to top some of the comments above. We tend to be comical about something so dreadful, sinful and shameful because to see it for what it is, is too painful and disgusting.

God struck down cities for this in the Old Testament.

#44 and 53 sum up the situation pretty well. One day, Collins is up, but at the end, Tim Tebow will be at the right Hand of Jesus for his beliefs and faithfulness.

At this point, we are beyond help and must pray for mercy!
IHLG

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Reply 61 - Posted by: ironchefw, 4/30/2013 10:36:28 AM     (No. 9303336)

At this point, I don´t need another reason not to watch the NBA or the President. Or Kim Kardashian. Or the nightly news. America is being told to celebrates perversity. Obama is the Minimum Effort President.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 4/30/2013 10:39:50 AM     (No. 9303348)

Single-handedly, Barry is redefining the traditional basketball terms of:
- "man-to-man"
- "pick-up game"
- "shirts and skins"
- "Get in his jock"
- "backdoor play"
- "one-on-one"
- "double team"
- "easy score"
- "reach around foul"
- "press"
- "swing the ball around to the other side"
- "deep penetration"
- "cross-over move"

Hey, I´m only limited by L.com´s word limit here.

Butt seriously, Barry can´t wait to get Jason and Reggie in for some "two-on-one". Ugh. Mooch is getting a new wig, boob belts and a 3 month vacation featuring nightly bonfires on hundred dollar bills for allowing this.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: cincinnati whig, 4/30/2013 10:45:46 AM     (No. 9303359)

Does anyone else suspect that maybe this guy is NOT gay? The way things are, if a guy´s mediocre career is ending and he has no other marketable skills, it might occur to him to come up with a desperate scam. How much can he get for a quick book/made-for-TV-movie deal?
My Locker Was a Closet: The Jason Collins Story

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Reply 64 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 4/30/2013 10:58:42 AM     (No. 9303391)

Surely this part-time federal worker has exceeded all his predecessors employees by not just having ´brushes´ with evil, but by his fully ´embracing´ it. There is a pox on this country that this individual merely symbolizes. For ANY official of the United States to applaud something which the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, unequivocally states as being a sin of degenerate evil, is beyond the pale. This man, and his entire charade as pResident, will be judged harshly by God. If America can survive this plunge into extreme liberalism, these years will be referred to as the worst reign of liberal idiocy in American history and an example for generations to come of just how stoopid liberalism really is.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: jorgecito, 4/30/2013 11:10:17 AM     (No. 9303428)

Enough already with the self-congratulatory back-patting (or should I say butt-patting) on the part of pols like the odious Obamas.

Really, how much "courage" does it take for anyone to "come out as gay" these days?

Answer: Zero. No one will attack this man, either verbally or physically.

Nor will his career suffer -- on the contrary, his employers will now fear taking any kind of negative action against him, even if he does a terrible job.

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Reply 66 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 4/30/2013 11:12:20 AM     (No. 9303433)

Man, I´d sure like a day off from all this gay crap.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: merc55h, 4/30/2013 11:44:02 AM     (No. 9303501)

When he gets cut from the team it will be because he´s gay, that can be the only exploitation,,,err umm,,,explanation. Too be we can cut POTUS from the tem right now.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 4/30/2013 12:05:45 PM     (No. 9303554)

OK Mr. President, now take the gag order off the Benghazi attack and murders.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 4/30/2013 12:37:33 PM     (No. 9303632)

# 11 The majority of Americans have no idea that Obama
was raised by a transvestite nanny during his formative years in Indonesia.
Amazingly , many biographies and newspapers like the NYT, USA Today , UK Mail,
Baltimore Sun et al. actually reported the transvestite nanny story .
Despite those single sentences ,
Barry´s very bizarre and warped childhood is papered over
by the same media that spent days
on a prank Romney played in high school.
Americans do not know that Barry and his cross dressing nanny
slept in the same bed for years.
When a young boy is forced to share a bed
with an older gay man who sometimes dresses in drag
, ..for years .. he cannot possibly be well adjusted and normal.
Unless he´s had years of therapy. And even then...
His ex nanny now goes by the name Evie , but, when
he/ she raised Barry , he went by " Turdi ".
Evie / Turdi has told many interviewers :
´But he did see me trying on his mother´s lipstick, sometimes.
That used to really crack him up.´
“When I’d fetch him from school, his friends would mock me and
shout ‘banci, banci’
( a street name for transgenders ) ...said Turdi, ..
“His friends would call him names like ‘Barry Negro’
when they lost a football match, ..."
His pet was an orangutang named Tata.
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Reply 70 - Posted by: lencu255, 4/30/2013 12:50:42 PM     (No. 9303655)

Hey, fellow conservatives, let´s stop biting at obozo´s ankles like small pug dogs.
Our task #1 is to educate low-informed who are not reading lucianne and not listening to Mark Levin. And the only way to do it is to demand from the conservative leaders, names like Sarah Palin, DeMint and Congressional Tea Partiers, to work hard to create conservative mainstream media - local newspapers and TV stations. Raising funds, urging Kochs and Trumps to invest....
Scolding leftists here gives us some ventilation relief, but unfortunately, zero result! Commies don´t care, they will continue their "transformation".

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Reply 71 - Posted by: CJohnson, 4/30/2013 12:54:09 PM     (No. 9303663)

See how he rubs our face in it? We are now courteously invited to join him in hell.

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Reply 72 - Posted by: Flipper3, 4/30/2013 12:56:27 PM     (No. 9303668)

What a silly creature Obama is. We are not dealing with a serious man here.

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Reply 73 - Posted by: broken01, 4/30/2013 1:21:02 PM     (No. 9303710)



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Reply 74 - Posted by: broken01, 4/30/2013 1:32:43 PM     (No. 9303727)

Hey #62 you forgot over the back foul and between the legs dribble...LOL. Seriously why is what Collins did so courageous? I for one do NOT care what you do in the privacy of your own home but there in lies the rub. The whole LGBT community seems to think that it is celebratory when they "come out of the closet" What they won´t get through their thick skulls is that the majority of American could care less. Now for our president to come out and call this man to praise him is not only in keeping with the Odumbo logic but it is nothing more than pandering. What´s next Collins at the White House. Watch for it folks it just might happen.

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Reply 75 - Posted by: strike3, 4/30/2013 1:40:23 PM     (No. 9303741)

What a strange path to the president´s ear, humping one of your own sex and admitting it in public. Obama must be turned on by the weirdest things.

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Reply 76 - Posted by: peterfleming, 4/30/2013 1:50:50 PM     (No. 9303752)

Collins is out of work. No job, Get it ?
Now he can charge, sex discrimination for any trouble he has getting another job. And he can have our whore pResident to testify for him revealing all the hate calls N´Ob received after his phone call. Sick.

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Reply 77 - Posted by: mitzi, 4/30/2013 1:56:35 PM     (No. 9303761)

I can only assume that Obama was looking for "coming out pointers."

I´m picturing a McGreevey-esque scenario at some point in the not-too-distant future for Obama. (You do remember McGreevey of NJ don´t you?)

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Reply 78 - Posted by: Sergeant Major, 4/30/2013 2:02:17 PM     (No. 9303771)

Seems this Collins person last year had a 1.1 field goal average and played in 6 of the 86 game season. Anyone wanna bet he did this for job security?

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Reply 79 - Posted by: Daylily, 4/30/2013 2:24:50 PM     (No. 9303811)

O must believe this is a perfect way to divert our attention and concerns from the important things in our country - Benghazi, the economy, that stupid so-called health care act, and on and on. I´m truly sickened to think of him calling this basketball person and praising him for announcing he is gay - who cares! Sexual orientation should be private. Under O, our country´s morals and ethics continue a downward plunge - so very sad.

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Reply 80 - Posted by: joew9, 4/30/2013 2:31:06 PM     (No. 9303824)

I thought they meant Susan Collins. And it made sense to me.

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Reply 81 - Posted by: Rusino, 4/30/2013 2:34:08 PM     (No. 9303830)

I find the Occupior of The Oval Office repugnant!

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Reply 82 - Posted by: Rusino, 4/30/2013 2:36:13 PM     (No. 9303833)

.........makes me go Hmmmmmm? When I remember Obams ´body man´ Reggie Love!

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Reply 83 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 4/30/2013 2:51:10 PM     (No. 9303854)

Obama was setting up a date.

He´s so excited, he just can´t hide it.

you know... you know... you know...he want´s it.

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Reply 84 - Posted by: msts, 4/30/2013 3:50:36 PM     (No. 9303935)

Like most things here, I am preaching to the choir. How can this guy be compared to Jackie Robinson? Jackie Robinson was prevented from playing a sport because he was black, a situation he could not change and could not hide. This guy has not been prevented from doinfg anything, infact he has had a twelve year career. The only thing he wants to do is tell us all openly his sexual preference. Unfortuantely, his preference has beciome his defining characteristic and this is why he is the anti-Robinson. Robinson wanted to play because he was a ball player. Sue he knew the first balck ball player came with responsibility but he was still just looking to play ball. This guy just wants to be known as gay. Basketball doesn´t play into it.

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Reply 85 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 4/30/2013 3:54:25 PM     (No. 9303937)

Did he invite Collins to double with him and Reggie?

That a president of the USA should be calling people and congratulating them on their "courage" for coming out is obscene.

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Reply 86 - Posted by: Daisymae, 4/30/2013 4:28:08 PM     (No. 9303996)

Yesiree, says much more about Obama than it says about Collins and with Michelle´s comment about being a single parent, I´ll let y´all do the math.

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Reply 87 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 4/30/2013 5:21:40 PM     (No. 9304085)

I don´ follow basketball, but it seems to me that a 34 year old player is basically at the end of his career. The article stated he was a free agent. My tin foil hat has me wondering if Collins made the "gay" announcement to insure that he would be picked up by a team. After all, if no team signs him then they will face the fire storm of being homophobes. He now has a contract in the bag, so to speak.

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Reply 88 - Posted by: PaleAle, 4/30/2013 5:26:12 PM     (No. 9304090)

Here is the question I was hoping for in his press conference today. "Mr. President; We have heard the details about your phone call to support Jason Collins. When will be hear the details of your phone call to Kermit Gosnell to express your support?"

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Reply 89 - Posted by: billa, 4/30/2013 5:56:32 PM     (No. 9304135)

I am a white, 1/2 French and 1/2 Italian woman who is very straight and adores the company of straight men...you know what I mean.

Okday, I have "come out" - can I get praises from the President.

Oh, wait, maybe I should have said "I am an overweight, hairy lesbian coming out".

Believe me, I am the former, not the latter.

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Reply 90 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 4/30/2013 6:42:29 PM     (No. 9304217)

When does a heterosexual NBA player get to speak out about his sexual orientation? and get a call from the president? receive public backing from everybody in creation?

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Reply 91 - Posted by: ocjim, 4/30/2013 6:48:24 PM     (No. 9304222)

Reggie made him make the call.

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Reply 93 - Posted by: nevernaught, 4/30/2013 9:01:24 PM     (No. 9304396)

Yes #87 he is washed up as you say. He´s third string, doesn´t get must playing time and is a free agent. Another way to look at him being washed up, is he probably spends a lot of time in the locker room shower.

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Reply 94 - Posted by: rfr46, 4/30/2013 9:30:35 PM     (No. 9304433)

This is a Saturday Night Live show, right?

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Reply 95 - Posted by: RussVet, 5/1/2013 6:39:53 AM     (No. 9304763)

Obozo the "incompetent" .. nothing to do but be a "Drama Queen" for those with mental problem Sex Attraction Disorder (SAD)...

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