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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 12:30 AM

BREAKING: Dr. Ben Carson Will Not Address John Hopkins Commencement

Source: MSNBC

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson told Andrea Mitchell Friday that he is prepared to refrain from speaking at the university’s School of Medicine commencement ceremony, after students and faculty petitioned over comments he made this week that were widely seen as anti-gay.

Carson told FOX News host Sean Hannity Tuesday, “My thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman. It’s a well-established, fundamental pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality–it doesn’t matter what they are–they don’t get to change the definition.”

Carson’s comparison of gay relationships to pedophilia (NAMBLA stands for the North American Man/Boy Love Association) and bestiality has caused the pediatric neurosurgeon to fall from his perch as a Republican rising a star in recent days. Earlier this month, he drew a standing ovation at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), and just last month, he publicly slammed President Obama’s position on taxes, the deficit, and health care while addressing three thousand people at the National Prayer Breakfast. The president watched from the dais, just a few feet away. In 2008, former President George W. Bush presented Carson with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.



Read more: http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/03/29/dr-ben-carson-says-he-will-not-speak-at-johns-hopkins-commencement/



First it was that hick Don Young from Alaska, now this mental midget. I just wonder who is the next repuke that is going to step in it?

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Reply BREAKING: Dr. Ben Carson Will Not Address John Hopkins Commencement (Original post)
Left Coast2020 Mar 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Mar 2013 #1
busterbrown Mar 2013 #9
Katashi_itto Mar 2013 #22
SoSoU Mar 2013 #47
Orsino Apr 2013 #55
Graybeard Mar 2013 #28
TwilightGardener Mar 2013 #2
KG Mar 2013 #3
Tx4obama Mar 2013 #6
busterbrown Mar 2013 #10
Tunkamerica Mar 2013 #19
haikugal Mar 2013 #33
840high Mar 2013 #44
TexasTowelie Mar 2013 #4
Tx4obama Mar 2013 #5
marshall Apr 2013 #54
Tx4obama Apr 2013 #56
marshall Apr 2013 #57
George II Mar 2013 #7
Purveyor Mar 2013 #11
George II Mar 2013 #30
Fearless Mar 2013 #8
defacto7 Mar 2013 #12
blkmusclmachine Mar 2013 #13
Kolesar Mar 2013 #20
appacom Mar 2013 #49
haikugal Mar 2013 #34
pnwmom Mar 2013 #14
dflprincess Mar 2013 #41
pnwmom Mar 2013 #42
dflprincess Mar 2013 #52
olddots Mar 2013 #15
graham4anything Mar 2013 #16
cosmicone Mar 2013 #17
Bluenorthwest Mar 2013 #31
graham4anything Mar 2013 #32
Bluenorthwest Mar 2013 #35
graham4anything Mar 2013 #36
progressoid Mar 2013 #18
marshall Mar 2013 #21
gademocrat7 Mar 2013 #23
RBInMaine Mar 2013 #24
still_one Mar 2013 #29
RBInMaine Mar 2013 #38
840high Mar 2013 #45
still_one Mar 2013 #46
RBInMaine Mar 2013 #25
southernyankeebelle Mar 2013 #26
RKP5637 Mar 2013 #27
AAO Mar 2013 #37
Chakab Mar 2013 #39
Robb Mar 2013 #40
olddots Mar 2013 #43
aint_no_life_nowhere Mar 2013 #48
Mkap Mar 2013 #50
ZRT2209 Mar 2013 #51
Auntie Bush Mar 2013 #53

Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 12:36 AM

1. Well then FUCK Dr. Ben Carson. Pulling the NAMBLA-beastiality card???

Fuck that turd.

Like it wasn't enough that he showed up on Sean 'I have no penis' Hannity's show.

Fuck them both.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:31 AM

9. This guy really fucked up his career.

The only thing left is residential medical expert for Fox News.
Congratulations Benji !!!

Heres are some interesting comments left by patient concerning Dr. Ben...
Check the ones with all ones as a grade....Ver Interesting...

http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/866141/Dr-Benjamin-Carson-BALTIMORE-MD.html

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 07:53 AM

22. That was a quick political career. I hope he tries to run now!

The only people that probably think he's still viable are RWers

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 03:18 PM

55. If the ultimate goal of every half-assed political "thinker"...

...is a refuge on Fox News as as Victim of the Year, I'd say Dr. Carson might just be going directly for the money.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:49 AM

28. His 15 min of fame lasted about 12 1/2.

Just had to scratch the surface to reveal the RW lunatic underneath .

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 12:37 AM

2. Keep yer day job, buddy.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 12:37 AM

3. neurosurgeon? please don't let this stupid motherfucker operate on my brain...

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Response to KG (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 12:52 AM

6. Apparently you don't know much about his medical accomplishments.


Carson is the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins,
he devised the procedure which was a breakthrough for conjoined cases.

There is a wonderful film that was made of his life titled "Gifted Hands".

Although I do not agree with anything he has said in the media regarding marriage equality - the film is awesome and I would recommend everyone to watch if they get the chance to do so.

Netflix.com has it available for streaming.



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:38 AM

10. What about the matter of Dr. Ben’s inappropriate behavior at Prayer Breakfast?

I hope you have a big problem with that...
The guy is an idiot no matter how good of a doctor he is..
Gifted Hands?

Read some of the negative reviews below and assume wether or not these patients feel Dr. Ben has gifted
hands...

http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/866141/Dr-Benjamin-Carson-BALTIMORE-MD.html

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 05:48 AM

19. Gifted Hands... Tainted Mind.

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:28 AM

33. Oh Gawd he prays over his patients...

I hate that!!! I had a nurse do that once and I lost it!! It also happened in recovery from a surgery when a preacher invited himself into my space. He wouldn't take no for an answer so I got rude, what a shit! Assholes!!

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Response to KG (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:00 PM

44. He is very, very good. I would

want him to operate on me.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 12:38 AM

4. The National Association of Marlon Brando Look-Alikes will be pleased to no end.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 12:47 AM

5. The headline is misleading. He has NOT yet withdrawn. See UPDATE below.


-snip-

UPDATE: 4:08 p.m. -- Dennis O'Shea, executive director of media relations at Johns Hopkins University, said he had not heard of any change in commencement plans.

"Dr. Carson is a distinguished Johns Hopkins surgeon and scientist chosen to speak at the School of Medicine diploma ceremony because of his extraordinary accomplishments as a neurosurgeon and his many contributions as an advocate for education and children," O'Shea said in an email to The Huffington Post. "He was not asked to speak because of his personal political, religious or social views. His personal views are just that, his own. When he speaks about them, he is not speaking on behalf of Johns Hopkins."

-snip-

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/ben-carson-johns-hopkins_n_2980578.html?utm_hp_ref=politics



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 07:47 AM

54. The headline actually says JohnsHopkins is defending him

Nothing about him being barred from speaking or even withdrawing.

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Response to marshall (Reply #54)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 05:07 PM

56. The 'original' headline of the article on the OP link is the one in the DU subject line...


it was only later that the article was updated and the headline on that website was changed.



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #56)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 06:04 PM

57. Talk about an about face!

Somebody sure dropped the ball.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 12:55 AM

7. Late Breaking?

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:41 AM

11. Must be the 'lock' quota has been filled for the evening... eom

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:55 AM

30. I wonder what the criteria is for "Latest Breaking News"?

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:11 AM

8. Good riddance.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:44 AM

12. And HE says his antiquated definition of marriage can't be changed?

Who's he to decide the world can't change? Sure, let's just stop the world from progressing and make it stop somewhere in the middle ages. What arrogance! He thinks he should control the world with his mind.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:49 AM

13. The Prayer Breakfasts are run by "The Family," that helped co-author Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill,

and operate a Church/flophouse for some (R) and (D) Congressmen known as "Frathouse for Jesus" over on C Street in D.C., if the rumors are accurate. Part of the New Apolistic Reformation/Dominionist theology, Pastor Doug Coe counsels Hillary Clinton ("true friend, mentor, and trusted confidant" ).

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 07:10 AM

20. $(&(%^ #&%$^ #$$ !!!

that is all I have to say.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #20)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:02 AM

49. You said a mouthful to which I agree -

$%^*^%^%%$#*&

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 02:02 AM

14. He's been touted as the Repubs' great black hope for 2016. I hope he's dug his own political grave.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:37 PM

41. You would think a man this smart

could figure out that the people who are fawning over him now are the same ones who would have denied him access to medical school if they could have.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #41)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:48 PM

42. Clarence Thomas never figured that out, and he was head of the EOC. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #42)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:30 PM

52. An excellent point. n/t

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 02:13 AM

15. Doctor heal thyself

n.t

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 03:30 AM

16. Any publicity is better than No publicity. Carson wants to be Jeb's VP in 2016

 

and a few weeks ago, no one ever heard of him.

The republican/tea/libertarian party knows of him now

Which is his plan all along.

Do you think this was not planned by him?

Keep his name handy, because you will be hearing alot about him and remember kiddies,
the republicantealibertarian party doesn't care 2 spits about anything any one of us thinks on anything.

They already know we ain't voting for them.

I am surprised Chris Christie hasn't made a remark like this lately. After all, he and Ben are on the same side. And after all, CC also wants what Ben wants.
To be Jeb's #2 in 2016.

And remember, the more the other players play their part like this, the more Jeb comes off looking sane and well, that is how the stupid ones are going to nominate a Bush after saying it will never happen.

(and beward those that want to protest vote- tell me Carson is in any way, shape, or form,
the same as the worst democratic candidate.

To quote an old John Conlee song title, "Now they can't say it, anymore".

Drown out the "both parties are the same" fake protesters. For they would be happy with
Jeb/Carson.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 04:00 AM

17. Jeb won't touch him with a 10' pole

The Bushies are pragmatic and stay away from nutcases. They like reasonable sounding evil people like Cheney.

Ben would be lucky if he got to be on Santorum's of Bachmann's short list.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:19 AM

31. The only people who say 'all publicity is good publicity' are people who have never had any

publicity at all. Bad publicity is bad, it is not 'better than none at all' and it is often the thing that destroys a career. This is why public figures spend so much time and money attempting to control the publicity they get.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #31)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:24 AM

32. Which is why Ben is in the news now. Do you think this was a mistake?

 

This isn't even bad publicity as the people he is angling for all think that way anyhow.

He is playing the conservatives.

He broke this story himself. And it is achieving exactly what was wanted.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #32)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:40 AM

35. No he did not do this on purpose, yes it was a huge mistake.

He did not 'break the story himself' he fucked up on TV and got called out for it massively.
Again, the only people who think all publicity is good are people like yourself, who have never had any publicity at all and don't think it through very much. Claire McCaskill could point out that Akin's publicity did her great favors. Destroyed him. Helped her.
Spitzer, Larry Craig, Mark Foley,David Patraeus, how do you think they felt about the press they got? We could list names all day, in every country and in every era.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #35)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:22 PM

36. Whatever. You are 100% wrong. Carson is going to be a superstar

 

I had heard about him months ago, but no one was talking about him

Then this, the whole nation is talking about him.

He moved to the top tier and he did it on purpose.

But it matters little, as Hillary will be the Next President anyhow. Thank God for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton being here in our hours of need.

All the other people you are referring to were IN office. That is the difference.
Carson has no accountability. He is NOT in office.

And he is not going for the gay vote, he is going for the conservative vote.
And he is not a teaparty person, just a regular conservative. Now he has gravitas for them.

It's like people that think W was stupid. W played them. No, W was not stupid.
No college grad is stupid. No president is stupid.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 05:41 AM

18. I RWer recently told me how great he is.

"He tells it like it is"



Fuck him.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 07:21 AM

21. There is no room for his kind in public discourse

He will soon pass into obscure silence.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:06 AM

23. His hateful rhetoric is past it's sell date.

I am glad he will not be the commencement speaker at John Hopkins.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:26 AM

24. Sad. A very good doctor with a compelling story has gone blble thumper. Pathetic.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #24)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:56 AM

29. A racist doctor who is a skilled surgeon. A physician who has no humanity is not a good physician

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Response to still_one (Reply #29)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 07:57 PM

38. Well, not sure about racist. But sad, skewed, and darn bad twisted thinking, yes.

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Response to still_one (Reply #29)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:03 PM

45. How is he a racist?

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Response to 840high (Reply #45)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:32 PM

46. Perhaps racist is the correct term, but hate and intollerance is, and they both stem from the same

narrow minded and bigoted views

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:27 AM

25. Says he wants to tone down the rhetoric, then goes on Hannity and talks "beastiality." Sheesh.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:34 AM

26. Republicans have black hearts. Until they stop the insanity none of us will feel our country is

 

going the right direction.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:40 AM

27. Many are really getting fed up listening to

BS from people like this fool. Many Americans are finally coming to their senses and seeing these overinflated jerks for what they really are ... mental fossils dressed up in 21st century clothes sitting on rusty decaying perches.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:54 PM

37. People like this are fomenting hatred - and it makes me SICK!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:22 PM

39. I was looking for a reason to hate this guy.

Now I have it.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:44 PM

40. Rocket scientists worldwide high-five one another.

At least THAT's settled.

OT: what an asshole.

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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 05:00 AM

48. Brilliant Doctor - but otherwise completely off his rocker

According to what I've read about him, he favors a flat tax based on the biblical tithe of 10%. He doesn't believe in evolution and in an article in the Adventist Review calls those who believe it unethical and immoral (in other words he's intolerant of opposing views to his own religious ones). He argues that there is no scientific evidence for evolution and that there are no transitional fossils that provide evidence for the evolution of humans from a common ancestor with other apes. He wants to end all government provided welfare, food stamps and public assistance and thinks that only religious charities should be relied upon for this: "Nobody is starving on the streets. We've always taken care of them. We take care of our own; we always have. It is not the government's responsibility." He wants to privatize medicare and create vouchers or health savings accounts. He told Neil Cavuto that he would run for office if God called on him to run. He's supposedly an avowed 7th Day Adventist who doesn't believe in dancing or seeing movies. From what I understand, Adventists believe in a literal interpretation of the bible that the universe was created in only six days, 6,000 years ago. He may win over the right wing extremists but he's an Ayn Randian with an added extreme religious dimension and I just don't see how he can be a viable national candidate.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:48 PM

50. Right on Ben Carson

Yeah they don't get to change the definition of marriage!

which is why blacks still can't marry whites!

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 01:23 PM

51. good

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:19 PM

53. Hoping Sara Palin will be next! n/t

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