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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 03:46 PM
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79. IT WAS JUST ONE SONG!!11!
Yep, you're right. Obama has sure developed a pattern of publicly cozying up to and honoring vile homophobes.

I don't know what's more shameful -- the fact that Obama does it, or the fact that so many "progressives" at DU are consistently willing to give him a pass for doing it.
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  -Please Urge President Obama to fire homophobe Jonathan I. Katz from oil spill committee Bluebear  May-17-10 12:15 PM   #0 
  - It's ok. Gays don't matter to Obama - as he has proven time and time again  Teka   May-17-10 12:25 PM   #1 
  - I suspect it'd be counter productive  zipplewrath   May-17-10 12:31 PM   #2 
  - Sorry, but catastophic disaster trumps political correctness. If he is the best person  Pisces   May-17-10 12:37 PM   #3 
  - "Political correctness?" Wow. - - - You would say the same thing is he was a "PROUD RACIST"?  Bluebear   May-17-10 12:38 PM   #4 
  - In my post, I said I would ( I am not white) This spill must be contained. If he is the smartest  Pisces   May-17-10 12:43 PM   #5 
     - "Talent" - - - if his paper is an example of his bad-ass brain at work, I doubt it.  Bluebear   May-17-10 12:47 PM   #7 
     - Having common sense is different from technical knowledge. It is not my wish that homophobes  Pisces   May-17-10 12:55 PM   #10 
        - And if it had been * that had pushed this homophobe, that would have been OK with you?  bobbolink   May-17-10 02:18 PM   #36 
           - It is ok with my militant homosexual self.  fishbulb703   May-17-10 02:25 PM   #40 
              - Great. We will remember that the next time you post some flame about *  bobbolink   May-17-10 02:27 PM   #41 
              - Is that the royal 'we'? Get over yourself. nt  fishbulb703   May-17-10 02:29 PM   #42 
                 - Keep up the personal attacks, chum. It's soooo "progressive"  bobbolink   May-17-10 02:44 PM   #46 
                    - What about your first reply to my post wasn't personal? nt  fishbulb703   May-17-10 02:46 PM   #47 
                       - Ummm, YOU said it was fine with YOU, and I responded accordingly.  bobbolink   May-17-10 02:53 PM   #54 
                          - Well, from my collection of gay friends in Gville, FL. I can say no, I can not acknowledge it.  fishbulb703   May-17-10 03:04 PM   #59 
                             - Great, then we are back to recognizing your lack of empathy for other folks.  bobbolink   May-17-10 03:12 PM   #63 
                                - Whoa, argument via leaps and bounds. Good for you.  fishbulb703   May-17-10 03:16 PM   #69 
                                   - Might Be? Hunh  Solomon   May-17-10 07:16 PM   #110 
                                      - Interesting that he has been fired and is not the big expert some people are defending here.  Bluebear   May-17-10 09:16 PM   #131 
                                         - Even were he some big expert, there is never only one (1) person  EFerrari   May-17-10 09:23 PM   #133 
              - Do we have any evidence that this is a person whose knowledge and skills  me b zola   May-17-10 09:21 PM   #132 
                 - Not to my knowldge,. But don't we trust our party in power? nt  fishbulb703   May-17-10 09:56 PM   #135 
                    - Trust but verify. Always.  me b zola   May-17-10 10:09 PM   #137 
     - Hint, he ain't smart  izquierdista   May-17-10 01:19 PM   #16 
        - He's going to insist that the oil spill be plugged with a giant penis. Heterosexually. n/t  Ian David   May-17-10 02:44 PM   #45 
  - Why does he have to be on the panel?  KamaAina   May-17-10 01:19 PM   #18 
  - So you support the 'science of creationism'?  Bluenorthwest   May-17-10 01:34 PM   #22 
  - Let the oil flow.....  stray cat   May-17-10 12:45 PM   #6 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-17-10 12:48 PM   #8 
  - If he is THE expert we need to control this blow-out...  hayu_lol   May-17-10 12:53 PM   #9 
  - K&R! - Letter Signed. eom  frebrd   May-17-10 01:01 PM   #11 
  - Sorry, I hate to say it but I don't care if the guy that can solve this  TheKentuckian   May-17-10 01:03 PM   #12 
  - Thank you If you were dying on the side of the road as a result of  Solomon   May-17-10 01:20 PM   #19 
  - If I were dying on the side of the road, a homophobic doctor would decline to treat me.  foxfeet   May-17-10 01:36 PM   #25 
  - A homophobic doctor wouldn't stop to help now would he.  walldude   May-17-10 01:40 PM   #28 
     - You guys are unreal. Just unreal.  Solomon   May-17-10 02:49 PM   #51 
        - Read below...the guy is a global warming denier also...  joeybee12   May-17-10 02:50 PM   #52 
        - I'm not "defending" the guy and I resent you saying that.  Solomon   May-17-10 03:02 PM   #57 
        - In a country where pharmacists can refuse to fill women's prescriptions  foxfeet   May-17-10 08:12 PM   #122 
  - Hmm...and after reading what he had to say about AIDS, you think that  joeybee12   May-17-10 02:21 PM   #38 
     - William Shockley  jberryhill   May-17-10 03:30 PM   #73 
  - My one recommend couldn't even bring this up to +1  bobbolink   May-17-10 01:05 PM   #13 
  - Mine neither, Bobbolink  readmoreoften   May-17-10 01:23 PM   #21 
     - Mine got it to one...  walldude   May-17-10 01:35 PM   #24 
        - +2 when I left work, now 0  Newsjock   May-17-10 02:09 PM   #34 
           - Sadly, I don't think we ARE "better than this".  bobbolink   May-17-10 02:46 PM   #48 
  - "I am a racist, and proud."  KamaAina   May-17-10 01:16 PM   #14 
  - yup. even though people on this thread claim they would be fine, if he were an avowed racist  La Lioness Priyanka   May-17-10 01:37 PM   #26 
     - One counterexample....  jberryhill   May-17-10 03:33 PM   #74 
  - Imagine what would be said if BUSH had appointed him. Would there be ANY defense of him at all?  katandmoon   May-17-10 01:18 PM   #15 
  - That is exactly why for Years I have been saying we need to look at OURSELVES.  bobbolink   May-17-10 01:38 PM   #27 
  - There would be no defense and we wouldn't be accused of  walldude   May-17-10 01:42 PM   #29 
  - .  bobbolink   May-17-10 01:47 PM   #32 
  - +1  racaulk   May-17-10 03:16 PM   #68 
  - "It would have been 100% assumed that Bush could have found a non-homophobic expert"  jesus_of_suburbia   May-17-10 10:00 PM   #136 
  - There is never anything such as the one best person  undeterred   May-17-10 01:19 PM   #17 
  - yup  La Lioness Priyanka   May-17-10 01:45 PM   #31 
  - Precisely. n/t  EFerrari   May-17-10 04:19 PM   #83 
  - Obama should be ordering the seizure of BP's assets and hardware to fix this mess.  readmoreoften   May-17-10 01:22 PM   #20 
  - K&R.. Anyone thinking that this guy is "smart" enough to deal with this oil spill  walldude   May-17-10 01:34 PM   #23 
  - That Obama, he just loves some bigots!  Bluenorthwest   May-17-10 01:43 PM   #30 
  - IT WAS JUST ONE SONG!!11!  racaulk   May-17-10 03:46 PM   #79 
  - His scientific background is suspect as well  KamaAina   May-17-10 02:01 PM   #33 
  - Nice find...makes me think they really don't want to solve this...n/t  joeybee12   May-17-10 02:13 PM   #35 
  - Shit! He's a Global Warming Denier....  walldude   May-17-10 02:18 PM   #37 
  - Here's a rec from me, Bluebear.  tango-tee   May-17-10 02:22 PM   #39 
  - Got up to +3, now back to +1  Newsjock   May-17-10 02:33 PM   #43 
  - He is consulted for his scientific expertise, not his views on human rights  gravity   May-17-10 02:34 PM   #44 
  - He's a Global Warming Denier...  walldude   May-17-10 02:47 PM   #49 
     - He isn't a global warming denier  gravity   May-17-10 02:58 PM   #55 
        - LMAO.. try the links I posted in post 37..  walldude   May-17-10 03:09 PM   #61 
           - He never denied global warming caused by humans  gravity   May-17-10 03:16 PM   #67 
  - I want the spill stopped first and foremost  Sheepshank   May-17-10 02:48 PM   #50 
  - "My personal ideology" - - We don't need your signature or your rec.  Bluebear   May-17-10 03:10 PM   #62 
  - I'm surprised he didn't say "lifestyle choice."  racaulk   May-17-10 03:15 PM   #65 
  - Really you want the spill stopped so you will support a scientist who  walldude   May-17-10 03:13 PM   #64 
     - Stop! We can't cater to people with personal ideologies of lifestyle choices!  Bluebear   May-17-10 03:42 PM   #76 
  - After reading some of the stuff about him it seems like he does not  CBR   May-17-10 02:51 PM   #53 
  - For want of a nail (someone acceptable to DU)  cherokeeprogressive   May-17-10 02:59 PM   #56 
  - For want of a global warming denier, but whatever.  Bluebear   May-17-10 03:44 PM   #77 
  - K&R.  EFerrari   May-17-10 03:02 PM   #58 
  - Well, apparently this  walldude   May-17-10 03:15 PM   #66 
     - Hook, line and sinker. n/t  EFerrari   May-17-10 03:22 PM   #70 
  - K&R  racaulk   May-17-10 03:09 PM   #60 
  - No suprise at all, because DU has been proved to be quite friendly to homophobes  Teka   May-17-10 03:26 PM   #71 
  - Next the thread will be locked for being "hopelessly unmoderatable"  Bluebear   May-17-10 03:45 PM   #78 
  - Obama admin picks climate-change-denying homophobe to 'fix' Gulf oil spill disaster  Ian David   May-17-10 03:29 PM   #72 
  - If Bush had done this all of DU would be on your side.  Forkboy   May-17-10 03:39 PM   #75 
  - yup,  La Lioness Priyanka   May-17-10 04:09 PM   #81 
  - Ain't that the truth!!!  racaulk   May-17-10 04:16 PM   #82 
  - +1  bullwinkle428   May-17-10 04:37 PM   #86 
  - The climate change thing bothers me more  Prism   May-17-10 04:07 PM   #80 
  - In my personal experience, a person can be brilliant in one field and shite in everything else  SemiCharmedQuark   May-17-10 04:19 PM   #84 
  - What the hell is going on here?  Toucano   May-17-10 04:33 PM   #85 
  - EXACTLY. It would be like hiring George Rekers for, well,  bullwinkle428   May-17-10 04:40 PM   #87 
  - You are comparing apples and oranges  DatManFromNawlins   May-18-10 12:25 AM   #142 
     - His field of discipline is irrelevant.  Toucano   May-18-10 01:09 AM   #146 
  - Sorry, if Charles Manson had the expertise to stop the leak, I'd hire him  scheming daemons   May-17-10 04:50 PM   #88 
  - Care to show how Katz has the expertise to stop the leak? n/t  FreeState   May-17-10 05:00 PM   #90 
  - Care to show  The Old Creak   May-17-10 05:18 PM   #95 
  - How can I show a negative?  FreeState   May-17-10 07:07 PM   #108 
  - Thank you. Exactly how did Katz become the go-to guy for oil gushers?  foxfeet   May-17-10 05:21 PM   #96 
     - Why are they all  The Old Creak   May-17-10 05:30 PM   #99 
  - Yes, we know you would.  Forkboy   May-17-10 06:43 PM   #105 
     - Yes... because let's not worry about how quickly the leak is stopped, but only about  scheming daemons   May-17-10 06:49 PM   #106 
        - " Being a homophobe doesn't invalidate the man's physics expertise."  Forkboy   May-17-10 06:57 PM   #107 
           - You're changing the argument unfairly.  Solomon   May-17-10 07:31 PM   #113 
              - Nobody has yet argued that he's competent. Apparently it's just assumed.  foxfeet   May-17-10 08:10 PM   #119 
              - My argument wasn't that he was incompetent at all.  Forkboy   May-17-10 09:24 PM   #134 
  - WTF !!  gaspee   May-17-10 04:56 PM   #89 
  - done!  amborin   May-17-10 05:08 PM   #91 
  - unreal: Obama nominates a denier as one of our "best and brightest" scientists please make this  amborin   May-17-10 05:11 PM   #92 
  - That would be a stupid move, IMO  WeDidIt   May-17-10 05:12 PM   #93 
  - No thanks..  Upton   May-17-10 05:14 PM   #94 
  - Katz, an astrophysicist, admits he has no expertise and can't help:  amborin   May-17-10 05:26 PM   #97 
  - Katz's blog post on global warming:  amborin   May-17-10 05:28 PM   #98 
  - This sucks  The Old Creak   May-17-10 05:33 PM   #100 
  - This is why I'm okay with dismissing him.  BreweryYardRat   May-17-10 08:45 PM   #128 
  - So a homophobe is not worthy to work on an important environmental project  Sheepshank   May-17-10 05:40 PM   #101 
  - Let's play the anti-gay Pick 3, shall we?  Prism   May-17-10 05:50 PM   #102 
  - It's exactly what I'm getting from the op  Sheepshank   May-17-10 05:58 PM   #103 
     - yeah, real 'hypicritical'  Bluebear   May-17-10 07:20 PM   #112 
     - He failed on a public level when he advocated for discrimination  EFerrari   May-17-10 07:39 PM   #114 
  - "I don't see a difference here in the hate rhetoric" ...the "LIFESTYLE" - wow.  Bluebear   May-17-10 07:19 PM   #111 
  - obviously what?  Sheepshank   May-17-10 08:03 PM   #116 
     - Just an FYI the term "lifestyle" is beyond offensive  FreeState   May-17-10 08:07 PM   #118 
     - Amazing how easily the RW rhetoric has worked its way in here. nt  laughingliberal   May-17-10 08:12 PM   #121 
     - 'I suppose I don't have the right gay speak enough for you?' - Piss off, he got fired.  Bluebear   May-17-10 08:19 PM   #125 
        - piss off?  Sheepshank   May-17-10 08:41 PM   #126 
           - Self-rightous (sic) homophobe!  Bluebear   May-17-10 09:08 PM   #130 
  - Moral equivalency much?  laughingliberal   May-17-10 08:11 PM   #120 
  - But apparently a homophobe is free to post here.  Smashcut   May-17-10 11:02 PM   #139 
  - The professor's expertice is  TriMera   May-17-10 05:58 PM   #104 
  - I cant figure it out either n/t  FreeState   May-17-10 07:13 PM   #109 
  - Breaking: Energy Dept.: "Professor Katz will no longer be involved in the Department's efforts."  FreeState   May-17-10 07:54 PM   #115 
  - Bookmarking. n/t  EFerrari   May-17-10 08:07 PM   #117 
  - Yay!!! A blow against bigotry! nt  laughingliberal   May-17-10 08:15 PM   #123 
  - 'Over 2,300 people signed our open letter to the President.' - Much to the disappointment of some  Bluebear   May-17-10 08:18 PM   #124 
     - 3 Billion didn't sign it n/t  Sheepshank   May-17-10 08:42 PM   #127 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   May-17-10 09:08 PM   #129 
  - Homophobia Defender Ousted Energy Department announces Jonathan Katz will no longer be assisting  Ian David   May-17-10 10:57 PM   #138 
  - goodbye. Homophbia = racism = classism = religious extremism = anti-science.  Mojeoux   May-18-10 01:20 AM   #147 
  - Unless the position effects the job, it doesn't matter  Ter   May-18-10 12:01 AM   #140 
  - it's  amborin   May-18-10 12:27 AM   #143 
  - Thanks  Ter   May-18-10 01:04 AM   #145 
  - Sorry, but doing a small job at your house is in no way the same  EFerrari   May-18-10 12:31 AM   #144 
  - That disgusts me.  Toucano   May-18-10 01:35 AM   #149 
     - Other people's politics are irrelevent to me, unless it relates to the job  Ter   May-18-10 02:12 PM   #152 
        - Your principles are irrelevant to you.  Toucano   May-18-10 02:40 PM   #153 
           - Too a point, sure  Ter   May-18-10 02:56 PM   #154 
              - "I would never hire a racist..."  Toucano   May-18-10 03:49 PM   #155 
                 - I would just like to say...  racaulk   May-18-10 04:37 PM   #156 
                    - It's very kind of you to take the time to say that.  Toucano   May-18-10 05:35 PM   #158 
  - K&R for a glimmer of light  Truth2Tell   May-18-10 12:14 AM   #141 
  - Very revealing thread.  Toucano   May-18-10 01:21 AM   #148 
  - He's just going to fix one oil spill!  EFerrari   May-18-10 01:38 AM   #150 
     - Keep your powder dry! The big battles lie ahead! Stop with the purity tests! n/t  Toucano   May-18-10 01:42 AM   #151 
  - I think its done. Gonna be some disappointed people.  VMI Dem   May-18-10 04:46 PM   #157 
 

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