Tag Archives: 2008 Olympics

Realpolitiking Continues: Obama Drifts Right On Abortion

Barack Obama’s latest statement on abortion has both sides angered, with right-wing Christians labeling him the “abortion President” and progressives screaming that he is planning to erode current abortion rights. From the Christian Broadcast Network: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, says Obama would have “the most extremist policies on abortion of any President in history. …

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V For Victory

Viagra appears to be on its way to becoming the drug of choice for athletes looking to enhance their performance on the playing field – not just in the bedroom. The Olympics are looking into adding Viagra to the list of banned substances and it’s even been found in race horses. It wasn’t so long ago that the only person …

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Aussie Olympian Comes Out

Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, 20, has come out in advance of competing in the Beijing Olympics. Like many athletes around the world, Australian Matthew Mitcham fought his way to the top of his sport to qualify for the Beijing Olympic Games. Unlike many of his Olympic counterparts however, the diver must fight to bring his life partner with him to …

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Olympics Protest In Union Square

Yesterday afternoon, after a nice brunch down in the Bowery with Little David and visiting Chicago blogger Jake and his humpy fianc√©, we wandered up to Union Square and ran into an anti-Olympics protest. I walked around to take pictures of the protesters with their signs, but aside from the woman below (I think she’s a nun), most didn’t want …

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McCain: I’d Boycott The Olympics

On today’s episode of The View, John McCain said that if he were president today, he’d boycott the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics. McCain: “I would say right now it depends on Chinese behavior. Unless there is some progress with the Dalai Lama, including conversations with him, including stopping this brutal crackdown that we’re seeing in Tibet, then I …

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Gay HIV+ Veteran To Carry Olympic Torch Through San Francisco

John Caldera, an openly gay HIV+ Navy veteran will carry the Olympic torch today for a portion of its route through San Francisco, the torch’s only U.S. stop. Caldera told the Bay Area Reporter Thursday, April 3 that he was unaware if any other torchbearers will be members of the LGBT community. So far the list of people selected has …

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Hillary To Ellen: I’m Not Gonna Quit

Hillary Clinton appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show yesterday where Ellen strongly urged Clinton not to drop out of the race, saying it was the choice of the voters, not Barack Obama’s campaign. Hillary then told the touching story about her parents’ gay neighbors and pledged to work for gay rights. And finally, in a dig at Obama, they bowled. …

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Peter Tatchell Disrupts London’s
Olympic Torch Relay

As part of a large protest against Chinese human rights abuses, activist Peter Tatchell was detained by London police today after he attempted to interrupt the relay of the Olympic torch through the streets of London. As the torch continued westwards through London, pro-Tibet supporters waved banners and placards calling for Gordon Brown to boycott the opening ceremony, for an …

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Hillary: Obama Wants To Stop People
From Voting

The latest salvo from Hillary: Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton accused rival Sen. Barack Obama and his allies of trying to stop people from voting as some of his backers have called on her to drop out of the presidential race. The Obama campaign rejected the charge, dismissing Clinton’s criticism as “completely laughable.” In a series of television interviews in …

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Busted On Bosnia

“In politics, memory should always match the videotape.”

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Caption This

This is Jingjing, one of the five official mascots of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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