Monday, January 4, 2010

And Wingnuts Blow A Gasket in 5... 4... 3...

President Obama Names Transgender Appointee to Commerce Department

President Obama recently named Amanda Simpson to be a Senior Technical Advisor to the Commerce Department.
In a statement, Simpson, a member of the National Center for Transgender Equality's board of directors, said that "as one of the first transgender presidential appointees to the federal government, I hope that I will soon be one of hundreds, and that this appointment opens future opportunities for many others."
Adding...  US lifts HIV/Aids immigration ban
The US has lifted a 22-year immigration ban which has stopped anyone with HIV/Aids from entering the country.
President Obama said the ban was not compatible with US plans to be a leader in the fight against the disease.
The new rules come into force on Monday and the US plans to host a bi-annual global HIV/Aids summit for the first time in 2012.
...In October, President Obama said the entry ban had been "rooted in fear rather than fact".
He said: "We lead the world when it comes to helping stem the Aids pandemic - yet we are one of only a dozen countries that still bar people with HIV from entering our own country."


NowhereMan said...

The wingnuts will say "Obama is not only allowing terrorist into this country,now hes allowing HIV infected terrorist in too!Now they will terrorize americans from having sex!"Watch out Tiger Woods!

Virtual Kevin said...

While I am not entirely happy with the Healthcare changes...I have to give Obama the credit due! He is slowly correcting a huge number of small injustices and "book keeping" issues that should have been modernized so long ago but were held in place by the conservative religious and ridiculous. You want smaller government? Then increase FREEDOMs! and get the naysayers out of our lives. Oh, and I mean Freedom for all, not just the rich, religious or Republican!