Friday, March 20, 2009

Righting Wrongs in Regards to Physically/Mentally Challenged

At least he admits the mistake, so I know it is not deliberate. Now the icing on the cake. The apology gift will have to be made, and made with humble pie! President Obama should and will make concessions by increasing disability insurance to disabllity insurance recepients. Also, any other way to help the physically and mentally challenged.This will even the score of fair play so missing in the world.

Fri Mar 20, 11:00 AM


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By The Associated Press


WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has apologized to the chairman of the Special Olympics for his quip equating his bowling skills to those of athletes with disabilities.

Appearing on "The Tonight Show," the president told host Jay Leno he'd been practising at the White House's bowling alley but wasn't happy with his score of 129.

Then he said: "It was like the Special Olympics or something."

The audience laughed, but the White House quickly recognized the blunder. The Special Olympics, founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, is a global nonprofit organization serving 200 million individuals with intellectual disabilities.

On his way back to Washington on Air Force One, Obama called the chairman of the Special Olympics, Tim Shriver, to say he was sorry - even before the taped program aired late Thursday night.

"He expressed his disappointment and he apologized in a way that was very moving,"Shriver said Friday on ABC's "Good Morning America. "He expressed that he did not intend to humiliate this population."

Obama, Shriver said, wants to have some Special Olympic athletes visit the White House to bowl or play basketball.

Still, Shriver said, "I think it's important to see that words hurt and words do matter. And these words that in some respect can be seem as humiliating or a put down to people with special needs do cause pain and they do result in stereotypes."

It's a shame that even the President of the United States can't be human. Anyone in their right mind would have known that the comment was not intended as an insult.

POSTED BY: Judy on FRI, MAR 20, 2009 08:14 PM -0500

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Yahoo Canada doesn't hide it's bias,what a different slant they have compared to it's US some search on Canadian Press you will see how what a lovely right wing bias they have.

POSTED BY: Shel b on FRI, MAR 20, 2009 08:13 PM -0500

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Hitler was Human too . just a thought

POSTED BY: etibamecus1 on FRI, MAR 20, 2009 08:13 PM -0500

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What's all the fuss? He spoke before he thought, he realized his gaffe and he apologized for it. Who among us has never uttered a derogatory comment about any group or person? Move along people...nothing to see here.

POSTED BY: MelseeDotes on FRI, MAR 20, 2009 08:12 PM -0500

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LMAO. MORE BLAH BLAH BLAH'S Retards want to be treated like everyone else right? So they are! Whats the prob? thats all I have to say.

POSTED BY: mjDoxtator on FRI, MAR 20, 2009 08:12 PM -0500

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