Obama appoints first transgender woman to US Gov. post
Old 01-05-2010, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
is the baby faced assassin

Senior Member
 
jeffb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: YO MAMMA
Posts: 76,151
Representing:
Thumbs up Obama appoints first transgender woman to US Gov. post

Quote:
Amanda Simpson, 49, has been made senior technical adviser at the commerce department in the bureau of industry of security.

She had the operation to change from man to woman in the late 1990s while working at the missile firm Raytheon in Arizona. She shares joint custody of her 13-year-old son with her former spouse.

"But 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."

A former test pilot for Raytheon who helped persuade the company to adopt a policy protecting employees from discrimination and abuse based on gender identity, she will be responsible for protecting national security through the management of international trade, enforcement of treaties, and promotion of homeland, economic and cyber security.
First transgender woman appointed to senior US government post - Telegraph
jeffb is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 04:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
the next dictator of MLSE

fresh and clean
 
Windex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: uʍop ɹǝpun
Posts: 22,524
Representing:
Default

is it a thumbs up because he/she is transgendered or qualified?
Windex is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 04:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
is the baby faced assassin

Senior Member
 
jeffb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: YO MAMMA
Posts: 76,151
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Windex View Post
is it a thumbs up because he/she is transgendered or qualified?
Both
jeffb is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 04:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Senior Member
 
Superjudge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 17,592
Representing:
Default

both, obviously dork!
Superjudge is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 04:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
the next dictator of MLSE

fresh and clean
 
Windex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: uʍop ɹǝpun
Posts: 22,524
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Superjudge View Post
both, obviously dork!
not that obvious
there have been many instances where a person has received a job based on race/gender
Windex is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 04:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
the fighter of the Nightman

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb
 
Barracuda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 7,962
Representing:
Default

Somehow I didn't hear about this, although I work at a Gay and Lesbian radio station.

Someone dropped the ball.
Barracuda is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 04:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
the next dictator of MLSE

fresh and clean
 
Windex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: uʍop ɹǝpun
Posts: 22,524
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barracuda View Post
Someone dropped the ball.
yes, I'm immature
Windex is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 05:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
the fighter of the Nightman

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb
 
Barracuda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 7,962
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Windex View Post
yes, I'm immature
After I posted that, I was waiting for a comment about dropped balls.
Barracuda is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 09:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
pensive

feat. Otto Neurath
 
Ligeia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,087
Representing:
Default

I think the reason for the thumbs up is obvious: being transgendered was not an obstacle to being appointed. Whether they deserve it or not is a question that applies to everyone.
Ligeia is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 07:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
is too lazy to respond, you win

Senior Member

 
GrannyFro's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,494
Representing:
Default

as jeff would say
:h aha::hah a:

a rare specimen indeed
GrannyFro is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 07:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
is the baby faced assassin

Senior Member
 
jeffb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: YO MAMMA
Posts: 76,151
Representing:
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrannyFro View Post
as jeff would say
:h aha::hah a:

a rare specimen indeed
Such a child as usual.


Last edited by jeffb; 01-13-2010 at 07:12 PM.
jeffb is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 07:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
Kuzzy
is pounding the rock! (Edit)

Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Windex View Post
not that obvious
there have been many instances where a person has received a job based on race/gender
I agree with you.
I appreicate Obama's liberal attitude and his attempt to create greater inclusion in America. It's just that sometimes it seems like companies/government try to balance different sexes/races within their organizations just to APPEAR accepting and tolerant
  Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 08:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
pensive

feat. Otto Neurath
 
Ligeia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,087
Representing:
Default

Again, I re-iterate that looking at this from the angle of "They're LGBT, so did that play a role in their hiring?" is an unecessarily restricted view. It is no different than many appointments that were made in the previous 8 years just because the appointee was a conservative. The question of whether someone brings the appropriate experience and knowledge is one that should be put forth of any nomination or appointment, and should not be framed exclusively around the LGBT issue.
Ligeia is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2010, 07:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
the gat'll killya quicker, when I'm drunk off the liquor

The Mara sisters are hot!
 
Bill Haverchuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 10,277
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ligeia View Post
Again, I re-iterate that looking at this from the angle of "They're LGBT, so did that play a role in their hiring?" is an unecessarily restricted view. It is no different than many appointments that were made in the previous 8 years just because the appointee was a conservative. The question of whether someone brings the appropriate experience and knowledge is one that should be put forth of any nomination or appointment, and should not be framed exclusively around the LGBT issue.
+1

"Attorneygate" illustrates your point. When that fool Monica Goodling was thrust into the public spotlight, all of a sudden, reporters and bloggers finally realized that dozens and dozens (the Regent website used to say over 100, and it was possibly true) of graduates from Regent University Law School were working within the Bush Administration, including filling important appointed posts. I mean, seriously, Regent fucking University? That's not the best and the brightest the US has to offer. The Bush administration shamelessly filled positions with unqualified people who were loyal to Bush's brand of conservatism.
Bill Haverchuck is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2010, 08:00 AM   #15 (permalink)
LX
synapse jelly

In the Paint


 
LX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 28,744
Representing:
Default

The Bushies shamelessly filled positions with people qualified to push a christian right agenda. They were all on a mission from God. Unless Obama is strictly serving Satan, I'm not sure if there is a direct equivalency. But yeah - qualifications do matter. That really does get lost pretty easy in the US for some reason though. The old boys network did work pretty well for a lot of years - for the old boys. Habits die hard I guess.
LX is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
woman reports drunk driver... 'trane Entertainment Lounge 1 11-13-2009 05:31 PM
Esquire's 2009 Sexiest Woman Alive Windex Entertainment Lounge 32 10-07-2009 05:18 PM
Missing Woman (29) found alive after being kidnapped 18yrs ago jeffb Entertainment Lounge 8 08-28-2009 04:27 AM
Woman Kills Hubby For Watching Cowboys Game VanCity Entertainment Lounge 2 05-13-2009 11:22 PM
A Way To Woo Your Woman - Brought To You By Cuda & SJ Barracuda Entertainment Lounge 8 03-29-2009 05:35 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright RaptorsForum.com 2005-2011

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24