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Quotes of the Week: President Obama Supports Gay Marriage, DeSean Jackson Pulled Over, and Doug Collins on Sixers' Win Over Bulls


The Omelette Sunday May 13, 2012 Quotes of the Week

President Barack Obama Supports Gay Marriage While Mitt Romney Opposes It

History was made this week when President Barack Obama announced he supports gay marriage. This comes on the heels of an interview where Vice President Joe Biden stated he supports gay marriage, while speaking with David Gregory on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Obama becomes the first President to support it, in no uncertain terms. Obama said, "At a certain point, I've just concluded, that for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married."

Republican Presidential challenger Mitt Romney reaffirmed his stance against gay rights yesterday when he spoke at Liberty College, a largely anti-gay institution founded by the outspoken religious fanatic Jerry Fallwell. "Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman", said Romney. The crowd promptly cheered like they were celebrating the end of a war.

DeSean Jackson Gets Pulled Over On His Way To Charity Function

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was headed to a charity function in Philly yesterday, but was delayed when he got pulled over by a state trooper. Jackson was pulled over because he was driving a car with tinted windows and possibly driving under the influence. A witness told TMZ that the state trooper was yelling at Jackson and acting "very rudely" but Jackson maintained his composure. Sources state that Jackson feels that he was pulled over for no reason at all despite the officer's claims.

Jackson was eventually allowed to leave without being issued a ticket.

When Jackson arrived to the charity event, he had no comment in regards to the incident but did tell reporters how much this charity means to him. Jackson hosted the event for his foundation, which supports pancreatic cancer research. He was exuberant about how great it is "to get out in the community" and increase awareness about this awful disease which took his father's life in 2009.

Jackson also offered teammate LeSean McCoy some advice, telling the Philadelphia Inquirer, “I think it would be in his best interest to come"(to training camp)... “Looking back now it really hurt me more than I thought it helped me. Hopefully he saw everything I went through, and hopefully Drew won’t have him go through the same thing.”

Perhaps Jackson has turned a corner in his career and is becoming more of a team player.

Doug Collins Is Fired Up Over The 76ers' Series Win Over the Chicago Bulls

It was an ugly first-round playoff series for the Philadelphia 76ers, but they put the Bulls away in six games. Coach Doug Colllins finally made it out of the first round, for the first time in 23 years. And, for the Sixers - it was their first playoff series win since 2003 when Larry Brown was still coaching them.

Coach Collins was quite emotional after the game. He said, "Faith resides in the heart...You guys showed incredible heart. They started sliding against us and you didn't give up." Collins turned to Andre Iguodala and praised his efforts. "And Dre man. I gotta tell you something man...There's not any athlete in Philadelphia that has gone through as much as you have...For you to get in the second round for the first time ever, you should be the guy to do that."

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com

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