Newt Gingrich, on being middle class while getting a $1.6 million paycheck and having a seven-figure line of credit at Tiffany:
"We don’t come out of a background where we can buy a seat or buy, as Mayor Bloomberg did, buy the mayorship of New York. I mean if you look at how much he spent, he just wrote a check and bought it. I think that’s very dangerous to the future of American democracy. My dad served in the Army for 27 years; I was a college teacher. I’m a middle class person."
Middle class apparently means a net worth of some $20 million dollars because that's how much Newty is worth.
I will be taking a short break as i am now fully aware that I am living well below the poverty level, at least by the Gingrich Standard.
Tim Wildmon, head of the American Family Association, thinks the Baby Jeebus discovered America:
"If Jesus Christ had never been born, you would not be reading this column. If Jesus Christ had never been born, there would be no United States of America. After Jesus left this earth, Christianity spread from the Holy Land to modern-day Turkey to Greece and Italy and then covered the rest of Europe. In fact, Christopher Columbus wrote that his discovery of the New World was inspired by '...the Holy Spirit, because he comforted me with rays of marvelous inspiration from the Holy Scriptures.' Indeed, if it were not for Christmas, we would not be living in the greatest country and most generous country in the history of mankind."
Okay, so Columbus was "inspired" by the Baby Jeebus. That doesn't make this BabyJeebusLand, nor does it make this a Christian country.
And for the record, Jeebus wasn't born on December 25th. That date was stolen by Christians.
Michelangelo Signorile, writing for Huffington Post, on Miss Ricky Perry's promise to reinstate DADT if elected:
"This week Rick Perry told a 14-year-old openly bisexual girl who questioned him after a town hall in Decorah, Iowa, that he doesn't believe gays should serve openly in the military because 'homosexuality is a sin.' I sure hope young Rebecca Green saw the iconic image days later of two female Navy petty officers, Marissa Gaeta and Citlalic Snell, sharing the first same-sex kiss at ship's return. Because that sweet and wonderful photo is the future. And Rick Perry is the ugly and wretched past that we can hopefully move on from after this hideous GOP primary campaign."
I think about young girls who think they can't join the military because they're girls. Then there are the young girls who grew up under DADT and thought they couldn't join because they were gay.
Now, young girls, gay and straight, are well-aware that they can do whatever they want, and with pictures like the one of Marissa Gaeta and Citlalic Snell, they now see that they are no different.
Electing someone like Perry who will shatter their dreams just because they might be gay is an insult.
Cardinal Francis George, retreating slightly on his claim that gays are like the KKK:
"Obviously, it's absurd to say the gay and lesbian community are the Ku Klux Klan, but if you organize a parade that looks like parades that we've had in our past because it stops us from worshipping God, well then that's the comparison, but it's not with people and people - it's parade-parade."
I've never been to a KKK parade, but I've been to my share of Pride parades, and I have never seen one that tells anyone they cannot worship God.
To the contrary, Pride parades are about feeling what you feel, and not being ashamed.
Whether you're gay or Christian or gay and Christian.
Linda Harvey, from her World Net Daily countdown of the top ten worst events in homofascism in 2011:
"And the No. 1 abuse of homosexual activism in the United States in 2011, was the implementation of the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' allowing open homosexual behavior in our military. No one can yet know how damaging the repeal of the ban on sodomy will be – we can only guess – but there's no question that it will damage the character of our armed forces and undermine their effectiveness. Dare I say the obvious? We need non-effeminate men in the military. Does anyone really believe that a prancing drill sergeant won't detract from readiness? Where women are serving, they should be women of high character, not those who embrace homosexual conduct and publicly declare a 'sin' identity. These folks have truly lost their way, their shame, their innate sense of God's touch on and design for their lives."
Wow, Linda Harvey is so wrapped up in her own bigotry and hatred, and outright stupidity.
Prancing drill sergeants?
I think Linda Harvey might just be a little upset because she couldn't join the military, or the LPGA. Or bowl.
Newt Gingrich, on a possible Vice President for his team:
"I am a great admirer of hers and she was a remarkable reform governor of Alaska, she’s somebody who I think brings a great deal to the possibility of helping in government and that would be one of the possibilities. There are also some very important Cabinet positions that she could fill very, very well. I can’t imagine anybody who would do a better job of driving us to an energy solution than Gov. Palin, for example. Tell her that she would certainly be on the list of one of the people we would consider."
Two words: John McCain.
She did wonders for that ticket so go ahead and pick her and prepare to lose.
Wait....you'll never be the nominee anyway.