Friday, June 22, 2012

I Didn't Say It ....

President Obama, urging Maryland voters to uphold the marriage equality law passed there earlier this year:
“We’re moving forward to a country where we treat everybody fairly and everybody equally, with dignity and respect. And here in Maryland, thanks to the leadership of committed citizens and Gov. O’Malley, you have a chance to reaffirm that principle in the voting booth in November. It’s the right thing to do.”

When Obama evolves, he evolves completely.
He isn’t backtracking, or rephrasing, he’s saying it quite simply, it’s time for LGBT equality in this country.
Hell, it’s past time.

Ken Charles, General Mills vice president, in a letter on the company's web site, on Minnesota’s proposed same-sex marriage ban:
"We do not believe the proposed constitutional amendment is in the best interests of our employees or our state economy. We value diversity. We value inclusion. Obviously, there are strongly held views on both sides. We acknowledge those views, including those on religious grounds. We respect and defend the right of others to disagree. But we truly value diversity and inclusion - and that makes our choice clear."

Time to buy some cereal, eh?
And get some Starbucks, too.

Brian Brown, NOM president, on General Mills being pro-marriage equality:
"General Mills makes billions marketing cereal to parents of young children. It has now effectively declared a war on marriage with its own customers when it tells the country that it is opposed to preserving traditional marriage, which is what the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment does. This will go down as one of the dumbest corporate PR stunts of all time. It's ludicrous for a big corporation to intentionally inject themselves into a divisive social issue like gay marriage. It's particularly dumb for a corporation that makes billions selling cereal to the very people they just opposed."

I love how Brown can take words like “diversity” and “inclusive” and twist them into being detrimental to children or harmful for “traditional” marriage without every once having to explain how.
Just because you say it, you delusional windbag, doesn’t make it true.

Rick Santorum, on how President Obama broke the oath of office concerning DOMA and immigration policies: 
“You need to hammer the president on this now habitual abuse of power, saying that he’s not going to defend the Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA]. You know, ‘I’m not even going to go to the Supreme Court and stand up for the law that, you know, I’m charged as the chief executive to do.’ So you’re seeing a pattern where the president says, ‘I’m going to pick and choose what laws I’m going to enforce, what laws I’m going to stand up and fight for in court.’ That is not the job of the president. There’s a difference between saying, ‘I don’t like the law, I wish the law were different, but I’m the president. My job is to faithfully execute.’ And he has not faithfully executed."

Boo-freaking-Hoo. Frothy is still pissing his pants over not being in the running that he’s just gonna keep talking nonsensically.
If a law is wrong, discriminatory and unconstitutional, you wingnut, the president has the obligation to stand up against it.
Go back home and shut up.

Cloris Leachman, a preacher's daughter, on being an atheist:
"Well, when I was six years old I heard that God was watching me, and I thought, 'No, no, no, we’re not going to have any of that.' And then for many, many years I thought that God would get even with me or punish me because I didn’t believe in him, or her, or them. And nothing ever happened except for good things. So I don’t believe at all in God and I’m very relieved that I don’t….The stuff that’s made up about Jesus—that you have to go through Jesus to get to God and if you’re lucky, after you die, if you’ve done everything right, the reward is you get to sit on the right hand side of God. All that is made up by men. People made it up."

This is probably the wrong thing to say in response to that, but, um, Amen, Cloris, amen.

John McCain, blasting Mittsy on corporations:
"Corporations are not people. That's why we have different laws that govern corporations than govern individual citizens."

What’s this? Gramps McCain no longer toeing the GOP Tea Party line?
Has Gramps gone back to being a man of honor and speaking up about what’s wrong, even within his own party?
Or, maybe he's just mad that Mittsy will get the nod when he never did.
Yeah, he's still Angry Grampa who wants Mittsy to get offa his lawn!

Marco Rubio, Florida Senator and alleged VP frontrunner, on marriage:
"In terms of the Bible's interpretation of marriage, what our faith teaches is pretty straightforward. There's not much debate about that. The debate is about what society should tolerate, and what society should allow our laws to be. I believe marriage is a unique and specific institution that is the result of thousands of years of wisdom, which concluded that the ideal—not the only way but certainly the ideal—situation to raise children to become productive and healthy humans is in a home with a father and mother married to each other. Does that mean people who are not in that circumstance cannot be successful? Of course not. It's not a discriminatory thing. I'm not angry at anyone because of it, but I also have to be honest about what I believe marriage should be in our laws." 

I believe some man in the Bible had 700 wives, Marco, so one man one woman bullshit is just that.
And for some young, charismatic, on the rise GOP doll, to be so wrong about this issue will come back to bite you in the ass the day that marriage equality is the law of the land.
Of course, on that day, as a typical Republican, you’ll deny every having been anti-equality.
But we won’t forget Marco.
Tick tick tick.

Kyrsten SinemaArizona Democratic Congressional candidate who would be the first openly bisexual member of Congress, if elected, on equality:
“I believe that all people have an equal place everywhere in this country, regardless of what movement you’re in or what community you live in. Every single one of us is equal in this country. That’s the beauty of the American dream. I believe we all have a place.”

She isn’t a bisexual politician, she’s a politician.
And, as such, she believes in equality for all, because, if elected, she would represent all kinds of people.


Sam said...

I bet you anything Betty White is an atheist too.

the dogs mother said...

Betty White is a Goddess!!!