"We're not going to have a party when half of our friends ... can't do that thing we're doing. We're not going to ask them to come celebrate a right they don't have. That's just tacky! Forget like anything else, it's like really tacky for us."
Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard's fiance, on marriage equality:
"I don't believe in standing in the way of love, and I want to stand up for that right. And that's what it is. If someone wants to commit their life to another person, why would I not bolster that argument?"
Once again, it’s going to take more than just the LGBT community to gain equality. We need our straight allies, and we need them to speak up.
Mittsy Romney, offering a new excuse for not releasing his tax returns:
"Our church doesn’t publish how much people have given. This is done entirely privately. One of the downsides of releasing one’s financial information is that this is now all public, but we had never intended our contributions to be known. It’s a very personal thing between ourselves and our commitment to our God and to our church."
Um, Mittsy, you delusional hack.
This might have made some minuscule bit of sense, had it been said the FIRST TIME anyone asked to see your returns.
And it might have made sense had you not already released the returns for 2010 that had all you church-y donations listed.
Your newest excuse holds about as much water as any other excuse you’ve offered.
Show us your tax returns.
Charlie Crist, former Florida governor, and Republican, endorsing Barack Obama for president:
"As America prepares to pick our president for the next four years—and as Florida prepares once again to play a decisive role—I'm confident that President Barack Obama is the right leader for our state and the nation. I applaud and share his vision of a future built by a strong and confident middle class in an economy that gives us the opportunity to reap prosperity through hard work and personal responsibility. It is a vision of the future proven right by our history."
I don’t think too much about Crist, given his alleged closeted homosexuality, but it is nice to see someone take a stand against their own party, and their own candidate.
It won’t make much of a splash, because it’s Crist, but it was still nice to read.
David Mixner, former Clinton White House adviser, on the importance of voting:
"It is not enough just to vote for Obama/Biden but we must turn out our vote. Reflect on the the results of last Friday's CNN Poll to have all the proof you need to get busy now. When all voters were polled, President Obama defeats good ole Mitt by 52% to 43%. That is a nine point huge victory. However, when just those 'likely to vote' were polled, the election becomes a toss-up with 49% to 47%. Every damn voter we get to the poll from our community is going to count. Every single person we can get to the polls will make a difference. No community, none, loses more than the LGBT community if the right-wing Tea Party Republicans become the dominant force in our American politics. LGBT Americans have died, been beaten and have paid terrible prices in order for us to get this close to full equality. What a shame if we honor their memory by not completing this battle."
It’s one thing to say you support the president but you must follow that up with voting. Saying it doesn’t really count unless you do something about it.
Jesten Peters, “Reverend” of Keys of Authority Ministries, saying her organization prayed Isaac away from Tampa:
"We have had lots and lots of people praying around the clock that it would move, and after you watch from the very beginning where they were saying it was coming and now where they say it is going, then it has really moved out of the way for us and we appreciate God doing that and moving it for us!"
Um, moron? May I call you moron?
Hurricanes move. Winds cause them to move. Ocean currents cause them to strengthen and weaken which causes them to move.
And, when you were praying it to move away from Tampa did you give the tiniest rat’s ass thought about sending it to New Orleans?
I may start a prayer group to have you move…away from asshattery.
Chris Matthews, MSNBC news pundit, laying into RNC Chairman Reince Priebus about Mittsy’s lame birther joke from last week:
"It is an embarrassment to your party to play that card...This stuff about getting rid of the work requirement for welfare is dishonest — everyone's pointed out it's dishonest....And you are playing that little ethnic card there. You can play your games and giggle about it, but the fact is that your side is playing that card."
It was pathetic to watch Priebus giggle like a mean girl when Matthews spoke.
It’s just further proof that the GOP isn’t about moving forward, it’s about lying and race-baiting and rehashing some issue that’s been dead—and I think we’ve seen the death certificate every time we see the birth certificate—for years.
Chris Christie, on whether or not Mittsy should release more tax returns, and if he should have made that birther “joke”:
“I think if he had to do it over again, he wouldn’t make the joke. But you know what, when you’re on camera 12, 14 hours a day, and you’re at a big rallies and you’re just going off the cuff, there are going to be times you’re going to say stuff you wish you could take back. If you get a chance to talk to Governor Romney, I think he’d tell you that he wishes he could take that one back.”
You learn, as a politician, through all your surveys and reports and polls, what you can and can't say, should and shouldn't say.
You learn what your base wants to hear, and Mittsy needs the wingnut GOP base so he purposely made that "joke".
Michael Musto, writing for the Village Voice, on “gay” Republicans:
"Just when you assumed gay self-loathing had been deposited in the dead-chicken bins, along comes a new wave of self-flagellation aimed to throw us under the hate truck. At a time when gays have made significant progress and other people are fully available to do all the hating, some gays crazily want to join in! I'm talking about the wave of gay Republicans who grovel before the enemy, making lavish excuses for politically repellent candidates—you know, the Romney/Ryan ticket—who would gladly turn us into a subordinate class without any semblance of full equality. There's no one more self-loathing than the oxymoronic 'grubs' (gay Repubs) who rally to the defense of power-crazed bigots, spinning them as champions of decency and fairness who happen to be grossly misunderstood."
I understand having a conservative mindset and feeling like the Democratic party doesn't represent you. But as a gay man, how do you justify following a party that constantly seeks to denigrate you?
That's the height of self-loathing.
Stephen Colbert, on how it’s actually The Gays who created Hurricane Isaac:
"Hurricanes form from rising moisture created by hot steamy man action aboard a gay Caribbean cruise. When that sin gets high enough it makes the angels cry and those tears fall to earth in the form of massive precipitation because homosexuals are a vital part of the water cycle. That's why the gay symbol is a rainbow!"
I missed that in my copy of The Gay Agenda.
But I like it….and I needed a good laugh today!