Frank Mugisha, Ugandan activist, on the proposed Kill The Gays Bill:
"If the law is passed the way it is right now, I would go to jail, and I would be killed. The bill says anyone who commits the offense [and speaks out] against this legislation more than once is a serial offender. And the fact that I’ve already said in Uganda that I’m gay, and that I’m an advocate for LGBT rights, that means I’m promoting homosexuality in Uganda, according to this bill. This legislation, if passed into law, it would automatically make me a serial offender and I would be sentenced to death."
This is the world today?
A world where a person can be killed simply because they’re gay?
Anyone who doesn’t take a stand against Uganda—and any other place around the world with this same view—needs to rethink their humanity.
Barney Frank, saying liberals need to "empower" themselves and stay out of government-bashing:
"I have a couple books in mind: one is what I think liberals should be doing. The fundamental point is going to be that we need to empower ourselves to do more with government than we’ve been doing, both as an end in itself and then there’s a viscous cycle. People don’t like government, so they deny government the resources, we deny ourselves—which is what government is, ourselves acting collectively—we deny ourselves the resources to be effective and then because we don’t do things right, people get angrier so they deny more resources. The way to break that cycle, in my judgement, is with substantial reduction in America’s worldwide military commitments. I want us to do a better job of using our collective resources through government to improve the quality of life....I think the mistake many liberals make is in the current situation where government is unpopular, to join in the critique of government but then advocate specific expansions of government authority."
Isn’t it odd that we have no qualms about spending billions on war and warfare and the machinery of war, but we question spending money on education and health care?
Will we ever learn?
Sally Field, on her gay son, Sam and parents of LGBT people:
"It's important to have a parent speak about raising a magnificent, proud, intelligent, funny, lovable, sexy gay son. And there are so many parents who are frightened of that and who don't embrace their children as they struggle. Those children are struggling to embrace who they are, what nature intended them to be."
If we, as gay people, cannot find acceptance within our own families, how can we expect anyone else to accept us?
Allen West, wingnut and loser, comparing himself to Lincoln....Abraham Lincoln:
"Look, you know, God closes a door so that he can open up greater doors. I will continue to, you know, stand up and fight for this country. That’s my goal. I have two daughters, 19 and 16, and I want to make sure that they grow up in a great America that provides them all the opportunities that it provided to their mother and father. And always remember, Abraham Lincoln only served one term in Congress, too."
To paraphrase: Oh, Mister West, I knew Abraham Lincoln, and you, sir, are no Abraham Lincoln.
You’re just a loser still whining about losing.
Tony Perkins, on West point's Cadet Chapel hosting a lesbian wedding:
"Army officials are experts at following orders--except when it comes to federal marriage law. For the second time in two weeks, the brass at West Point opened its gates to lesbian 'wedding' ceremonies in direct defiance of the Defense of Marriage Act. Adding insult to the law's injury, Saturday's service was held in the Cadet Chapel, a 176-year-old house of worship that has been the heartbeat of the Academy's Christian community for almost two centuries. Brenda Fulton, one of the 'brides,' said the Chapel was a particularly meaningful site, because it's where she first heard the Cadet Prayer: 'Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong' -- words that, in the end, even West Point failed to live up to. Fulton and her same-sex partner marched down the aisle knowing full well they were leading the military's own processional away from the rule of law."
Marriage equality is legal in New York.
DADT is over.
Build a bridge, Tony. Seriously, build a bridge and maybe you’ll be so busy with that you won’t have time to spew your idiocies.
Elaine Donnelly, drinking Tony Perkin's Kool-Aid:
"Even though Congress made it very clear and it's in the legislation that they intended the Defense of Marriage Act to be respected and honored on military bases, several times now the administration has allowed various branches of the service to disregard that. This is the most blatant example. I think West Point is going to disappoint many of its alumnus community. And I think that some people may start to question, what is the purpose of the military service academies."
Elaine, honey? You look like a Lily Tomlin character only you aren’t funny.
Cory Booker, Newark, New Jersey Mayor, on living on Food Stamps:
"This morning, I will begin living on a food budget of $30 a week / $4.32 per day. This is the financial equivalent of the budget provided to people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, in the State of New Jersey. I will live only on a SNAP equivalent food budget for the next seven days....As I begin this journey, I am doubling down on my commitment to the Food Justice Movement that is gaining awareness and participation in this country. We have much work to do at the local level to address a legacy of structural inequities in the American food system. As more and more working people and families - many holding down more than one job - face greater and greater challenges to juggle housing, medical, and transportation costs, meeting nutritional needs becomes a serious problem and a social justice issue."
I think it’s cool he’s doing this. He’s walking a mile in the shoes of people with whom he might not ordinarily have anything in common.
I wish more politicians would be like that.
Adam Levine, on here Comes Honey Boo Boo:
"Seriously, Honey Boo Boo is the DECAY of Western civilization. Just because so many people watch the show doesn't mean it's good. So many people witness atrocities and can't take their eyes away from them, but that doesn't mean they're good. That show is literally The. Worst. Thing. That's. Ever. Happened. It's complete f**king ignorance and the most despicable way to treat your kids. F**k those people. You can put that in the magazine: F**k those idiots. They're just the worst. Sorry, I'm so sensitive to that—like, I don't know, man, it's upsetting. Just to clarify, I said, "F**K THOSE PEOPLE."
Okay, so I’ve never seen Honey Boo Boo and have no intention of ever seeing it, but, um, Adam? If you don’t like it, don’t watch. But, by speaking about the show in a national interview, you’re giving it publicity.
Plus, after you said your preferred method of birth control was “The Pull Out” I began to doubt any of your opinions.
Bill O'Reilly, on how same-sex marriage as an example of Christian traditions being taken away:
"If you guys don't start stepping up soon and more forcefully, you're going to lose your Christian traditions in this country. Let me give you one more example. Gay marriage. I got nothing against gay marriage. Not my issue. I want homosexual Americans to be happy and to pursue happiness. So I'm not going to be an anti-gay marriage warrior. But if you believe, and the other Christian religions, and there's a lot of em. That gay marriage is wrong and harmful, then you gotta get up there and make just as strong an argument, and you haven't. And that's why public opinion is turning against - in favor of gay marriage. You're losing these wars, father."
Bill is such a moron.
He has no problem with The Gays getting married, but he’s offering advice on how others can work against it.
Sounds like typical O’Reilly double-speak.