President Barack Obama, on the shutdown:
“Everybody here just does their job, right? You know, if you're working here and in the middle of the day you just stopped and said, you know what? I want to get something, but I don't know — I don't know exactly what I'm going get, but — I'm just going to stop working until I get something-- I'm going to shut down the whole plant until I get something. You'd get fired! Right?”
I agree, so since we are the employers of those men and women in Congress let’s begin firing those that decided to shutdown the government—which is nothing but a childish tantrum at not getting their way—in the coming elections.
Starting with Boehner.
Grover Norquist, on Ted Cruz and his inane insanity:
"Cruz stood on the side and confused people about the fact that every Republican agrees. He said if you don’t agree with my tactic and with the specific structure of my idea, you’re bad. He said if the House would simply pass the bill with defunding he would force the Senate to act. He would lead this grass-roots movement that would get Democrats to change their mind. So the House passed it, it went to the Senate, and Ted Cruz said, oh, we don’t have the votes over here. And I can’t find the e-mails or ads targeting Democrats to support it. Cruz said he would deliver the votes and he didn’t deliver any Democratic votes. He pushed House Republicans into traffic and wandered away."
Well, he’s a Republican, Grover. Did you really think he spoke the truth or even knew what he was doing?
He’s this year’s Mama Grizzly Bore™.
Gloria Steinem, on transgender rights:
"So now I want to be unequivocal in my words: I believe that transgender people, including those who have transitioned, are living out real, authentic lives. Those lives should be celebrated, not questioned. Their health care decisions should be theirs and theirs alone to make. And what I wrote decades ago does not reflect what we know today as we move away from only the binary boxes of 'masculine' or 'feminine' and begin to live along the full human continuum of identity and expression."
Isn’t it funny that we have fights going on over the idea of people trying to be themselves, their real true selves?
It’s time to move on people.
Anna Kooiman, a Fox News host and certifiable moron, repeating a story published by the National Report, a satire site:
"The Republican National Committee is offering to pay for it [the WWII Memorial] to keep it open so that the veterans from Honor Flight are going to be able to go and see this because who did it honor? It honored them. It really doesn’t seem fair, especially—and we’re going to talk a little bit later in the show too about some things that are continuing to be funded. And President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the Museum of Muslim Culture, out of his own pocket, yet it’s the Republican National Committee who’s paying for this."
Gosh. Fox news makes up the news and then gets their news from a satire site?
This just in, from The Onion ….
Archbishop Jozef Michalik, on who really is to blame for the snowballing Polish pedophile priest scandal:
"Many of these cases of (sexual) molestation could be avoided given a healthy relationship between parents. We often hear that this inappropriate attitude (pedophilia), or abuse, manifests itself when a child is looking for love. It (the child) clings, it searches. It gets lost itself and then draws another person into this. How many wounds are their children's hearts, in children's lives, when their parents go their separate ways?"
Yup. Not the priests fault. It’s the fault of parents who divorce because this forces their children to seek out priests to rape them.
And the priests accommodate the children’s wish because … ?
Oh yeah, they’re pedophiles and rapists who should be jailed.
Gary Hall, a reverend, on ending homophobia in religion:
"We must now have the courage to take the final step and call homophobia and heterosexism what they are. They are sin. Homophobia is a sin. Heterosexism is a sin. Shaming people for whom they love is a sin. Only when all our churches say that clearly and boldly and courageously will our LGBT youth be free to grow up in a culture that totally embraces them fully as they are."
And like with what Steinem said, shouldn’t we just live and let live?
Bob Vander Plaats, of Iowa’s Family Leader hate group, on how Christians might just have to sacrifice their lives to The Gays:
“All across the nation, Christians are being targeted by homosexual activists who’s agenda is clear: approve of my lifestyle or pay the consequences! At first, the cases were few and far between. Now the number of cases are building, and the collective threat is growing, with the goal of suffocating Christians’ vocal opposition to promoting a lifestyle which is not consistent with their faith. What will you do? Will you give in to their agenda by saying and doing nothing? Or will you lead yourself, your family, your church, and your community? Our nation, our children need leadership. What you choose will impact generations to come. To paraphrase a quote from Winston Churchill: 'If you do not fight when you have a chance of winning, you will eventually fight when you have no hope of winning, because it will be better to die than to live.'"
Yeah, that’s what The Gays want. Enough with those Marriage equality signs! Stop with the ENDA fight. We want Christians dead and we know it so let’s just say it loud and proud.Or … let’s realize that people like Vander Plaats are probably deeply closeted self-loathing homosexuals who will say anything and do anything to keep their secrets.
Josh Hutcherson, on his sexual orientation:
“I would probably list myself as mostly straight. Maybe I could say right now I’m 100% straight. But who knows? In a f**king year, I could meet a guy and be like, Whoa, I’m attracted to this person. I’ve met guys all the time that I’m like, Damn, that’s a good-looking guy, you know? I’ve never been, like, Oh, I want to kiss that guy. I really love women. But I think defining yourself as 100% anything is kind of near-sighted and close-minded."
Josh Hutcherson is an LGBT ally, having co-founded the Straight but Not Narrow campaign to encourage hetersexual young people to stand up for their LGBT peers.
It's nice to see that he might be straight, but he isn't so narrow.