Laverne Cox, on her rather historic year:
“So much of the year I’ve had is historic, but this is a moment that is bigger than me. I meet people who say that my role has given them the courage to say, ‘This is who I am’ and ‘I can transition and be successful and to be out as a trans person. … We have this internal compass of the truth inside of us. And that is our job, really, to quiet all this noise around us and listen to that.”
It’s that inner voice that guides you, but, as Laverne says, sometimes the outside noises drown it out.
Bernie Sanders, Democratic Senator from Vermont, on making Election Day a national holiday:
"Election Day should be a national holiday so that everyone has the time and opportunity to vote. While this would not be a cure-all, it would indicate a national commitment to create a more vibrant democracy. We should not be satisfied with a ‘democracy’ in which more than 60 percent of our people don't vote and some 80 percent of young people and low-income Americans fail to vote. We can and must do better than that."
Gee, how I wonder how the GOP feels about having more people vote?
Anthony Mundine, Australian aboriginal boxer, on his thoughts about gay being a choice:
“I told you I speak the truth, I got nothing against homosexuality, if you’re gay, be gay, that’s your choice, that’s your right in this day and age. But don’t exploit it on prime time when there’s kids watching and having sons come towards you and going ‘dad is that alright, for a man to kiss a man?”
He has nothing against The Gays; he just doesn’t want to see us anywhere, especially on the TV.
Mundine goes on to say that he has a lot of homosexual friends though I find that hard to believe.
Rand Paul, Teabagging wingnut, on Hillary Clinton running for President:
"I think all the polls show if she does run, she’ll win the Democrat nomination. But I don’t think it’s for certain. It’s a very taxing undertaking to go through. It’s a rigorous physical ordeal, I think, to be able to campaign for the presidency."
Really, Rand? At least she doesn’t wear some kind of muskrat on her head and call it hair. At least she has more than two brain cells to rub together.
Even Rand’s own people — i.e. Fox News — denounced his attack on Clinton's age.
Jon Stewart, on Fox News:
"I think that Roger Ailers’ [sic] great gift was mainstreaming that nativist, paranoid streak in American politics and putting it on television in a much prettier, shinier box. What they did was change the inflection point. AM talk radio is, ‘We are being robbed by communists and progressives that are destroying this country. They are a cancer and treasonous!’ Fox News does it like, [sweet, cheery voice] ‘Are we being run by communists? Is it treason what they’re doing? Let’s have the discussion.’”
Funny that it takes a comic to point out the lack of newsworthiness of Fox.
Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Center hate group, on Apple CEO Tim Cook coming out as gay:
"When companies get involved in cultural battles, every consumer is forced to take part. As conservatives we aren’t looking for businesses to take our side - we just want them to be neutral. Of course, Tim Cook has the right to express his views but consumers have rights too, including the right to respond. As Christians we’re called to be good stewards of god’s money...and apps like 2nd Vote and Faith-Driven Consumer help shoppers do exactly that. Let’s face it, money talks and corporate America is listening.”
God’s money? GOD’S money? I didn’t see Her down at my job punching the time clock!