Category Archives: Quote of the Day
-President Barack Obama
“7M Californians had their rights stripped away today by activist 9th Circuit judges. As president I will work to protect marriage.”
–Rick Santorum, February 7, 2011
Indeed, the Ninth Circuit overruled a decision made by voters – much in the same way that the Supreme Court struck down Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia (1967). Like Proposition 8, Virginia’s law was enacted through democratic institutions (voters via the General Assembly). And like Proposition 8, it served no purpose other than to perpetuate unjust discrimination and insult personal dignity – fine family values, to be sure.
“While the left wants to tear down and destroy all that is good in America, and replace it with an ideology if [sic] evil, the Tea Party movement is based on love … Real Americans love their country and their neighbors. The Tea Party is not motivated by hatred as the left is.”–Judson Phillips, Tea Party Nation
Yesterday, while debating Mike Pence’s amendment to cut all of Planned Parenthood’s funding, Representative Jackie Speier spoke about her own abortion, and the Right’s attempts to demonize women who undergo the procedure.
“I lost a baby, but for you to stand on this floor and suggest, as you have, that somehow this is a procedure that is either welcomed or done cavalierly or done without any thought is preposterous.”
“When people find people like me at that young vulnerable age, who are basically lost, the thing that they have over you is, they make you believe that no one will believe you.” – Sen. Scott Brown (R-MS)
Talking about his upcoming book with 60 Minutes, Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown reveals that he was sexually abused repeatedly by a camp counselor in his youth. Though the abuses occurred at age 10, this is the first time the senator has spoken about the experience — to the public and to his family. Considering the slew of outrageous legislation pouring out of Congress these days, I’m generally loathe to say anything nice about a Republican. But it takes some serious courage to talk about sexual abuse. As an excellent Feministing post points out, Brown’s personal story helps create a “cultural space” for survivors, especially men, to come out themselves.
More than anything, though, this highlights the critical need for appropriate, well-funded support systems and outlets to assist victims of sexual abuse. Guess what that means? It means investing in local and state community health structures and sex education that does not denigrate sexuality — that’s the larger lesson that needs to be learned.
“Our consensus is that we go out there listening to the American people. It’s about jobs, it’s about reducing the deficit and it’s about fighting for the middle class. I look forward to doing that with this great leadership team.”
Sounds like someone’s seeing Pink elephants!
“I think every speech should begin with a shot of tequila.”
- Carly Fiorina, Senate candidate from the state of California
Well, that finally provides and explanation for her advertisements:
Equality is the prime rib of America.
-Lady Gaga, at a Maine rally calling for the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell