Quote of the Day: April 2008

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Maybe Jim isn't gay enough

Filed by Ed Team | April 30, 2008 | 7:10 AM | comments

"Maybe I'm not gay enough. HRC hasn't really been supportive of the campaign for their own reasons, and they're entitled to do so. But elections are won not by endorsements but by votes. That's just how it works. I'm not...Read More


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Is Indiana ready for change?

Filed by Ed Team | April 29, 2008 | 8:31 AM | comments

"This year will certainly turn out to be historic for the nation and the State of Indiana. Regardless of who wins the Democratic nomination for president, they will either be the first African-American nominee or the first female nominee. Also,...Read More


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Gail Collins on John McCain

Filed by Ed Team | April 28, 2008 | 7:10 AM | comments

"McCain's vote wouldn't have made any difference. But his reaction does suggest that on his list of presidential priorities, the problems of working women come in somewhere behind the rising price of after-dinner mints." --Gail Collins on McCain's reaction to...Read More


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How to Play the Saxaphone

Filed by Ed Team | April 27, 2008 | 5:03 AM | comments

"Ernie: Listen, Hoots, ya gotta put down the saxophone if you wanna squeak your duckie. Hoots the Owl: You gotta put down the duckie if you wanna play the saxophone." ~ A little advice from our friends on Sesame Street...Read More


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Our defiant flag

Filed by Ed Team | April 26, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

"All revolutions start with a word, and the word is no. No to injustice, no to discrimination, no to oppression, no to slavery, no to violence, no to lives dictated by fear. Yes to love. The defiant colors in our...Read More


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In Honor of Lawrence King

Filed by Ed Team | April 25, 2008 | 6:30 AM | comments

"..." -- The National Day of Silence....Read More


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It's good to be the king

Filed by Ed Team | April 24, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

"I never thought as an outsider looking into Indiana's culture that I would ever say it was a good thing that this state didn't change. But the smartest thing I've seen Hoosiers do in a long time was not change...Read More


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John Hodgeman on Democrats

Filed by Ed Team | April 23, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think we're all traumatized by the Republican attack machine. YES, they will "pounce," come the general election. But we're already seeing them pounce. And we're already seeing (one) candidate effectively fight back against those right wing attacks. But there...Read More


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Papa Ratzi = Colonel Klink?

Filed by Ed Team | April 22, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Am I the only one who thought that Papa Ratzi sounded more than a little like Col. Klink? Seriously. I wouldn't have been surprised to here him call for Schultz." -- Hoosier blogger (and Bilerico friend) Mikerzz on the Pope's...Read More


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How high were you, Richard Quest?

Filed by Ed Team | April 21, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I have meth in my pocket" -- Openly gay CNN reporter Richard Quest as he was being escorted out of Central Park by police. Officers searched the British journalist and found a small amount of methamphetamine in his pocket. Quest...Read More


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Heterosexuals need more supervision

Filed by Ed Team | April 20, 2008 | 7:03 AM | comments

"The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision." -- Lynn Lavner, lesbian comedian and musician....Read More


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Christian TV host comes out

Filed by Ed Team | April 19, 2008 | 7:03 AM | comments

"This has been a long time coming. I'm in a place where I'm at peace with my faith, friends, family and more importantly myself. I know this will end my career in Christian television, but I must now live my...Read More


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Masturbating to Medicaid

Filed by Ed Team | April 18, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"My Harley has the bumper sticker 'Free markets are for pussies.' Highfive! Those selfless corporate charity cases just don't know what it means to be a real man, to put your own destiny first. Social justice, universal health care, the...Read More


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4 out of 5 caucasians are marriage racists

Filed by Ed Team | April 17, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In 2006, one in five white people said they would marry outside of their race. Taking it as a given that people respond in a more socially acceptable way to public opinion polls, and given that only .4% of white...Read More


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Of sweater vests and nipple rings

Filed by Ed Team | April 15, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The gay and lesbian community is more accepting of, lately, the leather community than it is the Republican community. West Hollywood will put Mr. Leather as their grand marshal of the parade, but would they ever put a Republican? The...Read More


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Small town bitterness

Filed by Ed Team | April 14, 2008 | 7:35 AM | comments

"You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And it's not surprising then they get...Read More


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Stewie Griffin on Gay Marriage

Filed by Ed Team | April 13, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Did you hear that Meg? Guys can marry other guys now. So...this is awkward, but I mean, if they can do that, that is pretty much it for you, isn't it? I mean you as well pack it in. Game...Read More


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Gay parents are like brain tumors?

Filed by Ed Team | April 12, 2008 | 6:50 AM | comments

"You know, just this week, a report came out that said using cell phones is more dangerous than smoking, but the effects are very long-term. If there's going to be a brain tumor, it might not be discovered for 10...Read More


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Worst. President. Ever.

Filed by Ed Team | April 11, 2008 | 7:14 AM | comments

"His domestic policies have had the cumulative effect of shoring up a semi-permanent aristocracy of capital that dwarfs the aristocracy of land against which the founding fathers rebelled; of encouraging a mindless retreat from science and rationalism; and of crippling...Read More


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Barack Obama: Homotextual

Filed by Ed Team | April 10, 2008 | 9:45 AM | comments

"I guess my point would be that the fact that I'm raising issues accordant to the LGBT community in a general audience rather than just treating you like a special interest that is sort of off in its own little...Read More


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Hillary Clinton on quitting, boys

Filed by Ed Team | April 09, 2008 | 9:22 AM | comments

"Boys used to say that to me all the time." --Hillary Clinton on being told to drop out of the Democratic race...Read More


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Hillary Clinton on the Olympic games

Filed by Ed Team | April 08, 2008 | 6:51 AM | comments

"The violent clashes in Tibet and the failure of the Chinese government to use its full leverage with Sudan to stop the genocide in Darfur are opportunities for Presidential leadership. These events underscore why I believe the Bush administration has...Read More


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Codpiece worship

Filed by Ed Team | April 07, 2008 | 12:01 PM | comments

"Is there really no occasion where the McCain's Hannah Montana fanboys don't find it necessary to mention his mighty warrior mien? Even questions from high schoolers? I can't take another four years of codpiece worship. I just can't." --digby on...Read More


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Janet loves the ladies

Filed by Ed Team | April 06, 2008 | 7:05 AM | comments

"It never frustrated me. I never go upset behind it. For what reason? Why get upset because someone said you were gay or called you gay? That should upset me? Then it would be something negative to me, and it's...Read More


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Bill O'Reilly would never make fun of you

Filed by Ed Team | April 05, 2008 | 7:15 AM | comments

"No I don't think so. Believe me Mr. Besen, I do this every night. I would never at this point, poke fun at any minority group ever, because it is not going to be taken in the same way, someone...Read More


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Challenging the cult of heterosexual masculinity

Filed by Ed Team | April 04, 2008 | 7:13 AM | comments

"By challenging the cult of heterosexual masculinity, queer liberation is about much more than the limited agenda of equal rights. It offers a unique, revolutionary contribution to the emancipation of the whole of humanity from all forms of subjugation." --...Read More


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How to make your political campaign ad look like a Benetton commercial

Filed by Ed Team | April 03, 2008 | 12:01 PM | comments

Having studied over 1,000 campaign photos since 1994, I am now able to offer prospective candidates "the formula" to use to achieve maximum "diversity appreciation." It is: (1) African-American man (young Buppie in glasses); (1) Latino man (middle-aged in plaid...Read More


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These aren't hard souls...

Filed by Ed Team | April 02, 2008 | 7:35 AM | comments

"I was an anti-gay bigot, wrote about the unnatural state of being gay to my college newspaper Editorial section, etc. A couple years and various revelations about my (unknown to me at the time) social conservative views later, my band...Read More


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Darth Vader sees the light

Filed by Ed Team | April 01, 2008 | 8:52 AM | comments

"I have really come to respect the LGBT community through the amazing example of leadership and bravery set by my daughter Mary. I have decided to stop calling her child an abomination and will be serving on the board of...Read More