Quote of the Day: July 2008

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Breed to fight the brown menace

Filed by Ed Team | July 31, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Europeans will be facing a very different country in 50-100 years if they don't start having children. While Europeans remain largely secular (and have far less children), the growing Muslim population (who have, on average, far more children) is likely...Read More


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Those "San Francisco Values"...

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

"When [Republicans] sort of use their winks and nods about San Francisco values, they are talking about the fact that we respect our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community." - Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi on anti-gay Sam Graves...Read More


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You may have to wait

Filed by Ed Team | July 29, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Find the best in everybody. You may have to wait a long time. Sometimes years, but people will show you their good side." -- Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch. Pausch's Last Lecture became an internet phenomenon as he spoke of...Read More


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There have always been gay priests...

Filed by Ed Team | July 28, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Before Bishop Robinson, there were gay priests. They just weren't out of the closet." --Laurie Goodstein, New York Times columnist, speaking about the Anglican Church controversy on The Colbert Report....Read More


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Brooke Hogan is stupid... But then we already knew that.

Filed by Ed Team | July 27, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Like, I'm so moody all the time, I know I couldn't be able to run a country, 'cause I'd be crying one day and yelling at people the next day, y'know?" --Brooke Hogan. After asserting that she's "not all that...Read More


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It will take more than criticism...

Filed by Ed Team | July 26, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Power is scary. With it comes responsibility. As with leadership, if you don't acknowledge that power is necessary then you won't do anything about re-imagining it. I think leftists have gotten very comfortable being critics of power. Criticism on the...Read More


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Jared Polis: You can't spell 'Equality' without the 'T'

Filed by Ed Team | July 25, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I do think there was a good grassroots response from gays and lesbians nationally, to push back against our political leadership in Washington. I know that HRC and others got a lot of negative letters from gays and lesbians. I...Read More


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Lesbians on Gray's Anatomy

Filed by Ed Team | July 24, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We have a really interesting, wonderful, funny way of laying out the story of Callie and Erica that I'm pretty excited about, that I feel like is not necessarily your typical -- if there can be a typical-- your typical...Read More


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No Republican quorum in Nevada

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

"With so many people concerned about the economy, it simply wouldn't be fair for us to ask delegates from all over the state to spend money to attend a convention if we know that a quorum won't be present." --Nevada...Read More


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The mad ones

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

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing,...Read More


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Taste life

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

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." --Eleanor Roosevelt...Read More


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John McCain vs. "The Muslims"

Filed by Ed Team | July 20, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The Muslims have said either we kneel or they're going to kill us. I don't intend to kneel and I don't advocate to anybody that we kneel, and John doesn't advocate to anybody that we kneel." --Swift Boater and McCain...Read More


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A vast conspiracy to preserve itself

Filed by Ed Team | July 19, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Society is always engaged in a vast conspiracy to preserve itself - at the expense of new demands of each new generation." -- Unitarian minister and pacifism activist John Haynes Holmes...Read More


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Your character or your reputation

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

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." -- Former UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden (Hat tip to Mikerz)...Read More


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The name they took for themselves was Wraeththu

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

"It was said it had started as small groups of youths. Something had happened to them. Perhaps it was just one group. Perhaps, once, on a street corner of a damp, dimly-lit city suburb, an essence strange and huge had...Read More


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Politicians are not your friend

Filed by Ed Team | July 16, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"But the real point of my post is pols are pols. And yes Jim Webb is a pol now. They do what they do. NONE of them are your friend. Falling into spells of admiration for them is simply ridiculous...Read More


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The evolution of gay rights

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

"The pull of precedent is powerful but scarcely all-powerful when a shift of personnel or perspective breaks the spell, allowing the forces of change to exert their counterpull. The road from Bowers v. Hardwick, the 1986 decision that dismissed a...Read More


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The New Gathering Threat

Filed by Ed Team | July 14, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"2006. NEW WAY FORWARD 2007. SURGE TO VICTORY 2008. A NEW WAY BACKWARD A FASTER NEW WAY BACKWARD HOLY SHIT, LET'S GET OUT OF HERE 2009. A NEW WAY OF FORGETTING IT EVER HAPPENED 2010. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED 2011. THE NEW...Read More


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John McCain is getting online

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

"I am learning to get online myself, and I will have that down fairly soon, getting on myself. " --John McCain on getting caught up with the 21st century...Read More


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Cindy McCain's facelift

Filed by Ed Team | July 12, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Oh, no contest, Michelle Obama. From a fashion viewpoint, Michelle Obama looks so comfortable and relaxed in her style and her fashion, and she exudes that. She has a presence that gives you confidence in her. Cindy McCain looks like...Read More


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Ryan McCann knows how to make a girl feel good

Filed by Ed Team | July 11, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I want to congratulate my friend Bil Browning for the one year anniversary of releasing Bilerico Project... So, congratulations Bil! I would be lying if I said I didn't want much of what you promote to fail, but know that...Read More


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Obama hasn't moved to the center

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

"The people who say this haven't apparently been listening to me.... You're not going to agree with me on 100 percent of what I think, but don't assume that if I don't agree with you on something that it must...Read More


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McCain's a maverick fundie

Filed by Ed Team | July 09, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I don't care whether you threaten this man, whether you offer him money, however you try to approach him -- [whatever] sways most politicians, he won't have any of it. He believes what he believes and his mind can be...Read More


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Jesse Helms moved us all to the right

Filed by Ed Team | July 08, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"What his critics could not appreciate is that, by the time he left office, Jesse Helms had become a mainstream conservative. And it was not because Helms had moved toward the mainstream -- it was because the mainstream moved toward...Read More


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America's first female four star general

Filed by Ed Team | July 07, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I grew up in a family that didn't know what glass ceilings were. This nomination only reaffirms what I have known to be true about the military throughout my career -- that the doors continue to open for men and...Read More


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Eulogy for a bigot, racist, homophobe

Filed by Ed Team | July 06, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"So, don't let the Independence Day paeans fool you. Jesse Helms was a bigot, a racist, a homophobe -- and a media charlatan. America would be a much worse place if he'd had his way on his many signature issues....Read More


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Even the "Austin 12" gets it

Filed by Ed Team | July 05, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"As long as there's a far right in the party, gay Republicans are way too small in numbers ... to have any effect on the party." -- David Greer, a member of the so-called "Austin 12" group of LGBT Republicans...Read More


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Find the best in everybody

Filed by Ed Team | July 03, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Find the best in everybody. You may have to wait a long time. Sometimes years, but people will show you their good side." -- Professor and best selling author Randy Pausch...Read More


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Getting shot down is a qualification?

Filed by Ed Team | July 02, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"He has been a voice on the Senate Armed Services Committee. And he has traveled all over the world. But he hasn't held executive responsibility. That large squadron in the Navy that he commanded -- that wasn't a wartime squadron....Read More


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Ouch. That's gotta hurt.

Filed by Ed Team | July 01, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The Republican Party is a dead rotting carcass with a few decrepit old leaders stumbling around like zombies in a horror version of 'Weekend With Bernie,' [sic] handcuffed to a corpse." -- Republican Larry Hunter, former chief economist for the...Read More