Quote of the Day: September 2008

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What did McCain do again?

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

"What Sen. McCain was able to do ... was to help get all of the parties to the table. There had been announcements by Senate leaders saying that a deal had been reached earlier in the week. There were no...Read More


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Google announces opposition to Prop 8

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

"...while there are many objections to this proposition -- further government encroachment on personal lives, ambiguously written text -- it is the chilling and discriminatory effect of the proposition on many of our employees that brings Google to publicly oppose...Read More


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We were already a family

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

"We were a family going into this. We're just more of a solidified family now." -- Wayne Larue Smith and partner Daniel Skahen, a Florida couple who won a court case in allowing them to adopt their son- despite Florida's...Read More


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Perez Hilton gets political about Florida's Amendment 2

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

"It's not just California in a fight for equality! Perezzer's is a native Floridian and we felt obliged to bring an important issue to the attention of y'all in our home state! Take a moment to look closely at Amendment...Read More


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Tina Fey on Sarah Palin

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

"I want to be done playing this lady Nov. 5. So if anybody can help me be done playing this lady Nov. 5, that would be good for me." --Tina Fey, about impersonating Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live...Read More


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Words of wisdom from Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

"I am certain that my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our people impel. This is preeminently the time to speak...Read More


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Republicans don't support bailouts

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

"We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself." --The Republican Party Platform...Read More


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Obama on Human Rights and Sexual Orientation

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

"I think it is not acceptable that we would in any way carve out exceptions for our broader human-rights advocacy to exclude violations of human rights based on sexual orientation. I think that has to be part and parcel of...Read More


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Margaret Cho: Palin is like 9/11

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

"I think [Palin] is the worst thing to happen to America since 9-11. Someone who has no thoughts about women's rights and who wants to send women back to the Stone Age? You might as well not let women vote....Read More


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Brazilian President Supports Relationship Recognition

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

"We must stop this hypocrisy because we know they exist. There are men living with men, women living with women, and many times they live extraordinarily well. They build a life together, they work together and I am favourable. One...Read More


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Barack Obama won't repeal DADT on his own

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

"I want to make sure that when we revert 'don't ask, don't tell,' it's gone through a process and we've built a consensus or at least a clarity of what my expectations are so that it works. My first obligation...Read More


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Brad Pitt donates $100,000 to fight California Prop 8

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

"Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn't harm another and because discrimination has no place...Read More


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No freakin' way

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

"God made dinosaurs 4,000 years ago as ultimately flawed creatures, lizards of Satan really, so when they died and became petroleum products we, made in his perfect image, could use them in our pickup trucks, snow machines and fishing boats."...Read More


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Saving the Dream from Anti-LGBT Amendments

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

"We have to understand that in America we are in a sinking boat and the only way to save it is to save the people- and the only way to save the people is to value all its citizens. When...Read More


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Palin even scares her friends

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

"Sarah said she didn't need to read that stuff. It was disturbing that someone would be willing to remove a book from the library and she didn't even read it. I'm still proud of Sarah but she scares the bejeebers...Read More


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Ellen's Mom joins the fight against Prop 8

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

"I'm sure you've already heard, Ellen married the love of her life, my daughter-in-law, Portia de Rossi nearly one month ago. They had a stunning, intimate ceremony with family and close friends. Complete with beautiful decorations, their favorite roses, candlelit...Read More


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Palin ain't no Wonder Woman

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

"Don't get me started. She's the anti-Wonder Woman. She's judgmental and dictatorial, telling people how they've got to live their lives. And a superior religious self-righteousness ... that's just not what Wonder Woman is about. Hillary Clinton is a lot...Read More


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Episcopalian bishops support same-sex marriage

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

"As Episcopal Bishops of California, we are moved to urge voters to vote "No" on Proposition 8. [F]aithful gays and lesbians have entered into marriage as the principal way in which they show their love, devotion and life-long commitment to...Read More


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The CPA supports same-sex marriage

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

"The November ballot in California will include Proposition 8, a ballot measure that, if passed, would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry. The measure would, in effect, overturn the recent Supreme Court decision that was supported by the...Read More


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You say "lie," I say "stump speech"

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

"On the same day that dozens of news organizations have exposed Governor Palin's phony Bridge to Nowhere claim as a 'naked lie,' she and John McCain continue to repeat the claim in their stump speeches. Maybe tomorrow she'll tell us...Read More


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Sarah Palin: Obama is 'doing just fine'

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

"Something's kind of changing here in Alaska, too, for being such a red state on the Presidential level. Obama's doing just fine in polls up here, which is kind of wigging people out, because they're saying, 'This hasn't happened for...Read More


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Obama had one. McCain had two.

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

"Obama had one. McCain had two. Let me be your crazy reverend!" -- Sign erected by Pastor Marc Royer of Crossroads Community Church in Goshen, Indiana (Hat tip to Ray Pawulich)...Read More


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Mission Accomplished

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

Eight years ago George W. Bush ran for the office of President. We all heard him declare, over and over and over, that he was "a uniter, not divider." In the elections of 2000 and 2004 the nation was deeply...Read More


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My sister's a lesbian so I can't be homophobic

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

"On a personal level, my sister and her partner are an important part of my life and our children's life. I admire your group and your organization and I encourage you to keep fighting for what you believe in because...Read More


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Sarah Palin on the biased media

Filed by Ed Team | September 04, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"And I've learned quickly these past few days that if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone." --Sarah Palin in her speech last...Read More


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It's all relative

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

"Keep in mind Sarah Palin is Governor of Alaska - a state that is 22 years younger than John McCain." -- Quip from someone on a mailing list I subscribe to...Read More


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Because Alaska's close to Russia

Filed by Ed Team | September 01, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

Alaska's the closest part of our continent to Russia. So it's not as if she doesn't understand what's at stake here. --Cindy McCain, repeating the most recent talking point to prove that Sarah Palin has the foreign policy chops to...Read More