Quote of the Day

Jim Burroway

September 5th, 2012

If farmers and blacksmiths could win independence from an empire…if immigrants could leave behind everything they knew for a better life on our shores…if women could be dragged to jail for seeking the vote…if a generation could defeat a depression, and define greatness for all time…if a young preacher could lift us to the mountaintop with his righteous dream…and if proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love…then surely, surely we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great American Dream. — Michelle Obama’s speech Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention

Jeremy Hooper is attending the Democratic National Convention as a credentialed blogger and has a rundown of LGBT mentions in tonight’s speeches.


September 5th, 2012

“And I’ve seen how the issues that come across a President’s desk are always the hard ones – the problems where no amount of data or numbers will get you to the right answer.”



September 5th, 2012

The contrast between the two parties when it comes to respect for GLBT people and our families could not be more glaring.

At the DNC we are part of the American fabric, part of the American dream, part of the American experience; a VALUED and WELCOME part.

At the RNC we are a scapegoat for everything wrong in America, a political strategy, the MOST “other” among a list of “others”, the enemy, the leper, the opposite of “family”, “values”, “family values”, “tradition”, “Christian”, a despised and feared threat to all things good and holy.

David Waite

September 5th, 2012

I don’t want to see the Republican Party destroy itself. I just want to watch (and consume popcorn) while it reduces itself to a size small enough to be dragged into a bathtub and drowned.
They are well on their way to fulfilling my wish.

Regan DuCasse

September 5th, 2012

The Romney’s kill me with their pandering to populist ‘we’re just like you and understand your struggles’.
Romney has seven mansions, the White House isn’t house he needs to live in.

As for the spouses making appearances and speeches. Ms. Obama is a lawyer from the same Ivy League professional pool as her husband. I’d have more confidence in HER as President.
The entire cost of her outfit for her appearance was about $500.00, and she looked like a million bucks.

Anne Romney’s entire outfit cost over $2,000.00

Yeah, that shit matters when you’re talking to people who are out of work, when manufacturing and other industries no longer exist in this country and it’s the captains of those industries that have had so little regulation and oversight, that we’re in this economic disaster.
People who have come from privilege and have worked to maintain it, can hardly convince those who have worked even harder with less to show for it, that it’s envy that makes them resentful of other’s success.

It’s not that.
It’s knowing what insincerity looks like.
And what indifference up to the point of trying to run for a powerful office looks like.
To say nothing of outright hostility towards and the ability to influence policy that harms a specific portion of citizens even more.

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