Friday, June 28, 2013

"Godless Perverts" ~ Religious Right Upset by Supreme Court DOMA Ruling

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We have become SODOMITES!
~ mountain lion on Free Republic

That great sucking sound that Ross Perot spoke about is getting louder and louder. Soon I, being heterosexual, will be able to claim it a disability.
~ shadeaud on Free Republic

I would argue that there are no legally married same sex couples, since such a union can’t be consummated due to the biology required.
~ babygene on Free Republic

What comes after “slouching” toward Gomorrah?
~ schmoe on Free Republic

“What comes after “slouching” toward Gomorrah?”
Acts of GOD: earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, fire, famine, pestilence. GOD will not be mocked.
~ stars & stripes forever on Free Republic

Face it. Marriage was lost when government was allowed in.
~ cripplecreek on Free Republic

I think this is the conundrum and gets back to what you were saying in the opening — whether or not churches should decide this. But it is difficult because if we have no laws on this people take it to one extension further. Does it have to be humans?
~ Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky

. . . if we throw up our arms in frustration and surrender the political arena to the left, it will get a whole lot worse. We are headed toward the criminalization of Christianity. Let me explain.
If a family were teaching its children that the KKK is the correct model for society, people would rightly be outraged. If Child Protective Services found out, that family would face the possibility of having its kids taken away for psychological child abuse.
When it comes to same-sex marriage, the militant homosexual movement and its left-wing media allies have, unbelievably, taken the normal view of marriage and equated it with the kind of raw bigotry I just described.
If we stop fighting, in short order you will not be able to teach your children that God intended them to marry someone of the opposite sex.
~ Garry Bauer on Right Wing Watch

When they say you can't be opposed to the redefinition of marriage unless you're a hater or a bigot, then it seems to me that when some other case comes up they're going to establish some constitutional right or find that marriage is unconstitutional in its current form. That to me will put the death knell in it.
. . . There's a lot of areas in our country where people are going to hold firm to what they know is the truth and what they know is best for children and families and for society and there will continue to be a battle . . . just like Roe vs. Wade.
~ Rick Santorum

Governor Rick Perry Attacks Wendy Davis

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Wendy Davis and Texas Democrats Filibuster Abortion Bill


Here is what Governor Doofus said about Wendy Davis:

In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was the daughter of a single woman, she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.
. . . The louder they scream, the more we know that we are getting something done.
~ Governor Rick Perry at an Anti-Abortion Conference

Rick Perry's statement is without dignity and tarnishes the high office he holds. They are small words that reflect a dark and negative point of view. Our governor should reflect our Texas values. Sadly, Gov. Perry fails that test.
~ Senator Wendy Davis in response to Gov. Perry

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Rick Perry’s remarks are incredibly condescending and insulting to women. This is exactly why the vast majority of Texans believe that politicians shouldn’t be involved in a woman’s personal health care decisions. Women are perfectly capable of deciding whether to choose adoption, end a pregnancy, or raise a child, and they don’t need Rick Perry’s help making that decision. What the world saw in Texas this week was democracy in action. The people had a voice this week, and we’ll make sure they have a voice in the weeks ahead.
~ Cecile Richards, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards of Texas and President of Planned Parenthood Action

Rick Perry Mansplains Wendy Davis
~ Charles Johnson on Little Green Footballs

I hope the executive mansion in Austin is haunted by the ghost of Ann Richards.
~ nounverb911 on Wonkette

I want Wendy to grow to her full potential by becoming Governor of Texas. I think that would really prove Perry's point.
~ Civil_Life on Wonkette

Yea, since Wendy Davis was a teen mom and it worked out for her, all teen girls should get pregnant.
~ GroupShrug on Wonkette

And remember, Texas used to be a big, bad, BLUE state. It will be again one day.
~ MaeZeppa on Huff Post

I've been wondering if Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry are the same person. Has anyone ever seen both of them in the same room?
~ kendanz on Huff Post

"The louder they scream, the more we know we are getting something done," Perry said.
The WRONG things, Perry, you're getting the WRONG THINGS done. That's why everyone is screaming.
~ Jeff1958 on Huff Post

This coming from the guy who runs the state with the highest teen pregnancies.
~ JustTheObvious on Huff Post

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wendy Davis and Texas Democrats Filibuster Abortion Bill

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From CNN
Wendy Davis -- the 50-year-old Democrat who stood and spoke for 13 hours Tuesday at the Texas Capitol -- went from being a teen mom to graduating from Harvard Law School.

She began working after school at age 14 to help support her single mother and three siblings, according to her campaign website. "By 19, Wendy was a single mother herself, working two jobs to make ends meet in hopes of creating a better life for her young daughter."

She pursued community college, then transferred to Texas Christian University. With the help of scholarships and loans, she graduated first in her class. She went on to graduate with honors from Harvard Law at the age of 33.

She also had a second daughter.

While standing during the filibuster, Davis wore pink running shoes. It was unclear whether the color was chosen because anti-abortion Republican feminists have been referred to as "pink elephants." In 2010, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spoke of a "stampede of pink elephants," promising a movement of GOP women against abortion.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

#SCOTUS Brings Back Jim Crow

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source: @conormcdonough

Monday, June 24, 2013

Snowden as Heroic Outlaw

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Previous Posts:
Snowden Stuck in Moscow
Snowden Odyssey: Hong Kong to Moscow
Edward Snowden and the Chinese Phoenix
Naomi Wolf Becomes Snowden Truther
Edward Snowden: Hero or Villain
Edward Snowden Releases NSA Secrets


Snowden Stuck in Moscow For Now

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Snowden Odyssey: Hong Kong to Moscow


From the Washington Post
Just where Snowden, 30, was remained a mystery. His ultimate destination was reported to be Ecuador, where he has asked for asylum, perhaps by way of Havana, where there are daily flights from Moscow.
But at a news conference in Hanoi on Monday, a few hours after the Havana-bound plane had left Moscow, Ecuadoran Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said he could not say where Snowden was.

“We are in close contact with the Russian government,” Patiño said, “but the specific information as to his whereabouts, we cannot share that at this time. We don’t have it and we can’t share it.”

. . . In a call with reporters on Monday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange confirmed that Snowden was headed for Ecuador, along with a lawyer from WikiLeaks, which is assisting Snowden. “Edward Snowden left Hong Kong on the 23rd of June bound for Ecuador via a safe path through Russia and other states,” he said. Both he and lawyer Sarah Harrison “are healthy and safe, and they’re in contact with their legal team,” Assange said.

Moscow itself has said little to say about Snowden’s presence here. Despite a direct request from the United States to return him to U.S. soil to face charges of leaking government secrets, Russian officials said Monday that they had no legal authority to detain him after he arrived from Hong Kong on Sunday.

A frustrated Secretary of State John F. Kerry said he was troubled that neither China nor Russia responded to the espionage charges filed against Snowden by the United States by taking steps to transfer him to U.S. custody.

From CNN
Snowden told Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa that it is "unlikely that I will have a fair trial or humane treatment" if handed over to U.S. officials to stand trial, according to a letter from Snowden read by Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino.

While Patino, speaking at a news conference in Vietnam, said the county has yet to decide on Snowden's asylum request, he questioned whether it was Snowden or the United States that was acting badly in the affair.

He called the surveillance programs revealed by Snowden "a breach of the rights" of people around the world.

"We have to ask, who has betrayed who?" he said.