Posts tagged: politics
Lucille: They’re not going to let you in at the country club with that.
Buster: (As Franklin.) I don’t want no part of your tight-ass country-club, you freak bitch!
Meat the Veals - 2x16
The National have been huge supporters of Barack Obama in both of his Presidential campaigns. They’ve performed at rallies and benefits, sold T-shirts to make money for the cause, and lent their song “Fake Empire” from Boxer to an ad in 2008.
Apparently, nobody told all that to whoever put together this pro-Mitt Romney video, which uses ”Fake Empire” as its soundtrack. Yes, the exact same song that Obama used in his 2008 ad. The video was made by a group called Ohio University Students for Romney, and does not appear to be an official campaign video.
Naturally, the National are livid about this. Frontman Matt Berninger posted the following comment on YouTube:
“Our music was used without our permission in this ad. The song you’re using was written about the same backward, con game policies Romney is proposing. We encourage all students to educate themselves about the differences between the inclusive, pro-social, compassionate, forward-thinking policies of President Obama and the self-serving politics of the neo-conservative movement and Mitt Romney. Every single person involved in the creation of the music you’re using is voting for President Obama.” - Matt Berninger
Unfortunately (or forunately), the video has been removed.
Dammit, Ohio University…
Dude with a PhD (same dude responsible for Swift Boating) claims Obama’s wedding ring has the Muslim shahada inscribed on it.
We have reached wingnut critical mass, people.
Seriously, why would it matter? It’s not like Allah is not the same god as Yahweh or Christian Beard God (I assume he has a beard, that’s how I always picture him).
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that a Chicago Alderman named Joe Moreno has pledged to block construction of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in his ward over Cathy’s anti-gay views. Boston Democratic Mayor Thomas Menino is also trying to block construction of a Chick-fil-a restaurant over its president’s anti-gay views.
Menino and Moreno have it wrong.
You know I was married for 23 years to the love of my life, and he died six years ago. And I think of all the years we had, and the wonderful fringe benefit of having three beautiful children. I don’t miss the sex, you know? And to me that’s kind of what this boils down to. I don’t miss that. I mean, I certainly miss it, but I don’t, it’s not — (Laughter from chambers) — it is certainly not the aspect of that relationship, the incredible bond that I had with that human being, that I really, really, genuinely wish I still had.
And so I think to myself, how can I deny anyone the right to have that incredible bond with another individual in life? To me, it seems almost cruel.
You know, years ago, my daughter went to, she was in elementary school. Many of you have met my daughter. She’s a fabulous girl. She’s wonderful. My boys are great too, but my daughter is just something special, and she was the light of her father’s eyes. And she went to school and there were some kids that were, a whole group of kids that were picking on another kid. And you know, my daughter stood up for that kid, even though it was not the popular thing to do. She knew it was the right thing to do. And I was never more proud of my kid, knowing that she was speaking against the vocal majority on behalf of the rights of the minority.
And to me, it is incumbent upon us as legislators in this state to do that. That is why we are here, and I shudder to think that if folks who had proceeded us in history did not do that, frankly I’m not sure I would be here as a woman. I’m not sure that others would be here due to their race, or their creed. And to me, that is what’s disconcerting.
And someone made the comment that this is not about equality. Well yes it is about equality. And why in the world would we not allow those equal rights for individuals who truly were committed to on another in life to be able to show that by way of a marriage?
You know, my daughter came out of the closet a couple of years ago. And you know what? I thought I was going to just agonize about that.
Nothing’s different. She’s still a fabulous human being, and she’s met a person that she loves very much. And someday, by God, I wanna throw a wedding for that kid. And I hope that’s exactly what I can do. I hope she will not feel like a second-class citizen involved in something called a ‘domestic partnership’ — which frankly sounds like a Merry Maids franchise to me.
Washington State Representative MAUREEN WALSH, Republican, on why she voted to legalize marriage equality in her state.
Dear New Jersey governor Chris Christie and others in the Republican Party who continue to demonize those who want marriage equality: this is what courage, and not cowardice, looks like. This is what it sounds like when you choose not to run away from your responsiblity to govern and ensure equal rights for all people.
I got sniffly reading this. I just can’t imagine the amount of hate you have to have in your heart to want to deny marriage to anyone. I got married last year and it’s all been so wonderful, and I don’t understand why anyone would want to deny that joy to consenting adults because of their sexual preference.
“But dear God, we should not be putting civil rights issues to a popular vote to be subject to the sentiments, the passions of the day. No minority should have their rights subject to the passions and sentiments of the majority. This is a fundamental bedrock of what our nation stands for.”
Chris Christie, check your gay-marriage milkshake. Cory Booker just drank it.
Five minutes well spent.