Saturday, September 30, 2006

Democratic Spinal Tap

Evidence of bone there after all (hat tip, Mister Sullivan):

"On every issue, there are big differences but the biggest difference is the disregard for our constitutional democracy, the disdain for checks and balances, the denial of accountability that marks this president and vice president, and that's really our entire system being put at risk. Maybe we can dig ourselves out of the hole on fiscal responsibility, energy and health care before it's too late, but we cannot afford to have our Constitution shredded and our country's commitment to freedom basically thrown out after centuries of setting the standard by which others are judged.

There are a lot of people, not just Democrats, who know we have to change direction in our country. I have so many Republicans coming to my events [who] say things like 'I didn't sign up for all this,' and the 'this' would be a long list depending upon their particular concerns. They're coming, because frankly, they're patriots, and they don't want this administration to continue leading us down into a blind hole like they are, undermining our future, failing to invest to make us safer and stronger and richer and smarter, more competitive, fairer for the future,"

- Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Iraq's a Shitstorm--literally!

Blogger Eric Alterman alerts us to this little story, symbolic of just how war is going. At only $2 billion a week...

Tortured Logic

Judicial watchtower Dahlia Lithwick alerts us once again to just how bad the "compromise" legislation on detainee interrogation really is. If this passes, shame on us all.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Quote of the Day

"I certainly hope that Hillary is the candidate. Because nothing will energize my (constituency) like Hillary Clinton. If Lucifer ran, he wouldn't," - Christianist Jerry Falwell (Hat tip to Andrew)

Quote of the Day

"I certainly hope that Hillary is the candidate. Because nothing will energize my (constituency) like Hillary Clinton. If Lucifer ran, he wouldn't," - Christianist Jerry Falwell (Hat tip to Andrew)

Friday, September 22, 2006

Quote of the Day

"How many state constitutional amendments need to pass before we get angry? How many of our so-called friends in elected office need to betray us by supporting marriage segregation, while accepting awards at LGBT dinners, as if civil rights stop at the altar? We still do not have one civil right on a federal level, and the radical right is raising tens of millions and political capital by making us the ultimate scapegoats. Where is our outrage? Where is our passion?" -- Robin Tyler

Air Kisses

Blogger Andrew Sullivan alerted me to this weird little homophobiana. I rarely fly American Airlines, and I'm not sure a boycott is warranted, but...

Wednesday, September 20, 2006