“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
"Washington (CNN) -- With longtime Republican Sen. Dick Lugar going down in defeat, Democrats were quick to paint the conservative candidate who beat him in Indiana's primary as "too extreme."
The result in Indiana was what Democrats had hoped for, but as the old proverb goes: "Be careful what you wish for, it might just come true."
Lugar loss could make Indiana Senate race more competitive - CNN.com
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
The flame that is between us could set every soul on fire. I would love to take that heat and let's fill the whole world with desire.
Sophie B. Hawkins
Good. It's good to know that the president finally realizes that homosexuals are the last group of minorities against whom institutionalized discrimination is still legel. He abolished DADT (but kinda wimped out by letting the court render the verdict first), does not support DOMA (but hasn't done squat to get it overturned), so we'll see if he'll put his money where his mouth is on SSM, or if it's just a campaign issue.
Last edited by Henrin; 05-09-12 at 05:02 PM.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
Similar measures passed easily in Florida and Arizona. It was closer in California, but no ethnic group anywhere rejected the sanctioning of same-sex unions as emphatically as the state's black voters, according to exit polls.....<snip>
Indeed, Proposition 8 promoters worked closely with black churches across the state, encouraging ministers to deliver sermons in favor of the ban.
"What the church does is give that perspective that this is a sacred issue as well as a social issue," said Derek McCoy, African American outreach director for the Protect Marriage Campaign. "The reason I feel they came out so strong on the issue is one, for them, it's not a civil rights issue, it's a marriage issue. It's about marriage being between a man and a woman and it doesn't cut into the civil rights issue, about equality.
"The gay community was never considered a third of a person."...read
Last edited by Moot; 05-09-12 at 05:19 PM.