I’m profoundly sad and I’m furious and I think the American people need to...– Dr. Warren Hern, a Boulder physician and late term abortion provider Late-Term Abortion Doctor Decries Tiller Killing - Colorado Independent
I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended...– President Obama’s statement on the death of Dr. Tiller
Jon & Kate Being Investigated Over Child Labor... →
President Obama helps the public to stop seeing... →
ntkg: In the wake of President Obama’s election, the traditional Republican advantage on national security issues has evaporated. Asked May 10-12 which party is better at handling “national security,” 43 percent of respondents said Republican and 41 percent said Democratic — a statistical tie. That contrasts with the 14-point advantage (49 percent to 35 percent) that Republicans held last...
This source notes that Santa Monica Boulevard was closed that day for what...– from the article, Why Democrats Go West
Good manners are an admission that everybody is so tender that they have to be...– F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night
you gonna let him get away with that?
abbyjean: TANCREDO: If you belong to an organization called La Raza, in this case, which is, from my point of view anyway, nothing more than a Latino — it’s a counterpart — a Latino KKK without the hoods or the nooses. If you belong to something like that in a way that’s going to convince me and a lot of other people that it’s got nothing to do with race. Even though the logo of La Raza is “All...
Yes, I know President Obama has a lot on ‘his plate,’ but if he can take the...– Shakesville: Fierce Advocate, My Gay Ass (via julyshewillfly)
No one can pretend that using the word “better” to describe the...– Gloria Borger - CNN.com
The Supreme Court's stealth hard-liner: Chief... →
asprettyasasong: At least he has a slight sense of humor: On January 26th, he presided over the installation of the new leader of the Smithsonian Institution. “Those of you who have read it will see from the program that the Smithsonian some time ago adopted the passing of a key in lieu of the administration of an oath,” Roberts said. “I don’t know who was responsible for that decision. But I...
You could move.– Abigail Van Buren, “Dear Abby,” in response to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood. (via tsherr) (via asprettyasasong)
Parents clash with state, kids in medical... →
think4yourself: I question people who take faith things this far. I’m sorry, but “We don’t need doctors or medicine, God will heal him” is an absurd claim. Isn’t this kind of thing prime example of that old joke about a flood and a person on a roof who keeps denying help because God is going to save him, he dies and questions God who tells him, I sent a boat and helicopter, what more did...
Health bill would fix what's broken - Senator... →
The attacks on Sonia Sotomayor are getting crazier by the minute. The...– A note on identity politics - Paul Krugman Blog (via mimitakestheleftturn:ntkg)
And in case you’re looking for some ideas, there seems to be one last bulletin...– Obama Speechwriter Jon Favreau’s Valedictory Address, College of the Holy Cross, 2003 (via lizlemon)
Whenever there’s laughter in the James S. Brady Briefing Room — by either the...– Robert Gibbs gets a lot of laughs in his briefings - POLITICO.com
Left Out of D-Day Rites, Queen Elizabeth Fumes →
ntkg: Queen Elizabeth is not amused. Indeed, she is decidedly displeased, angry even, that she was not invited to join President Obama and France’s president, Nicolas Sarkozy, next week at commemorations of the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, according to reports published in Britain’s mass-circulation tabloid newspapers on Wednesday. Pointedly, the reports were not denied...
Her fans don’t just believe in her savvy songwriting and gracious, magnetic...– Taylor Swift at the Staples Center - Los Angeles Times
May God Himself strike me down where I sit if I tell a lie. Teresa does not have...– Richard Lawson, Gawker It doesn’t even matter what he’s talking about. He could be recapping Cop Rock and I would be entertained. He’s just that good. (via soupsoup)
do republicans not understand the archival powers...
abbyjean: rove on george w bush: “The myth was that this guy, who was a Yale history grad and a Harvard MBA, was not smart.” “You don’t make it through either [Yale or Harvard] unless you are a reader.” rove on sotomayor, with charlie rose: Charlie - “She is very smart.” Rove “Not necessarily.” Charlie - “What do you mean? She went to Princeton where she graduating with honors and then...
According to people who have been contacted by the companies, Half Yard...– ‘Real Housewives’ and more hit D.C. - Anne Schroeder Mullins - POLITICO.com
Media obsess over Obama's comments, ignore Bush's... →
think4yourself:retropolitics: Media Matters for America SUMMARY: Media figures and outlets have focused on President Obama’s statement that empathy is one of the qualifications he would seek in a Supreme Court nominee, but they have not noted that then-President George H.W. Bush cited “great empathy” in his remarks announcing his selection of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. More…
AN AMERICAN FAMILY was television’s first reality show, shot documentary...– AN AMERICAN FAMILY: THE STORY OF THE LOUDS (1973) So I learned tonight that, in regards to all of this Jon & Kate hullabaloo, this isn’t actually the first time American tv viewers have been captivated by a family that is falling apart. Who knew?
A tipster has just informed us of a hot new celebrity power couple, seen getting...– Best Week Ever-HOT NEW COUPLE ALERT: Rashida Jones Spotted With Hot Obama Speechwriter
Now they’re saying that we can’t have gay marriage because it would confuse the...– This Is Your Kid On Gay Marriage | TV | A.V. Club (via frogcynic) (via notemily)