Quote of the Day: October 2008


What John McCain has become

Filed by Ed Team | October 31, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"...I hate what John McCain has become... But the McCain that ran for president in 2000 -- the moderate Republican who held town hall meetings and answered every question that voters asked, who criticized divisive religious fundamentalists within his own...Read More


Lamest excuse ever

Filed by Ed Team | October 30, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"They make a good team. And I don't want to change my schedule at the last second." -- Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels explaining why he hasn't been introducing Sarah Palin at her Indiana campaign stops...Read More


Given what's at stake

Filed by Ed Team | October 29, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"One of the things I love about the ACLU is that it's an organization that understands we are all in this together. We recognize that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. "Given what's at stake in the outcome...Read More


Twisted view of sexuality

Filed by Ed Team | October 28, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"...'legal equality' is not the true goal of these activists. Rather, they wish to change culture with the help of government by changing the definition of marriage and forcing that belief down the throats of citizens. They will not be...Read More


Countdown to Crawford becomes Deadline to Dallas

Filed by Ed Team | October 27, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I like Crawford. Unfortunately, after eight years of asking her to sacrifice, I am no longer the decision maker. She'll be deciding, thanks for the suggestion. ... I did tell her, 'Honey, we've been on government pay now for 14...Read More


Shooting the gun

Filed by Ed Team | October 26, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Going into the debates, an adviser expressed that very concern [McCain would let his indignation show] to me: 'If he keeps the debates on substance, he's very good. If it moves to the personal, then I think it's a disaster.'...Read More


Florida Fundie Craziness

Filed by Ed Team | October 25, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Failing to ban gay marriage in the state constitution could result in the indoctrination of schoolchildren into a gay lifestyle. Florida schools might have to teach that gay weddings are the same as traditional unions if the proposal fails at...Read More


Scott McClellen endorses Barack Obama

Filed by Ed Team | October 24, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"From the very beginning I have said I am going to support the candidate that has the best chance for changing the way Washington works and getting things done and I will be voting for Barack Obama and clapping." --...Read More


You tolerate a stench

Filed by Ed Team | October 23, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In the recent vice presidential debate here in St. Louis, Governor Sarah Palin hastened to assure lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans that "I am tolerant." That does not reassure me in the least that I would find equal protections...Read More


Resurrecting Lincoln

Filed by Ed Team | October 22, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Bush has not done a very good job. And the Republicans don't deserve another chance at all. They'd have to resurrect Lincoln to get me to vote Republican." -- Carmel, Indiana voter Bruce Babcock, a lifelong Republican and a retired...Read More


Our Great Strength is in our Unity and Diversity

Filed by Ed Team | October 20, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"...those are the problems the American people wanted to hear about, not about Mr. Ayers, not about who is a Muslim and who is not a Muslim. Those kinds of images going out on al Jazeera are killing us around...Read More


Palin Extends Her Cone of Silence

Filed by Ed Team | October 19, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"...The Secret Service is in dangerous territory here. In cooperation with the Palin campaign, they've started preventing reporters from leaving the press section to interview people in the crowd. This is a serious violation of their duty -- protecting the...Read More


Harvey Milk's Genius

Filed by Ed Team | October 18, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Harvey said, 'This is a quest for everybody's rights.' That was his genius." -- Focus Films CEO James Schamus, on the political strategy of the late gay pioneer Harvey Milk, as quoted in The New York Times....Read More


The politics of Alfred E. Smith and the ears of Alfred E. Neuman

Filed by Ed Team | October 17, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I do love the Waldorf Astoria though. You know, I hear that from the doorstep, you can see all the way to the Russian Tea Room. It is an honor to be here with Al Smith. I obviously never knew...Read More


What the world needs

Filed by Ed Team | October 16, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." -- Influential African-American author, philosopher, theologian, educator and civil...Read More


A waste of time

Filed by Ed Team | October 15, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely." -- French sculptor Auguste Rodin...Read More


Barack Obama on the death of Allan Spear

Filed by Ed Team | October 14, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I join with all Minnesotans who mourn the loss of Allan Spear. His evenhandedness, command of the issues, and ability to reach across the aisle and work with colleagues of both parties were legendary and should inspire us all. He...Read More


McCain is "Playing with Fire"

Filed by Ed Team | October 13, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history. Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse....Read More


History in Connecticut

Filed by Ed Team | October 12, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We conclude that, in light of the history of pernicious discrimination faced by gay men and lesbians, and because the institution of marriage carries with it a status and significance that the newly created classification of civil unions does not...Read More


The shaky standing of the U.S. in the world

Filed by Ed Team | October 11, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The U.S. should start by changing its own policies regarding LGBT people -- only then will it have a legitimate voice with which to urge other countries to do the same." -- Paula Ettelbrick, executive director of the International Gay...Read More


Tammy Baldwin hearts Barack Obama

Filed by Ed Team | October 10, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"...to be successful, we in Congress must work in partnership with the occupant of the White House and in Barack Obama we have a true ally. Asked to be on the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee and proud to serve as...Read More


Florida's Amendment 2- Major Impact on Health Benefits

Filed by Ed Team | October 09, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's [Amendment 2] going to have a major impact on our ability to provide benefits for domestic partners, and we're opposed to anything that gets in the way of providing benefits." -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, the...Read More


LA NOW President gives ringing endorsement of Palin

Filed by Ed Team | October 08, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I know Sarah Palin cares about women's rights, she cares about equality, she cares about equal pay, and as Vice President she will fight for it. She cares about our children and she cares about women's lives. She's an athlete...Read More


Gender Identity and Expression- A Vital Part of ENDA

Filed by Ed Team | October 07, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Barack has made it clear that gender identity and expression are vital parts of any legislation passed, especially ENDA. He solidly supports a fully-inclusive ENDA." -- Steve Hildebrand, the Deputy Campaign Manager for the Obama Campaign and the highest ranking...Read More


Biden's Tears

Filed by Ed Team | October 06, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It was an authentic, moving and powerful moment. It was, in fact, the strongest expression of real paternal love we have seen from a public official in recent memory and maybe ever. By bringing that reality to a national political...Read More


Keeping Families Intact

Filed by Ed Team | October 05, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"U.S. immigration law should not force Americans to leave their country and community behind in order to keep their family intact." -- Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) on the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA), a legislative proposal to finally level the...Read More


America's Choice

Filed by Ed Team | October 04, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Boring but right versus exciting and wrong -- that's America's choice?" -- Out MSNBC Anchor Rachel Maddow, in response to Pat Buchanan's praise for Palin in the VP debate....Read More


Hetero model sues Genre over pics

Filed by Ed Team | October 03, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The publication appeals to homosexual men, advocates homosexuality, deals with homosexual themes and features sexually-oriented material, including, but not limited to, sexually explicit photographs of men." -- From a lawsuit brought by model Ben Hassing against gay mag Genre. Massing...Read More


"We have and we don't"

Filed by Ed Team | October 02, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"John McCain continues to artfully illustrate why we need a pro-equality President like Barack Obama in the White House. Throughout his answers to the Washington Blade, Senator McCain uses flowery code words easily accepted by the anti-equality activists which continue...Read More


The nature of his connection

Filed by Ed Team | October 01, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Dennis Shepard spoke too, and it was the hardest part of the morning. His nose was scratched and bruised; he said he'd broken it doing work around the house. He said that he and Matt had had a competition when...Read More