Quotes of the Week
"My one difference with the president-elect, about whom I am very enthusiastic, is when he talks about being post-partisan. Having lived with this very right wing Republican group that runs the House most of the time, the notion of trying to deal with them as if we could be post-partisan gives me post-partisan depression." - Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)
"At a time of great crisis with mortgage foreclosures and autos, he says we only have one president at a time. I'm afraid that overstates the number of presidents we have." - Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)
"President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush have bought a home in an affluent North Dallas neighborhood, where they will live after the president leaves office in January... The president is buying his post-White House home at a time of falling real estate prices and lowered mortgage interest rates." - Deb Riechmann, AP journalist
"In MY house we say go FUCK yourself!" - Steve Benson, aka Minstrel Boy, "Coyote Goes Shopping." (You'll want to read the whole story for context, as there is no truth to the rumor that Minstrel Boy was even briefly possessed by Dick Cheney.)
"It seems foolish to ask for monetary damages for something like that. Hell, we’ve had President Bush at the helm for the past eight years — that’s much more cause for sleeplessness and anguish than God." - Hemant Mehta, "American Atheists Sues the State of Kentucky"
"Dobson’s Focus on the Family has also fallen on economic hard times. Because (the) group spent $539,000 passing Proposition 8, which ended gay marriage in California, it doesn’t have enough money left over to pay its employees’ salaries so it has been forced to lay off 20% of its staff, which is just the latest in a series of layoffs. I’m sure that the workers being laid off are grateful that their families have been saved from the scourge of gay marriage, which should provide some solace when they lose their homes or their children have to skip a few meals. And economic calamity should make their families even closer and stronger, helping them to fend off future threats from homosexuals." - Jon Swift, "Conservatives Need a Bailout."
"Let's face an uncomfortable and inconvenient fact, people, and the sooner we face it the better: Proposition 8, a homophobic, ill-informed referendum that was illegally put on California's ballot a month ago, was shoehorned into California's constitution by the clownishly cosmic bozo overlords of Donny and Marie Osmond... It was such a slick, well-funded, well-orchestrated campaign that one is tempted to secretly admire their ability to con over five million heterosexual voters into believing that same sex marriage in any way, shape or form personally threatened them." - Mike Flannigan