"You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight." - Barry Goldwater
I LOVE this. And from one of the Grandfathers of the conservative movement! This has been tossed around a lot the last few days, as the Obama administration is finally getting around to fulfilling a promise it made during the Presidential campaign: getting rid of the ludicrous "Don't ask, don't tell" (otherwise known in the tweet/status update/mobile device world as DADT) policy we have in the military. It's time. Look, there was a time when DADT was better than nothing. And it definitely was an important 'baby step.' And of course, it was Democrats who cared enough to pass it. Time's have changed, however. Right? Or left? For an up to the minute report (and links to others), on Defense Secretary Robert Gate's and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's standoff with select members of the Senate today, click here.
"Fucking retarded." - Rham Emanuel. He said this last August, at a weekly strategy session featuring liberal groups and White House aides. Some attendees said they were planning to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were balking at Mr. Obama's health-care overhaul.
Now, I love this quote too, but with an (*) asterisk. Asterisk: The word "retarded" is offensive to many, and the President's Chief of Staff should know this, and should've used better judgement (it's 2010, now Rahm; we use the word, "leotarded" in these instances now!). But the sentiment he was conveying, I agree with. And his directness I find refreshing. And it's FUNNY as hell. And I say this as a hardcore liberal/dem, who's got all kinds of problems with Obama's lack of leadership on healthcare/insurance reform. These particular Dems just weren't looking at the big picture. For the original Wall St. Journal piece, click here. To read about Sarah Palin calling for his resignation, and more fallout/analysis, click here.
"Bon Jovi. Their own tribute band." - John Agnello, via twitter, during their Grammy performance, 2 nites ago.
Seriously. I know Jon is a very nice person, a homeboy, a BIG Obama supporter, and highly charitable. But, what. the. fuck. How many more decades do I need to watch this shitty band perform on TV? How many more? I NEVER got this tired of the Rolling Stones, or Dick Clarke, or Evander Holyfield when they never went away! C'mon!