“I don’t mind most religious people. I talk to them. You know, I listen to them banging on… “I prayed very hard and then the fairy came.” Did he? Good. Have a biscuit. I only get annoyed when they try and make me see the fairy. “You have to let the fairy into your heart.” Look, I wouldn’t let him into my garden. I’d shoot him on sight, if he existed, which he doesn’t. Now have another bicky and be quiet, please.”—Dylan Moran on religion. (What It Is)
“Don’t let anyone who supports [the Protect Life Act] ever say to you, ‘I’m for less government regulation. Oh, there’s too much government regulation.’ You’ve got to be kidding. You can’t vote for this thing and then say you’re for less government regulations. The mother of all government regulations, this is the regulation of an individual woman in a room with her doctor — and Congressman Pitts, apparently. I mean, I can’t think of a bigger government regulation. […] What this is about is a fundamental philosophical agreement, and that is that if you are ‘conservative’, and you believe in smaller, less intrusive government, you’ve gotta take a wild, wild philosophical bank shot to get back to into supporting this bill. I don’t know how you do it! […] I know we read the Constitution that first day we were here, and I’m glad we did. You have to also basically say, if you support this, you don’t believe in a right to privacy for at least one half of the country. […] I think most Americans of all political stripes believe there’s a basic right to privacy. Is there anything more basic, more basic than your body?”—Anthony “Rahm May Have Left Congress, but Badass Still Abides” Weiner (watch video)
“After careful consideration, including a review of my recommendation, the President has concluded that given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more heightened standard of scrutiny.”—
Attorney General Eric Holder, in an official statement announcing that President Obama has ordered the Department of Justice not to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act’s infamous Section 3 (“the federal government defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman”) in court, effective immediately.
Walking up the hill tonight when you have closed your eyes. I wish I didn’t have to make all those mistakes and be wise. Please try to be patient and know that I’m still learning. I’m sorry that you have to see the strength inside me burning.