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RandySF

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Hometown: Detroit Area, MI
Home country: USA
Current location: San Francisco, CA
Member since: Wed Oct 29, 2008, 02:53 PM
Number of posts: 36,813

About Me

Partner, father and liberal Democrat. I am a native Michigander living in San Francisco who is a citizen of the world.

Journal Archives

How anti-Obama will the tea partiers in KY and IN be tomorrow....

when they need federal funds to rebuild their houses and businesses? Will they have a different idea about the role of government by November, or will they still be passing around hate emails about the president?

Ken Mehlman "apologizes" for anti-gay 2004 campaign.

Former Bush campaign manager Ken Mehlman tells Salon he's sorry for the people who "were harmed by the campaigns in which I was involved."

Specifically, he expressed regret that he didn't push back against the Bush campaign's effort to put anti-gay marriage initiatives on state ballots in 2004.

Said Mehlman, who announced he was gay two years ago: "At a personal level, I wish I had spoken out against the effort. As I've been involved in the fight for marriage equality, one of the things I've learned is how many people were harmed by the campaigns in which I was involved. I apologize to them and tell them I am sorry. While there have been recent victories, this could still be a long struggle in which there will be setbacks, and I'll do my part to be helpful."




http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/03/02/bush_campaign_manager_apologizes.html

Good riddance, Olympia Snowe.

There she sat. Snug as a bug in a "moderate" rug with Joe Lieberman, throwing us the occasional bone to make us like her. But for all her complaints about how extreme her party got, she voted year after to elect Mitch McConnell Republican Leader and chief obstacle to getting anything done for the past three years. And more often than not, when it was time to uphold his filibusters, she voted to sustain them. So the only words she'll ever get from me next January is "Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out."

I support Chellie Pingee for US Senate from Maine.

No one has officially declared for the senate seat being vacated by Olympia Snowe, but I'm coming right out and endorsing Chellie Pingee, although I'm sure Rep. Mike Michaud would also be a good candidate. It's a nice problem to have a deep, progressive bench from which to choose.

Who drops dead at 43 years of age?

One of two kids of people. Either Andrew Breitbart had a defect from birth or he was seriously abusing his body. My cousin dies at his age after many years of drug abuse. He had been clean for some time, but the damage was already done.

What I regret most about Breitbart’s passing....

is that Shirley Sherrod will not have her day in court and justice will not be done after her career was ruined by a lair with a computer and a video camera.

New Jersey Voters’ Gay-Marriage Support Reaches High After Christie Veto

New Jersey (STONJ1) voters’ support for same- sex marriage reached a record high in the days after Republican Governor Chris Christie vetoed legislation to legalize the unions, a Quinnipiac University (78104MF) poll shows.

Registered voters favor gay marriage 57 percent to 37 percent, according to the survey released today. They also approve, 67 percent to 28 percent, Christie’s proposal to put the matter on the November ballot, a plan rejected by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, leaders in the Democratic-controlled Legislature.

“What’s left, for now anyway, is a political issue,” Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in Hamden, Connecticut, said in a statement.


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-01/new-jersey-gay-marriage-support-reaches-high-after-christie-veto.html

Palin: Breitbart 'Defended The Defenseless'

We are all stunned and saddened by the news of Andrew Breitbart’s passing. Andrew was a warrior who stood on the side of what was right. He defended what was right. He defended the defenseless.

It is so sad to consider his four young children who have lost their dad. All our prayers are with his family now. May God comfort his wife and children.

Many of us will have life-long memories of our work or encounters with Andrew. May we draw on those to help forward the cause of fighting for what is right. For me, just one of those memories was in Pella, Iowa, last year after the premier of “The Undefeated.” Andrew held court in the restaurant at the local hotel talking about his favorite topic: how “culture is upstream of politics” and how conservatives must be unafraid to fight the leftwing media, cultural, and political establishments. The loss of his voice in this fight will be deeply felt, but thankfully his work lives on at his “Bigs,” and thank God for his inspiration and leadership.

God bless you, Andrew. Rest in peace, friend. We will continue the fight.



http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/palin-breitbart-defended-defenseless

Susan Collins voting for Blunt Amendment

Does she really want to harm fellow women?

Memories of Andrew Breitbart 2009: what he tweeted upon hearing Ted Kennedy had passed away

Early this morning, news broke that Sen. Ted Kennedy had passed away after serving in the U.S. Senate for nearly 50 years. Soon after, conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart began a sustained assault on Kennedy’s memory, tweeting “Rest in Chappaquiddick.”

Over the course of the next three hours, Breitbart unapologetically attacked Kennedy, calling him a “villain,” “a big ass motherf@#$er,” a “duplicitous bastard” and a “prick.” “I’ll shut my mouth for Carter. That’s just politics. Kennedy was a special pile of human excrement,” wrote Breitbart in one tweet.


http://underthemountainbunker.com/2012/03/01/memories-of-andrew-breitbart-2009-what-he-tweeted-upon-hearing-ted-kennedy-had-passed-away/
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