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We swear we did not go looking for War-On-Drugs hypocrites today — they’re just popping up right and… well, actually, only on the Right. As soon as we finished telling you about Lake Forest city council member Peter Herzog, a real hard-ass on medical marijuana, who was busted on a DUI charge, up popped Steve Katz. (more…)
“I am aware of the legislation that Barney Frank proposed [the Employment Non-Discrimination Act] and do support that and would vote in favor of that.”
“By 2006 [Romney] had reversed his ENDA position because it would ‘unfairly penalize employers at the hands of activist judges.’”
“I’m pro-choice. My opponent is multiple choice.”
— Senator Edward Kennedy, referring to Mitt Romney, 1994
“Ted Kennedy, as you may recall, said he was multiple choice.”
“‘My view is that marriage itself is a relationship between a man and a woman and that’s my own preference,’ Romney told reporters in Oklahoma.”
“Mitt Romney claimed Thursday during an interview that his opposition to same-sex marriage has nothing to do with his religious beliefs.
“‘As a society, I think we’re better off if we encourage the establishment of homes with a mother and a father,’ Romney told KETV’s Rob McCartney after a speech in Omaha.
“Asked if religion played into his opposition, Romney replied, (more…)
“‘Yes, I’m definitely for choice,’ he said. And I said, ‘Great, we agree on that.’ Then, he said, ‘In Salt Lake, they told me it was okay to take that position in a liberal state.’ I said, ‘That doesn’t make me quite as happy. I’d rather know you really believe it.’ …
“He got very restless and stood up and said, ‘I am pro-choice; is there something else?’”
“It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”
Romney: “I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.”
Reporter: “Did you actually see it with your own eyes — your father march with Martin Luther King?”
Romney: “Uh, uh— my own eyes? … No… But I saw it in the figurative sense… (more…)
“First he didn’t ‘desire’ to serve, but didn’t evade it. Then he ‘longed’ to go. The truth: He got four deferments.” — Joan Walsh
“‘I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there, and in some ways it was frustrating not to feel like I was there as part of the troops that were fighting in Vietnam.’” (more…)
“I oppose same-sex marriage. That’s been my position from the beginning.”
— Mitt Romney
Iowa Republican debate, December 15, 2011
“As a gay-marriage proponent, I was pleased to learn that then-Gov. Willard Mitt Romney, R-Mass., issued at least 189 special-issue, one-day marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2005 alone. These documents let these 378 people enjoy nuptials officiated by relatives, friends and others who normally do not perform weddings. …
“While Team Romney argues that the SJC forced it to give gay couples conventional marriage licenses, the special, one-day licenses are a strictly gubernatorial choice, as (more…)
Beats us — but something sure smells fishy:
A probate court in Massachusetts unsealed 430 pages of testimony by Mitt Romney from 1991, when he was questioned during the protracted divorce proceedings of one of his campaign’s top surrogates. (more…)
Rancho Santa Fe Man and Alleged Co-Conspirator Charged with a Scheme to Defraud Victims Out of More Than $90 Million
SAN FRANCISCO, September 21, 2012 — A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted James B. Catledge of Rancho Santa Fe, California, and Derek F.C. Elliott, of Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, on September 18, 2012, with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and three counts (more…)
“Wednesday’s presidential debate promises sharp contrasts. One candidate wants to repeal Obamacare, one candidate invented it. One opposed the auto industry bailout, one takes credit for it. One doubts the scientific consensus about climate change, one believes in it. One wants to ‘voucherize’ Medicare, one wants to save it. One dismisses nearly half of Americans as a bunch of moochers, and one claims to champion the struggling middle class.
Elizabeth Flock gives Willard the benefit of the doubt, suggesting that listing “USA” as a “foreign country” on his 2011 tax return may have been a “mistake,” but we side with John Aravosis on the matter: Considering how Romney jumps at every chance to take every word of President Obama’s and turn it into a baseless gotcha, and “considering that Mitt Romney’s family moved to Mexico to escape American anti-bigamy laws, and the only reason they came back to the US was to flee the Mexican Revolution, it’s no wonder the Romney family finds America a ‘foreign country.’” (more…)
Watch Lawrence O’Donnell nail Teabagger darling & VP hopeful Paul Ryan on 1) how he can no longer tell the truth about the Cayman Islands — that they’re “the place you hide your money” — since Ryan’s curent boss, Willard “Mitt” Romney, hides his money in the Caymans; 2) why the unshaven Eddie Munster lookalike has to denounce his life’s love, Ayn Rand; and 3) how Ryan equates Social Security with Red-under-the-bed Communism: (more…)
“When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous.”
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“…Then, the suspect put his left hand on the inner portion of the victim’s right thigh, a few inches below the groin area, the report states. The victim responded by pushing the suspect’s hand away, to which the suspect replied, ‘it was okay for guys to touch each other.’
The audacity: Mitt Romney thinks Gene Hackman should play him in a movie.
While Gene Hackman is inarguably one of the greatest actors of our time, even he couldn’t wrap his considerable talent around the role of an emotionless robot programmed, ineptly, to impersonate a human being. He’d be too… human. Better to cast a rock, or a bag of hammers, or a houseplant (although a role so devoid of personality would be a stretch for the average houseplant). (more…)
“R. Clarke Cooper, executive director of gay GOP group Log Cabin Republicans, believes language approved Monday by a subcommittee of the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) platform-drafting committee calling for equal respect for all Americans would include gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
“‘We embrace the principle that all Americans have the right to be treated (more…)