“Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples. The Constitution simply does not all for ‘laws of this sort.’ ”—Amen! Or more to the point, FUCK YEAH!
“It’s an empirical fact that, for all of its flaws, the Democratic Party platform is almost entirely in line with progressive values. Generally speaking, the Democratic Party and its slate of candidates stand for reproductive rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, scientific advancement, progressive taxation and an empowered middle class. It stands against the climate crisis; it stands against unnecessary wars; and it stands against unregulated corporate power. It stands for universal healthcare, a social safety net and the rights of the American worker. Yes, it also has its share of corruption, disorganization and miscellaneous crapola. But in terms of a policy agenda, this party is not "less evil" — it’s the best and most realistic platform progressives can hope for at this point.”—Bob Cesca on why “the lesser of two evils argument” is not just wrong, but dangerous, when it comes to choosing between the Democrats and the Republicans.