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Palin’s Church hosting focus on the family seminar: Converting Gays

You just can’t make this stuff up…here’s the latest news on Sarah Palin’s church and what they’re up to. Dobson our favorite gay bashing “christian” is going to teach Alaska gay folks how to pray really hard not to be gay. I have news for them…my God(dess) doesn’t make mistakes…come on people I know you have brown eyes but let’s pray and see if we can’t make ’em turn blue. One heartbeat away from the presidency…
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Ellen brings up gay marriage with McCain

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Susan Sarandon’s Views on a McCain Presidency

…Sarandon is about to start work on the romantic period drama The Colossus, but with the presidential election campaign being heatedly contested, she also has bigger things to consider.

“If McCain gets in, it’s going to be very, very dangerous,” she says.

“It’s a critical time, but I have faith in the American people. If they prove me wrong, I’ll be checking out a move to Italy. Maybe Canada, I don’t know. We’re at an abyss.”

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Barbara Streisand’s Statement on McCain’s VP pick

McCain Doesn’t Get It: Women are not that stupid.
Maybe he was sick of the lack of media attention…maybe he had enough of the late night talk show hosts poking fun at his age…maybe he realized that belonging to a party that has been associated with rich, white men was not going to connect with voters in this historical election year. Or maybe he was just ready to take back some of the spotlight that has shined so brightly on Barack Obama and the Democrats since the beginning of the Democratic convention. Desperation can motivate people to make some pretty cynical and hypocritical decisions. Whatever the reason, John McCain’s Hail Mary– in the form of Vice Presidential pick Governor Sarah Palin–sent a very clear message to America about how he views female voters. Women, he thinks, will vote another woman into office regardless of the candidate’s values, experience and political positions.
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Statement of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer on the McCain Acceptance Speech

For Immediate Release               
September 5, 2008       

Last night at the Republican National Convention, John McCain used the word “fight” more than 40 times in his speech. 

In the 16 years that we have served together in the Senate, I have seen John McCain fight. 

I have seen him fight against raising the federal minimum wage 14 times. 

I have seen him fight against making sure that women earn equal pay for equal work. 

I have seen him fight against a women’s right to choose so consistently that he received a zero percent vote rating from pro-choice organizations. 

I have seen him fight against helping families gain access to birth control. 

I have seen him fight against Social Security, even going so far as to call its current funding system “an absolute disgrace.” 

And I saw him fight against the new GI Bill of Rights until it became politically untenable for him to do so. 

John McCain voted with President Bush 95 percent of the time in 2007 and 100 percent of the time in 2008 — that’s no maverick. 

We do have two real fighters for change in this election — their names are Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

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N.O.W. Statement on Palin

National Organization for Women

Not Every Woman Supports Women’s Rights

August 29, 2008

Statement of NOW PAC Chair Kim Gandy on the Selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s Vice Presidential Pick

Sen. John McCain’s choice of Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate is a cynical effort to appeal to disappointed Hillary Clinton voters and get them to vote, ultimately, against their own self-interest.

Gov. Palin may be the second woman vice-presidential candidate on a major party ticket, but she is not the right woman. Sadly, she is a woman who opposes women’s rights, just like John McCain.

The fact that Palin is a mother of five who has a 4-month-old baby, a woman who is juggling work and family responsibilities, will speak to many women. But will Palin speak FOR women? Based on her record and her stated positions, the answer is clearly No.

In a gubernatorial debate, Palin stated emphatically that her opposition to abortion was so great, so total, that even if her teenage daughter was impregnated by a rapist, she would “choose life” — meaning apparently that she would not permit her daughter to have an abortion.

Palin also had to withdraw her appointment of a top public safety commissioner who had been reprimanded for sexual harassment, although Palin had been warned about his background through letters by the sexual harassment complainant.

What McCain does not understand is that women supported Hillary Clinton not just because she was a woman, but because she was a champion on their issues. They will surely not find Sarah Palin to be an advocate for women.

Sen. Joe Biden is the VP candidate who appeals to women, with his authorship and championing of landmark domestic violence legislation, support for pay equity, and advocacy for women around the world.

Finally, as the chair of NOW’s Political Action Committee, I am frequently asked whether NOW supports women candidates just because they are women. This gives me an opportunity to once again answer that question with an emphatic ‘No.’ We recognize the importance of having women’s rights supporters at every level but, like Sarah Palin, not every woman supports women’s rights.


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Repubs don’t hold a candle to Denver

Well the party’s over…actually from what I hear it wasn’t such a party in St Paul/Minniapolis as it was in Denver. Denver was electric. There were Celebrities everywhere, progressive leaders in panel discussions all over downtown. free food and drink for the bloggers in the Big Tent
and that wasn’t even counting the “official” DNC events…and oh mile high stadium to top it all off. Hope that’s what was in Denver…Hope.

I came home from a whirlwind week and sat down in front of the TV to see what the repubs would do. John Bush…I mean John McCain…Mr Maverick guy didn’t speak much about what he could do to fix the problems we face…the war, the economy, the housing crisis, global warming, our standing in the eyes of the rest of the world, the corporate take over of just about everything, the loss of our constitutional rights, the privatization of everything once government owned, the broken corporate owned media, the military industrial complex and the rise of independent private contractors (ie; mercenaries), the lack of marriage rights for GLBT americans, the chance for accountability of the current law breakers in office, the end of corporate welfare and tax loopholes for the richest of the rich and on and on…

No, the repubs pretty much kept things to biography about McCain’s POW days and then he surprised everybody because he picked an unknown woman to be his VP. A bird’s eye view into his great decision making skills ain’t it? Don’t get me wrong…I’m a feminist and I’ve been one since the consciousness raising circles in the 70’s. Yup, I’m THAT old. And I’d like nothing better than to see a woman president in my lifetime…but she isn’t Hillary and she doesn’t have the credentials to be anywhere near that office. She’s a gimmic and she’ll be a heartbeat away from the presidency if we don’t get involved and make sure the election isn’t stolen. Anyone else signing up to be a poll watcher? I am. I’ll be calling my election office Monday morning.

John McCain is 73 years old and if you watch him stiffly walk out on stage the man is not shall I say…fit? Oh and he has had a history of cancer more than once. So as VP Miss Sarah oh, excuse me…Gov. Sarah…would need to keep her cell phone on at all times if you know what I mean…

She can read a good speech so she could step right in and be the perfect Manchurian candidate. A perfect puppet for those Neo-cons to carry on the lie. Completely moldable.

Check out www.therandirhodesshow.com for some background on the Alaskan Ice Queen. She’s a piece of work. Tell me Rove didn’t have a hand in this…I ain’t buying it.

Cheers campers! It’s going to be a wild 60 days until the election.

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McCain blows his lid over CNN interview; stiffs Larry King

John McCain had a hissy fit over a segment where CNN host Campbell Brown took his spokesperson, Tucker Bounds, to task about his inability to cite examples of Sarah Palin’s “military command” experience. So enraged was McCain about media finally showing some backbone that he canceled an appearance on CNN’s Larry King.

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McCain & the GOP have Poor History of Respecting Copyrights

OK my Nashville Republican Songwriting friends ponder this…

Jackson Brown has filed a law suit against John McCain & the GOP for illegal use of his material in a campaign ad. Oh and You Tube…his people had to take down a video there because Mike Myer’s Waynes World clip was kinda “borrowed” for effect…oops…
BUT he learned from the best…just ask The Boss Bruce Springteen how he liked Ronald Reagan’s use of his song Born in the U.S.A. during his campaign.

Come on guys…if this was some two bit filmmaker stealing other peoples work you’d have him or her run out of town on a rail…kicked to the curb…bumped from every party list in town. Why he wouldn’t be able to fill enough seats at the Belcourt Theater to pay to rent it for a night.

There’s a history here people. Check it out for yourself. If he can’t manage his campaign enough to have it operate within the boundaries of the law do you think he’ll do better at managing the government?



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McCain & The Issue of Gay Adoption

Here’s the statement released this week by HRC

And here’s a link to TEP’s new blog GRAND DIVISIONS and what they have to say about it.

What do I think about it? As a lesbian parent I look at our smiling, talented, beautiful, smart, funny, 21 year old daughter and say… Love is the answer.

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