The President was at his best on September 13 in Philadelphia, stumping for Hillary.
I appreciate Sen. Kaine's sentiments, but I think if you read what Pope Francis has written, you would be less optimistic. His Holiness has a great pastoral gift, the value of which I do not minimize. But he remains a conservative, and he has made quite clear that, his personal kindness and graciousness notwithstanding, he has no intention of changing Church doctrine regarding women or gay people. Indeed, he is appallingly uninformed on the science of gender identity. The Catholic Church is not about to budge any time soon.
The heartless and inhumane policy of the British Home Office toward LGBT asylum seekers continues unabated. If you pray, pray for this man's safety. We've much more work to do on the international front, even with purported allies.
Just a reminder that restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, which I applauded, does not mean that it is a democracy. Engagement is better than non-engagement, but we must do it with eyes open. Cuba remains a brutally repressive totalitarian state.
Arson suspected in fire at Florida mosque attended by Pulse shooter Omar Mateenhttps://t.co/KE1sqN9ZnI— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 12, 2016
Not in my name. I am willing to bet that this despicable and cowardly act was committed by people who don't give a damn about the gay people who were killed that awful night in Orlando. In any case, everything our nation stands for is attacked by such blind revenge-taking.
The world's leading brand includes a gay couple in its iPhone 7 rollout. But of course.
Oops. My favorite answers under the hashtag #WhatIsAleppo:
Here is a portion of Blade editor Kevin Naff's editorial on Donald Trump:
The fact that Clinton isn’t leading him by 50 points says a lot about her own candidacy and the state of the American electorate. A Washington Post/ABC News poll last month showed that 59 percent of likely voters don’t believe Clinton is honest or trustworthy, and that’s down since January. Of course there are sexist double standards at work. (Imagine if Hillary showed up to her campaign rallies wearing a cheesy baseball cap, shouting at and berating her audiences.) With all of Trump’s self-inflicted wounds, Clinton should be destroying him in the polls.
No presidential candidate in American history has ever won by a thirty point margin, much less fifty points. Hillary's negatives are largely the result of a quarter-century campaign of GOP smears abetted by the media with its distorting obsession with "balance," as well as sexist double standards that are as blatant as they are vociferously denied by those employing them.
With all of that, and the political divisions in the country, it is no surprise that this race is so close despite pitting a staggeringly ignorant and reckless demagogue against a highly experienced, moderate, and level-headed stateswoman whom PolitiFact has rated the most honest politician other than President Obama. I have my differences with Hillary, but they pale in comparison with my horror at the prospect of a President Trump. Just think of the Supreme Court nominees we would get from each candidate. Then look at Trump's strange fondness for dictators and casualness regarding the use of nuclear weapons and torture.
We know far more about Hillary Clinton, while Trump refuses to release his tax returns. Trump's hypocrisy is incredible, as evidenced by his railing against the export of American jobs after doing just that with the manufacture of his line of clothing. He is a grifter and a con man, as Kevin suggests. He is far outclassed by Secretary Clinton. His relentless appeals to white nationalists alone should disqualify him. It is now two months before the election. Anyone who cares about the survival of our republic should get serious and support Hillary Clinton.
Out of this world: Freddie Mercury has asteroid named after him for 70th birthday https://t.co/lKerXj8FNB— huffpostqueer (@huffpostqueer) September 6, 2016
The question is, is Freddie's asteroid heading for a cataclysmic collision with the earth? Don't blame him. Just act as if #NothingReallyMatters
Cher calls out trans-exclusionary group of so-called "feminists" https://t.co/QNvwe2zDfT— huffpostqueer (@huffpostqueer) September 6, 2016
Cher criticizes trans-exclusionary radical feminists, or TERFs. Good for her. As for the person who wrote the HuffPost headline putting "feminists" in quotes and preceding it with "so-called," I do not see what is accomplished by suggesting that a feminist with offensive views is on that account not really a feminist. That is like saying music you dislike is not really music, which many said about rap.
Instead of wasting our time on fruitless gatekeeping, we should focus on persuasion, on making our case and connecting with people. This is not easy. But the alternative is name-calling. Getting to change requires going through uncomfortable encounters, challenging one another, listening and learning. When we make the struggle about which group is going to be excluded, we evade the essential work.
Update: The tweet that was automatically generated for this message on GLAA's Twitter account, @glaadc, included a link to this blog entry generated using Google URL Shortener. Our friend Julius informed us that clicking on the short link produces this error message:
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Really, Google? What term offended you. "Trans-exclusionary"? "Feminist"? This is absurd.
This article has something in common with Trump's reference to Article XII of the Constitution, in that the referenced 29th and 41st chapters of Revelation do not exist. The difference is that this is satire.
When you or I cough, it's allergy season. When it's Hillary, people lose their minds.
This piece is nasty, but it has the following factual statement:
Schlafly didn't like immigrants, working women or gay rights. (Even though her son is gay.) She didn’t think that sexual harassment in the workplace was a problem. She was against sex education. She argued that climate change wasn’t real. She denied that marital rape was even possible. She claimed that the atomic bomb was a gift from God.
There is an old saying, "Progress follows the hearse."
I was slack-jawed. Later in the "All In" broadcast on MSNBC, another guest compared Marco Gutierrez to Uncle Ruckus from "The Boondocks."
Trump called Mexico’s president “a friend” after they met. They discussed a border wall, but not payment, he said. https://t.co/pV5UfTDC2J— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 31, 2016
Here is my quick, five-point summary of President Trump's first foreign trip:
Why is the national anthem a staple of U.S. sporting events? https://t.co/QZIURl79Pz— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 31, 2016
This is an excellent question. There is no more reason to begin every sports game with the national anthem than to do so before theater performances. The constant need to display our patriotism is a poor substitute for facing our nation's challenges.