Sample: Obv this is the plaintiff. The gays. Pushing the “second class citizen” line hard. Prop 8 denies standing “of equal stature and dignity.” Judge asks how Prop 8 hurts gays if the proposition itself SAYS no rights are taken away. Plaintiff (his name, anyone?): Marriage is more than the mechanical sum of its parts. Mechanical sum sounds vaguely dirty. Which is good.
The arts are critical to my admittedly totally chauvinistic goals for my country: I want the United States to have the biggest economy in the world, the best standard of living, a healthy population that shoots at each other far less than we do now, systems of governance and justice that are both envy and inspiration to the world, and I want our athletes and artists to be total international badasses. If I ran the NEA, I’d double down on this part of the NEA’s mission: “to bring the arts to all Americans.” If our artists are going to be badasses, we need to tap all our potential pools of artistic talent, we need to cultivate a national expectation of artistic literacy, and artists need jobs doing and teaching art. My NEA would fund arts education in every juvie, jail and prison in the country — creating those art jobs, probably slashing recidivism, making our big dumb prison system slightly less pointless, and maybe someday paying off down the road in the form of the next American international art star. -RM
“No, no, no, they’re bigger! They’re better! They’re not reach out and grab you eyebrows, they’re Eyebrows of Doom! They’re like lifted eyebrows. The whole like crazy arch, death ray eyebrows. Geithner should not be messed with.”—
“Unlike Merkin, I believe Maddow when she says “she has no interest in the issue of physical appearance — her own or anyone else’s.” And as much as I would love her to herald a new age of lesbian beauty, it seems to me that viewers respond more to Maddow’s non-physical qualities — intelligence, charm and, above all, authenticity — than to her looks.”—Rachel Maddow, reluctant sex symbol - Broadsheet - Salon.com
Remember that great quote from the other day about Maddow’s lesbian glamour? Yeah, in context, way less great. Basically, Merkin seems to miss that Maddow sees herself exactly as Merkin argues she is not:
“I’m not a TV anchor babe. I’m a big lesbian who looks like a man.” Maddow
"Merkin, who obviously hasn’t read any interviews with Maddow, claims Rachel is no “barefaced, unstylish dyke” — you know, like the rest of us. She also says Maddow wears makeup onscreen to please her male viewers. (Last time I checked, even the male newscasters have to wear makeup, it being television and all.)" - AE
Viewers of discriminating taste (and appropriate age and disposition) who have watched The Rachel Maddow Show tackle the week’s heaviest news stories may appreciate the libation and light of the show’s closing Cocktail Moment. Today’s Cocktail Moment includes an actual cocktail recipe… our provision of which should not be confused with us actually recommending that you drink this.
“Newly elected Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele plans an “off the hook” public relations offensive to attract younger voters, especially blacks and Hispanics, by applying the party’s principles to “urban-suburban hip-hop settings.”—
RM:I'm a big fan of the series that's called Queen and Country. That's my one true love; if graphic novels were in an orphanage and the orphanage were on fire, I'd rush in and save Queen and Country.
MJ:And you'd read Queen and Country sipping a...?
RM:That's a very good question. There's a great drink called a purgatory, and Queen and Country is all about emotional and bureaucratic purgatory. It's 100-proof rye, Benedictine, and Chartreuse. It's a kick in the teeth. It's perfectly balanced and wonderful, and it's super-alcoholic. I like big drinks that aren't afraid of the alcohol in them. Not big in size, but in flavor, and the way I can allow myself to enjoy them is by making them in very small quantities. I make tiny glasses of very big drinks.