mystinkybutt:

I love seeing Brians’ dog side come out

He is rigid and a homophobic. He said, ‘I want a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage,’ and they said, ‘Well, what about the people who are already married?’ And he said, ‘Well, they would be nullified.’ I mean what is, what’s human, what’s kind about that? We’re all human beings, we all know or love somebody who’s gay or lesbian so what the hell is that about? To me it’s startling and borders on disgust.

Former US Senator Al Simpson, (R-Wyo.) on Rick Santorum. In 2011, Simpson emailed me this statement on HB 74, a bill to ban recognition of same-sex marriage in Wyoming:

“I can’t imagine anything more inhuman, insensitive and unfair. Wyoming people believe in getting the government out of their lives. We cherish the precious right of privacy, and the precious right to be left alone. Why can’t we extend that to all our other fellow human beings?”

If the GOP adopted that line of thinking nationally, it would be a radical step forward.

Though Simpson voted for the Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA] in 1996, he has since supported marriage equality. Good on him for calling out Santorum’s homophobia. 

(via cognitivedissonance)

stfuconservatives:

tumblrdems:

Get the facts on President Obama’s energy record: http://OFA.BO/GK1bor

The Most Energy Independent We’ve Been in 16 Years.

16 Years!

You want to know one of the big reasons gas is so expensive these last couple weeks? It’s because oil projections are expecting a war with Iran causing a major disruption of the pipeline which the Republicans have been grandstanding for.

Oil is up GLOBALLY, it’s up to about $110 a barrel. That affects everyone and there’s only so much an American President can really do to bring that price down, but another war in the middle east will cause it to skyrocket.

-Joe