Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on April 4, 2014 by Allahpundit

A leading anti-gay marriage organization is calling for a boycott of the web browser Firefox after its maker, Mozilla, forced out its CEO over his opposition to same-sex marriage.

The National Organization for Marriage said in a statement that the exit of CEO Brendan Eich on Thursday — Eich resigned amidst pressure over his contributions to the 2008 ballot measure outlawing gay marriage in California — resulted from a “McCarthy-esque witch hunt.”

“When Brendon Eich made his modest contribution to support Proposition 8, Barack Obama was on the ballot as a candidate who said he believed marriage was the union of one man and one woman,” NOM president Brian Brown said. “Now Eich has been the target of a vicious character attack by gay activists who have forced him out of the company he has helped lead for years.”

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I normally loathe the “boycott this because of that” but the precedent Mozilla set by caving to such capricious demands has made me consider whether I want to use their services in the future. I feel trapped into this awful paradigm where something as insignificant as what browser I use must reinforce my core beliefs.

My most mundane choices in commodities and services are now how I define myself instead of my own words and thoughts. I cannot say I comprehend the expectation that businesses must have complete ideological alignment with my beliefs. I’m a person that believes in simplicity. If they make something I like that’s better than anyone else, I’m generally inclined to buy it or use it. I don’t spend my time confirming ideological alignment with their core management staff before I purchase or use an item.

A world where ones political beliefs are cause for dismissal is not a world I want to see. Let the free market weigh in now that Mozilla has decided to push out the man who invented javascript and co- founded their company.

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As I said last night, of course Mozilla has the right to purge a CEO because of his incorrect political views. Of course Eich was not stripped of his First Amendment rights. I’d fight till my last breath for Mozilla to retain that right. What I’m concerned with is the substantive reason for purging him. When people’s lives and careers are subject to litmus tests, and fired if they do not publicly renounce what may well be their sincere conviction, we have crossed a line. This is McCarthyism applied by civil actors. This is the definition of intolerance. If a socially conservative private entity fired someone because they discovered he had donated against Prop 8, how would you feel? It’s staggering to me that a minority long persecuted for holding unpopular views can now turn around and persecute others for the exact same reason. If we cannot live and work alongside people with whom we deeply disagree, we are finished as a liberal society

Here’s what Eich said last month: “I know some will be skeptical about this, and that words alone will not change anything. I can only ask for your support to have the time to ‘show, not tell’; and in the meantime express my sorrow at having caused pain.” There is not a scintilla of evidence that he has ever discriminated against a single gay person at Mozilla; he was dedicated to continuing Mozilla’s inclusive policies; he was prepared to prove that the accusations against him were unfair, and that his political views would not affect his performance as CEO. But this was not enough. He had to be publicly punished for supporting a Proposition that is no longer in effect. This is absolutely McCarthyism from an increasingly McCarthyite left.

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If they can knock off a guy like Eich, one of the co-founders of the company and one of the most important figures in the tech industry, because of his belief in traditional marriage, who is safe? I’ve not read anything about Eich’s religious beliefs, but he does have five children, and graduated from Santa Clara University, which is Catholic. Whatever his faith, if he has faith, this is a clear shot that no orthodox Catholic, Evangelical, or Orthodox Christian, or Orthodox Jew, or faithful Muslim, is welcome at Mozilla — nor, it is safe to assume, in Silicon Valley at all. This, even though one’s view on marriage has nothing to do with the success or failure of the work of Silicon Valley. They would rather throw one of the founding fathers of the Internet down a well than tolerate him, because of his expressed belief on traditional marriage.

Think about that.

If this was the Democratic Party, or a gay-rights religious group, an AIDS charity, or an organization like that, you could certainly see why this would, or could, matter to the mission. But a tech firm, especially given that as CEO, he had pledged to abide by and to continue the firm’s gay-friendly policies?…

The Law Of Merited Impossibility — “It’s not going to happen, and when it does, you people will deserve it” — is manifest in the Brendan Eich case to an extent we’ve not yet seen. As far as I can tell, the only real hope orthodox Christians and other opponents of SSM have lies in the willingness of prominent liberal (in the philosophical sense) gays like Andrew Sullivan to stand up for the principle of free speech and tolerance against the McCarthyites.

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[A] gay CEO with a pair of brass ones needs to step up and speak truth to a growing, and most illiberal new power. He or she needs to hire Brendan Eich in some sort of corporate leadership capacity for the sake of the most fundamental of freedoms — the freedom to think what you want to think, even if your thinking is unpopular or deemed “mistaken” — and in so doing boldly declare that our society has no truck with inquisitions…

I have known gay people and loved gay people and buried gay people and fed gay people and edited gay people and argued on their behalf, even when it has at times meant facing opposition from my co-religionists. It seems to me some “official gay folk” need to step up, and speak up for the basic human right of free speech and free thought for all people — without fear of poverty and social stigma.

Let me be clear: I hold out absolutely no hope that this chill wind will be checked or reversed — too many people with money and influence and no individual courage at all find totalitarianism an alluring idea.

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Calls for his ouster were premised on the notion that all support for Proposition 8 was hateful, and that a CEO should be judged not just by his or her conduct in the professional realm, but also by political causes he or she supports as a private citizen.

If that attitude spreads, it will damage our society

Its implications are particularly worrisome because whatever you think of gay marriage, the general practice of punishing people in business for bygone political donations is most likely to entrench powerful interests and weaken the ability of the powerless to challenge the status quo. There is very likely hypocrisy at work too. Does anyone doubt that had a business fired a CEO six years ago for making a political donation against Prop 8, liberals silent during this controversy (or supportive of the resignation) would’ve argued that contributions have nothing to do with a CEO’s ability to do his job? They’d have called that firing an illiberal outrage, but today they’re averse to vocally disagreeing with allies.

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How quickly has liberty been transmuted into orthodoxy. For the entirety of human history, gay marriage was a veritable non-issue — a thought that had occurred seriously to nobody and for which there was neither a meaningful constituency nor measurable pressure. In the space of a decade it has moved from a fringe and novel proposition to a moral imperative — and, now, to fodder for the new inquisitors. That the issue has now achieved the approval of a narrow majority is to my mind no bad thing. That the movement’s more vocal champions have started bludgeoning their enemies one and a half minutes into their still-fragile victory speaks tremendously ill of them, and does not portend well for the republic…

Notably missing from the hysteria was any explanation of precisely what Eich’s critics expected to happen were he left in charge. Instead, Mozilla’s press office merely asserted that the company was such a diverse, tolerant, and live-and-let-live sort of place that it was all but obliged to hound a man out of office because he possessed slightly different political views from the majority of its staff. Nowhere was it suggested that Eich would damage the company. Nowhere was it argued that he was personally hostile or unpleasant toward its employees. Nowhere was it implied that he would seek to discriminate against those about whom he might have personal qualms. Instead, we were left with the uncomfortable impression that the assembled denizens of the open-source browser industry are so pathetic and so delicate in their sensibilities that they cannot work alongside anybody who displays the temerity to disagree with them. Is that who we want to be?

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As conservatives we understand the importance of the free market. So for us it’s not surprising that a company’s figurehead, under heightened scrutiny, might spark a free market response when making an unpopular personal belief public. In this case, it seems Mozilla management is protecting the interest of their investors (which is their primary job) by having Brendan Eich step down.

That being said, it is important to recognize another side of this debate. As members of a community whose opinions were once (and often times still are) in the minority, we should always remember that it was our right to express our opinions that has helped us win over public sentiment and brought us closer to equality. As gay people and as conservatives, we need to continue to respect the opposition’s right to a dissenting opinion. It’s called free speech. Our job, as influencers and activists, is to change hearts and minds, not attack people’s livelihood. This is a campaign for freedom, not a which hunt.

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Now that the law, belatedly and slowly, is beginning to treat gay people as equal citizens, the only recourse opponents have is that they—the real bullies—are themselves being bullied. Of course, “bullying” is an over-used word, an overplayed accusation, and it is most galling when used by those who know historically how to wear their knuckledusters with pride. Most recently, Michele Bachmann claimed gays had “bullied” the American people and politicians…

A quite natural, absolutely correct anger—think of Reagan’s shameful AIDS ignorance—underpins gay activism. Equality is now so long overdue, yet still elusive, that anger inevitably flares when an example like Eich and Mozilla presents itself. Eich’s lack of personal response to the controversy exacerbated the anger.

Eich is not a brave “heretic.” His prejudiced views are simply not those a company like Mozilla wants to be associated with. Eich wasn’t badgered or bullied from his job. He was shamed out of it. And the shame wasn’t his, it seems because he’s had very little to say about the matter—but rather his employer’s. All of this is ugly, for sure. But a belief in, and practice of, equality is not. If we aspire to that personally and legislate for it publicly, the ugliness will dissipate.

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Bmore on April 5, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Well…I uninstalled Firefox today.

Now I’m using Internet Explorer….at least for now.

KirknBurker on April 5, 2014 at 9:11 AM

“I noted in my Breitbart piece that even gay rights supporter and well-known blogger Andrew Sullivan has said that this fascist attack on Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich “disgusts” him. This CEO has been destroyed by the company and its fascist gay activist string-pullers because: “tolerance.”

The whole controversy erupted when militant gays found out that new Mozilla’s CEO–who co-founded the company–donated $1,000 to California’s Prop 8 campaign back in 2008 (Prop 8 was a measure to protect traditional marriage). They found out because the state forced the donor lists to the campaign to be made public information.

Since the lists were made public, fascist gays have been using the donor list to destroy people. Not to boycott companies or try to get companies to change their public policies–which is fair game–but to actually destroy individual people for their beliefs.

Now, the U.S. Supreme Court has already addressed a similar case in 1957 when it said that the NCAAP did not have to release its donor and membership lists to the State of Alabama. There was only one reason Alabama wanted that list in the era of Jim Crow and that was to target individual people for a terrorist attack sponsored by the state.

The State of Alabama wanted to build an assassination list and the SCOTUS put a stop to it based on the premise that releasing the list would have the effect of suppressing legal association and free speech.

In any case, as it slobbered all over itself to appease the gay fascists (can I just point out that a large number of Hitler’s henchmen were homosexuals?), Mozilla announced how “tolerant” it is of all opinions. But, the company was quite stupid in its claims in that it is obviously speaking against free speech and saying that only certain speech will be allowed in its organization.

“Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech,” Mozilla Chairwoman Mitchell Baker wrote in a blog post yesterday. “Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.”

And so, instead of standing up for free speech, Mozilla pressured their new CEO to resign and to denounce his freedom of speech.

Apparently, believing in a religious position or thinking that single-sex marriage is a bad thing makes you ineligible to work for a living in America today.

Intolerance is the rule of the day and as always all liberals are fascists at heart wanting speech codes and jail—or even death—for anyone who opposes them….”

http://www.rightwingnews.com/democrats/firefox-company-panders-to-gay-mafia-declares-no-freedom-of-speech-for-religious-americans/

workingclass artist on April 5, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Firefux used to be a popular browser, until the poo flingers got to it.

Bmore on April 5, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Uninstalled Mozilla Firefox this morning….

supersport667 on April 5, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Gay Militants and Militant gays are poo flingers. Like monkeys in a zoo.

Bmore on April 5, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Is that why they use their cumpooter when posting here?

HonestLib on April 5, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.”

What’s hard about it chairwoman? I don’t find it hard to do.

crankyoldlady on April 5, 2014 at 9:27 AM

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Ben Shapiro and Chris Stirewalt’s segment on The Kelly Files last night.

http://youtu.be/fib9wc_Q8IM

Flora Duh on April 5, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Swimming against the current….

“At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Dr. Mike Adams teaches crime — but he never dreamed he’d be the victim of one. Unfortunately for the assistant professor, that all changed when his ideology did. When he was hired as a criminology expert 21 years ago, Adams was an avowed and outspoken atheist — a worldview that was shaken to the core when Mike went to visit a prisoner on death row in 2000. The convict, a mentally handicapped man, had read the entire Bible — something Adams had never done. He resolved then and there to change that — and when he did, Mike was completely transformed.

The once-vocal liberal became a passionate follower of Christ, a conversion that ultimately bled over into his political beliefs. Over time, he started writing columns and doing media appearances from a conservative perspective — infuriating UNCW’s forces of political correctness in the process. Like most universities, the faculty was a fraternity of liberals, who insist on diversity but practice anything but. After a slew of awards and accolades for his work, Mike applied for a full professorship in 2006.

Despite a glowing record, the University turned down his application. Apparently, the only promotion UNCW is interested in is the promotion of the liberal agenda. As his lead attorney, David French, writes in NRO, administrators engaged in the fiercest kind of viewpoint discrimination. It was “a process where they applied a made-up promotion standard that contradicted the faculty handbook, passed along false information about his academic record, deceptively edited documents to influence the faculty vote, explicitly discussed his constitutionally protected viewpoint, and allowed a faculty member with an obvious and outrageous conflict of interest to cast a vote against him.” At one point, the University even launched an underground investigation (at the request of a transgender group) to determine if the professor was “transphobic.”

Stunned, Adams sued, insisting the school had infringed on his free speech rights. After hearing the details, our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom agreed to represent Mike, and together they embarked on a seven year journey to right the University’s wrong. Last week, after winding through the appeals process, Mike Adams finally got the news he was waiting for. Although UNCW officials denied that they were retaliating against Adams for his faith — the court disagreed. After seeing the evidence, a federal jury agreed that Adams’s speech was a “substantial or motivating factor” in denying him a full professorship. When pressed, UNCW officials couldn’t prove that they would have made the same decision in the absence of his conservative beliefs. Although the case isn’t over (the court hasn’t decided what form of “relief” to grant — nor has the school decided whether to appeal), the victory is a major one.

ADF’s French understands the significance of the ruling for other conservatives oppressed by academic elites. “Dr. Adams’s story has now gone from a cautionary tale of the punishment that leftist universities inflect upon dissenters to a strong signal that conservative professors can indeed fight back and prevail.” As the 4th Circuit Court ruled on this same case, “No individual loses his ability to speak as a private citizen by virtue of public employment.” We applaud Dr. Adams for having the courage and the will to fight back. Unfortunately, in the world of higher education, there’s only one school of thought — and it isn’t tolerance….”

http://weaselzippers.us/181811-religious-profiling-at-unc/

workingclass artist on April 5, 2014 at 9:37 AM

What’s hard about it chairwoman? I don’t find it hard to do.

crankyoldlady on April 5, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Double O/T.

Getting ready for my second half ritual on Saturday morning. First part…got the son some breakfast from Chick-Fil-A and now off to Kroger….Home Depot…..and the cleaners. I am a real man and only do the shopping for the family because the wife makes me. Now that is a real man.

HonestLib on April 5, 2014 at 9:38 AM

To win this we need to stop talking and pick up our own steel.

archer52 on April 5, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Finally. I’ve been saying this for I can’t tell you how long. And yet nitwits are still talking about who’s going to run in 2016.

crankyoldlady on April 5, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Now that is a real man.

HonestLib on April 5, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Go shopping for me. I woke up with headache and nausea and I need to get groceries.

crankyoldlady on April 5, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Barred, The vid link for the Decorah eagle is nice just to leave open for the sound. Of course I could just go outside and it would sound much the same. Fortunately I won’t have to now when I’m stuck inside working. It will be like working outside, except without the outside part.

Bmore on April 5, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Even at the State Chinese Churches formed by the Government in opposition to liturgical authority of denominations….The faithful thrive and are difficult to control…

Thousands Of Chinese Christians Form Round The Clock Human Shield To Protect Their Church From Demolition By Communist Party

“In an episode that underlines the fierce and long-standing friction between China’s officially atheist Communist Party and its rapidly growing Christian congregation, Bible-carrying believers this week flocked to the Sanjiang church in Wenzhou hoping to protect it from the bulldozers.
Their 24-hour guard began earlier this week when a demolition notice was plastered onto the newly-constructed church which worshippers say cost around 30 million yuan (£2.91 million) and almost six years to build.
Officials claimed the church had been built illegally and used red paint to daub the words: “Demolish” and “Illegal construction” onto its towering facade.

Hundreds of people, including elderly and in some cases disabled women, have now occupied the church to prevent demolition teams moving in.
“There are bad people out there trying to damage our church so we must defend it,” said Li Jingliu, a 56-year-old former factory worker who has been sleeping in one of its back offices since Wednesday.
“I’ve come here today to show my support. A church is a scared place and we are all brothers and sisters.” said Jin Yufu, 55, from the nearby community of Wenling. “Christianity has made a big contribution to society in many ways. Thanks to Church we don’t smoke, gamble or drink. Christians are good people.”
Wenzhou, a wealthy coastal city around 230 miles south of Shanghai in Zhejiang province, has around seven million residents. Local Christians claim as many as 15 per cent of them are church goers, the majority Protestant.
Red crosses and spires still adorn the skyline of a city where British missionaries, including George Stott, set up churches towards the end of the 19th century.
Wenzhou’s underground “house” churches – those unwilling to comply with Communist Party rules – have long been subjected to sporadic crackdowns, such as one in 2000 that saw hundreds of churches and temples demolished across Zhejiang province.
However, the Sanjiang church is part of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, China’s officially sanctioned and government-controlled Protestant church, making this week’s stand-off highly unusual….

The dispute over Sanjiang has highlighted the ongoing difficulties facing China’s fast growing Christian community. In 1949, when the Communist Party took over, it boasted around one million members. Today, there are thought to be more Chinese Christians than Communist Party members, with up to 100 million mainland believers, according to some estimates….

Yang Zhumei, 74, said she had pleaded with officials to leave her church alone.
“I held their hands and said, “Comrades, don’t take down our cross. I can give you my head instead.”
“Even if they take my head, I can still find happiness with God,” she shouted.
Li Jingliu, who lost her right arm to an industrial accident and has been a church member for 34 years, said she would not allow her place of worship to be damaged. “I will guard the church until the very end, without fearing hardship or death,” she said. “God will punish those who try to take down the cross….”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10745248/Christians-form-human-shield-around-church-in-Chinas-Jerusalem-after-demolition-threat.html

workingclass artist on April 5, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Sorry, I should have re-linked that.

Bmore on April 5, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Well…I uninstalled Firefox today.

Now I’m using Internet Explorer….at least for now.

KirknBurker on April 5, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Me too, but IE seemed slow and kept freezing up, so now I’m using Chrome. I don’t really like basing my consumer choices on the values and political activity of a company, but I don’t see any other way to respond to Mozilla’s actions. It’s a small gesture, but it’s all I’ve got.

mbs on April 5, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Poo flingers

Bmore on April 5, 2014 at 10:18 AM

I just read this QOTD, after being MIA all week working like a dog. Anyway, this whole thing makes me sick.

I am done with this whole stinking culture. Our beloved country has become a cesspool of immorality and politically correct fascism.

Civil disobedience is now my mantra. I will no longer maintain a polite silence when confronted by the immoral, progressive, or Democrat. I will now be the outspoken, politically incorrect denier of lies.

I am sad to say, but it has come to this: if a person is not a Constitutional patriot, he is not my friend. If he is a progressive, he is my enemy. My battle has begun.

captnjoe on April 5, 2014 at 10:27 AM

A funny thing happened. I originally did this chop to mock the Supreme Court. The funny thing was many Militant gay groups took exception to it, stating I was mocking gays. Yet when I would ask them why they perceived it as me mocking gays. They would hesitate to say what I had done in representing them was mocking. To which I could only reply. I didn’t do anything to change the gay characters. I used them as I had found them. With exception to 0 and Reggie. The irony escapes them.

Bmore on April 5, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Well…I uninstalled Firefox today.

Now I’m using Internet Explorer….at least for now.

KirknBurker on April 5, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Use Pale Moon. You won’t regret it. It’s Firefox but better and faster.

For anyone who hasn’t uninstalled Firefox yet: don’t. Install Pale Moon, copy across all your bookmarks and settings (which it will do for you), then use the Feedback option in Firefox to tell them why you are uninstalling it, then uninstall it.

David Blue on April 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Sorry, I should have re-linked that.

Bmore on April 5, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Thanks Bmore!! Awesome! One is on the nest now, the other one came and left.

bluefox on April 5, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Use Pale Moon. You won’t regret it. It’s Firefox but better and faster.

For anyone who hasn’t uninstalled Firefox yet: don’t. Install Pale Moon, copy across all your bookmarks and settings (which it will do for you), then use the Feedback option in Firefox to tell them why you are uninstalling it, then uninstall it.

David Blue on April 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM

I’ve always used IE since 2006, so don’t need to switch. Do you have a link for Pale Moon? Some family members may need it.

Thanks

bluefox on April 5, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Use Pale Moon. You won’t regret it. It’s Firefox but better and faster.

David Blue on April 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM

But it’s still based on Firefox, isn’t it? Wouldn’t that negate the point of uninstalling Firefox?

eforhan on April 5, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Uninstalled Firefox this morning. I was using it as a secondary browser anyway.

I certainly don’t want to use a browser that cares about my political views.

tominsd on April 5, 2014 at 11:32 AM

To win this we need to stop talking and pick up our own steel.

archer52 on April 5, 2014 at 8:52 AM

I do agree, after a regime of decadence and debauchery then comes the time of savagery: Iron Times.

To soldier on as a civilized person one must remember that they are civilized and what it means to be civilized. Many of those who could be swayed by reason have been, that is true, and the duty of the civilized is to continue soldiering on until such time they are needed as actual soldiers. The Roman concept was that they won over barbarian warriors because they were soldiers and that meant something. There is a stark difference between warriors and soldiers, and it is the camaraderie amongst the civilized and the deep regret of their necessary actions to support civilized life that sets them apart.

In this time of unreason those who are civilized must work extra at retaining their composure, being civil and supporting civil arms as the means of defending oneself. Civilized people realize that the prepared counter-attack is much better than asking for trouble: let others ask for trouble and, once asked, it can be delivered with precision and meaning.

I speak not so much as to persuade those who cannot see reason as they are placing themselves beyond hope of being reached.

Those who uphold standards will not only be prepared to act on them, but be held accountable to them to their fellow man who is civilized.

Rome was not built in a day.

It was, however, sacked in three.

And those who retained civilized ways, who held to civil standards and who spread them after the collapse of that system would be the genesis of our modern understanding of what it means to be civilized. Many would fight and die to uphold those standards of fidelity, chastity and reverence for the Creator long after martyrdom was a problem. The hoards did not set the standards. The civilized did and they had transformed what it meant to be civilized within their hearts and within their communities. It may have been a dark age with Iron Times, but they did soldier on. Mostly as civil men and women, but when need arose, as citizen soldiers.

That is a sad duty, but one that comes with being civilized. It is insane to believe that society can exist without having the necessity of the civil sword to rely upon.

Our commitment is to uphold those standards, do not sink to the level of those willingly losing their identity and their morals, and to be calm as the storm rages about us. Set an example for others to follow on what it means to lead a good life, even in an age of darkness. Each of our lives may be lost in this struggle, but better to be someone, to be a person, than to be a nameless and numbered part of a hoard.

I am not a number.

I am a person.

And that makes me free no matter what the circumstances are.

ajacksonian on April 5, 2014 at 12:11 PM

You expect people who can’t even get their sexuality right are going to get civil liberties right?

Right.

Cleombrotus on April 5, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Is that why they use their cumpooter when posting here?

HonestLib on April 5, 2014 at 9:22 AM

When composting here :)

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Bye bye Firefox, It’s gone.

Texyank on April 5, 2014 at 1:32 PM

For your Saturday afternoon enjoyment…

‘Toon Special: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maerose (Nancy)? – Vol I

Resist We Much on April 5, 2014 at 2:24 PM

After years on this planet I’ve decided I’m no longer abiding by PC standards. I judge people only by their behavior, performance and attitude. Race, color, gender or orientation doesn’t matter. It is only can you do the job and do it in a civilized and decent manner. PC is the cancerous tool used to punish “nonbelievers” and it should be fought at every turn. It has damn near killed this nation.

From now on I speak clearly and to the truth.

Enough foolishness. Next time some idiot starts spouting off just yell out “shut the F up!” And move along. Call them a fool loudly and repeatedly. Joe Wilson mistake at the state of the union was not repeating what he said over and over. Shout them down for a change. Trust me, that sixties left over crowd running things now fear an unruly mob (like they were in their youth) more than you realize. Which is why they work so hard to undermine the Tea party.

Some individuals come along and start a “flash mob/robbery” moment don’t back down or look away because they happen to be of color. Do it what you can to stop it. And encourage others to help.

Enough. We have all had enough.

archer52 on April 5, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Trust me, that sixties left over crowd running things now fear an unruly mob (like they were in their youth) more than you realize.

archer52 on April 5, 2014 at 2:24 PM

I think there’s a ton of truth to that.

They fear the Kochs are moving around the background, doing sneaky things. Because Soros is. They think movements like the Tea Party are contrived from the top and carefully spoon-fed to the population through the media — because that’s exactly what they would do (Occupy?)

And so on.

It’s interesting. It’s like noticing that the devil always suspects you are lying to him, and suddenly realizing why.

Axe on April 5, 2014 at 2:33 PM

It’s interesting. It’s like noticing that the devil always suspects you are lying to him, and suddenly realizing why.

Axe on April 5, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Very perspicatious of you, Axe.

crankyoldlady on April 5, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Very perspicatious of you, Axe.

crankyoldlady on April 5, 2014 at 3:06 PM

I took a vitamin.

Axe on April 5, 2014 at 3:21 PM

I took a vitamin.

Axe on April 5, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Which one?

Murphy9 on April 5, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Which one?

Murphy9 on April 5, 2014 at 3:36 PM

erase erase erase

Gummy. :)

Axe on April 5, 2014 at 4:29 PM

It is a strange, strange world when Andrew Sullivan has become the voice of reason on any topic. And yet here we are.

Physics Geek on April 5, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Another convert to Opera. Dont think firefox will be around much longer.

nicknack60 on April 5, 2014 at 5:46 PM

It’s staggering to me that a minority long persecuted for holding unpopular views can now turn around and persecute others for the exact same reason.

Open a history book. The slave loves being the slave-master more than anyone.

Rusty Nail on April 5, 2014 at 6:33 PM

I’ve been a Firefox user for over 7 years. Not anymore. Back to IE and sent an email to Mozilla.

anachrotech on April 5, 2014 at 6:43 PM

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