After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]


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By |2004-12-23T09:00:00-05:00December 23rd, 2004|Uncategorized|

“As we go forward, younger voters are gradually going to move the country in the direction of greater acceptance of gay marriage – whether Karl Rove wants it or not.”
– Ruy Teixeira, a joint fellow at the Center for American Progress and the Century Foundation, as quoted in the Dec. 9, 2004 issue of Rolling Stone.
“I think they’re just a bunch of playa haters. I don’t understand why some people are concerned about other people’s marriages.”
– Wanda Sykes on Christian conservatives as quoted in the Dec. 21, 2004 issue of The Advocate.
“Canada made the whole gay marriage issue look effortless and obvious and healthy, and a massive black rain of hellfire did not pour down upon them and the very idea of hetero marriage did not immediately explode and their economy did not unravel like all the sneering cardinals and right-wing nutballs screamed it would.”
– SF Gate columnist Mark Morford in his Dec. 15, 2004 Notes & Errata column.
“People were mobilized during the election and they’re still mobilized. We would be stupid not to act now. This is exactly what we had hoped for.”
– Judy Smith of the ultra-right Concerned Women for America, as quoted in the New York Times, Dec. 13, 2004. CWA is working to get an anti-equal marriage amendment on the ballot in Kansas in 2006.
“It’s like when the hijackers took over those four planes on Sept. 11 and took people to a place where they didn’t want to go. I think a lot of people feel that liberals have taken our country somewhere we don’t want to go. I think a lot more people realize this is our country and we’re going to take it back.”
– Conservative Republican State Representative Cynthia Davis of Missouri comparing liberals to terrorists as quoted in the New York Times, Dec. 13, 2004.

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