"All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I've said before, bugs in amber."

  • ANDERSON COOPER (to HERMAN CAIN): Two weeks ago you said "Don't blame Wall Street; don't blame the big banks; if you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself." That was two weeks ago. The (Occupy Wall Street) movement has grown. Do you still say that?
  • CAIN: Yes I do still say that -- and here's why.
  • (Loud applause and whistling from the Republican audience.)
  • CAIN (continues): ...I still stand by my statement and here's why: they might be frustrated with Wall Street and the bankers, but they are directing their anger at the wrong place. Wall Street didn't put in failed economic policies. Wall Street didn't spend a trillion dollars that didn't do any good. Wall Street isn't going around the country trying to sell another 450 billion dollars. They oughta be standing in front of the White House taking out their frustration. So I do stand by that!
  • (More loud applause from the Republican audience.)
  • COOPER (to RON PAUL): Congressman Paul, you've been critical of Governor Romney for holding fundraisers with Wall Streeters. Do you think he understand what the protests are about? Do you understand?
  • PAUL: Well, I think Mr. Cain has blamed the victims. There's a lot of people that are victims of this business cycle. We can't blame the victims... but I'd go to Washington as well as Wall Street -- I'd go to the Federal Reserve! They create the financial bubbles, and you have to understand that. You can't solve these problems if you don't know where these bubbles come from.
  • (Mild smattering of applause from the Republican crowd.)
  • PAUL (continues): But then when the bailout came, and supported by BOTH parties -- you have to realize, '08, the Republicans were still in charge, so the bailouts came from BOTH parties -- guess who they bailed out? The big corporations, the people who were ripping off the people in the derivatives market! And they said "The world is going to come to an end unless we bail out all the banks! So the banks WERE involved, and the Federal Reserve WAS involved! But who got stuck? The middle class got stuck! They got stuck, they lost their jobs, and they lost their houses! If you HAD to give money out, you should've given it to the people who were losing their mortgages -- NOT to the banks!
"Sadly the propaganda campaign launched in the 1960s has taken root. The radical feminists succeeded in undermining the traditional family and convincing women that professional accomplishments are the key to happiness."

Republican presidential candidate RICK SANTORUM, writing in his 2005 book It Takes A Family, essentially saying that women have no role in the workplace.

They’re just good for heterosexual sex, making babies and cleaning up the house, right, Rick?

Amazingly, about half of half of the country is nonetheless prepared to vote for this spiteful dick.

(via the New York Times)

(Source: inothernews)

"For women, obviously birth control is not a religious topic: it’s a health topic, and 99 percent of women in America use it. And at Planned Parenthood, we provide birth control to millions of women every single year, so yeah — I think they’re kind of mystified by what the ‘controversy’ is all about.

…I think we’re seeing in this presidential primary this sort of, like, race to the bottom, where every presidential candidate on the Republican side is trying to say ‘I would be absolutely the worst for women.’"

CECILE RICHARDS, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, on The Daily Show (via inothernews)