This is thhe 50th anniversary of Barry Goldwater's famous speech accepting the GOP presidential nomination. The most quoted line from that speech, is of course:
"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
But he also said:
Secretary of State Lurch, in a talk overseas:
I get always a little uptight when I hear politicians say how exceptional we are – not because we’re not exceptional, but because it’s kind of in-your-face and a lot of other people are exceptional, a lot of other places do exceptional things.
Less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation.
Oh, for God's sake - Archie to be shot dead while saving gay best friend who called for gun control:
You've seen it in the movies: A bitch who is so cold-hearted she sends a "Dear John" letter to her sweetheart while he's in combat. Well, it turns out the United States government is that cold-hearted bitch:
The Pentagon is laying off thousands of military officers, including those serving or who have recently served in Afghanistan.
Holy cow. Hillary Clinton and I agree on something. In an interview with Der Spiegel:
SPIEGEL: The average annual income of an American household is $22,296 (€16,397). You earn up to $200,000 an hour for a speech. Can you understand if people are bothered by that?
This is my favorite photo of the month so far:
Yes, the place is called "Shooters," and, yes, it really is in Rifle, Colo. And it takes a 9-year-old to understand why this is a good thing, not a scary thing:
Boebert insists that the women be properly trained to protect -- and serve.