Marco Rubio. The worst. The absolute worst we can do. And ALL THOSE REPUBLICANS who told me in my direct messages,
“In private he sparkles.”
Oh does he? In private? Because on camera you can see the torture of him knowing he’s EXACTLY what we say he is. He wears it on his face! At least Paul Ryan has the decency to have dead fucking eyes!
sometimes says ‘we’ in interviews when he means ‘I’”. Mark Lewisohn,
footnote in The Beatles: All These Years (Vol.1) – Tune In
he [Sutcliffe] came into the band, around Christmas of 1959, we were a little
jealous of him; it was something I didn’t deal with very well. We were always
slightly jealous of John’s other friendships. He was the older fellow; it was
just the way it was. When Stuart came in, it felt as if he was taking the
position away from George and me. We had to take a bit of a back seat.” Paul McCartney
theory is that when John went off to Spain on holiday with Brian, that’s what
it was all about - John trying to get his position clear as the leader of the
group. Also, I’m sure Brian was in love with John. We were all in love with
John, but Brian was gay so that added an edge.” Paul McCartney - Anthology
Well, I’m sure Brian was in love with John, I’m sure that’s absolutely right. I
mean, everyone was in love with John; John was lovable, John was a very lovable
FIELDS: That’s not exactly what this [the movie The Hours and Times] is
(to Linda) Hey, this is supposed to be your interview.
LINDA: Carry on.
PAUL: But this is relevant in a way. OK, Brian was a lovable guy. And John was
sort of more, you know, very middle class, and Brian was middle class, and they
could relate to each other.
FIELDS: As opposed to working class - John, I mean?
PAUL: Yeah, as opposed to working class. So they would kind of know about this,
what’s expected of them, a little above people, a little superior. Then Brian
invited him to come away to Spain. A couple of the guys whom we knew were sort
of gay, with a bit of money, were going to Spain. I think the rest of us were a
little peeved not to be invited, because somebody was getting a free holiday
here. Danny Fields - Linda McCartney, 2000
started thinking, ‘Well, if that’s the case [not getting back together], I had
better get myself together. I just can’t let John control the situation and
dump us as if we are the jilted girlfriends”. Paul McCartney – Anthology
was in love with Yoko and he’s no longer in love with the three of us. Paul
McCartney Bob Spitz, The Beatles: The Biography
Quotes from people who once spoke out against a Muslim ban:
Mike Pence (Vice President): Then: “Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional.” - Mike Pence, December 8 2015 Now: Stood by Trump as he signed the executive order. He nodded along as Trump said, “I’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States. We don’t want ‘em here.”
Paul Ryan (Speaker of the House): Then: “I do not think a Muslim ban is our country’s interest. I do not think it’s reflective of our principles not only as a party, but as a country.” - Paul Ryan, June 14 2016 Now: “President Trump is right to make sure we are doing everything possible to know exactly who is entering our country.“ - Paul Ryan, January 27, 2017
Reince Preibus (Chief of Staff): Then: "We need to aggressively take on radical Islamic terrorism but not at the expense of our American values.” - Reince Preibus (in response to Trump’s call for a Muslim ban), December 8 2015 Now: No comment.
General James Mattis (Secretary of Defense) Then: “Now, I’ve fought a lot of times. I have never fought in an all-American formation. Where I’ve fought, we’ve had Muslim background troops inside of my formation. So this kind of thing is causing us great damage right now, and it’s sending shock waves through this international system.” - James Mattis (in response to being asked about Trump’s proposed Muslim ban), July 12 2016 Now: Stood by Trump as he signed the executive order. He “took the order and grinned while Pence started clapping.”
Marco Rubio (Senator from Florida): Then: “I disagree with Donald Trump’s latest proposal. His habit of making offensive and outlandish statements will not bring Americans together.” - Marco Rubio (in response to Trump’s call for a Muslim ban), December 7 2015 Now: No comment.
Tim Scott (Senator from South Carolina): Then: “A lot of hyperbolic language is used during campaign season. We need to focus on serious solutions to address the real dangers presented by ISIS.” - Tim Scott (in response to Trump’s call for a Muslim ban), December 7 2015 Now: No comment.
Jim Inhofe (Senator from Oklahoma) Then: “If he had changed instead of saying Muslim and said radical Islam, then I would agree with him. But I don’t agree.” - Jim Inhofe (in response to Trump’s call for a Muslim ban), December 8 2015 Now: No comment.
Michael McCaul (US Representative for Texas’s 10th Congressional District) Then: “We were founded upon freedom of religion, this country is protected by the Constitution, so I would argue that there are questions regarding the constitution — which is our first obligation.” - Michael McCaul (in response to Trump’s call for a Muslim ban), December 8 2015 Now: “Today, President Trump signed an order to help prevent jihadists from infiltrating the United States. With the stroke of a pen, he is doing more to shut down terrorist pathways into this country than the last administration did in eight years.” - Michael McCaul, January 27, 2017
For the sake of fairness, Republicans (currently in power) who have spoken out: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (ish, he warned him against it, but said the courts would decide if the ban went too far), Representatives Charlie Dent, Justin Amash, Barabara Comstock, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mike Coffman, Susan Collins, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Elise Stefanik, and Senators Jeff Flake, Ben Sasse, Lindsey Graham, James Lankford, John Barasso, and John McCain.