Funny stuff. Colbert is always hilarious.
I wrote the following story for examiner.com.
Marriage equality in New York looks like it may well happen. Most politicians that I have heard speak on the record have spoken out for the marriage equality legislation put forth by Governor Patterson, but opposition still exists.
State assembly member Janet Duprey, who two years ago voted against this self same legislation from the desk of Eliot Spitzer has voiced her support for this bill, as have a number of other key members of the assembly and state senate. In 2007 then Republican majority leader Joe Bruno blocked the bill, but his republican successor, minority leader Dean Skelos has stated that he would allow his members to “vote their conscience“.
For his part, Majority leader Malcolm Smith says he is unsure if he has the Democratic votes to pass this bill, but with the sense growing in Albany that the passing of this legislation is inevitable, there seems to be little in the way of this bill becoming state law. The only question is when this will happen. And from all that I have read and heard it will only happen when there are enough votes to pass the measure.
There are right now about 25 democrats in the senate who we know will vote for this bill, the question is whether any of those democrats who dislike this measure can be persuaded to vote for the measure, and how many Republicans will do more than follow the will of their party and “vote their conscience” like assembly member Duprey.
More on this story as it happens.
End of story. I wrote this as Staten Island examiner on examiner.com, but seeing as how there aren’t that many really big political stories going on on Staten Island proper, i thought I would branch out a bit. Been doing it for a while in fact. I’ve been all over the MTA Fare hike and have hit the Mayoral election a number of times. If there are any stories you’d like covered, drop me a line here and let me know, and I’ll look into your story.
A second Video, a few quotes and I am done.
A rarity for me. Bush’s Brain makes a viddy appearance on my blog. Karl Rove speaking about one potential nominee to Supreme court, Sonia Sotomayor. I will not speak my opinion of this…person here. He makes a very incredibly unintelligent statement just about at the end of this Lil video nugget, at about the 2 minute mark. If you don’t understand why it’s stupid, drop me a line and I’ll explain.
That’s it for me. Later!
Today’s Nuggets, by Thomas Paine, via Wikiquote: I speak an open and disinterested language, dictated by no passion but that of humanity. To me, who have not only refused offers, because I thought them improper, but have declined rewards I might with reputation have accepted, it is no wonder that meanness and imposition appear disgustful. Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.