Christopher Street Subway Station
Okaaaay. Today’s question class…South Carolina or New York?
What can you say about a state that wants to uphold traditional marriage (2006 amended the State Constitution to prohibit gay marriage and civil unions) and stop politicians from wasting the taxpayers $ and then turns around and nominates Mark Sanford for Congress? A man who wasted how much taxpayer money? To make it even better, as he accepted the nomination he spoke movingly about his god and his fiancée (formerly mistress) both being proudly behind him – it is true that we could see her. Mr Sanford still holds the record for largest ethics fine in SC history.
On the other hand what can you say about a collection of goofballs who make The Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight look like brainiacs, who get caught giving and taking bribes for the purpose of making the impossible happen? There is no way that Senator Smith was getting the Republican nomination for Mayor unless he bribed the entire voting population. Of course, if we behaved the way the dopes who took the bribes did (endorsing other people), we could take the money and not do what we were bought for.
I’m afraid I have to give the edge to SC. Before you start yelling biased northern judge let me point out the only truly salient fact. SC voted against its own proudly stated religious, moral, and monetary beliefs. NY just elects crooked dunderheads.
Did you know that the Constitution of The United States does not mention marriage at all?
Nor does it mention god.
@Copyright – Gay Marriage USA
Martin Scorsese – documentary about George Harrison – October 5/6 on HBO – DVD release 10/10/11. I am so there! (yeah I am a Boomer and a fanboy – got a problem with that?)
Today…nothing got done. Life kept happening instead. Ended the afternoon with Abigail and me driving Katherine to Newark Airport for her flight to Iowa where she will visit one or more pig farms.
Got back in time to see some Adidas run or other. Don’t know why they were running or what the reason for but everyone was working hard and doing their best.
Did I mention that the Weather Channel is in its glory? Nothing like a hurricane that may hit unusual places to get the juices flowing. The possibility that a Category 1 Hurricane will hit New York City or Long island and could easily hit Boston and Cape Cod is growing. Of course the forecast will change 12 times between now and Sunday…First it looks like it will hit the Outer Banks of NC which is not as sexy because, well, that happens a bunch. (Tell the people who live on the Outer Banks that this isn’t as important…)
Then we have some idiot in New York saying that the earthquake (and I bet he will add the hurricane) is because god is pissed about NY legalizing Gay Marriage. Well, I don’t know where god would find the time…after all he has to make sure that the right fella wins the CMA or BET best male vocalist award and then the amount of energy she has to expend making sure that the wide receiver scores a TD in a pre-season football game…
In the immortal words of Julian Bond…” If you don’t like gay marriage, don’t get gay married”
Lovely sunset today…
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
We’re no threat, people
We’re not dirty, we’re not mean
We love everybody but we do as we please
When the weather’s fine
We go fishin’ or go swimmin’ in the sea
We’re always happy
Life’s for livin’ yeah, that’s our philosophy
Sing along with us
Dee dee dee-dee dee
Dah dah dah-dah dah
Yeah we’re hap-happy
Dee-dah-do dee-dah-do dah-do-dah
Crazy day today. Did a lot of work in the morning. Kept expecting a work related call that never came so, when Katherine called and said let’s have lunch downtown…off I went. After lunch she rode her bike back home while I walked from 10th St to 42nd before heading home. Rapture of the River (Woman’s dance) was setting up, some people were rehearsing their dance thing in the Park a couple was getting married, people were waiting in a line 150 deep to get into a floating bar, and people were learning to kayak…to name just a few things going on.
Got home, washed up and then we went to the Hotel Chantelle to see The Sophisticates “The burlesque show that was too hot for The Plaza.”
It was a hoot.
Hope you enjoy the slide show!
Pass me the bottle, pass me the wine,
Open your throttle, and I’ll drive you right out of your mind,
Watching the waves, watching the sky,
I’m just sitting down here by the riverside,
Watching the world going by…
Chris De Burgh
Tonight was the opening of the graduating students exhibit at ICP. Made for a very easy night in the lab as only 2 or 3 people wanted to work. Spent most of the evening telling guests where the restrooms, food, and bar were. With several hundred people there scattered over five or six rooms and two long hallways, a few amusing folk asked me if I knew where “X” was because they were not by their work. My best advice was always the same “go to the bar and hang – they will show up”.
Several of the students I had become friendly with were kind enough to say thank you for your help – I don’t know what I really did for them but be nice and give them equipment but sometimes that is enough – and two were kind enough to bring me a glass of wine.
Spent most of my time at ICP and the rest of the evening following the NY State Senate deliberations on the Gay Marriage bill. At approximately 10:25pm it passed and the Governor signed the bill before Midnight, making New York the largest state in the country to approve Gay Marriage and only the second to do it through the Legislature. I think the Pride Parade Sunday is going to be especially raucous!
The images above and below are two that did not make it to my final decision round for printing for my class but I really like them both.