Sunday, July 24, 2011

Marriage Comes to NYC

Today was the first day gay and lesbian couples could marry in New York. Good As You has a nice gallery of photographs of happy newlyweds. I hope they don't mind if we just link to some of them.

Here is the line stretched around the block to get marriage licenses:

A happy couple:

On the other hand, the National Organization for Marriage and the Westboro Baptist Church also showed up. It is reported that NOM brought in as many as twelve busloads of protesters. I guess they couldn't find enough people in New York City.

It takes a hard heart to make love and marriage an ugly thing.


Anonymous clinton, edwards, spitzer, weiner, wu et al said...

actually, the ugly thing is homosexual lust being defined as marriage

here's an example of a person not doing the job he was hired to do:

"WASHINGTON — With bipartisan debt-limit talks deadlocked, House Republicans and Senate Democrats readied rival emergency fallback plans Sunday in hopes of reassuring world financial markets the U.S. government will avoid an unprecedented default.

Republicans said Speaker John Boehner had legislation under consideration to raise the nation's debt limit by $1 trillion and enact slightly more in federal spending cuts, with the promise of additional progress on both sides of the ledger if Congress can agree.

Across the Capitol, Democratic officials said Majority Leader Harry Reid was at work on legislation to raise the government's debt limit by $2.4 trillion – enough to assure no recurrence of the current crisis until 2013 – and reduce spending by slightly more. They said that plan envisioned no higher taxes.

The White House was largely consigned to a spectator's role on a weekend that began with Boehner's decision to call off talks with President Barack Obama. Asked what the administration's plan was to avoid default, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said, "Our plan is to wait for Congress to raise the debt ceiling on time.""

July 24, 2011 5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


July 25, 2011 7:21 AM  
Anonymous Good As You said...

Don't mind at all :-)

For anyone wishing to see the rest of the anti-gay protest, fully gallery here:


Jeremy Hooper
Good As You

July 25, 2011 8:33 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Congratulations New Yorkers!
“It takes a hard heart to make love and marriage an ugly thing.”

The arrogance of those gays, thinking they can demote us to equals!

The equality! The equality! It’s not coming off!!!

July 25, 2011 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Aunt Bea said...

Congratulations New York!

Thanks for documenting photos of the day marriage equality came to New York, Jeremy.

And thanks for pointing out the irony the astroturfers hired a bus company called Rainbow Transit to ferry half of them to the NYC protests!

July 25, 2011 10:46 AM  
Anonymous clinton, edwards, spitzer, weiner, wu said...

congrats, NY!!

you are now officially a big nutty and sticky apple!

July 25, 2011 1:46 PM  
Anonymous raising taxes is his goal in life said...

Between 6 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday, the nation began a constitutional course-correction. The current occupant’s vanity and naivete — a dangerous amalgam — are causing the modern presidency to buckle beneath the weight of its pretenses. And Congress is reasserting its responsibilities.

At his Friday news conference-cum-tantrum, Barack Obama imperiously summoned congressional leaders to his presence: “I’ve told” them “I want them here at 11 a.m.” By Saturday, his administration seemed to be cultivating chaos by suddenly postulating a new deadline: The debt-ceiling impasse must end before Asian markets opened Sunday evening Eastern time, lest the heavens fall.

Those markets opened; the heavens held. The faux deadline, reportedly invoked at a Saturday White House meeting by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who should resign, inevitably seeped into the media and invited overseas panic, thereby risking the nation’s currency, for brief tactical advantage.

Amid these tawdry episodes, House Speaker John Boehner signaled constitutional sanity regained: “Congress will forge a responsible path forward.” Congress. Obama has marginalized himself.

Inordinate self-regard is an occupational hazard of politics and part of the job description of the rhetorical presidency, this incessant tutor. Still, upon what meat doth this our current Caesar feed that he has grown so great that he presumes to command leaders of a coequal branch of government? He once boasted (June 3, 2008) that he could influence the oceans’ rise; he must be disabused of comparable delusions about controlling Congress.

When he was a lecturer on constitutional law, he evidently skipped the separation-of-powers doctrine. But, then, because this doctrine impedes the progressives’ goal of unleashing untrammeled government, they have long loathed it: Woodrow Wilson, the first president to criticize the American founding, considered the separation of powers the Constitution’s “radical defect.”

It has, however, rescued the nation from Obama’s preference for a “clean” debt-ceiling increase that would ignore the onrushing debt tsunami. There are 87 reasons for Obama’s temporary conversion of convenience to the cause of spending restraint — the 87 House Republican freshmen. Their inflexibility astonishes and scandalizes Washington because it reflects the rarity of serene fidelity to campaign promises.

Obama — a demagogue for an age of smooth surfaces; Huey Long with a better tailor — pretended Friday to wonder whether Republicans “can say yes to anything.” Well.

House Republicans said yes to “cut, cap and balance.” Senate Democrats, who have not produced a budget in more than 800 days, vowed to work all weekend debating this. But Friday they voted to table it, thereby ducking a straightforward vote on the only debt-reduction plan on paper, the only plan debated, the only plan to receive Democratic votes.

Obama’s last venture into public specificity was his February budget, which proposed accelerating the nation’s descent into debt. It was rejected by the Senate 97-0.

Although histrionically impatient with Republicans’ refusal to accept certain measures, Obama insists he will “not accept” a debt-ceiling deal that does not increase income taxes.

July 25, 2011 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Robert said...

Hooray for NY!

July 25, 2011 7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know everyone's a little upset right now but don't worry:

Sir BO is going to speak to you tonight on television

that should fix everyhting up

you may remember he submitted a budget back in February so irresponsible that even the Democrat-controlled Senate rejected it...UNANIMOUSLY!

maybe he can explain why he didn't submit a reasonable budet back then

or why he didn't care about the national debt until about a month ago

or why the trillions of stimulus that we indulged him with didn't produce any jobs

and why the oceans didn't stop rising when he became President

should be riveting TV......

July 25, 2011 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray for NY!

Just to show how smart they are:

They voted for Obama in 2008!

Also, they seem to have a knack for electing sleazeball Democrats who wind up resigning in disgrace: Spitzer, Weiner, et al.

Hooray for Montgomery County!

Robert doesn't teach teenagers there!

July 25, 2011 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hip Hip Hooray!!

July 25, 2011 8:03 PM  
Anonymous gotcha said...


we are amazed

but not amused

by all the things you say you do

we're much concerned

you're not involved

with decisions that are made by you

and we are sick and tired of hearing your song

you were going to hopey-changey right from wrong

'cause if you really want to hear our views

you haven't done nothin'!!

July 25, 2011 9:48 PM  
Anonymous clinton, edwards, spitzer, weiner, wu said...


that was the single worst moment of a horrible presidency

I thought it was going to be funny

but it was sad and pathetic

"people work themselves to the bone and then come and turn on the news and are sick of the partisan bickering"

they wish, Barry

across large swaths of this country, millions have no job to come home from

most of them are convinced that is because they took a chance on an inexperienced fellow running for president who promised to create jobs but has failed to do so

"we can't pass a short-term extension because then we'll have to do it again in six months...Republicans should be like Ronald Reagan who signed 17 raises in the debt ceiling"

uh, Barry, Reagan was president eight years so if he signed 17 increases, they must have averaged less than six months each

you didn't by any chance read this speech before you got on TV, did you?

our best hope is that Obama will invoke the 14th amendment and we can impeach him, getting it over with, as it were

who doubts that america would breathe a sigh of relief if he were convicted?

July 25, 2011 10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's hard to believe how out of touch Obama is

neither the House version nor the the version being crafted by the Dummycrats in the Senate contains tax increases but Obama can't let it go

and he keeps bringing up some big break that corporate jet owners are getting

anyone know what in the blazes he is talking about?

corporations can depreciate jets on their tax returns if they use them for business purposes, just like all their other equipment

Obama uses jets in his business

why can't corporations use them in theirs?

July 25, 2011 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the chuckling has begun!

July 25, 2011 10:56 PM  
Anonymous Aunt Bea said...

Playing with default is no chuckling matter, but members of the GOTP think it is.

Last night the president said:

"The American people may have voted for divided government, but they didn't vote for a dysfunctional government. So I'm asking you all to make your voice heard. If you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your Member of Congress know. If you believe we can solve this problem through compromise, send that message."

Since the prime-time, televised speech aired, websites for Hill leaders have been down and other Congressional sites have been on the fritz.

HuffPo reports:

"The website confirms that the following websites were among those affected:
-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
-House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)
-Rep. Elliot Engel (D-N.Y.)
-Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
-Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)
-Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.)
-Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
-Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
-Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)

Not all are down though. Among the congressional websites that currently work without any problems is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.). The websites of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Jarry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) also work."

July 26, 2011 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Playing with default is no chuckling matter,"

no, but the antics of Obama are

did you know that tax collections have been surprising high this month and that most analysts now expect the government to have sufficent funds through the end of August?

furthermore, not funding excessive governmental is not default

not paying debts is default but tax collections will always be enough to pay our debts so no default is necessary under any scenario

Obama may choose to continue his 24% hike in governmental spending instead of paying our debts but that will be his choice

Obama is pioneering new territory in the land of Orwellianism

recently, he began calling tax increases "additional revenue" and now he is starting to refer to spending less than budgeted "default"

"If you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your Member of Congress know."

Boehner had it right: in Washington "balanced approach" means you give us more and we spend more

Obama blew through his credit card limit

time to cutback on the extras

July 26, 2011 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad we can't chuckle over your incessent ego-stroking rants, "Anonymous". If anything, they make us want to vomit!

Perhaps you plan to celebrate the destruction of our system of government...after all you apparently have enough resources to willingly give up your Social Security benefits, your Medicare coverage, and a civilized democratic government.

July 26, 2011 12:14 PM  
Anonymous it's hard to be humble said...

you apparently harbor incessant and bitter resentment against those who know how to spell

we're not egotists, just realistically self-aware of our charms

"Perhaps you plan to celebrate the destruction of our system of government"

don't make me laugh

our system of government is working by stopping Obama and his gang from endlessly spending us into bankruptcy

in our system, the people eventually win, and failed leaders like Barry and Harry hit the road


July 26, 2011 1:29 PM  

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