Though Golden told the Post that people in his district "don't really give a rat's ass about social issues," and that state democrats are using the legislation to distract voters from the economy, Golden has been fighting fiercely to preserve heterosexual marriage. His arguments? That marriage between a man and a woman goes back to the beginning of time (skipping all those billions of years in which there were no humans), and that to support gay marriage indicates a lack of principles that would cause all of America to collapse. He wants to send "a message to the people of the state of New York that there's at least some normalcy within this great state, the Empire State, and in the state Senate."
Of course, the new boundaries of Brooklyn's congressional districts are somewhat up in the air, pending redistricting following last year's Census—new districts, and demographics, may lend more uncertainty than usual to next year's primaries. Assemblyman Jeffries has some experience with redistricting, viewers of Jeff Reichert's Gerrymandering will recall, having had his house drawn out of the 57th by vulnerable incumbent Roger Green in 2002.
Karl Rove gave his two cents on the Sean Hannity show on Tuesday when he repeatedly called Common a "thug."
The editors of Brooklyn paper Der Tzitung decided that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Director of Counterterrorism Audrey Tomason were far too provocative in the now-iconic White House situation room photo for the publication's readership of Hasidic men, and were photoshopped out of the image in clear violation of the White House press photo policies, logic and decency.
“Wow, holy shit,” Jason Walgren said as he watched the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, a jolly coalition of green-striped, gender-bent, “radical street brass band” players march by.
A pop star president kind of makes total sense, music being the universal language of humanity and all. Or wait, was that math? Regardless, the closest President Obama probably ever got to pop-stardom was through the most benign of presidential conspiracy theories, when last year people pointed out an Obama doppelganger in the 1993 music video for "Whoomp (There It Is)." The alleged cameo is at the 1:01 minute mark.
Bay Ridge Interpol has returned from a long, unexplained hiatus with a doozy of a photograph: "Marty Golden, Hard at Work in Albany." This is worse than that time he roasted a pig in Gerritsen Beach when he should have been working. (This is the same Marty Golden who just eviscerated the nation's longest running Memorial Day Parade because, sigh, once the masseuses are paid we just don't have the money.)
The Wisconsin protests have been receiving a fair amount of press, but what about Michigan's "Emergency Manager" law? Signed into effect March 16th, so far the controversial decision has attracted little mainstream attention or upset.
As The Wall Street Journal reported:
At 2:30pm today, Rep. Anthony Weiner hosted a "Twitter town hall," during which he fielded questions from his cyber-constituents. One asked if he'd be releasing a "Greatest Hits DVD" of his floor-speeches. To this, Weiner responded:
SUCH A DREAMBOAT. #anthonyweinerfanclub
An anonymous reader called up the office of Brooklyn's only Republican state senator, Marty Golden, to find out if he still supported the measure. And not only did no one there know—they could give a shit!
Police suggest that the Atlantic Avenue break-in and Greenpoint car theft, though all but simultaneous, were a coincidence; however, the timing is suspicious, especially when you consider that Levin is the former chief of staff to Assembleyman and comically villainous Broooklyn Democratic boss Vito Lopez, whose armor has been sporting some serious chinks of late.
“My womb is my womb,” said Councilmember Deborah Rose. “No one tells me what to do with my womb.” That was the sentiment throughout the Rally for Women’s Health on Saturday in Foley Square, as thousands gathered around the fittingly named Triumph of Human Spirit sculpture to fight against proposed legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood, make abortions inaccessible, and cut Title X (The Family Planning Program).
Many women depend on Planned Parenthood for their health care—for cancer screenings, family planning, even free condoms. The organization offers safe and cheap care to help those who can’t afford more.
The calm run of the evening ebbed and flowed, one might say, like a versified sentence.
Remember, kids, it's a plural noun with a possessive apostrophe. And also remember:
Oh. Oh, I see.
I would normally agree with the other comments on this board. Or I'd simply stop…
facebook? did I miss something?