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Two Dads Are Better Than None

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Here’s what I don’t understand.

Former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree — best known for making a famous catch against his helmet during Super Bowl XLII — spoke out against gay marriage Wednesday, claiming it is the first step towards “anarchy.”

In an interview with anti-gay group the National Organization for Marriage, Tyree also said two men or two women were incapable of raising a child, TMZ reported.

“You can’t teach something that you don’t have, so two men will never be able to show a woman how to be a woman,” the 31-year-old said.

The issue of same-sex unions is currently under the spotlight in New York, with the state assembly late Wednesday passing a gay marriage bill that will next go before state senators.

“If two men will never be able to show a woman how to be a woman,” and all that stuff, then what should we do with all the one-parent households out there?

While the ideal parenting partnership is a mom and a dad, I’d imagine two parents would be better than a single parent. Wouldn’t it?

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June 17, 2011 at 4:19 pm

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Beam Me Out Of Here

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When Jerry Brown is the voice of reason within your state, that’s when it’s time to get the hell out.

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the California budget handed to him Wednesday, potentially isolating himself in continuing efforts to fix California’s fiscal crisis.

Democratic lawmakers, who hold wide majorities in the Assembly and Senate, passed California’s first on-time state budget in a quarter century Wednesday. In so doing, they avoided the penalties of Proposition 25 – an initiative passed by voters in November that decrees that lawmakers forfeit their pay for every day after the June 15 deadline that a budget is not passed.

But Thursday morning, Governor Brown, also a Democrat, lambasted the budget as financial gimmickry.

“Unfortunately, the budget I have received is not a balanced solution,” he said in a statement released on YouTube. “It continues big deficits for years to come and adds billions of dollars in new debt. It also contains legally questionable maneuvers, costly borrowing, and unrealistic savings. Finally, it is not financeable, and therefore will not allow us to meet our obligations as they occur. We can – and must – do better. A balanced budget is critical to our economic recovery.”

Still unresolved is whether lawmakers can continue to receive their paychecks, because they passed a budget – even though it was vetoed. The answer to that question could determine the ultimate fallout from Brown’s veto, since Democratic lawmakers might ramp up pressure on Brown to sign a less-than-ideal budget if they aren’t getting paid.

LOL, so the only reason a budget was passed on time by lawmakers for the first time in TWENTY-FIVE YEARS was so they could keep getting paid.

But despite having “wide margins” of Democrats in both the state House and Senate … he still blames Republicans.

In vetoing the budget, Brown sought to soften the blow to Democrats.

“Democrats in the legislature made valiant efforts to address California’s budget crisis by enacting $11 billion in painful cuts and other solutions,” Brown said in his statement. “I commend them for their tremendous efforts to balance the budget in the absence of Republican cooperation. If [Republicans] continue to obstruct a vote, we will be forced to pursue deeper and more destructive cuts to schools and public safety – a tragedy for which Republicans will bear full responsibility.”

I have no clue how many Dimmys/Republicans are in the California assembly. Let’s take a look.

52-28 Democrat majority in the Assembly.

25-15 Democrat majority in the Senate.

And I repeat. LOL.

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June 17, 2011 at 4:11 pm

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It’s OK To Own Fish Because They Don’t Have Any Feelings

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Now if they would do something about those Beta bowls, they might get a smidgeon of my support. I guilted my boss into getting her Beta an actual multi-gallon aquarium.

The San Fransicko Animal Control and Welfare Commission wants to take away your goldfish, proposing a bill that would also include a renewed ban on pets like puppies, kittens and hamsters.

The proposed ban is meant to discourage “impulse buys” of pets that sometimes end up at shelters, said commission member Philip Gerrie.

He said goldfish, guppies and other tropical fish were added to the proposed ban because of what he called the “inhumane suffering of fish” and the way the fish are harvested.

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June 17, 2011 at 4:04 pm

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I Bet These Kids Also Didn’t Offer Their Workers Health Care

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Might as well teach these kids what it’s really like to own a business. Gotta get them while they’re young.

You can make a fortune selling parking spots outside the US Open, but don’t even dream of setting up a lemonade stand.

A county inspector ordered the Marriott and Augustine kids to shut down the stand they set up on Persimmon Tree Rd., right next to Congressional. And after they allegedly ignored a couple of warnings, the inspector fined their parents $500.

“This gentleman from the county is now telling us because we don’t have a vendors license, the kids won’t be allowed to sell their lemonade,” Carrie Marriott told us, her voice trembling.

The kids can’t seem to understand it. “I don’t agree, I think the county is wrong.” “We’re sending the money to charity.”

Jennifer Hughes, the director of permitting for the county, says it’s technically illegal to run even the smallest lemonade stand in the county, but inspectors usually don’t go looking for them. She said this one was unusually large. Hughes also says they’ve warned all kinds of other vendors they couldn’t operate near the US Open because of concerns about traffic and safety.

But that did little to console Carrie Marriott. “Does every kid who sells lemonade now have to register with the county?” she asked the inspector.

“Cute little kids making five or ten dollars is a little bit different than making hundreds. You’ve got coolers and coolers here,” the inspector responded.

“To raise money for pediatric cancer,” Marriott replied.

What’s funny is that the county has given scores of other neighbors permits to let golf fans park on their front lawns. The permits cost almost $300, but prices per car run as much as $60 a day. And some neighbors are reportedly raking in tens of thousands of dollars.

“I’m a little upset with the rip off that’s going on,” said Ron Simpson, who was getting ready to pay $50. One cop says a neighbor told him he’d made enough charging for parking at big golf events at Congressional that it had paid one of his kid’s college tuition.

Carrie Marriott is having a hard time reconciling the two different perspectives on entrepreneurship at the US Open. “The message to kids is, there’s no American dream.”

LOL at the quote saying this lemonade stand was “unusually large.” Click on the link above for video of this huge profit-making machine.

While there is now an update saying:

Montgomery county officials have allowed the children to reopen their lemonade stand, as long as it operates in another location.

The county permits director Jennifer Harris says the children simply need to move their stand from the “main strip,” to a more private, safer area. The $500 fine was also waived.

And let me add that it’s just as dumb to make people who want to use their lawns as a parking service get a vendor’s licence. I guess Maryland has too many entrepreneurs.

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June 17, 2011 at 3:35 pm

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Hot-Doggin’ It

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So there is a Facebook poll popping up on my wall asking, “What is your favorite hot dog condiment?”

Here are the results so far. Ketchup: 105, Mustard: 85.

What the hell is wrong with this country?

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June 17, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Posted in Life