For months upon months now, you could not go through one single day when our Junior Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hadn’t posted on Twitter her desire to have DOMA overturned. Well, now we have it. So, can we now just move on. I am certainly glad we New Yorker’s have already been blessed with the passage of legislation that make same sex marriage legal in our state. Not in my lifetime — and I’m not ready to kick the bucket yet — will you see all the states in the Union fall under one umbrella. Let’s see, when exactly do you expect the states of Alabama, Tennessee, Texas to fall into line, just to name a few? I don’t think the historically conservatism of these states has anything to do with it. It just might be that like me, they might just be sick and tired of all the LGBT business shoved down our throats. I have a niece who is gay. I had an uncle who flew 150 combat missions over Vietnam who was gay. I once new a guy I met who was in his 60’s, had been married for 35 years, had 9 children, who woke up one morning and decided that he was gay. How do you just decide that your gay? You know what? My niece just bought a house, and lives happily with her partner without having to march hand in hand down Lark Street. New York state is even putting out a LGBT travel brochure. Next next thing we’ll see is a gay requirement to be included on state proposal requests One more thing. The majority of the American people are not all for it either, believe it or not. Not corporate America anyway. I don’t know if you remember, but, I think it was last summer, one of the major TV networks had this show where it featured 2 men who were friends and business partners, one gay and one straight. I watched one night and it showed the gay character kissing his mate. The show was three weeks old. You never saw it again. Amen.……….Let’s give you another reason to dislike me. I don’t know about you, but I’m standing behind Paula Deen. That woman is going to make more money than ever, now that she is free from the Food Network and all of her socially correct sponsors. Her latest cookbook, which is not supposed to come out till October, has vaulted published novels by Stephen King and and Dan Brown into first place. What would you do if you were a zillionaire, with everyone and their brother out for a piece of your pie? I must admit the ” throw the first stone” bit was a bit cliche, but appropriate.……….Yep. let’s build an Aquarium on the site where there was supposed to be a Convention Center. We definitely don’t need the Convention Center, so why the Aquarium? When has Albany been so associated with fish? I went to one once in Myrtle Beach. I hear Boston has one. I hear there is a huge one in Florida called Sea World. Now if you happened to be visiting Albany for a friends wedding or something alike, you might just go visit the Albany Aquarium — it couldn’t just be called that though. There would have to be some sort of naming contest to give the place a proper name to portray how Henry Hudson battled the sea creatures while making his way up the river that bears his name — but would you drive or fly to Albany just because it had an aquarium? Hardly. A lot of people will say different, but, the city is nothing more that a stopover on the way to the Adirondacks.……….Now, in my mind, the best job in City Hall has to be Treasurer. You see, Kathy Sheehan spends so much time campaigning for herself and the would be Treasurer Darius (I’m sorry I never use your last name Darius, it’s not because I don’t like it, it’s just to hard to spell. I’ll have to put up a sticky note on my computer screen), she doesn’t have to spend anytime in the office. What’s up with that Jerry. Can’t you make her come to work?
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