Thursday Morning Open Thread 5/29

One of our fellow 50 State Blog members is reporting good news out of New York. From the NYT article linked at The Albany Project:

In a directive issued on May 14, the governor’s legal counsel, David Nocenti, instructed the agencies that gay couples married elsewhere “should be afforded the same recognition as any other legally performed union.”

The revisions are most likely to involve as many as 1,300 statutes and regulations in New York governing everything from joint filing of income tax returns to transferring fishing licenses between spouses.

That's a nice step forward for New York and I'm sure plenty of folks are working to make sure there is forward progress in that state.

So, there's good news out of New York. What's your good news for today?



I put my 12-yr-old on a charter bus

along with 85 other middle school kids for a year-end trip to Disney. They left at midnight. I came home just in time to see my big dog attack my little dog and now I have to take little Trigger to the vet for stitches. Lizzy has never attacked anyone or anything and she wouldn't let go of Trigger's head. Scared me so much I forgot to worry about my daughter on her first big trip away from me. She was just a bit to happy about this for my liking. heh

Question for all you dog you think next time Trigger will just let Lizzy have the danged dog biscuit?

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

My Chow has to be seperated from my Poms

It all started when I built an addition on the back of my house and everyone was upset. I see now that turmoil in the household caused the Chow to want to"help" us quiet down the chaos by trying to kill the little dogs when they barked.

When she attacked for the third time, I said that's it, you're an outside dog and the Poms are inside dogs. Never again the twain shall meet.

If there were high emotions before your daughter left, that may have triggered it but you may have to separate them or supervise them with the biscuits.

Or call the Dog Whisperer.

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Trigger used to have a crate he would escape to whenever

we gave him a treat. I will separate them with their treats from now on. I just have to get the rest of the family used to this. The good news is they are cuddled together on the love seat sleeping right now. I just took a picture and will load it later. They are best buddies and Lizzy just started this whole thing of trying to steal Trigger's treats from him. I was worried he wouldn't warm back up to her, but it didn't take long.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

dogs and food

can be a dicey combo. Even the bestest of canine buddies can go at it over a tasty morsel.

My pair have never full out battled, but will still surprise me with some very empassioned growling and nipping when the mood strikes.

I say, keep 'em separate when it comes to treats!

Just got back from the vet....

It would have been cheaper if Lizzy had bitten me. Yikes!

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I had a friend who spent

something like $1,400 on an MRI for his 13 yo dog because he wasn't walking right and seemed to be sleeping a lot.

I told him he should have spent that money on a CT-Scan for himself, because something was going wrong up there.

Damn. What a crazy 24 hours!

Sorry about all the dog worries. That happened to Jack with one of my friends dogs last year. Ended up going to the vet four times. Ugh.

I know.....

I'm getting ready to go drop Trigger off. They don't want me to stay because they are having to fit him in. I hate the idea of just leaving him in a crate there, but at least they will clean him up while he waits for his stitches.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.


That is wonderful news! Some of my cousins went to school there years ago.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I went there as a kid also

I did 1st through 4th grade there ('69-'74). I remembered it as this big, forbidding building but the first time I stepped into as an adult, it didn't seem so big, lol.

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Bush won't talk to McClellan?

From one of the thousands of stories:

(reporter) asked McClellan if he thinks the president will ever talk to him again

“I don’t know,” he said. “I certainly don’t expect it any time soon. I know this is a tough book for many people to accept.”

Consider yourself lucky Scotty. Never having to talk to W again may very well be worth trying to get a refund on having sold your soul.

Please, Harry Taylor...

Run with this.

Sue Myrick has officially gone off the deep end, folks.

Myrick is a broken record

Every now and then she starts singing the same 'ol tune...could be offshore drilling or ANWAR or scary brown people or islamofascists.

It will be a fine day in the 9th district when we can retire her sorry self from Congress.


I wonder if she even bothered to include anything about developing alternative energy at the same time that she wants to put oil rigs off our coast?

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Bumped Into An Old Blue Hair FBI Agent @ Sons of Italy Today

I thought I would mention this when I read the dogs attacking the other dogs.

There has been an old, senial, hate filled, racist white female who worked for the Bureau and had created her own gang of vigilanted thugs calling themselves the FBI.

They have been violating the rights of citizens and doing much dirty work for the RNC for some time. They bug houses, eavesdrop on telephone calls, all the Nixon Era BS that Republicans do which led to Nixon's resignation and Omaha native Gerald Ford's brief stint in the White House.

Just by chance, I happened to bump into this cowardly blue hair at Sons of Italy. FBI agents chowing with mobsters? She made a wise crack to myself and my father when we were standing in line then decided to get a to go order.

That's what you call the whimper of a beaten FBI agent who actually turned out to be a criminal. She never was an agent in the first place. She was a clerk. But she had the entire Omaha police establishment fooled using a Dago bozo named Steve Long as her enforcer.

Hal Daub of the GOP will bring down Senator John McCain for certain. The former Bush Admin flunky from Nebraska, former four term Congressman, former Omaha mayor, and the man who fled from me at Sons of Italy costing him the mayor's office a few years back now has his female FBI sponsor identified.

The cover up of the multiple rapes committed by John McCain's Nebraska campaign manager is now unraveling for the national spotlight.

Read more.

Oh, by the way, I couldn't let my Doberman/German Shorthair female and my neighbor's Miniature Chow together in the same yard, either. The Chow was visiting, and it had to go along with its master.

Dogs will be dogs!

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