Thursday, May 10, 2012

Taking the Day Off

I would love to say that I was working so hard last night grading papers that I just didn't have time to write a post today; however, I was actually hanging out with a friend of mine.  It was a she, we were drinking beer, and not naked like the picture above, but we still had a good time, even if we were at it longer than we should have been considering we still have to be at school to teach today.  It was a much needed break to a busy week, and it was fun had by all, so I am taking the day off from a "real" blog post. FYI: A slight addition to this post.
President Obama has confirmed that Vice President Biden's comments forced him to move up his timetable on announcing support of gay marriage.

Obama told ABC's Good Morning America that he had planned to discuss the issue just before the Democratic convention in early September, but things changed over the weekend when the vice president announced he was "very comfortable" with same-sex marriage.
Biden "probably got out a little bit over his skis, but out of generosity of spirit," Obama told Robin Roberts shortly after making his own announcement on ABC.
While the president seemed somewhat irritated with his veep, Obama added: "All's well that ends well."
Obama also told Good Morning America that actual decisions to legalize gay marriage should remain with the states, which are "arriving at different conclusions at different times."
"I think that's a healthy process and a healthy debate," Obama said.
Also: "This debate is taking place at a local level. And I think the whole country is evolving and changing. And, you know, one of the things that I'd like to see is that a conversation continue in a respectful way."

Thanks Sean for bringing this to my attention.  I had not even checked the news today

3 comments:

Sean said...

Oh sure. Obama says we're equal and you take the day off! Probably part of the good time. Enjoy!

Jay M. said...

Until he does something positive about DOMA instead of just ignoring it, I don't think his support goes very far. And it would have been nice to see this before NC joined the rest of the South in turning back time about 50 years or so.

Glad you had a nice evening, that's always fun! And you're excused from blogging, but I'll bet you didn't give your students the day off from turning in their homework! HAHAHAHA

Peace <3
Jay

Coop said...

I'd take a day off with that guy ;-)
And my feelings on Obama's announcement are about the same as Jay M's.