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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 12:11 PM
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Well, no wonder the NY State Senate hasn't voted on Marriage Equality yet...
from the Post-Standard (earlier this week):

Syracuse, N.Y. -- The state Senate today passed a bill that would designate the Herkimer Diamond as the official state mineral.

Sponsored by Sen. James Seward, R-Milford, who represents Herkimer County, where the doubly-terminated quartz crystal is found, the legislation passed unanimously.

The Empire State has a proud tradition of recognizing and trumpeting the features that make it unique. Certainly, the Herkimer Diamond is one of those rare treasures well deserving of official statewide status, Seward said in a news release.

He noted that New York's Legislature has previously designated an official gemstone (garnet), fossil (sea scorpion), shell (bay scallop), bush (lilac), salt water fish (striped bass), and reptile (snapping turtle).


I'm sure they'll get around to Marriage Equality after the more important work is finished...
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 12:18 PM
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1. Give me a break
While I can see they need to spend time discussing and voting on issues like property taxes and rent controls, marriage equality is passed up to discuss ROCKS?????????

Total waste of taxpapers money. Get on with voting for EQUALITY.
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 12:21 PM
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2. Maybe they are working with the old salesman's teshnique
Start out be only asking questions to which the answer will be "Yes". Once your victim is in the rhythm of answering "Yeas" then move on to the important questions.

Maybe somebody wanted to get the New York legislators in the rhythm of voting "Aye" before they get to the Marriage Equality Bill? :shrug:
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RevStPatrick Donating Member (564 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 12:34 PM
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3. That wasn't the only important thing they've been working on!
They also desperately had to pass that bill to allow disabled people to hunt with crossbows! And of course the bill to define the rules for Bingo!! Come on! Priorities, people!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/22/sweet-corn-bin...
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