Tuesday Open Thread [2.19.13]

Filed in Open Thread by on February 19, 2013

Three major labor unions in Delaware, the AFL-CIO, the Delaware Building and Construction Trades Counsel and the Delaware Public Employees Council 81-AFSCME, have endorsed marriage equality and are lobbying the General Assembly to pass the bill this session.

Kavips gets all “Day After Tomorrow” on us.

So the chief achievement of Senator Tom Carper’s entire lengthy career in politics, the establishment of a National Park in Delaware, is nigh. That this is his chief achievement, and that I am still confused as to what will constitute this so-called “National Park” speaks volumes.

“To redefine marriage is discriminatory towards those who hold the sincerely held religious belief that it is a sacred institution between a man & a woman.”

— Illinois state Sen. Kyle McCarter (R), on Facebook, in response to the state Senate approving same-sex marriage in Illinois.

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  1. jason330 says:

    You don’t think billions of dollars corporate welfare in the form of tariff subsidies is Carper’s signature achievement? DuPont would beg to differ.

  2. jason330 says:

    The firefly festival looks fun. I’m too old though. I didn’t know they were scrolling the band names until a minute and 20 seconds in.

  3. PainesMe says:

    I don’t see how Marriage Equality doesn’t pass.

    Despite all the rancor from DE’s “Sanctity of Marriage” crowd over civil unions, I can’t think of one serious negative mailer about a “yes” vote.

    At this point, it’s not standing up for what’s right, it’s standing up for common sense.

  4. Delaware Dem says:

    The Christofascist bigots, like David Anderson, will be upset, but who cares about them.

  5. kavips says:

    Just to show you how this has grown, Firefly is Tom Petty’s second concert signup and he will be here one week after Bonnoroo… What is Bonnoroo you ask?

    Oh, my…

    But this puts Firefly up in contention for being included in the top three music festivals in the US… Not shabby for the second smallest state.

  6. liberalgeek says:

    Damn. Second year in a row that I can’t make Firefly. Stupid vacation.

  7. Idealist says:

    I’m not too excited for Tom Petty or Red Hot Chilli Peppers, but I am stoked for Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, Calvin Harris, Passion Pit MGMT, Ellie Goulding, the Lumineers, Alabama Shakes, and Public Enemy!!!

    Jason, age is a number, but youth is a lifestyle. I

  8. Japandroids RU-U-U-L-E!!