"You're not killing my bill, you're killing people!"

  • metta

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    Jul 18, 2009 8:47 PM GMT
    NY State Senator Tom Duane, in addition to supporting gay marriage, he fought for a bill to cap rents and utility costs for people living with HIV & AIDS. He got a standing ovations for this speech. The bill went through.


  • jgymnast733

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    Jul 18, 2009 8:58 PM GMT
    My hat goes off the him, he's such a wonderful guy too, its always a treat seeing him about manhattan recieving well wishes from the community..
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    Jul 18, 2009 9:50 PM GMT
    I can almost see them squirming on their seats. Fucking awesome speech.
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    Jul 18, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    bravo
  • DCEric

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    Jul 19, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    The NY State Senate: We make California's Legislature look like it knows what the hell it's doing.
    /Nice job on the bill, especially with what has happened in the Empire State lately.
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    Jul 19, 2009 3:41 AM GMT



    We felt sad, scared all over again, angry, resigned, and then determined as we watched this. Sometimes our throats ached with pent up frustration.

    This should be a nationwide bill, and extend to other terminal illnesses...


    Thanks metta8.


    PS in those dark years, when no one knew how it was passed, even kissing was restrained. I befriended a guy at work that no one would sit beside, or use his chair, or handle his pen. To make a point, one day in the cafeteria he was eating salad and I asked him for a bite. I took his proffered used fork full of salad with a held open mouth for it. The next time I had a cold people backed away. His speech, to me, was living fire. -Doug




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    Jul 19, 2009 5:40 AM GMT
    from time to time, i become so absorbed in the pettiness of my self-woven drama that i fail to see the wider world around me. thank you, metta8, for reminding me of how foolish my games really are. not all heroes wear costumes and have super-powers.

    i have much to learn.

    be well. post often, and post hard.
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    Jul 19, 2009 11:18 PM GMT


    At times when your not as proud to be an AMERICAN as you were a day ago, someone reminds you of how great it is! Truly amazing to witness a voice who stands eloquent strong and courageous!
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    Jul 20, 2009 12:06 AM GMT
    WOW... thank you for posting that.

    The vid speaks for itself. It leaves me speechless actually.

    A tad off topic...

    Id like to just mention that many people are or have become so cynical, as a result of bad politicians. In my mind, its just so easy to point fingers and not get involved. Are there bad ones? F Yes! But arent there bad or dishonest mechanics, carpenters, lawyers, doctors etc.

    I grew up in a political household. City and state politics. I saw people who devoted their lives to trying to make a difference.

    Yeah, my dad also talked about the "not so honest" ones... it made him work harder.