Gazette fell for Internet hoax
Sorry to see the Gazette fell for an Internet hoax.
The Dec. 23 Potpourri item titled "Weekend rarity" claimed that August 2014 would have five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays AND that this would happen only every 823 years.
Now, thinking logically, this happens EVERY time August (or any 31 day month) starts on a Friday. That is roughly about every seventh year.
You need a skeptic on your editorial staff.
John R. Taylor
Morrisey wrong on gay marriage
Patrick Morrissey's assertion that the couple challenging the state's law banning same-sex marriage lacks standing to do so is a losing argument.
Whether the statute causes concrete or immediate injury to plaintiffs is not for him to decide. What constitutes concrete or immediate injury could be very different from case to case, and determining what that is is not the job of the attorney general. Furthermore, whether a couple has been or is considering getting married in another state is completely irrelevant. Any citizen of this state will have standing to challenge this or any law, regardless of reason, sexual orientation, etc. In fact, those who are not citizens also can challenge the laws of this state.
For example, the ACLU could have filed suit on its own and had legal standing to do so. Once again, the attorney general is wasting taxpayer dollars by inserting himself into something that isn't his job or his business. For the sake of all citizens, lets hope Mr. Morrissey learns what his job is, sooner rather than later.
Thanks, to reporters and photographers
I would like to thank all reporters and camera staff for coming out to the low-wage rally. I greatly appreciate the fair and honest reporting you're doing on behalf of our community.