Max’s Journal 7/10/2014

By Max R. Weller

Not much to post about today, but I’m in the habit of blogging every weekday . . .

I wound up at Burger King yesterday for lunch, instead of McDonald’s, but that was also good. BK has onion rings, and a bigger fish sandwich than McD’s, plus I took a couple of their inexpensive bacon cheeseburgers to-go for dinner last night. I certainly do crave a fast food establishment in my north Boulder neighborhood (along with an affordable grocery store and a full-size public library branch), but it doesn’t seem to be likely. Poverty and homelessness mixed with conspicuous displays of wealth seems to be the ordre de jour here, and if you meet a middle class resident it’s almost an occasion for wonder.

I’m wondering about Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall:

She’s grandstanding, regardless of whether or not you agree with what she’s doing by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. My questions are these:

1) Will the Boulder County Clerk issue full refunds to those who obtained worthless marriage licenses, if the courts eventually pull the plug on Ms. Hall?

2) Furthermore, is the BC Clerk prepared to assume full financial liability for same-sex couples who encounter problems with their invalid marriages, based on a license issued here?

My guess would be a resounding NO on both counts.

Maybe Ms. Hall’s degree in Culinary Arts didn’t quite prepare her for the pickle she’s in at this moment, but we shall see how it plays out.

And, why is Colorado’s most famous same-sex couple — U.S. Rep. Jared Polis and Marlon Reis — MIA? I would have guessed they’d be at the front of the line for a marriage license right here in Boulder, leading the way for everyone . . .

Updated story in the Daily Camera: Police: Foul play not suspected in Boulder teen’s disappearance. There are dozens of kids like this in the Boulder Bubble, playing at being homeless as an adventure. They’re idiots, but not in any immediate danger, and the police shouldn’t waste a lot of time on ’em; check Bridge House and the other homeless hangouts for her and leave it at that.

That’s all for now, folks.

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