Bil Browning

Samuel David Cheney and proud Grandparents

Filed By Bil Browning | May 23, 2007 4:44 PM | comments

Filed in: Media, The Movement
Tags: birthday, Dick Cheney, Heather Poe, LGBT civil rights, marriage, Mary Cheney, vice president

Samuel David Cheney and his proud grandparentsHe is absolutely adorable. Congratulations to Mary Cheney and Heather Poe. A child is something to celebrate as you can see from the proud look in his grandparents' eye.

While there will be plenty of time for pointing out political and societal benefits and drawbacks the birth represents, let's put that aside for one day and simply send warm wishes to the Cheneys.

Click here to join a virtual baby shower from Family Pride.

Love conquers all.

(Photo courtesy of the White House. Click to enlarge.)

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Or, you can take my approach, and not wait even a minute. Or ten minutes, which is what I beat you by. :)

OK. I'm not up on precedents. aren't the parents usually pictured with their child? oh. wait. that might cause a problem.

That was the first thing I thought too, Paula. But like I said, I'm going to bite my tongue today about anything I might observe and simply send the family warm wishes. This will be the only day I'll have sent Dick any positive thoughts, so I'd like to do it right. Besides, there's always tomorrow! *grins*

Being a grandparent is one of the best benefits of being a parent! While I wish Dickie and Lynnie's little Samuel only the best, I have to wish they felt the same way about us!! And let's face it...that baby was born into wealth, he will never have to worry about being tossed out in the cold or doing without health benefits because Mommie 1's insurance doesn't cover the baby of Mommie 2... Need I go on?

Sure, best of luck with little Samuel. Only the best to you, Cheney/Poe. Too bad Falwell's gone and can't baptize him.

That line about Falwell made me laugh out loud, Linda. :) I figure I'll give them one nice, kumbayah post since I know I'll be giving them hell for the rest of time eternal. LMAO

Zach Adamson | May 23, 2007 10:21 PM

While its great to have Pep's on the inside, I cant just let go of the fact that Mary helped put this country in the situation its in. I think it was Himler who was Hitler's main man and he watched as they let dogs chew off the privates of gays. I feel sorry for that child growing up in a world of contradictions. A world that makes excuses for monsters and says I was just doing my job. What are they gona tell that kid when he asks why did mommy work to elect an administration that views their family as invalid or at best 2nd class. She did all that WHILE they pretended that she did not exist. How many remember that Mary wasn't even on stage when the election was over. She was in the crowd with her partner like the family's dirty secret. No Thanks.

You're a better person than me, Bil. I usually make a concerted effort to take the high ground, but I just can't do it on this one. Why should I send them anything but contempt when that is all they have for my family?

I don't like being that way, but Ms. Mary only seems to be proud of who she is when it benefits her (think gay liaison at Coors - and that was to reverse the gay boycott of a very homophobic company).

Nope. I used to have hope that Mary was the gay equivalent of Queen Ester in the Bible, but she is entirely too self-serving for that.

David Wene | May 24, 2007 9:24 AM

Mary, to me, has not done or said or taken advantage of her situations, the way I would want her to. I want to emphasize "the way I would want her to." It is so easy to be critical and verbally desctructive of others because they are not saying and doing what I want them to say and do. That does not mean they are our enemy or that they support the enemy, or that they have not done any good.

Even though I appreciate those who are very visible, ourspoken and confrontive, I am also aware of and appreciate the many people who are quietly and actively doing things behind the scenes, finding ways to connect and relate to people outside our community, getting to know others on a one-to-one basis, which is also making a difference for our community and for our rights.