...Not that it's like, actually broken, or even malfunctioning, but still, some mornings ya gotta wonder! I was looking for inspiration and all I found was eejits -- this guy, for example, who thinks Big Gummit is what we need to keep us safe and tuck our widdle selves into bed at night.
Then there's the Prez's first-round draft selection for the Supremes, tough-looking and a bridge-builder by reputation; her judicial notions are something of a mystery but the consensus thus far is that she'd have a move quite a bit to get as far left as Justice Stevens. (Ed R. quite rightly takes me to task, pointing out that most of what even the pundits think they know about her judicial inclinations is conjecture) . So that's just a wait-and-see and may not even be a bad surprise. (Radley Balko points to evidence she's bad news. So much for any happy thoughts).
And those are the big stories of the day -- other than the next try at capping the broken oil well in the Gulf. I wish 'em well in that effort. Darn it, I need that stuff for my car! Save the shrimp for cocktail sauce! Can't we use a few of the zillions of Federal laws to stop up the leak? Surely the Congressional Record and the Code of Federal Regulations are printed on something fluffy and absorbent, aren't they? They couldn't be that blind and improvident, could they?
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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