Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This And That...


The view last night from our patio.

Are the Republicans trying to alienate the few women and Hispanics who support them? Questioning Sonia Sotomayor's fitness for the Supreme Court because of her "personal empathy" is clearly an attack on her gender, not to mention invoking the stereotype of an overemotional, hot-blooded Latina...

The spectacle of decrepit segregationist Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) calling for a complete lack of bias on the part of an SC Justice is downright laughable...

Eduction, Church, and State: Is there anything this thoughtful in your local paper today? I didn't think so...

Heat and humidity...

My heart goes boom boom boom (don't miss the great videos.)...

Leon Chavis takes zydeco on the road to the Oklahoma City Metro Public Library:




In honor of Bastille Day, a day late:




The Clever Pup has another great Bastille Day video here. Salut!

8 comments:

Roy said...

Aaaah-hahhh! Ce ci bon! What a way to start my day. A little zydeco with breakfast cures all sorts of ills.

Sessions is ticked off because he once got denied a seat on a judicial bench because of his support of the Klan. Although how friendship with the Klan is equivalent with a Puerto Rican legal aid society escapes me at the moment.

I've always loved that scene from Casablanca. Vive la France!

Annette said...

Yes, Sessions was an a**, but Graham was even better.. calling her a bully and saying she had an anger problem, this from the man who hangs with the dropout of all the anger management classes on the continent. His BFF, John McCain is world renowned for his temper and he is going to call out this lady who has sat calmly all day, through all the crap they have thrown at her, and even while he has impugned her character she sits and smiles, sweet as she can be.. if that had been me, I would probably have at the least launched a chair at him or got up and slapped him..

I really thought they were all trying to out do the other to see which could be the lowest of the low..

Premium T. said...

A conservative accusing someone of an anger problem is like a rat complaining that someone spends too much time rooting around garbage.

Foxessa said...

They aren't trying to offend latino voters, they are courting their voter base.

It's all grandstanding. There never was any question that she wouldn't be confirmed.

It's kind of sad though, in a way, that she is by far the most competent candidate for SCOTUS to be put up in so long.

Love, C.

K. said...

I know what they're doing; I just don't know why (not that I care). I guess it's because they're afraid to buck the right-wing noise machine by playing it smart. Playing it smart would mean recognizing that Sotomayor comes from the liberal part of the judicial mainstream and voting to confirm her while being delineating their philosophical differences with her. As strategy, the personal attacks are idiotic.

Appealing to a base that (a) is a diminishing part of the electorate, and (b) is going to vote for them anyway doesn't seem like much of a strategy to me. If they were smart and had any guts whatsoever, they'd ignore Limbaugh, etc.

Interestingly, after some initial sturm und drang, the right wing blogs I monitor are talking about the hearings. They're still in a tizzy over the strategic brilliance of Palin's resignation.

Premium T. said...

I must be honest: that previous remark with my name and pic. is not by me. It is none other than the author of this blog, disguised as his wife.

K. said...

I've been caught out! I would like to speak with you about some of your makeup: It's just not working for me.

Premium T. said...

Maybe I shouldn't mention this in a public forum, but that dress just isn't you either....