Tuesday, January 17, 2006

So much to blog about, so little time

Where to start?

Apparently, I called for Alito too soon. No, it's not likely that he will be turned down, just that the Sore Loser Party Democrats want to reduce the time available for the Republicans to gloat. Not that they would, of course. But, just in case, the vote will be delayed a week.

In other news, the Supreme Court upheld the Oregon Physican-Assisted Suicide law. Of course, the line-up of yeas and nays was the usual - the Kelo crowd thinks it's peachy keen to take your house, why should we be surprised that they think it's cool to take your life?
KENNEDY, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which STEVENS, O’CONNOR, SOUTER, GINSBURG, and BREYER, JJ., joined. SCALIA, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which ROBERTS, C. J., and THOMAS, J., joined.THOMAS, J., filed a dissenting opinion.
Brokeback Mountain won - oh, the surprise! Listen, it was a shoo-in the minute they mentioned GAY Cowboys! Not that there's a Gay Mafia in Hollywood, of course. No way.

Perhaps the movie really has artistic merit. I haven't seen it, so I really can't say. But I have the sneaking suspicion that it wouln't matter to many. The merits have little to do with their approval. It's all about the politics.

I'll save my comments about the border disputes for tomorrow.

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