Friday, July 17, 2009


One nice thing about working from home on Fridays is the opportunity to blow the plaster(board) off the walls when I'm done with work for the week - love those Klipsch speakers!

Today's mix:

Joe Jackson - Friday

Big Country - In a Big Country
Oingo Boingo - Ain't This The Life (live)
Madness - One Step Beyond

(I'll admit that it is not Lady J's favorite thing but she tolerates it.)


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Supreme Court Nominee Hearings

When I get a case about discrimination, I have to think about people in my own family who suffered discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender. And I do take that into account.

Yeah, that wasn't Sonia Sotomayor. That was Sam Alito, who was confirmed to the bench by a Republican-led Senate a couple of years ago. Just in case anyone thought Sessions and Graham actually had, you know, a point or something. Other than pandering.

Thanks for Glenn Greenwald, Eugene Robinson and others for pointing this one out. Not sure why the Democratic senators haven't picked up on it yet.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

I Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident... least when I'm cutting grass on a hot Sunday afternoon.

Fescue's natural color *is* gray in July so I should stop worrying about it and rejoice over only having to cut it every three weeks or so until September.

"Shine On You Crazy Diamond" is the best Pink Floyd song. Evah.

My friends and relatives that are loudly wondering whether the country can take another 3 1/2 years of an Obama administration have every right to state their opinion and I won't even call them "traitors" despite the fact that we're still at war. Bless their hearts.

My mp3 player is currently way too heavily slanted towards and Americana - must shake things up a bit.

Propane really is better than charcoal.

I'm not blogging less because of Facebook - I'm blogging less because I'm spending more time doing than writing.