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2009 May 05 — Why Now?
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Who Will It Be?

There are a lot of names floating around about the Supreme Court nominee with Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the US Court of Appeals on most lists. She has too much in common with Alito to make me comfortable – Catholic, Princeton, Yale law.

I would like them to look at some of the talented people on state courts, like Chief Justice Peggy A. Quince of the Florida Supreme Court or Justice Paula A. Nakayama of the Hawaii Supreme Court.

[snark]Since Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (R-Never-Never-Land) managed to finagle his way to the position of ranking member, another name occurred to me: Margaret Cho.

There’s no requirement that a Justice must have a law degree, and the entertainment value of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III contemplating the possible elevation of Ms Cho to the Supreme Court, would be worth the price of admission. I could easily see a movie deal out of those hearings.

If the Shrubbery can nominate Harriet Miers, why not Margaret Cho? [/snark]

May 5, 2009   12 Comments

Still No “-ic”

No winner for the “Specter backs the Democratic Party” pool today.

MSNBC’s First Read reports that in an interview to be published later, Arlen Specter said: “There’s still time for the Minnesota courts to do justice and declare Norm Coleman the winner.”

There’s an “-ic” on the end on the name of the party, Arlen. You obviously need some practice saying it because you don’t seem to be comfortable with the basic principles, whether the first letter is capitalized or not.

May 5, 2009   Comments Off on Still No “-ic”

Cinco de Mayo


Wikipedia usually has to “lock” its Cinco de Mayo page. I suspect it may be related to the sudden appearance of sites opposing the celebration of this semi-holiday and others who have a hissy fit about any Mexican holiday being celebrated in the US.

In Mexico Cinco de Mayo or Batalla de Puebla, is only a really big celebration in the state of Puebla, where the battle took place.

The Mexican army won the Batalla de Puebla on May the 5th, 1862, but the French went on to Mexico City in 1863 after receiving reinforcements and installed Emperor Maximilian.

It has the status of St. Patrick’s Day in the US, an excuse to eat different food, and drink different booze, and be obnoxious show an interest in other cultures.

Margaritas, tacos, and the destruction of piñatas, that’s what it is really about, although some people have other interpretations.

May 5, 2009   10 Comments