Son still home today. Took him to the doctor so he could get the once over from her. He woke me up at 12:30 last night asking for help with his bed. He threw up on the comforter but fortunately not on the sheets underneath. So I washed that before going back to bed. Today the doctor gave him a prescription for nausea. And told him to stay home tomorrow, too. Poor guy.
Been watching the Alito hearings today. The usual suspects are making themselves further inconsequencial. These old white men just don't know when to quit. The senior senator from Massachusetts is even getting snickers from the press corps now so that's a new development. The big line of questioning from him to Alito was about Alito not ruling in favor of the little guy or in favor of minorities. This was of course, rapidly disputed by the other side and by the ABA itself. Kennedy sited a study he asked his old friend Cass Sunstein of the University of Chicago Law School to conduct on dissenting opinions written by Alito. Even Sunstein made frequent reference to the fact that Alito is a fair and reasoned judge. Kennedy didn't bother to make mention of that when referencing the study. Teddy better get back on his meds.
Also, I see in the newspaper that Ted Kennedy is authoring a childrens' book about the life in the day of a Senator and how a bill is made into law. He uses his Portugese Water dog, Splash, as a central character. Splash accompanies the senator to his office on a regular basis. Senator Kennedy has a dog named SPLASH! Hello? Is that you, irony, calling?
"My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds". - Mel Weldon