Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Flat Tuesday

What a way to begin the day. I went out to start up the car so the heat would warm it up and I noticed a flat tire. Blech. Fortunately, hub was just about to leave for work so he was still home. He and son took care of removing the flat and putting on the small faux tire that was the spare. Hub diagnosed it as a nail in the tire that caused the flat. So, after taking son to school I went by to get that taken care of.

Samuel Alito is a new associate justice on the Supreme Court now, as the vote was just taken. For the first time in our nation's history, the opposition party, the democrats, voted solely on political reasoning, not as it was meant to be. So, now that this procedure has been taken to a new low, the democrats will remain the minority party for some time to come. They are not worthy of leading the nation and the voters have certainly seen Charles Schumer's strategy of making judgeships all about ideology. He represents the state of New York.. I guess he still doesn't get it that the regular Americans don't want judges making law. That is what the legislators are suppose to do.

Teddy Kennedy's meltdown over the realization that he wasn't being taken seriously with his filibuster was grand entertainment. His mind is missing too many brain cells from the alcohol abuse all these years. He thinks he is still important.

As long as the far left remains in the 1970's mindset, they will continue to lose elections in this modern world. Those like Kennedy, who are so beholden to the special interest groups for campaign money are afraid to say no to their destructive ways in today's political arena.

Changing subjects, the jury has been selected for the trial of Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling from the Enron scandel. The judge picked the jury in about 6 hours. About 100 potential jurors were called to the court house and from that 16 were chosen. Twelve jurors will hear the case with 4 alternates. The breakdown is 10 women and 6 men. Of the jurors chosen, 13 are white, 2 Hispanic and 1 Asian American. Texas is not California. Jury selection doesn't take a month, even for a trial of this magnitude. It is estimated the trial will take 4 months. The circus has begun.

I am disgusted that "Walk the Line" wasn't nominated for Best Picture for the Oscars. I guess I shouldn't be surprised. It's a true story of the life and love of two music legends as opposed to the popular gay romance story or the humanizing of terrorists. There I go again...

State of the Union speech tonight.

"The man who has no imagination has no wings". - Muhammad Ali


srp said...

And heaven forbid that a moral movie be nominated such as Narnia. I am still amazed that "Babe, the Pig" was ever nominated. I have no plans to see any of the nominated films.

My brother has decided that if Hillary Clinton were to win the presidency in 2008 he is going to give up his US citizenship completely and just stay in Austria. At least that way he won't have to pay double tax, here and there as he has to now.

Sheri & SuZan said...

I wish I could have seen Teddy (I bet that was a treat). I also was disapointed with the nominations. "Walk the line" is a really good movie.

SRP: (((shivers))). Hillary cannot win the presidency!

AC said...

I saw the video of Teddy's meltdown all over the internet today. It was funny some of the time and just depressing others. And it was always the same video footage, just sometimes I could barely stand it. I wonder if I can make my face go that red.