Well, I put it off long enough; it’s time to return to this format again.
W.C. Fields is credited with the line, “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with…” well you remember the last word and I’m protective of my PG rating. So, message communicated. We saw two examples of that in Washington last week and I for one certainly wasn’t fooled. Baffled at how we allow these less than brilliant people to stay employed (on our dime); but not fooled!
As my regular readers know I’ve been complaining about the Supreme Court for much longer than the last week. In fact, along with climate change and the right wing domestic terrorism, the Court is one of the biggest challenges to American. My question, as posed in today’s title is: Is anyone in Congress listening?
Today is the day most Court watchers expect the Court to announce its final decisions of this term. With this Court you can never tell but I’m willing to bet the justices want to beat the holiday rush out of town. As part of the waiting game, I want to offer my thoughts on why this Court is held in such low regard by most Americans and then end with another unrelated why.
It is Tuesday afternoon as I “pen” this. I woke up this morning and shortly thereafter read the New York Times and the Washington Post as is my normal routine. I was glad to see that the players and soccer coach in Thailand were rescued; first from a humanitarian standpoint but also because it was the only good news. America is in trouble and so are many other countries. The danger is the growing influence of right wing extremists in positions of authority. Let’s explore. Continue reading We (Americans) Are Not Alone