Saturday, July 03, 2010

New news being similar to old news . . . .

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill is going to spread to the Atlantic Ocean soon. Nice. BP and Mother Nature will work in ironic tandem to spread the wealth so that Europeans, too, can enjoy the fruits of our collective idiocy in continuing to drill baby drill.

While BP struggles to cap the leak in the Gulf, it seem to be having a fair amount of success in capping the press account's of the same. Yes, there are articles every day. But the astounding lack of outrage continues to be outrageous. What more can Rachel Maddow do? Her coverage has been fantastic, putting the major networks to shame.

Elena Kagan should feel no shame, however. Wow! What a fabulous job she did in her hearings this week. Yes, I would have liked to hear her opinions. But I'd rather have her be confirmed. We need her to offset that wacky Sam Alito and his tea bagger friends.

Why? The case regarding the moratorium on deep water drilling in the Gulf, which is moving quickly through the courts, will probably soon come up before the Court. I'd prefer it Kagan hear it, too, given the Court's tea bagger tendencies where the "aggressors become the aggrieved."

And what's with Clarence Thomas' wife jumping on the bagger bandwagon? Apparently legal but ick, ick, ick: the spouse of a sitting Supreme Court Justice founds a conservative lobbying group that will issue score cards for individuals in Congress. Isn't there something in legal ethics about avoiding even the appearance of impropriety?



Blogger Cynthia Bostwick said...

Yay, Liz! You inspire me to reive my blog. I can't wait to read more.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Cynthia Bostwick said...

Yay, Liz! I agree! You inspire me to revive my blog.

6:38 PM  

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