Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Are you Surprised?

I have to admit I am shocked that the State Supreme Court has upheld Proposition 8 in California banning same-sex marriage. Shocked! I've become a bit jaded in the belief that the people of this country have much say anymore. This decision has given me some hope that our system can, and still does, work. The fact that the majority of people in California voted to ban same-sex marriage says a lot.

What do y'all think about Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor? I haven't gotten excited this time around and didn't follow the speculation as to who Obama might pick. I mean, really, there's not a thing any of us can do about it. The time to be concerned about potential Supreme Court nominees under differing potential administrations was back before the election. I will say this... I find it interesting that it is acceptable for people to make comments against "white" males these days. I'm not into political correctness but... if a male were to make a similar comment about a woman there would be some backlash... regardless of ethnicity.

Doug Ross posted a RED ALERT on Monday, May 25, 2009, asking the question: Did anti-Obama campaign contributions dictate which Chrysler dealers were shuttered? (I found this through Gateway Pundit) The article is chilling. There have been many updates included as more people look into the possibility of some foul play in regard to which dealerships were to be shut down.

What are your thoughts on all of the above?

Monday, May 18, 2009

S.O.P. Syndrome

I've got it bad. Sick of Politics Syndrome. I'm wanting to just bury my head in the sand and not think about anything relating to the economy, Democrats, Republicans, Supreme Court Justices, Gitmo, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Rush, Hannity, or the environment.

But... I want to be a good little steward of my one little votes in the matters that affect this country and the only way I can be sure to do that is to be informed and to truly form my own opinions I need to put in the time it takes to understand how things work and the people that are the players in this game. Ugh.

Obama spoke at Notre Dame and received an honorary degree... "Jane Roe" was arrested for protesting at the event... I don't even have the energy to be outraged. Just sad. I was glad to hear that Notre Dame is losing close to 14 million dollars from alumni and donors due to Notre Dame's abandoning of its Catholic roots.

Cap & Trade debate is starting on Capitol Hill today. If this tax goes through our energy costs are going to go through the roof. Here in Colorado Springs our water prices have gone up 40% due to the fact that when we were in drought conditions everyone conserved to the point where now, although we have water, they weren't pulling in enough money. Thanks guys!

Has Obama even decided on a candidate yet for the Supreme Court? I don't even want to go through all the speculation of who he might pick.

Question:

What do you think is the most important or several most important things to pay attention to right now in regard to American politics? What I mean by that is... what is going on right now that us little uneducated housewives should be paying attention to that we might be able to make a difference in?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Changes to Come in the Supreme Court

Bloomberg.com has an excellent article up today that includes some speculation about some possible candidates for Justice David Souter's spot on the Supreme Court.

Democratic control of the Senate means Obama will have much leeway in selecting his nominee. Democrats hold a 59-40 advantage and have the prospect of a 60th vote should Democrat Al Franken be seated as a senator from Minnesota. That would be enough to overcome a procedural move to stall a nomination should the Democrats all vote together.

Question:

With Obama not having the types of restrictions that typically are in place when a president nominates a justice to the Supreme Court, what do you think is going to happen?