I haven't posted here, basically because I haven't had much to say.
The first big heatwave of the summer is in progress, and it really is doing a lot to dull my mind. It is not only hot now, it's freakin' humid. The heat and humidity is sapping both my mental and physical strength.
Regarding the incidents yesterday and today in London: really bad situation. It's almost like these were done exclusively to rattle an already shaken populace. And today, the inevitable knee-jerk reactions begin. The young man who was shot to death this morning was behaving strangely, and some Blair administration officials are saying the guy was "directly linked" to terrorism, but the facts have not come out about some important salient points:
1.) Was the guy armed?
2.) Did they find explosives on him?
3.) Didn't the cops think twice about shooting a guy who might have explosives on him and trigger the explosives?
Really, really stupid move. If he was wired up with explosives and the shooting caused the explosives to go off, it would have been just as bad as if he had the chance to activate the explosives himself. Seems like the "special patrols" in London have been getting instruction in cowboy tactics from the LAPD and the LA County Sheriff's Department. :P
Sadly it also seems like the Dems are rolling over on this Supreme Court nominee. WTF? He's an unqualified choice with anti-Choice, anti-Roe views. I suppose all this servile showing of bellies has to do with a belief that "if we don't confirm him, Bush will put someone worse out next." Bullshit. Right now Bush is wounded. His 'brain' Karl Rove is in deep trouble and so is Dick Cheney's chief-of-staff Scooter Libby. The papers that Rove and Libby shared with the press were marked SECRET, with a special designation not to share them with friendly foreign governments. Eventually this will go all the way to the top, just like in Watergate. Bush might have to actually trot out a moderate candidate for the Supreme Court if he finds himself in a position where he has to deal with questions about the legality of his "people's" actions. Instead of throwing red meat to his base, if we hang tough and act as a true opposition party, he might have to throw us a bone.
I have already contacted Sen. Boxer about my belief that she should fight Roberts and fight him hard. Will she listen to me? I have no illusions that she will. She knows what side her bread is buttered on, and it's not buttered by a poor middle aged woman who is trying to finish her degree in hopes of a second chance in life. sigh...