Tuesday, September 13, 2005

9 Hours Later

Over the last two months, I really started to accept the idea of John Roberts on SCOTUS. He's charming, handsome... sure he was conservative, but not THAT kind of conservative. And now we finally get a chance to get to know him a little better. Well, this first date isn't going well. The minute he opened his mouth on Monday afternoon and started to talk in sports analogies, our ideologically star-crossed fling came to an end. There was some interesting conversation about precedent and privacy, but as dinner dragged on, he grew less forthcoming. Also... On closer inspection... not so handsome after all. I must have been goggling that night he gave me his number. He's getting a handshake - and nothing more - when he drops me off at home.

Lawrence v. Antarctica
The red states can't get enough of those penguins! There's a NYTimes article today about how The March of the Penguins is suddenly being read as a family values movie. Medved claims it "affirms traditional norms like monogamy, sacrifice, and child rearing" Gee, you forgot regurgitating your lunch to feed the little ones. Conservatives are also reading it as support for intelligent design, and I'll give them that - I mean, they really do look like little waiters! Alas, their enthusiasm for the movie may decline with the news that some penguins choose a less traditional lifestyle. (Via Crooked Timber)

Is this thing on?
Barack Obama defies the laws of thermodynamics and continues to get cooler. Can anyone say Podcast? What's next? Ordinary people just recording the mundane events of their lives and then posting it on the internet? Ridiculous!

What about you? I just found out that my mother-in-law in Lithuania donated money to Katrina victims. If she can do something to help, so can you. Get on it.