I’m not going to once more plug my return to Bring it On, on Tuesday, 8/23–really–no hyperlink. And if you don’t like politics, go to the next post and link to the pictures
However The Heretik just sent me an incredibly scary graphic. Just a coat hanger–and a bit about John Roberts. Read it, it’s good for you.
Many people have been saying that he’s a good compromise; we won’t do any better; have to know when to do battle and when not to. Well heck, Supreme Court Justices are appointed for life. Remember the Supreme Court appointed our current president to his first term.
If you think that abortion is a non issue, think again. It might not be you who gets pregnant, but somebody you long admired and thought of as a role model. When I was fifteen, the most perfect teenager I knew died of complications from an illegal abortion. Nobody thought that she would do the act; she of the real Chanel bags when they were first trendy, frosted hair done in a mother approved style, and non-hippie type clothes, she couldn’t have possibly not been a virgin. Ha! Only it wasn’t a joke and it shook our world. She was eighteen and a college freshman.
Do you really want Roe V Wade reversed? I know; I know; it won’t happen in this term. Only I don’t really know that nor do you. There’s much more that could be said, but on that one issue alone, Roberts shouldn’t be confirmed.
There’s an article in today’s New York Times where Robert’s friends and schoolmates from law school are interviewed. Apparently they’re going for the poor misunderstood Conservative label. Maybe in 1973 there was cause to like liberals, and distrust conseravtives. A little thing called Watergate; of course this administration’s Watergate gets covered up, tied with a bow, and we’re not supposed to question why Karl Rove is still doing his thing. By the time the investigation picks up steam, Roberts will be in the Supreme Court and maybe another Bush Two appointee, and are we ever supposed to know what the truth is?
I want my country back. You know the one: presidents are elected to their first term; the radical Christian right doesn’t think that it owns the country, and our most fundamental rights aren’t in jeopardy. Not just talking about Roe V Wade here, but The First and Fourth Amendments. You can have The Second Amendment; leave me all the rest!