Warning: These are my opinions. I’m entitled to ’em. It says so right here…
1. I’m happy Mrs. Sotomayor got confirmed. It seemed like the only thing the opposition could find to oppose was one statement she made fifteen years ago. Lord help me if people would be that picky with ME. From what little research I’ve been able to do, she really does seem to be a level-headed and reasonable judge.
2. Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler fell off a stage at Sturgis and broke parts of himself. How awkward. I hope he didn’t break a lip.
3. I support health care reform. Some friends of mine are unhappy with a clause in the bill (the one about “end of life counseling” or something like that). Don’t trash the entire bill, let’s just get that silly clause removed. Health care costs keep rising, but our level of care keeps diminishing. I know MANY people who have been denied coverage due to “preexisting conditions,” which is BS. Dagmar and I switched insurance companies a while back and it cost us (if I remember right) $800 to be covered for TWO DAYS while the paperwork for the switch was going through. The company had a clause in the fine print that if you were “uninsured” for any length of time, you weren’t eligible for their insurance, so we had to pay a full month’s worth of COBRA to cover us for two days… That ain’t right. Health care costs have doubled in the past few years. THOSE are the abuses that need to be changed. Let’s change ’em.
4. It’s 8:35 a.m. and it’s already hot.
5. I understand that free speech is free speech, but since when is disrupting a meeting considered a viable strategy? The Republican party has put out word that people should go to town hall meetings and “disrupt” the proceedings rather than let others be heard. That, you see, violates OTHER’S right to free speech, doesn’t it? I understand that meetings can be volatile affairs, and that people on both sides have occasionally disrupted things, but I don’t think it’s right for the National Republican Party to actually tell people to be disrespectful and disrupt debates. It seems one step away from a mob… You wanna go to a town hall meeting, wave your sign, that’s fine. Stand across the street and chant, that’s fine. Holler a bit and have your voice and opinion heard, that’s fine. Stop me from doing the same — that’s not fine. That goes for both sides. Let’s get back to listening to each other, dammit.
6. I never heard of John Hughes until today.
7. My upload finished uploading, so back to work I go. (And thus endeth my daily break.)