Will's Coffee House

John Dryden, Dramatist, Critic, Poet Laureate, and my ancestor, frequented a coffee house called Will's almost daily, where he would hold forth on sundry subjects with great wit and aplomb. Same deal here, only without the wit or aplomb.

Location: Large Midwestern City, Midwestern State, United States

I am a stranger in a sane land...

Friday, July 01, 2005

I Think I Speak For Everyone...

...hearing the news of Sandra O'Connor's decision to retire this year, when I say, "Welp, that's it for Roe v. Wade." Renhquist is on his way out--he'll be gone before Bush is out of office. That's two. The Republicans have a solid grasp on both houses of Congress and their recent--incredibly unethical--threat to use the Nuclear Option on any filibusters will certainly come back to haunt us. So that swing vote is gone. O'Connor, as I understand, was not a fan of "Roe," but she leaned always towards the moderate side of conservative--which, come to think of it, is not a bad place for a Supreme Court Justice to be. But she's gone. And the Bushies will nominate someone, in the words of Bill Maher, "just slightly to the right of the Sherriff of Nottingham." And the Republican will guarantee the appointment. And we'll get another Scalia, another Thomas. Do the math, folks--five out of nine equals: the liberals lose. God help us all; that move to Canada is looking better and better...


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