Friday, June 29, 2012

4th and Long, SCOTUS punts

OK, after reading through the first part of the opinion (and as an aside I do have to say that Chief Justice Roberts writes very clearly for such a complicated subject) it looks to me like the Supreme Court is a) trying to have it both ways and b) trying very hard to make the American people start paying attention again.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Affordable Care Act Upheld

I am at a loss for words. Working from the phone right now while I'm on lunch, so I'll have to be brief. I'm going to do my research tonight and hopefully have a more comprehensive and coherent post up tomorrow.

I'll leave with this: it is now more important than ever that those of us who feel the Federal government has finally over reached and needs to change exercise our right to vote, and to contact our representatives and let them know how we feel about policy.

Politics in America can no longer be a spectator sport.

Friday, June 22, 2012

What are they teaching them in schools these days?

It's all about civility. And respect. And a whole host of other things that for some reason our society has decided are either not important or too old fashioned to worry with anymore. A popular subject in the news this week is that of Ms. Karen Klein, of New York. She is the bus monitor who was verbally harassed and abused by the students on her bus, one of whom decided it would be fun to not only record the incident for posterity, but to post it to his YouTube account as well. I do not know what started the incident, and no one else seems to either. Like a pack of hyenas these four boys decided they were going to use her as an object of sport and let the abuse flow unfettered.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The First One!

Woohoo! I'm a blogger now! Yay! Or something.

I've decided that the other "sooper seekret" blog I keep isn't really the place for some of my opinions. You see, I have regular readers there who are far more extreme politically than I am and I'm afraid that even the smallest statement of opinion that didn't match lock-step with theirs would unleash a hail of poo flinging and name calling that I have little patience for. This is especially true considering we've offered advise, suggestions, and support to one another during various personal episodes over the past many years.

So, for more public consumption than my personal travails at work and in love, I am starting "Snark from the Edge". If you disagree with me that's fine, keep it civil is all I ask. Name calling and douchebaggery will be met with scorn, criticism, and possible loss of self-esteem (yours, not mine). The first person to fall foul of Godwin's Law in any discussion wins the "Butt Munch of the Day" award and will keep it until they redeem themselves or someone says something dumber, whichever comes first.