Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Pot Luck

I had a bunch of things I wanted to post on but most have (as usual) slipped out of my mind.

I did hear this morning on NPR about a guy, a fundamental christian, who was prospecting for oil north of Tel Aviv based on a passage in the bible. Amazing, absolutely amazing. He had raised seven million in investments from other fundamental christians to do this. ... Okay I went back and read the piece and they are evangelical christians, not fundamentalist. And the bible verse says that God promised Joseph the "blessings of the deep that lie beneath."

And the senate is apparently going to vote today on the nomination of Janice Rogers Brown to the Washington district court of appeals. I had thought Patricia Owen in Texas was a loon but this one seems to take the cake, perhaps even to bake the damn cake. She ruled that employers could use racial slurs on their Latino employees, she wanted to let a proven rapist go and sell cigarettes to minors. She feels that Roosevelt's "New Deal" was a socialist revolution. Whoa! Her story may be inspirational and everything (daughter of a poor sharecropper from Alabama) but still, I would think that common sense would be critical to an appellate judge.


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