Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Shocking...shocking I tell you!!

Okay...feel free to spank me if you want. I admit it...I've been terribly remiss in updating the 'ol blog, despite promises to do so. For the record...yes...I s*ck.

So...now that we've gotten that out of the way...let's get rolling!!

It's Tuesday morning, and late-summer weather keeps wanting to hang around. I'm aching for it to finally get a bit of a chill in the air - that crisp feeling and smell of "fall" that I love. October is one of the best months (weather-wise) here in the District, but we're being cheated of it if it keeps getting up into the 80s every day. I want sweater weather, dangit!!

That said...

So...apparently one needs no actual judicial experience in order to be named an associate justice for the United States Supreme Court. This shouldn't come as a shock, people. While Roberts was Bush's pick for an opening for a long time, it shouldn't be a surprise that he picked the person who headed up the search for the next opening. After all...that's how Cheney became VP back in 2000. Bush has a track-record of cronyism in his appointments and selecting Meier is just another example of him rewarding loyalty over experience or qualification. It also shouldn't be a surprise that he chose somebody who won't get a terrible fight from the left - the president is a wounded lame-duck with abyssmal polling numbers...he needed a non-controversial selection. Indeed...it's the right which is more up in arms about all this, as any scan of the wingnut blogosphere will attest.

I'm decidedly neutral on her. I would like to hear what she has to say on actual issues. Moreover, I'll go on the record to say that she is probably unqualified for the job. And I will not be shocked if she were to not get confirmed for the post (either rejected by vote, or...more likely...withdrawn as the nominee). I'm not saying that's what's going to happen, but it wouldn't surprise me.

Yesterday brought a second indictment against Tom DeLay. I can't wait for pictures of the perp walk.

Other thoughts on a Tuesday morning...

I'm late posting this, as it's been circulating for awhile...but...you really need to watch this video. Utterly brilliant. An example of the movie trailer as art...and the ability of it to decieve. Besides that...it's hilarious.

I need to post some end-of-the-season Nats thoughts as well as a Caps season entry. I may actually start a second blog for the Caps, though.

My tendons are still sore. They felt pretty good when I woke up this morning (despite being incredibly swollen when I got home last night)...better than they had in days...but after walking to/from Metro, they were sore again. Tomorrow I'm back at the podiatrist for a check-up/in. We'll see what she says/thinks. I'd really like to start running again.

MLB playoffs......I think the Red Sox lucked out by getting the Wild Card instead of winning the division. The reward for the Yanquis after winning the East on the last weekend is starting the playoffs on the road...but more importantly...against the Angels, who have the pitching to shut down the Skanks offense. In a short five-game series, the Angels have the pitching to quickly shut the door on New York. Meanwhile, Boston travels to face a White Sox team that doesn't scare ANYONE. Chicago is a team the Red Sox can beat...a team that Boston can score against (and has). So...my picks...Anaheim in 4...Boston in 4. Setting up a very interesting ALCS, I think.

In the NL...the Cards face off against the woeful Padres, who slink into the post-season at 81-81 because the NL West was atrocious this season. I think the Padres might keep one or two games close...heck...they could even steal a game. But unless they win the first game this afternoon in St. Louis (against possible NL Cy Young Chris Carpenter)...and make the Cards start to think about another choke...they could easily get swept. In the other series...the Astros have the edge over the young Braves on paper - what with their incredible starting trio of Clemens, Oswalt and Pettite and all. But let's not forget that the Astros have a terrible history of playoff chokes...a number of them coming at the hands of Atlanta. The Braves won 5 of 6 against Houston this season and if the Astros can't score runs...they're in trouble. I think Houston will win the series, but they're going to have to work for it. So...Houston in 5...St. Louis in 3. NLCS to be a rematch of last-season's seven-game Houston choke-job.

Well...time to get down to actual work, I suppose. More thoughts on the Nats and Caps later.

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