Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

It’s been a few days now, and while the bloviating and posturing is only warming up, we’ve had time to digest the passing of Justice Ginsburg.  At this juncture I won’t discuss her personal opinions or her judicial decisions; she was a human being who had a family who loved her, and they are suffering a terrible loss.  Our hearts go out to them.  I’ve lost grandparents and parents, I know all too well how that feels, and sympathy for the grieving should – must – cross political lines.

And that’s all I’m going to say about Ruth Bader Ginsburg for now; the nomination of a new Justice, though, that’s fair game for discussion, so see the bonus header below.

With that off my chest:

On To the Links!

Know who else burned books?

Haw haw haw!  What was that about chickens coming home to roost?

Whattya mean, tendencies?

American Mind’s editorial on the “Harris Administration.”

When you’re taking flak, you know you’re over the target.

Groper Joe emerged, saw his shadow, and announced six more weeks of winter basement.

Speaking of which, this could be the October surprise to end all October surprises.

What if Earth had rings?  Speculative but cool.

So the world could kiss their asses?

Supreme Court:

A bonus header for the Supreme Court issue:

It seems we should expect an announcement of a nominee this week.  My money’s on Amy Coney Barrett, but we’ll see.

The NY Times:  It’s gonna get ugly.  No shit, Sherlock.

Dems plan to pack the Court when they get the chance.

McConnell is whipping the Senate GOP into line.

Remember this last time?

Want to know why I think they should ram through President Trump’s nominee as fast as possible?  Want to know why I’d love to see every Republican in the Senate shoot Chuck Schumer the bird?  Because of what those assholes on Team Blue did to Brett Kavanaugh.  Revenge is a dish best served cold, and the Senate Dems have a family-size serving coming to them.

This Week’s Idiots:

Washington Monthly’s Timothy Noah is an idiot.

Bloomberg’s Cass Sunstein is an idiot.

Vox’s Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding are both idiots.

Vox’s Ian Millhiser is an idiot.

Vox seems to employ a lot of idiots.

CNN’s Don Lemon is an idiot.

New York city’s restaurants are having a hard time.  How could the city mess them up even more?  Have them collect a 10% sin tax!  The New York City Council are obviously idiots, every one.

And so…

Not much more to add, so here’s an interesting little bit of French-Canadian music from Quebecois band Harmonium and their eponymous 1974 album; this is Un Musicien Parmi Tant D Autres.  Enjoy.