Goodbye, Blue Monday

Auf Wiedersehen, Blauer Montag!

Thanks as always to Pirate’s Cove and The Other McCain for the Rule Five links!  Also, please go read my latest outdoor article over at Glibertarians, this time on the worst elk hunt I’ve ever experienced – just the kind you tell stories about.

Also, a housekeeping note:  Next week loyal sidekick Rat and I will be afield pursuing antlered ungulates, so Monday through Thursday will see some Teutonic placeholder totty posts while we are out hunting.  Regular posts should return next week in time for Rule Five Friday.

The story of the day, of course, is Saturday’s confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  Here are some accounts:

Kavanaugh Sworn to High Court After Rancorous Confirmation

Kavanaugh Foes Fill Senate Gallery With Sounds of the Insane

Kavanaugh’s Rise Heralds New Conservative Era on Supreme Court

Personally I would have preferred a new Justice who was a little stronger on Fourth Amendment issues, but of the three items in the Bill of Rights I see as linchpins – the First, Second and Fourth Amendments- he’s pretty good on two.  I’ll take that.

Now, the histrionic RHEEEEEEE from many of the Kavanaugh protestors has led many to wonder if there will be an electoral backlash this November.  There may be, indeed, but I doubt it will be swinging leftward; Senate polls in particular are heading in the other direction.  Heitkamp is all but done in North Dakota; Donnelly is sliding in Indiana, MacCaskill is slipping behind her GOP challenger in Missouri ( a state that went overwhelmingly for Trump in 2016) and even in New Jersey, Menendez has been slipping in the polls lately.  As so often happens, this fall’s mid-terms may not align with the “popular wisdom.”

But the Silent Majority is still a thing, and the attempted last-minute, unsubstantiated smear of now-Justice Kavanaugh isn’t helping the Left any.