Well, yesterday was... different. After dropping off my car at the repair shop, I was chauffeured to Enterprise to pick up my rental. I had already decided that I would ask for an SUV; I hate sitting low to the road. My agent, a young man named Sean who looks very much like a shorter version of my friend Justin, who's 6 feet 6 inches, surprised me with my options, which were limited. That's right, there was not a great selection. What I ended up with was this:
That's right, I'm in a Jeep. It's okay. I told a friend last evening that if I was ever wealthy enough to feel I needed to own 2 cars, a jeep might be one... but then again it might not.
As I said, yesterday turned out to be...different.
Sadly, most of the day was spent scanning news releases and social media for opinions on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade, (with a smidgen of interest in the Ohio primary). Some conclusions:
A majority of Americans now see the Supreme Court as a political tool of the far right. Evidently Alito affirmed this when he said, "our decisions are not dependent upon public opinion."
There are a lot of whispers that the leak was done on purpose, hoping the fallout will be over by the midterms.
The only ones happy about the decision are Republicans, who are more concerned about the leak. However, the shit sock that hit them in the face yesterday, is going to hit them in the face again at the end of June when their decision is made official. They are too giddy to understand the coming repercussions, and this is important, because they don't see it as a shit sock. This is evidenced by Lyndsey Graham's comment about this will probably have some impact on the midterms. Of course, when have conservatives ever demonstrated any concern for anything other than their own selfish objectives?
Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski? The Conservative Boys Club they wanted to so much be a part of has just shit on them both. People are calling Collins and easily duped dumbass. Her political career is now over, and the Conservative Boys Club doesn't care. These women are no longer useful.
Republicans will never understand that being selfish and self-centered doesn't make them smart. This is their ultimate "shut up! We're in charge!" moment.
JD Vance won the senate primary in Ohio. He was backed by Trump. Mandel, who had been a moderate, flipped into a radical rightist lost. Had he stayed moderate, like DeWine, the Governor, he might have won. I do not have too much confidence Vance will carry the election, being a Trumper, the Supreme Court decision will most likely doom his candidacy.
And, to end on a cheery note: May the Fourth be With You.
I drive a Ford Mondeo and I get what you mean about being too close to the ground. We have loads of speed bumps round here and I have to take them v-e-r-y slowly. Since I haven't been following US news quite so much lately (we have enough going on here) if/when Roe v Wade is reversed will it apply to the whole of the United States or will that decision be left to individual States? Damn, what a step back into the dark ages!ReplyDelete
The individual states will then be making the final decision, and a number of Republican states already have bans in place.Delete
That looks similar to my old Jeep. If you got the chance to take the tops and doors off on a nice sunny day, you might be swayed by it. Jeeps are definitely a love or hate relationship. One doesn't by it for the comforts.ReplyDelete
i think it will be going back tomorrow.Delete
lol seems to be right on target.Delete
I had a small little car as my last rentalReplyDelete
Small cars a cute, but not for me.Delete
We have a few months to get mobilized and get the word out that this country needs to change before equality for all completely disappears!ReplyDelete
This leak is a great activator, and the Prime-Time hearings coming up?Delete
Ok, so I've never driven a Jeep. I have a compact and I think it's big, so I cannot even imagine how driving a Jeep feels. Probably like driving sitting on a sofa.ReplyDelete
The Repugs are spinning this as a 'terrible, horrible, no good leak' hoping it blows over. And because the MAGAts have the attention span of a gnat, it may work with some. But I hope the rest of the people remember...
Lisa and Susan can go fuck themselves.
No, it's more like sitting on a stool to drive. They're being especially brutal to Collins, and she deserves every word!Delete
Ailto is correct about one thing. Court opinions are based on interpolation of the laws. Shame on us for allowing the laws to leave room for such an interpolation.ReplyDelete
That's the problem with trying to respect the opinions who have no respect for you.Delete