Sunday, September 18, 2005

Best Of Homespun Bloggers September 18th, 2005


Presidentÿs speech

I listened to the Presidentÿs speech from New Orleans last night as I was driving home from work. While I was listening, I was torn; at times I was shaking my head in disgust at other times I was I little hopeful.

The Roberts Hearings

...for three days in a row John Roberts has been questioned by various senators. Interestingly enough, before about 1955 nominees to the court didn't even apear before the senate. In fact, they refused to go, considering it beneath their dignity to subject themselves to questioning to a bunch of political hacks. And from what I've seen (or rather, heard), they had a point.

For all their pontificating, and attempts by some (Shumer, Biden) to show us that they too know the law ("really, we do!"), it all comes down to one issue. There is only one thing they want to know, because it is at the heart of modern liberalism.



It would appear that the NLDC has officially made it onto the poopy-list of a no few state and local officials:

New London — Gov. M. Jodi Rell ordered the New London Development Corp. Thursday to rescind the relocation notices it sent to some property owners at Fort Trumbull, and her staff suggested that she — like some city officials — had lost confidence in the agency's management of its $73 million redevelopment project.
spinbadz own

Truth is a harsh mistress

Near the climax of his 1966 novel The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, sci-fi legend Robert Heinlein details an attack on earth by a rebelling colony of humans exiled to the moon.

The moon rebels hurl bombs with pin-point accuracy at strategic targets on earth. They want to cause structural damage and frighten rather than kill human beings. So, in the case of St. Louis, Kansas City and New Orleans they aim for the nearby rivers.


Our efforts haven't been wasted

A million dinars may not be a whole lot ($680) relative to the amount required for the Katrina cleanup, but this donation, collected by the Iraqi military from soldiers, is both heartwarming and a good barometer of how much they actually do love us over there.