Now here it is 9am and I'm yawning and ready for bed already!
It hasn't helped that around here, the Fourth of July apparently never ended. The incessant barrage of screeching bottle rockets and projectile explosives has continued nightly since about a week or two before the fourth. I wonder when it will ever end? In case you are new around here, HERE's my post from last year about why I hate the fourth of July. I guess it's a bit of residual PTSD, I donno, but it drives me nuts and makes me nervous wreck. But I'm just weird that way, I suppose.
Sotomayor's confirmation hearings start today. So far, from what I gather from the trusty news guys and gals at FOX, is that she's a racist, empathetic, liberal, feminist.
Lets start with accusation #1. "She's a racist!" If that's not the pot calling the kettle black, I sure don't know what is. Besides, what she said was not racist in the least bit. I totally agree with her, any person with her background, education, and life experience would be better equipped to make judgments than someone who has not had those same life experiences, education, and background.
I just love how one segment of a statement can be taken out of context and construed into a completely different meaning than it was ever intended. But that's what politics are all about. The great spin cycle. I think most people are smarter than to fall for that one.
#2. Empathy. When did this become such a bad word? I thought empathy was a good thing to be in possession of. Especially when you are in a position to directly affect the lives of so many people. I think that if Ms. Sotomayor has an abundance of empathy, we could all learn from her. When I worked at the phone company, we had special classes on a regular basis to coach us on our empathy and empathetic statements. We held long discussions on the importance of empathy in our society and how a little bit of empathy goes a long way in negotations. I think maybe some of our world leaders could take a queue from the empathetic Sonia Sotomayor.
I think so much of empathy, that I wrote a paper on it, even posted a variation of it to my blog a while back, for you guys to read. Here, check it out.
#3's and 4 I will group together. How many conservative, male Supreme Court Justices do we have right now? N'uff said.
Fireworks, homework, Sociology papers on the detremental effects that the lack of health care causes to our society, worries about our failing economy, my own personal lack of health care...all of these are why today's feelings check video is one of my all time favorite bands, one of my all time favorite songs: