Quickie Recaps and sundry housekeeping...
Believe it or not, my spelling and grammar are generally impeccable, but sometimes I get so excited when thoughts are tumbling in and my fingers don't quite keep up, so apologies for any typos or other goofs I have posted here or or in comments on your blogs, darlings. Think "phlegmmy has a chihuahua chromosome" and forgive me.
Further on the Alito thing. I mentioned some time ago that I have a cousin on death row in another state. For many years I was 100% pro death-penalty, and over time I have realized there are too many people unjustly convicted to be inconsiderate of the circumstances. So I'd say now I'm 95%. Unfortunately for my cousin, he is probably certifiably retarded (wickedly neglectful parenting is partly to blame, and they should have been convicted WITH him, but that's another story) and led a life that would indicate he is capable of killing someone, although I'm not convinced he committed this crime. About Alito and the death penalty: I am so pleased his first action as Supreme Court Justice was indicative that he is an independent thinker and beholden to none but the US Constitution. When decent people are on that bench, we all win.
Yeah, what I said about the postal shootings was crappy. In the first blush of the news, it's easier to dehumanize the whole thing. Seeing the names and photos humanizes the whole thing, and my heart is not hard against those people - I do feel for their families. It's tragic and senseless, by my point was simply that the USPS is a system which is so poorly structured that things like this are inevitable.
About the chick (Lisa) I met on the phone on Tuesday: we met for lunch yesterday, and we had a grand old time. Together we are a couple of hot bawdys, and I noticed guys at the next table trying to hear our wild conversation. She is amazing, and I have a new friend. She's a high-toned executive for a European bank, and she drives a huge pickup truck. Ya gotta love us truck-driving women. We can handle some shit, and give it right back. Woo hoo!
Have a great Thursday, you sexy sexy people!