"Time Machine" - Have Gun Will Travel
Sorry guys, but it's been busy, busy, busy -- nine hours of driving on Tuesday, a lovely meal and a few cold ones with our friend Joe S. last night, and tonight a fund raiser for the Scott Walker recall election effort at the AFL-CIO. The feeling within the pro-recall forces is that the election is much closer than the polls are implying -- the internals within their polling show a race well within the margin of error. It's all going to come down to turn out, particularly among minority voters in Milwaukee. This election -- and the accompanying senate recall races -- remains hugely significant to my thinking. Stop Walker and return control of the Wisconsin senate to the Democrats and it sends a hugely powerful message. On the flip side, should Walker prevail, one of the more impressive grass roots political efforts in recent memory is going to have fallen short, emboldening Republicans in their war on unions.
Seems like it was an eventful day today.
- Really happy about the decision striking down DOMA from the First Circuit Court of Appeals. I have not read the decision yet, so can't really give any kind of detailed analysis of it, but once again it would seem historical anti-gay prejudices are not proving an adequate rationale in federal courts.
- Heartened to see that the Justice Department is taking steps to stop Rick Scott's outrageous purging of the voter rolls in Florida.
- Glad to see the Edwards jury would not convict him. I am curious to see if the U.S. Attorney will attempt another trial. I would certainly hope not, but my sense is that prosecutorial ego will compel another shot at conviction.
- And finally, libertarians really are creepy, defective human beings.
What's got your attention at the moment?