Thursday, October 20, 2005

"ASTROMANIA"

IT'S VERY EXCITING TO SEE THE HOUSTON ASTROS GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES. AS A LITTLE BOY I USED TO LIE IN BED AND LISTEN TO THEM ON THE RADIO AT NIGHT. FOR OLD ASTRO FANS LIKE ME THIS IS GREAT!! GO ASTROS, WIN IT FOR ALL OF TEXAS!!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

QUALIFIED OR NOT

THE PRESIDENTS CHOICE FOR SUPREME COURT JUDGE HAS STARTED A FLURRY OF DEBATE ABOUT HER AND THE QUALIFICATIONS ONE SHOULD HAVE TO HOLD THE TITLE. SOON SENATORS WILL BE GRILLING HER IN THE CONFIRMATION HEARINGS ASKING QUESTIONS THAT WERE WELL CRAFTED BY THEIR STAFF UNDERSTANDING FULL WELL SHE (OR ANYONE ELSE) WILL NOT GIVE SPECIFIC ANSWER. AFTER SEVERAL DAYS OF CAMPAIGNING FOR REELECTION AND FUND RAISING THE SENATORS WILL VOTE AND I PREDICT SHE WILL BE CONFIRMED.

HOWEVER, THESE HEARINGS ,AS WELL AS, OUR DEBATE WILL NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION OF QUALIFICATION. THIS QUESTION WILL ONLY BE ANSWERED OVER THE COURSE OF HER CAREER AS WE EVALUATE HER ACTIONS.

SINCE I HAVE NOT HEARD OR SEEN A LIST OF THE EXACT QUALIFICATIONS ONE NEEDS TO SIT ON THE SUPREME COURT THEY MUST BE FEW. MAYBE SOMEONE WILL LOOK THOSE UP AND FILL ME IN. ALL THAT I HEAR IS WHAT PEOPLE THINK SOMEONE NEEDS AND MUCH OF THAT COMES WITH BIAS. FOR INSTANCE, MOST PRO- CHOICE INDIVIDUALS WOULD NOT WANT A PRO -LIFE JUDGE (AND VICE VERSA) NO MATTER HOW THEY FELT ABOUT ONE'S QUALIFICATIONS. THOSE THAT DON'T LIKE BUSH WILL PROBABLY NOT SUPPORT ANY CANIDATE. IF THEY FEEL BUSH IS STUPID ANYONE HE PICKS MUST BE STUPID TOO. FOR ME A CANIDATE MUST BE SMART, A GOOD LISTENER, FAIR MINDED, A GOOD RESEARCHER, WILLING TO SACRIFICE, AND ABLE BODIED. I THINK MANY PEOPLE COULD FILL THE BILL.

THE SUPREME COURT IS CHARGED WITH DETERMINING THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF ACTIONS AND IF CITIZENS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED. THEY ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS BY EXAMINING AND DEBATING THE CONSTITUTION. SINCE ORDINARY ( BUT SMART) MEN WROTE THIS DOCUMENT IT STANDS TO REASON THAT A ORDINARY (BUT SMART ) WOMAN COULD EVALUATE IT.

SHE IS MOST LIKELY NOT THE BEST CHOICE FOR THE JOB. NEITHER IS THE PRESIDENT THAT CHOSE HER OR THE SENATORS THAT WILL DETERMINE HER FATE BUT OUR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT THROUGH ELECTION HAS PLACED ALL THESE INDIVIDUALS IN POSITION TO MAKE THIS CHOICE AND OUR NATION WILL CONTINUE NO MATTER WHAT THE OUTCOME.