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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Timwatch 10/9 and Other Things

I've managed to catch Tim two weeks in a row. Take that, alcoholism! Anyway, the big topic was the Miers nomination, obviously. Apparently, the Right was hoping for someone with a long, clear record of being antichoice, antigay, antisecularism...you know, basically the un-me. Anyway, the first segment had Buchanan and Richard Land (who is head Southern Baptist...ooh, scary). Let me just say that it really gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside to see the various right-wing crackpots go after each other, as it means for once they're not trying to poke (or not poke) my uterus. A number of really interesting points have been raised by the behavior of the pro- and anti-Miers forces within the Right, clearly exposing their insane, all-consuming hypocrisy which I've been yelling about for years. They criticize the "secular educated Northeasten liberal elite" yet turn around and yell about how Miers is really not intellectually qualified to sit on the Court (something I agree with, but then I take pride in being part of the whole Northeastern liberal elite scene as we have better booze than the evangelicals). Secondly, they said it was wholly inappropriate for Dems to question Roberts about how his hardcore Catholicism would influence his judicial decisions and his interpretation of the Constitution, yet the mere fact that Miers belongs to a far-right antichoice fundamentalist Evangelical congregation is supposed to mean that she is automatically going to rule "properly" on the next incarnation of Roe. Almost makes your head spin, doesn't it? Good thing I wasn't all hung over or I would've barfed from the dizziness.

The panel this week was blah, and I think David Broder may be getting too old. I feel a bit bad for David Souter: all of the Right keeps saying how Miers is/isn't another Souter. Now, I like Souter, especially since he survived an attack while jogging at his age. pssst: "Oh no! Not Souter!" Anyway, if I were Souter I'd be getting annoyed that was so apparently Satan to (his own) Republican party. I mean, I say mean things about Scalia all the time, like about how much I hate his hair, but I'm not exactly a well-funded and organized collection of organizations. So David Souter, if you're reading this: I don't think you suck. You can come over and we can talk about how cool it is that you bring your lunch (apples and yogurt: may I suggest the addition of walnuts?) and how just because you never get married doesn't mean you're gay and we totally won't go jogging. Seriously, come hang out. I bet you have a hot New Hampshire accent. Are you, perchance, a lapsed Presbyterian or Conregationalist? I mean, just wondering is all.

Life-wise, not too much...mod/soul/garage was way too crowded but the music was great. I just really don't like getting covered in other people's sweat, even if some of them are greasy hipsters. Maybe especially then. Plus, there just wasn't enough dance floor room. Grrr.

I've been trying to do this thing whereby I actually behave like a grownup and talk to people instead of secretly obsessing and freaking out. Know what? It really does work better. Obsessing is just really distracting and time-consuming and totally makes me feel like I'm in 8th grade again, and as that year basically sucked I'd rather not repeat those feelings. Not to say I'm not obsessing a bit, just way less than usual and not over anything serious. Whee!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

aw, is our little cara growing up?

i like going out dancing where there's room to flail about like the spazzy dancer i truly am...i fully realize that i bedroom-dance in public...it sucks if there's only room for twitching...

ugh, sick.


9:53 PM  
Blogger V said...

David Souter = rock on.

2:55 AM  
Blogger The Retropolitan said...

I think talking to people is overrated. In my experience, the people in my head tell me that my love interests prefer my watching them from behind bushes. Something romantic about an 'love from afar' or somethin'.

10:29 AM  
Blogger V said...

Oh, also -

if David Souter turns out to be a lapsed Catholic or Boy Scout, please let me know and I will kindly take care of him for you.

8:40 PM  
Blogger PoBaL said...

Are we including the Jewy liberal elite in that booze comment, Little Miss Maneshevitz & Porn?

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

back from the motherland with a mint Aero and some Mackintosh that has your name on it (maybe a coffee crisp too...if your lucky)

12:48 PM  

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