So there have been 5 cases to have opinions put out in June 2021 with 9-0 (unanimous) decisions. Considering how much the media expects the court to be always and forever divided by political leaning/affiliations/appointment - what are the issues which the court stands all together on? I find these to be both relieving and… Continue reading SCOTUS: Unanimous
SCOTUS: Opinions Unread so far
I am still playing "catch-up" on May and this week I'm seeing the Supreme Court put out opinions - and some of the headlines I'm reading are making me want to drop important chores (like dishes) to the wayside and find out how some of these judges are leaning and WHY. I know, I'm a… Continue reading SCOTUS: Opinions Unread so far
Politics: Black Lives Matter
I have mostly kept my hands off the keyboard on my blog on this issue. I've supported it since the beginning - but I am a white middle-class woman, I am not the voice people should be turning to on this issue. There are amazing black voices out there you should be turning to. Here… Continue reading Politics: Black Lives Matter
Politics: 51st Statehood?
There is a lot of discussion since before the 2020 election about adding certain territories as new states: Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. being the major ones discussed. I can't speak for anyone else in the US, but for me when I read about the US having literal colonial territories it's kind of squick. I've… Continue reading Politics: 51st Statehood?
Politics: I don’t want a big stimulus check, I want better
I didn’t say anything back in March 2020 about stimulus checks. They were a very fast solution to a serious problem. I think it was utterly appalling that there were so many issues getting people those checks.... but that is a different problem. I was very unhappy that the criteria was based on 2019 taxes… Continue reading Politics: I don’t want a big stimulus check, I want better
Life Events: Election 2020
By the time this post goes up it's "yesterday," I am writing this Wed night. My heart aches. I do not have WORDS for how much I grieve.
Politics: School ReOpening
I work in corporate education. I have trained soft skills (customer service, management, and HR compliance training *shudders*) and I have trained "hard skills" in IT. I LOVE teaching Microsoft Excel certification training. Word is number two. Excel is probably my favorite because when people can use Excel, they almost universally like the application they… Continue reading Politics: School ReOpening
Life Memories: John Lewis
I was in college when I first learned about John Lewis. I was doing some research regarding Georgia history and the civil rights movement (specifically some cases which started in Georgia). My professor made a comment about "Representative Lewis" and I blinked. It rocked me mentally to realize that someone still alive (and honestly not… Continue reading Life Memories: John Lewis
Listening is hard
I wrote about this just the other week and then I had to live it. I listen to The Bulwark Podcast regularly. Not every day, but it is something to listen to while I'm cooking dinner and it makes me think. It also engages me with more conservative thought without being Trump supporters (Sykes might… Continue reading Listening is hard
SCOTUS: Bostock v. Clayton County
Oh My GOD. This opinion is amazing. If you have trouble reading legal opinions, I have a new source I'm recommending - a real lawyer reading it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETB2AsBakAE So firstly, GORSUCH wrote this opinion. Trump's first appointee is not as horrible as I had feared. I am stilled pissed Merrick Garland wasn't voted on -… Continue reading SCOTUS: Bostock v. Clayton County