Like the intro of my copy noted, the character has too much of a "magic Negro" (Sidney Poiter was perfect) feel especially compared to a bunch of local rednecks (most welcoming is someone from the North and an Italian). A scene with a local racist in the movie, which was more melodramatic and changes some details, is not in the book. Good overall.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Michele Obama's speech was the highlight of the first night, but there were many speeches and appearances like this too that impressed. Dems are imperfect (but email leak thing is so overblown and a lot of private material leaked are very concerning) but I am quite willing to stand up as one. And, sometimes, they make you proud. Other side is embarrassing. Update: Bill Clinton had the second and Biden/Obama (Kaine was charming) the third. Clinton started slow, but had a pretty good speech. Speechifying probably not her main thing as compared to the others. Parents of killed soldier were the clear stand-out.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
Waited to the end of the day to announce the expected. Some rather someone else but Warren/Booker (both Republican governors) should stay in the Senate, Perez has only support staff executive experience, etc. Kaine has a lot of executive experience, VA has a Democratic governor, he's personable, speaks Spanish and overall sounds like someone progressives should like. Clinton is "safe," but he's pretty darn good regardless.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
aka "both sides aren't the same." The plagiarism is embarrassing, but the partisan benediction at the Republican Convention started things on the wrong foot generally. Wallowing in hate and victimization sickening too. Mike Pence sounds like a real tool as well. Cruz didn't endorse Trump; encouraged people to "vote their conscience." Half a clap.
Monday, July 18, 2016
First set of summer orders are rehearing denied (left at looking at slightly funny names or wondering the story behind them -- easier if they were linked to opinions below like maybe on a better website they would be) and attorney discipline. Not on SCOTUSBlog calendar. Update: Notable news of day in this area is Obama op-ed to WSJ [Diane Guerrero concurs on Twitter] and special request for rehearing in immigration case. More: Few months back, SCOTUS put a deadline on a voting rights case; lower court just made it.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Fun Svengoolie entry last night with a younger Sven and no segment where he discusses the cast, who here have various familiar faces including "The Chief" in a bit. Also, no Raiders of the Lost Ark reference! Film was a bit too long and darn if the "who cares" four (of 6) died.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Yeah. Good message. Comment more on a criticism of Hillary Clinton here but find the criticism tiresome. Yes, I'm a white guy answering a black woman. She's still tiresome. Note in connection to RBG, don't bluntly say that there, since it's best not to be 100% openly honest all the time without "illusions and myths" being the result. BTW, Pence is an enabling asshole.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Scheduling for the first set of next term's arguments has been made. Also, later than usual, summer order lists have been scheduled. I contacted the Public Information Office a few days ago to ask about the situation and just received a reply noting the press release is up. Don't think like it was because of me, but yeah, it wasn't there before -- look at past releases. Update: Breyer alone dissented from a death penalty cert. denial, on length of confinement (over 30 years) grounds. Doesn't seem "worst of the worst" either. [He was executed.]
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
"Many in the modern age confuse a selfie and your self.”
Kennedy elaborated, saying the self is “an idea, a projection, a promise that you have formed over your past and you identify yourself as having a certain role.”
Tired of the nothing new book on the first Congress, so shifted to this mystery by Sara Gran that took place in 1950 NYC I found on the free shelf at the library. An ex-addict petty thief is hired to find a girl and we are told it would go badly. Sure did. Killer ending. Good read.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Have a ton of channels and more stuff on demand but usually don't want to watch what is on. Episodes of Anger Management, a bit of junk food t.v., are available on demand -- batches of around ten are put out over time. Have less patience with books too, including those that basically provide the same stuff with a few more details like on on the First Congress. Sigh.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
They got some nice pieces (the 2B/SS combo is appreciated though Neil Walker's offense isn't enough of late; Reyes has baggage, but good replacement pick-ups too) but different year, same angina, including even some of the same suspects hurt. Offensive woes. Struggles vs. lowly Braves not appreciated. Nor losing six of seven vs. Nats with sweep of Cubs in between. Mets have a decent shot at WC but it's a crowded race. And, darn Murphy.
Friday, July 08, 2016
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
More here. The co-author had a connection to the couple by marriage years earlier. Basic, well-written account highlighting the lead plaintiff and his lawyer. No index.
Clinton "scandals" always seem to rest on trivial legal grounds if at times with some reason for concern. Mr. W., who has legal training, talks about why the case was weak to two anti-HRC trolls here. The announcement, which made sure to note Clinton was as one person said "naughty," had issues itself. Those concerns were not fully address by this defense from legal Never Trump guy. Careful handling of data is important but her opposition is Trump. Okay? Update: Those who try to parse things so it looks like she might be prosecutable can have a field day with Trump especially if credible claims are the test. The latest is a doozy.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Someone online wondered why Truvada isn't protected as a preventive drug under PPACA (as contraceptives and various other things are). Found an interesting article from a year ago on the issue. The article suggests it "being new" factors in, no specific legal barrier as such appears to be present. HIV prevention is discussed in this article. Loads of questions like this will be up in the air during the next four years and POTUS will have a lot of discretion and power to affect the results. Somewhat related on that general topic.