Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chinese Curse Tuesday

The old Chinese curse is "may you live in interesting times." Well, we got that goin' for us. . . .

  • The California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8 yesterday, but left standing all gay marriages performed in the time between when the existing law in California was overturned and the passage of Prop 8. That's the right decision; if a state Supreme Court tells the voters of a state that it can't amend its own state constitution, then you officially have rule by judicial fiat. Proponents of gay marriage are free to continue the work of winning hearts and minds to the rightness of their cause.

  • A lot of people are paying particular attention this utterance of Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, who said "that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life." I'm not sure where that belief falls in the realm of responsible jurisprudence, but there is no doubt that it is a very American way of looking at the world. If you doubt that, you haven't read Walt Whitman.

  • Allahpundit over at Hot Air found this piece. Don't know if it's true or not, but I surely hope it isn't. Because if it is true that Chrysler dealerships slated for closure are primarily Republican, it would represent something very sinister in our politics.

  • Meanwhile, Kim Jong-Il is getting very busy. What does the endgame look like? One very likely scenario? A nuclear Japan.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you are spot on in re. the California Prop 8 decision. This wasn't a ruling on same sex marriage or equality. It was a ruling about whether or not the Constitution of the State of California allows an issue like Prop 8 to be voted into the Constitution by the people, and it clearly does. The question of marriage equality being guaranteed at the Federal level wasn't even raised.