Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Random Observations

Since the national conversation seems to be about the Zimmerman case, and I have nothing further to say about it, here are a few other random thoughts about other matters. Feel free to add your own in the comments:

  • It's early, but I really think Pope Francis is on the right track. He's concentrating on first principles and trying to speak directly to the people. That's something popes don't do very much, but now is an excellent time for it.
  • Changing the Senate rules to essentially defang filibusters, which Harry Reid seems likely to try in the coming days, would be a very bad idea, which ol' Harry would discover if control of the Senate went back to the Republicans. Never give power any power to your allies that you wouldn't be willing to see your adversaries use against you.
  • Gas has gone up about 40 cents/gallon in the last week. Of course it is, since we're going on vacation soon.

1 comment:

Bike Bubba said...

The question I have is whether Reid has the votes to do it. At the very least, it would seem odd that 51 votes would suffice to eliminate the chance of filibustering and the need for 60 votes for cloture.

Plus, Obama might have better luck with his nominees if he wasn't nominating so many people who are clearly "out there" in their views, IMO.