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Wednesday, October 03, 2007
CHILD CARE ARRIVES
We noticed the posters by the escalators this week announcing child care in the REGJB. We called for this a long time ago, and we say well done. We have noted with some amusement that the criteria for using the services has changed every day this week, going from child care, to child care with ID or a court notice, to child care with court notice or a court order.
In any event, children are our most precious resource, and they should be spared the problems associated with having to sit quietly in court.
CHILD HEALTH CARE VETOED.
Speaking of children, our president vetoed the child health care bill on Wednesday that had been passed with bi-partisan support. The bill authorized 60 billion dollars for child health care, 30 billion more than the president wanted to spend, or to put it another way, about one month’s worth of bombs and bullets and soldiers for the war in Iraq. This man has single handedly looted our national treasury and resources. He came into office with surpluses as far as the eye could see, and turned those into deficits, and he has spent to date a half a trillion dollars for a war started because of a lie. All we can hope for is that someday history holds him and his cronies accountable for wrecking our economy, ignoring our infrastructure, and buying bombs on the backs of children who can’t afford basic health care. For shame.
For the problems of child health care in this country, and the tragic story of Deamonte Driver, who died at age 12 after an untreated tooth abscess (he was sent home from the hospital with aspirin) caused a brain infection and death, see our post on JUNE 13TH of this year.
As Nelson Mandela said:
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul
than the way in which it treats its children.”
CHILDISH COMMENTS ON THE BLOG.
We have realized maybe too late, that what some might consider playful comments about individuals in certain courtrooms, maybe causing individuals problems. There is a strong response in yesterdays comment’s section. What to do? An entire blog was devoted to gossiping about, we kid you not, hot and hottie federal judges. The blog, called, UNDERNEATH THEIR ROBES was devoted to rating the physical attributes of federal judges. The formerly anonymous blogger was written about by journalist Jeffrey Toobin:
A3G, as she calls herself, writes like a boozy débutante, dishing about the wardrobes, work habits, and idiosyncrasies of the “superhotties of the federal judiciary” and “Bodacious Babes of the Bench.” The author is keen on the new Chief Justice, writing, on one occasion, “Judge Roberts is lookin’ super-hunky tonight, much younger than his 50 years. . . . The adorable dimple in his chin is making A3G dizzy.” In contrast, she had doubts about Harriet Miers, posting a “Hairstyle Retrospective” and noting, “If Harriet Miers wins confirmation, maybe Supreme Court justices should start wearing powdered wigs.” Her posts on the new Supreme Court nominee, Samuel Alito, have included a report—a “judicial sight-ation” — of the Judge stopping in at a Newark pizza shop, and a sizing up of Alito’s teen-age son: “Since he’s 19, A3G is permitted to say: he’s a hottie!”
The point is that while commenting on hot guys and hotties is apparently a blogging tradition, it should not be tolerated on this blog at the expense of embarrassing or causing anyone distress in the work place. Just our thoughts on the matter.
Let us know what you think.
When we said “rain rain go away” we didn’t want tornados.
See you in court where it doesn’t pay to complain about the weather.