Thursday, August 6, 2009

Congrats Sonia, RIP John Hughes

Good news and sad news so often coincide, as shown here in NYC today.

The good news: Bronx gal Sonia Sotomayor has been confirmed as the newest Supreme Court Justice. The first Hispanic, the third woman, and latest New Yorker to join the high court, today she makes all New Yorkers proud. All of the Democratic Senators voted for her and so did some Republicans. Most of the Republicans voted against her but what do you expect of people who believe that the earth is only a few thousand years old? Sonia beat them -- by a 68-31 margin. You go girl -- to the Supreme Court.

But now the sad: remember Sixteen Candles? The Breakfast Club? Ferris Bueller's Day Off? John Hughes, the writer/director of those great 1980s teen comedies died today here in NYC. Apparently he was just walking down the street and died of a heart attack. He was 59. John Hughes' movies defined the 1980s and helped to liven up what was a very boring decade. He will be missed.


  1. "today she makes all New Yorkers proud."

    Sonia doesn't make me proud with her troubling property rights decisions. She believes in eminent domain for private gain. I guess I am not supposed to be concerned about that because she is a Hispanic female New Yorker?

  2. It's not a free country when your property can be taken from you and given to a developer and the justices that are supposed to make sure that laws written to protect you decide that they are going to reinterpret their meaning to allow the government to screw you.


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