Today we are going to Muse about several things. If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.
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This and That
Well Thanksgiving has just passed. In fact, last night we were with friends enjoying “left overs”. It seems the holidays are coming to us faster each year. Probably a function of age.
So, today I am musing about this and that, sort of a stream of consciousness.
The other night we went to see the remake of A Star is Born with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Their music is stunning and an artistic accomplishment. However, I have never responded to rock concerts and music so loud it renders you nearly deaf. I was the wrong audience for this film. I found it slow and depressing. For me it was a downer.
After the movie we went to Blue Martini in CitiPlace (West Palm Beach, FL). During Happy Hour, in addition to drinks, they have half priced small plates such as pepperoni pizza flat bread, beef tenderloin, shrimp cocktails and more. It is one of the best deals I know of in town and the people watching cannot be matched.
When we got home we were looking for something of interest on the television. What we found were talking heads and crime shows. We have had enough of that.
Then we saw that the National dog Show was underway. Well OK, that was the thing to watch. It was interesting and not demanding. Teddy, our Norfolk Terrier loved it.
If this was a video you would see his tail going non-stop.
As an aside, Teddy’s other favorite program is Masterpiece Theater’s The Durrells of Corfu
I have mulled over something for some time.
President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the seat on the Supreme Court created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The nomination went nowhere.
The New York Times reported “Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, appeared on the Senate floor shortly after the president’s remarks to declare an end to Judge Garland’s nomination, no matter his qualifications. In case there was any doubt, Mr. McConnell later called Judge Garland personally to say he would not be receiving him in his Capitol office, nor taking any action on his nomination.”
We all know what happened after that.
That was raw politics. But that is not the issue. It goes deeper than that, I think.
Imagine in the future one party being in control and doing the same. And the court is down to eight. And then a justice dies or retires. And the party in control does the same again. The court is now down to seven. Unlikely as is seems, it is theoretically possible that over time with deaths and retirements and no confirmations the Supreme Court would have no sitting justices. There would be no Supreme Court.
It seems one could make the argument that the Supreme Court exists at the pleasure of the Senate. I do not think that was the intention of the men who created the Constitution. It is a potential crisis.
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