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10:53 pm EDT        42°F (6°C) in Triadelphia, WV

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Jeez, I’ve missed a ton of shit that has been in the news lately here on this site. There has been the withdrawal of Dumbya’s latest Supreme Court nominee, Harriet Miers, as well as the unjust escaping of the scales of justice by the true brain in the White House. At least we managed to get an indictment for Mr. “Go Fuck Yourself”’s chief of staff, I. Lewis (“Scooter”) Libby, in the Plamegate scandal, although you know Karl Rove had to be in on it as well.

It’s funny how “perjury” in the form of lying about a blow job is a matter serious enough to warrant impeachment, yet perjury in a form that puts our national security at risk is a mere “technicality,” isn’t it? At least if you believe that whore from Texas, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, that seems to be the case. The other big GOP talking point that Rove has been sending out to Insannity, OxyContin Limpbutt, O’Lie-lly, “Savage” Weiner, and all the other sycophants, has been to refer to the well-deserved attention to all of these crimes committed by Republicans as “the criminalization of politics,” as an attempt to spin this like it is the Democrats’ fault. If you believe that, I have some oceanfront property in Kansas, a bridge in Brooklyn, and a DVD rewinder to sell to you.

I got all the necessary work done on my truck last night at the company shop in Pennsylvania. Aside from the usual stuff like changing the oil, greasing the lube points all around, and so forth, they also found one shock absorber that was no good and replaced it, and I managed to talk them into a new mattress for the sleeper. The old one had several bent and/or permanently sagged springs right down the middle, so this new one is light-years better than the one it replaced. The truck should now be in tip-top shape for my current trip to downstate Illinois.

Speaking of Illinois, specifically about a certain Big Ten university located in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, the Michigan football team extended its winning streak to three games with a 33-17 triumph over Northwestern. As usual, it was the defense that carried the day while the offense struggled in the red zone against the nation’s worst defensive unit. Even if the Wolverines run the table, their chances of a Big Ten championship are still very slim, but they at least did what they had to do tonight by knocking the Wildcats out of the ranks of one-loss teams in the conference. (It would take Wisconsin losses to both Penn State and Iowa and a Penn State loss to Michigan State, in addition to winning out, for Michigan to win the Big Ten.)

Back to politics for a bit. Honestly, I’m not quite sure what to make of the aforementioned withdrawal of Harriet Miers from a nomination to the Supreme Court. I almost got the feeling that Miers would rule in favor of equality and justice in cases relating to freedom to exercise dominion over one’s body and the rights of sexual minorities, and was really just being put up by Dumbya because either (a) he didn’t know any better than to put somebody with no judicial experience on the Court, or (b) he was trying to put his consigliere on the Court in order to shield himself from criminal liability for the “war” for Iraqi oil.

Of course, the Wacko Satanic Anti-American Righties saw the same thing — that Miers was going to oppose their destructive, oppressive theocratic agenda — and really began to foam at the mouth earlier this week, demanding that Dumbya pull the nomination. To quote Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California), “This wasn’t about documents, this was about Dobson.” This whole charade has given us yet more proof that the Wacko Satanic Anti-American Righties are firmly in control of the Republican Party, and will use any means necessary to maintain that control — even if it (hopefully) results in the eventual collapse of the GOP.

I almost have to wonder if Dumbya’s next nominee won’t be exactly what the Wacko Satanic Anti-American Righties want: a theocrat who will vote to overturn every landmark ruling of the 20th Century, and probably even try to undo Marbury v. Madison in order to remove the obstacle that the federal courts represent to their swift imposition of a “fundamentalist ‘Christian’” republic. I pray that Senate Democrats will find the testicles and spines necessary to prevent this country from becoming the Saudi Arabia of the Western Hemisphere, but I’m not holding my breath on that, either.

Aight yo, it be time to get my ass back to my crib, yo. </ebonics> Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour tonight, unless you live in Arizona, Hawaii, or most of Indiana.