George Orwell's fantastic work Animal Farm contains one of my favorite quotes.
"All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
Today the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down yet another decision that corporations are people too. Oh, and they have more rights than you do. Today's ruling from the conservative right indicates that the corporations are even more equal than the rest of us.
If you are expecting a long rant from me, you are mistaken. There is so much wrong with today's decision that I won't even comment at all. Just looking at those faces above fills me with rage.
So I turn my attention to Mother Nature. I pet our dog and watch our birds. The Pileated Woodpecker has fledged and I might be able to get a photograph.
Goldfinch standing in the bird bath staring at me
I'm not even going to listen to "Newshour" tonight, even though I'm sure they will have my favorite SCOTUS commentator Marcia Coyle on to discuss today's rulings. Instead of the watching the news I will stream episodes of "As Time Goes By."
I will listen to my iPod while I do some knitting. And I will review the next selection for my book club. I liked it very much, by the way.
I will have a glass (or two) of wine. And I will breathe easy again.
For a while.