Monday, June 30, 2014

Some Are More Equal

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.


troutbirder said...

Good plan. I'll follow it myself and hopefully Scalia won't turn up in a nightmare after I doze off later....:(

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

I often disagree with the court's rulings too and I think you've found an excellent plan.

Arkansas Patti said...

Great plan for those things we cannot change though we try to steer things at election time.
Me too on "As Time Goes By." I have watched the complete series twice and am on the third time now.
Love it.

Anonymous said...

I have pretty much stopped listening to the "news." It so often breaks my heart. This particular Supreme Court is on a path of destruction to things I hold quite dear. So, I look away. Wine definitely helps.

The Bug said...

I'm in hunker down mode until election day. Sigh.

Cheryl said...

I totally understand.......there is so much that infuriates me these days.

Enjoy your wine, the birds and Lucy.
It won't change much but at least everything is right in your little world :)

KB said...

The self-satisfied faces of those men filled me with rage too.

I like your plan. I love the Goldfinch photo.

Vicki Lane said...

I understand your frustration -- but I think it's important that we acknowledge our anger . . . and then move on. But never forget to vote...

Lise said...

This is a wonderful approach to handling such an unfortunate decision. I too, am filled with rage about it. Land of the free, home of the brave. Sometimes I wonder...