Columbus Day and Onward

Growing pains at Microsoft? Hmm.

A bit late of me to link, but I liked reading it – “The Has-Been” section on Slate discusses Democrats who have actual ideas and ideals and he links to Barack Obama’s interesting article, which was posted on the political liberal blog, Daily Kos. (Senator Obama’s article is also cross-posted on own blog on his official website). Such great writing, and Senator Obama makes great points. The Democratic Party has to stand for something, but can’t be raving idiots about it either.

Wallace and Gromit – the little clay characters’ movie studios had a bad fire. Poor guys. Even though their new movie’s doing great and had excellent reviews, their props were lost.

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as Grand Marshal of the NYC Columbus Day Parade. Seems like he enjoyed himself:

Nearly a half century after he marched in New York’s Columbus Day parade as a high school student, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia returned to his hometown Monday to lead marchers up Fifth Avenue as the procession’s grand marshal. [….]

Scalia, the first Italian-American to serve on the Supreme Court, marched in a brown suit and white sash and waved to the crowd while his wife, Maureen, followed in a gold Lamborghini.

Asked how the experience compared to his previous marches in the 1950s as a student at Xavier High School, in Manhattan, Scalia joked, “I’m older now.”

“It’s a terrific day. It’s been a nice walk,” he said.

CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo interviewed J. Scalia; check out the clip on CNBC. Personally, I think it’s a little odd he’s named Grand Marshal, when he’s been on the Court for 20 years. Why pick him now? (not that he’s a bad choice; I mean, Italian-Americans who have Significant Achievements are great picks for parades).

Back to work tomorrow; was so nice to have had a day off, even if the weather’s still dreary (drizzle, drizzle, drizzle).

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