June 21, 2009

June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Welcome to another day in my life. I hope you had a safe and great weekend.

Today is Sunday and Father's Day so wishing a great Father's Day to my Dad and all the other dads out there! My dad has always been there for me and one of my heroes! So I just wanted to take a moment and thank him for all he has done over the years. That's Dad in the picture with me today.

It was a scorcher in north Florida with highs near 100 and humiditure near 110. Welcome to Florida in the summertime which mainly means stifling heat and humidity. As soon as I walk outside, I start sweating. So needless to say, I wear as little clothing as possible during our long and very hot summers.

Speaking of hot water did you hear about Senator Corker from Tennessee blowing off his meeting with Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor?

Well the story is he blew off the meeting because she was slowed by temporary disability.

Last Thursday, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) was scheduled to meet with Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Yet when Sotomayor was delayed because of her recent injury, Corker decided that he had more important things to do than to wait around for a potential lifetime appointee who is temporarily disabled:

Senator Bob Corker blew off his meeting with Sonia Sotomayor last week. Hobbling along with her leg in a cast, she was 10 minutes late and he said he did not feel like waiting. “I decided to proceed on to the next meeting,” he told a Tennessee Press Association breakfast in Chattanooga.

Despite the fact that Senate conservatives had repeatedly vowed to give Sotomayor a fair and respectful process that gives her a fair opportunity to provide full and complete answers to any questions about her record, Corker is now the second GOP senator to refuse to meet with Judge Sotomayor.

Last week, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) also blew off his meeting with Sotomayor and announced that he made up his mind vote against her nomination in 1998 — eleven years before she was actually nominated.

Corker appears to be the first senator to refuse to deal with Sotomayor’s temporary disability. Most others have been quite accommodating. When Sotomayor met with the Louisiana delegation, for example, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) offered to sign Sotomayor’s cast. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) offered the judge a bag of ice and a pillow to ease her broken ankle. Vitter told Sotomayor, “I hope you all note that some Republicans are empathetic, too.” Not all Republicans, apparently.

Just goes to show me that with a majority of Republicans, all they want to do is cause more problems for the country instead of being part of the solution.

Still sick and staying close to home so there is not a lot to mention on the home front.

Hope you have a safe and great week. Wishing you health, hope and happiness.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab