Oh, where to start…

So we all took a break from the blog to celebrate Thanksgiving (or basically wander off and do Other Stuff), and now we’re back. While we were apart, a recount in Wisconsin was started, and the Clinton campaign will participate.. Fidel Castro died. So did Mrs. Brady. And Det. Harris¬†(and thanks, Leftover, for the reminder). …

Oh, irony! Thy name is Bosnia.

The Guardian has an interesting story outta Missouri (saLUTE!) about how Bosnian immigrants might turn that swing state blue. As with so many immigrant groups, some of the rhetoric that has passed for conversation during this election has moved people to register to vote — some for the first time.

Here’s one way to push back from insane state cuts

Jay Nixon has been ordered to defend a case, as an attorney, after he continued to slash the public defender’s office budget. What else should one do when an office is so overworked¬†and so understaffed? And this is not just the situation in Missouri.

Two cars, 11 people, 2,925 miles. And we’re still talking.

When my son suggested we all take a road trip out to Iowa to attend my niece’s wedding, I thought he was crazy. He has seven kids. I like my quiet. Not everyone likes long car rides and I don’t like to be in close quarters with people who don’t. But flying all of us …

And — just like that — he’s 32

This little sandy-haired guy — father of seven, recent law school graduate, hard-headed son of a…oh, wait. Never mind that last part — is turning 32 today. He was a much-loved and much-wanted baby who taught me everything I needed to know about unconditional love. This photo was taken on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, at his …

So here’s Candidate Drumpf’s list of Supreme Court justice possiblities

They’re white. Every last one of them. Are you surprised? Evidently, Trump’s bypassed the Grade-A conservative-types. Here’s a little more about Judge Raymond Gruender, of Missouri. Here’s a little bit on one of his other choices, William Pryor, who would jail LGBT people for having sex in their homes, according to this.