4. To no one's surprise, Elena Kagan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She will be the fourth female of a total of 112 Supreme Court justices since the beginning. As early as tomorrow, three of the nine will be women. The conservatives will still have a 5-4 advantage. To no inside Democrat's surprise, Katherine Leonard will not be approved by the Hawaii Senate today to replace Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Moon. Just simple local politics. All is not lost for Governor Linda Lingle, accept more of her face. She can still appoint one of the remaining five candidates from the list of the Judicial Selection Commission.
5. The $26 billion jobs bill will pass through Congress next week and be signed by President Obama.
The Kids are Alright, helped to further my understanding of what should be. Part of this, I guess, is that I've become so disenchanted with the strictures of religion that much they advocate with zeal I now seem to be against. Mind you, most of the morality principles are sound human traits, but issues such as abortion, cloning, evolution, gay marriage, women priests and the like just reveal the inability of churches to adjust to the times.
There are now two storms in the Pacific and three in the Atlantic. Tropical Storm Estelle is moving to a point south of Baha and will go west. The second one, just a disturbance, is further south and east. In the Atlantic, that weakened disturbance is suddenly Tropical Storm Colin at 45 MPH, but moving north and EAST, so no threat to the eastern seaboard. The other two are those I earlier mentioned as east of the Yucatan and north of South America heading west.