Still stumbling along on a piece arguing for an "isolationist"--with an asterisk--foreign policy. Things keep getting the way. The Diplowife has headed off to Spain, again, to deal with yet another death in the family. I am with the dogs in Wilmington, NC, my favorite town.
In the last few weeks, I have purchased a variety of new handguns, and finally made it to the range to test one. It comes from a relatively new company, at least new for me, based in Illinois called Devil Dog Arms. I bought their DDA 1911, five inch, chambered in .45ACP. I have written them congratulating DDA on making a superb gun--got a very nice message back. I went straight from the store to the range, and proceeded to put nearly 250 rounds of hollow point through the beast. No problems at all, and with an amazing accuracy. It's a bit heavy for EDC, but what a great in the car or home protection gun. Check it out-- I get nothing from them, BTW.
Anyhow, I have watched off-and-on the Senate hearings for Supreme Court Justice-nominee Judge Kitanji Brown Jackson. The hearings are interesting, but whether they will dissuade her Dem fan boys and Mitt Romney from voting for her, kinda doubt it. She, clearly, is not qualified to sit on the Supreme Court. An obvious Affirmative Action pick; per the "president's" own words, she got selected because of her skin color and her, I guess, "assigned" sex, although she doesn't know how to define "woman."
She's just a typical mentally cluttered, lefty loon, who lives a life of great privilege, married to a wealthy white surgeon, by the way, grifting her way forward thanks to her skin color and genitalia, which make her a member of an "oppressed" class deserving special considerations. Yawn . . .
Her explanations on her lax sentencing of sexual criminals make no sense. The judge doesn't seem to mind child abuse. Actually, one of my sons, a lot smarter than I, noted that the real issue consists of protection of gay crimes against children. As he points out, we get constantly told that pedophiles are not gay. Well, if you look at her cases, including one in which she apologized to the convicted felon, they are males abusing young boys or possessing films and pictures of such abuse. Got to protect that narrative.