While I have been enjoying my family for the week in Martha’s Vineyard (summary: Max is adorable, Nox is the best dog in the world, and my kids made great spouse decisions), the awful and ugly truth about elections having consequences reared it’s Supremely non-judicial head in the form of a late night “shadow” decision made possible by justices appointed by the orange turd. To wit, in a 5-4 decision, our Supreme A-hole justices decided to let stand a flagrant violation of precedent that essentially, at least temporarily, annihilates a women’s control over her own body and makes it virtually impossible to get an abortion in the never great state of Texas. As far as I know, there are no mountains in Texas (other than the state’s collective ego), but this is one extremely slippery slope that could lead to every other conservative state “slip-sliding away” into a legal rights-denying abyss and handing over control of our rights to vigilantes.
So, I would normally be teeing up a bunch of stories related to Rosh Hashanah and yom Kippur, and including a few vacation pictures, but that will have to wait. Instead, I am imploring you all to read yesterday’s offering from Heather Cox Richardson, linked here for your convenience Link to Heather Cox Richardson. There is no weekly update from The Forward this week, so you will need to get through the day without my smarmy commentary.
And now, off to the kayak. But hey, please be careful out there!