Monday, February 6, 2017


A federal judge (or so he's called ;-) ) in Seattle - James Robart, a judge appointed by noted liberal George Walker Bush - blocked Trump's executive order banning people from seven Middle Eastern countries and refugees from Syria in particular from entering the country.  Wow, it was temporary! :-D
The administration tried to get the stay on the order overturned on appeal, but another judge sided with Robart.  It could go to the Supreme Court now, given all of the efforts for and against the order churning in the system.  Theoretically, by the time it reaches that court, it could be after the ban was set to have expired.  Needless to say, this only underscores why the Democrats - and whatever party replaces them after the 2018 midterms (the Dems are headed for Whig-like extinction, remember) -will be hell-bent on stopping Neil Gorsuch or anyone else Trump appoints for Antonin Scalia's Supreme Court seat for the next four years.  
Meanwhile, people from the affected countries are coming to America again. It looks like Trump may not win this battle.  But the war has only begun.
And am I upset that Trump's favorite football team has won the Super Bowl?  No, because I'm not a football fan.  If I were, though, I'd be even more upset that a rock and roll band - a real rock and roll band, not a light-rock ensemble like Coldplay - can't get a Super Bowl halftime gig anymore because the NFL has decided instead to book dance-pop divas for them from now until the end of time (which, thanks to Trump, could arrive before the next Super Bowl).

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