two for the show
LULAC wins. Kindof. At least Laredo will get a representative for their district. In Austin, we're still stuck with the pizza-pie division that puts me in a district that reaches the Valley, and my best friend in a district that goes to Houston. And apparently Craddick is still free to redraw the map lines whenever DeLay says. (Gag, could another special be headed our way? Surely they'll wait until after failing to re-redistrict in the regular session...)
What I find really interesting about this case is who sided with the majority. You won't see Roberts, Alito, and Ginsberg on the same side of a case very often.
And the flag amendment failed, so we can put that issue to rest along with gay marriage until the next midterm election year. It's almost like I'm getting cynical.
And a salute to the Eisenhower interstate system, which turns 50 today. Haven driven about 2500 miles of it in the last 2 weeks, I am grateful for the fast lane. I also think that trucks should not be allowed to drive in construction zones in daylight hours.