By jaredmoshe | Jared Moshé's Blog July 1, 2005 at 10:34AM


Blogging from a cribbed connection on a day without internet. With a fourth of July weekend being poised to be hit by an alien invasion, I was going to write about the last time that happened - 9 years past Independence Day took the box office by storm - and the two lasting effects of said invasion: Will Smith's cemented career as an action star and the birth of the really really annoying hollywood marketing technique of turning titles in initials (does ID4 actually make sense to anybody???)

But there is another invasion on the horizon that warrants this blog - the conservative invasion of the supreme court (no, I'm not a paranoid liberal). This Justice O'Connor resignation has thrown me for a loop - look Rehnquist would have been bad, but a conservative for a conservative is a substitution, but this... this could be the key justice in the conservative takeover of the supreme court, of which the end of Roe v. Wade would just be the beginning.

Don't believe me? Look at this short list of successors. It almost makes a torture defender look good.

Nervous as hell and feeling powerless? Daily Kos has a list of things you can do now.

Not worried because you think Bush is going to choose a compromise candidate? Atrios points out that conservative groups has set aside 18 Mil in warfunds for the coming conflict (Imagine you got an 18 mil P&A committment for your project).

Rant's over. Maybe next week we will return to my inane normal and unimportant and rather boring chatter.

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