Supreme Argument

Our niece-in-law Sarah Baumgartel brought a case to the Highest Court last year which was accepted to be heard. As Brett Kavanaugh awaits his fate in the wings for the 9th Supreme seat, Sarah will be center stage arguing her case before the current 8 Justices.

Wall Street Journal article.

October 2. Gundy v. United States – The question before the Supreme Court in Gundy is whether SORNA’s (Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act) delegation of authority to the U.S. Attorney General to retroactively impose the law’s registration requirements violates the nondelegation doctrine. This rarely invoked constitutional principle prohibits Congress from delegating away its lawmaking power without an adequate guiding principle to rein in the delegatee’s exercise of independent decision-making.

Well done and good luck, Sarah!

Unapologetic Polemicist

I do like to stir the pot. Jump into the fray with both feet. Love debating prevailing biases on the news of the day. Here of course on Side Trek. Also frequently comment on NY Times & Washington Post. Where I usually get labeled a Republican. Or worse. A Trump-sympathizer. Now I’ve added The Wall Street Journal to the list. Just got called a Democrat Woman yesterday. Of all things! Nobody knows what to do with my views. Family on both sides think I play for the other team. So to speak. That’s good. Keeps ’em all on their toes.

Rat Pack

Trump owned beauty pageants, hung out at the Playboy mansion. How is anyone surprised by his boorish behavior. It has always been thus. Men of a certain generation. Ring a ding ding. And such. Rat Pack. Rudy Giuliani. Newt Gingrich. Steve Bannon. Roger Ailes. Bill Clinton et al. Should be a spicy debate.

Trump Sandwich

Okay. 40 minutes into the Veep debate. Kaine is just creepy. Moderator is beyond incompetent and biased. Pence seems sincere. Even if he is defending a petulant adolescent for President. So. Here’s something to cheer us up. West Side Rag’s photo of a creative restaurant in the ‘hood. Enjoy.


Linguistic Kill Shots

Dilbert‘s Scott Adams again touts Trump’s linguistic skills. Calls him a Master Persuader. Today on CNN Adams predicted that he will win the Presidency in a landslide by one of the largest margins in history. By lobbing kill shots that stick. Cruz a nasty liar. Jeb low energy. Rubio sweaty. Etc. Donald’s ability to pick battles up front that can go either way yet victory can be claimed. For example, Trump tells Fox that he won’t debate if Megyn Kelly is the moderator. If she is not replaced, he walks and looks strong. If she is removed, he gets his way and looks strong. Same with the Pope. Who backed down?  Not Dilbert Trump.