Archive for September 14th, 2009
Returning from errands a while ago, I found Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) on C-SPAN speaking in the chamber on a resolution to teach the US Constitution to high school seniors.
Since I had Civics classes all through school, I heartily agree that this is a wonderful idea to re-install classes on government prior to an 18-year-old’s voting for the first time.
Rep. Gohmert said that many Americans cannot name the three branches of government, and I’ve read this somewhere recently myself – a result, I suspect, of taking Civics courses out of our public school system.
What made me chuckle was the lawmaker’s lament that more US citizens can name the Three Stooges than can name the three branches of government, so let me take the Civics test now:
Mo has to be the president of the Executive branch;
Larry must be the Judicial branch, SCOTUS;
which leaves crazy Curly as the Legislative branch, aka the US Congress.
Did I pass? Am I passing yet? Am I lying? And would you consider grading on the curve? ;p
Well, it sounds more ego-centered than usual, I guess, and it isn’t meant be – I’m actually quite shy and retiring in person, but having finally updated my About Jude page, I’m giving you a timely heads-up!
Also, if you’re interested in a brief post concerning today’s Sun Virgo-Moon Cancer as it relates to President Obama’s speech to Wall Street on the first anniversary of the failure of Lehman Brothers (he may be getting under way as I type just after noon edt), check out the feed in the sidebar column for Stars Over Washington, my Political Astrology blog since 2005. Or you may simply click this link.
Update 9.14.09: with The Jay Leno Show’s debut this evening in NBC’s 10 pm time slot, I’ve taken a brief look at the natal chart and transits of Jay Leno, if you’re curious.
Did you know that Jay Leno and President Obama share the same degree of Virgo for natal Mars?