Oh, and regarding our soon-to-be pilloried "activist judge", thanks to Shakespeare's Sister we find Judge Richard Kramer is a Catholic Republican appointed to the bench by a former GOP governor.
My hat's off to you, Judge. A reasonable man, preserving the civil rights of people he may not personally agree with or approve of. I'd give my left nut for this guy to be AG instead of that corporate lawyer Gonzalez.
Also, added to the links: MyDD, way overdue, the blogfather of many of the blogs I read. And Mouse Words, who not only runs her own spiffy blog but now is installed at the super-high circulation Pandagon. Amanda is both insightful and funny.