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Early Reverie Saturday June 7, 2008

Good morning, Netizens...

It is another blustery day outside the Virtual Ballroom this morning, and at this ungodly hour of the morning, shortly before 5:00 AM, there aren't a lot of people mingling at the Virtual Espresso Bar. Our virtual barrista this morning is proudly crowing about his latest coffee bean blend, “leapfrog syndrome”, so named because one sip of this delightfully, reverberant espresso bean suitably prepared and served at our candy-apple red espresso bar with chrome handles, will cause even Septuagenarians to leap over complex sentences without tripping over their thesaurus.

What is truly frightening is the character of this coffee bean blend is such that, despite the hour, I was able to write the former sentences in one sitting, all without using a grammar checker, but I am not a member of the Septuagenarian brigade quite yet.

Have you ever thought about The Supremes? No, I'm not referring to the song group of the 60's and beyond, I am talking about the members of the Supreme Court. For barristers, litigants and defendants, the Supreme Court is the last bastion of what passes for justice in the United States. While some citizens may feel that the Supreme Court justices are better at passing gas than dispensing justice, they are, after all, the last stop on the train that administers the appeals process of the justice system. If you get to their august headquarters and they decline to hear your case, you need to purchase the favor of a few members of the U.S. House and Senate to win your argument.

Spokesman-Review readers blog about news and issues in Spokane written by Dave Laird.