Did anyone else think it was so totally ridiculous that Senator McCain, in sound bites yesterday, opined that the Supreme Court decision holding the death penalty for those who rape children who survived the experience was unconstitutional was an argument for electing him because we could only expect the appointment of more liberal justices if that oh-so-liberal Senator Obama were elected? Perhaps someone should remind the good Senator that most of the members of this court were appointed by good Republican Presidents. It is also interesting that the press spent less time on this sound bite than on General Clark's sound bite (see above) of a couple of days before.
On an entirely unrelated note--we are still waiting for our tomatoes. The first ones had blossom end rot and I discarded them. Luckily I found out that the problem was probably due to the very chilly night we had shortly after the plant bloomed coupled with letting it get too dry. I haven't seen any problems with the later fruits. We think we might get a couple of larger pots next year and only plant two. We will use the smaller pots for something else--peppers perhaps.