“I Love New York”*

So, this is all I could think-of, upon hearing that Sonia Sotomayor will be confirmed tomorrow as a Supreme Court Justice. Anyplace that could create her, and make tomorrow possible, is great by me.

A close second was the song “Jim Dandy to the Rescue,” first recorded by LaVern Baker in the mid-1950s. I kept thinking: “Sonia tooooo the rescue.”

Third, I thought of the term: “A Bronx Cheer.” But,then, I looked-it-up, and found that it’s a term of derision yelled at Yankee Stadium.

But, today, I’m betting it’s not. I bet the Stadium, and the streets beyond, are just full of real-Bronx cheers (for Sonia).

Congratulations, Judge; this New-York-born-girl, albeit born in another borough, is just thrilled.

A great weekend to all.


*Written and composed by Steve Karmen.

**Sung by Lavern Baker, written by Lincoln Chase. The song was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and was ranked #343 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song was covered by southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas. (This information is from Wikipedia.)

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