Pollen levels are simply through the roof around here. According to the pollen index, they are near pegged at high. According to the thin layer of film on my windows that has appeared in the last few days, I would have to think the index is accurate.
Speaking of crap floating around in the air, the most depressing thing about the blank slate folks like Elena Kagan is that she is obviously very smart, but has to be careful what she says lest she be punished for her thoughts. Meanwhile, deeply stupid people like Mike Pence, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Michelle Bachman, Joe the Plumber, and so on, are unfettered by similar restraints and in fact rewarded for their idiocy, often with great sums of wealth and power and status well beyond what they deserve. As such, the smart people are quiet, and the morons run around polluting our discourse.