Greetings, my fellow port swillers!

Ol’ Robbo is not quite ready to set his hair on fire and start running about screaming over the idea of Notre Dame Cathedral being fitted out with a green or glass roof, or being turned into some kind of generic “worship center”.  So far as I understand it, people are just spit-balling at this point and the MSM is feasting on click-bait.  The actual decision will take years and probably will be made by people not currently in the position to do so.  (IOW, I hope that punk Macron is long gone by then.)

Of course, Ol’ Robbo favors an exact reconstruction of the original (although I can do without the spire), but you probably guessed that already.

UPDATE:  A friend of the decanter asks, “Tom, what do you have to say about the Abortion Wars hotting up again this week?” Not much, really, as I figure I’d probably just be preaching to the choir here.  I am and always have been Pro-Life.  So are the Gels.  That’s that.

And while I’m updating, I’ll also say I really don’t know much yet about that Charles County, Murrland public school forced recitation of the Islamic conversion creed now possibly heading to the Supremes.  It seems outrageous on the surface, at least, although I’m rather inclined to agree with the same instructor’s alleged remark that, “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian.” (I’m looking at you, C&E Crowd!)  But as I say, I haven’t dug into the facts much, nor into the Fourth Circuit’s reasoning for siding with the school.  (In fact, I don’t even remember that ruling coming out.)  Ol’ Robbo has no problem with a public school teaching about a major religion, but forcing a kid to practice it (or even pretend to) seems to me to go way over the line.  OTOH, having been involved in litigation that’s made its way into the press myself, I know just how distorted a story can get.