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Entries from December 2003

Let’s Get Jacko

December 31st, 2003 · 2 Comments

It’s becoming more and more difficult to sit on the sidelines and not believe that Michael Jackson is anything but the victim of an attempted high-tech lynching.

In the latest round, Santa Barbara’s Sheriff Anderson suggests that he’ll charge Jackson with a crime that doesn’t even exist.

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Tags: Law and Legal Issues

I tawt I herd a puddy tat

December 30th, 2003 · No Comments

Well, lunch is about over…I’m done cruisin’ the Internet for interesting and/or funny and/or odd and/or educational stuff. Normally, I don’t bother to comment on this type of thing, but I feel the urge to blog and I’ve no time for anything serious (until tonight)! And this particular post appealed to me because I was […]

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Tags: Humor

Oops!

December 30th, 2003 · 1 Comment

Well, I was thinking I’d finally found a fellow sufferer who could explain a few things to me… This is only the beginning of the fun, folks. It’s only Wednesday! Before the week is over, I will feel guilty about nothing, I will panic about nothing (and likely make myself sick over it) and I’ll […]

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Tags: Personal Life

Busy, Busy

December 30th, 2003 · No Comments

Seems like there’s soooooo much to do lately. Here I am on winter “break” from law school, but I feel like I’ve even less time to get things done now than I did when I had classes every night! Before school does restart, though, I want to figure out a way to restructure my blog […]

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Tags: Personal Life

Walgreen’s to Customers: “You need us more than we need you.”

December 27th, 2003 · No Comments

This, at least, is the message of Ms. Vollker — this is a guess at the spelling after she proudly told me her name when I objected to her message — of Walgreen’s store #4242 in Sun City, Nevada.

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Tags: Corporations

Where In The World Is Osama bin Laden?

December 27th, 2003 · No Comments

Apologies to Waldo. “The most important thing is for us to find Osama Bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him.” — So sayeth Preznit Dubya, on the 13th of September, 2001. *** *** *** “I don’t know where he is. I have no idea and […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

In Defense of Defense

December 26th, 2003 · No Comments

In 1936, a case of three “ignorant negros” who confessed to the murder of Raymond Stewart reached the Supreme Court of the United States. The facts of Brown v. Mississippi (1936) 297 U.S. 278 [56 S.Ct. 461] are grist for the mill of many a first- or second-year law school course on Criminal Procedure. Well, […]

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Tags: Law and Legal Issues

Rush Limbaugh & the Erosion of Civil Liberties

December 23rd, 2003 · 1 Comment

Don’t misunderstand me: I do not like Rush Limbaugh and I never have.

However, one has to wonder how the Constitution, or at least the Bill of Rights, can possibly retain any meaning if prosecutors are allowed to peruse people’s medical records “to see whether they suggest criminal conduct or not.”

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Tags: Law and Legal Issues

Catastrophe Schmatastrophe

December 22nd, 2003 · No Comments

We can’t let a little thing like decades of destruction caused by one small oil-leaking tanker stop us from building oil wells all throughout federal reserve lands!

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Tags: Oil & The Presidency

A Matter of Conscience

December 22nd, 2003 · 4 Comments

CBS News reports: Last week, the army convicted five new recruits on charges that they refused to serve in the military for political reasons. The five, who are to be sentenced Tuesday, could each receive as much as three years in jail. The story in which this quote appears mentions a growing resistance within the […]

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Tags: General Social Issues