Friday, June 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
For 40 years, the government has been observing the mirrors that were placed on the moon during this period, but alas the government has decided that the cost of the laser ranging (about $125,000 a year) is more than the science produced is worth.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Some photos that Aesop would have taken credit for, if he had a camera.
A photo that nobody would want to take credit for.
An essay that I really, really, really think isn't funny.
An exhibition that I'm too busy to go see.
An exhibition that's well worth running the gauntlet of the Frick's rude staff.
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced today that he has asked several companies -- packaging, beverage and food manufacturers -- to provide details about an apparent campaign to use fear tactics, political manipulation and misleading marketing to fight regulation of bisphenol A (BPA).
The Attorney General is supposed to uphold the laws of the State, so I suppose that now Mr. Blumenthal thinks that publicly disagreeing with him is unlawful. And if part of whatever suit he brings is that the manufacturers are using "fear tactics" and "political manipulation", is he going to call himself as an expert witness?
(hat tip to Walter Olson.)
Thursday, June 18, 2009
There are vocal qualities peculiar to men; and vocal qualities peculiar to beasts; and it is terrible to hear the one when the source should yield the other.
- Call of Cthulhu
trial by jury is a hallowed principle of the administration of criminal justice. It is properly identified as a right, available to be exercised by a defendant unless and until the right is amended or circumscribed by express legislation.
If a "right" that is available until amended or circumscribed strikes you as oxymoronic, well, that's what you get if you have a living constitution instead of a written one that's taken seriously.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Kim Jong Il is Illin'!The second was being worn by a teenager in Norwalk:
OK, so I took the road less travelled. Now where am I?
Friday, June 12, 2009
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Lawyer Reprimanded for Alleged 'Cut You Up' Remark to Adversary's Client(Via Overlawyered. The discipline, by the way, seems to have consisted of a written reprimand.)
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday disciplined a lawyer who allegedly told an opposing party, "I'm going to cut you up into bits and pieces, put you into a box and send you to India and your parents won't recognize you."
Friday, June 05, 2009
Shortly before 5:30 Sunday evening, Clemons, formerly Georgette Fogary, had just been married to Charles Clemons and was being driven from Testo's restaurant where the reception was held when she spotted smoke coming from the Eitelberg's home.What a way to begin a life together. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Clemons!
Hanifah Bost, who was driving the car, said Clemons suddenly yelled, "Stop the car, stop the car."
"There was smoke coming from this house and as soon as I stopped the car, Georgette got out in her wedding dress and ran toward the front door." She said Clemons ran through the smoke into the house and she ran after her.
"I don't know what she was thinking, she had just got married," Bost said.
Monday, June 01, 2009
It is not every 31-year-old who, in a first government job, finds himself dismantling General Motors and rewriting the rules of American capitalism.
But that, in short, is the job description for Brian Deese, a not-quite graduate of Yale Law School who had never set foot in an automotive assembly plant until he took on his nearly unseen role in remaking the American automotive industry
David Bernstein's observation:
It's funny, but just the other day I was telling my wife that I hope the automobile industry's future ... is in the hands of early 30-something political operatives working on law degrees from Yale who have no formal background in business, economics, engineering, or marketing.
“I was doing my job and being a citizen,” the 32-year-old deliveryman said. “Plus, I got $13 off the delivery. That’s not bad for a half an hour.”