Freedom is the distance between Church and State
- Left Coast, California,
- February 28
MY RECENT POSTS
- Pope Francis Knuckles Under to
October 24, 2014 11:50PM
- Has Open Salon Been Abandoned
by The Editors?
September 29, 2014 03:13PM
- 'Asian' identity politics
'backlash' invites blowback.
March 27, 2014 03:48AM
- California: Where 'Asian' is
the New White?
March 15, 2014 04:56AM
- Hawaii Marriage & Jo Jordan:
'Religion Poisons Everything.'
December 24, 2013 01:57AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Perhaps your generation
is showing. How do you define
December 12, 2014 04:12PM
Kierkegaard Shmirkegaard. One
might as well
take a lazy
November 29, 2014 05:25PM
- “And, all that said,
Cosby can only speak through
who order him to
November 27, 2014 06:32PM
- “@ rw005g. Come on. As a
lawyer you surely know that at
Law, and under
November 27, 2014 06:06PM
- “First, as an evidentiary
matter, silence is an
any event to
November 27, 2014 05:58PM
Francois Arouet's Links
- MY LINKS
"I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate, exotic fruit. Touch it, and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in [America] at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did i… Read full post »
“Studying inequality in America ,” Paul Buchheit writes, “reveals some facts that are truly hard to believe. Amidst all the absurdity a few stand out.
“1. U.S. companies in total pay a smaller percentage of taxes than the lowest-income 20% of Americans.
“2.… Read full post »
Today Jeff Weiner of the Orlando Sentinel reported,
"..The judge who revoked George Zimmerman's bond did so after he determined that it was "apparent" that Zimmerman's wife had lied under oath, and clear that Zimmerman "does not properly respect the law." ... Prosecutors alleged that Zimmerm… Read full post »
I was a bit miffed by the spin of the National Black Justice Coalition that a friend just forwarded to me. “The [N.A.C.C.P.’s] board of directors voted to support the freedom to marry as a continuation of its commitment to equal protection under the law ... The NBJC commends the NAACP… Read full post »
(Revised)Despite the suggestive media spin to the contrary I think it’s looking worse for George Zimmerman.
What does the newly released evidence suggest? First of all, if the defense even tries to toss-over the yellow journalists’ character evidence as to the days-old residue of THC in… Read full post »
"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
Every day the bumper-sticker slogan-swallowers gobble up whatever propaganda the Tom Sawyers dish out to white-wash any President’s fence I understand, more and more, Lily Tomlin&rsquo… Read full post »
This is a follow up to commentary and email in response to Obama on Marriage Equality: Eight years behind Dick Cheney!Cultural historian Morris Berman, who makes Michael Moore seem like a rah-rah American cheerleader, is not one of my favorite writers partly because, like the-sky-is-fallin… Read full post »
When President Obama sent me an email asking for yet more money immediately after announcing his ‘evolution’ on ‘marriage equally’ (the money grubbers couldn’t wait a New York minute) all I wanted to know was, Why should I give him money for saying no more than Di… Read full post »
When it comes to marriage equality the term “evolving” is self-serving ketman and the Orwellian doublespeak / newspeak every Liberal politician has tossed over when they know the right thing to do but lack the courage to do it. The reason they lack the courage is their fear that unequivoc… Read full post »
Why is it that, to press their own agendas, people are so quick to strip Trayvon Martin of his very best defense? What bitter irony!
The thing wrong with most of this 'debate' is that most people totally miss the forest for the trees. The problem is not… Read full post »
Okay, ill try this again since so few people seem to get the obvious.At common law we all have the right to self-defense. But there has always been an unfair limitation on the exercise of that right. Sound public policy is always on the side of preserving life instead… Read full post »
REVISED: If you read this article before April 11, 2012, you may want to read it again as it has been edited to resolve some lack of clarity in the original.Most readers know the salient facts: On February 26, 2012, while returning from an errand to a local convenience… Read full post »
In a scathing New York Times op-ed, Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith announced that he was quitting his job after 12 years. You see, he only recently realized that the investment bank had lost its “spirit of humanity.” Ah yes, Goldman Sachs and the "spirit of humanity." This is… Read full post »
A misty mystical silver grey rainy twilight in belov’d Bagdad by the Bay. The sidewalks a carpet of cherry and plum blossom. Cala lilies bloom everywhere. I’d went down the hill to return a stack of overdue books and pick up some items on reserve. Forgot my umbrella. Hungry… Read full post »
It’s often hard to tell responsible journalism from bald propaganda; but some can argue this is no longer a distinction with any real difference. Nowhere is this more true than in the area of law.
“Kudos to Apple, for undoubtedly putting pr… Read full post »
Sadly she was also one of the most savaged. Seeing the way the fans and paparazzi descended… Read full post »
No, I’m not kidding. As Jewish leaders decry the Mormon baptism of Simon Wiesenthal's relatives, how does Mitt Romney feel about the practice? When asked by Newsweek in 2007 if he has done baptisms for the dead (in which Mormons find the names of dead people of all faiths and… Read full post »
It may well be that som… Read full post »