Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Wednesday #currentmood

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen invitation to speak at Wake Forest University School of Law should be rescinded

Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen is scheduled to speak at Wake Forest University School of Law on Friday, November 8, 2019. Attorney General William Barr, Rosen, Trump, Stephen Miller, and others are responsible for immorally and unlawfully putting babies and children in cages at the southern border. Babies and children have been kidnapped from their parents, never to be seen again; in addition to being put in cages, they are raped and abused. The administration will not even release accurate numbers regarding how many babies and children are imprisoned. It is one of the most depraved policies in U.S. history. Rosen speaking at Wake Forest is tantamount to condoning such immorality and lawlessness.
I graduated from law school at Wake Forest about fifteen years ago, and over the years I have seen many speakers from Justice Ginsberg, to John Grisham, to Justice Thomas. While I understand the importance of balancing viewpoints, all of that changed in November 2016 when Donald Trump was elected. Humanity gave way to inhumanity.
Rosen is part of a Justice Department that cares little for the rule of law, and it appears, given the actions of Bill Barr and other henchmen for injustice, is complicit in (at a minimum) “treason light.” The impeachment proceedings have certainly uncovered evidence of treason and other crimes, which lead to Trump and the Justice Department.
Reams of paper can be filled chronicling the misdeeds and illegal activity of this administration, but the greatest crime (sin) lies in its lack of humanity. Its constant devaluation of human beings, many of whom are minorities, leaves a stain on our national ethos.
Inhumanity is the cornerstone of this administration. Wake Forest’s motto is “pro humanitate” (for the good of humanity). Having Rosen speak at the law school renders this motto meaningless.
Therefore, I urge anyone who cares about these things to contact Dean Jean Aiken and ask the invitation to Jeffrey Rosen be rescinded

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Congrats to the Nationals for booing and winning the World Series #HappyHalloween

What could possibly be more American than booing at a baseball game? Booing a corrupt shyster of a president (who happens to be a traitor and lap poodle to the Russians) is even better. Bravo Nationals fans for the booing and for winning the World Series. I felt an outburst of patriotic pride when the fans booed Donald Trump to his face. What a moment. If baseball is supposed to reflect America, then this showed Americans are weary of this tyrant.

The baseball gods also appeared to reward the Nationals because they won two in a row on the road after losing three in a row. Perhaps doing the right thing paves the way to absolute victory.

Happy Halloween to all, and keep booing. It's good for the soul.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Avoid the witches and pigs #inktober2019

You can't avoid all unpleasantness in life, but I've learned to avoid the witches and the pigs. It works. It is the path to happiness.

Monday, October 21, 2019

People are reading fewer books these days--that's a problem #amreading

This is my observation, and it could be wrong. I do see less people carrying books than I used to. That could be because I am not around academic environments as much or it could be because people are reading their devices more. Maybe they are reading books on their devices. I'm not sure.

Borders closed over a decade ago. Great bookstore.

Barnes & Noble faces more and more financial challenges and will likely fail in the next few years.

Independent book stores are on the rise, but for how long? Used bookstores appear to be on the rise, too.

Maybe everything is shifting toward Amazon. Perhaps that will encourage more people to read because of the ease in purchasing books. But browsing in bookstores in person will be over or greatly curtailed. That's how I've found some of my favorite books.

Or online retailers will kill bookstores altogether, and we will see a sharp reading decline. Hopefully not.

I should also mention libraries are being shut down and defunded. That's probably because someone in government doesn't want you to read. Ideas are dangerous so some.

Regardless, books are having a harder time. This isn't a coincidence, but I will leave it up to you to draw your own conclusions as to why.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

#Ukraine simplified #UkraineTranscripts #Impeachment #ImpeachNow

The news cycle churns like a hurricane ravaged sea. Information courses through all mediums of expression, but the situation here can be simplified. Almost all you need to know about what's going on in the Trump-Ukraine-impeachment inquiry situation is contained in an altered and incomplete transcript Trump released. It is very damning. See below:

This transcript shows 1) Trump asked a foreign government for aid in an election (getting dirt on Biden's son), which is a crime; and 2) he threatened to withhold military aid to the Ukraine in its effort to fight Russia (and he did withhold military aid), which is also a crime.

Both of these crimes are enough to easily impeach and convict Trump, but I doubt the Republicans in the Senate will convict. This is just the start. All of this looks horrible for Trump, far worse than I thought it would be far earlier than I thought it would happen.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Bob the Unicorn Returns #pencildrawing #lawyerslife

Bob the Unicorn has been away for awhile in another dimension, and he's determined that place is no better than this place. So he's back.

One day he strives to exist somewhere beyond notebook paper, but he will take a less than stellar existence over no existence at all.