Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I seldom check my blog statistics anymore, seeing as how every time I do, they trend down; but, the blog is 458 visits away from 40,000 visits, whatever Sitemeter means by visit.
The prize, if I can figure out who 40K is? Dinner if you're in town or are willing to visit Atlanta. Or a hearty thanks for hanging out here. I just hope the winner isn't someone doing a Google search for "rather than" or "The Federal Judge Song." Hot dog searches are always welcome.
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Monday, August 23, 2010
Short take on Mosque "insensitivity:"
I think it is insensitive to try to change the Constitution to kick brown babies out of the country. It's insensitive to roust people based on the color of their skin. It's insensitive to trick a dumb accused criminal into saying something incriminatory. It is insensitive and an affront to basic decency to pick and choose your adherence to constitutional rights.
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Friday, August 20, 2010
When the U.S. invaded Iraq over 7 years ago, the first ground unit was the 4th Stryker Brigade which moved from Kuwait to Baghdad. Yesterday, attempting symbolism and achieving irony, the brigade drove from Baghdad back to Kuwait as the last combat troops to leave Iraq.
The irony? I listened to an NPR piece this morning where the commander was briefing his troops on IED locations to look out for along the road they were taking, while brass were trumpeting the "success" of the combat phase now ending.
So, President Obama has now "kept" his campaign promise to have the "troops" out of Iraq this summer. The 50,000 remaining? "'Part of our mission will be to continue to train, coordinate, advise and assist' Iraqi forces" according to the general in charge. But a Marine captain said "'[c]ombat operations' is sort of a relative term.... I think some troops who remain after this date are going to see things that look kind of like combat."
At least Obama didn't swoop down on an aircraft carrier and and announce "mission accomplished."
Posted by Dave at 10:15 AM
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
- money or property left to someone by a will; bequest
- anything handed down from, or as from, an ancestor or predecessor
- a student applying or admitted to a college or university who is a relative of an alumnus
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Friday, August 13, 2010
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
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Monday, August 09, 2010
This isn’t really about law, stick with me and you’ll see.
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Thursday, August 05, 2010
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Wednesday, August 04, 2010
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Tuesday, August 03, 2010
First off, in the scheme of complaints, this isn't a big one.
And, I really do like you (though I don't like your independent "UPS Stores" which for the most part suck).
So don't take this the wrong way.
I got a UPS letter this morning. Came on time. The driver, not even the regular driver, knew who I was; and, as always, he was friendly.
But, he handed me the "brick" to sign my name. You know, the behemoth GPS wireless thing that weighs ten pounds (give or take) that I have to hold in one hand, with the envelope tucked under my elbow while I write an illegible version of my signature onto the scratched and discolored plastic. And speaking of plastic, how do you make plastic so heavy? Do you get it from the same people that made my parent's 1960's rotary dial phone? That was some plastic!
And, I know you're fond of brown, "Big Brown" and all, but really, dull is to good a word to describe it. Even the inventor of one color fits all, Henry Ford, finally gave in. Keep the uniforms and trucks and envelopes if you like; but, please, could you consider say a nice complementary "sand" color for the bricks?
(A hint: I hear tell that Steve Jobs is now in the plastic thing business - GPS, wireless, touch screen, all that stuff. And he doesn't kill a forest full of plastic trees to make them. Give him a call.)
Your friend and customer,
Posted by Dave at 3:48 PM