Deal of the Century
Can you believe this only cost $100 bucks?
Neither can I.
"Run by a gun zealot who's too blinded by the NRA" - Sam Penney of RaisingKaine.com
Can you believe this only cost $100 bucks?
The New York Times has an excellent article today - in the travel section no less - on Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch.
After 40 years of stardom, Jorma Kaukonen, a founder of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, has turned to teaching. In 1998, he opened Fur Peace Ranch ("It's a fur piece from anywhere," as the locals say) with his wife and manager, Vanessa Lillian. Nestled in the Appalachian foothills of Pomeroy, Ohio, it is an hour-and-a-half drive south of Columbus. From March through November, guitar buffs from as far away as Hong Kong descend on its 119 acres, hoping that in four days Kaukonen can impart a little magic before they perform in the weekly Sunday workshop.
Mostly middle-aged men - computer specialists, contractors and airline pilots who can now afford the $4,000 Gibsons and Martins that they often hide from their wives - they are serious and as unassuming as the backwoods music itself. If a newcomer falls behind on a thumb-contorting G7 chord, the better players, some of whom can match Kaukonen's licks, will stop their own practice to help.
The bearded Kaukonen, with his tiger tattoos and biker's heft, turns out to be warm and funny. Where lesser talents might desperately peddle their latest reunion tour, he remains upbeat despite the lack of commercial interest in the blues. ³People who love this kind of music are everywhere,² he tells the class. ³It's just that none of us looks good in Spandex, so you don't see us in music videos.² Gorging on pork loin in lemon butter and the house specialty, hot tuna, doesn't help.
Lyrics by Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady
Music inspired by the Rev. Gary Davis
Well, nickel is a nickel, I said, dime is a dime
I need a new gal, she won't mind
Tell me how long do I have to wait?
Can I get you now, I said, must I hesitate?
The eagle on the dollar says "in God we trust"
You say you want a man
You wanna see that dollar first
Tell me how long do I have to wait?
Can I get you now, I said, must I hesitate?
Well, If the river was whiskey, said, I was a duck
You know I'd swim to the bottom
Lord, and never come up
Tell me how long
Well, rocks in the ocean, said, fish in the sea
Knows you mean the world to me
Tell me how long do I have to wait?
Can I get you now, Lord, must I hesitate?
Well, the hesitation stalker's got them hesitation shoes
You know, Lord, I got them hesitation blues
Tell me how long do I have to wait?
Can I get you now, Lord, must I hesitate?
Said, can I get you now, how long must I hesitate?
I am still not blogging, but thought this post - on Heads attempt to escape Rita - is worthy of preserving for posterity. I know I am going to re-evaluate our bug out plans, I suggest you do as well.
Some people still reel back in horror as I continue to call most mainstream Democrats communists or simply communist sympathisers.
I just sent a copy of this off to the New York Times.
Waters were receding across this flood-beaten city today as police officers began confiscating weapons, including legally registered firearms, from civilians in preparation for a mass forced evacuation of the residents still living here.
No civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to carry pistols, shotguns or other firearms, said P. Edwin Compass III, the superintendent of police. "Only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons," he said.
2. P. Edwin Compass, III acknowledges that no authority has been delegated to him by C. Ray Nagin, Mayor of the City of New Orleans, pursuant to the powers granted unto the said Mayor by the provisions of LSA-RS 29:721, et seq. to order the seizure of lawfully-possessed firearms from law abiding citizens and that any and all statements which are allegedly attributed to him in such regard do not represent any policy, statement, ordinance, regulation, decision, custom or practice of either C. Ray Nagin or the City of New Orleans, its agencies and/or departments;
3. C. Ray Nagin and P. Edwin Compass, III affirmatively deny that seizures of lawfully possessed firearms from law abiding citizens has occurred as a result of the actions of officers, city officials, employees and/or agents of the City of New Orleans or any of its departments and further affirmatively deny that any such weapons are presently in the possession of the City of New Orleans, its agents and/or departments;
4. C. Ray Nagin and P. Edwin Compass, III further affirmatively deny that it is the custom, practice and/or policy of the City of New Orleans, either officially or unofficially, to seize and/or confiscate lawfully-possessed firearms from law abiding citizens.
Les is right, so is Uncle.
But thought I might suggest you check out The Gun Guy. He's new, but boy is he polished.
On the day we find out that the Bush Administration has nominated one of the least competent, and most difficult to deal with, individuals I have ever had the misfortune of work with, we also find out that the Justice Department is removing valuable resources from the war on terror and wasting them investigating porn.
"Based on a review of past successful cases in a variety of jurisdictions," the memo said, the best odds of conviction come with pornography that "includes bestiality, urination, defecation, as well as sadistic and masochistic behavior." No word on the universe of other kinks that helps make porn a multibillion-dollar industry.
I promise. I am really heading off on my blogging sabbatical after this.
See, SaysUncle is right. Its too tought to stay away, especially when the United Nation's is reporting things like this.
A UNITED Nations report has labelled Scotland the most violent country in the developed world, with people three times more likely to be assaulted than in America.
England and Wales recorded the second highest number of violent assaults while Northern Ireland recorded the fewest.
Violent crime has doubled in Scotland over the past 20 years and levels, per head of population, are now comparable with cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Tbilisi.
Well, like I said in the previous post, it is sort of addicting.
She had won a "dream hunt" given away by a Vermont man whose goal is to get more children to hunt, and she had traveled about 200 miles from her home in Bellingham, Mass., and was missing three days of school to take him up on his offer.
The dream hunt - all expenses paid, including taxidermy - was the brainchild of Kevin Hoyt, a 35-year-old hunting instructor who quit a job as a structural steel draftsman a few years ago and decided to dedicate himself to getting children across the country interested in hunting.
His efforts reflect what hunting advocates across the country say is an increasingly urgent priority, and what hunting opponents find troubling: recruiting more children to sustain the sport of hunting, which has been losing participants of all ages for two decades.
Looks like the time has come to wrap things up.
Times Like These
I, I’m a one way motorway
I’m the one that drives away, follows you back home
I, I’m a streetlight shining
I’m a white light blinding bright, burning off and on
It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again
I, I’m a new day rising
I’m a brand new sky that hangs stars upon tonight
I, I’m a little divided
Do I stay or run away and leave it all behind
I expect that after a break I will return, refreshed and re-energized
Boobs for Bourbon Street!
Tough to beat the porn industry when it comes to advanced personal services.
Seems the NY Time's still has a credibility problem.
A bottom-line question: Does a corrections policy not enforced damage The Times's credibility more than having no policy at all?
File this under the crazy world of Katrina
“Everyone has been talking about the failures of the state, local and
federal governments in the wake of Hurricane Katrina,” said Val P. Exnicios of Liska, Exnicios & Nungesser. “We believe it's the right time to pinpoint who's essentially responsible for the devastation caused by Katrina in the first place — the major oil and gas companies, who haphazardly dredged thousands of miles of exploration and drill site canals throughout South Louisiana to extract oil and gas.
After 5 months of matrimonial bliss, Renee Zellweger and her country crooning hubby Kenny Chesney are splitting up. Interestingly, Zellweger is seeking an annulment.
In court papers filed Wednesday, Zellweger listed "fraud" as the reason for the breakup but did not elaborate, The Associated Press reported.
Hmm, this might be one celebrity story worth keeping on top of.
Cool, today's featured article at Wikipedia's home page is on The Krag Petersson rifle.
The Krag-Petersson rifle was the first repeating rifle adopted by the armed forces of Norway, and one of the first repeating arms used anywhere in the world. Developed by Ole Herman Johannes Krag, the action of the Krag-Petersson was uniquely actuated by the oversized hammer. Another distinguishing feature is that the cartridge rising from the magazine is not seated automatically, but has to be pushed into the breech of the rifle.
Testing by the Norwegian military revealed that the Krag-Petersson was a robust, accurate and quick firing weapon, and the Royal Norwegian Navy adopted the rifle in 1876. The rifle was also extensively tested by other nations, but not adopted. After being phased out around 1900, the remaining rifles were sold off to civilians, and often extensively rebuilt. Today it is so difficult to find one in original condition that the Krag-Petersson has been described as "the rifle everybody has heard about, but hardly anybody has ever seen". It was the first rifle designed by Ole H. J. Krag that was adopted by an armed force.
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead
At least, thats what seems to pass for news these days. Check out this headline from CNN today.
Crowe lawyers working on reducing charges
Doesn't Garrison Keillor have anything better to do?
Its very strange to have now lost both paternal grandparents. My father was taking it pretty hard the last few weeks - I had never really seen him cry like he did at the hospital last weekend - but overall he seems mostly relieved today. Both of his parents were very healthy right up till the end, and while in their 80s could easily pass for 60 somethings (heck, my grandmother looked 50). Still, when the end neared, it came quick for both - though not without causing some physical torment. The weight they both lost - and the aging they underwent - in the last few weeks was shocking to witness. To have them pass away within a year of each other is even harder still.
OK, tonight's show was interesting.
American aviation officials were warned as early as 1998 that Al Qaeda could "seek to hijack a commercial jet and slam it into a U.S. landmark," according to previously secret portions of a report prepared last year by the Sept. 11 commission.
The White House and many members of the commission, which has completed its official work, have been battling for more than a year over the release of the commission's report on aviation failures, which was completed in August 2004.
I know there lots of knife people out there - and I for one know very little about them.
Sure beats Mystery Meat.
A public junior high school in Japan's northern port town of Kushiro had a new item on the menu for its students Monday _ rice topped with whale curry.
The meat is from minke whales the local whalers had caught just off the coast of Kushiro on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido, Kyodo News agency reported.
Whale meat returned to public school lunches in Kushiro, the former whaling hub about 560 miles northeast of Tokyo, last year for the first time in 38 years as part of the city-sponsored campaign to promote whale meat.
Well, former president, at least.
Notorious liberal Sean Penn whack job has been all over the news excercising his constitutional right to free speech and keep and bear arms.
The NY Time's liberal columnist John Tierney has a bunch of questions for John Roberts.
After Justice Souter's opinion in the Kelo case endorsed the use of eminent domain to seize peoples' homes for a higher "public use," a group proposed that the town of Weare in New Hampshire increase its tax revenue by taking Justice Souter's property there so that a developer could build a resort called the Lost Liberty Hotel. Would your family ever vacation there?
Yahoo is hiring Kevin Sites as its official online war zone reporter.
Mr. Sites intends to visit over the course of a year every place on earth that is defined by international organizations as a war or conflict zone. The list is evolving but is likely to include about 36 countries.
As he travels to these places, Mr. Sites will write a 600- to 800-word dispatch each day and produce a slide show of 5 to 10 digital photographs. He will also narrate audio travelogues. There will be several forms of video - relatively unedited footage posted several times a week, and once a week, a more traditional video report, edited in the style of a network news broadcast.
Mr. Sites plans to travel largely by himself, although he will hire translators, drivers and security guards as needed. His carefully constructed travel ensemble includes a rolling suitcase filled with lightweight clothing treated with insect repellent, a sleeping bag and a custom backpack that contains an array of gadgets that would put James Bond to shame.
On his travels for Yahoo, he will carry a Canon digital still camera and three small video recorders, including one that fits on a headband.
"I've had to expose myself to open street fighting," Mr. Sites said. "Moving around while looking through the viewfinder of a camera is difficult in those situations."
Yep. So much for any notion that DC is better off without guns. In a fascinating article today, the Washington Post - citing numerous local officials basically admit that any major emergency will send the DC area spiraling into New Orleans like chaos.
The U.S. Capitol and the White House have been fortified, police forces strengthened, high-tech security equipment purchased, vulnerable streets closed and checkpoints and barriers erected. In all, federal, state and local governments have spent more than $2 billion to protect the Washington area since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Despite these efforts, security officials in the region concede that they fear another major terrorist strike would result in the kind of chaos and confusion seen along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
After watching the bedlam in New Orleans after Katrina, Washington area officials said they are concerned about how much help they would get from the federal government and how quickly it would come.
"For four years, we've been hearing from the feds that they are going to take charge so we can respond to any catastrophe that comes our way," said Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan (D). "And here's the first major test, and it's a failure. . . . I've lost confidence in [the Federal Emergency Management Agency] to come in and be part of the solution.
"What we lack is a coordinated public information system in the event of a major incident," said David Snyder, a member of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' homeland security task force. "What we need is a system that will function instantaneously and automatically every time. . . . That doesn't exist now."
The several dozen people who did not evacuate from Algiers Point said that for days after the storm, they did not see any police officers or soldiers but did see gangs of intruders.
So they set up what might be the ultimate neighborhood watch.
At night, the balcony of a beautifully restored Victorian house built in 1871 served as a lookout point.
"I had the right flank," Vinnie Pervel said. Sitting in a white rocking chair on the balcony, his neighbor, Gareth Stubbs, protected the left flank.
They were armed with an arsenal gathered from the neighborhood: a shotgun, pistols, a flare gun and a Vietnam-era AK-47.
Tamara, of The High Road, The Firing Line, and Coal Creek Armory Fame has started an absolute classic blog. As soon as I get around to it, it'll be up on my blog roll's daily read list - but it already has that spot on my bookmark list.
A very special, double dosage edition of the Carnival of Cordite is up!
We are not going to get discouraged. I knew coming into the season that there was a good chance we were not going to win them all.
We know about the enemies overseas: China, Al-Quaeda, Syria, Iran, Zaraquai, Venezuala, North Korea, the United Nation's.
I would not disarm.
The authorities would have to take them from my cold dead hands. Period. I have a line in the sand and this is it.
Nasty subject, and one which I generally believe should get you the death penalty...
Unless those cops are no longer acting as the legitmate representative of civil authority that is.
No wig factory - there used to be a wig store down the street - but I had sex in it :)
OK, I generally love my job - but I am getting sick and tired of the pay and lack of real opportunities for future advancement in the organization (my boss ain't retiring for another 15 years or so).
Mr. Altshuler and Mr. Rhode had worked in the White House's Office of National Advance Operations. Those are the people who decide where the president will stand on stage and which loyal supporters will be permitted into the audience - and how many firefighters will be diverted from rescue duty to surround the president as he patrols the New Orleans airport trying to look busy. Mr. Morris was a press handler with the Bush presidential campaign. Previously, he worked for the company that produced Bush campaign commercials.
So when Mr. Brown finally got around to asking Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff for extra people for Katrina, it wasn't much of a departure for Mr. Brown to say that one of the things he wanted them to do was to "convey a positive image of disaster operations to government officials, community organizations and the general public." We'd like them to stay focused on conveying food, water and medical help to victims.
Political patronage has always been a hallmark of Washington life. But President Bill Clinton appointed political pals at FEMA who actually knew something about disaster management. The former FEMA director James Lee Witt, whose tenure is widely considered a major success, was a friend of Mr. Clinton's when he took office in 1993, but he had run the Arkansas Office of Emergency Services. His top staff came from regional FEMA offices.
I am not making any statement on Michael Brown's qualification to head FEMA, but I found Philip Greenspun's thoughts on what it means for the Western Hemisphere particularly relavant.
A lot of folks in Latin America remain convinced that the Man (Uncle Sam) is keeping them down. Considering that the Man is actually mostly guys like Michael Brown they ought to be really embarrassed that they are such pushovers.
Sure, he hasn't killed anyone, but seriously, should any bastard that stabs 10 month old babies just be shot on sight, out of principle????
What the hell is the authority for this?
Waters were receding across this flood-beaten city today as police officers began confiscating weapons, including legally registered weapons, from civilians in preparation for a mass forced evacuation of the residents still living here.
No civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to carry pistols, shotguns, or other firearms of any kind, said P. Edwin Compass, the superintendent of police. "Only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons," he said.
But that order apparently does not apply to the hundreds of security guards whom businesses and some wealthy individuals have hired to protect their property. The guards, who are civilians working for private security firms like Blackwater, are openly carrying M-16's and other assault rifles. Mr. Compass said he was aware of the private guards, but that the police had no plans to make them give up their weapons.
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
This freaky dude was sitting in the row ahead of me on the plane.
OK, so my attention wasn't fully there. Before it came on tonight, the wife and I were channel surfing and stumbled onto a Queer Eye for the Straight Guy with a fat nudist mechanic living with his mother. Classic television and forced us to make frequent use of the Last Channel button on the clicker*.
The visit to Florida was ok. Saw some family members I hadn't seen in awhile and got to spend time with Grandpa. He was mostly in a coma in his hospital room, but responded to my holding his hand. He also let out a very loud, disapproving grunt as we discussed my grandmother (his ex-wife) and their relationship.
Came back to work today and my copy editor had returned from a trip home to Texas. She had flown back with some pork Tamales and, especially for me, a bottle of Dublin Dr. Pepper!
Any Volunteers or other Members of the Rocky Top Brigade in the D.C. Area, the Tennessee State Society is joining the State Societies of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and FLorida in holding a benefit fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Katrina Sepember 7th at the Jones Day Building near Union Station.
Says Uncle links to this post on what it takes to survive.
Nobody lives without risk. Let's toss that one into the dumpster, and we can follow it with the rest of the nonsense, too: this is not Bush's fault, it was not because of global warming, and even legendary corruption of New Orleans government played only a minor supporting role. Most of the victims are not responsible for their plight; they are coping as best they can, often showing the sort of heroism and concern for one another that we would expect of ourselves. They are in deep trouble now, simply because trouble is always a real possibility in this world. Too many of us forget that.
Shit happens. It's our responsibility to deal with.
I'd like to offer a simple proposal - nobody is allowed to blame the government, or the police, or the victims for being unprepared for this crisis unless they themselves are prepared to care for their own families under similar circumstances.
It's not their job. It's yours.
Good luck to America and the good people in Louisiana and Mississippi (and Alabama).
A lot of people should read this comment over at Buzzmachine. As Glenn says, go there and read the whole thing, but this is a start.
Do some math would you PLEASE? I realize it’s “linear thinking”, and “hard”, but just stop and figure:
Let n be the number of buses needed to to shift people from one place to the other.
Let x be the number of miles you need to shift these people to get them to “saftey”.
Let y be the number of people you can shift per bus.
Let p be the total population you’ve got to move.
Let h be the time you’ve got to move them in.
The simple calculation is:
How many people on a bus? Well, let’s assume a big bus, I think that’s around 70 people, and we’re going to move them 300 miles from the coast (the effected area reaches inland /at least/ 120 miles, my daughter lives in Central MS, and as of 3 this afternoon they were w/out power and she was heading to Atlanta to be with her mom)
How many people have we got to move? 2000:
29=2000/70 (this is integer math, we get whole buses so we round up).
Now, 1429 buses is a lot. And that’s also 1429 drivers that have to be gotten somewhere on time etc. Where are you going to get that many? You won’t. You can’t. The buses in the damaged areas cannot be planned on, nor can the drivers (they have families etc.). So you do with fewer buses but make multiple trips, this gets even worse, because now you add time into it, and it becomes about how long it takes to shift people, and how many you can shift per trip or hour.
All this takes planning. And shifting resources around (buses have to be fueled people have to be fed and watered etc.).
And 100,000 is only 1/10th-1/12th of hte people in that area. In addition to just shifting these people you’ve got medical problems, rescue problems etc.
And you /cannot/ pre-plan and pre-stage because you don’t know where the damage will happen, so you can’t count on any particular route being open, and you can’t count on any particular *close* spot being safe, and if you’re too far away you’re running low on fuel inside the damage zone and and and and.
70 per bus, 300 miles each way. 60 miles per hour. That’s 70 people per bus in per 10 hours. Or 7 people per hour per bus.
You’ve got 100,000 people to shift, which means (basically) 14286 bus hours, so 10 buses finishes the job in 1428 hours, 100 finishes in 142 hours (actually add 5 to that for 1 one way trip). To get 100,000 people shifted in 48 hours you’re going to need roughly 298 buses. Which is also 298 drivers. This is all, of course, assuming that things go smoothly. You could probably gather up 3oo school buses from the states around the affected areas and get them in, but school buses are smaller (IIRC about 40 adults) than what I was talking about. WHich means almost (fudging because of the hour) twice as many buses and drivers.
Right after a hurricane. And we haven’t even begun to talk about how many buses go to where and at what time. Or about how to handle medical problems on the bus, feed the people etc. Hell, even refueling the buses.
And note, we’re just talking about getting 100,000 people out of New Orleans and the surrounding area.
And we didn’t /know/ it was going to be New Orleans until Saturday/Sunday.
And on Tuesday morning (before the levee gave way) it looked like things were going to be, well, not ok, but not worse-case. So the planners started shifting resources and planning to the areas that were obviously going to need it.
Then the damn broke.
There are good reasons why there are NO large scale evacuation plans for any metropolitan are in this country. You simply CANNOT plan that sort of thing. Really, Really bright people have tried, and they keep realizing it DOES NOT WORK.
Two initial responses:
Tourist Debbie Durso of Washington, Mich., said she asked a police officer for assistance and his response was, "'Go to hell — it's every man for himself.'"
"This is just insanity," she said. "We have no food, no water ... all these trucks and buses go by and they do nothing but wave."
This was just emailed to me by a collegue.
5,000 - 6,000 lawyers (1/3 of the lawyers in Louisiana) have lost their offices, their libraries, their computers with all information thereon, their client files - possibly their clients, as one attorney who e-mailed me noted. As I mentioned before, they are scattered from Florida to Arizona and have nothing to return to. Their children's schools are gone and, optimistically, the school systems in 8 parishes/counties won't be re-opened until after December. They must re-locate their lives.
Our state supreme court is under some water - with all appellate files and evidence folders/boxes along with it. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals building is under some water - with the same effect. Right now there may only be 3-4 feet of standing water but, if you think about it, most files are kept in the basements or lower floors of courthouses. What effect will that have on the lives of citizens and lawyers throughout this state and this area of the country? And on the law?
The city and district courts in as many as 8 parishes/counties are under water, as well as 3 of our circuit courts - with evidence/files at each of them ruined. The law enforcement offices in those areas are under water-again, with evidence ruined. 6,000 prisoners in 2 prisons and one juvenile facility are having to be securely relocated. We already have over-crowding at most Louisiana prisons and juvenile facilities. What effect will this have? And what happens when the evidence in their cases has been destroyed? Will the guilty be released upon the communities? Will the innocent not be able to prove their innocence?
Our state bar offices are under water. Our state disciplinary offices are under water - again with evidence ruined. Our state disciplinary offices are located on Veteran's Blvd. in Metairie. Those of you who have been watching the news, they continue to show Veteran's Blvd. It's the shot with the destroyed Target store and shopping center under water and that looks like a long canal. Our Committee on Bar Admissions is located there and would have been housing the bar exams which have been turned in from the recent July bar exam (this is one time I'll pray the examiners were late in turning them in - we were set to meet in 2 weeks to go over the results). Will all of those new graduates have to retake the bar exam?
Two of the 4 law schools in Louisiana are located in New Orleans (Loyola and Tulane - the 2 private ones that students have already paid about $8,000+ for this semester to attend). Another 1,000+ lawyers-to-be whose lives have been detoured. I've contacted professors at both schools but they can't reach anyone at those schools and don't know the amount of damage they've taken. Certainly, at least, this semester is over. I'm trying to reach the Chancellor's at Southern and LSU here in Baton Rouge to see if there's anything we can do to take in the students and/or the professors. I think I mentioned before, students from out of state have been stranded at least 2 of the other universities in New Orleans - they're moving up floor after floor as the water rises. Our local news station received a call from some medical students at Tulane Medical Center who were now on the 5th floor of the dormitories as the water had risen. One of them had had a heart attack and they had no medical supplies and couldn't reach anyone - 911 was busy, local law enforcement couldn't be reached, they were going through the phone book and reached a news station 90 miles away!! It took the station almost 45 minutes to finally find someone with FEMA to try to get in to them!!
And, then, there are the clients whose files are lost, whose cases are stymied. Their lives, too, are derailed. Of course, the vast majority live in the area and that's the least of their worries. But, the New Orleans firms also have a large national and international client base. For example, I received an e-mail from one attorney friend who I work with on some crucial domestic violence (spousal and child) cases around the nation - those clients could be seriously impacted by the loss, even temporarily, of their attorney - and he can't get to them and is having difficulty contacting the many courts around the nation where his cases are pending. Large corporate clients may have their files blowing in the wind where the high rise buildings had windows blown out.
I woke up this morning to the picture of Veteran's Blvd which made me think of my students who just took the bar. My thoughts wandered from there to the effect on the Disciplinary Offices. Then my thoughts continued on. I'm sure I'm still missing a big part of the future picture. It's just devastating. Can you imagine something of this dimension in your state?
Professor Michelle Ghetti
Southern University Law Center
Steve at Ravenwood saw a dead fan the other day, I rode my bike in today and saw the rear (better???) side of at least a dozen shapely young ladies jogging on the WO&D bike path (nice tight running shorts, most wearing sports bras, none of those dumb small of the back tattoos).