Sunday, September 10, 2006

litigation v. justice

For many years I've heard how "justice is denied to the poor." I've always dismissed this as emotional horse-hockey designed for consumption by left leaning wealthy do-gooders who are having a conscience attack. I've also generally rejected the premise that right-leaning causes operated under the corollary of "justice is served by wealth," and the resulting "golden-rule" conclusion that "those who have the gold make the rules." In America, a land of laws, all citizens were supposed to be equal under the law. No one was supposed to be able to force another to give up their freedoms without due process and justice. Hence, all citizens would be able to obtain justice regardless of their class and the size of their bank account.

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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Labor Day Weekend

Ah! The Labor Day Weekend is finally here!!

The Queen has a pleasant smile on her face because she will be home for an extra day this weekend. The kittens are mewing about playing Diablo against each other this weekend. Myself, I'm stuck celebrating this Labor Day in a boot for the next three weeks.

Every now and then crazy thoughts pop into my head. I asked myself, "Gee I wonder what the origins of Labor Day are"? So I G**gled it and came up with this site at the Department of Labor. To say the least, I was shocked at this quote from the first paragraph of the site.

"Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country," said Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor. "All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man's prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation."

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Krazyfornians at it Again

Lawdog had a good article on Californian idiocy (as if that was ever in question). But I especially loved morningglory's comment:
Do you know what happened this week back in 1850, in California?

California became a state.

The State had no electricity.

The State had no money.

Almost everyone spoke Spanish.

There were gun fights in the streets.

So basically, it was just like California today except the women had real breasts and men didn't hold hands.

The only thing I really have to add is that despite their politics, Crazyfornians still have an amazingly beautiful state. (God did a wonderful job making it, even though they've been doing their best to goof it up).

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Begging Entitlement

Read a post over on Lawdog today regarding the entitlement attitude. Loved the comments too. But I thought that I would throw my 2 cents in on my own blog.

Austin is rife with the street-corner "Please help me" beggars. Today I saw one of the guys that I've seen off and on for the past several years. He had three signs. The first said, "Road Rage? Yell at me for 50 cents". The second said, "My wife has a pistol, so I've got to bring home the bacon". The third said, "Why live in a $200,000 house when you can live under a $20,000,000 bridge."

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There went an Hour!

This is a rant!

I HATE it when they upgrade the system - BUT FORGET TO UPLOAD THE OLD EMAIL ADDRESSES!!

Ok granted, it is my fault when I don't have a written record of my own blogger log in. But when I tried to find my username and password by having the system use my email address to track me down, it told me that it couldn't find me. I went through multiple revolutions for nearly an hour before I finally tried one of my lesser used usernames. Even so, after 5 minutes, I am still waiting for the email system to get it to me.

Here's a clue guys, if you are going to upgrade your system, make sure that all the old stuff works when you are done.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

A War Worth Winning

(Warning: This paper is satirical. However, with satire, it should be remembered that the truth is there – just buried beneath the surface).

When I walked into my first class 8 months ago, I was confident that:

  • the students wanted to be there,
  • they knew how to behave respectfully to adults
  • they would be as impressed with my background as I was
  • and they would give me full effort because they loved math, school and learning as much as I did.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Black Steele

Here is an outstanding Interview with Shelby Steele, a black that defines what is really wrong with black America. My comments appear below.

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