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Sunday, May 21, 2006
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE ME DECIDING YOUR FATE?
Yes, I have been summoned for jury duty this week. My second time to bat, too, although last time the case was plea bargained out of court. Wonder if I'll reach the voir dire phase this time?
In the meantime ...
8 Anyone here from Northwest Arkansas? Then don't forget: Tuesday, May 23rd Jim Bob Duggar for Arkansas State Senate District #35 This man and his family are so not the Clintons!
8 I don't think I've read anything by Jane Haddam. But I was in B&N today looking for something to read while waiting in the court room this week and came across Hardscrabble Road: A Gregor Demarkian Novel. The cover looked enticing, so flipped it open to read its description:
When a local Philadelphia radio host known for his incendiary right-wing tirades is arrested for illegal possession of prescription drugs, the incident sets into motion a series of events that leads ultimately to the death of a homeless man. In the complicated mix are the local Benedictine monastery, a Nobel Prize-winning leftist academic, and a homeless advocacy group, among others.Gregor Demarkian, a retired FBI agent, is hired by a local legal project to look into the circumstances surrounding the death of their former client-a task that leads Demarkian through a mirror-maze of motives and actors as he struggles to unravel a most complex puzzle before the killer strikes again.
Gee, I wonder who the "radio host known for his incendiary right-wing" could be?
8 Speaking of Rush ... Kennedy's "Stigma" Is Limbaugh's "Crime": Pat Kennedy is not getting the Rush Limbaugh treatment. There is no prosecutor seeking Kennedy's medical records to find out who prescribed him painkillers. No, he is a congressman who suffers not just bipolar disorder but -- according to the New York Times -- a "stigma" of depression…. It is NYT shorthand for "you people are too ignorant, prejudiced and close-minded to appreciate the greatness of Patrick Kennedy and what he suffers."
If you've been waiting for the Left to get its comeuppance, these two bits should interest you.
1) Final Warning Shot To The News Media?: Get a clue media. There is a very high probability that the investigators have warrants in hand. Leaking secrets is very serious, and few judges will find a grey area to resist full investigation and prosecution. Fitzgerald set the bar so darn low in his investigation the media is now completely exposed.
2) "Seethe The Day": [I]n the fundraising portion of the campaign (now!), the check-writers want to hear that Bush is going down, down, down, and Nancy has delivered. Later this year, when both real voters and reality threaten to intrude, the Dem message will become a lot more sensible and forward-looking.
Thanks to Scott's comment, I've discovered other bloggers who have been summoned to jury duty.
8 Scott at Ah, Shoot!: Poor Lileks. He had such a bad experience for jury duty in his hometown. He had to stay available for two weeks! Fortunately, in Parts Unknown, jury duty is "One Day, One Trial."
8 And Lileks: I might as well stand up during voir dire and shout he damn well looks guilty to me! and save everyone time, since Im about as likely to get on a jury as PETA is likely to endorse a line of slaughterhouse implements called Krule-Kil Pig-Stickers. What is it?
8 Jim, in Cleveland, says: If they render me in a pastel silhouette, I wanna be like this guy; all dark and judging, yet full of whimsy and lumpy-headed.
I'll be back!