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August 31, 2004

before that first cup

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 2:33 pm


past due gray

 





end of the holiday

a square of pale grass

beneath the tent

 

 


old mill stream

a bramble stalk

in perpetual motion

 


 


in English-Language Haiku  (Jim Kacian, Dee Evetts, eds. Red Moon Press, 2001)  

credit “end of the holiday” — Acorn 3

 

 




before that first cup:

sleepy-head fills the filter

with Metamucil



      [Aug. 31, 2004]

“coffee Cup neg”

one-breath pundit  







    • With panache, Ernie the Attorney notes Jack Valenti says ‘fair use is not in the law’.  Ernie calls it “bullheadedness,” but isn’t that what mouthpieces do — spin their client’s position, ignoring facts, law, equities?



    • Can a lawyer serve the client diligently, and be an “officer of the court,” while being “on the Judeo-Christian side of every issue.”  See article on Rev. Falwell’s Liberty University Law School — National Law Journal, Law and Religion“.

 

8 Comments

  1. The answer to that last question is no, unless you land a job as corporate counsel to the 700 Club.

    Comment by UCL — August 31, 2004 @ 5:09 pm

  2. The answer to that last question is no, unless you land a job as corporate counsel to the 700 Club.

    Comment by UCL — August 31, 2004 @ 5:09 pm

  3. Well, that might cover the “diligence owed the client” issue, but what about “officer of the court”?

    Comment by David Giacalone — August 31, 2004 @ 5:35 pm

  4. Well, that might cover the “diligence owed the client” issue, but what about “officer of the court”?

    Comment by David Giacalone — August 31, 2004 @ 5:35 pm

  5. I don’t see a problem but we should probably define the terms first. What exactly does the “Judeo-Christian side of an issue of law” require? The phrase is so vague and subject to so many different interpretations that it’s practically meaningless.

    Comment by UCL — August 31, 2004 @ 6:28 pm

  6. I don’t see a problem but we should probably define the terms first. What exactly does the “Judeo-Christian side of an issue of law” require? The phrase is so vague and subject to so many different interpretations that it’s practically meaningless.

    Comment by UCL — August 31, 2004 @ 6:28 pm

  7. I trust that it is Happy Jack Valenti, and not Ernie, that you mean to demean as a “mouthpiece.” In equestrian parlance, a mouthpiece as a “bit.” Mr. Valenti, I fear, belongs at the other end of the horse.

    Comment by George Wallace — August 31, 2004 @ 7:12 pm

  8. I trust that it is Happy Jack Valenti, and not Ernie, that you mean to demean as a “mouthpiece.” In equestrian parlance, a mouthpiece as a “bit.” Mr. Valenti, I fear, belongs at the other end of the horse.

    Comment by George Wallace — August 31, 2004 @ 7:12 pm

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