a dry leaf
scratches along the sidewalk
All Souls’ Day
of the fruit picker’s ladder
(Bottle Rocket Press, 2004)
at every door but mine –
[Nov. 1, 2004]
Helen Thomas is a “nut job” and “losing it” because Thomas writes that President Bush led us
“to invade Iraq without provocation.” [It's fair to assume she meant "adequate provocation".] Once again, Prof. B’s politics seem to trump many of his better virtues and thought processes.
Walter Olson (with an “oh”) has a good rundown about California’s Unfair Competition Law, s. 17200, and the related Proposition 64. Will lawyer-abuse leave consumers with less protection?
SoCalLawBlog spotlights Melanie Blum’s four-year sentence for robbing her clients (many of
whom were victims of fertility clinic scandals). “Four more years!”
Advantages to Living in a Very Blue State: (1) very few presidential tv ads; (2) no carpet-
baggers dragging me to the polls or phoning.
Disadvantages: (1) my vote taken for granted; (2) my vote could help create a losing majority.
p.s. (6PM): Larry Lessig has an important post on whether we have a duty to try to explain our political choices to family and friends — and to try to change their minds. I think: explain, yes; cajole, no.
p.p.s. (10PM): Remarkably undecided UCL has been remarkably quiet about his Presidential choice. Will he remain both anonymous and mysterious after he votes? Update (Nov. 2, 2004): UCL reports that he cast a “reluctant vote for Kerry.” The very cogent reason: “[A]s I looked at that ballot form, I simply couldn’t convince myself to endorse the actions of a President who I feel, deep inside, failed to do due diligence before taking our nation to war, no matter how much I may admire his courage and decisiveness.”
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