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Posts by WL-law

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  • New York Times: Demonizing Sgt. Bergdahl

    06/07/2014 7:00:14 AM PDT · 47 of 90
    WL-law to Gaffer

    Your own post has McCain saying: “I would support ways of bringing him home and if exchange was one of them [NOTE - and that was the case] I think that would be something I think we should seriously consider.”

    So Obama considered, with McCain’s blessing.

    One can condemn Obama’s actions without being required to back McCain’s statements. I condemn Obama AND McCain on this matter.

  • New York Times: Demonizing Sgt. Bergdahl

    06/07/2014 6:49:20 AM PDT · 39 of 90
    WL-law to Tennessee Nana; Gaffer
    Really, please stop trying to defend the megalo-maniacal McCain or justify his grandstanding statements.

    I wish McCain would just go away permanently, but he insists on injecting himself into the middle of otherwise-important issues like this one.

    My advice is to ignore the NYTime’s invocations of McCain's statements; McCain has nothing to do with the real story or the merits of the Repub’s challenge.

    McCain is a permanent embarrassment to the party. Have we fixed the problem yet with the Repub primary rules, where Dems can cross over in New Hampshire and tip the scales? That was a disaster.

  • The Vaunted 'Competence' Of Barack Obama

    05/26/2014 7:51:30 AM PDT · 18 of 23
    WL-law to Kaslin

    “It wasn’t a winning argument. Dukakis had run as the architect of the so-called “Massachusetts Miracle,” the state’s mid-1980s economic boom. But the miracle was turning into a fiscal meltdown, and as it did Dukakis’s once-commanding lead went down the drain. On Election Day, he lost to George H. W. Bush in a 40-state landslide.”

    I don’t disagree with the take on Obama here, but the historical analogy linking in Dukakis seems wrong on the facts, in that the collapse of the “Massachusetts Miracle” didn’t happen, as I recall, until (shortly) after the presidential election, when the smoke and mirrors were revealed.

  • FLASH➙ Good Morning America Kills James O’Keefe Segment on Hollywood Sting

    05/22/2014 12:44:36 PM PDT · 19 of 19
    WL-law to justlurking

    “The legal reason: California is a 2-party recording state. All parties have to consent to recording. ABC could become liable for distributing it further.”

    The statute is about evesdropping, not precisely aimed at a conversation where a participant is doing the recording , although its been interpreted that way by the courts.

    I did see that there is a limitation, that if you’re recording someone without their knowledge in a public or semi-public place like a street or restaurant, the person whom you’re recording may or may not have “an objectively reasonable expectation that no one is listening in or overhearing the conversation,” and the reasonableness of the expectation would depend on the particular factual circumstances.

    So - O’Keefe has an argument that the restaurant setting nullifies the privacy expectation.

  • Rep. Grimm Charged in 20-Count Indictment

    04/28/2014 9:09:07 AM PDT · 10 of 16
    WL-law to GIdget2004

    Thanks, and I did find some more info.

    This is of interest:

    “While Grimm’s attorney has proclaimed the lawmaker’s innocence, the charges and the investigation have provided an opening for his Democratic opponent, former New York City councilman Domenic Recchia, who barnstormed the congressional district over the weekend.

    Recchia has tried to keep the campaign focused on kitchen-table issues, but he took indirect swipes at the congressman’s legal problems. “It’s very troubling what has transpired,” he said, suggesting that the criminal case will make it harder for Grimm to serve his constituents. “They want someone who is going to focus on them 100 percent.”

    Despite Grimm’s legal predicament, Republicans are probably stuck with the embattled congressman on the ballot because the filing deadline for candidates passed two weeks ago. Some New York Republicans are angry about the timing of the charges, fearful that the case could get worse and leave them without a viable candidate in November. Grimm is the only Republican who represents any part of New York City.

    The lawmaker’s attorney, William McGinley, denies that Grimm violated any laws and predicted that he “will be vindicated” when the case is concluded.”


    So the DA waited for the election field to be set, then announces the indictment.

  • Rep. Grimm Charged in 20-Count Indictment

    04/28/2014 8:54:49 AM PDT · 6 of 16
    WL-law to WL-law
  • Rep. Grimm Charged in 20-Count Indictment

    04/28/2014 8:51:29 AM PDT · 5 of 16
    WL-law to GIdget2004

    I’ve yet to read anything that actually says what he allegedly did, i.e., what fraudulent acts he supposedly committed.

    I can only surmise that the prosecutors held a press conference and announced the indictment without providing any facts.

    And reporters dutifully reported.

  • Re-Watching Woody Allen: The newly-chilling themes that you can see throughout his movies

    02/08/2014 7:59:35 PM PST · 24 of 74
    WL-law to Chode

    Youtube — Sleeper — scene where doctors talk about the strange medical beliefs some lefty americans had in the 1960’s — its a classic.

  • Woman trampled by elephants was 'fearless' researcher

    01/25/2014 7:03:32 AM PST · 74 of 81
    WL-law to TalBlack

    This story supports your theory, and it’s something (”musth”) she apparently didn’t pick up on in her biology / animal behavior courses:

    “Colonel Woradet Suanklaai told reporters: ‘’Her arms, her wrists and other parts of the body were broken, so we assumed she was trampled by elephants because no humans could have caused such damage to the body.’’

    The woman was travelling alone after she left a camping ground in the park, the largest in the country.

    Deaths from elephants are rare in Thailand, especially if the cause is wild elephants. One death has been recorded in recent years in Phang Nga, north of Phuket, when a male trekking elephant went on a rampage.

    Male elephants go into ‘’musth’’ each month and can be dangerous, which is why the vast majority of trekking elephants on Phuket are female.”

  • Tom Brady sick, misses Patriots practice (updated)

    01/15/2014 10:54:26 PM PST · 26 of 33
    WL-law to Perdogg

    Watching the last few Pats games, I wondered at the time why teams don’t get sick more often, when they’ve spent 4 hours standing on the sidelines in the driving rain at near-freezing temperatures, and with their uniforms visibly soaked.

    Looks like maybe it caught up with Tom — I hope not.

  • Neil Young Slams Canada's Leaders, Big Oil for 'Killing' First Nation Communities

    01/13/2014 8:39:28 PM PST · 88 of 94
    WL-law to WL-law

    Oops, didn’t see all the posts on that point ........

  • Neil Young Slams Canada's Leaders, Big Oil for 'Killing' First Nation Communities

    01/13/2014 8:34:11 PM PST · 87 of 94
    WL-law to Zeneta

    “Mr. Young’s guitar stings come from OIL.”

    Not to be picky, but — I don’t think that part of your statement is correct. He doesn’t use nylon strings (I’ve only ever heard steel wound strings) on his acoustic, and of course any electric guitar needs steel strings.

  • Dershowitz: Christie Could Face Criminal Prosecution for Bridge-gate

    01/11/2014 7:48:04 AM PST · 48 of 50
    WL-law to CharlesWayneCT

    see my post 45. I agree, jury is still out on Christie until more facts emerge.

  • The Road Not Taken

    01/10/2014 9:33:59 PM PST · 40 of 47
    WL-law to

    How about Wallace Stevens?

    The Snowman

    One must have a mind of winter
    To regard the frost and the boughs
    Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

    And have been cold a long time
    To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
    The spruces rough in the distant glitter

    Of the January sun; and not to think
    Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
    In the sound of a few leaves,

    Which is the sound of the land
    Full of the same wind
    That is blowing in the same bare place

    For the listener, who listens in the snow,
    And, nothing himself, beholds
    Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

  • Dershowitz: Christie Could Face Criminal Prosecution for Bridge-gate

    01/10/2014 3:35:30 PM PST · 45 of 50
    WL-law to WL-law

    For clarity, per my earlier post, I’m talking about (at this point) the people under Christie who ordered the shut-down have potential criminal liability.

    I know Dersch is taking it a step further and saying Christie could also be prosecuted. I don’t buy that until there is proof that he directed their actions — I will accept his position for now that he did not.

  • Dershowitz: Christie Could Face Criminal Prosecution for Bridge-gate

    01/10/2014 3:28:53 PM PST · 44 of 50
    WL-law to CharlesWayneCT

    “So every time someone shuts down a lane of traffic, you can get prosecuted for “willful negligence” if someone ends up being hurt by it and they can show you could have avoided shutting down the lane?”
    “I’ve seen accidents caused by lane closures that clearly could have been scheduled for other hours. Are all those accidents the result of “willful negligence” that could be prosecuted?”

    No, the difference here is the admission, on e-mail, that the intent was to harm people, and that that was the sole intent. Its the “means rea” required for a criminal charge.
    So long as your intend is to hurt people (even if you say “just a little”), then you’re criminally responsible if one person gets hurt alot (ie, dies).

  • Dershowitz: Christie Could Face Criminal Prosecution for Bridge-gate

    01/10/2014 3:23:19 PM PST · 43 of 50
    WL-law to Titus-Maximus

    Dersch is correct, and the posters here who fail to see that just don’t see the legal nuance here.

    The difference here was this was not mere incompetence, it was recklessness. Recklessness is sufficient to make out criminal intent.

    Based on the facts, there was no gray area here where the perps could make out a claim that they were using business judgment. They left an email trail that made it clear that their intent was to punish an entire population of people to hurt a political opponent.

    So — the victim (you need one as a necessary element of the crime, of course) would be any citizen who was hurt, or killed, in a way that can tied causally to the traffic problem.

    Its the classic case to describe recklessness — if you (without any other defense) fire a gun into a crowded room and someone is hit and dies, you have the criminal intent sufficient for homicide even if you didn’t specifically intend to kill the specific victim.

    Now I’m not recommending any of this, it’s just that Dersch is correct that a line has been crossed here, under the facts.

  • J.P. Morgan to pay $2 billion over Madoff case

    01/08/2014 7:05:59 AM PST · 15 of 18
    WL-law to chessplayer

    “Thanks. I was unaware stockholders don’t have to pay taxes.”

    Error is that (in the abstract) while all stockholders are taxpayers, not all taxpayers are stockholders.

    Further, stockholders have the ability to hold execs responsible (again in the abstract). If they fail to do so, the stockholders bear the consequence.

  • J.P. Morgan to pay $2 billion over Madoff case

    01/07/2014 11:35:40 PM PST · 3 of 18
    WL-law to chessplayer

    Stockholders maybe, but not taxpayers. Pay better attention?

  • Hercules Slams California Tax Proposal -- Kevin Sorbo: "Fine you for moving to another state!!"

    12/29/2013 11:51:49 AM PST · 52 of 55
    WL-law to SeekAndFind

    Would seem to violate the Privileges and Immunities clause of the Constitution...

  • Climate a bright spot in China relationship

    12/29/2013 11:46:17 AM PST · 12 of 12
    WL-law to Cincinatus' Wife

    “the U.S. and China have ramped up their environmental cooperation as repeated outbreaks of thick, acrid smog have virtually shut down major Chinese cities and cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars a year.”

    Exactly how does the smog “cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars a year?”

  • WTA May Ban On-court Screaming (Women's Tennis)

    10/29/2013 2:19:39 AM PDT · 13 of 23
    WL-law to WL-law

    Serena got poor treatment from the refs on this very point, in the US Open final she lost in 2011 to Sam Stoser. when Williams shouted to herself and lost a key point.

    Whereas the 2 Russians create the same interference by shouting, on every point they hit.

  • WTA May Ban On-court Screaming (Women's Tennis)

    10/29/2013 2:12:29 AM PDT · 11 of 23
    WL-law to TexGrill

    This statement is false, and shows ignorance on the part of the reporter:

    “The WTA has addressed the issue of excessive grunting after public criticism from players and negative feedback from media and fans. Some of its top players such as Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams are among the worst offenders.”

    Serena does NOT grunt in any manner like the other two. Sharapova and Azerenka scream as a conscious affect in a manner unfair to their opponents (IMHO).

  • US murderer confesses just before execution

    10/16/2013 5:29:15 AM PDT · 7 of 19
    WL-law to Oldeconomybuyer

    “After claiming his innocence for over two decades....”

    I wonder if “The Innocence Project” tried, unsuccessfully, to get him freed?

    Surely some law student somewhere spent countless hours listening to him profess his innocence, researching his case, filing briefs and appeals, etc.

    After all, there might have been a footprint that wasn’t Happ’s footprint somewhere in the area. By that logic the Project has freed many, and likely including many that were in truth guilty.

  • Hilltop Steakhouse In Saugus Closing Its Doors

    10/10/2013 9:19:08 AM PDT · 40 of 69
    WL-law to raccoonradio

    As for me, back in the day, I found Durgin Park to be a more memorable and unique experience than Hilltop.

  • Happy Broderick Crawford Day

    10/04/2013 5:14:07 AM PDT · 22 of 30
    WL-law to NonValueAdded

    Here’s an even better song, by the great NRBQ:

  • What's In Chocolate, Cocoa That Might Benefit Brain Health?

    08/08/2013 9:25:34 PM PDT · 22 of 41
    WL-law to Pining_4_TX

    Here’s the scene from Sleeper:

  • Hanky panky in sale of Boston Globe? (Took price cut to deny sale to conservatives, perhaps)

    08/05/2013 6:28:41 AM PDT · 10 of 13
    WL-law to Zakeet

    Boston already has a conservative paper, the Boston Herald, and doing much better than the Globe.

    I can’t see any transformation of the Globe becoming more “balanced” that would bring back the readership they squandered.

    One thing I haven’t seen in the reporting — a side-by-side of the Herald’s business profile over the last 20 years, compared to the Globe’s. It would be instructive.

  • Eighth Filner accuser comes forward

    07/31/2013 5:36:59 AM PDT · 33 of 38
    WL-law to married21; All

    He reminds me of the SNL skit starring Tom Brady, satirizing workplace sexual harassment. It’s perfectly om-point:

  • Viking jewelry unearthed in Denmark

    07/29/2013 6:09:17 AM PDT · 15 of 20
    WL-law to Islander7

    From article, an “explanation” of how a non-Viking jewelry piece was “somehow” included in the Viking hoard - an explanation that perfectly demonstrates politically-correct abject stupidity:

    “A golden Christian mystery”
    “Another mysterious piece of jewelry found at Vestervang depicts a Christian cross and appears to have been created in continental Europe sometime between A.D. 500 and 750, predating the Viking-age farm site.
    “How the artifact arrived at a pre-Christian Viking-age farm site is a mystery. A Christian traveler may have brought it to Vestervang, or a non-Christian person at the site may have acquired it through exchange. The item would have been used as a brooch, and Kastholm said a female of “high rank” perhaps wore it on her dress.
    It “tells us about close relations and networks between Southern Scandinavia and the European continent in late Iron Age, before the time of Christianization,” Kastholm wrote in the email.”

    So - every explanation except the obvious one - it’s as if this was written for a Monty Python sketch.

  • State seeks to halt animated re-enactment of Trayvon shooting

    07/08/2013 9:41:01 PM PDT · 61 of 72
    WL-law to Nervous Tick

    “Not speculation — it’s an animation of what Zimmerman said happened.”

    But there’s a fairness issue too - Zimmerman hasn’t testified.

    How can his testimony be put into evidence in the defense’s case-in-chief, through the back door of animation, without giving the prosecution the right to cross examine Zimmerman?

  • Zimmerman trial judge strikes detective statements

    07/02/2013 12:11:28 PM PDT · 32 of 47
    WL-law to BenLurkin; All

    “De la Rionda argued the statement was improper because one witness isn’t allowed to give an opinion on the credibility of another witness.”

    Wrong, because Zimmerman isn’t a witness yet, and will likely never take the stand.

  • Howie Carr: Note praising Allah didn’t float PC boat

    05/17/2013 5:20:26 AM PDT · 25 of 38
    WL-law to wiggen

    You’re wrong on that point.

  • John Quincy Adams translated a page per day

    04/22/2013 8:44:09 AM PDT · 10 of 10
    WL-law to ProgressingAmerica
    JQ Adams kept a diary, in 1787-88, while he was studying law in Newburyport Mass, under Theophilus Parsons, Adams being in his early 20’s at the time. “Life in a New England Town” — it's a fascinating read.

    There’a also the story of a young 11-year old JQ Adams, traveling from France to America, on board with the commissioners from Louis XVI. John Adams wrote:

    “[The ambassadors} are in rapture with my son. They get him to teach them the language. I found this morning the Ambassador seated on the cushion in our state-room, M.Marbois in his cot, at his left hand, and my son stretched out in his, at his right. The Ambassador reading out loud, in Blackstone's Discourse [on Common Law], and my son correcting the pronunciation of every word and syllable and letter. The Ambassador said he was astonished at my son’s knowledge; M. Marbois said, Your son teaches us more than you; he has point de grace, point d’eloges. He shows us no mercy, and makes us no compliments. We must have Mr. John.”

  • Antarctic ice core contains unrivaled detail of past climate (Ignore the agitprop!)

    02/06/2013 5:52:39 AM PST · 13 of 18
    WL-law to SunTzuWu

    “In addition to collecting 3,405 meters (11,160 feet) of a 12.2-centimeter (4.8-inch) diameter ice core, a new directional-drilling procedure was developed that allowed the team to drill through the wall of the main hole and collect a total of 285 meters (936 feet) of additional core...”

    So - they fracked the well? But fracking is bad!

  • Son of Dem Congressman Jim Moran resigns from campaign after voter fraud video surfaces

    10/24/2012 5:22:12 PM PDT · 6 of 6
    WL-law to markomalley

    Moran represents a Virginia district, but he’s a transplant from Massachusetts — and he’s a Massachusetts politician through and through.

  • McCain voters defecting to Obama are older white males

    10/21/2012 7:04:55 AM PDT · 62 of 85
    WL-law to Gaffer

    “What in the hell kind of electrician retires at age 56? One that works for a Union perhaps? One that worked for the US Government perhaps?”

    Probably someone who has moved off the “looking for work” category into the “collecting SSI Disability” category, which by the way means they are unemployed but not counted in the unemployment statistics — a double winner for Obama.

    Government dependency means you’ll consider voting for Obama.

  • Huge eyeball from unknown creature washes ashore on Florida beach

    10/11/2012 5:20:07 PM PDT · 62 of 84
    WL-law to smoothsailing

    1958 sci-fi flick “The Crawling Eye”, trailer:

  • Tebow/Jets: An asinine idea from Start & BAD for the NFL

    10/09/2012 8:25:17 PM PDT · 18 of 22
    WL-law to St_Thomas_Aquinas

    “Reminds me of the way the NFL treated Flutie. He didn’t fit the QB specs, so fans be rammed.”

    Totally agree, I made the same comment last week — even the then-miserable Patriots in the Raymond Berry era wouldn’t let him play to his home-town fans.

  • British MP Says Sex With Sleeping Women Isn't Rape But 'Bad Manners' (Socialist George Galloway)

    08/20/2012 8:21:51 PM PDT · 45 of 50
    WL-law to Tailgunner Joe

    Sleeping with Women

    Caruso: a voice.
    Naples: sleeping with women.
    Women: sleeping in the dark.
    Voices: a music.
    Pompeii: a ruin.
    Pompeii: sleeping with women.
    Men sleeping with women, women sleeping with women, sheep sleeping
    with women, everything sleeping with women.
    The guard: asking you for a light.
    Women: asleep.
    Yourself: asleep.
    Everything south of Naples: asleep and sleeping with them.
    Sleeping with women: as in the poems of Pascoli.
    Sleeping with women: as in the rain, as in the snow.
    Sleeping with women: by starlight, as if we were angels, sleeping on the train,
    On the starry foam, asleep and sleeping with them — sleeping with women.
    Mediterranean: a voice.
    Mediterranean: a sea. Asleep and sleeping.
    Streetcar in Oslo, sleeping with women, Toonerville Trolley
    In Stockholm asleep and sleeping with them, in Skansen
    Alone, alone with women,
    The rain sleeping with women, the brain of the dog-eyed genius
    Alone, sleeping with women, all he has wanted,
    The dog-eyed fearless man.
    Sleeping with them: as in The Perils of Pauline
    Asleep with them: as in Tosca
    Sleeping with women and causing all that trouble
    As in Roumania, as in Yugoslavia
    Asleep and sleeping with them
    Anti-Semitic, and sleeping with women,
    Pro-canary, Rashomon, Shakespeare, tonight, sleeping with women
    A big guy sleeping with women
    A black seacoast’s sleeve, asleep with them
    And sleeping with women, and sleeping with them
    The Greek islands sleeping with women
    The muddy sky, asleep and sleeping with them.
    Sleeping with women, as in a scholarly design
    Sleeping with women, as if green polarity were a line
    Into the sea, sleeping with women
    As if wolverines, in a street line, as if sheep harbors
    Could come alive from sleeping with women, wolverines
    Greek islands sleeping with women, Nassos, Naxos, Kos,
    Asleep with women, Mykonos, miotis,
    And myositis, sleeping with women, blue-eyed
    Red-eyed, green-eyed, yellow reputed, white-eyed women
    Asleep and sleeping with them, blue, sleeping with women
    As in love, as at sea, the rabbi, asleep and sleeping with them
    As if that could be, the stones, the restaurant, asleep and sleeping with them,
    Sleeping with women, as if they were knee
    Arm and thigh asleep and sleeping with them, sleeping with women.
    And the iris peg of the sea
    Sleeping with women
    And the diet pill of the tree
    Sleeping with women
    And the apology the goon the candlelight
    The groan: asking you for the night, sleeping with women
    Asleep and sleeping with them, the green tree
    The iris, the swan: the building with its mouth open
    Asleep with women, awake with man,
    The sunlight, asleep and sleeping with them, the moving gong
    The abacus, the crab, asleep and sleeping with them
    And moving, and the moving van, in London, asleep with women
    And intentions, inventions for sleeping with them
    Lands sleeping with women, ants sleeping with women, Italo-Greek or
    Anglo-French orchestras
    Asleep with women, asleep and sleeping with them,
    The foam and the sleet, asleep and sleeping with them,
    The schoolboy’s poem, the crippled leg
    Asleep and sleeping with them, sleeping with women
    Sleeping with women, as if you were a purist
    Asleep and sleeping with them.
    Sleeping with women: there is no known form for the future
    Of this undreamed-of view: sleeping with a chorus
    Of highly tuned women, asleep and sleeping with them.
    Bees, sleeping with women
    And tourists, sleeping with them
    Soap, sleeping with women; beds, sleeping with women
    The universe: a choice
    The headline: a voice, sleeping with women
    At dawn, sleeping with women, asleep and sleeping with them.
    Sleeping with women: a choice, as of a mule
    As of an island, asleep or sleeping with them, as of a Russia,
    As of an island, as of a drum: a choice of views: asleep and sleeping with
    them, as of high noon, as of a choice, as of variety, as of the sunlight, red
    student, asleep and sleeping with them,
    As with an orchid, as with an oriole, at school, sleeping with women, and you
    are the one
    The one sleeping with women, in Mexico, sleeping with women
    The ghost land, the vectors, sleeping with women
    The motel man, the viaduct, the sun
    The universe: a question
    The moat: a cathexis
    What have we done? On Rhodes, man
    On Samos, dog
    Sleeping with women
    In the rain and in the sun
    The dog has a red eye, it is November
    Asleep and sleeping with them, sleeping with women
    This June: a boy
    October: sleeping with women
    The motto: a sign; the bridge: a definition.
    To the goat: destroy; to the rain: be a settee.
    O rain of joy: sleeping with women, asleep and sleeping with them.
    Volcano, Naples, Caruso, asleep and sleeping, asleep and sleeping with them
    The window, the windrow, the hedgerow, irretrievable blue,
    Sleeping with women, the haymow, asleep and sleeping with them, the canal
    Asleep and sleeping with them, the eagle’s feather, the dock’s weather, and the
    Sleeping with you; asleep and sleeping with you: sleeping with women.
    Sleeping with women, charming aspirin, as in the rain, as in the snow,
    Asleep and sleeping with you: as if the crossbow, as of the moonlight
    Sleeping with women: as if the tractate, as if d’Annunzio
    Asleep and sleeping with you, asleep with women
    Asleep and sleeping with you, asleep with women, asleep and sleeping with
    you, sleeping with women
    As if the sun, as of Venice and the Middle Ages’ “true
    Renaissance had just barely walked by the yucca
    Forest” asleep and sleeping with you
    In China, on parade, sleeping with women
    And in the sun, asleep and sleeping with you, sleeping with women,
    Asleep with women, the docks, the alley, and the prude
    Sleeping with women, asleep with them.
    The dune god: sleeping with women
    The dove: asleep and sleeping with them
    Dials sleeping with women; cybernetic tiles asleep and sleeping with them
    Naples: sleeping with women; the short of breath
    Asleep and sleeping with you, sleeping with women
    As if I were you — moon idealism
    Sleeping with women, pieces of stageboard, sleeping with women
    The silent bus ride, sleeping with you.
    The chore: sleeping with women
    The force of a disaster: sleeping with you
    The organ grinder’s daughter: asleep with bitumen, sunshine, sleeping with
    Sleeping with women: in Greece, in China, in Italy, sleeping with blue
    Red green orange and white women, sleeping with two
    Three four and five women, sleeping on the outside
    And on the inside of women, a violin, like a vista, women, sleeping with
    In the month of May, in June, in July
    Sleeping with women, “I watched my life go by” sleeping with women
    A door of pine, a stormfilled valentine asleep and sleeping with them
    “This Sunday heart of mine” profoundly dormoozed with them
    They running and laughing, asleep and sleeping with them
    “This idle heart of mine” insanely “shlamoozed” asleep and sleeping with them,
    They running in laughter
    To the nearest time, oh doors of eternity
    Oh young women’s doors of my own time! sleeping with women
    Asleep and sleeping with them, all Naples asleep and sleeping with them,
    Venice sleeping with women, Burgos sleeping with women, Lausanne sleeping
    with women, hail depth-divers
    Sleeping with women, and there is the bonfire of Crete
    Catching divorce in its fingers, purple sleeping with women
    And the red lights of dawn, have you ever seen them, green ports sleeping with
    women, acrobats and pawns,
    You had not known it ere I told it you asleep with women
    The Via Appia Antica asleep with women, asleep and sleeping with them
    All beautiful objects, each ugly object, the intelligent world,
    The arena of the spirits, the dietetic whisky, the storms
    Sleeping with women, asleep and sleeping with them,
    Sleeping with women. And the churches in Antigua, sleeping with women
    The stone: a vow
    The Nereid: a promise — to sleep with women
    The cold — a convention: sleeping with women
    The carriage: sleeping with women
    The time: sometimes
    The certainty: now
    The soapbox: sleeping with women
    The time and again nubile and time, sleeping with women, and the time now
    Asleep and sleeping with them, asleep and asleep, sleeping with women, sleep and sleeping with them, sleeping with women.

    Kenneth Koch

  • Obama to Olympians: You Didn't Win That

    07/29/2012 8:10:37 AM PDT · 16 of 42
    WL-law to WL-law

    More info:

    What I deserve, I earn: Golden boy Louis Smith hopes hard work will lead to Olympic glory

    Gymnast Louis Smith beat the odds in Beijing. Now he’s looking to go one step better at London 2012, writes Darren Lewis

    Louis Smith’s inspiration is tattooed across his back.

    The message: ‘What I deserve I earn’ has fired him from obscurity to becoming the poster boy for Team GB’s Olympic gymnastic team.

    The 22-year-old, also a two-time European silver medallist and Commonwealth Games champion, says: “I had the tattoo done when I was 18. It was a year before the Olympics and I’d just won the World Championship bronze...

  • Obama to Olympians: You Didn't Win That

    07/29/2012 8:03:59 AM PDT · 13 of 42
    WL-law to chessplayer

    Last night, in the gymnastics competition, the commentator noted that the top British gymnast had a tattoo on his back, just the edge of it visible outside his uniform.

    The tattoo said, “I win what I earn”, or something to that effect.

  • Live free or sneeze? New Hampshire weighs ban on scents worn by state workers

    02/12/2012 4:37:41 PM PST · 10 of 78
    WL-law to OldCountryBoy

    “..they want to regulate smell? So, is there a law on body odor?”

    This really isn’t about smell, it’s a weird “green” anti-corporate fringe movement, that I first encountered in Canada about a decade ago. Think of - “I’m allergic to wheat, I’m a vegan, I’m dying from second-hand smoke, genetically engineered food is killing me, and I’m cripplingly allergic to any perfumes in the air.”

    It’s all a continuum of green madness. It’s a religion of rightous self-loathing.

  • Washington and Lee 2012 Mock Convention -- chooses Romney

    02/11/2012 5:20:11 PM PST · 11 of 13
    WL-law to Talisker

    “So Democrat operatives - including, yes, college students - are sending out message after message in venue after venue to get people believing Romney is inevitable. That’s CALLED “indirect advocacy.” It’s plug obvious, it’s organized, and it’s the very purpose of the existence of the RINO faction - to serve the Rats in this manner - by sabotaging the conservatives.”

    Wow. Let me get this straight - your claim is that conservative, churchgoing students attending a school renounced for its student conservatism are “democratic operatives” - because their research led them to conclude that, in particular instances, their state will likely allocate some votes to Romney.

    That’s ridiculous, and a slander on the students.

    Do you think that the students representing, say, the Utah delegation, are wrong for concluding that Utah will most likely vote Romney? Or are they democrat “operatives”?

  • Washington and Lee 2012 Mock Convention -- chooses Romney

    02/11/2012 4:02:30 PM PST · 8 of 13
    WL-law to stonehouse01

    My sense is that the student delegates for each state are doing research to predict how their state will vote at the convention.

    They are not advocating on their own, directly.

    They are providing a carefully researched view into what they expect will happen - hence the structure of a Mock COnvention.

    So — analysis into the students’ motive is ill-placed.

  • Washington and Lee 2012 Mock Convention -- chooses Romney

    02/11/2012 3:23:13 PM PST · 3 of 13
    WL-law to Theodore R.

    “these are elitists”

    It’s the students themselves that make the calls. “Elitists”? - They’re smart and conservative, so I guess they’d take that as a compliment.

  • Washington and Lee 2012 Mock Convention -- chooses Romney

    02/11/2012 3:10:29 PM PST · 1 of 13
  • As Lin rises, Knicks star draws inspiration from Tebow

    02/11/2012 2:38:08 PM PST · 2 of 17
    WL-law to elhombrelibre

    “polarizing figure”

    Was he misquoted, or does a Harvard grad not know what “polarizing” means?

  • League defends decision not to review Evans non-catch (Ravens Robbed)

    01/22/2012 9:42:15 PM PST · 60 of 69
    WL-law to dinoparty

    I’m a Pats fan, and agree it was a bad call. I also think the call was wrong on Brady’s lob pass to Gronkowski (in the first half, which would have set up a touchdown).

    When Gronkowski caught the ball he had one foot already flat on the ground. His other foot came down well inbound the line, which should have completed the play. Instead the decision was based on the second step after the catch — ignoring that that foot was already on the ground when he caught the ball.

  • George Will: Mitt Romney's Problem Is His "Romneyness" (video)

    01/22/2012 7:46:45 AM PST · 7 of 23
    WL-law to i88schwartz

    The line about Romney in 2008 on this was: “people won’t vote for someone who reminds them of their boss”.

    The other part is how Massachusetts is ‘over-represented’ in presidential politics because of the bounce the Mass candidates get from New Hampshire primary. Since 1988. you have Dukakis (1988), then Paul Tsongas (1992 winner), then John Kerry (2004), now Mitt.

    We all know that there is nothing inherently talented about Mass politicians — just the opposite.