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Obama’s Speech

I know I’m late, but everyone else has said something about it, so I might as well. I’m just going to quote a few small bits from the speech and drop some comments. I am grateful to finish this journey with one of the finest statesmen of our time, a man at ease with everyone […]

The Interweb is Truly a Marvel to Behold

There’s not much more I can say: VPILF.com

So I Guess There Was No Rain…

A few weeks ago, Stuart Shepard from Focus on the Family created this now-slightly-famous video in which he suggested that Christians should pray for rain during Barack Obama’s acceptance speech: Well, Obama gave his speech, and it didn’t rain. The problem with such a public and specific prayer request is that if nothing happens, Shepard’s […]

David Dickovny?

I don’t know, but I suspect either the AP wire is getting its feed from the The Onion, or David Duchovny is just punking everyone: LOS ANGELES – David Duchovny has entered a rehabilitation facility for sex addiction. In a statement released Thursday by his lawyer, Stanton Stein, the actor said he did so voluntarily, […]

Prosecuting the Opposition

Our election system is sliding faster and faster toward being a fake form of democracy. Here’s an anti-Obama ad created by the American Issues Project, which appears to be some sort of conservative organization. It points out some possibly troubling connections between presidential candidate Barack Obama and William Ayers, a member of a radical group […]

Arresting the Rabble

With the conventions going on this week and next, both the Underdog Blog and Simple Justice have posts up reminding us that police state operations have become the norm around major political events, with protestors coralled blocks away in so-called “free speech zones.” Silly me, I thought the whole damned country was supposed to be […]

Healthcare Blogging To Come

In the coming weeks and months, I’m planning to try to dilute some of the legal blogging on Windypundit with a little blogging about the healthcare crisis in this country. I should admit right here at the start that I’m woefully ignorant of how the healthcare industry works. It’s the biggest industry in the world, […]

Where’s Scott Greenfield?

I just checked Simple Justice and it looks like Scott Greenfield hasn’t posted anything new today. My God, I hope he’s alright. The silence over there is frightening. Somebody in New York please check on him. Update: Stand down. Scott’s posting at last. The delay appears to have been caused because he was watching one of Ken […]

Because There’s No Difference Between Right-Wing Pundits and White Supremacist Thugs…

By now you have probably heard that police in Colorado have uncovered an apparent plot by white supremacists to assassinate Barack Obama. I was just now skimming through the blog feeds I read when I noticed that Illinois Reason had a post up entitled “Obama assassination plot foiled in Colorado.” The main guy at that […]

Theft At the Shanower Memorial

This is strange and a little sad. From a Chicago Tribune report: Someone broke into the Sept. 11 memorial near Naperville City Hall and stole a piece of concrete that had been part of the Pentagon, police said. The theft occurred Wednesday, police said. Naperville CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to […]

What Little Girls Are Made Of

The second season starts on September 8. I can’t wait.

Assessing My Character

According to Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing, Maya Angelou once said I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I don’t know if she really said that, but I thought it would make a […]

“…dreams have a nasty habit of going bad …”

The greatest noir video game of all time is coming to the silver screen. And Max Payne is going to relive his long vengeful night once again. Based on the 2001 video game from Remedy Entertainment, the Max Payne movie opens on October 17th and stars Mark Wahlberg in the title role as a cop out […]

TSA Intrusions Endangering Passengers

One of the signs of emerging totalitarianism is the intrusion of the state security apparatus into areas where they don’t belong, have nothing to contribute, or can cause serious harm by usurping the authority of true experts. For example, DEA agents have increasingly been interfering with medical decisions, first with painkillers and now with medical marijuana. […]

Acid-Throwing Suspect Apprehended

While cops in Los Angeles were busy busting illegal bacon-dog vendors, our own Chicago cops were catching up to some bad, bad people. With help from a surveillance tape and Cicero police officers, Chicago Police nabbed a 16-year-old girl for robbing and throwing acid on a Logan Square woman last month. The teenage girl, who […]

Is It a Good Idea To Try Ex-Soldiers As Civilians?

As little as I know about the military, I know even less about military law. Still, this sounds wrong: IRVINE, Calif. – A former Marine sergeant facing the first federal civilian prosecution of a military member accused of a war crime says there is much more at stake than his claim of innocence on charges […]

More About the Undesirables in Our Country

I was going to write something about Hiu Lui Ng’s death from untreated cancer while in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, but Scott Greenfield beat me to it. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: The undesirables who hate American values are already here, and they work for Homeland […]

Much Ado About An Annoying Videographer

Virginia prosecutor Ken Lammers has a few interesting things to say about a video taken by a some kid who’s a political operative visiting the opposition camp. I’m going to disagree with Ken over this—oddly enough, I’ll be defending the cops—but first you might want to view the video. Or not. In case you skipped […]

I’m Sure Obama Has Nothing To Worry About

Fans of TNT’s The Closer know that when Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson tells a suspect that he’s going to get away with his crimes, but then she asks him to do just one harmless little thing for her, he’s about to go down hard. I thought of that when I read this: WASHINGTON – […]

Search and Destroy

Rob at the 26th St. Bar Association has a fascinating post, at least to a non-lawyer like me, about the difficulty the state has in proving constructive possession of contraband. What really caught my eye, however, was the description of the police raid: The police still came in, without any information that there would be […]