quasi in rem

Thursday, September 30, 2004

eBay item of the day

32 bids so far.

This is not my SUV.

USC Cheerleading Outfits- The New Body Armor!

Two things visitors to Kansas City should glean from this story:

1. Get out of Kansas City. They shoot people there for no apparent reason.

2. If you must stay in Kansas City, pick up a nice USC Cheerleading outfit for protection:

"The outfit included a skirt, blond wig, fishnet stockings and tall white boots. Denney said he believes the boots prevented the wound from being worse."

Yes that is correct, even MLB baseball players are doing it!

Get your Debate recap here...5 hours before the debate...

Well its nice to know that I won't have to actually watch the debate tonight.

This was an actual joke on the Daily Show last night. They were making fun of reporters who write their stories about the debates before they happen. Well the AP has already made its calls, and it is no joke...

The 90-minute encounter was particularly crucial for Kerry, trailing slightly in the polls and struggling for momentum less than five weeks before the election. The Democratic candidate faced the challenge of presenting himself as a credible commander in chief after a torrent of Republican criticism that he was prone to changing his positions.

With a record of four years in office to defend, Bush had a debate strategy of being optimistic about Iraq but acknowledging that times were tough. His stance is that Americans know he is a decisive leader even if they don't always agree with his decisions and that Kerry has taken conflicting positions on Iraq and can't be trusted to lead the nation.

Although Kerry voted to give Bush authority to invade Iraq, he says he would not have followed Bush's path to war a path that alienated allies and, the Democrat says, left Americans less secure. Kerry argues Bush is out of touch with reality, paints too rosy a picture about Iraq and lacks a strategy to end the crisis.

Kerry also says Bush has neglected other major problems like North Korea and Iran, two nations suspected of pursing nuclear weapons.

The debate's focus on Iraq was sharpened by bombings in Baghdad Thursday that killed three dozen children.

Ahead in the polls, Bush could afford to settle for a debate draw while Kerry needed something to break the status quo. Some Democrats saw the debates as the last chance for a Kerry breakout.

Thursday night's meeting at the University of Miami was the first of three Bush-Kerry debates over a two-week period.

Big topic coming up...

Recently Kelo v. new London was granted cert by the Supreme Court...

I will be writing a lot on this topic but for now..check out this 42 page bad boy...

William Daniels and Judy Daniels v. The Area Plan Commission of Allen County (9/11/02)

The Blogosphere...honest, but not quite yet ready for prime time...

Blogcritics has posted a hilarious debate betweem Michele Catalano of A small victory and Neal Pollack. It demonstrates both the inherent honesty of an exchange in the blogosphere, along with the inherent limitations.

The problems begin about 2/3 of the way in...

Debate Bingo!!

Come one come all for debate Bingo!

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Batter up!

Finally D.C. will have baseball again.

But now the most important decision remains.

What to name them?

Liberals have been nashing their teeth for years over the use of "Redskins" despite the fact that arecent poll determined that the name was offensive to only 9% of Native Americans.

Redskins themselves have much more serious offensive problems, namely at the o-line and quaterback, but that is for another day.

I think in order to maintain balance the team should be as politically correct as possible, reflecting the growth of our country into a mindless swamp of p.c. jargon. Here are my thoughts:

1. The Washington Ms.'s
2. The D.C Alternative Lifestyles
3. Washington D.C. Differently Enabled Individuals

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Now both Korea's have nukes...

North Korea now claims it has nukes.

It also claims it has a leader who shoots a 34 under par, but that may be beside the point, at least until global tensions are resolved by golf matches.

Now, I know that there are nuclear weapons on the OSuth Korean peninsula. It may not get alot of press, and it may be denied by all of those invovled but they are there.

The problem,of course, is that South Korea is not a target of of North Korea, (Japan is the target), and North Korea would not be deterred by the presence of nukes on the penninsula. What's another million dead North Koreans to a regime that has presided over mass genocide?

So the South Korean nukes are about as relevant as Kim Jong Il's golf score.

But now that we may be in a new age of nuclear detente the question arises as to what to do about it.

I say we ask the French and Germans for their help! The Kerry plan!

Monday, September 27, 2004

Plenty of good seats available...

603 Theatres * 3 showings per day * 3 days in the weekend = 5400 showings of Fahrenheit 9/11 this weekend in its big re-release.

Gross $250,000.

Or approximately $50.00 per showing. At around $7.00 per seat that means that an average of 7 people sat through each showing of Fahrenheit 9/11 this weekend in its re-release.

Those are some angry people.

By the way, whenever I go into a theatre that is empty except for 1 or 2 people I always go and sit right next to those people.