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by Ralph
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Presidential Power
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Presidential Power

Not to exercise power when it is appropriate to do so is sometimes a mistake in constitutional terms. I think this is an example (my view is independent of my rejection of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy). ***** Officer won't be fired for working to keep gay ban ANNE FLAHERTY From Associated Press M...
by Ralph
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ricky Martin comes out of the closet
Replies: 23
Views: 1097

Re: Ricky Martin comes out of the closet

I just heard at McDonald's this morning that Leonard Bernstein was gay. Could this be true?
by Ralph
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An oily story to cheer Corlyss
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: An oily story to cheer Corlyss

I don't know. Corlyss has been digging for oil on her desert ranch for a few years. This has to be a setback for her.
by Ralph
Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ricky Martin comes out of the closet
Replies: 23
Views: 1097

Re: Ricky Martin comes out of the closet

I have had and have close friendships with lesbians and I think there is often a difference between a straight woman's friendship with a gay male and a straight male's friendship with a gay woman. While some of my past and present lesbian friends are people I enjoy with no thought of any sexual inte...
by Ralph
Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Monsters Who "Teach" Kids
Replies: 60
Views: 1694

Monsters Who "Teach" Kids

Teacher of the Year By TRACEY DALZELL WALSH BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CN) - Parents say a second-grade teacher gave their developmentally disabled son a "malicious" and "sadistic" beating with a belt because he answered six questions wrong on a test. They say Barrett Elementary School teacher Katherine Thir...
by Ralph
Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FBI Arrests Hutaree "Christian" Militiamen in Midwest Raids
Replies: 23
Views: 1044

Re: FBI Arrests Hutaree "Christian" Militiamen in Midwest Raids

'Christian warrior' militia accused in plot to kill police By theCNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Nine people federal prosecutors say belong to a "Christian warrior" militia were accused Monday of plotting to kill a Michigan law enforcement officer and then attack other police at the funeral. Six Michigan re...
by Ralph
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: And the First Arrest Goes to the Dems
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: And the First Arrest Goes to the Dems

There's no shortage of nut cases and they span the political spectrum.
by Ralph
Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit Against New Health Care Law
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: Lawsuit Against New Health Care Law

Given the vast, board excerise of federal power that have been upheld over the years, yes this is a longshot. Still, one wonders if there are any limits, and this may be the case that tests that. Certainlty, the court would be doing something that is supported by most Americans, i.e, killing this t...
by Ralph
Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Please keep Corlyss in your thoughts...
Replies: 65
Views: 3765

Re: Wondering where Corlyss is? Fox News has the answer...

karlhenning wrote:Ralph, stop making things up! ; )

Cheers,
~Karl
*****

It's true!!!!!
by Ralph
Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: June Havoc Dies at 97
Replies: 1
Views: 244

June Havoc Dies at 97

June Havoc, immortalized in 'Gypsy,' dies at 97 March 29, 2010 3:47 PM EDT Actress and writer June Havoc, whose childhood in vaudeville as Baby June was immortalized in the musical "Gypsy," has died in Connecticut at age 97, her publicist said Monday. Havoc, the younger sister of famed stripper Gyps...
by Ralph
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FBI Arrests Hutaree "Christian" Militiamen in Midwest Raids
Replies: 23
Views: 1044

Re: FBI Arrests Hutaree "Christian" Militiamen in Midwest Raids

I guess they ain't part of a "well regulated militia."
by Ralph
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Please keep Corlyss in your thoughts...
Replies: 65
Views: 3765

Re: Wondering where Corlyss is? Fox News has the answer...

Not to worry. Corlyss has been holed up with Sarah Palin. She's the ex-governor's political guru and every word out of her mouth originated in Corlyss's.
by Ralph
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Computer Crashed
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

Re: My Computer Crashed

Apart from my total addiction to The Saul Chronicles I couldn't function as a lawyer and law professor without being both online and doing research. So that's why I have two PCs, three laptops and two netbooks. :) And a http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:2EaJi73-68wG_M:http://www.porterfieldsfinear...
by Ralph
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit Against New Health Care Law
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Lawsuit Against New Health Care Law

Whether one agrees or disagrees about the new law on political or economic grounds, I think this editorial from today's New York Times is spot on with regard to the likelihood of the law being declared unconstitutional. of course I have been wrong before. :D ***** March 29, 2010 Editorial The Legal ...
by Ralph
Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Computer Crashed
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

Re: My Computer Crashed

Apart from my total addiction to The Saul Chronicles I couldn't function as a lawyer and law professor without being both online and doing research. So that's why I have two PCs, three laptops and two netbooks. :)
by Ralph
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 15 Nissan 5770 (starts Monday evening)
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: 15 Nissan 5770 (starts Monday evening)

All best wishes for a happy Passover to CMGers who celebrate this holiday.
by Ralph
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 8004

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

* Virginia to file lawsuit after Obama signs bill into law Congress lacks power to force insurance purchases The bill requires most Americans to have health coverage [/url] Similarly, should requiring that drivers have auto insurance be something to be contested via filing a lawsuit? How does that ...
by Ralph
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brutally Frank Letter to the Editor
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: Brutally Frank Letter to the Editor

Thanks, Len. That's probably what I was thinking of. ***** Barry, The media totally blew that story out of all proportion as later accounts showed. I happened to be in court with my students when the people arrested for that incident were arraigned and the police and witness stories no way matched ...
by Ralph
Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brutally Frank Letter to the Editor
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: Brutally Frank Letter to the Editor

New Yorkers have always known how dangerous and uncivilized the City of Brotherly Love is. Move up here where you can enjoy outdoor events like our many weekend street festivals (started this month) without fear of flash mobs and where even flashers are polite about displaying their shortcomings.
by Ralph
Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 8004

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

Like many of us on this board I can discuss the details of the new health care law as well as other approaches. The bottom line for me is simply that it is obscene that with the most advanced technology in the world, cutting edge research and genuine foundational wealth, people actually die because ...
by Ralph
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Musicalpaintings
Replies: 331
Views: 30177

Re: Musicalpaintings

SaulChanukah wrote:The Highway © 2010
Image

*****

Saul,

This painting captures the essence of Dittersdorf! Wonderful!!!!
by Ralph
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Our society thrives on embarrassing others It’s time to stop
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: Our society thrives on embarrassing others It’s time to stop

Look, folks, Saul should not be subject to questioning and speculation that any poster, including myself, might resent if it were directed at him or her. We should all be allowed the dignity of only sharing as much of our lives as we care to. The last thing anyone needs is to be put in the embarras...
by Ralph
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mention Court Packing ...and *Poof* A Timely Book Appears
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Re: Mention Court Packing ...and *Poof* A Timely Book Appears

It's a good account of a turbulent period. Not a substitute for reading the cases but as narrative history, it covers a lot of ground few know about.
by Ralph
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I speak Chinese
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: I speak Chinese

How do you say "I'll have a pastrami on club with a side of slaw?"
by Ralph
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My prediction: Next pope will end mandatory celibacy
Replies: 32
Views: 2926

Re: My prediction: Next pope will end mandatory celibacy

Clerical celibacy is wholly irrelevant to the issue of sexual abuse of children. Priests do not molest children because they are barred from normal sexual relations. They commit these acts because they are sick. Many priests have heterosexual relationships with adults (and homosexual relationships w...
by Ralph
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Some revisionist history on Stalingrad
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Some revisionist history on Stalingrad

Glantz is very worth reading.
by Ralph
Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I Am Very Sad
Replies: 28
Views: 2036

Re: I Am Very Sad

Daisy wrote:I'm so sorry, Ralph, I know how it is to lose loved ones. My own husband had a mild stroke last week, and it was a traumatic experience, though he has been recovering nicely. I'll keep you in my prayers.
*****

All best wishes for his quick and full recovery.
by Ralph
Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 8004

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

The lawsuits were guaranteed and surprise no constitutional lawyer. Standing is not an issue as the states can assert that the requirement interferes with their general police powers and in some instances there is an issue of preemption of state law which automatically gives such a state standing. S...
by Ralph
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is It Constitutional??
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Is It Constitutional??

I don't agree with you, jack. Whatever the merits of the plan (and I don't want to get into that here), government can compel individuals to purchase insurance or face criminal penalties. That's the case with auto liability insurance in, I think, all states. Such a requirement, when challenged, as i...
by Ralph
Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart
Replies: 28
Views: 2287

Re: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart

A joke? With our history of slavery and racism? This has nothing to do with humor and obviously only a target that has experienced pervasive discrimination would have been the subject of this vicious act. It's not "politically correct" to react with anger. " It's basic decency. I agree. But what IS...
by Ralph
Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart
Replies: 28
Views: 2287

Re: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart

Turnersville, NJ - Arrest Made Over 'all black people leave' Announcement at New Jersey Walmart Published on: March 20th, 2010 at 08:53 PM News Source: NY Daily News Turnersville, NJ - A 16-year-old boy was busted for broadcasting a racist comment over the public address system of a Walmart in south...
by Ralph
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inspiring Armed Force Tribute
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Inspiring Armed Force Tribute

by Ralph
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart
Replies: 28
Views: 2287

Re: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart

"Attention, Wal-Mart shoppers," she recalled hearing the calm male voice begin. "Will all the black people please leave the store. Thank you." The term used was "black people" it could have been much worse. From my perspective - and admittedly it is from thousands of miles away - this appears to me...
by Ralph
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart
Replies: 28
Views: 2287

Re: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart

I see it as a twisted attempt at a JOKE! On some level, it was rather amusing. Any race could have been substituted with the same result...the thought of having any single race leave a store is funny. Get yer politically correct panties unbunched! ***** A joke? With our history of slavery and racis...
by Ralph
Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart
Replies: 28
Views: 2287

Re: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart

Apparently it's possible for people to access the P.A. system from phones located throughout the stores. They are changing that. They're no way to stop evil people from doing things like that. In Chicago in the past few years vicious racist comments have come across fire department radios. Whether i...
by Ralph
Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Congratulations to Chanan!!
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: Congratulations to Chanan!!

All best wishes for a lifetime of love and happiness!
by Ralph
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More About Anne Frank
Replies: 3
Views: 329

More About Anne Frank

Amsterdam The Netherlands - Anne Frank Remained a Storyteller at Nazi Camp Published on: March 17th, 2010 at 10:37 PM News Source: AP Amsterdam The Netherlands - Frail, bone-cold and surrounded by death, Jewish teenager Anne Frank did her best to distract younger children from the horrors of a Nazi ...
by Ralph
Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I can't believe it
Replies: 29
Views: 1013

Re: I can't believe it

I seriously doubt that any general would "demand" anything of his Commander-in-Chief. The translation is clearly not accurate.
by Ralph
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish Art
Replies: 22
Views: 12182

Re: Jewish Art

Well I'm a woman and I was not in the least offended by the lack of women pictured in the artists work. In fact, I thought the art was charming and affecting in a Norman Rockwell sort of way. I could almost hear that klezmer band. Ralph, I would agree that I would not care to be transported into th...
by Ralph
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ridiculous Euphemisms
Replies: 67
Views: 3998

Re: Ridiculous Euphemisms

I also don't like "significant other." My cats qualify for that.
by Ralph
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish Art
Replies: 22
Views: 12182

Re: Jewish Art

Saul, You manage to ask a good question but one posited on an irrational conclusion. I love art and go to museums and galleries often, I have an extensive art library. I approach art as I do music-analytically. That does not mean I do or do not enjoy any particular work. As to your assuming my inter...
by Ralph
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish Art
Replies: 22
Views: 12182

Re: Jewish Art

The paintings are very nice and the artist captures emotions on faces quite beautifully. I'm struck by the fact that except for one work, "Sabbath," women are wholly absent. And this reflects the reality of the subordination of women in the Orthodox Jewish religion notwithstanding the apologetics o...
by Ralph
Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish Art
Replies: 22
Views: 12182

Re: Jewish Art

The paintings are very nice and the artist captures emotions on faces quite beautifully. I'm struck by the fact that except for one work, "Sabbath," women are wholly absent. And this reflects the reality of the subordination of women in the Orthodox Jewish religion notwithstanding the apologetics of...
by Ralph
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Robins Abound!
Replies: 21
Views: 1523

Re: Robins Abound!

I'm not especially a bird fan but there's something about blue jays that makes me feel good. I saw the first one this year on a bush outside my house last week and that was a happy moment.
by Ralph
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ridiculous Euphemisms
Replies: 67
Views: 3998

Ridiculous Euphemisms

Are you annoyed by some euphemisms that have crept into our language and displaced more straight forward words. Who calls himself an "undertaker" these days? They are all "funeral directors." Well my least favorite euphemism is "pre-owned." What nonsense. A while back I thought I was being circumspe...
by Ralph
Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Official 2010 Passover Coke Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 1777

Re: The Official 2010 Passover Coke Thread

MarkC wrote:
Ralph wrote:Nope. Diet Coke is the true ambrosia.
No no -- "Coke Zero." :)
*****

That's a faux Coke!
by Ralph
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A pubic threat on the Florida roads
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: A pubic threat on the Florida roads

Can't get away from the vision of her using a razor at highway speeds! :evil:
by Ralph
Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This "facebook" thing ....
Replies: 24
Views: 1529

Re: This "facebook" thing ....

My Alumni office asked faculty to consider enrolling in Facebook as a means of keeping in touch with alumni. I did and I never post anything on my page about my life. Virtually all of my "friends" are either current students or alumni. I am amazed at how some put the most insignificant details of th...
by Ralph
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Can We Finally Ban Ice Cream Now?
Replies: 16
Views: 714

Re: Can We Finally Ban Ice Cream Now?

Relax, Jack. I can assure you that there is adequate documentation that the Constitution's Framers in 1787 considered the availability of ice cream to be so obvious a fundamental right that they declined to enumerate it in the Bill of Rights in 1791.