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by Ralph
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Official 2010 Passover Coke Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: The Official 2010 Passover Coke Thread

Nope. Diet Coke is the true ambrosia.
by Ralph
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How many cities have you called "home?"
Replies: 31
Views: 1056

Re: How many cities have you called "home?"

Only New York City has ever been called "home" by me.
by Ralph
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Women WWII Fliers Honored!
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Women WWII Fliers Honored!

CNN.com Washington (CNN) -- Some 65 years after their service, a group of former civilian women pilots whose unheralded work was key to helping the U.S. effort in World War II are being honored Wednesday with the Congressional Gold Medal. Fewer than 300 Women Airforce Service Pilots are still alive....
by Ralph
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Student suspended for saying no to drugs
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Student suspended for saying no to drugs

Moronic. I've actually represented students in similar situations. It's like butting my head against a stone wall. The school satraps feel that if they show any discretion, make that common sense, they open themselves up to liability which is really not true. In criminal law, what this girl did does...
by Ralph
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Suicide Tourist-Frontline
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Suicide Tourist-Frontline

A brilliant colleague died of ALS some years ago. He showed incredible determination to keep teaching as his faculties failed and we supported him in every way, modifying his office and even a bathroom on our floor. His decision was to keep working as long as he could but eventually he was a prisone...
by Ralph
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lox not kosher?
Replies: 48
Views: 3190

Re: Lox not kosher?

Barry - I very well remember our awfully nice lunch at the Second Ave Deli, but not what I ate. It was your excellent company which was the point of my attention and not the food. However, if you say it was lox, I believe it! (Although I am not sure if it was a kosher restaurant - how could I have ...
by Ralph
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A new ‘Century’ of shopping in Queens
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: A new ‘Century’ of shopping in Queens

How is the food court?
by Ralph
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is there even a single anthropophagist here? If not,
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: Is there even a single anthropophagist here? If not,

piston wrote:What's the proper noun for horse meat eater? And I do wonder why they, too, are underrepresented on this illustrious board!
*****

Equinegourmond
by Ralph
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish guy from Queens likes Pius XII
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Re: Jewish guy from Queens likes Pius XII

Yes, Saul, there is a world of difference between saying Jesus was a "false prophet" as opposed to being a "liar." To say he was a false prophet is to express one's theological viewpoint. A Jew can believe Jesus was not a true prophet of God without intimating or stating that he was a "liar," a term...
by Ralph
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inside the cat and dog meat market in China
Replies: 13
Views: 710

Re: Inside the cat and dog meat market in China

I wouldn't knowingly eat either but in many Asian countries these animals are a staple part of the diet and they have no comprehension of how so many of us regard dogs and cats.
by Ralph
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Suicide Tourist-Frontline
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Suicide Tourist-Frontline

Interesting that this gentle death which avoided horrid suffering (body become a concrete vault, mind remaining unaffected) bothers people while so much deadly violence crowds news reports and documentaries.
by Ralph
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ehud Barak shuts Christiane Amanpour's mouth
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Ehud Barak shuts Christiane Amanpour's mouth

If Saul ever wants a real job he'd be an incredible headline writer for any supermarket checkout counter tabloid. :)
by Ralph
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lox not kosher?
Replies: 48
Views: 3190

Re: Lox not kosher?

Barry - I very well remember our awfully nice lunch at the Second Ave Deli, but not what I ate. It was your excellent company which was the point of my attention and not the food. However, if you say it was lox, I believe it! (Although I am not sure if it was a kosher restaurant - how could I have ...
by Ralph
Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is there even a single anthropophagist here? If not,
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: Is there even a single anthropophagist here? If not,

Ralph, do you mean anthropophagite? If so, I think we may have a few! :lol: By the way, I am awarding you the William F. Buckley award for March (the award goes to the first person each month who forces me to consult a dictionary, and many months no award is made). ***** Both spellings are accepted...
by Ralph
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish guy from Queens likes Pius XII
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Re: Jewish guy from Queens likes Pius XII

Saul,

Your comment about Jesus being a liar as one view held by most if not all Jews is pure bigotry. Most Jews whom I know respect Christianity and the belief in Christ that binds Christians. They do not denigrate Christ just as no Christians I know denigrate your God.
by Ralph
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trouble finding unprejudiced jurors to try a hate crime
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Trouble finding unprejudiced jurors to try a hate crime

What's new? For most of post Civil War history a black defendant could not get a fair trial by impartial jurors if the victim was white. Prejudice and preconceptions run deep and a case involving race or ethnicity compounds the jury selection process.
by Ralph
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is there even a single anthropophagist here? If not,
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Is there even a single anthropophagist here? If not,

than why not?

I have often wondered about this.
by Ralph
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vets Return to Iwo Jima
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Vets Return to Iwo Jima

Not to derail this thread, but a comment on reconciliation of old war grudges. The year before I went to Germany I volunteered at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. Another volunteer was an old man who had been a WW II pilot who had been downed with his crew in Germany. I only had to mention that ...
by Ralph
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lox not kosher?
Replies: 48
Views: 3190

Re: Lox not kosher?

They can say what they like about lox. If they start messing with kippered salmon ... well .... just let them try it. ***** Barry, Did you know that the Grand Rebbe Mendel of Piscataway has forbidden Orthodox Jews to drink milk shakes because they are "the devil's own drink?" Hope you will come dow...
by Ralph
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lox not kosher?
Replies: 48
Views: 3190

Re: Lox not kosher?

I'm Jewish......and I always thought lox was a little bit GROSS. No fooling. I don't think I've ever tasted it. I mean maybe once, but I probably spat it out. :) ***** Hmmm, Freud wrote in an undiscovered paper about a patient he called "Bubby" who hated lox and it turned out under analysis that he...
by Ralph
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lox not kosher?
Replies: 48
Views: 3190

Re: Lox not kosher?

Barry wrote:They can say what they like about lox. If they start messing with kippered salmon ... well .... just let them try it.
*****

Barry,

Did you know that the Grand Rebbe Mendel of Piscataway has forbidden Orthodox Jews to drink milk shakes because they are "the devil's own drink?"
by Ralph
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lox not kosher?
Replies: 48
Views: 3190

Re: Lox not kosher?

The fanatics are playing with fire. It's one thing for these rabbis to inveigh against abortion, equality for women, gay rights, etc. But lox? I bet not even Saul will bite (or not bite) on this one. :twisted:
by Ralph
Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Washington DC During Holidays
Replies: 30
Views: 934

Re: Washington DC During Holidays

The Smithsonian will be open as always. So will the National Zoo. You'll have a great time!
by Ralph
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The 'Hijacker'
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: The 'Hijacker'

I surrender. :(
by Ralph
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Judge grants asylum to German home schoolers
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: Judge grants asylum to German home schoolers

Then again, I am not a supporter of home schooling and can think oof very few circumstances under which it would be preferable to alternatives. Do you know anything about the relative academic success vis public schooled children? ***** Many home schooled kids do well on SATs and adjust to college ...
by Ralph
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kevin Kammerdeiner, the story of a Wounded Warrior.
Replies: 634
Views: 142404

Re: Kevin's Hospital Updates...

Leslie posted a video of Kevin a few minutes ago, I don't know how to put it into a post so i'm posting the link...she says she is worried she broke her thumb, but, with no Insurance she can't get it looked at and says there is a bone sticking out where it shouldn't be, what an incredible person sh...
by Ralph
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: THE EARTH HAD SHIFTED ON ITS AXIS.
Replies: 25
Views: 2219

Re: THE EARTH HAD SHIFTED ON ITS AXIS.

I've noticed that while driving to and from work recently.
by Ralph
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Judge grants asylum to German home schoolers
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: Judge grants asylum to German home schoolers

I posted this story last night to my Church and State seminar and we'll be discussing it on Thursday evening. It's a very unusual ruling. I hope Germany does not mobilize and rattle a saber in response.
by Ralph
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WTF? Gov't can destroy iPods,laptops,etc just on suspicion?
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: WTF? Gov't can destroy iPods,laptops,etc just on suspicion?

]But Ralph--an iPod, or a notebook computer, is not contraband. Random seizures of personal property based on an unsubstantiated presumption that they might contain pirated files is clearly contrary to both the spirit and the letter of the law. But assuming there was reasonable suspicion, could the...
by Ralph
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WTF? Gov't can destroy iPods,laptops,etc just on suspicion?
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: WTF? Gov't can destroy iPods,laptops,etc just on suspicion?

Hate to be the lawyer here but there is NO warrant requirement for seixing contraband from anyone, american or not, when entering the country. Federal law provides for a due process hearing to challenge seizures of material where there is a colorable argument that the seizure was wrong (obviously n...
by Ralph
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Picture of a 35.3M diamond
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: Picture of a 35.3M diamond

I'd be embarrassed to give that small a rock to a gal as an engagement ring.
by Ralph
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I'm a lucky man!
Replies: 14
Views: 898

Re: I'm a lucky man!

I would give up my teaching career to become a guide in a Diet Coke plant!
by Ralph
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WTF? Gov't can destroy iPods,laptops,etc just on suspicion?
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: WTF? Gov't can destroy iPods,laptops,etc just on suspicion?

Hate to be the lawyer here but there is NO warrant requirement for seixing contraband from anyone, american or not, when entering the country. Federal law provides for a due process hearing to challenge seizures of material where there is a colorable argument that the seizure was wrong (obviously no...
by Ralph
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Idiot question about playing stuff on laptops
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Idiot question about playing stuff on laptops

Mark,

Most laptops have a DVD/CD drive. DVDs and CDs will play very well but the sound quality is usually very poor. I often play DVDs on a laptop when traveling but not music CDs. Mahler on a laptop is... :(
by Ralph
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is it ever OK to be a snob?
Replies: 44
Views: 2244

Re: Is it ever OK to be a snob?

Agnes Selby wrote:To a certain extent, we are all snobs. How many people
who abhore snobbery would invite the local bag-lady
to dinner with the boss? :wink:
*****

Why would I invite the boss? Sycophancy is wore than snobbery.
by Ralph
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is it ever OK to be a snob?
Replies: 44
Views: 2244

Re: Is it ever OK to be a snob?

No and I never would be. I treat the great host of figuratively unwashed humanity who can not rise to my level of knowledge, culture or sophistication with tolerant understanding.
by Ralph
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Several studies agree CMG bad for our health
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Several studies agree CMG bad for our health

CMG is most beneficially accessed during REM sleep.
by Ralph
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Interesting-Looking Lincoln Exhibit in Indianapolis
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: Interesting-Looking Lincoln Exhibit in Indianapolis

We have a very interesting Lincoln exhibition at the New-York Historical Society till March. When I was in Chicago in November I found a small but fascinating exhibition of Lincoln artifacts at the beautiful Harold Washington Library.
by Ralph
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If the judge used to sleep with the prosecutor...
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: If the judge used to sleep with the prosecutor...

Of course the judge should have recused herself. I couldn't care less about the mutual acts of adultery. The relationship between the judge and the prosecutor creates the likelihood if not the certainty of unfairness to the defense in terms of rulings on motions.
by Ralph
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When should girls start wearing lingerie? How about 9?
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: When should girls start wearing lingerie? How about 9?

At the same age boys do.
by Ralph
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wehrmacht penis envy
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Wehrmacht penis envy

The German model produced the all-powerful but generally ineffective General Staff model where careerists could rise in rank planning ever more complex operations without ever commanding troops. I think the Wehrmacht NCO may well have been the best trained of the type overall in WWII, at least befo...
by Ralph
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wehrmacht penis envy
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Wehrmacht penis envy

The German model produced the all-powerful but generally ineffective General Staff model where careerists could rise in rank planning ever more complex operations without ever commanding troops. I think the Wehrmacht NCO may well have been the best trained of the type overall in WWII, at least befor...
by Ralph
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Craziness of Schools Using Cops for Everything!
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: This Craziness of Schools Using Cops for Everything!

If laws and policies remove power of authority and punishment from teachers and parents concerning children, where in the world do you think it will come from? :roll: PC has ensured no other option is possible, so get used to it. Funny that an ACLU guy is pointing out how stupid and out of control ...
by Ralph
Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Elton John: Jesus was gay
Replies: 17
Views: 1081

Re: Elton John: Jesus was a gay

MarkC wrote:
Ralph wrote:I misread the thread title when I first saw it. I thought it said "Jesus was a goy." I am glad THAT canard hasn't been raised here.
Did y'all realize that "yogurt" spelled backwards is "Tru goy"?

Make you think........
*****

http://usa.kosher.com/store/kosher-dairy/yogurt
by Ralph
Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Elton John: Jesus was gay
Replies: 17
Views: 1081

Re: Elton John: Jesus was a gay

I misread the thread title when I first saw it. I thought it said "Jesus was a goy." I am glad THAT canard hasn't been raised here.
by Ralph
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Virginia pulls out the 10th amendment stick & ready to fight
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Virginia pulls out the 10th amendment stick & ready to fight

I realize I am the only Constitutional lawyer/professor on CMG but no one else noticed that Keaggy's "quote" isn't from the Constitution????????? The Tenth Amendment reads simply that "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved...
by Ralph
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Texas kamikaze has ties to Islam
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Texas kamikaze has ties to Islam

Well, this guy certainly hated the Catholic Church.
by Ralph
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court robes
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Supreme Court robes

By the way, remember the robe ordered by Chief Justice Rehnquist when he presided over President Clinton's impeachment trial. Straight out of Gilbert and Sullivan.