Monday, October 31, 2011
There were a few potential upsets, including against the Giants, but Rams (we won a game!) were the champions (against the Saints! by a healthy margin!) yesterday. Steelers, mild upset. Arizona and Miami two that blew their chances. Not too interesting overall.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
'Fleeing Hitler' can be enjoyed on many levels, from WWII history of a largely forgotten and unknown but major event, to personal stories of survival, to general lessons about evacuations and what happens when a modern western industrial society breaks down.Good little book, as the customer reviews at Amazon suggest, on a little known "exodus." Covers various angles with good illustrations.
Basically lame Game 7: Cards went ahead, 2/3 of game involves them getting more so. They should not have had home field advantage as a wild card team. The rain again affected a game in the playoffs. And, the Rangers shouldn't have pitched Oliver in the 10th. Oh well.
Friday, October 28, 2011
No Reed v. Reed in the land of parliamentary supremacy; no First Amendment either. So, it was left to a Conservative (mostly so) government to apply equal rules for sex, but no Catholics need to apply. We have that no titles of nobility thing.
Yes, the comic has been animated -- see YouTube for various examples. Pretty good. Not good -- twice being one out away from winning your first World Series and blowing it. Should have let the real reliever hit in the 11th, but still probably would have lost.
Obama tries again with the "Liu seat." Mid-40s, appeals experience. Clerk to both Kozinski and Ginsburg. [Not mean to Alito.] I think Orin Kerr is wrong on the upcoming GPS case. Various comments underline the point and he is missing it. Search AND seizure.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The USSC now and then releases orders, often involving capital cases. This one is an exception. A bit of inside baseball. Not on the same page with everything here, but the older policy of keeping many state issues out of the lower federal courts makes sense. Justice Stevens agrees at least as far as when the state courts uphold rights.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Justice Stevens is keeping busy in "retirement," including reviewing books. Last time the death penalty, this time criminal justice as a whole. A lot of good stuff there, including a broader understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment. Have not read either book yet.
Monday, October 24, 2011
This travelogue covers a lot of ground (it's hard at time to do this without oversimplifying; he probably slips now and again) in a way accessible to the general public pretty well, though his left leaning atheist Jew schtick asides do at times get annoying.
The guy who walked three straight last year pitched a gem -- it's the porn mustache! Victorious was a decent episode with an amusing in joke about extras. Pan Am again was pleasant time filling. "Nico" was on, but didn't play "Niko" here. Saints piled on.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Panthers didn't blow one. S/B: nine total points. Rams' lo-ser. KC whipping suggests why Raiders got a new back-up QB. Viks making it a game, even after a twenty-three point swing by the Packers. Colts/Saints probably looked like a good match-up. MNF: yawn.
Coming from 21-10, the defense stepped up and the Jets won, SD's final series pretty lame. Detroit is suddenly losing games. Miami blew a 15-0 lead (failed two point) and lost 18-15, Denver getting an onside + the two + OT. Lo-ser. Chicago managed a win in London.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
I grew tired of him on WFAN a long time ago, so the fact this happened is not surprising. The fact they quite literally talked about it on the station all day today -- through three hosts -- is a tad ridiculous though the hosts didn't just agree with their colleague.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
In basically the same spot, if an inning later, the same pinch hitter for the pitcher hits the go ahead run off the same Texas reliever. But, the Cards pen faltered in the ninth. Key base-running moves, even a steal -- this time the inches went their way at the end.
Beasley was 0-3 in her early 1970s Supreme Court orals, her first against another woman advocate with a softer voice. She lost in Furman v. Georgia (death penalty) and Doe v. Bolton (abortion). She later became a state judge and continued to be honored for decades.
Cards starter goes six, key pinch hitter comes in and hits in the clutch again and the bullpen does the rest. Game turned on inches. Oh, still looked like he hit the ball off his foot in the ninth. Did Texas get 26 outs? Texas better hit better against the other starters.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I mentioned how I enjoyed this show but -- after a pretty good start -- it is slipping by having an uncomfortable overdose of personal stuff, usually of the "very special episode" variety, such as being adopted or a sibling killed. The actors don't even seem comfortable.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I wrote about J.R. Ackerley's other works, but this was not as enjoyable -- no Tulip and a bit too thick. This account of his trip to India in the 1920s as the personal secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality still has charm. But, not into it.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Three red zone possessions result in six points, seven the other way via a 100 yard interception return. Jets made it 14-6 right before the Half, they finally having a good offensive drive and it's 24-6 early Fourth Quarter. How to beat a bad team. Next week, a real team.
Justice Holmes gave a sharp retort: “That is not my job. My job is to play the game according to the rules.”The Constitution is in place to "establish justice" (Preamble), so if Alito wants, "doing justice" works, whatever Holmes allegedly said.
Phils' starters didn't do it (again), though the final game was 1-0. The Cards ace followed with a five inning effort, the only starter getting a win in six games. The Brewers were messy, starting and fielding. Bats couldn't handle the relief corps. Good season, sad end.
After Volokh Conspiracy and Scotusblog (THIS is what you use for your new message board? how original), now Balkinization is overdoing it on the PPACA (one single part really) stuff. Including the missing the damn point part. Easier to talk past each other that way.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Detroit (particularly the Tigers) ended things badly, Giants had a pretty good game against real competition, the Jets weren't helped by Dallas blowing it late, but Philly helped even things out by beating the Redskins. Cards game is a mess. They should win. [Go Texas!]
Saturday, October 15, 2011
And Also: A report that Obama is sending some forces to Africa brings to mind "one more place, huh?," but actually appears to be pursuant to a law passed a couple years ago. Don't know if the backers thought it through, but that's another thing.