A reader tests our bravery:
Rumpole, are you going to stand up for liberty and run the Danish cartoons?
Rumpole replies: 1) it’s off topic; 2) sure- we’re anonymous anyway. What’s the worst that could happen, al queda crashes the web site? 3) anyone have the link to the cartoons?
John Gault writes:
Where the state begins, liberty ends. Don't talk about liberty if you favor welfare, social security, medicare, etc. Are you really for liberty over security, or does it just sound good in your little blog?
Rumpole roars 1) Who is John Gault?
2) don’t even start getting Ayn Rand with us. You do not want to go there. Trust us. We will flambé your altruist/collectivist butt with non-stop objectivist philosophy. But that is not what this blog is about. This blog is about the Justice Building and we will not bore our readers with philosophical arguments that belong elsewhere.
Steve Levine fan club has more members: The groundswell continues: Steve Levine for Judge
Steve Levine tries cases all the time. Most recently, he sent Phil Maniaty crying back to the office with an acquittal.
Rumpole responds: No cheap shots at Bow-tie Phil. He’s an old timer and OK in our book.
However, legal minds may differ:
Anonymous is no fan of Steve Levine:
Apd Steve Levine for judge? Is that a joke? The guy hasn't tried 5 jury trials in the past 10 years. What are you his brother or something?
Another reader notes:
Why give Victoria DelPino a hard time because of only 5 years experience? If I remember correctly, wasn't Beth Bloom at only 5 1/2 years when she filed? And Newman was at 4 yrs, 364 days.At least Delpino had the courage to put her name in an empty seat where she could get credible competition. According to this blog, she would have an easier time had she just picked a white male Jewish sitting judge to run against.
Rumpole notes: Judge Newman ran and had to withdraw when he jumped offsides and was penalized for running for judge a bit too early. However his second campaign scored a TD.
A reader writes about blogs and links:
Yes. That one [Rumpole notes that the post began with an answer to another post]. Start your own, say something interesting, and maybe we can get Rumpole to link to you.In event Markus links to Rumpole, his blog is pertinent, and I believe he's given Rumpole blog assistance in the past. I think he deserves to be cross-linked. Moreover, and in all seriousness, Markus' blog is topical and informative. I see no self promotion. He studiously avoids discussing his cases. (It's not like his average client is going to be swayed to hire him by a blog!) True, Markus did reprint a story from the DBR that involved him and his clients, but that was only after people, like myslef, referenced it in the comment section. The issue in the article was near and dear to lots and lots of attorneys... avoiding tainted money. Just ask Roy Black.
Rumpole notes: We have not linked to David Markus with a K’s blog for only one reason: technical incompetence. We note that Mr. Markus gave us publicity early and often and stepped in with technical assistance when the blog went kablooey
( a technical computer term). As of this post we are trying to post a permanent link with Mr. Markus. The initial results were that his blog was listed in 5 separate areas. If you checked in on line around 5PM Monday, you saw the carnage. Keep posted to see how many defense attorneys it takes to post a simple link.
Off topic: we heard this: the Olympic biathlon event should be renamed the “psycho killer event. First you ski 50 miles through the woods. Then you start shooting. "
VICE PRESIDENT TRIVIA
With his distinguished acts and poor aim this weekend, VP Dick Cheney becomes the second sitting vice president in history to shoot someone.
Name the first.
Hint: think cold weather.
See You In Court.