Thursday, November 28, 2013

EINSTEIN'S DREAMS

Time is too precious.
A life is a moment in a season.
 A life is one snowfall.
A life is one autumn day.

A life is the delicate, rapid edge of a closing door's shadow. 

Einstein's Dreams
Alan Lightman. 


Thanks: A heartwarming Broward story of Thanksgiving:
As a lawyer practicing mostly in Dade County, maybe you are wondering what you should give thanks for? Look no father than twenty seven miles north on I95 to the Broward County Courthouse. On the JAA Broward blog is the story of a lawyer who had an agreed order to allow his client to leave his home on house arrest to eat Thanksgiving dinner with his family and the judge who would not allow the five second hearing on her calendar before the holiday and the JA who would not return phone calls and who would not give the lawyer the name and number of the on duty emergency judge. 

The first thing that popped into our mind after reading this story was....if that's how they treat a local lawyer in Broward, then they really need to put up a sign at the front of the courthouse: "Abandon hope all ye from Miami who enter here."


All that glitters is not gold.....

And nominees for the Federal Bench of the Southern District of Florida should not be bold. 

Don't start measuring the drapes for your new chambers in that big glass building that looks sort of like an upside down boat if you're lucky enough to be nominated to the federal bench. Because even though Senator Harry Reid (D- Nevada) set off a nuke and removed the ability of senators to filibuster judicial nominations, the nomination must still be forwarded to the Senate Judiciary Committee for a vote. The actual piece of paper is a blue slip. And until a Senator such as say,  Marco Rubio (R- Tea Party Bizzaro World) releases the blue slip on the nominee, nothing happens. It's as effective as a filibuster and any senator can place a hold on any nominee, anonymously.  So all the that glitters is indeed not gold. 

The NY Times article is here. 

Feeding America: Before you spend all of next months salary on black Friday junk that commercials have convinced you that you cannot live without, go to Feeding America. Hunger is a problem right here in the supposedly wealthiest nation on earth. You can feed a family for three weeks for less than thirty bucks- we reset our Starbucks card for $50.00 at least once a month. Donate. You will feel good and it's a better way to give thanks than stuffing yourself on leftover turkey or pushing the old lady down in the aisle of Best Buy as you yank the last GT V video game out of her age spotted hands. 

Enjoy the holiday weekend. 

27 comments:

Angry Girl said...

Hate to rain on your little cutesy-pie love fest but the reality of Thanksgiving is that most Americans just took another step to a massive cardiac incident and an early death. They ate like there's no tomorrow because for most their tomorrow's are limited because they are so obese. We celebrate Thanks by overeating and killing ourselves? Are you kidding? Potatoes and gravy and stuffing and gravy and sweet potato pie with marshmallows and rolls and butter and gallons of soda- ok lets make it diet because I'm trying to be good- (ha!! diet soda is poison) and because calories don't count on holidays lets have some cake and pie and ice cream because my culture says I have to eat until I pass out to give thanks.

As if you obese people could care, I had a protein shake for breakfast, ran a 10K "Turkey trot" (stupid name but I like to run) and then grilled some wild caught salmon with some organic mushrooms and organic wild greens and had some strawberries and blue berries with a green tea about an hour after dinner.

But hey, for the rest of you, the good news is the FDA now says you should be taking Crestor right after puberty, because cholesterol kills and you don;t want to examine what you're eating. (BTW- you can't live without cholesterol- the whole statin thing is a giant drug company scam).

So lets lift up our third serving of pie with whipped cream. Here's to you Crestor. Here's to you diet coke. Thank goodness we live in a society dedicated to keeping us so "healthy"

You all make me sick.

Anonymous said...

“Exercise seemed to completely cancel out many of the changes induced by overfeeding and reduced activity,” said Dylan Thompson, a professor of health sciences at the University of Bath and senior author of the study. And where it did not countermand the impacts, he continued, it “softened” them, leaving the exercise group “better off than the nonexercise group,” despite engaging in equivalently insalubrious behavior.

Anonymous said...

Give me a fucking break. One huge meal does not change anyone's life.

Anonymous said...

@9:36- AMEN!!

Anonymous said...

"Age spotted hand..." No one says it better than you Rumpole.

And F broward.

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...



REPRINTED, with permission from THE CAPTAIN.

Rumpole, you will be happy to know that your humble scribe and side kick posted about the "Blue Slip" seven days before the NY Times article. See below.



The Captain Reports:

Nuclear Option, November 22, and Frame 313 .....

To be clear, the nuclear option employed that now moves back to the simple majority rule in the Senate, will affect not only the President's nominees to become a Judge, (except for the Supreme Court), but all nominations of the President, for Cabinet positions and other posts.

To 6:34 PM and other supporters of Will Thomas:

Not so fast ....

This rule change has nothing to do with Senator Rubio's blocking of Thomas' ascension to the Federal bench. Rubio has not issued his "blue slip" and given his "nod" to the head of the Judiciary Committee that it is ok with him to take a vote on the nominee and then send the recommendation to the floor of the Senate.

The Chair of the Judiciary could do so anyway, but he would then be bypassing another accepted "tradition" and protocol calling for the OK of both State Senators before a nominee faces a full up or down vote.


Cap Out .....
Captain4Justice@gmail.com


Thursday, November 21, 2013 9:03:00 PM

Anonymous said...

There's nothing like an angry. Skinny broad to ruin Thanksgiving. At the rate she's going she is going to outlive all of us and at the end, when the hospice nurse is holding her bony hand and asks her "did you have any fun in your life? Did you squeeze every bit of juice out of it?" AG is going to say "No".


As JFK said: a friend is the guy you call to bail you out of jail. A best friend is the guy sitting next to you in the cell going "boy that was fucking amazing".

Fake Risivy said...

Donated thirty bucks Rump. You da man.

Anonymous said...

Angry Girl needs to increase her masturbation sessions once again.

Anonymous said...

I think I've discovered the secret Rump: sorbitol.

Anonymous said...

Anybody work today? Or did everyone Shumie it?

Anonymous said...

$500 to shjt can the captain and shut his whinny "hey guys pay attention to me" attitude. You know what Rump? Make it a geezle.

Fake Adelstein and Matters said...

Put us down for $250 each Rump.

Fake Alvin Entin. said...

I'll kick in a fufchick.

Anonymous said...

Love those two knuckleheads. A & M.

REAL FORMER JUDGE said...

Rumpole ... what do you know about Small Cell Lung Cancer? One of my closest friends just got diagnosed on Thanksgiving day. They never smoked. I am worried, but I know that you can shed some wisdom as you know health and wellness issues so well. Another reason to love your family and friends every single day, be grateful for all of the fortune and good health that we have and do daily acts of kindness always.

It proves my motto from the Jewel song "Hands" ... "In the end, only kindness matters"

Love one another this coming year ... to all those on the blog ... and be kind with your comments. There is no place for mean gossip about our colleagues and peers. We are only here on this earth for a limited time ... and that time MAY be just until tomorrow.

Let's have a kinder and more loving year. Yes?

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


My fans are finally coming out of the wood works. You should see the emails I get. You all have a lot of catching up to do.

Happy Thanksgiving Horace.

Anonymous said...

Why do they call it Jewish Rye? It's not like it's circumsized after baking.

Fake Pando said...

Omg rumpole. He cant shut up. Please no more. He makes me ill.

Anonymous said...

Shumie the Captain!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why do they call it Colby cheese? It's. Not like its a fake judge after pasturization.

Anonymous said...

Breaking news Rump and if true its bad. Well they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night.

Rumpole said...

Well then meet me in Atlantic CIty.

Fake Colby said...

Why no love for the Captain? In the college survivor pool I pick Auburn in the Iron Bowl.
Cap- you support my reinstatement right mi amigo compadre?

Real Fake former Judge said...

I love the word "blunderbuss"

Anonymous said...

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!

Fake Colby said...

Ahem....picked another winner.