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Monday, October 23, 2017

HIJACKED

For those of you bored enough to ponder civil law and who have recently checked out the South Florida Lawyers civil blog,  we have learned that the blog has been Hi-Jacked and is being held hostage. 

You see, if you give someone your log-on credentials, they can log on and change the password. And then you, as the owner, are locked out. 

Meanwhile, for our less gullible readers, we offer this business opportunity which involves the tragic death of a Nigerian business owner, and the offer of 50% of the proceeds of the recovery of 37 million dollars being held by the Bank of Canada in Nigeria. 

What Rumpole is Reading:
We were pleased to see the release of two wonderful biographies by two accomplished biographers this past week. Grant, by Ron Chernow, who has also written biographies of Alexander Hamilton and Geo. Washington. And Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson, whose last subject was Steve Jobs. 

Fun fact: Grant's given name was Hiram Ulysses Grant. When Grant's father asked his congressman to nominate Grant for a spot at West Point, the application was inexplicably filled out for Ulysses S Grant. When Grant arrived at West Point, his name on the board was U. S. Grant, which caused his classmates to nickname him "Uncle Sam", shortened to Sam Grant, which is how he was known to his classmates forever more. 

From Occupied America, where Chief Justice Chase wrote in Texas v. White  that "the Constitution in all its provisions, looks to an indestructible Union composed of indestructible States", fight the power!



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have been reading recently about confederate General A.P. Hill. His time in West Point with the likes of Tom "soon to be Stonewall" Jackson is enthralling, including his having contracted gonorrhea, which caused him to suffer throughout the civil war. Jackson, exaggeratedly devout and pious, never forgave Hill his wild living in college, and frequently tried to have him court martialed during the war.

Our current indignation about slavery and racism, as righteous as it is, certainly threatens to blind us to the complicated and at times valorous stories of those confederates. The southerners fighting against the siege at Petersburg, many of them senior citizens and boys as young as 13, led by A.P. Hill, were fighting on little food to no food, often barefoot, to keep their homes and farms from being burned, their cattle slaughtered, their sisters, mothers and daughters raped, against a Union force three times their size.

Wild times.

Anonymous said...

Rump -

I heard that Hiram Ulysses Grant changed his name on purpose as his initials were HUG. This, I guess, was cause for ridicule in the 1840s (along with dystentery, which we all know from long hours spent playing Oregon Trail).

Any truth to that?

Rumpole said...

Partially correct. When Grant bought luggage to go to West Point, he didn't want classmates seeing the HUG initials so he changed the order to Ulysses Hiram Grant UHG, but little did he know that when he got there his congressman had changed his name forever to US Grant and that was that.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't just go back to Civil War days. We all know about JFK's libidinous escapades in his youth, and on into adulthood, including in the White House swimming pool. But, the dark side of it is, that he contracted gonorrheal urethritis. It plagued him for the rest of his life. It's all recounted in the Dark Side of Camelot, and other JFK books.

Anonymous said...

Grieco to plead guilty. Bar issues to follow

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article180513271.html

Anonymous said...

JFK had VD? I am a JFK aficionado and never heard this one. Other than rumor and gossip, is there any evidence?

Anonymous said...

Read the book, which was written by Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter. There is also very good evidence that JFK was getting shots of Crystal Meth from Dr. Max Jacobson, a/k/a "Dr. Feelgood", while he was President.