Life is full of ups and downs. If we have learned anything in our multiple decades of existence it is these two things- 1) Do not judge a person until you have walked a mile in her moccasins; and 2) If you wait patiently by the river the bodies of your enemies will float by.
With these two thoughts in mind, and a week closing with the start of the NFL draft, we provide you some thoughts:
Rudy Giuliani: The bad- the FBI serving a search warrant for his electronic devices on Wednesday; the ugly- his press conference when black hair die trickled down his face; the bad- renting Four Seasons Total Landscaping for a press conference instead of the nearby Four Seasons (we usually stay at a Four Seasons when traveling on a case); the ugly- his scene in Borat Subsequent Movie Film where arguably he has his hands down his trousers (trousers is in danger of being lost in the English language. Here is our effort to revive it). Verdict: a bad year. BAD. Wild prediction: something bizarre like Little Pony videos are found on his devices.
Miami Dolphins: With the sixth pick in the 2021 NFL your Miami Dolphins select..De Vonta Smith, WR Alabama. With the 18th pick in the 2021 NFL draft your Miami Dolphins select....Christian Darrisaw, Tackle, Virginia Tech. In 2020 Darrisaw graded perfect in preventing sacks or hits on his QB. Not one allowed. The Fins strongly consider a RB at this spot, but there are several available in rounds 3-7 and with Darrisaw paving the way, and De Vonta Smith preventing the defense from stacking the box and stopping the run, the Dolphins future is looking GOOD. Real good. No bad or ugly here.
Judge Z. Bad month. You know the story. But you know what, it's not over until it's over. Judges are human (yes we really said that). They can learn from their (many) mistakes. A dose of humility is sometimes the right medicine to turn someone around. Ironically, this is the argument we make when we (rarely) represent someone at sentencing. Sometimes its a good thing if your audience can personally connect with your client's experience. BAD but not over and perhaps some good yet is in store. He certainly has the right counsel (David Rothman, attorney to the stars and bench, and that is a good thing).
Judge MM. BAD. Moveon.org. It's over Johnny.
Apple and Facebook. Both just announced blow-out quarters. GOOD.
India. BAD AND UGLY. The US State department just announced a level 4 alert for travelers. You cannot go. If you are a US citizen in India you must leave. Want to see what the future holds for the world unprepared for pandemics? Look at India now. Hospitals have no room. They have no oxygen or Covid19 therapeutics and crematoriums (we searched, this is the first time we used that word on the blog lo all these years of writing) are melting from the constant use. Look at India. And learn this lesson. The next Pandemic is coming and why do we feel the idiots of the world and US will be even more resistant to wearing masks and shutting down?