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August 24, 2004

we was robbed

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 4:32 pm

 



scream4more  . . .  politics aside, this is brilliant fun.  thank you John Aravosis at AmericaBlog.


(thanks to Fool in the Forest  for a great Munch post & Futurballa‘s Rick Coencas for the pointer)  


 


 


broken plum branch–
“They’ve stolen another one!”
he yells


from Kobayashi Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue  


p.s.  First it was Referer Madness, now it FaganFinder’s URL Info.  Thanks a lot, Dennisooh


 one-breath pundit  





    • Prof Grace   Prof. Martin Grace seems too smart to be so wrong about antitrust law and the McCarran-Ferguson Act.  Is this a studied ignorance?  No objective antitrust expert believes antitrust would prevent insurers from sharing loss data.  (See my extensive Comments here.)



      • Which reminds me: why do so many “right-minded” law professors have no Comment function on their weblogs?  For the same reason they fight so many straw men?  


    • Update (Aug. 25, 2004): Prof. Grace has a graceful reply, agreeing with my antitrust analysis, at his weblog today, headlined Studied Ignorance, and dubbing f/k/a  his “first critic!”   This raises a bigger question: How can someone so [er] “eminent” avoid criticism for so long (besides turning off Comments)?   Maybe the Strawmen have a theory.  See additional explanatory comments on data collection and antitrust by me here and there.


    • Update II (Aug. 26, 2004):  This tri-alogue (Wallace, Grace and Giacalone — with a dash of Olson and Copland) continued today, with Wallace and Grace shifting their arguments a bit, but still being outflanked by Giacalone (really).  Check out the new Comments here and here.  Giacalone accuses Grace of FAFOFA — Falsely Accusing Foes Of False Accusations.


 

running backwards

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 3:49 pm

 


late summer
children at the beach
running backwards

 










runners black small

runners bsv

 

midday heat

one petal of the red poppy

sways


 


credits “late summer” in “Haiku Canada Members Anthology” (2000)

“midday heat” from “Summerday, Puget Sound,” a haiku sequence






 







orange, yellow, pink

what would you name this rose?


 




cement truck?

washng machine?

inside the MRI

[Aug. 24, 2004]

The Sudan Day of Conscience, is tomorrow Wed., August 25th .  


one-breath pundit  







    • Mass. bar advocate boycott:  While Hampden bar group president Bonavita sees no organized effort to get fees raised:



      • high court Justice Spina is worried the courts will become “hostage to lawyers” who don’t like the pay.


      • Asst. AG Kehoe notes “They are … putting the squeeze on, aren’t they?  They are staying in the program, hoping the pay will go up?”


      • Ed. Note:  Mass. news media still refuse to use the “b” word (boycott). 

running backwards

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 3:49 pm

 


late summer
children at the beach
running backwards

 










runners black small

runners bsv

 

midday heat

one petal of the red poppy

sways


 


credits “late summer” in “Haiku Canada Members Anthology” (2000)

“midday heat” from “Summerday, Puget Sound,” a haiku sequence






 







orange, yellow, pink

what would you name this rose?


 




cement truck?

washng machine?

inside the MRI

[Aug. 24, 2004]

The Sudan Day of Conscience, is tomorrow Wed., August 25th .  


one-breath pundit  







    • Mass. bar advocate boycott:  While Hampden bar group president Bonavita sees no organized effort to get fees raised:



      • high court Justice Spina is worried the courts will become “hostage to lawyers” who don’t like the pay.


      • Asst. AG Kehoe notes “They are … putting the squeeze on, aren’t they?  They are staying in the program, hoping the pay will go up?”


      • Ed. Note:  Mass. news media still refuse to use the “b” word (boycott). 

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