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Politics and Law-Related News / Dubya flip flop
« on: June 08, 2004, 11:06:07 AM »
I see that the U.S. just bent to the wishes of the French and Germans on the U.N. Iraq Resolution. Gee, isn't that called "flip flop", that the Republicans always accuse Kerry of?
Just think, if Bush had been willing to compromise with the Allies before the start of the war, perhaps we wouldn't have lost so many American lives. It just shows you the folly of being stubborn and unyielding just to appear Texas macho tough. In the end, his lack of negotiating in a diplomatic way, which is what Kerry has been proposing all along, has caused him in the end to look foolish and might possibly cost him the election, not to mention the loss of lives.
But he can leave the White House carrying his Bible saying that, "God spoke to me and told me that I had chosen the right course". Right away. I'm sure that God also told him to cut taxes and I'm absolutely positive that God told him to do things that would hurt the environment, for which he was the Creator. Yeah sure.
Instead of talking to God George, why don't you start by using common sense and negotiate in the fine art of diplomacy. But if you are not intellectually suited for the job, and didn't really want the presidency and simply got pushed into the whole election thing and then when Gore got more votes then you, you had a silent sigh of relief. You thought "YES! I can finally go home to Texas and put on my jeans and go out with my old hunting dog cutting brush", you're stunned to learn that the Republican dominated Supreme Court has just annointed you with the crown and throne of Presidency. "Shucks, what do I do now!"
"I'm screwed! I better go out and surround myself with some bright people that can think for me. I don't think they'll try to brainwash me with their own agenda, do you?"
Guess what, they did!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Religion!
« on: June 08, 2004, 10:09:12 AM »
Being Irish Catholic, my Catholicism is more matter of ancestry than a personal choice.  I know a lot of liberal Catholics, too, but it is becomming harder and harder to defend the church's positions.  If I were not born into Catholicism, I doubt if I would choose it voluntarily. 

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Religion!
« on: June 08, 2004, 09:59:47 AM »
Recently converted to Roman Catholicism after many years as a Roaming Protestant

I find that interesting considering your liberal views on gay marriage. 

I took mine in New York.  Everyone had to put their cell phones on a desk at the front of the room, so there was a pile of about 25 cell phones on the desk.  You might want to either make sure it's labelled or just leave it in your car during the test. 

Law School Admissions / Re: Career Quiz
« on: June 07, 2004, 07:14:47 PM »
Blue, Yellow

Incoming 1Ls / Any recommendations for legal philosophy books?
« on: June 07, 2004, 03:42:37 PM »
I know the subject of books has been discussed a lot.  I've read all the "get ready for law school" books I care to.  Can anyone recommend books specifically on legal philosophy?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Why is Syracuse a T3?
« on: June 07, 2004, 11:30:52 AM »
What's so bad about the school?

I have been asking myself and others the same question about NYLS and still don't know the answer.  I agree with msher that rankings have become more important than life itself.  I also agree that there are no bad law schools, just bad students who don't know how to maximize their potential and rise to the top in spite of negative circumstances like bad teachers, students who have no business being there, ineffectual career centers, etc. - and top tier schools are no more immuned to these circumstances than bottom tier schools.  I think the best lawyers are those that seize an opportunity and get as much out of it as possible.  Consider excelling in a 3rd tier school to land a choice starting position the first of many hurdles you will overcome throughout your career.  What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Best Movie Quotes
« on: June 04, 2004, 06:36:08 PM »
Wait a minute ladies I got a salami for you.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Best Movie Quotes
« on: June 04, 2004, 06:33:08 PM »
This looks like it could be gravy.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Best Movie Quotes
« on: June 04, 2004, 06:23:15 PM »
from one of my favorite comedy classics...

prince akeem is in the hot tub and after a long conversation, a woman comes out from under the water and declares: "the royal penis is cleaned your highness."  :D

akeem is in NYC for the first time and is ecstatic, but naive of american culture.
random guy on the street yells: @#!* you man!

Akeem (from the balcony): "yes!... yes!!! '@#!* YOU' too!!!"  ;D

you gotta have actually seen these movies to undersand the quotes.

oh and of course, "sexual chocolate!"

and then there's

When you think of garbage, think of Akeem!

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