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McCain isn't Bush. The Republican Party is a group with many different factions. To flat out dismiss McCain because of the last 8 years is not fair. I can understand wanting to vote out the Republicans from Congress, but the Presidency is a whole different story. McCain is his own man, and he has never truly had a good relationship with Bush. For liberals that say McCain is a 3rd Bush term, they have got to be joking.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0507mccainvotes0507.html

http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/members/m000303/

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A Washington Post analysis notes McCain voted with the GOP this term 88.3 percent of the time, the same as Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., whose conservative credentials are seldom questioned. McCain ranked ahead of 29 other Republicans, including Arizona's Jon Kyl, who holds the No. 2 spot in party leadership.

Wow - Obama's at about 97 percent.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23276453/

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Jack wrote:

I'm not voting Republican or Democrat.  I think McCain is a good man, but I'm likely going to vote 3rd party.
I'll probably vote for Bob Barr.


Might as well throw your vote away. A vote that isn't for McCain is a vote that puts Obama one more step towards the White House.

Not correct.  Jack's vote only matters in a handful of states.  If he lives in a solid blue or solid red state, his vote contributes nothing to the selection of the president.  Unless, of course, a significant portion of his state's voters also choose to vote third party - then, it appears Jack has contributed to the growth of a multi-party system, which seems to be a worthy goal, and not consistent with "throwing one's vote away".

Don't worry too much - I'll be balancing Jack's non-McCain vote with one for the Green candidate (unless it's Nader, and then I'll write in Gore.)

LOL @ Al Gore. You're an idiot.

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Guys at my high school used to be black women with 4.0s from Princeton and 180s all the time. They still got rejected from Yale.

It was no big deal.

175.  Docked for wordiness.

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This website sucks.

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i read PLS II and read through some of the materials he recommends for a "three month" study regimen.  it certainly helped.  i think it bears repeating that most people who slam reading ahead of time didn't do it themselves.  unless you have the iq of a potted fern, learning basic terms and concepts will aid in your comprehension, especially early on.  the comment that there is no such thing as black letter law is also garbage.  assault is assault, res ipsa is res ipsa, a 12(b)(6) motion is a 12(b)(6) motion whether you are sitting in a torts/civ pro class at cooley or at hls.  law school is not that complex but professors will try (often unwittingly) to make it as confusing as possible.  hearing these terms for the third or fourth time in september necessarily will help you grasp the greater concepts behind these terms of art faster than your peers (who will look at the prof like a pig staring at a wristwatch the first time say, "consideration" is mentioned). 
another lame argument is that you somehow won't have time to "party like a rockstar" over the summer.  this type of thinking alone should tell you all you need to know about this category of people.  getting really sh!thoused is soooooooooooo awesome! yeah!  in my frat!  no....i didn't rape her! i love you man!  these lame a$$es really stick out in law school.
the only value in this line of reasoning is that you should absolutely find time to do f*ck-all and just relax.  if you spend a couple hours a day, 5 days a week doing a little reading, you should have tons of time to build a birch bark canoe by hand if that's your thing.
here is what i suggest
PLS II
Learning Legal Reasoning by John Delaney
LEEWS by Wentworth Miller
the E&E's for your first semester classes (except Crim, this varies too much by jurisdiction and some law schools don't even teach the model penal code anymore).
you'll use the E&E's over the semester anyway, so purchasing them now isn't a bad idea even if you don't make a big dent in them. 
just sayin'.

Typical GDI response.

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Law School Applications / Re: Low UGPA..Can't get into law school
« on: May 16, 2008, 05:10:12 PM »
This is a stupid f-ing shtick.

And i think you mean 'gleaned.'

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UMich vs. UCLA
« on: May 16, 2008, 02:52:09 PM »
I'm being "insistant" because you're a liar.  Forgive me if I don't believe you after you conveniently "forgot" about Cornell, and even Georgetown as you admit. 

Your "point" is that the top firms care about small differences in prestige, i.e. that between UMich and UCLA.  When your firm interviews at GULC (and GW) level schools this argument is undermined.



And you're an idiot. The prestige difference between UCLA and Michigan is not small.

You're an idiot and you miss the point.  How surprising.  Your "argument" was that a difference in ranking of about 10 points is enough to effect one's employment prospects.  This is presumably why you mentioned your firm (though we all know you were just attempting to brag).  Your self-styled "top firm" recruits at schools around and below UCLA's level, hence your argument is undermined. 

It's no secret that people with Michigan degrees have better employment prospects than people with UCLA degrees. I never said my firm was a top firm. And I never said it was representative. 

I thought you quit.  If you don't work there anymore, it's not 'your firm.'  HTH

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Law School Applications / Re: Low UGPA..Can't get into law school
« on: May 16, 2008, 02:37:37 PM »
You see that Rambis is up for the Suns job?

I'm going to need a new alias.

I think you're safe - he's a longshot.

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Law School Applications / Re: Low UGPA..Can't get into law school
« on: May 16, 2008, 02:35:19 PM »
You're an idiot.  This person has been unable to get into ANY law school for two years because his LSAT was so bad.  WTF are you talking about the t14 for?

you'll get in everywhere you apply!

Nice.  I saw a link to this on XO and figured I had to come say something.

You see that Rambis is up for the Suns job?

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Law School Applications / Re: Low UGPA..Can't get into law school
« on: May 16, 2008, 02:08:14 PM »
A 2.75 GPA will only disqualify you from 5 or 6 schools. A high LSAT will make you competitive almost anywhere, including several T14 schools. Just focus on getting your score up and apply accordingly.

You're an idtiot.  This person has been unable to get into ANY law school for two years because his LSAT was so bad.  WTF are you talking about the t14 for?

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