"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Jun 1, 2010

What the...?

"WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court says suspects must explicitly tell police they want to be silent to invoke their Miranda protection during interrogations..."



This has Kagan's fingerprints all over it.




Ethan said...

I can't wait until the Supreme Court rules that, when the police tell you that you have a dickfor on your shoulder, you are required both to say "What's a dick for?" and also to endure their mocking afterwards.

I mean, really. "I wish to invoke my right to remain silent." "Then you shouldn't have said anything!" "I know you are but what am I?" etc.

Jack Crow said...

That was appreciated. Have had little cause to laugh today.

Much obliged, Ethan. Much obliged.