31 July 2013

The cotton-picking field trip.

Some NSFW language. Okay, lots of NSFW language. 

Utterly hilarious. Please to enjoy.

26 July 2013

Well, technically it is change.

This used to be on President Obama's change.org website. Not anymore.

Protect Whistleblowers
Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process.

[emphasis added for nostalgia]

tip 'o the crust to the good folks at techdirt.

27 June 2013

See you in a couple years, SCOTUS.

If there is one thing that the people are entitled to expect from their lawmakers, it is rules of law that will enable individuals to tell whether they are married and, if so, to whom. Today, many people who have simply lived in more than one state do not know, and the most learned lawyer cannot advise them with any confidence. The uncertainties that result are not merely technical, nor are they trivial; they affect fundamental rights and relations such as the lawfulness of their cohabitation, their children's legitimacy, their title to property, and even whether they are law-abiding persons or criminals. In a society as mobile and nomadic as ours, such uncertainties affect large numbers of people and create a social problem of some magnitude. It is therefore important that, whatever we do, we shall not add to the confusion. I think that this decision does just that.

- Justice Robert H. Jackson, (dissenting) Estin v Estin, 334 US 541 (1948)

13 March 2013


I laughed and laughed. Here comes science. Please to enjoy.