Classmate-Wearing-Yarmulka gets a job and passes the bar exam


Wednesday, September 28, 2005

What I'm Really Learning for Three Years

Q: Where do vampires learn to suck blood?

A: Law School

Hat Tip: Reader’s Digest

Monday, September 26, 2005

1, 2,3...

I counted 150 buses. Dov Bear counted a few dozen. How many do you count?

Friday, September 23, 2005


Calvin and Hobbes has always been one of my favorite cartoons. But this one is is even funnier since I'm taking Corporations in school right now.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Cuban-Style Election

Yours truly has just been elected as secretary of my school's chapter of the Federalist Society.

It’s really easy when you run unopposed.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Wrong Again

The NY Times in their lead editorial today hailed yesterday’s agreement with North Korea as a victory for diplomacy and a fork in the eye of John Bolton, who had said some unkind words for the North Korean regime.  

Well less than 24 hours later, North Korea has already backed out of deal, claiming that they won’t abandon their pursuit of nuclear weapons unless the US builds then a light-water nuclear reactor.  

Funny thing is, the reactor isn’t mentioned anywhere the agreement.  Maybe diplomacy isn’t that useful when dealing with a crazed, paranoid regime.  

It’s funny when the editors of the Times are proved wrong so quickly.  

Monday, September 19, 2005

Red Tape

Liberals see the ineptness of the federal government’s response to Katrina as an indictment of the Bush administration.  

Conservatives see the ineptness of the federal government’s response to Katrina as an indictment of government in general.  

I think this proves that conservatives are right.  
“Hundreds of tons of British food aid shipped to America for starving Hurricane Katrina survivors is to be burned.
US red tape is stopping it from reaching hungry evacuees.
Instead tons of the badly needed Nato ration packs, the same as those eaten by British troops in Iraq, has been condemned as unfit for human consumption”.

Myth Shattered

People are complaining that the New York Times is now charging for some of their content.  As these people who are complaining generally have ill feelings towards capitalism, it comes as an even bigger surprise that the New York Times is charging.  “I though that they were on our side”!  

The Times just proves, that deep down, everyone is a capitalist when it comes to their own opportunity to make money.  

Sunday, September 18, 2005

A Poor Excuse for a "No"

E. J. Dionne Jr. argues in the Washington Post that Roberts should not be confirmed, or at least, Democrats shouldn’t vote for him.  His main objections to Roberts tiptoed around many of the questions asked during the hearings and that the administration did not release Robert’s writings when he was deputy solicitor general.

These are very weak arguments for voting “no” on an almost perfect candidate.  

Does Dionne really expect Roberts to say how he would rule on specific issues?  Do we really want that?  Ignore for a minute the “cases and controversies” reason why Roberts was not forthcoming on specific issues.  Imagine if he said that he would uphold Roe.  What would happen if three years later he votes to overturn Roe?  Would the ruling not count?  Would it not be respected?  Is he not permitted to change is mind?  If he does, there’s nothing anyone could do about it.

As for the withholding of some of his writings- I’m sure Dionne understands the concept of attorney- client confidentiality.  I’m not sure though that he understands how important it is, especially when it comes to the presidency.  The President needs honest, straightforward legal advice, advice he is not going to get if every deputy solicitor general is nervous that what he writes may be used against him in a future confirmation hearing.  

If a Democrat can’t vote for Roberts, then basically no Republican nominee is good enough.  

Insert Witty Title Here

I’d blog more often, but I usually have trouble thinking of a funny title.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

You're So Frum...

you probably think this test is about you.

1. Orthodox Judaism (100%)
2. Islam (97%)
3. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (80%)
4. Reform Judaism (76%)
5. Sikhism (75%)
6. Jehovah's Witness (71%)
7. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (71%)
8. Bah�'� Faith (68%)
9. Jainism (68%)
10. Hinduism (58%)
11. Eastern Orthodox (55%)
12. Roman Catholic (55%)
13. Mahayana Buddhism (54%)
14. Orthodox Quaker (53%)
15. Seventh Day Adventist (50%)
16. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (48%)
17. Scientology (45%)
18. Theravada Buddhism (44%)
19. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (42%)
20. Liberal Quakers (42%)
21. New Thought (41%)
22. Neo-Pagan (39%)
23. Unitarian Universalism (37%)
24. New Age (30%)
25. Nontheist (27%)
26. Secular Humanism (20%)
27. Taoism (19%)

Monday, September 05, 2005

Bungalows Revisited

I’m normally not a fan of the OrthoJewish human-interest stories that the NY Times has on front page of the Metro section. (See last week’s "Dude, there are so many Jews here" story which was particularly awful)

But today’s story was different. It was funny, actually accurate (a rarity for the Times when discussing OrthoJudaism), and most importantly, could have been written about the colony where I spent 14 summers.

Yeah, the place was a hole in the ground, but that was the point- it was usually so nice outside; who wanted to be indoors? The only time you actually spent time in the bungalow was when you went to sleep. So cares if there was no room!

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Required Reading

Does Congress have the power to require Americans to floss after brushing their teeth? Or to regulate the amount of homework children do each night?”

Click here to find out.  

Hold the Blame

“Where have we gleaned the arrogant belief that if we suffer from a natural disaster, it must always somebody’s fault?”

Rabbi Marc Gellman

Chewing Gum and Walking in a Straight Line

I’m curious how the media is going to handle the combination of Katrina, Roberts, and Rhenquist…