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


Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Cirque du Soleil

I saw Cirque du Soleil - Corteo last night at Randall's Island; my cousin called me right as I got home from work and said he had an extra ticket. I had never seen a Cirque du Soleil show before and naturally, I was pretty excited.

Here's my brief review of the show:


Go see it.

It's incredible.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Sick And Weird

Apparently, having the word "incest" in your blog is a great way to increase your hit count. I've had at least 10 hits today from people searching for the word "incest", and they are all from either Europe or Aisa/India.

Polygamy, Incest, and Bestality

My first post is up at Just Another Jewish Conspiracy.


Friday, May 19, 2006

All Done!

I just finished my fourth, and last final. Now I can relax a bit before I start work on Monday. Some summer vacation, huh?

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Reason #456 Why Not To Live In Baltimore

A couple was arrested for asking a police officer for directions home after an Oriole game.

Just Another Jewish Conspiracy...

...has gone live! Check out the newest J-GroupBlog. It should be alot of fun, with some great posts. I hope to start blogging there as soon as I finish my last take-home final. My personal blog will still remain up, JAJC is going to be more focused on politics and Judaism with extended-length posts. (At least, that's the plan for now) Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

V'ken Yirbu!

From The Jerusalem Post

Hamas man killed, another wounded in shooting attacks

One Hamas member was killed and another was wounded in two separate shooting attacks Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, emergency workers said.

The motives for the shootings was unknown, and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Gunmen from Hamas and Fatah have clashed in recent weeks in a power struggle for control of the Palestinian government following Hamas' victory in January parliamentary elections.

In Gaza City, Mohammed Tatar, 25, was walking down the street when he was shot twice in the head by unknown assailants. He was evacuated to the hospital where he died of his wounds, hospital officials said.


So it seems that Mexico is complaining about Bush's call to send National Guard troops to try and secure the border. What right to they have to complain? Unless they have evidence that U.S. troops are going to cross into Mexico, it's not of their business what we do with our troops within our own border.

If the U.S. wanted to, it could plant land mines all along the border, or dig huge canal and fill it with sharks, piranhas, and electric eels. Mexico has no say in the matter.

Lag B'Omer Mini Meme

Dov Bear tagged me with this new meme- What's the first song you listened to this morning?

"Bar Yochai" By Avraham Roseblum & The Diasopra Yeshiva Band

(It's my minhag to blast this song very loudly every LB'O while shaving)

Then I listened to the entire Abbey Road album.

I tag Romach, Nephtuli, and Ezzie.

Monday, May 15, 2006

The President's Immigration Speech

I normally cringe when I watch Bush speak, but tonight was different. He was clear, he was articulate, and he finally had a decent speech to read. (I wonder if he got a new speechwriter?)

Bush is trying to hold the middle ground here, and I commend him for it. It was smart for him to start off with presenting border security as a basic right of a sovereign nation. It's not about keeping Mexicans out, it's about knowing who is coming in. I think that if we do a better shot of securing the border and grant incentives for coming here legally, then more people would be open to an amnesty program (yes it's an amnesty program, no matter how you spin it). If people truly, honestly believe that this is the last time the U.S. is going to legalize millions of illegals, then they will go along with it. But if it's just going to happen again in 20 years because we failed to secure the border, well, I for one am not going to like it.

I can continue, but I've got a final in 36 hours...


I guesss the NY Times watched a different speech than I did. But latlely, most of their editorials have sounded like the DailyKos, so it's possible that they are just nuts.

A Domestic Spy Agency?

Richard Posner makes an excellent case for a MI5 equivalent here in the U.S.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Someone Agrees With Me

Last week I wrote that I was not comfortable with giving the death penalty to Zacarias Moussaoui.

Now, this week Charles Krauthammer agrees with me.

Money quote:

The government tried to argue that if he hadn't lied to the FBI, the Sept. 11 plot would have been discovered and lives would have been saved. But if you're going to execute someone, you ought to prove commission, rather than omission. Albert Speer knew a lot more about a lot more killing, yet the Nuremberg court spared him execution. It's hard to argue that Moussaoui was a greater monster than Speer.

Krauthammer goes on to say that while the verdict was correct, the jury reached it for all the wrong reasons; it shouldn't matter that you came from a screwed up family.

And then he concludes:

The Moussaoui verdict came out right, but the process was atrocious. The jury's list of mitigating factors was risible. And the entire process was farcical, a 4 1/2 -year charade manipulated by a self-declared terrorist gratuitously given a world platform by those he was working to destroy. We need no more lessons in the obvious: Civilian court -- with civilian procedures, civilian juries and civilian sensibilities -- is not the place for those who make war upon us.


Thursday, May 11, 2006

Helping The Poor?

From today's NY Times on the latest Bush tax cuts:

Representative Alcee L. Hastings, Democrat of Florida, spoke bitterly in opposition to the bill. "Now millionaires have the right to have all the money they can," Mr. Hastings said, his voice shaking. "But if you ask them, I believe that they want to share with the poor. I don't think that they want to see people pushed out into the streets."

Now that is what's wrong with Democrats and liberals. Oh no! Millionars have the right to earn money! Lots of money! Heaven forbid!

If millionares want to help the poor, don't you think they'd rather give to the charity of their choice instead of paying more in taxes?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

An Experiment

I've turned word verification off, I finally realized it's a pain to use. Let's see if the spam returns.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

1 Down, 3 To Go

So I just finished my ConLawII take home exam. This was the most poorly written exam I have ever taken, it's as if the professor didn't proofread what she wrote.

Example: The hypo says that "The State has instituted prosecution against....[the] commune for polyamory, violating the anti-abortion laws, and practicing medicine without a license...All those being prosecuted are raising constitutional defenses".

The problem is, the exam doesn't say what the anti-abortion laws are. So how do I discuss the constitutional issues of a law that I don't know anything about?


My 200th Post

"nuff said.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Universal Health Care?

DovBear last week asked for arguments against universal health care. I stayed out of the argument because everything that has been said on the matter has already been said. I haven't heard an original thought on the issue in a long time.

But if you need further proof that having in the government involved in health care is a bad idea, just look across the pond.

I don't think Americans want to end up looking like this guy.

Friday, May 05, 2006

The Yarmulka Dilemma....Over For Now

Well, I can stop worrying if my yarmulka is going to hinder my chances of employment. ( See here, and here) I had a call back interview today a boutique corporate and securities law firm today, and they liked me so much, they gave me an offer right on the spot. Needless to say, I accepted. I start work as soon as finals are over. I have no idea if this will lead to full time employment once I graduate, but I'm still excited.

Now, the only question remains- do I continue with the suede yarmulka that I wore to the interview, or do I switch back to my regular velvet one. And if I switch, will anyone at work notice?

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Sick, Sick, Sick, Sick......

Watch this video that MEMRI posted. Is there some sort of genetic defect in Neturei Karta? I can't figure it out.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Illegals And The Civil Rights Movement

People are calling the illegal-immigrant rights movement the new civil rights movement. I think that's offensive, and apparently, many blacks aren't too thrilled with the idea either.

Blacks had every right to demand justice, to demand respect, and to demand their rights under the law. Their ancestors were kidnapped, taken to a foreign land, and enslaved. Americans had a moral duty to make things right, to given them rights that any other citizen has.

But illegals have no right to demand anything. They broke through our border and broke the law. They came here under their own free will. They can not demand citizenship with all its rights when every second they are here they are in violation of the law.

I'm not arguing in favor of mass deportations. It's not going to happen. There is going have to be some sort of compromise that will end up granting amnesty to many of them. But I would like if the illegals would show a little humility on their part. Ask for rights, don't demand it. Ask for citizenship, don't demand it. Reach out to the kindness of Americans- because we don't owe you anything.

The Moussaoui Verdict

So Moussaoui will live. I'm ok with that. Though I am a big supporter of the death penalty, I'm not sure it would have been appropriate here. I'm not comfortable with someone getting the death penalty for conspiracy. He didn't kill anyone. Yes, if he had talked it may have prevented 9/11, but then again, maybe not. That's not enough, IMHO to execute someone.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


If you haven't seen the new Burger King commercial, check it out. It's one of the funniest commercials I've seen in a while.

Finals Season

I've got a 15 page paper due on Friday (I've written about 5 pages so far), and four finals after that. Needless to say, blogging will be light until my my last final.