OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.– Steve Jobs’s final words. This was really moving, folks, and if you haven’t read it, you should. Made me want to go run around the world, find everyone I love, and hug them.
I think this whole article could be summed up by:... →
Starting to doubt that the former pizza company CEO who has never won an...– - Dave Weigel Which isn’t to say sexual harassment isn’t bad. It is very, very, very bad. It’s just that it’s not as though this cost him the election. He never had the election. But hey, if this gets him out of the national spotlight sooner rather than later it’s...
One way to revoke an offer is to withdraw it before it is accepted. Another is...– My contracts prof
The Court recognizes the common law of torts does not permit recovery for...– Tort Law and Alternatives, i.e. my torts textbooks. What they’re saying is you can’t sue for negligent infliction of emotional distress, except when you can. Really clears that up!
Only later did Gates relate to Isaacson: “What I didn’t tell Steve is that it...– How touching.
Obvious = Horrifically Unclear
When the Supreme Court says something is “obvious,” what they mean is, “We’re about to make or have just made a completely unsupported assumption, but maybe if we say it’s obvious you won’t argue with us because you’ll just figure you missed something.” Well guess what, SCOTUS? I’m on to your little trick, and don’t think I don’t...
Just to clarify
I’m reading this line of cases for my legal writing class and judges keep talking about a “domestic dispute.” And I do not think that phrase means what they think it means. Listen up, judges. Arguing over who should go pick the kid up from soccer practice, who has the worse in-laws, or whether to order Thai or Chinese take out is a domestic dispute. Beating, strangling,...
This morning I answered an eternal question
Which is more delicious: a toasted English muffin with a sliced banana and peanut butter, or a toasted English muffin with a sliced banana and nutella? The answer: toasted English muffin with a sliced banana and whipped chocolate frosting. So. Good.
To rid the world of Osama bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and Moammar Qaddafi within...– Andrew Sullivan (via soupsoup) I enjoy Andrew so much more now that he’s talking about Sarah Palin less.
Al Sharpton was on The Daily Show last night. Thing is, “Al Sharpton” was on The Daily Show about a decade ago, and it was way better.
We got kooks running Washington, basically. Kooks are in charge of our...– - The Incomparable Rep. Steve Pearce (R - N.M.) h/t Slate You know my favorite part? The bit about the sheep. He’s going along in this weird messiah rant, and then goes, “I mean, okay, the SHEEP thing is debatable. But the ape thing is totally out of the question. Duh.”
The girls who were detained were not like your daughter or mine. These were...– An Egyptian general admitting, in May, that protesters had been forced to submit to “virginity checks”. Our briefing illustrates that in Egypt and Tunisia women are both hopeful and fearful about what the Arab revolutions might mean for them. (via theeconomist) Oh, well, in that case, it’s...
No one should be executed because a letter got... →
I mean okay, I’d prefer it no one was executed at all. But you know, definitely definitely definitely not in this case.
just muted it.
Oh well. I can’t listen to Romney say simultaneously that we should cap government spending and balance the budget within his first year in office and that we should bring Americans back to work. In case you’ve been asleep the past month, the public sector has been losing jobs as the private sector inches along, and this public sector loss has coincided with guess what? Less government...
longest I've gone without muting a Republican...
is thirty-three minutes in! I still haven’t had to mute it once! I’m thinking this is probably because I’m so aggravated with the way this judge wrote the opinion I’m reading that I don’t have enough energy to get aggravated at something insane Herman Cain said. Sure, Herman Cain thinks it would be a good idea to have a 9 percent income tax, a 9 percent sales tax, and...
In which our political reporter Phil Rucker finds...
Phil: So what is Rick Santorum doing to prepare for the debate?
Rick: Candidly? Nothing.
Phil: Mock rehearsal?
Rick: I've never done one in my entire political career.
Phil: Dreaming up new zingers?
Rick: I try not to script at all.
Phil: Huddling with consultants and aides?
Rick: I don’t have consultants. ... I travel by myself. I like it that way. I’m not afraid of reporters. I should be, but I’m not.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Reason #298234 Rick Santorum will never be President of the United States.
Print journalism is only mostly dead
So you know how Occupy Wall Street folks are communicating? Twitter, sure, and Facebook, yeah, and texts, obviously, but GUESS WHAT ELSE? They’re printing an honest-to-goodness old-fashioned BROADSHEET! It’s a real print newspaper and everything and it’s AWESOME. They’re calling it “Occupied Wall Street Journal.” Clever, no?
I am having mixed feelings about occupy... →
Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Computers and the only American in...– The Onion, of course
Hi, this is Steve. I really want my phone back.– Former Gizmodo editor Brian Lam shares his reflections (and regrets) on his experience with Steve Jobs. Read more at The Atlantic (via theatlantic) This is a really good story.
I would just say very generally, I think people are quite unhappy with the state...– Ben Bernanke (via aatombomb) Kind of reassuring that he at least claims to understand people’s grievances. The policy decisions Bernanke makes often involve a grand tradeoff between helping with macro-level stability (which has an immediate effect on big corporations) and employment growth (which...
Twitter may die today
At 1:00 p.m. EDT Chris Christie will give a press conference at his office in Trenton. Now, there is no way on God’s green Earth he is announcing a presidential run. One does not announce a presidential run at a press conference in New Jersey after giving reporters about three hours notice. Plus, he’s said about thousand gabillion times, he’s not running. Nonetheless, you know,...
The government cannot force you to buy things. It can only tax you, draft you,...– Stephen Colbert (via soupsoup) Stephen Colbert is my favorite. And, you know, to be fair to SCOTUS, in all likelihood they’ll find for the U.S. government, either on the merits, or because there’s no standing. It’s sort of a technical legal point, but the insurance mandate...