Saturday, May 3, 2008

Economic Stimulus ...

I got's my $$ from the government today... go free money! Let my kids worry about the deficit.

Friday, May 2, 2008

L.A. May Day March...

Today was May Day, International Worker's Day and local groups organized a march in downtown L.A. to support migrant and worker's rights. This is following up last year's march where LAPD attacked protesters and media. As part of the NLG legal observers program I volunteered to observe this event today (instead of studying for finals).

The Los Angeles Times reported the event as a peaceful one, but with a low turn of about 10,000 people. The march was uneventful for the most part. I share a couple of pictures and videos I took today. For most of the march I was in the back, so I missed the best shots. The rest of the photos here.


Marchers on the street in Downtown LA


LAPD lining up with bicycles at the back of the protest.


LAPD mobile crowd control cart.

Street performers turning the street.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Daily Show Analysis of Scalia Interview...

As a follow up to my post about Justice Scalia's interview on 60 Minutes, below is a clip from last night's Daily Show. Jon Stewart focused on this statement made by Scalia "torture is not punishment." Interesting ...errr ... insight ..

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Justice Scalia Interview

60 Minutes did a profile today about Justice Scalia. Although most of the time I completely disagree with his opinion, he is an incredibly intelligent judge who certainly holds my respect and admiration. Reading his opinions is always an entertaining endeavor. Both parts of the interview below.

Poem ...

From the new Harold and Kumar movie.
The Square Root of 3 by Dave Feinberg

I’m sure that I will always be
A lonely number like root three

The three is all that’s good and right,
Why must my three keep out of sight
Beneath the vicious square root sign,
I wish instead I were a nine

For nine could thwart this evil trick,
with just some quick arithmetic

I know I’ll never see the sun, as 1.7321
Such is my reality, a sad irrationality

When hark! What is this I see,
Another square root of a three

As quietly co-waltzing by,
Together now we multiply
To form a number we prefer,
Rejoicing as an integer

We break free from our mortal bonds
With the wave of magic wands

Our square root signs become unglued
Your love for me has been renewed