Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hiatus from Hiatus

First of all, a few clarifications:

1. It's not the stresses of law school, which are considerable. It's a specific opportunity that would involve people who don't appreciate the blogging art.

2. No, I don't know yet about the opportunity and remain on pins and needles.

3. I miss blogging lots and am looking into options for having a ...gulp... livejournalish private blog that I would then invite 100s of people to read. I will think about it and will put up a post soliciting email addresses for invitations if I decide to go that route. I'm also working on a different blogging project that would be quite different in scope from the Chaliceblog. We will see.

4. I miss blogging lots and see a story and say "Hey, I should write about that" five plus times per day. It is painfully like when I used to be a reporter and then one day wasn't and still found myself following police cars and pulling out my camera at odd times.

5. I mentioned a long time ago that I am voting for Laurel Hallman, though I didn't make a big fuss about it. I can't imagine that you care, but on the offchance, here you go. As far as I can tell Morales shares most of the things I don't like about Sinkford. Hallman seems to have a very good head on her shoulders and I suspect she would focus on more of the things I'm interested in.

Also, I very much agree with Gini Courter when she writes: At this moment of possibility, Unitarian Universalism needs a leader grounded in our polity who knows that real growth will come not from having a thousand congregations listen to one leader, but from the work of a leader who listens to our thousand congregations.

I think Hallman is that listener. Neither of them is perfect, neither would be a disaster, though.

Ok, now the real reason I am posting today: If you have any interest at all in criminal justice issues Check this out and disseminate widely.

Major squick possibilities in the photographs, but people do need to know that forensic experts and medical examiners who just whore for the prosecution are very much a reality and that people sometimes go to jail for a long time on the basis of lies.

A summary of the story, without video, is here.

People, IRL and on this blog, have been known to ask me why I like and respect and listen to Libertarians so much given that some of them are obviously nuts.

Primarily it's because libertarians care about this stuff and work on it while liberals are so afraid of being seen as "soft on crime" that they won't touch it.

Miss you guys,



Robin Edgar said...

"why I like and respect and listen to Libertarians so much given that some of them are obviously nuts."

Presumably for the same reasons that you like and respect and listen to U*Unitarians so much given that some of them are obviously nuts. . . :-)

WVC = verce as in "chapter and verse" *I* think.

Chalicechick said...

This is reminding me slightly of an (apparently widely quoted because it was easy to find on google even though I didn't remember the wording) exchange I saw on Designing Women when I was a kid:

Julia: I'm saying this is the South. And we're proud of our crazy people. We don't hide them up in the attic. We bring 'em right down to the living room and show 'em off. See, Phyllis, no one in the South ever asks if you have crazy people in your family. They just ask what side they're on.

Phyllis: Oh? And which side are yours on Mrs. Sugarbaker?

Julia: Both.


Robin Edgar said...

Well you are clearly on the side of both Libertarians and Unitarians to say nothing of both crazy Libertarians and crazy Unitarians CC. :-)

fausto said...

I think you will eventually go to work for Barry Scheck, CC.

Chalicechick said...



PG said...

I'm enjoying the privacy option on Blogger, although it oddly makes me feel more obliged to produce content for the half dozen people who are signed up to read it.