March 2006

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Massachusetts State Legislature: Hard at Work

In our federal system of government, the states retain a great deal of authority and autonomy.  Despite the fact that their legislative bodies frequently seem determined to prove that this is a stupid idea. Various sources have reported on Massachusetts…



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Couple Sues for $20 Million Due to Bedbug Bites

Leslie Fox and Stephen Cohen have sued the owners of the Nevele Hotel in the Catskills for $20 million in damages allegedly caused by bites from a bedbug infestation when they stayed at the hotel in early July. While I…


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Order Denying Motion for Incomprehensibility

That’s the actual title, and those are the actual grounds for denial.  Quality work from Judge Leif Clark of the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas.  Complete with footnote to Adam Sandler movie "Billy Madison." The Smoking Gun.com


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Vote-Buying, Appalachian Style

The mayor of Appalachia, Virginia, a town of 2,000 in southwest Virginia, has been charged (along with 13 others) with election fraud and corruption.  The scandal includes charges that a slate of three candidates bought votes from hundreds of residents…


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South African Police Shoot Invisible Man

On Friday, an East Rand flying squad shot a man wearing muti after he stole a bakkie from Limpopo. I know: not again. The translation (and I did have to do some research), is that a South African special police…


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“Citizens” Know More About Simpsons Than About First Amendment

A study commissioned by the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum, a new institution that claims to be dedicated to helping visitors understand the First Amendment but is clearly a Communist front organization, has found that Americans know more about the Simpsons…