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|1 week 6 days ago||Junior Brown||
Been a while since I've seen Junior Brown and his guit-steel.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Chad Gaya||
That's Chad Gaya, silly. The one that goes "then came the dog that bit the cat that ate the kid my father bought for twoooo zuzim". I think kid here means goat, not a song about human trafficking.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||In Soviet Russia||
In Soviet Russia, you no pay for college...college pay you!
|28 weeks 2 days ago||But is it sourced?||
Sure it's his job. But if the people in question are denying it, it makes you wonder whether he has an actual source or is contorting a safe assumption into an actual decision without getting anything from a legitimate source.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||UVA and UM swap||
It seems to me the committee can give the 1 seed to UM if we win (with UVA as the 2 in the East) and give UVA the 1 seed if we lose (and us the 2 seed in the East), allowing the committee to keep the rest of the bracket the same.
|32 weeks 2 hours ago||Nitty report||
Lunardi's nitty report has us at #3 overall jumping both Nova and Wichita State.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, look out!||
The Grinch is chasing you!!
|32 weeks 5 days ago||One of the more interesting things about the finale||
Personally, I thought one of the more itneresting features of the finale was MM's breakdown at the end, when he was discussing his near death experience.
This was a character as steeped in nihilism as I can remember on television. References to death being the end, with no promise of afterlife and a stark opposition to religion and its promises of an afterlife or salvation. Even in the last episode, he refers to people as "sencient meat"--to which WH responds, "What's scented meat?".
Then, during his near-death experience, he feels a connected to his late daughter and father and emerges from that experience with the conclusion that in the battle between light and dark--that light is winning (since there was only dark in the beginning).
Whether one believes in afterlife, etc., does not matter to me. But, I thought that change represented a dramatic shift in the character forged by his experience in the case. Either way, I thought it pretty interesting from a character development standpoint.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||FERPA||
FERPA is generally interpreted very broadly. Almost all records created by a university about a student are treated as FERPA protected. There are some specific exceptions created by regulation and statute, but most docs don't fit in them so most are protected.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Franklin seems a risky pick for PSU||
Franklin is a good coach with a bright future. But there is an ongoing rape investigation at Vandy involving football players. In all likelihood, Franklin will emerge free from any legitimate criticism or stain. But, it's not closed yet.
If you were PSU, would you want to risk hiring him only to find out in a few months that he knew, said or did something that reflected badly on him? Seems like an unnecessary risk when there are other good candidates unconnected to any similar investigation.
Seemingly hits too close to home for PSU at this point.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Sportcenter led with UFC||
I actually went to the BWW Bowl last night. We took our young kids so we left early enough to get home by 11 pm AZ time and we happened to catch the start of the evening SportCenter. There were four bowl games yesterday and some top ten basketball match ups. ESPN led SportCenter with the UFC fight.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Disagree||
I used to love watching a huge slate of overlapping bowl games on NYD. I feel like they now go out I their way now to make sure the games don't conflict. NYD needs more games moved back into NYD, not less.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||El Jeffe knows...||
El Jeffe knows what he is talking about. I am pretty sure he speaks Spainish. I am pretty sure "El Jeffe" is Spainish, too.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Oompa Loompa||
I would have been okay seeing the purple faced Brian Kelley as Oompa Loompa head on a stick.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Henne Badge Don't Care||
Henne Badger Don't Care
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Or Leopold and Loeb||
Or Leopold and Loeb, first notorious "thrill" killers.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Footballguys.com||
Easily the best fantasy site and worth paying for. You still need to decide for yourself who you want to start, but the do give you a lot of information to use for that decision. Also, the do a good job of getting you that last minute injury information or late scratch.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Nerd alert.||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Actually...||
The Jags blog Big Cat Country said yesterday that Monday and Wednesday were outstanding practices for Denard. They were off Tuesday. So I think the ball security issue is being dragged out and overscrutinized based on a few early practices. The reviews on his recent practices are very strong. Taking him off of punt returns is not really a big deal.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Nice Ghostbusters reference||
Well done, Egon.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||But...||
He was a Kenyon College grad. So, at least not a Buckeye.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Ha ha!||
Ha! You came here hoping to get a glimpse at how small we feel and instead we got to see how small you are. Good luck at life.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||This is Mitchigan!||
This is Mitchigan!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Mitch!!!||
At this point, I'm so stoked I that thought about making a navy t-shirt with the word MITCHIGAN in maize for Monday. But I stink at that sort of thing.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Go Lords!||
I am also a Kenyon/UM grad. Root for UM always, but wish Coach Smart great success.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Depends||
Depends which side of the Rockies he is on.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Common courtesy||
That has nothing to do with political correctness. It is common courtesy, which there is not enough of. Nickelback was a fan/patron of the beer and wanted to feature Morse's product. Rather than politely decline, Morse used it as an opportunity to crap on one of his own patrons/fans so he could seem cool and above it all. It's just a lousy way to act toward someone who appreciates your beer. He could have said no without publicly dumping on them in the process.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Right about "Frisco"||
Well, he's right about "Frisco". People out here in the Bay Area hate that phrase.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Not quite||
I think Kiffin was hired before Hayden. Kiffin was hired by Mike Garrett.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Having worked as a prosecutor||
Having worked as a prosecutor, I disagree with a lot of what has been said in this thread about the DA's decision to take the case to trial. I do not see it as a waste of taxpayer resources.
First, I found that the prosecutor's office I worked in was extremely ethical, weighed the merits of each case as best they could, and was very willing to drop cases that were based scant evidence. True, there are cases where the prosecutor would rather lose at trial on less than slam-dunk evidence than accept a minimal plea---but those were frequently cases where the crime involved a gun (where they had minimum standards for plea bargaining such offenses) or the victim was a child.
I have seen many assault and battery cases dropped because the witnesses were not reliable. It appears that the witnesses in Furman's case changed their story and the prosecutor thought there was still a case for illegal entry and battery without their more favorable testimony (e.g, relying on the 911 call). My guess is that prosecutor considered their initial statements to be more reliable and supported by other evidence like the 911 call. Moreover, I have seen many such witnesses tell the prosecutor one thing immediately before trial only to change their story while giving testimony on the stand.
If prosecutors dropped every case where a man is alleged to have assaulted a woman and the woman withdrew her prior statement, very few domestic battery cases would ever get tried. Sometimes it really is better to let a jury (or in this case the judge) decide whether a crime has occurred.
It sounds like Furman was entitled to the acquittal and I am gald he got it. But I take no issue with the prosecutor's decision to let a finder of fact determine the outcome at trial.
If the DA dropped every case (or even most cases) where the alleged battery was considered slight or no big deal, then citizens would be equally up in arms when defendants who were allowed to skate on a prior battery charge go on commit a more heinous act in the future. As a policy matter, it is not very different than allowing an abusive husband to go unprosecuted for inflicting minor beatings on his spouse (where the wife recants her testimony) only to see the extent of his violence increase down the road.
Prosecuting smaller batteries--even where the witnesses recant--is not necessarily a waste of tax dollars. For example, Josh may think twice before going over to someone's home seeking conflict while he is upset. Likewise, some defendants will be found guilty despite a witness' efforts to recant and they may be deterred from committing a more serious crime in the future or be positioned for a more sever punishment if they do it again. Also, there is also a general deterrant effect that comes with knowing that even minor batteries will still subject a defendant to prosecution.
When I tried a case, I tended not to let the results of the trial change my view of whether the case should be tried. Rather, I had a duty to put the honest facts before the jury on behalf of the state--be they better or worse for my case--and let the jury weigh the merits of the facts. The facts are what they are. I couldn't change them. As long as I presented them ethically to the jury, I was comfortable with the results conviction or no conviction.
Not every crime is a rape or murder. But, that does not mean that it is not in the state's interest in prosecuting more minor offenses or that a trial on such charges is a waste of resources. Furman got his day in court. The state got its day in court. Furman prevailed. It's a perfectly good outcome for both.