Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The latest romance novel

You can find this book HERE
Synopsis from Barnes & Noble website

"This Time It Went Beyond Bias

Do the mainstream media have a liberal bias? Sure they do, everyone knows that, says CBS veteran and New York Times bestselling author Bernard Goldberg. But the media crossed an important line in the 2008 presidential race, moving from their usual unthinking liberal bias to crass partisanship of the crudest kind, practically acting as spin doctors for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. In A Slobbering Love Affair, his most provocative book yet, Goldberg demonstrates how the media launched an unparalleled effort to ensure the election of the man they regarded as The One. From the thrill Obama sent up Chris Matthews' leg to the outrageously slanted "news" reports of the New York Times, Goldberg shows in exacting detail how the media, abandoning even the pretense of objectivity, moved from media bias to media activism. With his trademark blunt, honest, insider's perspective, Goldberg reveals:

* How the media ignored, downplayed, or sanitized the rantings of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama's long-standing "spiritual" adviser, and the radicalism of former terrorist (and Obama associate) Bill Ayers
* How the Obama campaign, while claiming to be "post-partisan," kicked reporters off Obama's plane after their newspapers endorsed McCain
* Why Obama's election makes it more likely conservative talk radio will be stifled by a new "Fairness Doctrine" that has nothing to do with fairness at all
* Why the liberal media preferred Obama to Hillary
* What we can expect from the media's coverage of Obama's presidency"

Monday, December 15, 2008

*Warning* Serious Geek Alert

A classmate and fellow Ringer gave this to me as a study aid for my Property exam. Best Exam Question EVER.

Frodo BAGGINS v. SMEAGOL a.k.a. Gollum, DENETHOR ex. rel. Estate of Isilduir, & SAURON

Sauron, the ruler of the land of Mordor forged a ring at Mount Doom in Mordor. During a war by the nations of Gondor and Arnor against Mordor, Isilduir, the leader of the nation of Arnor, took the ring from Sauron (knocking him into a coma in the process) and immediately headed northwest to return home. Unfortunately, while he was traveling through Gladden Fields (several hundred miles away from Mordor), he was ambushed and killed, and the ring fell into the River Anduin.

Many years later, a local named Deagol found the ring while fishing with his friend, Smeagol. Because it was Smeagol’s birthday, Deagol gave him the ring as a birthday present. Five years later, Smeagol moved several hundred miles north to a cave outside Goblintown where he assumed the name of “Gollum.” During this time, Smeagol kept the ring in his pocket or on his finger, but no one was ever able to see it.

After Smeagol had lived like this for several decades, a burglar named Bilbo Baggins trespassed in Smeagol’s home, found the ring partially imbedded in the mud, and took it home to Hobbiton, several hundred miles to the west. Bilbo kept it for several decades in a stand on his mantle, though he sometimes took it out and wore it. He often told his nephew and heir, Frodo Baggins, about how he got the ring from Gollum, but insisted that his actions were rightful and legitimate.

During this time, Sauron had recovered from his coma, and immediately recruited nine collection agents, known as the Nazgul, to get it back, using force if necessary. Also, immediately after Bilbo took the ring from Smeagol, Smeagol began a relentless personal search for the ring, broken up only by a couple of bouts of prison time (including one lasting a decade).

In the meantime, Frodo inherited the ring from Bilbo. Immediately upon receiving his inheritance, Frodo’s friend Gandalf warned him that Sauron had sent the Nazgul to seek the ring and advised him to “keep it safe and secret.” Frodo did so for seventeen years (keeping it hidden in a box in his house and referring to it, when he referred to it at all, as “Sauron’s ring”), after which Gandalf advised him to take the ring to Mordor to destroy it.

Along the way, the prior possessors began to catch up with Frodo. First, the Nazgul cornered Frodo and demanded the ring, but he managed to evade them. Later, Boromir, the son of Denethor, the executor of Isilduir’s estate informed Frodo that the ring was part of Isilduir’s estate and must be returned to Denethor for distribution. Still later, Smeagol found Frodo and tried to seize the ring, crying “It’s ours! They stole it! Give it to us!” This was the final straw for Frodo; he sued them all to quiet title.

Discuss all issues that will arise in this suit between Frodo, Smeagol, Isilduir’s estate, and Sauron. The statute of limitations on replevin in Middle Earth (where all these events took place) is seven years. Also, assume that Isilduir’s taking of the ring from Sauron falls under Chief Justice Marshall’s opinion regarding acquisition by conquest.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Address change

I no longer have a house. I now live at the Law Library. I am going to have my mail forwarded...

Two finals down, four to go.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I am in full time study mode. I have never read so much in my life! I enjoy it though so I can't really complain.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I Voted!

It's definitely one of the more interesting ballots i.e. eliminating the right for same-sex couples to marry, waiting period and parental notification before termination of Minor's pregnancy, and the standards for confining farm animals to name a few.

Here is prop 2:
"STANDARDS FOR CONFINING FARM ANIMALS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Requires that certain farm animals be allowed, for the majority of every day, to fully extend their limbs or wings, lie down, stand up and turn around. Limited exceptions apply."
Kind of puts things into perspective right? So sad.

Monday, October 13, 2008

You Had Me At Hero...

I attended the McCain/Palin rally today. Here is a video from youtube where you can hear someone say "Obama Bin Lyin." People were also chanting NObama NObama!

I was proud to see so many supporters my age. I am generally frustrated at my generation's apathy to politics or "group think" mentality towards liberalism, so seeing so many of my peers at the rally was encouraging. My euphoria was short lived though. On my way home I was listening to the radio when some D list celebrity called the station to plug their movie. She preceded to turn her plug into a "vote for Obama" speech. She talked about the poles (Gore was ahead in the poles too, and we know how that ended) made a half hearted attempt to sound intelligent, and finished with this infuriating comment: "If you don't know who to vote for or think your vote will not count-you might as well vote for Obama. I am. It can't hurt." Really? Are we that apathetic and lazy? This is why the rest of the world is laughing at us. We should be telling people to research candidates not vote blindly.

Great Sarah moment...