The Most Hilarious Blawg Post Of The Month

On Saturdays, you’d usually see one of my link sessions here.  Not today.  This week one blawg in particular won the internet, so we’re going with that–and a particular post on said blawg. Judge Richard G. Kopf is a Federal District Court Judge out of Nebraska who writes regularly at a blog called “Hercules and…

Thoughts on a Recently Released Trailer.

I honestly don’t have much worth writing about today except for a really cool trailer that recently released on YouTube. No, not the one involving ridiculous lightsabers and the Millennium Falcon.  I’m talking about real art. Sam Donnelly, a Knoxville-based comedian and videographer, recently teamed up with veteran funnyman Tim Northern (Last Comic Standing) to create…

On Thanks, Thankfulness, and Thanksgiving

It’s become quite the apropos trend on social media in recent memory to post every day something in your life for which you are thankful during the days up to November.  I’m not a fan of social media these days, preferring to spend my time writing here and spending time actually being sociable with a closer…

Denying Due Process “For the Children”

Note: Although the following is a true story, the names, locations, and dates have been changed to protect parties involved.–CLS  It was bad enough when Maria took her granddaughter to the hospital. It was worse when the Sullivan County Department of Children’s Services took her granddaughter out of the hospital and placed her into foster care. It was…

Saturday Morning Meditation

The residents of the State of Tennessee who are most at risk by the passage of this Amendment are the persons who are the most vulnerable: children and their indigent parents. They are also the persons who are least able to voice their concerns (and have their voices heard) when the system fails them…I think…

Eroding Gideon to Save a Buck

Tennessee’s Administrative Office of the Courts–the bureaucratic wing of the state’s Supreme Court–is always looking for a way to save the taxpayers a buck when it comes to indigent defense representation.  They’ve long trumpeted their disdain for those who represent men and women unable to afford an attorney; after all this is a group formerly…