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Northern Cardinal, the Sequel June 15, 2019

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I’ve done a cardinal before, and I don’t usual do repeats, but I have a friend who is going through some stuff,  so I’m going to surprise her with a cardinal.

American Crow June 13, 2019

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This is one of my favorite things I’ve done.

Black-and-white Warbler June 5, 2019

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This is an unusual piece, because usually when I do something monochrome, it’s all in pencil, but this guy is all paint.

Common Loon June 4, 2019

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With two bonus baby loons. You read that right: three loons for the price of one!

Godzirra vs Green Nude Eel June 3, 2019

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The gang at Legal Insurrection have some thoughts about Atomic Energy (Science!).

Here be Spoilers.

One of the final lines in 2016’s Godzilla: Resurgence is a quiet and somber reflection that Godzilla is “something we’ll have to learn to live with.” In the final images of the film, we see the figure of Godzilla standing above the Tokyo skyline, a stone creature having been defeated but now made immobile via the coagulants floating in his bloodstream having shut down his nuclear core.

These are powerful words given what the monster in question has done and what he represents. He’s the embodiment of post-Fukushima meltdown fears that the Japanese public holds against Nuclear power and the dangers it represents. The fact that the movie ends on that quote is an incredibly powerful message given the preceding film.

 

Go spoil yourself:

https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/06/godzilla-vs-the-green-new-deal-the-cost-and-necessity-of-nuclear-power/

 

From the Wacky Headlines Department June 3, 2019

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You’d think she could’ve at least changed locations:

Transgender Woman Found Dead In Dallas For 2nd Time In 2 Weeks

Magnolia Warbler May 29, 2019

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I got a new paintbrush, and this guy fell out of it.  I love the plumage.

I spent a lot of time yesterday and the day before wanting to draw or paint, but I had serious block. I bought a new brush and got really excited to create.

Piping PLOVERS May 29, 2019

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Canada Geese May 26, 2019

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Dreaming of the Daily RataPeeve May 17, 2019

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I’ve previously mentioned liberals’ puzzling penchant for taking off their clothes to make a political point. Today Emily Ratajkowski decided to defend women’s abortion rights by posting a nude photo of herself on Instagram (below the fold).

I regard Ms. Ratajkowski as having one of my all-time favorite physiques, but I have to say, her Instagram post did not compel me to rethink my position on abortion rights. Rather, it made me try to think of other ways to get her agitated. Often.

Hence the title.

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…and the moving finger, having writ… May 14, 2019

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How I imagine the Navy’s first discovery of the skywritten penis went:

Legal Jeopardy, the Harvard Way May 14, 2019

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The recent idiocy by Harvard’s dean in removing Ronald Sullivan from his post as faculty dean reminded me of a made-for-TV movie from over 30 years ago:

Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)

An Arab terrorist is smuggled out of West Beirut by American secret forces, he is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and killing five innocent people including a five-year-old child. An unprecedented trial commences as he is charged under a new Federal statute declaring murder of American civilians overseas a felony. Resnick, a Law Professor at a prestigious university hasn’t fought a case in years. But he is one of the all time best defense lawyers in the country. He hesitantly takes the case. A battle between two of the most brilliant legal minds in the country gets underway in a trial intended as a showcase for American justice.

At the time I started from the viewpoint of “WTF? Fry the guy!,” but eventually appreciated the necessity of a fair trial with proper defense for everybody.

Even Robert Davi as an evil terrorist.

And even Harvey Weinstein, who is an evil sexual predator but does not play one on TV.

Harvard should have used this as a teachable moment, celebrating the power of the concept of American justice. Instead they cravenly opted to honor mob rule by children.

They should lose their law accreditation, and it should be a crime to penalize a lawyer for taking on a client.