Monday, July 16, 2012

Blogger's block

I wish I had something exciting to blog about this Monday morning...

I could try to tie in Miami by discussing how great the traffic is compared to, say, DC:

The usually punctual Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) had some choice words for District of Columbia leaders this week, when he blamed their policies for making his 11-mile commute to Capitol Hill last an hour and 40 minutes on Wednesday.
"We go through a city that will spend millions of dollars and enforce parking meters and get fines, and pay for speed cameras which mainly make out of town companies rich, and so on," Leahy said after arriving about 10 minutes late to a 9:30 a.m. hearing. "But they can't coordinate their street lights when their street lights are broken."
Leahy, while pouring himself water on the dais of the Senate Judiciary Committee, didn't say where he was driving from or what roads he took. But he observed that "the main thoroughfares have a green light that will go on for one second and go 10 minutes red."
That prompted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to joke: "Aren't you sure the problem probably is that they purposely don’t coordinate?"

Or compare the 11th Circuit conference to the 9th Circuit, which was planning a $1 million affair in Hawaii until Congress got wind of it:

Political controversy persists over a conference planned for federal judges on Maui, with two Republican senators calling for the event to be canceled or at least scaled back.
Sen. Jeff Sessions of Ala­bama and Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who have been questioning the need to hold the August conference at a "far-flung island paradise," sent another letter Friday to the chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
"During this time of extraordinary debt, and given the history of opulence — including repeated trips to the Hawaiian Islands — we believe you should cancel the million-dollar conference," the letter said. "Failing that, ample opportunities to scale back costs at this event and at future conferences remain."

After that letter, the Circuit cancelled the conference.  Maybe they should call Adam Rabin to plan the next one.

But those comparisons seem like too much of a stretch.  The District is quiet.... Maybe we'll hear some exciting news today.  Send me your tips!


Rumpole said...

How about those thunderstorms? You could always blog about the weather? The great thing about state court blogging is if I wait a day or two some judge always says or does soemthing stupid.

Anonymous said...

How about blogging on zombies? Could a zombie attack happen in real life-- or just in Bro-weird county?

South Florida Lawyers said...

Go with Star Wars.

Anonymous said...

Blog about a real blogger - B

Anonymous said...

David, we love you, you dont have to fib to us...we all know you and mona were at comic-con dressed as ______________!!!

Rumpole said...

DOM at Comic-con! An interesting proposition.
Superman? Batman? Or A fuzzy Wookie?

Anonymous said...

David as burt reynolds and mona as dolly parton guessed it...tblwhit

Anonymous said...

Please, DOM as Peter Parker and MM as Kerstein Dunst.

Anonymous said...

Wrong....they fight the crimes of seedy men and women often portrayed as rouge government folk, protect the innocent and usually win - Fred and Daphne and the loveable dog too.

As a backup, Scott Pilgrim and his girl.