Answer: Apparently as a man who has “ineffective assistance of counsel.”

Maybe it’s just me but if I have a defendant who takes the stand with a Hitler mustache and says he’s glad for what he’s done and he will do it again I’d say that a closing Argument by Clarance Darrow or even Perry Mason wouldn’t make a difference.

As Althouse notes Scalia asked:

“What would you have done? It makes sense logically to say he has the worst defendant he has ever seen. He’s murdered lots of people in cold blood. He gets up on the stand and says, ‘I’m going to kill a lot more.’ He sounds totally bonkers.”

but Sotomayor saw it differently:

remarking on the lawyer’s strategy of using the crimes themselves as evidence of mental illness”: “At some point you can have a strategy and execute it so poorly, so incompetently, that you’re providing ineffective assistance of counsel.”

If this is a “wise Latina” I’m afraid to see what a blithering idiot would be like.

…at the age of 76.

My kid knew him from the Mario Brothers TV show but people of my age remember his as the tag team manager back in those days when Wrestling was still pretending to be real (and was to the 10 year olds watching it) but was not campy enough to be mocked nor violent enough to be just turned off.

The wrestlers were working class guys the managers were funny and good guys and bad guys were clearly defined.

Captain Lou was a bad guy but he was always fun.

Sure it wasn’t the business or the profit generator it is today but it was better.

So dies another piece of my youth.

While the Dollar continues to be weak we should strike while the Iron is hot:

Energy: Since a weak dollar increases the price of energy imports we should take the opportunity to drill domestically. The cost of domestic materials do not change based on an exchange rate.

Manufacturing: A weaker US dollar means that US Steel is cheaper as the raw materials for it’s manufacture are available domestically. In addition with states in dire economic straits there have incentive to make deals with holders of foreign capital looking to produce here.

Labor: High unemployment means a larger than normal skilled work force is available and can be had for a lower price than normal. Also those wages are being paid in a depressed currency.

Rents: Housing and rental prices have plummeted, foreign capital can acquire locations for a song, and may even be able to lock in favorable rates for a long term commitment.

Exports All the basic exports from America are now cheaper. American Agribusiness is still very productive and American food products are some of the safest in the world. A smart operator would make long terms deals now while the prices are low and the producers need the business.

Tourism: The US is a big country and provided you steer clear of the gangs of Chicago and the boarder area where the Mexican drug wars are overflowing it is still the safest place to see. The Natural beauty isn’t affected by the dollar’s weakness, Hollywood and Disneyland are still there and if one is into history from Lexington to Little Big Horn and all the Civil war battlefields in between you can find plenty. Almost every foreign community in the world has it’s mirror in the US. (Fitchburg for example has a Finish consulate) so people can find both the familiar and the unfamiliar.

And lets not forget that America is still the most stable country in the world, where hundreds of thousands can protest the government without dirtying the grass.

If we can’t change the circumstances of the dollar a smart administration can that the lemons we have and make lemonade.

…a Nazi, hates black people , evil incarnate, a mass murderer, a torturer. A man so evil and depraved that a person could win a Nobel Peace Prize for simply not being him.

Now we remember a different George Bush:

President Bush drives us crazy. We want him to fight back. He won’t. We want him to “save” himself. He won’t. He won’t “save” his presidency, either. He won’t “save” his party. He won’t “save” his legacy.

President Bush is doing what is unthinkable – he is staying true to the task laid out before him, to serve all the people. He is remaining faithful to that and he is counting on his God to do the rest, as his God has promised.

One who wasn’t afraid to poke fun at himself or take a joke.

Now Michelle Malkin is a lot more caustic than George Bush so if we can be fed this about George Bush for almost a decade why would we expect those same people to be moderate concerning Michelle? Particularly when she keeps fighting back.

Answer: He is pandering to his niche market.

This is the language of the left and we’ve known it for years.

And we protest cleaner too.

Update: I disagree with Pundit & Pundette this isn’t a new low this is playing to his customer base.

Update 2: Michelle handles it well

Update 3: I think this proves my internet, pc, digital camera point, and reinforces my Rush Argument.

Update 4: After all this is mild compared to what they said about Bush.

…as King Charles the Pious (peace be upon him)declares concerning the Rush stuff:

The quote is disputed, but it has not been proven false.

Tough words concerning an honorary lizardoid.

So now we have to prove that someone never said anything rather than provide a link or a quote. After all we can’t prove that he didn’t sing this in his shower one day. Noted Cherry Picker Tim Blair quotes from Mark Stein but I think this quote from the same link is more significant:

when I began guest-hosting for Rush, I was amazed to discover that George Soros pays a team of stenographers, many of them called Zachary, to work their tippy-tappy fingers to the bone for three hours transcribing everything Rush or his fill-ins say in the hope that their efforts will one day be rewarded and he will deliver the big career-detonating soundbite. Among the afficionados of this service are, as I discovered recently, America’s “newspaper of record,” which faithfully follows the George Soros typing pool and dutifully plasters any potentially damaging bon mot on page one.

And, aside from all that, 20 million people are out there listening.

If this had any truth about it do you think it would only be coming up in the context of buying a NFL franchise? This would have been trumped from the MSM everywhere years ago. This as you might recall is the same argument I made weeks ago concerning his slander of Robert Stacy McCain:

Apparently the importance to expose that racist, neo confederate and White supremacist Evil that is Robert Stacy McCain was so great that Charles waited until Robert Stacy McCain posted 5,071 entries on his blog on his blog before exposing him.

He was so outraged by Glenn Reynolds linking to him that he waited until his 21st instalance (yes that’s 20 instalances more than me, feel free to suggest to Glenn that I deserve another) to denounce him for it. Apparently he wanted to give Glenn every chance to change his mind.

and Robert Stacy asked a similar question at his own blog.

Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was saying this:

Q: What are the three most harmful developments for the liberal agenda in history?

A: The Personal Computer , The Affordable Digital Camera, and the Internet because it makes it impossible to hide stuff

Apparently according to King Charles the Pious (peace be upon him) that same standard is not true when it comes to Rush. It IS possible to hide stuff, the same guy who was able to find the pictures and signs of Fauxphotography declares it unnecessary to even try to verify this stuff. That’s because there is no there there, he can’t even come up with dubious links this time.

Speaking of Cynthia Yockey back in September she said this:

Then I had another thought: isn’t it a remarkable coincidence that CJ began his vendetta against Stacy just after Stacy and Dan Riehl succeeded in shutting down the foremost lying liar Leftie bloggers who were the origins of so many lies about Gov. Sarah Palin? Just as Gov. Palin put herself in a position to fight their libels by stepping down — the grounds for libel are different for private citizens — and just as Dan Riehl and Stacy McCain proved that unflattering amounts of sunshine were going to flood down upon the blogs and lives of the lying liar anti-Palin bloggers — suddenly Stacy McCain is under relentless and groundless attack.

Hmmmmm, I thought to myself. Hmmmmmmm.

So I called Stacy to tell him I was planning to write a post asking whether Charles Johnson is being paid to conduct this campaign by Obama’s post-election minions, Organizing for America, and he told me he didn’t think so.

I said before he reminded me of an aunt of mine who was running of of people to talk to as she dropped people in the six degree style.

However the Global warming stuff is science, stuff that can actually be measured and King Charles the Pious (peace be upon him) claims to a patron of the sciences:

So as the evidence has changed to a degree that the Climate Change correspondent for the BBC actually questioned Global Warming Charles Johnson has managed to be convinced in the other direction.

What is one to think?

I think the fight is over and Robert Stacy has won, Charles has jumped the shark so far that the round by round stuff isn’t worth my time or the prospective hits one might get from it. Johnson’s positions are not supportable and can’t stand scrutiny. They are no longer worthy of serious consideration…

…but they are still worthy or ridicule so in that spirit…

Last month I had a poll concerning Charles motivations with Robert Stacy. So lets start a new poll.

Update: Added link and quote

Update 2: You know was it not even two months ago that King Charles the Pious derided the conservative blogosphere for the standard they used to condemn Van Jones?

When this “news” came out, I spent hours searching the web for any corroboration at all in Jones’ own words that he believes the 9/11 attacks were a conspiracy by the US government.

Apparently the “hours on the web standard” doesn’t apply to Rush Limbaugh honorary lizardoid.

But Charles insists he is a Racist ,
And Charles is a reputable blogger…

Update 3: Looks like the left is dancing like the White Witch in front of the stone alter but be careful what you celebrate.

This is going to be a big mess for a lot of people, and none of them are Rush.

…happened here in town about 20 years ago.

A pal of mine before he re-trained as a systems guy used to work in a French Restaurant that used to be next door to City Hall. (The food wasn’t bad but it wasn’t really my cup of tea).

There is an open air park there now, but at the time there was a very long wide staircase as the restaurant was on the top floor and these were the days before mandatory access laws so that staircase was the way in. People would make their fortunes falling down those stairs and suing the owners insurance.

Finally the owner had enough. He dropped the insurance and put a sign to that effect on the staircase saying that anyone who wanted to sue was welcome to the restaurant if they won.

I’m sure it was a coincidence that those steps, steep though they were, were suddenly navigable by the people who climbed them.

If you want to understand the Zachary Christie case and many others like them, this is what you really need to know.

Answer: Lawyers and fear.

The reason why School districts end up with “Zero tolerance” policies is not a question of protecting students. It is about protecting school districts and administrators from any kind of lawsuit.

School districts know that if they the actual source of fear in schools, such as gangs and drugs they will get civil liberties objections, they also know that parents are much more likely to back up their kids bad behavior than to stick with school administrations, teachers know a single accusation of any type can finish them professionally.

Much easier to have a broad set of rules that involve no thinking or common sense and let the school committee lessen the sentence.

The seven-member Christina School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to reduce the punishment for kindergartners and first-graders who take weapons to school or commit violent offenses to a suspension ranging from three to five days.

Zachary Christie, 6, had faced 45 days in an alternative school for troublemakers after he took the utensil – a combination folding knife, fork and spoon – to school to eat lunch last month. Now, he could return Wednesday.

Oh he can return WEDNESDAY, so that makes everything all right now.

Tort reform can’t come fast enough.

Update: Michelle misses the point it’s all about fear not idiocracy.