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October 18, 2004

the moth(er) of all eviction notices

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 7:55 pm


eviction notice —
a moth ricochets
in the lampshade



the break-up
moth by moth


“eviction notice” —  The Heron’s Nest (March 2004) 

“insomnia” – The Heron’s Nest (Nov. 2003)

                                                                                                                                          “laurie butterfly gray” 


by dagosan:

cold fingers —

sitting on my hands

before touching hers 


                                              [Oct. 18, 2004]

one-breath pundit  

    • mjudge  Troy City Judge Henry Bauer was evicted from his judicial office last wwek, in a 4-3 decision by

      New York’s Court of Appeals. [Matter of Bauer, No. 125, Oct. 14, 2004] John Caher wrote an excellent article in NYLJ explaining this many-faceted decision, which focused on the setting of excessive bail, and failure to inform defendants of their right to counsel,  in order to force then to enter plea bargains [e.g., holding the accused in jail in lieu of $25,00 bail for a crime that would produce a $100 fine and no jail time].  I’ve been following the story for the past few years, since Troy is part of my metropolitan area and the hearings were public.


      Judge Bauer attacked the discipline process as a conspiracy, egged on by the ACLU, against conservative-

      minded judges.  [continue reading Judge Bauer evicted

                                                                                                                                                                                                          closed sm 

    • Did you notice that TalkLeft is censoring frequent Commentors with opposing views (limiting them to four comments of reasonable length in any 24 hours), after receiving complaints from those agreeing with the Editor’s position?  Jeralyn even says “Please feel free to email me with the names of commenters you believe I should be limiting under this new policy. Or , you can leave their names in the comments.”  No Comment (except: of course she has the right to do it, but it’s rather comical coming from the ACLUseys, and rather childish.  Haven’t they ever heard of skipping down to the next Comment?)

    • Yes, I have already broken my recently-renewed “one-breath punditry” pledge.  Sue me.

    • Oh, is anyone else noticing an increase in visitors since being listed on Blawg Republic?  Nice.

    • A lot of solo practitioners appear to be malpractice accidents waiting to happen [emoticon called for], but Carolyn Elefant is advocating that solos look for “accidents” that will enhance their practice and career satisfaction.  Good article.  (, “The Accidental Practice,” Oct. 18, 2004)  (dissent from Fed84) Those needing similar encouragement after a job loss, might check out Harvey Mackay’s We Got Fired! : . . . And It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us

    • I want one of these: Cellphone jammers.

    • alkas  Please raise your hand if you’re tired of hearing the Faith- full say that “time-tested moral principles” cannot be “preserved in the longrun in a society that has lost its grounding in faith.”  I trust people who are moral because they respect all humans and recognize their interdependence; and, I believe those people will strive to do the right thing in their personal and political lives.  Frankly, I’m not so certain about those whose morality stems primarily from fear of eternal damnation.  Many people of faith, I am happy to say, fall in the first category, along with many “non-believers”. 

    • Carey Cuprisin has some useful thoughts and questions, from a libertarian perspective, on the role of moral values and belief systems in the political proces.

    • If I were one to mix prayers and politics, there’s one more eviction that would be on my prayer card.   no w


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