Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Two Americas

"If you get caught breaking the law, make sure you have a good lawyer."

Solid advice. 

It's not that I haven't been aware that the connected elite of our society, it's just that I cannot remember such a brazen public display of breaking the law not being met with at least a wrist slap of community service, public apology, etc.

As I previously tweeted, David Gregory cannot even be called for intentional grounding.

The ever stoic Althouse comments:

"No charges will be filed against David Gregory "despite the clarity of the violation of this important law, because under all of the circumstances here a prosecution would not promote public safety in the District of Columbia nor serve the best interests of the people of the District to whom this office owes its trust."

The clarity of the violation of this important law....

Why is the law important? If Gregory clearly violated the law, but there is no interest to be served in prosecuting him, doesn't that prove that the law is not important? If the precise thing that he did — which is clearly what is defined as a crime — raises no interest in prosecution, how can we be satisfied by letting this one nice famous man go? Rewrite the law so that it only covers the activity that the government believes deserves prosecution, so there is equal justice under the law."

Am I stoking class warfare here?  I don't think so, but it's worth asking.

Moving on.

After baby duties, heading down to DC tonight to meet some friends for the playoff games.  Maybe even a trip to Dan's Cafe, aka "The most disgusting bar on the planet".  A well earned nickname, IMO.  Why go?  Awesome jukebox (e.g. contains Clarence Carter's "Strokin'"), the most affordable drinks in the beltway, and probably the best crowd in all of...America.  Seriously.  It's just that fun.  Once you get over the smell, that is.

Onto football.  No secret around here that Michael Robinson is my favorite PSU player of all time.  Why? This:

In 2005, Michael Robinson was the heart of a very special PSU team.  I personally went to 9 games that year (things were still cheap!) and have never witnessed such leadership in my life.  He just willed things to happen.  Feel free to follow him on twitter @RealMikeRob.

Anyhoo, enjoy your weekends everyone.

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