April 21, 2009

"Judge rules former President Bush can be deposed."

A headline that seemed odd but wasn't meant to be odd.

52 comments:

Jennifer said...

Little late in the game for that.

Jennifer said...

Maybe the headline writer should be deposed.

Lem said...

That sentence should read.

....SMU bullied him and others into selling their properties, but failed to disclose any plans for a library plans on the site.

Invisible Man said...

Hopefully, one of many that we will see in the coming years.

ElcubanitoKC said...

Ah, the beauties of Legalese...deposed and deposed

Lem said...

The guy suing figures if he had known what the property was going to be used for he could have stood to make more dough.

Pogo said...

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."

Since Jennifer has already ably covered shoes, we just need someone to discuss ships and cabbages.

OK.
Here's Diogenes:
"If you lived on cabbage, you would not be obliged to flatter the powerful." To which the courtier replied, "If you flattered the powerful, you would not be obliged to live upon cabbage."Ships, anyone?
Anyone?

MadisonMan said...

Presidential Libraries are vanity and unnecessary. Wouldn't it be easier if all the Presidents' papers were in one spot?

Jennifer said...

I've got nothing on ships. But, I did believe for far too long that the walrus and Puff the magic dragon spoke of ceiling wax.

ElcubanitoKC said...

MadisonMan said...
Presidential Libraries are vanity and unnecessary. Wouldn't it be easier if all the Presidents' papers were in one spot?

8:16 AM


Recycling bin somewhere? Hehehe...

Lem said...

Presidential Libraries are vanity and unnecessary. Wouldn't it be easier if all the Presidents' papers were in one spot?...and if there is a fire?

ElcubanitoKC said...

Lem said...
Presidential Libraries are vanity and unnecessary. Wouldn't it be easier if all the Presidents' papers were in one spot?...and if there is a fire?

8:21 AM


Have you heard of that fantastic cybernetic device called THE SCANNER? Get with the times, chico! ;)

Peter V. Bella said...

Much ado about nothing.

Lem said...

Electronic media is constantly changing, that constant change will inevitably alter something that you are trying to preserve. It defeats the purpose doesn’t it?

Pogo said...

Oh, the intrigues of small town real estate.

It's like Shakespeare, only with zoning board meetings and legal writs instead of murder and swordfights.

traditionalguy said...

Has the Judge ruled on waterboarding for incorrect answers like, "I don't recall."

Hoosier Daddy said...

(The guy suing figures if he had known what the property was going to be used for he could have stood to make more dough.)

Walt Disney was a bit smarter when he was scouring land in Florida for WDW. He set up a bunch of dummy corporations, each one purchasing what seemed to be worthless tracts of land.

former law student said...

Ah, the beauties of Legalese...deposed and deposed

Not to mention depositions gave us the immortal phrase, "Further deponent sayeth not (or naught)"

The worst word along those lines is sanction, which means either to allow an action, or punish an actor for his actions.

EDH said...
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chickenlittle said...

Deposed? as opposed to what? posed?
I thought he looked quite reposed these days.
They not still out to get him do you suppose?

Lem said...

I second EDH

EDH said...

That's one hell of a yard sale going on behind that condo!

But, I did believe for far too long that the walrus and Puff the magic dragon spoke of ceiling wax.
For me it was the Rolling Stones' 19th Nervous Breakdown.

When you were a child
You were treated kind
But you were never brought up right.
You were always spoiled with a thousand toys
But still you cried all night.
Your mother who neglected you
Owes a million dollars tax.
And your father's still perfecting ways of making sealing wax.

You better stop, look around
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes
Here comes your nilne-teenth nervous breakdown.
I always pictured a father with a useless (rather than obsolete?) invention trying to wax a ceiling.

BTW, I vote Jennifer as the cutest Althouse commenter. Sorry Lem.

former law student said...

I vote Jennifer as the cutest Althouse commenter.

Not to take anything away from Jennifer, but there are some strong contenders who have commented recently here.

Lem said...
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Chip Ahoy said...

Comic sans walks into a bar and starts drinking heavily. The bartender, an empathetic sort, asks if something might be wrong. Comic sans launches into a story about an online posting describing a court ruling that an ex-president can be deposed over a land issue connected with his planned library. He elaborates on the long list of comments to the article which as a group bespeak of widespread lingering hatred toward that president by commenters, Texas citizens mostly, who consider him not just the worst president in history of the galaxy but also the most evil. Others impugn his Texas genuineness, his intelligence, his motives, and one of his two his two alma maters.

The bartender says while pouring another drink, "You make that sound hilarious."

ElcubanitoKC said...

chickenlittle, that's an awesome icon!

Lem don't be too logical man, it's too early for that.

fls, indeed. Some of my favorites also include "motioning" and "moving". They always create this image of a statue of Nemesis slowly moving her arms...although I'm sure they may also have some scatological implications for some.

EDH said...

BLEG!!!I still can't get the Althouse/blogger comment facility to respect a carriage return after italics.

This started about a week ago. I tried a carriage return before the "end italics" tag, but that works only sporadically.

Any format suggestions?

ElcubanitoKC said...

EDH, I even tried "" and it didn't work. I'm out of html...

ElcubanitoKC said...

er...that between the quotation marks was supposed to be < /br>

EDH said...

See, even "bold" does it!

I put a carriage return after BLEG.

Arrgggg!

P.S. Worst of all, "Preview" doesn't even show it.

Pogo said...

Clearly, commenters unable to make the Blogger god follow their formatting commands have not knelt before Him and sacrificed a firstborn.

However, burying a potato in the backyard worked for me, so my daughter remains safe.

Ann Althouse said...

Test

Test

Test
Test

Ann Althouse said...

I got a carriage return in my test and an extra return by adding the HTML tag br (inside angle brackets).

Ann Althouse said...

Test.

Test.

Test.
Test.

Ann Althouse said...

Test.Test.

Test.
Test.

Ann Althouse said...

Okay: Don't use italics if you want to do a line break. Use quotes. Or use a br html code after your italics.

(I can't believe I'm the tech support!)

ElcubanitoKC said...

The problem is, as you can see dear professor, the text right after a < /i>

Lem said...

At the risk of being too logical ;) I will posit that people who write on an alternate page to spell check (like me) are probably having the same problem I’m having getting (or not getting) paragraphs to end properly.

former law student said...

Dear Professor Althouse, would you be kind enough to inquire why the italics behavior did change?

We get used to doing one thing in a particular way, and then blogger changes abruptly, without notice or a hearing.

Pogo said...

Try this:

"[i]text[/i]"
[ENTER]
Text text text text.

"text"

Text text text text.

I think the bug affects text that follows HTML formatting.

ElcubanitoKC said...

Indeed, fls, Blogger should be deposed.

Pogo said...

But don't forget to bury a potato.
Must be an Idaho one, though; them little red 'uns never work.

former law student said...

Pogo -- Where do you stand on Yukon Golds?

I recently bought a bag of potatoes with russet skins but waxy flesh -- baking them was a big mistake.

Pogo said...

I've been exposed!

My potato knowledge is limited to those very two items I posted, and nothing more.

I am filled with shame.

former law student said...

pogo, blush not. your usefulness here is not based on your potato expertise.

EDH said...

Back to who's cuter.

Jennifer or Lem?

I have to admit, Lem is starting to grow on me, like that potato.

Kylos said...

Yup the br tag is the proper way to insert a line break in html. Blogger has just been hiding that fact and auto-replacing carriage returns with the br tag. Now that they've messed up this feature, you can still obtain the desired behavior by manually using the br tag.

And now for further testing.

Once more.

Jennifer said...

I'm fairly certain that Meade has already won that title, EDH.

Henry said...

This is what I do.

Italics tag -- then text -- then close tag -- then period. So long as the period (or any other character) is outside of the close tag, the double returns will do their thing.

Bruce Hayden said...

I am not quite sure what the big deal is here. We learned from Slick Willie that Presidents can be deposed when it does not involve their official duties. Neither Clinton's sexual harassments, nor Bush's library would count as such.

hdhouse said...

Using Bush and library in the same sentence appears one of the more oxymoronic aspects of this whole shabang.

former law student said...

Using Bush and library in the same sentence appears one of the more oxymoronic aspects of this whole shabang.

Well, we know he enjoyed My Pet Goat.But I have the feeling that the GWB archives will be rather expurgated.