gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sun Aug 31 20:45:59 EDT 2008
On Sunday 31 August 2008, Chuck Youse wrote:
>On Sun, 2008-08-31 at 20:04 -0400, mike delyea wrote:
>> A bit of French also helps. I don't know if you guys in the
>> U.S. have "voir dire" but you better bring your lawyer ( and then
>> dispose of him/her).
>Of course we do! We have juries like everyone else, the Constitution
>guarantees it.. but come to think of it, the Constitution also
>guarantees against unreasonable searches, and our right to bear arms,
>and due process, habeas corpus .... hmm, but the PATRIOT Act and other
>nonsense these days don't pay any attention to that.
>Funny how the folks in middle America are all pissed off and ready to
>hand over their rights in an attempt to ward off terrorism, all because
>of this World Trade Center thing. Meanwhile those of us in New York
>City (we were the ones violated, folks, and we still have a gaping hole
>in the ground and people with debilitating respiratory ailments as a
>result of that whole plane thing) are appalled at what the government is
>getting away with under the guise of protecting freedom. It's very
>Orwellian - give up our freedoms to protect freedom. Patrick Henry is
>rolling over in his grave. Disgusting.
I hear they are going to dig up all the founders and put coils around the
caskets, so they can generate electricity when they start spinning. It
should solve our energy shortage.
>Oh my, I haven't even had anything to drink. Don't mind me.
And why not?
>And by the way, French isn't ALL that useful. If you're using your
>French to discern the meaning of "voir dire," you've probably got it
>wrong ... At the least "voir" part.. ;)
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