Yes folks, it’s true. Big J is an inspiration to me, and with the recent loss of my job, and my lack of possible job opportunities where I live, I have decided to go back to school, and get my JD. This is the plan at least. Of course, first I have to get into said law school, wherever that may, or may not be. I have a short list of schools to look at (like 10-12), and we’ll go from there. I’ve been thinking about doing this for awhile, and with my father in law being a lawyer, he hasn’t pushed me in that direction, but I think it’s a profession that I would like. Honestly. Yeah, I know, everyone hates lawyers, and that’s OK, because most people hate me already, so I’ll just extend the hate list a little longer. It’s all good. Don’t know what field I’ll be looking at, but it will probably have something to do with patent law/intellectual property, being an engineer by trade, and in my original education could work me into a spot like that quite nice.
Anyone got any useful advice out there? Aside from, don’t do it?
In other news though, I noticed this morning a little tid bit in the cycling world about Jorge Jaksche naming names when he got busted back in 2007. Damn, I sure wish we could see that entire list. There were some names on there like Rijs (ooh, big surprise there from Mr. 60% and all), and Pevenage (yeah, another big surprise right?), but I want to see some rider names come out of this whole thing, and then strike them down where they stand. I mean, if we’re going to take this doping thing seriously, then, release the names. I’m sure they won’t though, for some reason or another. They won’t do it. It will all be hearsay and shit like that.
On one last note (this is sort of random posting for today), I have been following a lot of this stimulus bill crap that’s been flying around for the last month or so since Obama took office. And, it appears that the republicans can’t help BUT lie about it. Latest and greatest lie. Nancy Pelosi slipped in a provision for millions of dollars for her home district to save a field mouse from extinction, or some shit like that. Problem with that? It’s not freakin’ true. They made it up. Out of thin air. The bigger problem with that? People either believe them, or don’t challenge them about it when they spout off this nonsense. The other big lie coming out of this? That there are billions of dollars to build a light rail train from Disneyland to Vegas. Yeah, I kid you not. And again, it’s not in there. Nope. Not even close. There is funding set aside to build commuter trains in as to yet be places that haven’t been determined, and the argument that some of my more conservative friends make? They state, “Well, sure it doesn’t say that they’re going to use the money for that in there, but they might.” Yeah, they’re telling the future. Look, if stimulus money gets used to build a train from LA to Vegas, guess what? Mission accomplished. Why? What do they think? The railway, the stations, and the trains are just going to build themselves? And do they think the infrastructure of a job like that would also support itself? It would, gasp, create long lasting jobs in a region of the country that could use them, but then again, that’s not the point is it? They’re just outright lying about this stuff. Oh, and the other last great lie that I love coming from them? That there is $5 billion dollars going direct to the right wing’s favorite boogeyman as of late, ACORN. And the problem with that, is that, there is no money set aside for ACORN, and the CEO of ACORN has come out and said, they don’t need, or want any of the stimulus money, and will not be applying to get any of it. The real bottom line is this as well, ACORN has never received any federal funding. Ever.
Man, if this is what the first month is going to be like, I can’t imagine what the rest of the term is going to look like.by