He said — She said
Well, there are certainly variations on that theme that transcended the matrimonial basis we think of with the term. Two people see/hear/do and have views that are 180. We poker players (you remember poker don’t you?) have our own version going bluff – showdown.
I wish this was about poker but it is back to media and politics. Thinking back — way back to my youth — I can recall, “What were you thinking?” As reasonable as that seemed at the time, it ended up like chasing a two outer. There were a bunch of saying my elders used to point out the world wasn’t always my oyster. Poker table continued providing similar grounding until saved from self-destructive retrospection by government fiat.
What are they thinking?
Yes, I sound like my elders. I guess that’s inevitable. I didn’t closely follow the case — you know the one. I really have no idea what happened the night the boy was shot. Every thing was deemed wrong, wrong-headed, illegal right through to and including the innocent verdict.
What little I know from reports indicated conflicting evidence. Who was on top? Who started it? and so on and on. It was interesting then to see a review in The Wall Street Journal. It wasn’t the editorializing in reporting that seems to typify modern media’s scramble to stay afloat in this new age. It is simply a collection of interviews of Law Professors about the law and its application.
On the face of all that jury validation, they seem to call it a slam dunk for the defense. And now we face the specter of the DOJ retrying bases on civil rights. How we can tear down foundation common law like that is beyond my keen. We aren’t just talking our constitution. We can carry this back to the time of the Magna Carte.
Remember “King’s X”? On the playground it was the same as a Muligan. It was a chance to reroll the dice. That’s for play ground or friendly games. It isn’t for our courts.
How did we get to this place? I know we tend to ignore absolutes but we shouldn’t ignore law and going beyond the law — justice. I don’t know if the outcome was true justice but it was justice as practice by man. And this hue and cry by media and government is unseemly — very unseemly
I know I am remiss in posting. It is hard to keep giving my slant when it is such a minority view. Strangely enough, my readership remained above average during my hiatus. Throw in the health issues I mentioned and its hard to get inspired. At least this lets you know I’m still here with the day after tomorrow another natal day. I quit attaching much significance.
Need to lay down now.
Things are spinning.