Monday, November 28, 2011


"One of the women threw water in my face and they injected me with something that gave me a strong sexual desire," he said.

"They stopped the car and made me have sex with each of them several times, using condoms.

"When they had finished they left me in the bush totally naked.

"Some people gathering grass helped me by calling the police, who took me to hospital to deal with the effects of this drug that I had been given, as the urge to have sex was still there."

That's right, he was injected with a substance that made him have sex with three women, several times, and he was not finished. Here is the would think they would at least have let him have a drink of water.

How much do you think they could sell that stuff for on South Beach? 

Do you think the CIA is passing it out to tribal elders in lieu of Viagra?

Perhaps a few hundred thousand cases could be shipped to Japan, where they have an interesting problem:

"The latest found that 61% of unmarried men aged 18 to 34 have no girlfriend, and half of women the same age have no boyfriend - a record high.

More than a quarter of the men and 23% of the women said they were not even looking.

Some cited a shortage of money, others a belief that it is impossible to find a good partner once they had passed the age of 25.

Many of the women also said single life suited them better than how they imagined marriage would be.

The survey also found that more than quarter of unmarried men and women between 35 and 39 years old said they had never had sex."

Those numbers are probably about on par with the success rate of UFs abstinence only campus club.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What the hell are we doing here?

From the BBC

"Officials at a meeting of elders in Kabul changed a committee's number after delegates rejected 39 because of an Afghan belief that the number is associated with pimps.

Elders refused to take part in group 39 until its number was changed to 41.

The number is held as a mark of great shame across Afghanistan.

Correspondents say some believe the taboo started because a pimp had 39 on his vehicle number plate. But others say it dates from an old way of calculating numbers called "Abjad".

Many delegates at the loya jirga voiced their fervent opposition to being part of committee 39, one attendee told the BBC's Bilal Sarwary in Kabul.

''One delegate said: 'I don't want to return to my area and be called a pimp. I don't care if it is true or not, but people out there believe in it. Look no one wants to have a vehicle with number plate 39. And yet, you want me to be in 39?''' the member said.


"But when I raised it, everyone else told me to shut up. Everyone said, they didn't want to be called [a pimp] or their children and family members harassed in streets, schools and neighbourhoods. So than a committee 41 was established,'' the delegate continued...."

I can just hear Karzi saying "Oy Vey!"

We are trying to establish a partnership with a country that has people in it who will harass family members in the streets because their father is on committee # 39?  And yet, changing the official number to "41" despite the fact that it remains in reality the 39th committee is sufficient?

I know we have many buildings here that "don't" have a 13th floor, but harassing children because of a committee number?

I am now convinced that our mission in Afghanistan, whatever it might be, is doomed.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Boy would Cleisthenes be pissed off.

I am back from my vacation paddling down the Yangtze in search of the Baiji to ask it whether or not the long nose is a curse handed down for lying about the source of its rather pale skin.  Sadly, there are only a couple dozen left and I was unable to commune with one.

Lot's has been going on since I departed!

Perhaps most interesting is the fact that democracy's birthplace has now seen the final demise of democracy. First, the Greeks come to a bailout deal with the EU that requires significant cuts to social expenditures and increases in taxes, next, the Greek prime minister announces his intention to allow the people of Greece to vote on whether or not they want to accept the agreement. The EU countries, stock markets, banks and China all go berserk. Finally, the vote by the people is tabled, the prime minister is out, and the Greeks are now having the deal shoved down their throats.

If anybody ever questioned who runs the world, you now have the answer - the bankers.

The following is a great video by a rapping Tennessee lawyer (HT ATL), you HAVE to freeze the thing at 2:19 to fall in love with this guy who apparently loves to make out with clients(?) paralegals(?) co-counsel(?):

Do you think Judge Moreno will let me shoot my video in his courtroom? Maybe I could borrow a couple of his and Martinez's clerks for extras?