Wednesday, July 13, 2005

London Calling

Jon Stewart made me LMAO the other night. A couple of posts ago, I had bitched about how the news channels had spun the London bombing into a "how-does-it-affect-us" piece. The Daily Show masterfully lampooned this by showing each ridiculous piece, one after another.

So, ok., lets muck up the real issue, and really underplay an important story for the public. Lets completely miss an opportunity to educate the public about what happens in England, and in Europe in general, and the complex reality of these multi-cultural societies in the post-9/11 World.

Then, you pretty much drop the story a couple of days later. So a scant couple of days after the attack we are again seeing all the news hounds covering the Aruba Alabama girl story. At least Hurricane Dennis seems to have scared the sharks away from the coast of Florida.

By the way, I am sick and tired of seeing American trial lawyers trying to interpret what goes on in Aruba's legal system. Get real, it has a Civil Code legal system. Lawyers in the U.S. are limited to practice in jurisdictions they have been admitted to practice in, due to each State having its own case-law, Civil Procedure, and Federal Procedure Rules. But that doesn't stop some talking head to not only comment on, but also criticize a Civil Code Jurisdiction, which has not only an entirely different set of laws, but whose entire underlying system is foreign to a Common-Law trained lawyer. I say this having some familiarity with the Civil Code System, taking classes in comparative law, and later working with Latin American colleagues on behalf of clients who defended or prosecuted suits in several countries. Just the different interpretations on what is considered Criminal and what is considered Civil, as well as the fact-finding role of Judges is enough to drive a Common Law Lawyer nuts. In no way do I consider myself competent in giving an accurate description of the system, I suggest the talking heads on Fox/MSNBC/CNN give it a break.

I must admit watching both the vacuous anchors and some of the 'legal beagles' stumble on such basic concepts was hilarious.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey sports boy, why don't comment on pakistan's 100+ dead? are they less human than your beloved british?

Oh, I get it, it's not terrorism. But what if the same accident happneed in London? what would your small brain say?

Your name should be:

boli (boludo) nica (ni-ca-gando sabes nada)

..and yes, Stewart IS funny.

Boli-Nica said...

, boli (boludo) nica (ni-ca-gando sabes nada)
What u get your Argentinian buddy to make up some stuff for you?


Accidents, missing kids, and natural disasters are all tragedies, but I generally don't write about them, doesn't matter who it is.

Anonymous said...

Argentinians do not have the monopoly on the word "boludo"

Educate yourself, ignorant.

Boli-Nica said...

, Anonymous said...
Argentinians do not have the monopoly on the word "boludo"

Educate yourself, ignorant.


What did your Bolivian cousin in Santa Ana, Calfornia, (the one who actually speaks Spanish) tell you Bolivian's also use it?


b/t/w dumbass, it is an Argentinian staple.

Anonymous said...

b/t/w dumbass, it is an Argentinian staple.

and that makes you an expert... you're sad and you have a massive inferority complex.

You are laughable. "Boludo" (with the argentinian accent if that makes you feel like you know it all) LOL.

Ignorant!

Boli-Nica said...

Anonymous said...


, and that makes you an expert... you're sad and you have a massive inferority complex.

You are laughable. "Boludo" (with the argentinian accent if that makes you feel like you know it all) LOL.

Ignorant!


YAWN!

You are boring!

Fire up your browser, get on the internet and go find yourself some new material. Or is your mommy worried you don't get enough fresh air, and makes you take a 'time out' from the internet around now?

Anonymous said...

Boli-idiot:

OK, I guess you hang on to nothing of your own, here's a quote, maybe this will help your small mind:

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."
Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818)

You have neither, you will die an ignorant.

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