I mentioned in some depth in a previous post how I was following the federal prop 8 challenge that's currently ongoing. If you are in the least bit legally/politcally/americanly interested, I highly recommend reading the transcripts over at http://prop8trialtracker.com/ You could not make this shit up if you tried people. Turns out the right wing conspiracy does exist. Today's proceedings concerned some emails between the LDS church (that's mormons, to the untrained), and the original Yes on 8 Campaign. The following comes from an email between the two parties:
"With respect to Prop. 8 campaign, key talking points will come from campaign, but cautious, strategic, not to take the lead so as to provide plausible deniability or respectable distance so as not to show that church is directly involved..."
Scary stuff. Understandably, the defence tried their damned hardest to prevent this email being admitted to the evidence. They objected to just about everything going, the witness, what he was going to testify about, the line of questioning, the admission of the evidence, whether it could even be considered evidence in the first place and then pretty much every question that followed. The judge was not impressed.
However, the judge is clearly not without a sense of humour. He gets the quote of the day (which isn't even finished in the US), for the following:
"Mr. Boutrous, there are two suggestions. One is Mr. Thompson’s suggestion for lunch. The other is from this attorney."
Lunch won out on that one...
I'm hoping I've finally worked out how to make links clickable on this thing, which should make it easier for you to follow my random thoughts, and probably makes you more inclined to as it takes less effort.
In other news, I'm considering joining twitter. Not cause I want to tell people 140 characters about me on a regular basis, this is why facebook became twitterbook. But there's a lot of people on twitter I'd like to follow and it would make life a lot easier.
And now to go make more tea and carry on hacking into the US Army's kit technical data sheets for my lab project tomorrow.
Mood: Too much to do, not enough time, too little blogging....