Saturday, November 18, 2006

Rose Bowl Locked Up

'SC beats the beatniks from Berzerkley, 23-9 to secure a bid to the Rose Bowl. If the Trojans can beat the Domers and Bruins in the next two weeks, they are almost sure to play in the National Championship game against Ohio State.

Friday, November 17, 2006

A "Hmmmmm" Moment

For all intents and purposes, the Chinatown of every U.S. city is a ghetto (i.e., a place comprising of mostly low income residents). And yet, they all tend to be popular tourist attractions.

Interesting paradox, no?

Thursday, November 16, 2006

The OC's Newest Law School

Coming (most likely) in 2009 on the campus of UC Irvine.

Bad choice by the Regents in my view, given that there are already three ABA-accredited and one State Bar accredited law schools in the county. Meanwhile, the ever growing Inland Empire (i.e., Riverside and San Bernardino counties) has only one ABA law school, and that only came about recently. Irrespective of the fact that I'm an alumnus of the school, I really believe UC Riverside should have been home to the UC system's newest law school.
Notre Dame is Increasingly Becoming CINO (Catholic in Name Only)

The inside scoop from a recent Domer graduate.

I also have to say that if the pope were ever to make a pronouncement that Catholics are forbidden from drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon under penalty of excommunication, I'd really have no problem with it.

(link via RelapsedCatholic)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


OJ Simpson is apparently set to tell the world how he would have murdered his wife, Nicole, if he had done it the first time around.

Whatever, OJ. The fact that you even have something in mind pretty much confirms what everyone who isn't drinking Kool-Aid, or was a juror in your criminal trial, knows: You're a freakin' murderer!
A Somewhat Troubling Encounter

I was at the monthly St. Thomas More Society of Orange County meeting today and happened to make some small talk with a local priest, whose name I can't remember. Turns out that prior to being ordained, this priest was a practicing civil lawyer who received his juris doctorate from Georgetown. Upon learning this, I asked the priest what he thought about the controversy regarding Georgetown's recent naming of a human rights faculty chair after the infamous Fr. Robert Drinan, a known abortion rights advocate.

Surprisingly, this priest was unaware that there was a controversy, and wanted to know where I had heard Fr. Drinan supported abortion rights. Upon my responding that that Fr. Drinan has long been outspoken in favor of the right to abortion, the priest more or less dismissed me by saying that if that were the case, he would have heard about it before today. At saying this, our conversation ended mostly because the priest had just been asked to give a benediction to start the meeting.

It's at times like this that I wish I had instant access to the Internet to find evidence in support of a point I make in casual conversation. Hopefully, this priest will set himself straight on Fr. Drinan, though I doubt he'll remember that we talked about it today.
San Francisco Values Will be the Death of San Francisco

The continuing suicide of the City by the Bay rambles on.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Then Why Did You Give Them Control of Congress?!

I suppose this poll which says that most Americans rank Iraq as a top priority, but do not think the Dems have a plan to deal with the war, supports the conventional wisdom that people voted against the Republicans this year and not for the Dems.

It's still bizarre, though. I mean, if you aren't happy with how the Republicans (i.e., the Bush Administration) is running the war, why in the world would you allow, by way of voting or not voting, the Dems to take control of Congress knowing full well that they don't have a war plan, and are therefore at greater risk of screwing the war up even worse than you (erroneously) think it already is?

Monday, November 13, 2006

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Schmucks Shot Down

Fight on 'SC! Next up are the Bears from Berzerkley.