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Saturday, July 01, 2006

More "breathtaking inanity" from Judge Jones

A few days ago, Judge Jones was a guest on a radio talk show ironically named "Smart Talk". Here are my takes on some of his remarks:

On accusations that the Dover decision made him an "activist judge": "People term 'activist judges' judges they don't agree with."

OK, I won't call you an "activist" judge -- I'll just call you a "lousy" judge.

On his written decision for the Dover case, in which he accused the defendants of lying on the stand: "I called it the way I saw it. It was not my purpose to be an avenging angel."

I think that accusing the defendants of lying was OK, but your Dover opinion also demagogically pandered to the Darwinists by accusing the defendants of "breathtaking inanity" and accusing them of dragging the students, parents, and teachers of the Dover Area School District "into this legal maelstrom, with its resulting utter waste of monetary and personal resources." Your Dover opinion even accused them of "activism" while denying that you are an "activist" judge.

On Ann Coulter, who criticizes him in her new book: "We have to suffer these arrows because people will disagree with our opinions ... She foments a kind of civic stupidity in my opinion."

The "civic stupidity" of your Dickinson College commencement speech's remarks about the founding fathers' "true religion" really takes the cake -- you said, "The Founders believed that true religion was not something handed down by a church or contained in a Bible, but was to be found through free, rational inquiry." Your remarks showed such hostility towards organized religion that you should recuse yourself in any establishment clause or free exercise case. See "Judge Jones flunks history and philosophy as well as law and science"

On civics education: "We have a culture that is not plugged into current events."

Wrong. Because of the Internet, people today are more plugged into current events than ever before in history. The Internet has made us aware of many things that we otherwise would likely never find out about.

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Anonymous Voice In The Urbanness said...

Larry(?),

> "People term 'activist judges' judges they don't agree with." <

As I tried to tell you earlier.

> I'll just call you a "lousy" judge. <

Because he disagrees with you? Nearly everyone disagrees with you.

> I think that accusing the defendants of lying was OK <

Since it was a fact.

> your Dover opinion also demagogically pandered to the Darwinists by accusing the defendants of "breathtaking inanity" and accusing them of dragging the students, parents, and teachers of the Dover Area School District "into this legal maelstrom, with its resulting utter waste of monetary and personal resources." <

How is it demagogical pandering to tell the truth?

> Your remarks showed such hostility towards organized religion that you should recuse yourself in any establishment clause or free exercise case. <

What you are seeing is the beliving in the establishment clause makes you unqualified to hear cases on the establishment cause.

> Because of the Internet, people today are more plugged into current events than ever before in history. <

The Internet makes it much easier to be plugged into current events but too few people avail themselves of this opportunity. The average high school student still doesn't know what continent France is in. College students are only slightly better.

I see that you are still terrified of direct questions and always duck them under one pretense or another. That is one of the many reasons that people do not take you seriously. What are you afraid of? Stop cowering and come out into the light.

Saturday, July 01, 2006 7:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Ben said...

> Because of the Internet, people today are more plugged into current events than ever before in history. <

Because of the Internet, people today are more plugged into delusions like a 9/11 conspiracy, ID, a flat earth, Nostradamus, etc etc.

Sunday, July 02, 2006 2:29:00 AM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

Ben said...

>>>>>> Because of the Internet, people today are more plugged into current events than ever before in history. <

Because of the Internet, people today are more plugged into delusions like a 9/11 conspiracy, ID, a flat earth, Nostradamus, etc etc. <<<<<<

The Internet also enables people to get a variety of viewpoints on those subjects.

Anyway, Ben, if you think that the Internet is a bad thing, no one is saying that you have to use it.

Sunday, July 02, 2006 6:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Voice In The Urbanness said...

> The Internet also enables people to get a variety of viewpoints on those subjects. < i.e. "a 9/11 conspiracy, ID, a flat earth, Nostradamus, etc etc."

For visitors, if any.

You might wonder what is going on here. This is a blog where the writer, who has no other life, posts a series of articles written by himself which are usually either unsupported or supported only by misinterpretations of other people's work or citations of other articles written by himself.

He occasionally attempts to answer questions by restating material that has been covered previously but usually he just dodges questions for which he has no answer. He seems to cower in complete terror of anything that discloses his lack of knowledge, a lack that covers a great variety of subjects.

Sunday, July 02, 2006 7:30:00 AM  
Anonymous breathtaking inanity said...

Larry (?) said:
< The Internet also enables people to get a variety of viewpoints on those subjects.

Anyway, Ben, if you think that the Internet is a bad thing, no one is saying that you have to use it. >

My nomination for "Lunatic of the Month" award. Off to a fast start ...

Monday, July 03, 2006 1:37:00 AM  

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