Author Archives: Harry Balczak

Gee, I wish George Carlin were around to see this

Read this article. You didn’t skip the sidebar with Justice Breyer’s concurring opinion, did you? Damn it. Go back and reread it. Wouldn’t it be great if this were an article from the Washington Post, reporting on what REALLY happened … Continue reading

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Haulin’ Oats

Well I have just about had it with lawyerin’ for a while. I won’t go into it, but a big reason for my burnout of late has to do with this convoluted case where my client, a hot dog vendor, … Continue reading

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This Week In Lawyerin’ : A brief vacation

Writing this week’s installment of This Week In Lawyerin’ is as serendipitous and effortless as it gets. This week’s installment is quite literally “low hanging fruit.” A banana to be precise. (Probably a couple of plums in there, too, but … Continue reading

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Mmmmm…….Nutty Bar

Some of you may have noticed that McBlogger’s legal correspondent has been a bit hither and yon of late. Well here’s your big fat mea culpa. Not much of an excuse really, except that I’m distracted because it’s football season. … Continue reading

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Oh, the OTHER Pepsi challenge!

As a real-live attorney, I really resent it when people start spouting off about what a screwed up legal system we have, based on whatever outrageous thirdhand horseshit they’ve heard or read in the Corporate Media. Trust me, whatever reported … Continue reading

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Gee, ya think?

E.J. Dionne over at the WaPo has a very interesting article up today about the problems Democrats may have in 2010 with young voters. It seems the Under-30 vote may be cooling to the Obamessiah and congressional Dems. As someone … Continue reading

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Save Them Skule Chillurnz!!

I realize my planned weekly post on lawyerin’ is now so overdue that more than a fortnight o’ lawyerin’ has gone uncovered, but that’s not where the action is right now. Where the action is, is in pointing out and … Continue reading

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A Point Requiring Further Clarification

So by now, I guess everyone has heard or read that the CEO of Whole Foods has come out against the kind of health care reform most of us would like to see enacted. Of course, what naturally follows is … Continue reading

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NEW FEATURE : This Week In Lawyerin’

I was told there would be no bullshit in this profession, but I now suspect that may have been a lie. Like this morning. There I was, deep in summer staycation slumber, when the phone rings. I was so startled … Continue reading

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A *&$!@# Proposal

Well You People are at it again. It seems like every time I check the news, some do-gooder wants to ban smoking everywhere, always; or lower the legal intoxication BAC threshold to “any”; or levy a surcharge on establishments profiting … Continue reading

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