It’s a very small world (if you’re a conservative in the Bay Area)

I just read that a federal judge has temporarily canceled the Patriot Act’s wire tapping provisions. I’m very much not a Constitutional lawyer, so I can’t comment on the validity of this decision at a legal level. Immediately upon reading that story, though, I was pretty willing to bet that Judge Victor Marrero, who operates in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York was a Clinton appointee. I therefore googled “Victory Marrero appointee,” which I thought was a sufficiently broad search to pull up that info.

Guess what I found with the search. Aside from the obvious fact that Marrero is indeed a Clinton appointee, I found another Marin conservative blogger! You see, when Google returned the search results, the very first item on the list was for a website called Marooned in Marin, which comments on the same thing that struck me: it’s somehow not surprising that a Clinton appointee would fairly effortlessly jettison a useful weapon in the war against international terrorism, a war increasingly being strategized without the need for physical locations because of cell phones and the internet.

At least the two of us conservatives in Marin are thinking along the same lines. I feel much less lonely now.  And I’m very flattered because, while I just found Marooned in Marin, s/he had already found and blogrolled me!  Thanks.

7 Responses

  1. And I’m very flattered because, while I just found Marooned in Marin, s/he had already found and blogrolled me!

    Your admirers are legion, Book.

  2. Take heart. I know of two more.

  3. I’m not a constitutional lawyer either – but I did once read it.

    Must have missed the part where it says retired ambulance chasers in ball gowns get to overrule duly passed laws by the people’s duly elected representatives.

  4. […] correct.  I’m not quarreling with the ruling.  I’m just noticing a pattern.  (See here for another recent example in that same […]

  5. […] may be absolutely correct. I’m not quarreling with the ruling. I’m just noticing a pattern. (See here for another recent example in that same […]

  6. […] For other examples of this trend, see this and this. […]

  7. Public Safety Facilities
    Marin County is going to build a public safety facility in the very near future!
    This public safety facility will respond to earthquakes, floods, and fires alike!
    That’s great! That’s wonderful!
    I will assume that Marin will build this place right on the freeway! In the event of an emergency, isn’t it crucial that emergency vehicles get on the freeway immediately? If a major earthquake happens in Marin, shouldn’t emergency personnel have prompt access to Interstate 101?
    In the event of an earthquake or any catastrophe, seconds count!
    Matt

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