Open Thread for Wednesday, with video

I went over to the Statehouse grounds this evening, and got there a few minutes after the viewing of Sen. Clementa Pinckney’s body was supposed to end, and the line was still this long.

Beyond that, I invite y’all’s commentary on whatever you want to bring up.


11 thoughts on “Open Thread for Wednesday, with video

  1. Bryan Caskey

    Ok, for people who need a respite from the flag talk, I thought I would share my favorite James Horner pieces, in light of his recent passing.

    1. Outlawed Tunes on Outlawed Pipes

    2. Somewhere Out There (Yeah, I watched this movie when I was a kid, so sue me.)

    3. Main Title from Apollo 13.

    He’s got tons more, but that’s my top three.

    1. Phillip

      Many of the great film composers ultimately are skilled ripoff artists, but, man, that Apollo 13 music is SUCH a Copland ripoff, it’s almost too much.

      Of course Copland’s a composer worth stealing from but the best composer for film composers to steal from IMO is Richard Strauss, and Horner channelling RS gave us this classic.

  2. Bryan Caskey

    Also, in other breaking news, SCOTUS has saved Obamacare…again. Scalia remarked in his dissent: “We should start calling this law SCOTUSCare”.

      1. Bryan Caskey

        More Scalia: “Normal rules of interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court: The ACA must be saved.”

          1. Bryan Caskey

            See, now I’m going to figure out a way to work that into a brief at some point.

            Just today, I had a pretty good line in Court (for me, anyway). Minor discovery dispute: In response to my request for production of some surveillance video, opposing counsel’s written response was “The video imagery did not capture the event giving rise to this action.” and they just didn’t send me the video.

            In court today, I said “While I am grateful for counsel’s eloquent account of what transpired on the video, I would rather him just produce it to me as requested so I could watch it myself.”

            Then he stated that his client destroyed the video. Accidentally of course.

            What’s the point of being a lawyer if you can’t be a wise-acre some of the time, right?

    1. Doug Ross

      Check back in five years when the healthcare system is affordable, accessible, and running on all cylinders.

      Creating separate state exchanges was one of many stupidities associated with Obamacare. Why would it make sense to create 50 systems instead of one? Especially when all of those systems would require integration with Federal information systems? Look at all the wasted time and money that resulted from that one decision.


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