Open thread

Apparently, when HA moved servers Friday night, the old server was never shut down. Thus, as the new IP propagated through the various DNS servers over the next day, some of you continued to see the old site, while others (like me) were taken to the new site. Some of you may have seen comments, and at least one post, disappear. To which I say: oops.

Everything should be operating normally now. (Normal, by HA standards, anyway.) If not, let me know.


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    RonK, Seattle spews:

    Can Seattle find its voice?

    Gonzales is coming. The man is an instrument of Constitutional nullification by the combination of legal weaselisms and sheer obstinacy.

    Can we greet him in a way that sends a message? Can the left bring more to the occasion than face paint and papier mache?

    Where’s the principled right? The patriots raised on a diet of civics lessons — limited government and checks and balances? The ones who drummed these lessons into their children even when public school curricula no longer did? When will they react to the a program of precedents that will endure to leave them voiceless in future turns of the historical wheel, if not decisively discredited in our time?

    Where’s the goo-goo middle? Here’s a man who has run his executive department to ruin, exposed for the flop he is, and responds with a virtual “let’s see you try and stop me!”?

    Gonzales in Seattle. Will we break the thrall of civic futility’s hypnotic drumbeat?

    Will we make a statement?

  2. 2

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    Some of you may have seen comments, and at least one post, disappear.


  3. 3

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Where is the state bar association that licensed this creature? Disbar Gonzales. Problem solved.

  4. 4

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Let’s hold a fundraiser for Goldy by selling $5 tickets to watch Jane Balogh pick up litter.

  5. 7

    Richard Pope spews:

    Roger Rabbit @ 3


    Alberto R. ‘Al’ Gonzales

    Bar Card Number*: 08118550

    Work Address United States Department of Justice
    950 Pennsylvania Ave Nw
    Washington, DC, 20530

    Work Phone Number (202) 514-5000

    Primary Practice Location WASHINGTON , District Of Columbia

    Current Member Status
    Eligible To Practice In Texas

    License Information
    State Bar Card Number*: 08118550
    Texas Licensed*: 05/13/1983

    Practice Information
    Firm: United States Department of Justice
    Firm Size: None Specified
    Occupation: None Specified
    Primary Practice Areas: No information reported by attorney
    Services Provided:
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    Assistance available in languages:
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    Courts of Admittance:
    Federal Courts of Admittance:
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    Other Courts of Admittance:
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    Other States Where authorized to practice:
    No Other States reported by attorney

    Education and Certification History
    Law Schools:
    Law School Graduation Date Degree Earned
    Harvard University
    Texas Board of Legal Specialization Certifications:
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    Public Disciplinary History
    Public Disciplinary History – Texas*:

    *NOTE: Only Texas disciplinary sanctions within the past 10 years are displayed. For sanction information beyond 10 years, please contact the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel at (877)953-5535.

    Public Disciplinary History – Other:
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    Statutory Profile Last Certified On: 03/19/2007

  6. 9

    Yer Killin Me spews:


    I believe the law states that the Attorney General must be licensed to practice law. So, if Gonzales is disbarred, he can no longer be Attorney General.

    That’s the way it works when you have respect for the law, anyway. I’m not sure even Mr. Laws-Don’t-Apply-To-Me could keep a disbarred attorney on as AG.

  7. 10


    My post was the one deleted, but it was just a link over to my Birds Eye View Contest, which is STILL unsolved…

  8. 11

    ArtFart spews:

    I guess how in the world a knuckle-dragger like Gonzales got through Harvard Law is as much of a mystery as how his boss got through Harvard School of Business. Maybe he lectured his professors about how the Constitution only applies to the “right” people, the way Bush did one of his about how all poor people are lazy.