Blawg Review

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Riff Raff Blawg Review

AC/DC opening for Andrew Raff presenting Blawg Review #240 on St. Andrew's Day. St. Andrew is, of course, the patron saint of Scotland and AC/DC's Malcolm, Angus and George Young were born in Glasgow, so they're cool with this.

Home for Thanksgiving

Ann Marie Calhoun and her brother Joe Simpson playing Ripple

Ripple ~ words by Robert Hunter, music by Jerry Garcia

If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung,
Would you hear my voice come through the music,
Would you hold it near as it were your own?

It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken,
Perhaps they're better left unsung.
I don't know, don't really care
Let there be songs to fill the air.

Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow.

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty,
If your cup is full may it be again,
Let it be known there is a fountain,
That was not made by the hands of men.

There is a road, no simple highway,
Between the dawn and the dark of night,
And if you go no one may follow,
That path is for your steps alone.

Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow.

You who choose to lead must follow
But if you fall you fall alone,
If you should stand then who's to guide you?
If I knew the way I would take you home.

Blawg Review Is For You Too

Blawg Review #239
at this blog about Human Rights in Ireland is sure to be as passionate as it is entertaining, and will include surprise performances by superstars born in the USA.

Go ahead. Make my day.

The National Rifle Association of America, or NRA, is an American non-partisan, non-profit organization which lists as its goals the protection of the Second Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights and the promotion of firearm ownership rights as well as marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and self-defense in the United States. It was established in 1871 on November 17th.

To celebrate this anniversary, and to commemorate the International Day for Tolerance yesterday, Blawg Review #238 is hosted by our favorite Jew with a gun, Joel Rosenberg.

We'll let Colin Samuels make Joel Rosenberg's introduction.

A Blawg Review Review

by Charon QC

Blawg Review #237 – Christian Metcalfe of Property Law blog

“Today’s single most important political principle, the right to live in a participatory democracy, comes down to us not from the slave-owning societies of Athens and Rome, or from the pleasant estates in France where Rousseau and Montaigne envisioned the ‘general will’, but from buff-coated and blood-stained English soldiers and tradesmen.”
Christian has produced an excellent Blawg Review #237, embracing many of the posts on the legal blogosphere over the last week. A work of detail and themed beautifully….. do read it…. it will give you a good overview of legal thinking and the pre-occupations consuming law bloggers last week

Read Blawg Review #237
and post your own review, if you blog.

Bonfire Night @blawgreview

Remember, remember the Fifth of November...

quoting Scott Leviant's Blawg Review #221
So I promised that I wouldn’t dwell on “that blawger,” the author of Charon QC and notorious host of several Blawg Reviews. But before I direct your attention to the best (or not necessarily so) of the blawgosphere over the last week, there is something I want to talk about first: Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night. It seems that some well-intentioned, but ever-so-slightly misguided gang of Catholics (including Guy Fawkes) planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London on November 5, 1605. They might have succeeded, too, if one of the conspirators hadn’t been so worried about the number of Catholics in line for collateral damage status that he sent a warning note to Lord Monteagle.

Why do I care about any of this, you ask? It has to do with the resulting holiday and an important lesson that we can draw from it. Until 1859, it was mandatory to celebrate the failed assassination attempt by lighting bonfires each November 5th. So, in England you need an official holiday and an order of the King to light a bonfire. Here, in America, all you need is for a professional sports team to win a championship. See, Man Charged for Arson in Lakers Melee. The child surpasses the parent. Keep your soccer hooligans, England. We have real idiots.
For example, this guy.

While our friends in the UK are celebrating Guy Fawkes, gunpowder plots and the like, we're still celebrating this week's Halloween edition, Blawg Review #236.

Halloween Blawg Review

I don't know if Eric Turkewitz remembers me suggesting he use this one of Hugh MacLeod's Gaping Void cartoons on the back of a business card for his "blog card". This week, Eric tries to find happiness hosting his third Blawg Review, this time with a Halloween theme. I rest my case.