OCTOBER 28, 2005

These are the Ramblings of a small town, (Holden, population 2,700), Missouri, country lawyer. They contain my random thoughts and observations on current events and my life and experiences in the Solo Practice of law.
Compiled here are the Ramblings for 2002 - 2005.

I have decided to finish my legal career serving the citizens of Johnson County, Missouri as their Associate Circuit Judge.  I ask for your support. 


Archived Prior Ramblings

In Memoriam:
September 11, 2001

  02-22-02  03-30-02  04-05-02
  04-21-02  04-27-02  05-01-02
  05-03-02  05-10-02  05-17-02
  05-31-02  06-21-02  06-26-02
  06-29-02  07-04-02  07-05-02
  07-12-02  08-02-02  08-10-02
  08-21-02  08-23-02  08-30-02
  09-06-02  09-11-02  09-11-02F
  09-13-02  09-20-02  09-27-02
  10-04-02  10-11-02  10-18-02
  10-25-02  11-01-02  11-08-02
  11-15-02  11-22-02  11-29-02
  12-06-02  12-13-02  12-20-02

  01-03-03  01-10-03  01-10-03R
  01-17-03  01-24-03  01-31-03
  02-07-03  02-14-03  02-21-03
  02-28-03  03-07-03  03-14-03
  03-21-03  03-28-03  04-04-03
  04-11-03  04-18-03  04-25-03
  05-02-03  05-09-03  05-16-03
  05-23-03  05-30-03  06-06-03
  06-20-03  06-27-03  07-04-03
  07-11-03  07-18-03  07-25-03
  08-01-03  08-08-03  08-15-03
  08-22-03  08-29-03  09-05-03
  09-12-03  09-19-03  09-26-03
  10-03-03  10-10-03  10-17-03
  10-24-03  10-31-03  11-07-03
  11-14-03  11-21-03  11-28-03
  12-05-03  12-12-03  12-19-03

  01-02-04  01-09-04  01-16-04
  01-23-04  01-30-04  02-06-04
  02-13-04  02-20-04  02-27-04
  03-05-04  03-12-04  03-19-04
  03-29-04  04-02-04  04-09-04
  04-16-04  04-23-04  04-30-04
  05-07-04  05-14-04  05-21-04
  05-28-04  06-11-04  06-18-04
  06-25-04  07-09-04  07-16-04
  07-23-04  07-30-04  08-06-04
  08-13-04  08-20-04  08-27-04
  09-03-04  09-10-04  09-17-04
  09-24-04  10-01-04  10-08-04
  10-15-04  10-22-04  10-29-04
  11-05-04  10-12-04  11-19-04
  11-26-04  12-03-04  12-10-04
  12-17-04  12-24-04  12-30-04
  01-07-05  01-14-05  01-21-05
  01-28-05  02-04-05  02-11-05
  02-18-05  02-25-05  03-04-05
  03-11-05  03-18-05  03-25-05
  04-02-05  04-08-05  04-15-05
  04-22-05  04-29-05  05-06-05
  05-13-05  05-20-05  05-27-05
  06-03-05  06-12-05  06-17-05
  06-24-05  07-01-05  07-08-05
  07-15-05  07-22-05  07-29-05
  08-05-05  08-12-05  08-19-05
  08-26-05  09-02-05  09-09-05
  09-16-05  09-23-05  09-30-05
  10-07-05  10-14-05  10-21-05
Greets and Huggers. Posted the evening of October 28, 2005. Short Ramblings tonight. I have been working on my campaign materials and my campaign committee posted the campaign committees Website today. Finally made it home, from the Solo and Small Firm Planning Committee meeting at Tan-tar-a. Rode down with Corinne C and Lyle G. .... wonderful companions, on any trip. The ball is rolling on next years "family" gathering, June 8 -10, 2006. Gerry Spense will be the "Key-note" speaker. Without a doubt, this will be the best conference ever! Make a note on your calendar.

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- Roche suspends Tamiflu to U.S. "Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche Holding AG said Thursday it had temporarily suspended shipments of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu to wholesalers and other private sector recipients in the United States to ensure that enough treatments will be available for the regular influenza season." So, share with me .... you did listen, when I suggested that Tamiflu will be impossible to buy ... and you did run right out and get a supply of Tamiflu, to protect you and your family, didn't you? Aren't you curious why only US shipments are suspended? Don't you wonder who the non "private sector recipients" are ... and why would a shipment suspension ensure availability for "the regular influenza season" in the US? Wouldn't an increase in shipments make more sense? Oh! ... and then there is this report: LONDON, (UPI) -- Thai tourists get avian flu at bird park. "Britain is poised to issue a travel warning after three tourists contracted the potentially lethal H5N1 bird flu at a bird park in Thailand. The three were from the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, and brought back photographs of themselves in close contact with exotics species. A test on one man was positive for H5N1 but a second proved inconclusive, according to authorities on the island. Two fellow travelers also had flu symptoms and their preliminary tests were also positive for H5N1." [If you are curious and would like to read a comprehensive overview of the potential "Avian Flu" pandemic ... please take a look at http://www.fluwikie.com/]

Al Jazeera --- Iran's anti-Israel remarks: Arabs mum. "Arab governments have maintained silence over the call by Iran's new president for Israel to be wiped off the map. Newspapers across the Middle East reported Wednesday's speech by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without comment, many of them on their front pages." Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated, (paraphrased), that Israel, as a nation, is a blight that needs to be eradicated by any means available. Today: ( CNN) -- Iranian leader rebuts critics over Israel remarks. "Thousands of Iranians staged anti-Israel protests across the country Friday and repeated calls by their ultraconservative president demanding the Jewish state's destruction. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- marching with the protesters -- signaled he stood by his remarks, even as Iranian officials tried to defuse the issue." Iran is actively building the capacity to make nuclear weapons. Share with me .... just how long should Israel wait before launching a preemptive strike? How long do you think they will wait?

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- George Takei, 'Trek's' Sulu: I'm gay. "George Takei, who as "Star Trek's" Sulu was part of the Starship Enterprise crew through three television seasons and six movies, has come out as a homosexual in the current issue of Frontiers, a biweekly Los Angeles magazine covering the gay and lesbian community. Takei told The Associated Press on Thursday that his new onstage role as psychologist Martin Dysart in "Equus," helped inspire him to publicly discuss his sexuality." Other than the fact that I will now refuse to engage in a "Vulcan Mind Melt", with Mr. Takei, I could care less. Makes you wonder though .... what would happen if a "gay" was assimilated by the "Borg"? Wouldn't it make all Borg, gay? Don't you wonder what a Borg drag queen would look like?

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Strawberry smell trademark bid fails. "The European Union's second highest court has rejected a French company's bid to trademark the smell of ripe strawberries. The court said evidence showed that "strawberries do not have just one smell" because varieties of the fruit were not alike ... the company planned to sell the scent for use in soaps, lotions, cosmetics and scented pens." Scented pens? Why would you like your text to smell like strawberries? <whispering> ..... I guess it would be handy if you have to eat your words.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rosa Parks to lie in honor at Capitol. "In death, Rosa Parks is joining a select few, including presidents and war heroes, accorded a public viewing in the Capitol Rotunda. It's the place where, six years ago, President Clinton and congressional leaders lauded the former seamstress for a simple act of defiance that changed the course of race relations. On Sunday, Parks becomes the first woman to lie in honor in the vast circular room under the Capitol dome." She well deserves the seat in this "bus". Thank you, Mrs. Parks.

It is almost 9:00 p.m. ... the house is empty without Susan. I wonder how our men and women in uniform can stand being away from the ones they love? I wonder how their loved ones can sit in homes, just like mine, at 9:00 p.m. on a Friday night .... thinking .... worrying ... aching ... for their love ones. Only two more nights for me .... and how many for them? Be and sleep well ... perhaps, take a moment and think about the sacrifices being made ... so you can. Care to join me in a prayer/sending good wishes for their safe return? <whispering> .... Please, Please, Please, God ... let then come home safe and soon! If my post offends, I apologize .... that is not my intent. As always ...

A Warm Brotherly Hug

Karl (the dumb ole country lawyer from Holden, Missouri).


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