Too much for one post

So here are a few more items of interest – for one reason or another!

  • “Firehose of falsehood” | “If most sources of information deserve skepticism and distrust, the few trustworthy ones that remain are likely to be discounted, too.” – The Rand Corporation.
  • Reckon that’s the crux of tomorrow night’s meeting? | Be sure to come for the Perry Mason “gotcha.”
  • So, you may ask: “Is there a professional oath for a lawyer? | According to this answer to the question at, “There is. We also agree to follow the ethical rules of our state and to submit ourselves to the authority of the Supreme Court of our state and the disciplinary board.Here is the oath I took in Pennsylvania:‘I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, obey and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth and that I will discharge the duties of my office with fidelity, as well to the court as to the client, that I will use no falsehood, nor delay the cause of any person for lucre or malice.’”
  • Google defines lucre as “money, especially when regarded as sordid or distasteful or gained in a dishonorable way.”


  • This is a heart breaker!!! | Anybody want to chip in to help John! | Just now got this email (Sad News …… John Bishop): ” I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about our trip, because it was impromptu. We had to be in Philippines for a Tour..the program was successful, but our journey has turned sour. We misplaced our wallets and cell phones on our way back to the hotel after we went for sight seeing. The wallet contains all the valuables we have. Now, our luggage is in custody of the hotel management pending when we make payment.  I am sorry if i am inconveniencing you, but I have only very few people to turn to now. I will be very grateful if I can get a short term loan of ($1,950) from you. This will enable me sort our hotel bills and get my sorry self back home. I will really appreciate whatever you can afford at this moment. I promise to refund it in full as soon as I return. Please let me know if you can be of any assistance.Thanks, John E. Bishop” [NOTE: They’re out there.]


  1. Speaking of falsehoods, here is a quote from Sean Spicer, the new White House Press Secretary at his first press conference on Sunday 22 January 2017: He said, “Sometimes we can disagree with the facts.” And here’s a quote by Aldous Huxley, “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

  2. This is also about truths. It is from today’s Washington Post sports section.

    San Antonio Spurs [NBA] coach Greg Popovich delivered a skewering wisecrack as he spoke to reporters Monday about that most mundane of things, the injury report, before the team’s game against Brooklyn.

    “Kawhi [Leonard] is out with an injury that’s not really an injury, but hopefully it will heal quickly,” Popovich said. “That’s a figurative statement. It sounds like some of the things that are going on politically in the world. I apologize. I just gave an alternative fact. I shouldn’t have done that. But it wasn’t a lie, so don’t try to pin that on me. I’m tired of you guys pinning that on me>’

  3. Yeah, in addition to the contestants on American talent shows “taking that song and making it your own,” it must be a grand feeling to take what happened and distort it to “make it your own” fact.

    We’re in for a long, bumpy ride. There’ll be lots of throwing up but maybe we’ll make it.

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