Nota Bene #119: Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet

“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” Who said it? Continue reading

Nota Bene #110: WEHT SWK?

“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” Who said it? Continue reading

Yes, Jack Abramoff, you are a bad man

by JS O’Brien

Jack Abramoff was sentenced to four years in prison today, much less than the maximum time for his crimes.  You may remember him as the man who bribed, stole, and otherwise slimed his way to the top of the K Street lobbying establishment in Washington.  He also defrauded the Chippewas, an Amerind tribe, of tens of millions of dollars in a scheme with a PR firm he called the self-congratulatory name, “High Five!”  Yet, in a letter filed with US District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle, Abramoff insists:

I am not a bad man (although to read all the news articles one would think I was Osama Bin Laden), but I did many bad things. Continue reading