tattered and torn...  

ByteChaser2 52M
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11/22/2005 7:47 am

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tattered and torn...

OK, so... I'm a little torn about a topic this morning. So much has happened in the last few days that begs to be brought out into the light, I hardly know where (or how) to begin...

"This shit clutters up my brain..." - [blog sj365]

Yeah sj... me too.

Lets see... I suppose the most pressing issue (for me anyway) is this inner conflict I'm having about a friends personal situation. I know she doesn't like being coddled and sympathized to, but damn... I know she's hurting. I am too in the knowing.

You know who you are and what I'm talking about. It's my sincere hope that your working it all out and that you'll be back to us soon.

I'm on jury selection this week (since last week). I've been seeing a disconcerting trend during the interview process... Hypocracy. It's sickening really. See, out of this pool of about 60 or so, easily half have this issue with saying what they really feel.

An example? Ok...

The judge goes through this long analogy, deining some obscure and difficult legal rule or concept... The nature of it isn't important. Anyway, he's made the concept simplistic and easy to understand for the layperson. And the judge will ask the members of the pool if the understand and agree to said rule.

About half the time, that member will hem and haw and skirt around the answer, saying things like "I guess so" or "umm, I don't really know if I could..." when you can see what they really want to say. It's written all over their face for pity sake!

They don't want to be there any more than the rest of us. All they have to do is say whats on their minds - that they CANT be objective, that their decision WILL be based on emotion and intuition and NOT on fact and evidence, that it really doesn't matter what evidence is presented, their decision is pretty much already made. May I be "thanked and excused" now please so I can get on with my *law abiding* life?


I cant wait till it's my turn. I've been "thanked and excused" a number of times

And just a side note - Have any of you had occasion to actually see the dregs of society in and around any courthouse in the land? I actually watched a guy "spark up" a joint in the parking lot! WTF!!??

And one wonders why we have a backlog of criminal cases numbering well into the hundreds per judge...

I say we spend the next 10 years building prisons instead of strip malls... Hire some more judges and lets get this party started... As a decent and contributing citizen of the world community, I'm appalled at the state of crime and the marked LACK of punishment.

Ok, I feel much better now lol

ByteChaser2 52M

11/22/2005 11:56 am

Nu-uh Katey - It was "Thank you sir for your frank honesty in this matter but you are excused"...

Like my evil plans could have been thwarted by any less than the most devious

rm_mskitty92562 42F

11/22/2005 7:15 pm

Well, I can certainly say that having you for a friend will make all the difference in the world to your troubled friend.

And yes, I have had the oh so pleasant experience of observing some of my fellow Americans up close and personal in a courtroom, thanks to my ex. ( Yet another reason to think evil thoughts about him!) I could not believe the behavior of some of these people outside of the courtroom and the way they were dressed inside. Granted, some aren't as well off as others, but I think basic rules of propriety and decencey ( sp?) still should apply. Knowing me the way you do, I know you can imagine the diatribe that came out of my mouth that day!! lol

Let's have lunch soon! Hugs!!

ByteChaser2 52M

11/30/2005 1:11 pm

It's all good M. I miss ya! XXXXX

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