The expression that “when it rains, it pours” has taken on a bit of significance in my life. As you know, after a hiatus from working, brought about in part by the recession hitting my clients and in part by the demands of an elderly parent and a household, I took a break from legal work. I went back to work last month when my oldest and favorite client needed my help. Then, on Saturday, two clients from whom I haven’t heard in years (2008 and before) both called me looking for help. Since I have the self-employed person’s ethos of never saying “no” when work comes calling, I said yes.
Before I dive in mountains of rather dull legal work, here are some interesting links:
The bar is set very high for being called an Islamic radical
In a biting post, Sultan Knish points out that it takes a lot to be called an Islamic radical. And when I say it takes a lot, I mean an awful, awful lot — because, for the most part, the radicals engage in precisely the same behavior one sees in Islamic nations around the world that aren’t considered “radical” at all. And then, when a group such as ISIS pushes the envelope, going beyond even what UN member states would do, Obama and Kerry insist that these groups aren’t Islamic at all. As Humpty Dumpty understood, whoever controls the definitions of words wins.