Another Brick in the Wall


Celina Durgan reports at NRO that the Secular Coalition of America is asking folks to knit bricks to show their outrage over the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. The knitwits at the SCA want to send hundreds yarn bricks to the Court to express concern for the “wall of separation” between church and state being breached.

Uh, huh.

If the knitwits had ever read Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists (the source of the phrase), they would know that he intended it to mean that the government should keep its nose out of the business of religion and not the other way around. I doubt that Jefferson would approve of a law or regulation that mandates that one must violate his conscience.

 

The Perseus Dark Matter Matter


Video Credit: NASA

Personal Note—I contributed to the design of the cryogenic temperature control system being used to cool the detector array in the Soft X-ray Spectrometer that will fly on Astro-H. The system is capable of holding the detector array at 0.05° above absolute zero with a stability better than ±0.000001°.

When an individual x-ray photon strikes one of the pixels in the SXS detector, the energy raises its temperature slightly which changes the resistance of the cell—the more energetic the photon, the greater the change. The low operating temperature and the tight regulation are necessary to make lower energy x-rays detectable and reduce system noise.

Stale Law


Acme Legal really should open a fresh box of law books. They seem to be specializing in stale law, especially in the use of citations to old court cases that have been overturned or that rely on a law or rule that has since been changed.

For example, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin kept relying on Conley v. Gibson, a 1957 case, in his oppositions to various motions to dismiss in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness. Every motion to dismiss has cited Ashcroft v. Iqbal, a 2009 case that effectively overturned Conley.

As I read through the various Acme advised filings from Team Kimberlin, I see a consistent pattern of citing cases that seem to support Acme’s legal theories without regard to whether the case has been superseded in some way.

#StupidOrLazyOrBoth

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Here’s a news flash! The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has filed a couple of legitimate green cards with the Restricted Delivery boxes checked. They were filed with a motion in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit and are for some mail sent two days after he had to confess his previous shenanigans to Judge Ryon. But have no fear, Gentle Reader. TDPK managed to find another document to forge as one of the exhibits. He makes this allegation in his motion.BK v Aw 2013 AltSvc-6TDPK filed the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit on 30 August, 2013. With that in mind, consider his Exhibit E.BK v AW 2013 AltSvcKU Ex ESo TDPK informed Kimberlin Unmasked of a lawsuit filed on 30 August, 2013, on 22 February, 2013. Perhaps he’s traded his gold Prius for a blue Police Box.

#BowTiesAreCool