Thursday, November 1, 2007

News Update From 1975

Spain: Fascist Past Condemned - The Spanish Parliament formally condemns fascist dictator Francisco Franco's forty year reign, makes amends to the victims of the Spanish Civil War and orders that all symbols of the fascist regime be removed from public buildings. First, with thanks to SNL we note today's top story - After 31 years, 11 months and 13 days, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead. Many construction crews will be taking jackhammers to many cornerstones. For Franco portraits and murals, Parliament has authorized a budget conscious approach. The erasers of history will just leave the suckers on the wall, spraying on a droopy, Speedy Gonzales moustache and Afro fright wig. Finally, every November 19, the anniversiary of Franco's death, every train in Spain will run - on a random schedule. The Generalissimo will remain dead, forever remembered for the fact that on his special day, no train runs on time.

As Good As News may have spoken to soon. Part of yesterday's post addressed the oversupply of lawyers. Today's Time's News Summary covers 13 stories. 5 relate directly to judicial proceedings. 1 is a regulatory proceeding and 1 covers a multi front defense by Blackwater, including a legal component. A one day fluke? Enough business to keep many lawyers busy? Poor news choices inadvertently recruiting more law school applicants? Create too many lawyers and they will create headlines?

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