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The post-Vernal Equinox view of all things legal, political and sporting from Stone Mountain of Georgia, co-starring Cockstradamus from The Azores…

First, sporting antidotes to the Obama Recession at War

John Calipari, Kentucky’s junior college-transfer genius, prevailed over Ohio State upperclassmen in the defining game of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  Clearly, the Wildcats will prevail in the Final Four, but will it be Arizona or Kentucky? Cockstradamus says…Arizona. (We picked the Buckeyes three months ago, and on our bracket, to win the national championship, before this loss.)

As a card-carrying member of the dead-tree media and USC alumnus, I have tri-annually received the Fighting Gamecocks’ baseball, football and men’s basketball media guides for the past two decades. I now hold in my hands memorialized proof of the end of the 1801 Chicken Curse.

For the first time, a media guide celebrates the previous year’s National Championship won by a Fighting Gamecock’s team.  South Carolina defeated UCLA in last year’s College World Series. This weekend the now 4th-ranked Gamecocks lead the current #1-ranked Florida Gators, 1-0 in a crucial early-season 3-game SEC series.

  • Meanwhile, the #17 Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech baseball team has won 14 in a row…

Mike DeVine Law aka Braves-Gamecock and Cockstradamus see a Braves-Red Sox World Series

  • If the Atlanta team can catch the ball and throw the ball, they will be National League Champions.
  • The name of our first fantasy league team ever is the Tucker (Ga.) Braves-Gamecock. Finally, we will be forced to learn the condition of the left-bicep of the utility specialist on the Mariners’ bench.
  • NASCAR is Dixie’s defining cultural gift to the world.
  • Tiger now in 28th place near the end of the third round at Bay Hill.

Political Kinetics

  • War on Libya? Not so fast: Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes danced around the question in a Wednesday exchange with reporters aboard Air Force One. “I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone,” Rhodes said. “Obviously that involves kinetic military action, particularly on the front end. But again, the nature of our commitment is that we are not getting into an open-ended war, a land invasion in Libya.”
  • When GDP does not a recovery make? When Massachusetts jobs fair is cancelled!
  • The Speaker may be listening after all? GOP must hold firm on riders de-funding ObamaCare-Pelosi, Planned Parenthood, NPR/PBS in next budget/CR vote.
  • Why is the man our president always makes sure and honors as  “Minister”, willing to appear with the #3 member  of the Democratic Party in the House? After all, James Clyburn (D-SC) is a strong supporter of Barack Obama who directed military force against the good friend of Louis Farrakhan and Rev. Wright?

(What is left of) The Rule of Law

President Obama has no duty to defend traditional marriage in court. Presidents and judges take oaths to uphold the Constitution, and if the Chief Executive deems the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional, then it is within its rights and discretion not to defend it. Voters have the right to take note and act accordingly.

Wisconsin, Government Employee Unions and Judicial Oligarchs

In his The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law, Judge Robert Bork outlines in detail our governmental system’s great and crucial reliance on judicial restraint, which reveals the great difficulty we have confronted by liberal Democrat judges in Wisconsin that are willing to re-write the law to reach a desired outcome.

We can only hope that a majority of the Badger State’s supreme court will stick with the narrow definition of “fiscal” and thus uphold the constitutionality of the new law restricting the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions, lest their ruling open up many other laws to challenge that would wreck havoc on the legal system of Wisconsin.

The Georgia General Assembly

DeVine Law is very happy about what the Republican majority is NOT going to do, and isn’t that quintessentially conservative:

  • No sales tax on groceries
  • No increase in already too high tobacco taxes
  • No “birther” bill for presidential primary candidates

We hope that Republican Governor Nathan Deal gets to sign a bill allowing employers to use E-verify to insulate themselves from sanctions for employing illegal aliens and mirroring Arizona’s stop and frisk law emphasizing the identification of non-citizens.

Mike DeVine

Legal Editor – The Minority Report

Atlanta Law & Politics columnist for

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

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