Monday, June 18, 2007

And the Music Played

KC Johnson says Judge Orlando Hudson, chief resident Superior Court judge in Durham County, has reversed his earlier position and will suspend Mike Nifong from office tomorrow. Hudson also announced that he will appoint a special prosecutor to consider a criminal case against Nifong.

Nothing follows.


Blogger Fat Man said...

Yawn. Kick him while he is down. Now if they can fire the President of Duke or any of the "Group of 88", that would imprint itself on academia.

6/18/2007 07:50:00 PM  
Blogger RWE said...

Judge Williamson said that Nifong's action appeared to the commission "to be out of self-interest and self deception, not necessarily out of an evil motive, but that his judgment was so clouded by his own self-interest that he lost sight of it and wandered off the path of justice and had to be put back on course again by extraordinary means."

Okay, so in other words, he meant well.

Evil is still evil, even if it "meant well." Evil people always mean well from some perspective.

Give him a cell to share with Fitzgerald.

6/19/2007 05:25:00 AM  
Blogger Elmondohummus said...

"Now if they can fire the President of Duke or any of the "Group of 88"..."

Don't see that happening. It definitely won't happen due to pressure from the accused lacrosse players because their settlement ends any possibility of them bringing a lawsuit (not that they don't deserve what they got; I'd want to put everything behind me if I were in their situation, so I'm definitely not criticizing their acceptance of that settlement). And as far as any pressure coming from within the faculty of staff ranks: (*SNORT!!*)... For someone to bring pressure, they'd have to agree that the Group of 88 did something wrong. And among the staff and academics at Duke, there's no indication they think any such thing.

It's their world in Durham; everyone else is just a cartoon in it.

6/19/2007 10:50:00 AM  
Blogger R said...

Looks like some more "players" just need to enter stage right and say their lines...

Out here, in the audience, I see numerous citizens leaving. I wonder why, before the play is over seems so rude!

Will there be a fat lady? At what point will all those lawyers and judges "feel" that their responses have returned to them the dignities they so rightly have earned on behalf of the Durham citizens and those other important citizens of that great state, North Carolina?

Will disgraced DA Nifong enter Rehab? Sooner, rather than later?

Will the Democratic Party of NC come out and distance themselves from their former candidate?

Will Duke offer to those two disadvantaged young women who performed erotic dancing in order to make a living full scholarships...perhaps underwritten by Jesse Jackson ("I am not the father") or the 88 Duke faculty members whose names appeared in print asking for a stake burning of Nifong (without the usual white sheets)?

Will Franklin Graham come to pray on the steps of Duke, for forgiveness and enlightenment?

Will Michael Moore create a movie explaining the real truths as only he can sense?

Will Paris ever visit the campus?

6/19/2007 12:19:00 PM  
Blogger R said...

Stake burning of our whitey college students...not Nifong...although I would suspect they (88 professors) would accept him as a stand-in!


6/19/2007 12:23:00 PM  
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6/19/2007 01:04:00 PM  
Blogger Pascal Fervor said...

You know, that "Group of 88" -- er -- strikes a key.

I wish I had the talent to transform the Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder classic into a suitably defamtory song about a Duke Grand piano being out of tune with the sentiments of the original Ebony and Ivory.

Just a thought that filters down to us from Blaise Pascal who did something of the sort in 1656 to a whole lot more powerful group of "professors." He was a confessor professor distresser.

6/19/2007 01:31:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Duke would do well to detenure all of these professors who have tenure and to get rid of the whole lot of them. It isn't as if Duke can't find the world's best scholars to take a job there.

Their stance has been completely antithetical to the principles of academia which value uncovering the truth. These 88 have shown a clear disregard for that principle.

If these professors had been calling for the expulsion of three black students or three women, they would be in much deeper trouble. This is more evidence that the only people in this country with no civil rights are white males.

But these professors, as well as Nancy Grace, should fear a lawsuit.

7/16/2007 12:50:00 AM  

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