Thursday, May 10, 2007

Goodbye Tony Blair


Tony Blair is stepping down after 10 years as England's PM. Reminds me of a conversation I had with a barrister who asked "what do Americans think of Tony Blair." My response was NOT my instant reaction: Sadly, how many Americans know or care who he is? I thought of stories about the number of U.S. school children who do not know our founding leaders. We can likely name more 007 actors than British PM's. ABL will try:

Craig something
Roger Moore
Sean Connery
Tim Dalton
Pierce Brosnan
Bonds = 4.5

Tony Blair
Margaret Thatcher
Winston Churchill
Neville Chamberlin
PM's = 4

Bonds win.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Life's little pleasures

ABL loves doing a Westlaw search of allfeds resulting in 10 hits, the first of which is an on-point Second Cirucit Court of Appeals decision.