SharksWithLasers -- Seth Cooper

A CUTTING-EDGE BLOG FOR THE WORLD OF THE 21st CENTURY, Currently operated by Seth L. Cooper, a 27 year-old attorney in Seattle (sethlcooper at comcast dot net)

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

WHAT PEARL HARBOR SAYS ABOUT AMERICA. James Na discusses the singificance of America's response to Pearl Harbor, in a post on his Guns and Butter blog from yesterday--the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.

(Downtown Seattle, WA)

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

ANOTHER "OH THE HUMANITY" MOMENT FOR THE 'HAWKS. Last night's Monday Night Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field was a delight to watch from my couch at home. But it proved to be yet another tough loss for the Seahawks, as the Cowboys came away with a 43-39 victory. (Details here.)

What would've been a great comeback for the Seahawks was spoiled by an even greater comeback for the Cowboys. But nothing can take away from the fourth quarter touchdown run that Shawn Alexander toughed out. It was Alexander's fourth season with 15+ touchdowns--an NFL record. Also memorable were some key passes caught by future-hall-of-famer Jerry Rice. One has to admire his competitive spirit. There are few men, past or present who would merit the number 80 in Seattle and Rice is one of them. It was a class act for Steve Largent to let Jerry Rice take that number, but Rice is probably the best receiver of all-time and I'm proud to have him as a Seahawk. Indeed, one of the reason I continue to pull for this team is that I believe that they have some of the best guys around in Alexander, Rice, Matt Hasselbeck, Trent Dilfer, Matt Strong and others.

I can get past this loss. And I tell you, I'm going to go catch a game in person before this season runs out.

(Downtown Seattle, WA)

Monday, December 06, 2004

OUR UN-CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSIONER. Greg Piper has a good post today over at The Smoking Room about The US Civil Rights Commission and outgoing Commission Chair Mary Frances Berry's apparent attempts to overstay her appointment. It seems the idea of bowing out gracefully simply doesn't resonate with Ms. Berry. Piper links to an article in today's Washington Times that raises the possibilty of dueling Commission Chairs, should Ms. Berry refuse to leave when she is supposed to.

This could likely break into a big media story. Commissioner Peter Kirsanow has some tough words for Ms. Berry in an op-ed at National Review Online. Kirsanow paints a very sad and disappointing picture of how the Commission has been operating under Ms. Berry.

It looks as if change in leadership could not be more welcome. And the sooner the better.

(Downtown Seattle, WA)