While the Iron is Hot

Summer school is in full-swing in the faculty lounge, where Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are breaking down the latest from the Supreme Court: Is college sports about to be turned on its head? Was the Court right to side with a foul-mouthed Pennsylvania cheerleader? Was the Court’s decision about Catholic adoption services in Philadelphia a Pyrrhic victory for religious liberty? Is a ruling about farmworkers in California the ultimate vindication of Richard Epstein? Plus, are states within their rights to clamp down on Critical Race Theory in schools — or are they running afoul of First Amendment protections? All that plus Epstein goes postal on Amazon, Yoo settles the great Philadelphia cheesesteak debate, and we get a handy tip as to how to determine when a piece of legislation is no good.

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  1. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio…
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    John Yoo has lost all credibility in my eyes.  :)

    Pat’s Cheesesteaks is named after Pat Oliveiri who, with his brother Harry, invented the cheesesteak.  Both are of Italian ancestry.  I wasn’t able to find out whether “Pat” was short for “Patrick” or for some other name, or was just a stand-alone name.

    It wasn’t unusual for Italian kids in Philly to have an American-sounding name.  My dad, who grew up a few blocks from Pat’s and Geno’s, was named Gerald.  This was intended by my grandparents as an anglicization of my maternal grandfather’s name, Gennaro. 

    I got the same name from Dad — and I, too, was born a few blocks from that famous corner  of 9th Street, Wharton, and Passyunk at which Pat’s and Geno’s stand in eternal opposition.

    Unfortunately, I cannot resolve the debate between Pat’s and Geno’s.  I don’t visit Philly very often, and I always choose Pat’s.  Maybe I’ll give Geno’s a try someday.

    I do depart from the most-traditional Pat’s steak, as I prefer Provolone to Cheez Whiz.  Both are listed on the menu.  I also get mine “wit,” meaning with onions.

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  2. GLDIII Purveyor of Splendid Malpropisms Reagan
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    @GLDIII

    So who on staff has the stick to wack EJ for that disturbing photoshop of Richard….

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  3. Blue Yeti Admin
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    GLDIII Purveyor of Splendid Ma… (View Comment):

    So who on staff has the stick to wack EJ for that disturbing photoshop of Richard….

    Not me, I asked him to do it. 

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  4. EJHill Podcaster
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    GLDIII: So who on staff has the stick to wack EJ for that disturbing photoshop of Richard….

    My wife owns the stick and she’s not on staff!

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  5. GLDIII Purveyor of Splendid Malpropisms Reagan
    GLDIII Purveyor of Splendid Malpropisms
    @GLDIII

    EJHill (View Comment):

    GLDIII: So who on staff has the stick to wack EJ for that disturbing photoshop of Richard….

    My wife owns the stick and she’s not on staff!

    If you come across EJ Hill in the street, beat him. He will know why….

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  6. HankRhody Freelance Philosopher Contributor
    HankRhody Freelance Philosopher
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    I’m here for Bebop & Rocksteady.

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  7. HankRhody Freelance Philosopher Contributor
    HankRhody Freelance Philosopher
    @HankRhody

    John Kerry; that guy. Came through Wisconsin, referred to Lambeau Field as “Lambert Field”. That [Can’t say it due to the CoC] Guy.

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