Weekender.

on September 29, 2007 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 5 comments by

So, this is going to have to last you through the weekend. I have a HUGE paper to write for grad school and about 10 sets of papers to grade. And I’d like to maybe read my Bible and write in my journal for more than 75 seconds.

I found this blog just clicking through links on the side of other blogs I read. I have no idea what ASBO Jesus stands for, so in case it is irreverent, dirty, crude, rude, or socially unacceptable- consider this my pre-apology.

I don’t like all his drawings, but most are really interesting to me. He can say in 2 sentences what I say in 2 paragraphs. This is no shock – I know I use too many words.

Interesting, huh?

If you get bored, check out my blogroll over here to the right. Trust me, you can waste HOURS clicking away. And whether you plan to or not, you may just learn something.

Have a great weekend. Go Dawgs!!

And please don’t lose, Falcons. Please. I’m begging you at this point.

5 comments

  1. ManUtd17
    posted on Sep 29, 2007 at 2:21 AM  |  reply

    Those are killer cartoons. Nice find.

  2. ManUtd17
    posted on Sep 29, 2007 at 2:51 AM  |  reply

    Did some looking into “ASBO.” I get the reference to “ASBO Jesus” now. Here’s what I found:

    In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland an Anti-Social Behaviour Order, acronym ASBO, pronounced /’æz.b??/ (az-bo), is a civil order made against a person who has been shown to have engaged in anti-social behaviour.

    In the UK it has been claimed that ASBOs are treated with contempt by young people, and in some cases are even seen as a badge of honour.

    The type of evidence that can be used to obtain an ASBO is much wider than for criminal cases. Both hearsay evidence and anonymous testimony are admissible as evidence.

    In order to obtain an ASBO a two-stage test must be satisfied by the applicant authority (see section 1(1) Crime and Disorder Act 1998). The first is that the defendant has committed acts causing or likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress within six months of the date of issue of the summons and secondly that an order is necessary to protect relevant persons (persons in the local authority or police area) from further anti-social behaviour.

    The first part of the test requires proof to the criminal standard, i.e. beyond reasonable doubt, but the second has no burden or standard or proof only that the court in its judgement or evaluation considers it to be necessary.

    An application for an ASBO is considered by the courts in its civil jurisdiction and is a civil order. However, breach of an ASBO is a criminal offence and conviction may result in up to five years’ imprisonment (two for a minor). An ASBO may contain any prohibition even if the same is not an anti-social act, e.g. can include a prohibition in entering an area or speaking to named persons. Cases of orders have included:

    Vandalism
    Theft
    Abusive behaviour
    Harassment
    Flyposting
    Organising illegal raves
    Begging

  3. jon birch
    posted on Sep 30, 2007 at 12:21 AM  |  reply

    yup! that’s a pretty full explanation!
    there are even pensioners over here with asbo’s!
    thanks for the link… very much appreciated!
    cheers, j 🙂

  4. seantk
    posted on Oct 01, 2007 at 12:34 PM  |  reply

    I like the comics. Good humor.

    rglxm

  5. Boggsy
    posted on Oct 02, 2007 at 7:49 AM  |  reply

    That second one is so true sometimes…

    Bill, I hope you cut and pasted!

    iwjtmbm

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