Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Big Snark-Off: Hand on the Plow Edition

In trying times it truly is good to keep one's hand on the plow and eyes on the prize. Otherwise one could become hopelessly distracted by the sheer lunacy surrounding a person.

Idjit #1

The $54 million pants suit unravels again

"A court Thursday rejected an appeal filed by a former administrative law judge who sued a dry cleaners for $54 million over a missing pair of pants...Pearson, who represented himself, said that when he took the pants to the cleaners, his financial situation was precarious: He had just been ordered to pay $12,000 in attorney's fees to his ex-wife, and his credit cards were at their limit...Pearson may request that the appeal be heard again by the entire panel of D.C. Court of Appeals judges"

OK, I think I see what has gone on here. Mr. Pearson appeared to be found an asshole in divorce court so, rather than be taken to the cleaners, he tried to pick the cleaner's pockets. Some might call it poetic justice. I just call it being an idjit.

Idjit #2

Report Criticizes Record Of Sheriff-Turned-TV Star via NPR Topics: Arts & Entertainment on 12/25/08
"In Fox's new reality show, Smile, You're Under Arrest, "America's toughest sheriff" dishes out the heat. But in reality, Sheriff Joe Arpaio's department in Maricopa County, Ariz., is coming under fire."
(And not a moment too soon)

D'OH! Department
Premarital Abstinence Pledges Ineffective, Study Finds via PewForum.org All News Feeds on 12/28/08

And Just What the Heck Profession Did You Think You Were Joining?

New health regulation permits `conscience' exceptions via PewForum.org All News Feeds on 12/17/08
...hmmm...like, if I don't think a person should vote, say, Republican, I should withhold all information about republicanism from the service I give at the library? Or, gosh, say I'm a doctor and a bigot, does this mean I can now get away with not treating those I hold prejudice against? Honest-to-ceiling-cat, doesn't anybody want to do what they said they would do anymore?

...dizzy...must...lie down...now...

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