February 04, 2005

And now . . . this - Feb. 4/05

"Kind of like Jesus, but not in a sacrilegious way"

A Sacramento moonbat finds new and interesting way to protest the war:

Hoping to be carried around the Capitol while nailed to a cross, a 43-year-old Oroville man lay down at 11th and N streets while a friend drove a nail through his left hand, officials said.

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Oddly enough, neither Michael Newdow nor the ACLU were on hand to show the appropriate outrage at this public display of religion.

(H/T: Boar's Head Tavern.)

First, let's kill all the lawyers

I think we've found a new poster child for tort reform, in a character that could have come directly out of a Flannery O'Connor story:

Two teenage girls decided one summer's evening to skip a dance where there might be cursing and drinking to stay home and bake cookies for their neighbors.

Those delinquents!

Inside one of the nine scattered rural homes south of Durango that got cookies that night, a 49-year-old woman became so terrified by the knocks on her door around 10:30 p.m. that she called the sheriff's department. Deputies determined that no crime had been committed.

But Wanita Renea Young ended up in the hospital emergency room the next day after suffering a severe anxiety attack she thought might be a heart attack.

A Durango judge Thursday awarded Young almost $900 to recoup her medical bills. She received nothing for pain and suffering.

"The victory wasn't sweet," Young said Thursday afternoon. "I'm not gloating about it. I just hope the girls learned a lesson."

Like, "No good deed goes unpunished," for example?

The families had offered to pay Young's medical bills if she would agree to indemnify the families against future claims.

Young wouldn't sign the agreement. She said the families' apologies rang false and weren't delivered in person. The matter went to court.

Er, yeah, well, look at what happened the last time they knocked on her door.

Young said she believes that the girls should not have been running from door to door late at night.

"Something bad could have happened to them," she said.

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Something bad did happen to them, you litigious cow.