Bush takes off the gloves...

Discussion in 'Politics' started by insein, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. insein
    Offline

    insein Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    6,096
    Thanks Received:
    356
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Philadelphia, Amazing huh...
    Ratings:
    +356
    http://news.myway.com/top/article/id/37773|top|07-09-2004::21:05|reuters.html

    ITs about freakin time.:D
     
  2. Avatar4321
    Online

    Avatar4321 Diamond Member Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    70,538
    Thanks Received:
    8,161
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Ratings:
    +12,154
    Bout time for what? taking off the gloves...or bringing jenna out?
     
  3. Jimmyeatworld
    Offline

    Jimmyeatworld Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    2,239
    Thanks Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    America
    Ratings:
    +223
    Heheh. Yep, she could certainly raise the perverted old men vote. I know I'm registered and ready.
     
  4. NATO AIR
    Offline

    NATO AIR Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Messages:
    4,275
    Thanks Received:
    282
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    USS Abraham Lincoln
    Ratings:
    +282
    this revisionist history and blatant ignorance of what edwards did as a lawyer is sickening.

    again, i have challenged anyone to post on here a lawsuit edwards was a part of that could be considered totally stupid or ridiciulous. i have only seen/heard/read of him carefully taking on cases where the company in question was in the wrong for sure, edwards thought he could win the case, get his client money, and get money himself. you can knock him for choosing cases carefully so he wouldn't lose and not get paid, but don't knock him for suing incorrectly or maliciously. he took on companies that got what they deserved and made the rest of the business world look bad with their improper actions/faulty material, etc etc.
     
  5. insein
    Offline

    insein Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    6,096
    Thanks Received:
    356
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Philadelphia, Amazing huh...
    Ratings:
    +356
    How bout the one where he sued the doctor for giving a child cerebal paulsy during birth. He basically said he read the monitor read-outs and translated them to have the child say "something is wrong." He then went on to channel the child through himself like he was a psychic. He claimed he could feel the child through him and that she was saying not to fell pity for her, but to be strong.

    http://www.anncoulter.org/
    http://www.gopwing.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=12
    http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPrint.asp?Page=\Culture\archive\200402\CUL20040202a.html

    Is that revisionist? I believe he did cause doctors to change the way they look at a birth merely for fear of being sued. It also drove Insurance costs for said doctors up which also drove up the costs for the individuals who see said doctors. Isn't that why so many people don't have health insurance these days? Lawyers like Edwards?
     
  6. nycflasher
    Offline

    nycflasher Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Messages:
    3,078
    Thanks Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    CT
    Ratings:
    +14
    ...was expecting nude pics of Jenna.:rolleyes:
     
  7. insein
    Offline

    insein Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    6,096
    Thanks Received:
    356
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Philadelphia, Amazing huh...
    Ratings:
    +356
    If you got em ill take em. :D :cof:
     
  8. Jimmyeatworld
    Offline

    Jimmyeatworld Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    2,239
    Thanks Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    America
    Ratings:
    +223
    I don't know about revisionist history, but I certainly am getting tired of the "crusader for the little guy" bit already. It's not like John Edwards was working out a small office, sweeping his own floors and doing work pro bono. Edwards became incredibly wealthy standing up for the little guy.

    I like Edwards better than I do Kerry, which isn't saying much, but lets not put halo over his head just yet.
     
  9. Merlin1047
    Offline

    Merlin1047 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Messages:
    3,500
    Thanks Received:
    449
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    AL
    Ratings:
    +450
    Good shot. I am always amazed at the number of libs who actually believe that a shyster has the best interest of a client at heart. Its all about the money.

    Years ago I saw a TV documentary on frivolous suits. One unprincipled buttwipe lawyer was suing a bicycle manufacturer. It appears that his idiot client had ridden a bicycle not equipped with lights or reflectors on the public street - at night with predictable results. The rationale for the suit was that there was no warning sticker on the bike advising morons not to ride the bike in traffic at night with no lights. When asked if there should also be a sticker advising his client not to ride the bike off a cliff, the shyster replied "Let's not get ridiculous". Too late for that, already there.
     
  10. Merlin1047
    Offline

    Merlin1047 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Messages:
    3,500
    Thanks Received:
    449
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    AL
    Ratings:
    +450
    Here are the highlights of the efforts of shysters like Edwards. They're called the "Stella Awards".

    It's once again time to review the winners of the annual Stella Awards. The Stellas are named after 81 year old Stella Liebeck who spilled coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonald's. That case inspired the Stella Awards for the most frivolous successful lawsuits in the United States.


    THE 2003 STELLA AWARDS GO TO:

    5th place (Tied). - Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $780,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The owners of the store were understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving toddler was Ms. Robertson's son.

    5th place (Tied). - 19 year old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000 and medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Mr. Truman apparently did not notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal the hubcaps!

    5th place (Tied). - Terrence Dickson of Bristol, Pennsylvania was leaving a house he had just finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to get the garage door to go up since the automatic door opener was malfunctioning. He could not re-enter the house because the door connecting the house and garage locked when he pulled it shut. The family was on vacation and Mr. Dickson found himself locked in the garage for 8 days. He subsisted on a case of Pepsi he found and a large bag of dry dog food. He sued the homeowner's insurance claiming the situation caused him undue mental anguish. The Jury agreed to the tune of $500,000.

    4th place. - Jerry Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas was awarded $14,500 and medical expenses after being bitten on the buttocks by his next door neighbor's Beagle dog. The Beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard. The award was less than sought because the jury felt the dog might have been a little provoked at the time as Mr. Williams, who had climbed over the fence into the yard, was shooting it repeatedly with a pellet gun.

    3rd place. - A Philadelphia restaurant was ordered to pay Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania $113,500 after she slipped on a soft drink and broke her coccyx (tailbone). The beverage was on the floor because Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier, during an argument.

    2nd place. - Kara Walton of Claymont, Delaware sued the owner of a Night Club in a neighboring city when she fell from the bathroom window to the floor and knocked out two of her front teeth. This occurred whilst Ms. Walton was trying to sneak in the window of the Ladies Room to avoid paying The $3.50 cover charge. She was awarded $12,000 and dental expenses.

    1st Place. - This year's runaway winner was Mr. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mr. Grazinski purchased a brand new Winnebago Motorhome. On his trip home from an OU football game, having driven onto the freeway, he set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver's seat to go into the back and make himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly the RV left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Mr.Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising him in the owner's manual that he could not actually do this. The jury awarded him $1,750,000 plus a new Winnebago Motorhome. The company actually changed their manuals on the basis of this suit just in case there were any other complete morons buying their recreational vehicles
    ===========================================

    Wonder if GW should use these in his campaign speeches? (that was just a gratuitous comment in a feeble attempt to keep this post on-topic)
     

Share This Page