June 29, 2011
We’ve talked plenty before about incivility from liberals (who, ironically, often seem to think that conservatives have the monopoly on incivility), but I thought I’d pass on this example anyway.
I was glancing over a few of today’s featured blog entries on the Wordpress main page, and ran into this: in a conversational blog about the blogger’s life, an offhand reference to the fun and satisfaction of “smacking the stupid out of Sarah Palin”. Read the rest of this entry »
June 24, 2011
In America, if someone sues you, you pay for a lawyer. Even if you ultimately win the lawsuit and aren’t held liable for any damages at all, you’ve still lost thousands of dollars in attorneys’ fees (not to mention the time taken out of your life, which you can never get back). A lot of the theory behind tort law revolves around making people “whole” for the wrongs they’ve suffered. Who will make you whole? Read the rest of this entry »
June 23, 2011
June 18, 2011
As Dave Barry would say, I Am Not Making This Up: The NPR headline is “Liberal Bloggers: Obama ‘Not Our Boyfriend Anymore'”.
June 15, 2011
During my last semester of law school, we read an interesting case for Corporations class, A. P. Smith Mfg. Co. vs. Barlow, 13 N.J. 145, 98 A.2d 581. In this 1953 decision by the New Jersey supreme court, the question (basically) was whether the corporation was allowed to donate money to charity, or whether donating would be an illegal waste of the shareholders’ money. I won’t bore you with the legal details (the court found that the corporation was allowed to make such donations), but listen to some of the testimony in the case: Read the rest of this entry »
June 14, 2011
Among the testimonials in a direct-mail advertisement which, presumably, was intended to make me more inclined to read The Economist:
“‘I used to think. Now, I just read The Economist.’”
(emphasis in original)