My new favorite legal defense: "Toyota did it"
When Koua Fong Lee's Camry shot up an interstate off-ramp and caused a crash that claimed three lives in 1996, the jury refused to believe his preposterous tale about the car accelerating on its own and he was sentenced to eight years in PMITA Prison. Yeah, they might have to revisit this one. And a few others.
Zombie lawsuit rises from the judicial grave
More mystery and intrigue from Minnesota as the U.S. Court of Appeals rules in favor of seven zombified consumerism protesters who are seeking damages from their detention by Minneapolis police in 2006. No word yet on whether the protest in question also satirized misogyny, racism, small-group dynamics and/or the military industrial complex.
The Senate's got 290 problems, but a bitch ain't one
For all the grief rightly directed at Congress on this blog, we have to give credit to the House where credit is due. During this legislative session, the House has passed 290 bills that have yet to make it through the Senate. In fairness, some of these are rubber-stamp horseshit measures of the highest order. Others are silly things like The TARP Reform and Accountability Act, the TAA Authorization Act and The Wounded Veteran Job Security Act. No big deal, really.
Jeb Bush has no sense of irony
In an interview with Newsmax, former Florida governor Jeb Bush said of Sarah Palin, “I don’t know what her deal is. My belief is in 2010 and 2012 public leaders need to have intellectual curiosity." That this was being said by a lifelong Republican and brother of the least intellectually curious president since James Buchanan does not seem to have been mentioned in the interview. But that's why you have us.
A-Rod goes deep, Wang hurt
To finish on a lighter note, here is a collection of headline fails put together by the Huffington Post. Happily, the collection includes perhaps the greatest headline ever: Skywalkers in Korea Cross Han Solo.