May 2007

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CORRECTION Re: Taiwan Legislative Tactics

A few days ago I commented on another brawl that had broken out in Taiwan’s legislature, this time over the makeup of the country’s Central Election Committee, and also noted that past legislative tactics have included not just brawls but…


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Andy Griffith’s Suit Against Andy Griffith Dismissed

Last fall I reported on a campaign by Andy Griffith to become the new sheriff of Grant County, Wisconsin.  Griffith had formerly been William Harold Fenrick, but changed his name to Andrew (Jackson) Griffith so that he could run for…



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How to Fail Your Driving Test

Driving Examiner’s Checklist: Did the subject arrive on time?  Check. Did the subject properly signal before pulling into traffic?  Check. Did the subject observe posted speed limits?  Check. Did the subject know the way to the police station?  Check. Was…


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Brawl in Taiwan’s Legislature Does Not Result in Compromise

Here’s how democracy really should work.  Like America, Taiwan has a representative legislature and not direct democracy.  This means that we choose representatives to beat the crap out of each other so that we don’t have to do it ourselves….


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Mexican Restaurant Offers Taco Reward for Info on Break-In

The owner of Melina’s Fine Mexican Restaurant, who, strangely, is named "Joe," has offered a reward of 500 tacos for information leading to the arrest of the thief who broke into the restaurant on April 24 and stole $3000. Joe…




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Attorney Demands $50K For Injury Caused by Pizza Hut Door

Amanda Verett, an attorney in Edwardsville, Illinois, has sued Pizza Hut and another customer for injuries she says she sustained from a door.  Verett alleges that on February 12, as she was exiting the Hut, she held the door open…


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Cardinals Fan Sues Over Botched Tattoo

St. Louis fans are justly proud of their Cardinals, who (as some of you will remember) won the World Series in 2006.  Jason Harris was so proud of them that he went to a local tattoo parlor to have a…