April 2009

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Justice Thomas Still Fascinated by Dishwashers

Speaking to a group of students on April 13 at a dinner sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas admitted that he is perpetually enthralled by the Miracle of the Dishwashing Machine: I have to admit…


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Rambo Cupid Fires Arrows Around Minnesota Neighborhood

Police in Burnsville, Minnesota, said that Kyle Fletcher went out onto his patio deck on April 3 with a powerful compound bow and fired several arrows into neighboring homes in an effort to impress a woman.  Police found arrows embedded in…


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What Not To Call 911 About, #3: Missing Shrimp

Another entry for the possible new category on needless 911 calls. In August of last year, a Jacksonville man called 911 to complain that Subway did not make his sandwiches correctly.  Just a few weeks ago was the 911 Call…



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Another Lawsuit Fails to Unseat Obama

Previously I wrote about Philip J. Berg, the lawyer who had sued to stop Obama from becoming president on the theory that Obama was not a "natural-born citizen," as the Constitution requires.  That case was dismissed for lack of standing. …


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Fly With Your Pants Down, Lose Your License, Judge Rules

An administrative-law judge has ruled that the FAA properly revoked the license of a man who allowed a sex act to be performed upon him as he flew a helicopter around San Diego.  The judge cited the pilot's likely inability…


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UPDATE: Former SF Official Gets Maximum Despite Brain Claims

Former SF supervisor Ed Jew was sentenced today to 64 months in jail by a judge in SF federal court.  Judge Susan Illston apparently rejected the claim that the defendant had been afflicted by childhood head injuries that first manifested…