August 2011

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San Francisco Manages to Spend $700K for a Wheelchair Ramp

I couldn't be more in favor of full access for the handicapped – just suggesting that the cost of building a ramp should be something less than $700,000. The San Francisco Chronicle reported yesterday that a 10-foot ramp being installed in…


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Plaintiff Who Claims to Have End-Stage Emphysema Is Caught Hiking

Hint: if the answer to the question below was "yes," they would not have videotaped him.   In this report from KABC-Los Angeles (via the LA Observed blog), investigative reporter Marc Brown finally caught up with James Farkus Cohan while…


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Dismissal of “Bad Mothering” Lawsuit Affirmed

Ladies and gentlemen, over the years we have seen some horrifying examples of man's inhumanity to man. Also man's inhumanity to woman, woman's inhumanity to man, and woman's inhumanity to woman, plus at least some examples of man's inhumanity to…


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Attorney’s Ad Reminds Potential Clients He Is Alive

Normally, if you felt it was necessary to take out an ad to tell people you were still alive, it'd be safe to say that business wasn't going well. This is probably the one exception to that rule: The two…


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Joe Francis Arrested Yet Again

You know, I'm starting to think that Joe Francis has no respect for either women or the law. Francis, the creator of Girls Gone Wild, or as Gawker.com once described him, the "alleged arm-twisting sexual aggressor and loathsome Girls Gone…


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BREAKING: Libyan Rebels Have Seized Qaddafi’s Hat

Muammar Qaddafi himself is still on the loose, but it seems clear that he has lost his grip on power now that some joker is running around wearing his special hat:   The reporter (on the left, in the helmet)…



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Robber Armed With Tree Branch Is Unsuccessful

According to police in Suffolk County, New York, a 31-year-old man was apprehended earlier this month after he tried to rob a 7-Eleven store while armed with a tree branch. That may not sound very threatening, but the report states…