The lesson of this Iowa case is: if one has agreed to build a pond, one has thereby warranted that the pond will actually hold water. In an opinion that I have not read but with which I disagree, the trial court somehow found otherwise.
The New York Times reports that Jeb Bush mistakenly identified himself as “Hispanic” on a voter-registration form in 2009. “Needless to say,” it went on to say, “neither Bush nor his parents are Hispanic.” Maybe he meant to say he identified with the Hispanic?
Speaking of Florida men, this one did the right thing by taking a cab instead of driving drunk. Yes, he did the wrong thing by taking the cab to a bank and trying to rob it, if you want to focus on the negative aspects of the story.
He was also charged with petty theft because he didn’t pay the cab driver, which seems unfair. If he had the money to do that he wouldn’t have had to rob a bank, would he? He was going to pay as soon as he could. Well, he told the driver, “I will take care of you when I come out,” and again I choose to look on the bright side.
A judge in upstate New York has dismissed charges against the owners of an ice-cream-truck business, who had been accused of stalking and harassing a rival company’s driver. The defendants complained that they had suffered humiliation because the reports of a turf war between “Snow Kone Joe” and “Mr. Ding-a-Ling” had received worldwide attention, and all I can say is wait until they sue Mr. Ding-a-Ling for malicious prosecution.
What? You didn’t really think the firm was going to let you get seven hours of sleep or enjoy a weekend without being interrupted by work e-mail, did you? April Fool!