Daily Archives: May 16, 2009
Nowhere was this skepticism more evident than in an order earlier this year by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brett Klein.
Klein, asked to approve a class-action settlement, ordered the attorney who filed the suit to be paid the same way as consumers in the class, with $10 gift cards — 12,500 of them — to stores that sell prom dresses and other ware for teenage girls.
Klein’s order came in a lawsuit charging that Windsor Fashion Store illegally required credit card users to provide their telephone numbers or e-mail or home addresses. Another judge overturned the order in February and awarded Yorba Linda lawyer Neil B. Fineman $125,000 in fees instead of gift cards.
So the tale doesn’t have a happy ending – a trial lawyer flunky overruled the judge’s decsion, but what a jurist! Isn’t there talk of an opening on the Supreme Court? Obama, here’s your man!
From the Norwich Millionaire comes a link to this tale of woe about Nantucket real estate: the prices are falling! The prices are falling! Bargains available and better ones still to come. I wonder whether the indignant real estate agent from Long Island, quoted earlier today, is running naked along the shores of Miacomet screaming, but i could have sold my vacation house for twice that two years ago! If she is, at least she’ll get a nice tan.
Obama’s puppet master David Axlerod appeared on my favorite NPR show this morning, “Wait wait … don’t tell me”. When asked a question about his charge’s pick for the official White House dog Axlerod quipped that “third choice was Miss California”, a gibe met with huge laughter and applause from the audience. I found that interesting.
So far as I know, and I haven’t been following the story closely, Miss California is /was a beauty pageant contestant who aroused the scorn and derision of the left by answering a question about gay marriage by saying she felt marriage should be between a man and a woman. For taking the same stance as Mr. Obama and his running mate, Joe Biden, the girl was savaged on liberal television – Olberman (sp?) went on a rant about her stupidity and her looks and, nationally, she’s pretty much been turned into a one-line joke, as Axlerod demonstrated.
So that got me wondering. If the NPR audience hates the woman for advocating against same sex marriage and gives their Adored One a pass on the subject either (a) they don’t really care about the issue and are offended by the girl for some other reason or (b) they do care but aren’t concerned that Obama shares the same view because they figure he’s just lying to the rubes to get elected. I’m going with (b).
I admire those few politicians willing to stand up for their beliefs, like McCain when he visited Iowa during the 2000 primary season and denounced ethanol as a government boondoggle. Others obviously don’t care what their man says, so long as they know what’s secretly in his heart. Well, that’s the side that won the election, so enjoy. As with his latest turn-around on terrorists and CO2 regulations, however, you may be disappointed to discover that you’re as clueless as to what’s truly in his heart as the rest of us.