Sunday, July 09, 2006

Things That Piss Me Off...

Remember the days when people were nice and friendly and didn't sue each other for every minor trifle? When the words, "I'm sorry" or "Please excuse me" were enough? When lawyers didn't chase ambulances or advertise on t.v. for fall victims? Remember when one idiot was actually a minority and couldn't run roughshod over the rest of us? Here's a sampling of what I mean:

A San Diego lawyer named Alfred Rava actually filed a lawsuit recently regarding a Mother's Day giveaway at an Anaheim Angels baseball game. He felt that the giveaway, which offered a tote bag to women over the age of 18, discriminated against men, since they didn't get a tote bag, too. The class action lawsuit asks the Angels to pay $4,000.00 to every man that was in attendance that day. Minus the lawyer's cut and fees, I'm sure. The Angels have filed to dismiss the lawsuit. If you're a man who was traumatized by not getting a tote bag, you can join the lawsuit here. You don't even have to pick up a phone.

A woman in Georgia filed several complaints with the Gwinnett County Board of Education over the mega-successful Harry Potter series. The woman, who never read the books because they are "too long", complained that the books had "evil themes, witchcraft, demonic activity, murder, evil blood sacrifice, spells and teaching children all of this." Educators, parents and students shot down the idea of removing the books at a public hearing. The woman, naturally, is appealing.

In the City of San Diego, California, there sits the Mount Soledad National War Memorial. Atop the memorial sits a 29 foot cross. The memorial has been there for decades, and I remember visiting it as a boy when my father was stationed in San Diego with the Navy. Along comes Philip Paulson, a Vietnam Veteran-turned-atheist, who objects to the cross, a symbol of Christianity, being on public land. A lawsuit has raged for years and the the Supreme Court recently intervened to stop the removal of the cross, after a lower court had ordered the city to remove it or pay $5,000 a day in fines. Mind you, this is because one idiot objected, while San Diegans overwhelmingly support it.

And just wait 'til Christmas, when we have to wish people a "Happy Christma-Hannuh-Kwanzaka." Yikes, people, get a grip!


Anonymous TEvans said...


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