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Monday, September 17, 2007

God, You've Been Served

Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers is suing God. Chambers claims that God has "made terroristic threats against the senator and his constituents, inspired fear and caused widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants." Some might argue that he has a case. I personally wouldn't blame things on God, because I don't think you should mess with the man upstairs, but whether he has a case or not isn't really important. Senator Chambers has filed the lawsuit in a rather misdirected attempt to draw attention to what he calls frivolous lawsuits.

Here's where it gets interesting. Senator Chambers has a very specific complaint. He is angry about a single lawsuit in particular. Is it the one where the people sued McDonald's for making them fat? Nope. Is it the one where the Judge sued the dry cleaners for millions of dollars over a pair of pants? Nope, that's not the one either. Senator Chambers is furious about the rape victim who is suing the judge that barred her from saying rape, victim, sexual assault, assailant, and sexual assault kit from the testimony she gave at the trial of the man who raped her. Thousands of lawsuits to get angry about, and this is the one he picks to make his argument about?!? Really? Since I imagine this won't be the impetus for a sweeping overhaul of the American legal system, I mostly just feel bad for God. This is going to cost him a fortune in legal fees.

*P.S. if you get a minute, google Senator Ernie Chambers. He has done some nutty stuff, but overall, I really like the guy!

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Anonymous Cara said...

Follow up note: The cleaners caught up in that lawsuit have had to close two of their three cleaning businesses because of the cost of lawyer's fees and lost revenue:

http://www.nbc4.com/news/14149888/detail.html?rss=dc&psp=news

1:39 PM

 
Blogger scooterlulu said...

Cara, I didn't even see this comment before I posted a story about the demise of Custom Cleaners. It is pretty sad. What an ass.

8:19 PM

 

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