Posted by Hazel Stone | Filed under Litigious World
Some quick hits on lawsuits in progress…
First, a Mets fan is suing the team because a drunken 300-lb man fell on her, cracking several of her vertebrae. Where is the liability here? The stadium serves alcohol, you know that before you go. I’m sorry you were landed on, Granny, but get a Rascal and get over it.
Next, a Florida man is suing to halt construction of a mosque in Pompano Beach, claiming it “presents a substantial harm to the well-being, safety and health” of the community. Well, that’s just horse manure. If, indeed, the entire Muslim people were as frothing-at-the-mouth crazy as those who willingly detonate themselves in the name of Allah, then we’d all already be praying to the West multiple times per day. They’re people, just like any other group of people. They want to raise their kids, go to work, worship as they like…unmolested by religious nutbars of any stripe.
And, saving the best for last…this lawsuit was brought by a couple of kids who wanted to wear t-shirts featuring “Be Happy, Not Gay” to school (for extra bonus poor-taste points, this was one day after the school’s “Day of Silence” in protest of discrimination against homosexuals), but a district judge upheld the ban on the shirts.
This type of ridiculousness does not belong in a district court, (or any court) and is the reason that dockets of legitmate cases get to be months-long. Yes, the t-shirts are stupid, offensive to some, and generally in bad taste. But their “rights were violated??” Just what rights would those be, kiddos? The rights you have as minor children? Oh wait, you have none. The rights you have as attendees of the school in question? Again, no rights there. The rights you have as gawd-fearing Christians? Nope, still no rights conferred.
And, just in case you poppets were thinking of bandying about the First Amendment in this travesty of a case, wearing an idiotic t-shirt might in some small way be considered “freedom of speech,” but you still have to abide by the rules of the school you attend, and they have a clearly stated policy “to preserve the notion that kids shouldn’t make negative or derogatory comments about other students.” And as students, you are clearly subject to the school’s policies. Go back to school and actually pay attention in Civics this time, twits.
As always, it’s 1) find the money source, 2) invent some phantom wrongdoing, and 3) profit! These people are wasting our money, yours and mine, because WE are paying for these courtrooms, judges and juries. When is enough going to be enough for us?