Classmate-Wearing-Yarmulka gets a job and passes the bar exam


Saturday, August 27, 2005

Lawyers and the Rest of Us

I'm starting my second year of law school. I want to practice law. But the honest truth is that I hate all sorts of lawyers. I hate lawyers that give a bad name to what otherwise should be a noble profession. I especially hate lawyers that put their client above the rest of society. Their client gains but everyone else suffers.

There is no greater example of this than recent Vioxx case. A man whose arteries is 70% blocked dies of
arrhythmia -something that Vioxx has never been accused of causing, and the jury finds that Merck is responsible for his death.

Never mind that Vioxx was approved by the FDA.

The found Merck liable because they felt bad for the widow, felt bad that Merck's lawyers hammered her on the witness stand, and wanted to stick it to Merck.

That's wonderful - except none of that is grounds for finding liabilty.

What happens when dug companies start scaling back research for new drugs because of fear of lawsuits? Everyone suffers.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Sympathy Evaporates...

Like most normal people, I gave Cindy Sheehan the benifit of the doubt. She's a grieving mother, fine, let her rant a bit. But it turns out that she's a crackpot. And shame on the media for trying to portray her as just a grieving mother, because her words rise far above to a level usually reserved for Michael Moore and company.

Drudge has some more comments from her.

"We are not waging a war on terror in this country. We’re waging a war of terror. The biggest terrorist in the world is George W. Bush!"

"We want our country back and, if we have to impeach everybody from George Bush down to the person who picks up dog shit in Washington, we will impeach all those people.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Funniest. Cartoon. Ever.