Thursday, March 25, 2010


Health care, health care, health care. Please make it stop.

The bill passed, it is now law, and it isn't going to be repealed by this Congress. So can we talk about something else for a while until we get somewhere close to an election? Last time I checked, there were one or two other issues facing the country.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Obama Derangement Syndrome

I thought that the left's Bush Derangement Syndrome could never be out done. Boy, was I wrong.
Obama Derangement Syndrome—pathological hatred of the president posing as patriotism—has infected the Republican Party. Here's new data to prove it:
  • 67 percent of Republicans (and 40 percent of Americans overall) believe that Obama is a socialist.
  • 57 percent of Republicans (32 percent overall) believe that Obama is a Muslim
  • 45 percent of Republicans (25 percent overall) agree with the birthers in their belief that Obama was "not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president"
  • 38 percent of Republicans (20 percent overall) say that Obama is "doing many of the things that Hitler did."
  • Scariest of all, 24 percent of Republicans (14 percent overall) say that Obama "may be the Antichrist."
God help us.



Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hypocrisy in Congress

Norm Orenstein asks: "[I]s there no shame anymore?"

Answer: "No."

That one was too easy. Next question.

Monday, March 15, 2010

What a pig

John Edwards might be the biggest asshole ever. Link, if you can stand it.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Denny Hecker

If you live in the Twin Cities, you surely know who Denny Hecker is. He owned about 20 car dealerships plus a mortgage company and many other businesses, and his face was on half of the buses in town. But apparently no amount of legitimate money was enough for him and he turned to fraud, and his empire eventually collapsed. He filed for personal bankruptcy last year, listing assets of approximately $18 million and liabilities of approximately $767 million because of all of the personal guaranties that he had signed for his various businesses. Then he was indicted. Then his attorneys all asked to withdraw from his divorce case, his bankruptcy case, and his criminal case because he had stopped paying them.

Today, Denny agreed to give up in his bankruptcy case and to accept a denial of a discharge from his $767 million in liabilities in exchange for one thing; he gets his $30,000 dog back.

As of this reminds me of a story that a lawyer at my law firm told me many years ago. As a young lawyer, he obtained a judgment against some deadbeat and sent the sheriff out to gather any personal property that he could find to satisfy the judgment. The sheriff called the lawyer and told him that there was nothing but a dog. The lawyer instructed the sheriff to take the dog. Within 3 hours, the lawyer had a cashier's check for the entire amount of the judgment, and the deadbeat got his dog back. I don't know if there is any moral to that story, but I have never forgotten it.

Thursday, March 11, 2010