Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sympathy for Tom DeLay?

When I heard that "The Hammer" was sentenced to three years in jail, my first thought was, "So there IS justice in Texas". What surprised me though was the lack of support from conservatives. Apparently there is some, but I had to go looking for it. They may have a point, he may have been convicted ex post facto, which is to day that the things that he did may have been sleazy, but they were not illegal at the time they were committed. He may be an arrogant prick, but apparently, arrogance is not a crime. On the other hand, maybe this should have been:
This brings to mind another tool with the nickname "Hammer". Here in Halifax, the Fox channel we receive on basic cable is WUHF in Rochester, New York.They used to show ads from someone named Jim Shapiro, who would frantically show what sort of cases he sues people for. He would run down a list of injuries he takes people to court for (cannot remember if it included 'slips and falls') and would give his number. It's difficult to put into words, you have to see it for yourself (video courtesy of "Ripplin"), and give thanks that lawyers in Canada are not allowed so much freedom to advertise on television.

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