I don’t have Mr Chaney’s (aka Mikey the Cook) proverbial million dollar beach view but the land lord assured me they are being gang raped on the wind insurance nonetheless folks.
I finally have a bit of broadband here on the coast which would also explain my relative absence.
Mr CLS was smoking hot today on Yahoo! ALL plus I heard a very familiar old name today in hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb. Seems his fund has lost its ass and he can’t bring himself to man up and take the blame for it. Some of us can make money on EDC Danny Boy.
I’m feeling particularly ornery tonight….
Generally, posts requiring knowledge of Louisiana political history are written by Sop – but “generally” doesn’t apply to this post. Generated by Richard Rainey’s Thomas Porteous’ defense says four judges took money from corrupt bond agents, Sop sent me a background email that suggests there were more “wrinkles” exposed during Operation Wrinkled Robe than those Rainey mentioned:
According to a local lawyer who attended Judge Green’s trial, the Government showed a surveillance video of Judge Alan Green sharing that he shaved his genitalia with Lori Marcotte, before he tried to grope her. Reportedly, with few exceptions those assembled for the trial were quietly amused by the spectacle of Green’s quasi pornographic debut on the little screen.
Operation Wrinkled Robe sent only two judges to prison despite testimony of Lori Marcotte, Former Vice President and CEO Bail Bonds Unlimited:
One of the two was Ronald Bodenheimer, the other Alan Green – and, Porteous now implicates another ten (10), naming just four, according to Rainey’s article : Continue reading “Say not – delay in Porteous’ Impeachment Trial exposes other “wrinkles””
I’ve always said the consumer bar could do a better job educating the public about the good the profession does for society, especially after years of being demonized by big business and their lackeys at the US Chamber of Commerce and various special interest trade groups such as the III.
Speaking of the III and Head Shill Robert Hartwig, here is a perfect example of the ol’ fallback line of demonizing trial lawyers after Allstate was literally caught with its hand in the NFIP cookie jar. Sadly the vast majority of the media is not equipped to tell the kind of in depth story on a complex subject as insurance and how it interfaces with the world of high finance and the legal system.
Instead, helped by lazy reporters happy to uncritically repeat big business talking points, cases such as the McDonald’s coffee case become caricatures with no basis in reality except to the extent the illusions were bought by an equally uncritical public, who generally believe most of what they are told. The same mechanics are in play today in the Palins, who once were only seen on TV shows like Jerry Springer but are now able to gain a wider public acceptance. Continue reading “A World Without Lawyers. The California consumer bar takes a step in the right direction.”
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