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  •  The Wilmington courthouse does both (4+ / 0-)

    No phones allowed (but laptops are OK... go figure), and my belt buckle sets off the detector.

    I once recounted to my attorney, whose office is a few blocks north of the crime scene on King Street, how I almost forgot to take my gun off before leaving my car at the courthouse one day; he paled and said exactly six words:
    "One... hundred... thousand... dollars... CASH... bail."

    Things are more like they are now than they've ever been before...

    by Tom Seaview on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:18:12 PM PST

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    •  I hate custody cases. (4+ / 0-)

      I know a number of lawyers who specialize in custody cases.  Most have tight security at their offices.  More than one of them has had a Molotov cocktail thrown through the front window in the middle of the night.  I know for a fact that the smell of burned carpet CANNOT be gotten out of a building.  There is a lawyer in Mississippi who consulted several of those cleanup companies with no success. He finally had to move his office to a new building.  He even had to get rid of the furniture in the waiting room because the smell had permeated everything.  

      The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

      by Otteray Scribe on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:24:47 PM PST

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      •  Never been in one, thank Dad (5+ / 0-)

        My late father gave me a speech when I was about 13:

        "Son, when I was your age, all I could think about was getting a girl in the sack... but it was 1930, so it didn't happen.
        It will happen for you. Instead of telling you NOT to (you wouldn't listen), I am going to strongly urge you not to get a girl pregnant..."
        This continued with horror stories: the guy who pays half his salary in child support, the guy whose wife hates him -- and it's mutual -- but they stay together 'for the children,' the guy who works at Sears because he had to drop out of college to support a family, and a few others. He concluded with a short but accurate description of the various forms of birth control available right before Nixon resigned, and gave me a box of Trojans.

        So... the same man who taught me how to handle a rifle safely, also taught me how to avoid 'accidents' with my gun.

        Things are more like they are now than they've ever been before...

        by Tom Seaview on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:48:26 PM PST

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