Category Archives: The Shafted

The Shafted: Paul Kevin Curtis (2013) and Richard Jewell (1996)

If forget my shopping list there’s no chance I’ll remember its contents. However, I tend to remember the shafted. Today I want to mention two of their number. Continue reading

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Toyota: Followup To A Shafting

Reality is mundane.  Fantasy is fun.  That’s why thundering herds of lemmings lost their shit when a few Toyotas crashed a few years back.  The reality (people drove their cars into stuff) lacked political profit and imagination.  The new owner … Continue reading

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The Shafted: Philip Ransome

Philip Ransome is  law abiding citizen.  His van backfired. A neighbor (reasonably) thought it was a gunshot and (reasonably) called the police.  The police (unreasonably) decided to re-enact an action movie.  Fortunately the only fatality was the van. Kansan City’s … Continue reading

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Baseball is Federal

Let me get this straight; Roger Clemens has to defend himself against criminal charges from his testimony before Congress? Congress should not be involved in baseball.  They supposedly have day jobs. Does this mean that Congressional testimony which turns out … Continue reading

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This summer I was appalled when grandstanding Congressional fucknuts put Toyota through the wringer. I’ve had my reservations all along. A couple of yoyos get weird in Toyotas and suddenly they’re deathtraps with evil throttle control sensors out to thin … Continue reading

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Shafted Indeed

Whenever I’m a pissed off about life in general I like to think “hey it could be worse”. For an American in 2010 you have to think about nearly any time frame in any country in any situation to confirm … Continue reading

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Shirley Sherrod is David Howard

In 1999 there was a kerfuffle about nothing. David Howard, an aide to the mayor of Washington DC was discussing the budget. His intention was to say that times were tight and he’d have to be very careful with the … Continue reading

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