Walter Mencken 9:15 a.m., March 28
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Two Idiots Suing -- The Miss California Edition
Back in 2007, a robbery occured in a Michigan store. The guy got 8 to 22 years (huh?).
Now he's suing the store, because when he robbed the place, an employee shot him as he was fleeing. Now, that's a big no-no for police (although I have no clue as to why). I'm not so sure about a store that was robbed. Especially by a guy that was using a knife, and held it to the victims throats.
I have to think it would be easy enough to say in court "Yeah, it looked like he was running away, but we didn't know what he would do next. He yelled that he was coming back with a gun. Or maybe he'd just grab the closest person near him to take as a hostage. We were so distraught, it seemed the best thing to do was fire at him."
He's suing for pain, suffering, and emotional distress. And knowing our legal system, I'm guessing he'll probably win.
It's going to be tougher for Carrie Prejean, who is suing pageant officials for libel, slander, and religious discrimination. She said they told her to stop mentioning God even before her remarks against same-sex marriage.
The problem Miss Prejean is going to have is this. When they were initially going to suspend her, Donald Trump looked at the situation, and didn't think she did anything wrong (what a wonderful world we live in, that Trump even has any kind of decision making in such matters).
I also think the other problem she's going to have is, the pageant probably has a long list of rules and can tell their contestants to say and act any way they feel is in the best interest of their organization.
It's the same way NFL star Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) was fined $5,000 for wearing an orange chin strap (the team colors, but against the rules). He's claiming discrimination (of course). He's also claiming to be color blind. Although, that wouldn't explain why he was able to get the proper color to match his helmet.
He's suing as well.
But the NFL has always had a strict uniform policy. Players have been fined for wearing their socks to high.
When you own a football league, or a beauty pageant, you can make any rules you want.
What I always wonder is this.
The Vista native claimed that when she lost, for answering the question the way she did, she threatened to sue back then. What company in the future is going to want to hire her for anything?
When you're known to sue at the drop of a hat...well, that would certainly make me think twice.
She did a speaking engagement at the Rock Church in Point Loma. Those might be the only speaking engagements she gets for awhile.