BOOK REVIEW: This book provides a short, entertaining and enlightening read that will make you laugh out loud. If you are the creative type, you probably don’t have to ask for advice. It comes unsolicited. If you are the creative type, you probably don’t get much advice you can use. Nobody knows enough about what’s [...]
Bear in mind, the views expressed below are those of Richard Saunders, not necessarily Benjamin Franklin. Courts were rather unpopular among farmers, who were the Almanac’s target readers and it is not surprising that cutting criticism of courts and lawyers became a regular feature in Poor Richard’s Almanac. However, they are not necessarily not his views, either. Dr. Franklin was known to be coy that way.
ENCORE POST: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DEFAULT JUDGMENT AGAINST PEPSICO AND THE ONE THAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN TO YOU? PLUS OR MINUS 1.2 BILLION DOLLARS. OTHERWISE, THEY ARE ABOUT THE SAME.
If somebody takes default judgment against you, move quickly to open it, if you can.
The question asked obliquely by the commenters, is whether the guest list included members of the senior staff of City government, including Public Safety Director Michael Huss. In other words, was the City’s abysmal response to the onset of snow on Friday afternoon and evening due to the absence of not only the Mayor, but also other key leaders needed to jump-start the City’s emergency response. In other words, with a record storm approaching, was leadership left by default in the hands of subordinates, while their bosses went to a party?
Its a fair question and ought to be answered. Its time to lift the fog.
You are served by the sheriff with a civil complaint. The second page informs you that you have twenty days to file a responsive pleading or default judgment may be entered against you. But you don’t. You forgot.
THE QUESTIONS RAISED BY THE DEATH OF CURTIS MITCHELL, WHOM PARAMEDICS DID NOT REACH IN THE SNOW EMERGENCY, CONTINUE TO CRY OUT FOR ANSWERS. HOWEVER, IT IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY CLEAR THAT HARD EVIDENCE, NOT POLITICAL RHETORIC, IS NEEDED.
As we celebrate our new look at PLBT, here is a post written at the time of the “Beer Summit”. The President invited Professor Gates and his arresting officer to the White House for a beer. That’s fine if you are a celeb. But for the rest of us, don’t do anything to provoke the [...]
The following is a comment made by “Rogue Medic” concerning the PLBT post (immediately below) commending Public Safety Director Michael Huss for apologizing to the family of Mr. Mitchell and stating the response to the 911 calls was unacceptable. Rogue Medic says that Huss blamed the medics for decisions to abandon the calls when those decisions were communicated to them by the dispatcher.
By saying “I’m sorry” soon and with sincerity, the City did more to rehabilitate its tattered emergency response reputation than any of the excuses made for the horrendous job of snow removal that we all observed with our own eyes.
The most recent example was yesterday, when a mountain of snow, ice and roof tile descended from my roof and buried my more or less cleanly shoveled driveway. My good hearted neighbor, who could easily have just gone from car to house without my even noticing him, grabbed his snow shovel and started digging with a vengeance.
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