Are all for stories on a jury in Mineola, N.Y., rejecting a widow’s claim in a civil suit that her husband’s injuries suffered from ducking a piece of shrimp led to his death. (May the man rest in peace, but this is the kind of suit that gives torts a bad name.) Headline writers around the world had a great time with this:
The Wall Street Journal’s headline first came to my attention: “Jury Rejects Claim Flying Shrimp Led to New York Man’s Death.”
L.A. Times: “Flying Shrimp Didn’t Kill Man, Jury Decides.”
New York Times: “Benihana Wins Flying Sizzling Shrimp Case.”
And it goes downhill from there:
Newsday: “Flying Seafood a Prawn in Legal Game.”
Daily Telegraph (Australia): “Flying Prawn Cleared of Killing.”
And best of all, New York Daily News: “Jury Quickly Skewers Death-by-Shrimp Lawsuit.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?