Saturday, January 22, 2011

Two Weeks Notice

This is just another example of why we so desperately need tort reform in this country. Courts declaring that energy monopolies have less than 14 days to repair or restore an excavation on a street with high pedestrian traffic is unreasonable in expectation.

If we keep allowing our courts to make such decisions, they will kill the business of every energy monopoly that cannot complete infrastructure repairs in under two weeks! These companies will pack up and leave America for nations that actually like having energy monopolies, and the services and jobs they provide.

Who is John Galt? Will we never learn?

Onward we march towards the Big-Government nanny state, where businesses get punished for success. Won't anybody stand up to the liberal, activist judges who continue to place chains on the free-market idea of competitive energy monopolies?

< / sarcam >



patsbrother said...
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patsbrother said...

Was there anyone other than the defendant who took serious issue with the judge's decision, or do you simply like to go off the rails every once in a while?

< / no sarcasm >

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

None that I'm aware of, but for two hours on Friday, right-wing radio talked about the frivolous lawsuit being brought by that woman who walked into a mall's water fountain while texting.

They used all the same arguments, and have used all the same arguments about the oil companies, so I figured I'd just go ahead and anticipate their script.

patsbrother said...


Are you complaining that someone else complained about the absolute frivolity which would be the mall-woman's lawsuit?

Reading your post was an absolute waste of time out of my life I will never get back. Thanks.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

Ha. Go listen to anyone talk about frivolous lawsuits, from the plausible to the ones that won't make it out of the press conference. Everything reads according to the script - all you have to do is fill it in like Mad-Libs.

On this particular issue, the City is always blamed for the local energy monopoly's work, because no one wants to run afoul of the local energy monopoly.

patsbrother said...

You realize the irony of this post being followed by one you entitled "How to Manufacture Controversy Out of Nothing"?

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

Like I said, the controversy is already manufactured. With this one, all you have to do is plug in the Mad-Libs.

patsbrother said...

You trifling.