everybody's somebody's play thing
I hadn't heard any news from the Yarnbomber lately..maybe a bear got him? but a search team found out that his latest affront to Mother Nature was BLOWN AWAY by the wind....that's my friends is karma
well I see the private sector is starting to catch up with the public sector in terms of work conditions...Johnson and Johnson, a Family Company is now offering up to 17 week parental leave...PAID! I don't mind this as long as they have enough employees to fill the gap otherwise you'll get workers being spread too thin..but that's almost three months of paid vacation..er parental leave, to be with your kids...paid for by the shareholders!!
and Brother Caldwell at the News-Press came up with the bright idea to go to a 4-10 work week...4 days a week 10 hrs a day...the City of SB has been doing that for years..the idea is to cut down commuting and other benefits...3-day weekends work for lots of people...Andy says you have to be a union member to enjoy this work schedule but really all you need to do is ask your company..your private company which of course will tell you no...
then I see Lois Capps gave the knockout blow to Chris Mitchum...how can Robert Mitchum be so cool, such a tough guy actor and Chris be so wimpy..he sued Lois for defamation when she ran a funny ad featuring Chris talking stupid....no, Lois is no silver-tongued devil herself, often struggling to complete a sentence or thought, but the defamtion suit was thrown out because logic was on Lois' side as Judge Geck noted...
a) Falsity: The first issue the court confronts is whether the ads are false. As a public figure seeking to recover damages for a defamatory statement, Mitchum "bears the burden of proving that the challenged statement was false." Vogel v. Felice, 127 Cal.App.4th 1006, 1021 (2005). He does not carry this burden "so long as the statement appears substantially true." Id. "Minor inaccuracies do not amount to falsity so long as ‘the substance, the gist, the sting, of the libelous charge be justified.’ Put another way, the statement is not considered false unless it would have a different effect on the mind of the reader from that which the pleaded truth would have produced." Masson v. New Yorker Magazine, Inc., 501 U.S. 496, 517 (1991) [internal quotation and citations omitted].
Mitchum does not claim that he did not say he was a "Tea Party backed guy." The Tea Party Express political action committee endorsed him as did the Santa Barbara Tea Party and Culpepper Society. Mitchum does not claim that the radio ad misrepresents the "Tea Party" agenda or that the ad misrepresents his positions on the issues. Regarding the Department of Education, in the CPTV interview, he said "put education back in the hands of the communities and the State." [CPTV interview at 8:50] He only complains about the incomplete quotation: "I do not intend to go to Washington to represent the 24th District."
In his complaint, Mitchum says the fully accurate quotation is: "I do not intend to go to Washington to represent the 24th District to bring back baseball fields. That’s not why I am going. I am going to fight for my country and I happen to be from the 24th District." [Complaint ¶ 17] But even Mitchum’s own rebuttal ad does not include the third sentence.
Lois made a fool outta you Chris but that's all...
tentative rulings available the SB County court website
Fri May 01, 2015
9:30 1487034 -CIVIL LAW & MOTION:
(3) Applications to Appear Pro Hac Vice; Demurrer and Motion to Strike
Chris Mitchum vs Lois Capps et al
since we are all in court so much, why not just have judges decide everything within the city...instead of a mayor, have a Judge....think of all the time and money saved by-passing lawyers..and banish all appeals courts...the courts have thousands of cases pending...it's insane..
and there are no exceptions to the rule: everybody's somebody's fool