People really make me sad sometimes:
Two men who say they were insulted by actor-comedian Michael Richards during his racist rant at a comedy club want a personal apology and maybe some money, their lawyer said Friday.So what is it that they really want? He went on national television and apologized repeatedly, admitted his wrong.
But Allred complained Friday that he "has not apologized to his victims directly, face to face, man to man."He didn't really insult them face to face, man to man either. What is the difference? Ah, of course. It doesn't matter if its face to face...it matters if its in front of a judge! A light begins to dawn...
Allred, speaking by phone from Colorado, said Richards should meet McBride and Doss in front of a retired judge to "acknowledge his behavior and to apologize to them" and allow the judge to decide on monetary compensation.
Lawyers and their ilk are a blight on our society. They get fat off of the culture of victimhood while true victims are ignored.
Tell me, someone -- why should Kramer have to pay money for speaking his mind? I'm speaking both philosophically and legally of course; either way, there's no room for wiggling. In this country, your opinion on all matters is protected. I wish, sometimes, that I was a judge, so cases like this could be thrown out and the plaintiffs held in contempt of court for lack of basic understanding of the rule of law which governs our society.
**Disclaimer*** Before anyone berates me about not criticizing Richards for what he says, please note that one man's problem is not my problem. I don't agree with what he said (as far as I know; I haven't seen the tape) but I refuse to side with idiotic folks who are looking for a reason to be offended. Surely, surely it is no worse than any one of countless Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, or Dave Chapelle skits.