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September 9, 2005

Speaking of Jon Carroll
Posted by Patrick at 04:10 PM * 10 comments

From today’s column:

Some will say: We have to move on. I think that is what I will say the next time I am charged with murder: Let’s not play the blame game. Let’s not start pointing fingers. It is time to move on. It is time to make sure that more murders do not happen. Won’t you join me in this national campaign against murder? God bless America.

Read, the, whole, indeed, heh, thing.

Comments on Speaking of Jon Carroll:
#1 ::: Lizzy Lynn ::: (view all by) ::: September 09, 2005, 04:28 PM:

Love Jon Carroll. Thank you, Patrick.

#2 ::: Beth Meacham ::: (view all by) ::: September 09, 2005, 05:04 PM:

Yeah, I can make rhymes too: "If the levees breach, you must impeach!"

#3 ::: janet ::: (view all by) ::: September 09, 2005, 05:30 PM:

Jon Carroll has a remarkable facility for skewering his targets without seeming, you know, shrill.

And speaking of "only in San Francisco" events, an ostrich got loose on the Golden Gate bridge during rush hour one day last week. I am not making this up:

#4 ::: Lisa Hertel ::: (view all by) ::: September 09, 2005, 09:46 PM:

I'm awaiting the class-action wrongful death lawsuit. Unfortunately, I suspect you can't sue the government.

#5 ::: Lis Carey ::: (view all by) ::: September 10, 2005, 06:36 AM:

It's called "sovereign immunity", Lisa.

The government has, by statute, agreed to be sued under certain circumstances. Not being a lawyer, I can only express my dark suspicion that this isn't one of them; I don't really know.

#6 ::: Nancy Lebovitz ::: (view all by) ::: September 10, 2005, 06:45 AM:

Excellent piece, and thanks for the link.

Stored rant on another evil rhyme: "If you can't do the time, don't do the crime." This seems to completely immunize people from considering the possibility that the criminal justice system is fairly corrupt/incompetent and is apt to convict innocent people, and it absolves them from thinking about whether sentences and prison conditions are reasonable.

#7 ::: Neil Rest ::: (view all by) ::: September 10, 2005, 03:42 PM:

If I can't find it on a T-shirt soon, I'll have to print one myself:

"Barrabas Won.
Get Over It."

#8 ::: Jules ::: (view all by) ::: September 10, 2005, 03:58 PM:

"the next time I am charged with murder"

So this... err... happens to him a lot, then?

#9 ::: Lori ::: (view all by) ::: September 10, 2005, 06:31 PM:

Nah, sometimes he only murders the english language....really he's just a big teddy bear...with insidious teeth.

#10 ::: Sandy ::: (view all by) ::: June 04, 2006, 08:54 AM:

To murder English languege seems to be a must for evey amarican.

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