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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Suing God?!

I tell you, people are absolutely insane, and some of the biggest loonies can be found on Capitol Hill. Take, for example, Senator Ernie Chambers (D) of Nebraska. FOX News.com has reported on an exceedingly frivolous lawsuit filed by Senator Chambers:

"Nebraska Democratic State Senator Ernie Chambers has decided to go straight to the top in an effort to stop natural disasters from befalling the world. Chambers filed a lawsuit against God in Douglas County Court Friday afternoon, KPTM Fox 42 reported."
How did Senator Chambers decide to file suit against God in Douglas County? "Chambers bases his ability to sue God, as, 'that defendant, being omnipresent, is personally present in Douglas County.' "

What was the man's quarrel with God? Apparently, Sen. Chambers is suing God for causing "fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornados, pestilential plagues..." - natural disasters.

When asked to explain his reasoning behind the lawsuit, Sen. Chambers declared that he really had nothing against God. He merely filed the suit as a protest against other senators' bills proposing restrictions on frivolous law suits.

Um, Senator Chambers, I think you just proved that such bills are, in fact, necessary!

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4 comments:

Mary Lou Weidman said...

Boy this one tops the list....why would a Senator waste his time and brains (he sounds brainless I am sorry to say) to sure God? Is he kidding?
Other than that, I love your blog, love what you have to say and think it is happy and positive. Keep up the good work.
Mary Lou Weidman
www.Marylouweidman.blogspot.com

Revka said...

Hi, Mary Lou. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it. :)

According to his track record, this Senator is brainless. I don't understand why on earth people keep re-electing him!

I'm glad that you like my blog. I do try to keep it positive, and I'm happy that you think I do. I'll stop by your blog soon. Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you should use more sources than Fox News (what a joke of an organization). Every other source I've come across all said he's doing it to protest frivilous lawsuits, not to protest legislation that would prevent them. This is why a good blogger uses multiple sources.

Revka said...

Hi, Anonymous. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave your comment. I appreciate it. I do hope you have subscribed to the comments for this post so that you may receive my reply.

First, let me say that I do strive to be a conscientious blogger. I check multiple sources for stories like this. I just happened to choose Fox News as the story to which I linked.

I can understand how you reached the conclusion that Sen. Chambers filed his frivolous suit to protest other frivolous suits. Some news sources have edited Mr. Chambers' remarks in such a way that they seem to say that he was protesting the filing of frivolous lawsuits. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

Here are further (non-Fox) sources proving this point.

Quoting from KETV7, an ABC TV station serving Omaha, NE and surrounding areas:

"State Sen. Ernie Chambers is suing God. He said on Monday that it is to prove a point about frivolous lawsuits.

Chambers said senators periodically have offered bills prohibiting the filing of certain types of suits. He said his main objection is that the constitution requires that the doors to the courthouse be open to all.

"Thus anybody can file a lawsuit against anybody -- even God," Chambers said." [italics and bold mine]

From CNN.com:

"He [Chambers] said he's trying to make the point that anybody can sue anybody."

From an NBC affiliate, WOWT6:

'Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers has filed a lawsuit against God. He says he just wants to make the point that the constitution allows a lawsuit to be filed for any reason. ... Senator Chambers says, "This is a way to show that anyone can sue anyone including God."'

Also see the Omaha World Herald, Head-On Radio Network, Now Public, ... I could cite numerous other sources, but this comment is plenty long.

In the future, it would behoove you to make sure that you have your facts straight before accusing someone else of not having their facts straight.

Thanks for dropping by. You have a nice day now.