Fark.com is one of my favorite news sources. It is eclectic, scathing and has its own culture.
Drew who founded it also got sued famously for a patent violation and beat the trolls, and did a TED talk about it.
Now he’s running for governor, and here’s a sample of how he’d govern:
A bill just cleared the Kentucky Senate that would allow students to sue schools when they witness something happen—not direct involvement, just when they see something. A $2,500 penalty would be assessed per student, per infraction. Plus of course damages for emotional distress and attorneys’ fees.
If this becomes law, trial lawyers will have a field day. The $2,500 fine notwithstanding, there is potentially a lot more money in play depending on what a jury thinks “emotional distress” is. And thanks to the attorneys’ fees clause, trial lawyers could file thousands of lawsuits because it’s a risk free proposition for them. It could bankrupt our entire school system in short order.
More in his post How Bad Laws Get Made.
I seriously recommend if you’re in Kentucky, you vote for this guy.