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Friday, February 04, 2005

Only in America

Thanks for the fear tactics used by the Bush administration and the overly sensational way that TV news focuses on crime, an elderly woman in Colorado nearly had a heart attack when two sweet teen-age girls left a surprise package of cookies on her doorstep one evening.

Nevertheless, what the hell was this judge thinking when he awarded the woman almost $900? Sure, she went to the emergency room, but considering that the girls had done nothing to scare the woman and that instead had offered a generous gift of cookies adorned with paper hearts, how could they be liable for that? I can't believe the woman sued or that the court took it seriously.

Like I said, only in America.

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