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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:13 PM
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Videogame foe may be disbarred...
What a putz.

One of the more rabid Clinton-haters back in the 1990s was Jack Thompson. Featured at Newsmax -- where he served as its "Man in Miami" during the Elian Gonzalez saga -- Thompson was particularly enamored of Janet Reno, once running against her for a Florida prosecutor position; during a debate, he handed her a form stating "I, Janet Reno, am a 1) Homosexual; 2) Bisexual; 3) Heterosexual" and demanded that she check one or "you will be deemed to have checked one of the first two boxes." Thompson also tried to blackmail the lawyer for Elian's Miami relatives, claiming he would "appear ... on a national television program" to discuss the lawyer's dalliances with a stripper if the lawyer did not arrange a meeting with Elian's relatives for him.

At the end of the Clinton administration, with no Janet Reno to kick around anymore, Thompson remade himself as a crusader against video games, filing lawsuits against game manufacturers on behalf of families claiming the games directly resulted in the deaths of players, even pursuing action against the U.S. military because the America's Army game it gives away as a recruitment tool is purportedly a dangerous shooter-type game that will breed violent youths.

But it looks like Thompson's sue-happy ways have caught up with him. G4 reports that Thompson is facing a ethics trial this week by the Florida bar, spurred by complaints regarding Thompsons professional conduct in court cases against the video game industry.

http://conwebwatch.tripod.com/blog/index.blog?entry_id=...
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 05:13 AM
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1. Considering that the whacko actually tried to sue the bar in at least one state that I know of....
His reason for suing? He claimed the bar was trying to push their pro-gay, humanist, liberal agenda on him. His words, not mine.
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 02:01 PM
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4. Suing the bar?
Which bar? The one that kept giving him a shot and beer? ;-)
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:57 PM
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5. Somehow I think whatever he's on is a bit stronger than alcohol... :P
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 05:17 AM
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2. What a freaktard
I guess it's one way to make a living.

Did you know that the average lawyer in the US makes only $30K a year??

The guy was trying to carve out a niche. What a loser.
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 05:50 AM
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3. This is the same asshat that went after Howard Stern nt
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