The Sergeant at Arms having called the Committee to order, the first speaker was Chairperson Feinstein. Senator Feinstein: We continue our hearing on Senate Bill 13-367, the Firearms Safety Act, with today's witness Mr. Wayne Lapierre of the National Rifle Association. Mr. Lapierre, I understand you're here today on behalf of your organization, to testify […]
You remember good old Jack Thompson, don't you? Jack Thompson, the demented, disbarred former anti-video-game crusading attorney who did things like use rebuses to communicate with appellate courts and sue Facebook because people were being mean to him there? All of the dank, murky depths of hard-earned obscurity could not hold Jack Thompson forever. A […]
Via Game Politics comes news of a bill introduced in the Rhode Island Senate, and strongly backed by such "it's all for the children" censors as the Parents Television Council, which would make it a crime to sell a violent videogame (in this case one rated "M" (mature) or "AO" (adults only) by the Entertainment […]
Some posts need a clever title to carry them. Some require a thoughtful lede. But some posts simply point the reader in the direction of sheer awesomeness, and all I need to do is step out of the way. This is such a post. Jack Thompson — the anti-gaming crusader and justifiably disbarred lawyer, who […]
Some people save lives. Some people succor the weak. Some people defend the downtrodden. All of these people bring goodness and light into the world. And then there's the people who bring happiness into the world by being entertaining, by which I mean "a big sack of crazy." Here I'm thinking of our old pal […]
Do you trust this man to look out for your kids? The Deseret News trusts him with its editorial page: Jack Thompson, a former practicing attorney who lives in Miami, Fla., is the author of "Out of Harm's Way," which recounts his efforts against the entertainment industry. That should read: Jack Thompson, a disbarred attorney […]
As long as I'm cheerfully pimping Patrick's posts, I would be remiss not to call your attention to this excellent piece about how the circle of life works in the Lone Star State — drunk driver causes fatal crash, she ups and sues the driver she rear ended, the lawyer who represents her gets cases […]
. . . who said "There are no second acts in American lives." Yet on the internet offers all sorts of second acts in what passes, if one squints from a distance, for a life.
Jack Thompson, notorious anti-gaming firebrand lawyer and virulent nutcase, has been disbarred. Some of the text of the order is here.
Jack Thompson: American Hero of Freedom. Wait, what? You heard that right. Jack Thompson, crusading (constantly) lawyer (for the moment), whose batshit insane antics we've frequently discussed here, is going to be honored as an America pro-freedom hero. The award is to be bestowed by something called America's Freedom Festival in Utah. The purpose of […]