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53 minutes ago, jilliannatalia said:

I'm not sure if it was a repeat, but we had a case today [not terribly interesting] regarding a landlord who withheld a tenant's deposit deposit in part for having allegedly paid a company a rather outrageous sum of money to cart the tenant's trash bags out of the apartment , but who did not have documentation that carrying out trash was the actual service for which the company was paid. In the hallterview, the landlord/defendant accused the plaintiff's husband of "bullying" her. The act that, in the defendant's mind, constituted "bullying" was that the plaintiff's husband threatened to take the landlord to court of the deposit were not returned. Some people now think all they have to do is use some form of the word "bully" in an allegation to instantly have any dispute reolved in their favor.

 

I'm quite weary of the various forms of the word "bully" being overly applied, and, in my opinion, too often accepted without question. The term has become so highly inflammatory that all a person has to do is merely invoke the word 'bully" in some  form for many people to refuse to look at any other aspect of a situation.  Real or imagined "bullying" cases are all over court shows and Dr. Phil-type programs. In one JJ case a few years ago, a kid threw the first punch in a fight that ultimately resulted in his own glasses being broken, yet whose mother sued for the cost of the glasses because her kid had [allegedly]  previously been 'bullied" by the kid he punched and who ultimately got the better of him in the altercation.  JJ didn't buy into his mother's line of reasoning, but those who commented on the Youtube video of the case were all up in arms. "He was bullied!!! Of course the "bully's" parent should have to pay for the glasses. " 

 

I don't like honest-to-goodness bullying any more than does the next person, but a simple accusation doesn't make it true. Furthermore, people who inappropriately make accusations of bullying cheapen the term and make it more difficult for appropriate action to be taken in cases of legitimate bullying. I wish the interviewer had called the defendant on her inappropriate accusation of bullying. Threatening to sue a landlord over failure to return a deposit is not an fair accusation of bullying.

I have to say, I feel bullied by your post......naw, just kiddin'. I agree the rampant use of it dilutes true bullying. 

I don't even want to comment on the open relationship rent case other to say that there's not enough brain bleach to clear my mind of that disgusting situation. So, off to pour a tumbler of Chardonnay.

ETA: yeah, the defendant in the chicken massacre of 2018 helped clean up the carnage because he's such a good neighbor. Riiiight.

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I'm not sure what, exactly, was the legal basis behind it (especially since I was only half paying attention), but I loved JJ's arbitrary determination of the value of each chicken so the plaintiff got the full $5000. Did she do that just because the defendant was being obnoxious? Possibly/probably. Do I mind? Not at all.

 

The plaintiff in the security deposit case was one of the few people in recent memory to actually be allowed to explain something that didn't gel with JJ's preconceived notions. Things like only having the puppy on the tile floor and not the carpet (which I'm not 100% sure I buy, but JJ probably would have said that after that long of a time, the carpets in a rental would need replacing regardless), the fixtures for the missing cabinets, and so on. I'm not sure if she quite managed to get through to JJ that she and her friend put some trash on the curb for bulk pickup and the other neighbors went "woo-hoo! dumping party!", but it didn't matter in the long run. I'll admit to some bias here and say that the defendant/landlord just looked like she'd be a pain in the ass to deal with.

 

I also wanted to chime in with hugs, condolences, and shared laughs for anyone who needs them. I'm so far behind on the other TV shows I follow, since it's sweeps time and I don't have enough hours in my day, but I always try to catch up with JJ first because this is my favorite forum here. I don't want to miss out and fall too far behind with the posts!

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6 hours ago, PsychoKlown said:

Still looking for the person who thinks hula-hoop earrings are sexy but I subscribe to the thought that hope springs eternal.

Also, while I'm posting corny sayings  "For those in the right, life's not fair." 

 

 

Here's another corny saying for you (re: big hoop earrings). It's a favorite of my son's: The bigger the hoop, the bigger the ho.

Wait, whaaat....not corny, you say?

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7 hours ago, SandyToes said:

I have friends who gasp when they learn (not that I confess) that I watch JJ.  Not for the show, but for all of you here. Fun to read the posts, but more fun when I know what's going on in the cases being discussed.  Hugs to dear cyber-friends, one and all. 

FYI:  The Little House on the Prairie forum can be a real hoot, too. That used to be my go-to on bad days, but I haven't checked in for a while. Found it on TWoP long ago. There are LHotP High Holy Days, where things get REALLY wacko. Used to be a haiku-only-posts day in there! I got to where I had read (and written) so many that I kind of spoke in Haiku for a while. 

My favorite JJ cases are the ones where she shows a teensy bit of compassion, lets one side  hang themselves by feeding out the rope a little at a time, and where we get a little legal education (rather than legal lecturing.) She has been so screechy of late that the new shows, for me, aren't nearly as fun as the older ones.

And then the whole fly-swatter thing.  That's just always golden.  It seems the fly usually picks the most poignant moment in the sad-sack's story to appear.  Hee!

 

ETA: Re: Today's eps:  The lothario who moves his TWO girlfriends in together (so as to cut down travel time, according to JJ) - what on EARTH would possess these idiot women to appear on TV? For as much as a slimeball as he appears to be, they just come across as stoooopid!

Then the chicken case:  Doncha' know that if Judy could have awarded the plaintiff $10,000 per chicken she would have. What an awful defendant.  And an awful liar. 

I was talking to @Kazu and said the same thing I mainly watch for this forum. Some of the smartest and funniest people post on here.

I was so glad she had the number of the owner of the chicken killing dogs. Yikes the lies that rolled off that man's tongue.

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@badhaggis and @configdotsys you two are certainly not far from my thoughts. Prayers and hugs to you both. I wish I could be there for both of you and just spend some time chillin' and snarking on some of our fave shows. Judge Judy is certainly one of the best shows ever. As I have said before, she needs to host those damn TM reunion shows. I'd pay good money to see that shit go down.

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Lots of Iove to all of you that are hurting ??

 

 

I think she’d have given the max for the chickens whatever it came out bc the defendant was a moron.  I live in the land of feral chickens.

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Polyamorous Pauper looked like Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys. Same glasses, and with a beard. I'd like to know why not one, but two women were willing to hitch their wagon to... this dim rock that's not going anywhere. But who knows, maybe he was just a conduit for the ladies to hook up and ditch him later, except it didn't work out between them.

Fowl Fatalities - Of course the pitbull owners pretend it wasn't their dogs, have no insurance, and take no responsibility. Maybe there is some truth to the trope "it's the owner, not the breed" because pitbulls tend to attract shitty owners. Such as the ones whose dogs attacked 4-5 people in Nanaimo today, spirited the dogs away in their car from the mauling scene, leaving everyone behind bleeding and screaming without calling for an ambulance. I'm glad JJ gave the small time poultry farmer $5000. "Mean JJ" gave the owners their just take down. JJ especially warned the wife not to take the stand, but no, she thought she could outsmart JJ when she's on fire against injustice. She drilled her with the perfect questions and tone to get her to admit the plaintiff's witness was totally truthful. She started out defiant, but within seconds I could tell she realized that this wasn't going well for her at all. She looked terrified.

Feline Torture - Who leaves a cat alone in a tiny room for a whole week? Imagine the insecurity, stress, and mind-boggling boredom for the poor animal. Defendant was really sketchy, had no facts, but the plaintiff didn't have a legal leg to stand on.

Diaper Trash - Get it? It's a word play on diaper rash. Landlady didn't have an itemized invoice, plaintiffs looked like trouble makers. Not a good match.

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Diaper Trash landlady has a problem with tenants, neighbors, and the world in general.   I didn't care enough to pay for the online service to read all of her court files, but the list was long.

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9 hours ago, Toaster Strudel said:

Such as the ones whose dogs attacked 4-5 people in Nanaimo today, spirited the dogs away in their car from the mauling scene, leaving everyone behind bleeding and screaming without calling for an ambulance.

I think this is the attack mentioned:

https://www.cheknews.ca/pit-bull-attack-near-nanaimo-injures-two-children-and-one-woman-450395/

The artticle will probably raise your blood pressure when you read about the dog owner and her reaction.

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20 hours ago, badhaggis said:

I'm sorry to hear all you have and are going through! Life is pretty challenging at times. I tell God you know what I'm pretty sure I'm strong enough we can stop the testing now!

Yep.  I've told him that a number of times over the past almost-two years.  Things are going better, but because I'm used to it being shitty for so long, I'm having anxiety that the next bad thing is just right around the corner, and I'm unable to start relaxing and stop fixating on what may never happen, but my brain believes I need to be 100% vigilant about.  May be all be blessed with calm sooner than later.

19 hours ago, SandyToes said:

FYI:  The Little House on the Prairie forum can be a real hoot, too. That used to be my go-to on bad days, but I haven't checked in for a while. Found it on TWoP long ago. There are LHotP High Holy Days, where things get REALLY wacko. Used to be a haiku-only-posts day in there! I got to where I had read (and written) so many that I kind of spoke in Haiku for a while. 

 

The people there are fun, but I removed it from my list because most of the posts were about a podcast that I had no time to listen to.

13 hours ago, augmentedfourth said:

The plaintiff in the security deposit case was one of the few people in recent memory to actually be allowed to explain something that didn't gel with JJ's preconceived notions. Things like only having the puppy on the tile floor and not the carpet (which I'm not 100% sure I buy, but JJ probably would have said that after that long of a time, the carpets in a rental would need replacing regardless), the fixtures for the missing cabinets, and so on. I'm not sure if she quite managed to get through to JJ that she and her friend put some trash on the curb for bulk pickup and the other neighbors went "woo-hoo! dumping party!", but it didn't matter in the long run. I'll admit to some bias here and say that the defendant/landlord just looked like she'd be a pain in the ass to deal with.

I've never lived in a rental where carpet was replaced before I moved in.  When we moved in to our first apartment, I was told there were burn marks on the carpet in the living room from the prior tenant, to be careful with candles, and he wasn't putting in new carpet just for that, so if it bothered me, put a piece of furniture over it.

10 hours ago, Toaster Strudel said:

Fowl Fatalities - Of course the pitbull owners pretend it wasn't their dogs, have no insurance, and take no responsibility. Maybe there is some truth to the trope "it's the owner, not the breed" because pitbulls tend to attract shitty owners. Such as the ones whose dogs attacked 4-5 people in Nanaimo today, spirited the dogs away in their car from the mauling scene, leaving everyone behind bleeding and screaming without calling for an ambulance. I'm glad JJ gave the small time poultry farmer $5000. "Mean JJ" gave the owners their just take down. JJ especially warned the wife not to take the stand, but no, she thought she could outsmart JJ when she's on fire against injustice. She drilled her with the perfect questions and tone to get her to admit the plaintiff's witness was totally truthful. She started out defiant, but within seconds I could tell she realized that this wasn't going well for her at all. She looked terrified.

Feline Torture - Who leaves a cat alone in a tiny room for a whole week? Imagine the insecurity, stress, and mind-boggling boredom for the poor animal. Defendant was really sketchy, had no facts, but the plaintiff didn't have a legal leg to stand on.

I don't get the Pit Bull apologists.  I really don't.  I have zero issue with Pit Bulls IF they were not "rescued", did not come from fighting stock, and their owners read-up on them and correctly socialized them.  Most that were rescued came from horrible situations and the dogs can't be trusted.  If they came from a backyard or sketchy breeder, they're likely from rescues or fighting stock.  Reputable breeders can show the lineage.  And most people that just want them as a status symbol, or "for protection" have no clue how to properly socialize them.  I have a friend who has a pure-bred Pit from a reputable breeder and he did a lot of research before he got him.  He did everything correctly, and I have no issues with his dog.  Same with the barber shop my husband goes to.  They have two Pits.  Both very nice dogs and are around people all day - all kinds of people, all shapes, sizes, etc.  I have no issues with them either.  And even so, they are on the ball with the dogs.  The one wanted to play with me and she got a little rough (like all dogs can - she wanted to play tug-of-war) and she caught me with her tooth - I ended up with a minor scratch (I've gotten worse from my cat).  He was on it immediately, and got her to go sit down for a bit.  I didn't blame the dog - she was playing - but I appreciate an owner who is on top of things.  Yes, it's somewhat the crappy owners, but it's also the crappy rescues, putting dangerous dogs back in to the public, all the while blowing smoke about the "nanny dog" crap (which has been debunked frequently - google "nanny dog myth" - lots of sources), and crappy breeders who use rescue dogs or dogs who were fighters.  Pits are the new cause du jour, and people are rushing to adopt them so they can feel good about it and brag about how they've rescued this poor soul.  It's an unpopular opinion, but if a dog (any dog) is rescued from a bad situation and shown to be even slightly aggressive/easily agitated after a few days, then perhaps they should be put down, and NOT adopted out to someone else.  If they're shown to be able to be rehabilitated, then they need to be spayed/neutered BEFORE being adopted out.  The gene pool on Pits is so full of fighting dogs that it's going to be the only way to bring them back to where they should be.  I remember reading about a 2 year old killed by a rescued Pit.  His crime?  Picking up the dogs bone off the floor.  Witnesses said he was toddling over to the dog to give it to him.  The keyboard warriors lit up, saying it wasn't the dog's fault.  The dog is territorial about his food.  Not his fault  - the baby should have known better than to touch the dog's food.  A bunch of us went nuts.  A 2 year old can't possibly know that.  Then they said it was his parents fault for not teaching him.  HE WAS TWO YEARS OLD!!!!  It IS the parents fault for rescuing a Pit from unknown background, but they were probably told he'd be a fantastic nanny dog.  They were up in arms because the dog was put down (as he should have been).  Until they can find a way to come up with a punishment for the owners that will stick, just what should they do?  No one had a good response.  Because there isn't one, besides putting the dog down.  At least the dog was put down humanely, which is more than I can say for the two year old.  If people have Pits and I'm in their home, I immediately ask where they came from.  If they don't have a good answer, I severely limit my time there.

My cats are in a room with the door closed, and they are freaking out within minutes.  Hell, if I'm in a room with the door closed, they're in the hallway freaking out, putting paws under doors, meowing loudly, etc.  I open the door, they look around, and leave.  I can't imagine that cat being in a room for a week.  :'(

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And Catboy said he had an automatic feeder and automatic waterer.  So what if the feeder gets clogged and stops working.  What if there is a power outage?  What if the cat freaks out and dumps over the water tank on day one?

I’ve left a cat alone for an overnight... (maybe two - can’t quite remember) with food and water everywhere and all doors open.  A week??  I can’t even imagine.

idiot.

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I once left my cat alone for over a week. It wasn't my plan - the catsitter locked the key inside the house on about day 3 of my 10 day trip.  I couldn't be reached, and she exhausted the search for a hidden spare key. There wasn't one.

Kitty had an electric water dispenser, that was out of water and about to burn out the motor when I returned.   He managed to knock over the big bag of food to gain access, plus he had 15 pounds of fat stores.  But he was pissed when I got home.   So was the litterbox. 

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In the security deposit case, I think that that plaintiff came across as either directly responsible or fully cognizant of how the place got trashed (and may very probably have been complicit). She had an I-don't-care attitude that spoke volume. However, the poor defendant had two strikes against her. First she did not have a detailed bill; one thing I always insist upon when a contractor must perform multiple taks, at home or for our company, is to have the bill or contract itemized. That way if only one element goes awry, you know precisely the amount which is in dispute. But the biggest blow to her case was that JJ took a instant dislike to her position and kept berating and interrupting her; obviously, the esteemed judge once again missed her scheduled morning bowel movement.

The plaintiff joined a long list of people who use the word "slumlord" in the hallterview without having any realistic notion of what a slum looks like or how a slumlord truly operates.

Speaking of terminological abuse, "bullying" is indeed a term that is regularly used with no relation to its real meaning. Same with "harassment". Many of the people who use these have obviously never dealt with real cases of bullying or harrassment in the workplace or everyday life, or else they are such very delicate flowers that they believe being reminded you owe money constitutes harassment or an assault on their person.

The owner fo the chicken strangling pittbull  was one of those dog people who considers that any admission of wrongdoing by their animal is a stain on their own honor and integrity. His accusation of collusion between the plaintiff and his witness was funny considering his own witness was his wife; but I think he was completely incapable of grasping the irony.

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On 5/14/2018 at 3:30 PM, SandyToes said:

Then the chicken case:  Doncha' know that if Judy could have awarded the plaintiff $10,000 per chicken she would have. What an awful defendant.  And an awful liar. 

 

Wasn't paying that close attention.... was the typed statement JJ displayed a couple times the actual Animal Control Officer's report or just P's statement  (which would make what she was holding self serving and hearsay). Doesn't matter all that much, except to reinforce the notion that D's lies weren't making much sense. 

Also, thought JJ was pretty insulting when she was saying P witness wasn't capable of making up his story - hey, could have just said she totally believed the guy without intimidating he wasn't bright enough to make it up.

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1 hour ago, SRTouch said:

Also, thought JJ was pretty insulting when she was saying P witness wasn't capable of making up his story - hey, could have just said she totally believed the guy without intimidating he wasn't bright enough to make it up.

I didn't take it to mean he was dumb. His demeanor was straight forward and guileless, the details all made sense (and later confirmed by the defendant). I agree that he didn't seem able to fake it or make it up. He was screaming "honest guy" to me.

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Mace and Maple Syrup - What a ride! New York's hottest club has everything.

  • Captain Uncle Fester Save-a-Ho-With-Child
  • Disrobing mid-case to show off bare shoulders
  • Slack-jawed waif who had the expression of someone watching a snuff movie scene in the middle of Finding Nemo
  • Tears and tissues
  • A mile-high file at CPS
  • A child born addicted to oxys and whatever else
  • Uncross your arms  x3
  • A disputed pitbull named Molly that a whole village depends on for emotional stability
  • "YOU ARE ALL NUTS"
  • Flying water bowls, maple syrup floor lubrication and a mist of mace
  • Judge Judy angrily adjudicating in favor of the plaintiff like it's a punishment (and it is!)

FIVE DOSES OF METHADONE! I hope they come back with a follow up lawsuit when he sues her for smashing his house windows and that Judge Judy remembers the defendant's smug, self-satisfied expression when she fleetingly thought she was going to win the dog just because she's bonkers and a danger to society.

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It was pretty heartbreaking to watch Ms Rebhahn deteriorate visibly on-screen.  She needs intervention STAT in re: her mental illness and/or her drug addiction.  Very sad.

2 minutes ago, Toaster Strudel said:

FIVE DOSES OF METHADONE! I hope they come back with a follow up lawsuit when he sues her for smashing his house windows and that Judge Judy remembers the defendant's smug, self-satisfied expression when she fleetingly thought she was going to win the dog just because she's bonkers and a danger to society.

I don't remember this part!  Did she take five doses all at once?

You are such a master at recaps, I thank you and am happy you are back!

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I'll Take The Birkenstocks - Hard pass on the obsolete camera from the uncle. The new Samsung Galaxy takes better pictures than my clunky Canon D-SLR with the different lenses. The mention of jewelry and cuff links being an appropriate high value gift to counter that of a used camera was a classic Judge-Judy-ism. Cuff links are so seventy years ago. It did not escape my notice that the plaintiff (objection!) didn't want to bother dragging that crappy camera on her trip to Southeast Asia. If she's going to Hawaii and SEA in a short period of time, her family is probably well off and can easily absorb the loss of their least-favorite camera. It was a gift. A pair of sandals for $100 isn't bad. 2.5 GAVELS.

Benjamin Is A Dummy - Even JJ got caught judging that book by its cover. Benjamin was good looking, soft-spoken, cleanly dressed, but turned out to be just another vacuous man-Barbie with sloth-like habits. The funniest part was the hallterview, with his mom earnestly defending that she didn't owe the chemistry tutor a dime since he flunked. Sure, mom, the audience is really going to be on your side with this theory. Like mother, like son. 2.5 GAVELS.

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10 minutes ago, Toaster Strudel said:

I'll Take The Birkenstocks - Hard pass on the obsolete camera from the uncle. The new Samsung Galaxy takes better pictures than my clunky Canon D-SLR with the different lenses. The mention of jewelry and cuff links being an appropriate high value gift to counter that of a used camera was a classic Judge-Judy-ism. Cuff links are so seventy years ago. It did not escape my notice that the plaintiff (objection!) didn't want to bother dragging that crappy camera on her trip to Southeast Asia. If she's going to Hawaii and SEA in a short period of time, her family is probably well off and can easily absorb the loss of their least-favorite camera. It was a gift. A pair of sandals for $100 isn't bad. 2.5 GAVELS.

Benjamin Is A Dummy - Even JJ got caught judging that book by its cover. Benjamin was good looking, soft-spoken, cleanly dressed, but turned out to be just another vacuous man-Barbie with sloth-like habits. The funniest part was the hallterview, with his mom earnestly defending that she didn't owe the chemistry tutor a dime since he flunked. Sure, mom, the audience is really going to be on your side with this theory. Like mother, like son. 2.5 GAVELS.

And the return of the gavels thank you thank you!!

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3 hours ago, Toaster Strudel said:

she's bonkers and a danger to society

As JJ said, she displayed a complete inability to care for her kids (the courts awarded her custody, really!?!) and, I would add, for a dog or simply herself.

2 hours ago, Toaster Strudel said:

his mom earnestly defending that she didn't owe the chemistry tutor a dime since he flunked.

She was so ridiculous in assigning no fault to her precious son for failing his own exams. There is only so much a tutor can do if the kid does not put in the effort. He himself admitted to not doing so. The tutor had a duty of performance, which she fully discharged, but not a duty of results, which fell solely on the son.

The kid said he is good in "engineering", which I found strange for someone having trouble with chemistry and, as was implied, algebra. Although I can only wonder what level of engineering is covered at a high school level; perhaps he was referring to workshop or car mechanics.

JJ's little speech about failing chemistry and algebra flirted closely with the frequent dismissive discourse from liberal arts people that science is silly useless stuff in the context of real life. She was right that some people are not wired for some subjects, but her pooh-poohing of fields foreign to her own seemed rather simplistic.
 

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I fervently hope that JJ sent a tape of Methodone Mama to CPS in Spokane. That chick has no freaking business raising a 4 yr old. 

And 20 gavels and 7 Hallelujahs that @Toaster Strudel's reviews are back! Adjourned!

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Camera Boy looks like Lyle Lovett might have had he not discovered controlled substances.

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1 hour ago, Toaster Strudel said:

Mace and Maple Syrup - What a ride! New York's hottest club has everything.

  • Captain Uncle Fester Save-a-Ho-With-Child
  • Disrobing mid-case to show off bare shoulders
  • Slack-jawed waif who had the expression of someone watching a snuff movie scene in the middle of Finding Nemo
  • Tears and tissues
  • A mile-high file at CPS
  • Uncross your arms  x3
  • A disputed pitbull named Molly that a whole village depends on for emotional stability
  • "YOU ARE ALL NUTS"
  • Flying water bowls, maple syrup floor lubrication and a mist of mace
  • Judge Judy angrily adjudicating in favor of the plaintiff like it's a punishment (and it is!)

FIVE DOSES OF METHADONE! I hope they come back with a follow up lawsuit when he sues her for smashing his house windows and that Judge Judy remembers the defendant's smug, self-satisfied expression when she fleetingly thought she was going to win the dog just because she's bonkers and a danger to society.

I love me some @Toaster Strudel recaps!  And you hit this one on the nail x 1000.  Ya' know, in these types of "CPS/custody" cases, we always hope the other parent is watching and takes a tape in to secure custody. But in this case, if the courts have already given this wacko back her kids (is that right? so confusing?!), what the heck kind of loser sperm donor makes her the better parent?  Gad!  Poor, poor children.

 

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Captain Uncle Fester Save-a-Ho-With-Child

And a repeat "offender" at that!   That was all kinds of bonkers in a case FULL of it.

 

1 hour ago, Toaster Strudel said:

I couldn't give that one mere gavels, I rated it in doses of methadone.

And I'm not sure 5 doses is enough.

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1 hour ago, Florinaldo said:

She was so ridiculous in assigning no fault to her precious son for failing his own exams.

She was even more ridiculous comparing this case to having someone cut your lawn and you expect results. The person who cuts the lawn doesn't need to depend on another person's behavior for success, you smother-mother-goddam-idiot. It's more like the plaintiff said, in that if a gym trainer gives you a routine you don't follow and get no results you can't blame the trainer. It's not plaintiff's fault that Benjamin is a lazy, spoiled brat who could have been tutored by Albert Einstein and would still flunk because he's a product of the times - a lazy, overly-indulged baby. He studies "when he can". I guess he means when he's not fully occupied with the Fortune 500 company he runs. Or maybe when he's not engaged in FB nonsense or video games. Yeah, mom - keep indulging babyboy and instilling it in him that his failures are someone else's fault. Whatever.

Camera nitwits were annoying and totally boring. That girl was like a harridan-in-training. BUT, unlike her Pappy who was dragged in here probably not knowing what the hell it was all about, she could speak proper English. Hooray for someone learning something at school (even though I found her unbearable)!

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1 hour ago, AngelaHunter said:

he's a product of the times - a lazy, overly-indulged baby. He studies "when he can". I guess he means when he's not fully occupied with the Fortune 500 company he runs

Unless I misheard it, when he was asked how he does in his studies, he said he did pretty well, and a minute or so later said that he gets Cees. Agree with poster above, if he can't handle algebra and chemistry, how in the hell can he be doing well in engineering? Admittedly there are a lot of areas in engineering where chemistry is not needed, but I don't know any area of engineering that doesn't need algebra, except maybe software.

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Thanks to my years of watching, somehow I knew -- just KNEW -- that as soon as I heard JJ ask Ms. I'm Addicted to Everything about dog breeds, there was going to be a pitbull involved. I must have a crystal ball.

 

Camera daughter was an insufferably smug little twat. I'd like to think that when she watches her episode, she will realize this, but it's far more likely that she'll just fall in love with herself even more.

 

The thought did cross my mind that perhaps that kid was intentionally bombing chemistry in the hopes of getting more sessions with the pretty young tutor, but after he opened his mouth and spoke a bit, I don't think that was the case. Also, the mother was wrong in her hallterview comparison with the poorly-mowed lawn - hasn't she ever watched JJ before?!? If you hire someone to do something for you and they do a shit job, you pay them what the contract says you owe and never use them again. Or, SHE ATE THE STEAK!!!

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1 hour ago, Intocats said:

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I certainly know where to come when I need a little pick-me-up laughter.

 

configdotsys - Just saw your post. That stinks and is beyond unfair. I don't know what else to say, except to wish you the very best, FWIW.

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1 hour ago, augmentedfourth said:

 

The thought did cross my mind that perhaps that kid was intentionally bombing chemistry in the hopes of getting more sessions with the pretty young tutor, but after he opened his mouth and spoke a bit, I don't think that was the case. Also, the mother was wrong in her hallterview comparison with the poorly-mowed lawn - hasn't she ever watched JJ before?!? If you hire someone to do something for you and they do a shit job, you pay them what the contract says you owe and never use them again. Or, SHE ATE THE STEAK!!!

Clearly Benjamin inherited his mother’s intellect.

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6 hours ago, Toaster Strudel said:

Mace and Maple Syrup - What a ride! New York's hottest club has everything.

  • Captain Uncle Fester Save-a-Ho-With-Child
  • Disrobing mid-case to show off bare shoulders
  • Slack-jawed waif who had the expression of someone watching a snuff movie scene in the middle of Finding Nemo
  • Tears and tissues
  • A mile-high file at CPS
  • A child born addicted to oxys and whatever else
  • Uncross your arms  x3
  • A disputed pitbull named Molly that a whole village depends on for emotional stability
  • "YOU ARE ALL NUTS"
  • Flying water bowls, maple syrup floor lubrication and a mist of mace
  • Judge Judy angrily adjudicating in favor of the plaintiff like it's a punishment (and it is!)

FIVE DOSES OF METHADONE! I hope they come back with a follow up lawsuit when he sues her for smashing his house windows and that Judge Judy remembers the defendant's smug, self-satisfied expression when she fleetingly thought she was going to win the dog just because she's bonkers and a danger to society.

That may be the single funniest thing I have ever read!!

Kudos to you. 

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While I fully agree with JJ’s assessment of “YOU’RE ALL NUTS!” and also with the five gavel review (teehee), I can’t help but wonder about JJ’s judgment.

Firstly, as amusing as it always is to wallow in the idiocy of the litigants, I have to agree with the defendant that all the business about her daughter had zero to do with the case.  I’ve thought before that JJ delved into issues that were vaguely related at best, but I’m nosy myself, so I never cared.  This felt more like inciting the train-wreck rather than merely watching it.

Secondly, while I ABSOLUTELY do not think the woman should have a PITBULL who has already attacked a small dog around TWO LITTLE KIDS, the decision certainly flew in the face of other similar cases.  I have seen JJ award pets to people on the basis of how long they’ve had the animal numerous times.  This lady raised the dog from a puppy and it’s 14yrs old.  Mr. Nutcase Adopt-a-waif had the dog for maybe 5mo exclusively - and even in that time the lady’s son might very well have been living there as well!

The whole case was as sad and disturbing as it was funny.  All I can think of now is the messed-up kids.

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You could see right away the woman had problems.  She shouldn't be in charge of a goldfish let alone two young children and now a pitbull.

@Toaster Strudel should be writing for sitcoms.  You are talented.

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Cuff links are so seventy years ago.

Not in my house!!! I have 42 pairs.  Including a pair given to my grandmother's Uncle Ed by Charles Lindbergh. Uncle Ed was a NYC cop and he moonlighted as a bodyguard for Lindbergh. He was also a driver for Mayor Fiorello La Guardia.  And he embezzled a half-million dollars out of the NYC PBA.  Oh, those were the days!

I love the return of the gavels, but what's the maximum?  Five?

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@BADHAGGIS and @CONFIGDOTSYS - prayers and warm fuzzy thoughts for both of y'all. Life has a way of kicking butts in the worst way. This board has some of the coolest, funnest, most clever people I've ever run into (internetly speaking).

I'm watching the case with the Oakland/ San Francisco guys and the plaintiff is creeping me out seriously. And the GF looks like she's been tied up in his closet way too long. 

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11 minutes ago, ItsHelloPattiagain said:

I'm watching the case with the Oakland/ San Francisco guys and the plaintiff is creeping me out seriously. And the GF looks like she's been tied up in his closet way too long. 

The plaintiff is SO creepy, cracking his knuckles compulsively and flailing hands.  He may have some mental problems.

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1 minute ago, Brattinella said:

The plaintiff is SO creepy, cracking his knuckles compulsively and flailing hands.  He may have some mental problems.

I keep getting phone calls so I have had to pause the episode several times and every time the dude looked like a serial killer that's about to carve me into a thousand little pieces.  Then there's that comatose girlfriend. . . . that finally woke up in the hallterview and turned into some shell of a Valley Girl. 

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Finally got around to watching my recording of the multiple GF/chicken slaughter case.

Watching JJ try to understand a polyamorous relationship (tho seriously, with HIM?!) was amusing.

With the chicken vs pit bull (SHOCKER!) case, I found myself really wishing that the defendants actually had to pay the money themselves.  What an odious human being.

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1 hour ago, Brattinella said:

The plaintiff is SO creepy, cracking his knuckles compulsively and flailing hands.  He may have some mental problems.

Those flailing, skinny velociraptor/plucked chicken arms freaked me out too. His wine-throwing"duhhhhh" girlfriend (maybe she's mentally delayed if she really wants him) sits there, sucking her fingers like a dope.  I'm sure her parents were thrilled to have that useless dipstick living in their home, but they allowed it. Def, Briscoe, a smug-looking nitwit brat... omg. I just couldn't listen to either of them and had to stop. I don't personally know any young guys anymore. I just hope that the fact that virtually ALL the young guys we see on this show are stupid, silly, pansy-assed, sissified, video-gaming, FBing, useless babies who shouldn't be crossing streets alone is not indicative of the general population of young males. 

"Byrd, do me a  favour. Go over there and smack the stupid out these arseholes, please. We'll wait." I don't think she'd have to ask him twice.

6 hours ago, Sarcastico said:

I have 42 pairs.  Including a pair given to my grandmother's Uncle Ed by Charles Lindbergh. Uncle Ed was a NYC cop and he moonlighted as a bodyguard for Lindbergh. He was also a driver for Mayor Fiorello La Guardia.  And he embezzled a half-million dollars out of the NYC PBA.

That is too awesome! I bet he wasn't living with and sponging off Mommy and Daddy or grandparents.

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On 5/14/2018 at 7:02 PM, califred said:

 

 

 

I think she’d have given the max for the chickens whatever it came out bc the defendant was a moron.  I live in the land of feral chickens.

I was so glad she gave out the $5k.  Speaking of feral chickens, I hope to adopt a few genuine Oahu hens soon, since I will have the space for them.  :-)

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Those two ex-roommate nitwits were quite a study in contrasts; plaintiff was so tense and wound up he did come across as a sociophath in the making, while defendant kept grinning stupidly and giggling at every sentence uttered by JJ. None of them seemed quite connected with what was going on or to understand what JJ was telling or asking them. The girlfriend was even worse, with her empty-headed vacant stare; she was identified as a "barista", but if I were a coffee-drinking person (I never touch the stuff), I would never trust her with my order. I am sure I saw her sucking her thumb at one point!

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13 hours ago, ButYourHonor said:

While I fully agree with JJ’s assessment of “YOU’RE ALL NUTS!” and also with the five gavel review (teehee), I can’t help but wonder about JJ’s judgment.

Firstly, as amusing as it always is to wallow in the idiocy of the litigants, I have to agree with the defendant that all the business about her daughter had zero to do with the case.  I’ve thought before that JJ delved into issues that were vaguely related at best, but I’m nosy myself, so I never cared.  This felt more like inciting the train-wreck rather than merely watching it.

Secondly, while I ABSOLUTELY do not think the woman should have a PITBULL who has already attacked a small dog around TWO LITTLE KIDS, the decision certainly flew in the face of other similar cases.  I have seen JJ award pets to people on the basis of how long they’ve had the animal numerous times.  This lady raised the dog from a puppy and it’s 14yrs old.  Mr. Nutcase Adopt-a-waif had the dog for maybe 5mo exclusively - and even in that time the lady’s son might very well have been living there as well!

The whole case was as sad and disturbing as it was funny.  All I can think of now is the messed-up kids.

Yes, she said he was 14 and 'practically dead', which just was so weird, but everything she said and the way she said it was weird.  Maybe JJ thought she was helping the dog by giving her to someone else? 

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Schmoozing The Landlord - First case was boring, some dispute about a security deposit that involved the defendant "schmoozing with the landlord" to get an unfair eviction notice on her room mate, who was fancily clad in custom-tailored garbage bags. "You continued to sleep with him" accused Judge Judy. "I had no choice!" protested the defendant #MeToo, I guess. My favorite part was the hallterview. Said the plaintiff: "I wish her the best but I wish I truck would hit her." TWO HONKING GAVELS.

Whack! Whack! Whack! - What I would give to enjoy 5 minutes of all that background entertainment that was going on in the tweeker plaintiff's head. It changed every 3 seconds. Cracking knuckles before a bar fight, dropping beats in rap videos, enacting Adam Levine stage signature moves, playing dank bass, watching mind blowing fireworks happening right there on the podium surface, giving JJ the coy eyes, beaming with pride announcing that his psycho girlfriend (you know how girls get sometimes?) is going back to school, humble-bragging about his janky hoopty (a 2004 BMW)... what an ever-changing mental landscape! All wrapped up in polka dots, too.  One shout out of "where's my mattress!" and JJ had her fill and ruled in favor of the man-bunned defendant so that he can repaint a white wall for a generous $500. The plaintiff will have to return to his mooching lifestyle and his big craigslist promotion and street poster business, assisted by his wine-tossing girlfriend. FOUR GAVELS.

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2 hours ago, stewedsquash said:

I have been wracking my brain for a week or so trying to remember your screen name, and here you are! I wanted to ask if you are in the volcano path??

I live on Oahu so we are fine!  The air might get a little Vog filled the next couple of days but otherwise no affects here.  Thx for asking ?

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How & why do so many plaintiffs keep  agreeing to put someone else’s cable or electric bill, credit card etc in their name as long as they “promise” to keep up with payments? (Which never happens) 

I mean come on people! it’s common sense, they can’t have any thing in their name BECAUSE THEY DON’T PAY THEIR GOD DAMN BILLS!!!!! 

Why would you expect them to be any different & follow thru on actually paying you back. 

They don’t give a shit about their own credit score & I guarantee 100% they care even less about yours 

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Same with co-signing. If the bank, who has easy access to lawyers and collections agencies, thinks you're too high a lending risk for them... hard pass!

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4 hours ago, Hellohappylife said:

I mean come on people! it’s common sense, they can’t have any thing in their name BECAUSE THEY DON’T PAY THEIR GOD DAMN BILLS!!!!! 

Why would you expect them to be any different & follow thru on actually paying you back. 

Exactly! We "evicted" a guy who owed a ton of back rent when he actually left his stuff in the house and moved far away with no return date. We put his stuff in storage, holding it until we got paid. Of course, most of it belonged to Aaron rentals, blah blah fishcakes, long story.  He sues US to get all his crap back, gets laughed at in court, and his lawyer offers to let him make payments on what he owes us.  I let loose on that one!  He didn't pay us rent when he and his whole fam damily LIVED in the house - he's going to make payments on back rent?! Hell to the no!  We agreed to a partial payment (to cover our attorney's fees) AS LONG AS the check came from HIS lawyer's account.  Would love to know if the lawyers were ever paid.  Heh.  They seemed a little taken aback at the suggestion. Go figure.  And no, we never collected the entirety of what we were owed. Good luck to all of you poor folks in Alabama for having to put up with this moron (who has a roofing business).  We moved on and got better renters. Yes, there are challenges and headaches in being landlords, but it's allowed us both to mostly retire and have "play jobs" much earlier than most.  We've been very lucky to have nice properties, and nice tenants for the most part. <<< KNOCK ON WOOD!!!>>>

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5 hours ago, Hellohappylife said:

How & why do so many plaintiffs keep  agreeing to put someone else’s cable or electric bill, credit card etc in their name as long as they “promise” to keep up with payments?

Because they have a big heart! They see some poor, downtrodden person who doesn't pay their bills or work much, but they desperately need not food or shelter, but the latest cellphone and they deserve it! They may have stiffed everyone else they've dealt with but plaintiffs are sure they won't do that to them.

Look at the repeat yesterday with the bar owner plaintiff who sent 4,000$ to some over-stuffed con artist she hooked up with on a Christian dating site (perfect hunting grounds for a scammer) and with whom she was smitten for some bizarre reason. She didn't even know him and the money wasn't even for him, he says, but for his useless asshole 35-year old son to "get on his feet." Women - what the hell is wrong with all of you? I guess appearing here and revealing her sad desperation to the world is enough punishment that I hope she learned something and won't try buying any more lowlife scammers she hooks up with.

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13 hours ago, Florinaldo said:

Those two ex-roommate nitwits were quite a study in contrasts; plaintiff was so tense and wound up he did come across as a sociophath in the making, while defendant kept grinning stupidly and giggling at every sentence uttered by JJ. None of them seemed quite connected with what was going on or to understand what JJ was telling or asking them. The girlfriend was even worse, with her empty-headed vacant stare; she was identified as a "barista", but if I were a coffee-drinking person (I never touch the stuff), I would never trust her with my order. I am sure I saw her sucking her thumb at one point!

I wanted to punch the plaintiff, and make a video of him to show to younger people who can't understand why older people are annoyed with him, and say "This is the type of person who is representing your generation!".  Someone has to be bankrolling him.  He's not earning enough to be living in the SanFran area by hanging posters, asking people on the street if they need his help promoting stuff, and putting posts on Craigslist.  And his GF doesn't work (except to maybe go to school, know enough to be a barista - yet she isn't working as one, and helps him in his "buisines").  With his comment about his BMW, it hit me that he reminds me so much of Jeremy Roloff from Little People, Big World, and my hatred for him grew.

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