Friday, January 18, 2008

Oh, Justice!

Ain't justice grand? One of our fine State Supreme Court Justices and his wife were arrested for arson yesterday after a grand jury issued an arrest warrant for the two of them. Apparently, Justice Medina and his wife aren't so hot with the whole finance thing. Apparently the Medinas were not able to afford their million dollar home on his $150,000 annual salary. The bank foreclosed on their loan in 2006 when they missed five mortgage payments. Luckily, they were able to settle that suit. But in the mean time, it seems that they also stopped paying their home owners association dues (they owe $1900) and didn't pay their insurance premiums. Because they haven't been paying for insurance, they can't recover any money from the fire. I guess they still haven't figured out that they are living beyond their means.

Did I mention that it was arson? And that two other houses caught on fire? Or that this is the second time they had a fire start in their garage? What the hell are they doing in that garage that caused not one, but two fires? Did they not learn anything the first time around? I would like to think that I would take away a lesson from using fire accelerants in the garage the first time I caught mine on fire. One would also think that it would be a bad idea to be playing with fire when you don't have any fire insurance. But that's just me.

Of course, today the Harris County District Attorney dismissed the charges for "lack of evidence." Hello! Grand jury indictment! They seemed to think there was some evidence. But I expect nothing less from an office run by an idiot that uses his work email to send sexy emails to his mistress/secretary. The taxpayers of Harris County pay District Attorney Rosenthal $166,000 a year to send thousands of non-work related emails about kissing his secretary, his now defunct re-election campaign, and about the new green Nike shoes. I wish I got paid that much to fuck off at work! Oh wait, I don't fuck off at work. Maybe that's why the government isn't paying me the big bucks...

Had they charges stood against Justice Medina, the State Commission on Judicial Conduct could have suspended him without pay. I guess Justice Medina can continue on with his "work" and in his no bill paying ways.


4 comments:

Huckdoll said...

Awe, Pineapple. You're just brilliant, through and through. I love when you write girl.

pineapple said...

Thanks!

Jill said...

Well, it has been all over the news here. Spring is just down the road. My stepdaughter leaves in the area. Well, I guess they dismissed the charges cause they have too much mess with Rosenthal to deal with. He won't go quietly...

pineapple said...

the whole thing is sleazy. hopefully, people will get tired of the republicans with their "business as usual" attitude of letting the criminals go because of their party affiliation. that grand jury extended their term because they believed there was sufficient evidence and DA McScumbag totally ignored it.