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(Canoe)   Apparently, New Jersey says you can't be a judge and a stand-up comic at the same time   (cnews.canoe.ca) divider line 35
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2013-09-20 12:20:49 PM
"So anyway this yahoo approaches the bench, and says, get this, he says 'In subsection 2A, the first paragraph clearly states "any breach of any term of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of subsequent breaches. Failure to require compliance or to exercise any right shall not be constituted as a waiver by OWNER of said term, condition,and/or right, and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any provision of this Agreement!"' And you can tell opposing council's just loving it. Thanks, you've been great. Goodnight!"
 
2013-09-20 12:33:21 PM
If the description of his act was accurate, he is putting his biases and political positions out in public. That is not something a judge can do. Sometimes two jobs are incompatible.
 
2013-09-20 01:14:40 PM
I've been trying to figure out how Fred Thompson has been able to be both an actor and a senator, but this guy can't be a judge and a comedian.
 
2013-09-20 01:16:41 PM

ArkAngel: If the description of his act was accurate, he is putting his biases and political positions out in public. That is not something a judge can do. Sometimes two jobs are incompatible.


Unfortunately, this.
 
2013-09-20 01:17:04 PM
"...and give that lady's lawyer some briefs, and the lady says but 'I can defend myself your honor,' and the lawyer says 'But I'll defend her honor, your honor,' and the judge says 'well on or off her, make up your mind' and the comedian says 'definitely on her, that's the best offer I've had all day'..."
 
2013-09-20 01:19:31 PM
Tough Break. I guess we shall never see the like of Judge Harry Stone again.

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R.I.P. Night Court

 
2013-09-20 01:20:07 PM
Yes, I know. It was set in New York City, not New Jersey. Quibbler.
 
2013-09-20 01:20:11 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: "So anyway this yahoo approaches the bench, and says, get this, he says 'In subsection 2A, the first paragraph clearly states "any breach of any term of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of subsequent breaches. Failure to require compliance or to exercise any right shall not be constituted as a waiver by OWNER of said term, condition,and/or right, and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any provision of this Agreement!"' And you can tell opposing council's just loving it. Thanks, you've been great. Goodnight!"


You're winner
 
2013-09-20 01:21:10 PM
I live in NJ and my Attorney is also a Municipal Judge

Why don't they go after state senators who are also school superintendents and dog catchers? How can they do three jobs? But they can collect three paychecks and three pensions.........
 
2013-09-20 01:21:13 PM
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2013-09-20 01:23:32 PM
Better stop judges from doing anything outside of the courtroom then.
 
2013-09-20 01:27:34 PM
He depends on his comedy gig for health benefits. That took a moment to sink in.

I presumed those guys were all independent entertainers who paid for insurance if they could afford it.
 
2013-09-20 01:30:39 PM

Pangea: He depends on his comedy gig for health benefits. That took a moment to sink in.

I presumed those guys were all independent entertainers who paid for insurance if they could afford it.


You got that backwards.  He earns $13k a year and benefits from his job as a judge.  But his full time gig is acting and stand up comedy.

I'm kinda glad he chose to stick with entertainment.  It was a bit of a snub to those that made him choose.  "Fine.  I'll be an actor.  Fark you."
 
2013-09-20 01:32:43 PM
Use a paper bag like the unknown comic.
 
2013-09-20 01:32:45 PM

durbnpoisn: You got that backwards.  He earns $13k a year and benefits from his job as a judge.


FTA: His lawyer, E. Drew Britcher, said Sicari, who earned $13,000 a year as a judge, relies on his comedy for a full-time income and health benefits.
 
2013-09-20 01:34:26 PM

durbnpoisn: Pangea: He depends on his comedy gig for health benefits. That took a moment to sink in.

I presumed those guys were all independent entertainers who paid for insurance if they could afford it.

You got that backwards.  He earns $13k a year and benefits from his job as a judge.  But his full time gig is acting and stand up comedy.

I'm kinda glad he chose to stick with entertainment.  It was a bit of a snub to those that made him choose.  "Fine.  I'll be an actor.  Fark you."


FTFA:  His lawyer, E. Drew Britcher, said Sicari, who earned $13,000 a year as a judge, relies on his comedy for a full-time income and health benefits.So, FAIL

And I bet the people that made him choose could not give less of a shiat that he quit.
 
2013-09-20 01:34:35 PM

Pangea: durbnpoisn: You got that backwards.  He earns $13k a year and benefits from his job as a judge.

FTA: His lawyer, E. Drew Britcher, said Sicari, who earned $13,000 a year as a judge, relies on his comedy for a full-time income and health benefits.


Sorry.  I got that backwards, then.  Oops.
It kinda made sense to me the other way though.  Why would you even bother with a $13k a year job if it didn't come with benefits?
 
2013-09-20 01:37:18 PM

uncleacid: Use a paper bag like the unknown comic.


That is a fantastic idea. I wonder why he didn't think of it?

/not being snarky
 
2013-09-20 01:38:13 PM
It's not stupid at all. Regardless of how you feel about his act, it could be seen as publicly betraying a bias and could be used to call either his character or his impartiality into question.

Certain jobs require different standards. In particular, public service jobs like judgeship require a higher standard than your fry cook job, subby.
 
2013-09-20 01:44:39 PM

durbnpoisn: Pangea: durbnpoisn: You got that backwards.  He earns $13k a year and benefits from his job as a judge.

FTA: His lawyer, E. Drew Britcher, said Sicari, who earned $13,000 a year as a judge, relies on his comedy for a full-time income and health benefits.

Sorry.  I got that backwards, then.  Oops.
It kinda made sense to me the other way though.  Why would you even bother with a $13k a year job if it didn't come with benefits?


Perhaps it did offer benefits but the premiums were prohibitively high. Last year, I worked for a school district in a school year length contract. My monthly take home pay was $1500. Their cheapest health insurance plan (covering one person and having huge deductibles) was $783 a month. Family plans with slightly lower deductibles were $1800 a month.
 
2013-09-20 02:04:42 PM

durbnpoisn: Pangea: durbnpoisn: You got that backwards.  He earns $13k a year and benefits from his job as a judge.

FTA: His lawyer, E. Drew Britcher, said Sicari, who earned $13,000 a year as a judge, relies on his comedy for a full-time income and health benefits.

Sorry.  I got that backwards, then.  Oops.
It kinda made sense to me the other way though.  Why would you even bother with a $13k a year job if it didn't come with benefits?



The way it reads to me, it seems like he was essentially like a little league umpire, ruling on things that just needed an impartial party rather than anything of major consequence. If I could make that kind of scratch for a few hours of work a couple days a week, I would.

I'd probably also stand around hitting the gavel on the counter while looking in the mirror, yelling "I am the law!!" I would do this while pointing at myself with my other hand, and giving a totally sick frowny face.

FTA:  Vince Sicari was the judge in South Hackensack, a small town in Bergen County, New Jersey, where he worked part-time ruling on traffic violations and other minor legal matters.
 
2013-09-20 02:16:23 PM
aevorea:

Perhaps it did offer benefits but the premiums were prohibitively high. Last year, I worked for a school district in a school year length contract. My monthly take home pay was $1500. Their cheapest health insurance plan (covering one person and having huge deductibles) was $783 a month. Family plans with slightly lower deductibles were $1800 a month.


America, fark yeah!
 
2013-09-20 02:33:57 PM
My attorney is absolutely without a sense of humor. I mean, zero. None. His scowls have callouses.

Never even seen him smile.

/Texas judge

What was the question ...?
 
2013-09-20 02:37:23 PM

skozlaw: It's not stupid at all. Regardless of how you feel about his act, it could be seen as publicly betraying a bias and could be used to call either his character or his impartiality into question.

Certain jobs require different standards. In particular, public service jobs like judgeship require a higher standard than your fry cook job, subby.


While at the same time paying less than a fry cook?

I fully grasp what you're saying, and can agree with it, as long as the public service demonstrates that it takes the position seriously; paying sub-minimum wage does not do so.
 
2013-09-20 02:49:51 PM

dantheman195: I live in NJ and my Attorney is also a Municipal Judge

Why don't they go after state senators who are also school superintendents and dog catchers? How can they do three jobs? But they can collect three paychecks and three pensions.........


Because these asshats of which you speak have 2 or 3 GOVERNMENT jobs. <sarcasm>Truly the highest calling anyone can have, serving the public</sarcasm>.

The judge was working in the evil (this IS the Peoples Republic of NJ after all) private sector, it smelled of capitalism, so must be crushed. As I said, this is the PRNJ.
 
2013-09-20 02:57:41 PM

garandman1a: The judge was working in the evil (this IS the Peoples Republic of NJ after all) private sector, it smelled of capitalism, so must be crushed. As I said, this is the PRNJ.


Is everything a socialist plot in your mind? That's just clinical levels of conservative paranoia you're exhibiting there.

Fortunately your username implies that you're also a gun-owner. So that's a relief.
 
2013-09-20 02:58:24 PM
I submitted

Serious judge says judges always serious.

alas
 
2013-09-20 03:15:50 PM
garandman1a:
The judge was working in the evil (this IS the Peoples Republic of NJ after all) private sector, it smelled of capitalism, so must be crushed. As I said, this is the PRNJ.

That's not capitalism that you smell, it's just the Raritan River. Just roll up your window as you drive through and you'll be fine.
 
2013-09-20 03:55:48 PM
Free speech, first amendment, none of that applies? You're a judge, so we get to decide what you do, what you say, how you think?
 
2013-09-20 05:23:35 PM
If you've ever been in an NJ municipal court, you know all NJ municipal judges are jokers............and the joke's on you...............unless you're connected or rich.
 
2013-09-20 08:33:42 PM
You ever notice how defendants always plead innocent?  What's up with that?
 
2013-09-20 09:20:43 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: "So anyway this yahoo approaches the bench, and says, get this, he says 'In subsection 2A, the first paragraph clearly states "any breach of any term of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of subsequent breaches. Failure to require compliance or to exercise any right shall not be constituted as a waiver by OWNER of said term, condition,and/or right, and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any provision of this Agreement!"' And you can tell opposing council's just loving it. Thanks, you've been great. Goodnight!"


Counsel.
 
2013-09-21 01:19:08 AM
All of these comments and no one rises to defend the two youts?!
 
2013-09-21 06:39:55 AM
He was doing so well right until he had anyone who wouldn't laugh arrested and charged with contempt of comedy.
 
2013-09-21 07:19:46 AM

garandman1a: Because these asshats of which you speak have 2 or 3 GOVERNMENT jobs. <sarcasm>Truly the highest calling anyone can have, serving the public</sarcasm>.

The judge was working in the evil (this IS the Peoples Republic of NJ after all) private sector, it smelled of capitalism, so must be crushed. As I said, this is the PRNJ.


You might not have noticed, but this guy named Christie has been the Governor of Jersey for a while now....
 
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