Wednesday Open Thread

Filed in National by on August 3, 2011

Welcome to your Wednesday open thread. I’m just hoping Wednesday is better than Tuesday, Tuesday was pretty miserable.

I’m just fascinated by the case of the Gore trust where one of the Gore children adopted her ex-husband to get more money from a trust established by her parents. A judge ruled against her (duh).

Vice Chancellor John W. Noble’s 77-page opinion, issued late Friday, prevents Susan Gore’s wing of the family from profiting from the controversial 2003 adoption, which national experts on adoption have said might be unprecedented.

By the adoption, Susan Gore, now 72, and her three natural sons sought a windfall from a trust established in 1972 by her parents, Genevieve W. and Wilbert L. Gore Sr. founded the high-technology firm that developed the Gore-Tex fabric popular with skiers, hikers and backpackers. W.L. Gore & Associates, still based in Newark, now spans the globe and had a record $2.7 billion in sales last year.

“This adoption was pursued for the sole, and improper purpose of thwarting or circumventing the [elder] Gores’ intentions,” Noble wrote.

I’m amazed they didn’t laugh this case out of court. I’m surprised this adoption was allowed at all. Hopefully this loophole is closed now.

The New Yorker has a funny post called “God’s Blog.” Here’s God’s blog entry:

UPDATE: Pretty pleased with what I’ve come up with in just six days. Going to take tomorrow off. Feel free to check out what I’ve done so far. Suggestions and criticism (constructive, please!) more than welcome. God out.

Here’s some of the comments

Not enough action. Needs more conflict. Maybe put in a whole bunch more people, limit the resources, and see if we can get some fights going. Give them different skin colors so they can tell each other apart.

The dodo should just have a sign on him that says, “Please kill me.” Ridiculous.

Beta version was better. I thought the Adam-Steve dynamic was much more compelling than the Adam-Eve work-around You finally settled on.



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  1. delbert says:

    Well that bum Joe Biden is double-dipping. Getting Secret Service Protection and charging them rent at the same time. Didn’t even get a New Castle County rental permit, and the County doesn’t even care. And Susan Gore is about as dumb as a hammer if she thought she was going to make that adoption of her Xhusband thing fly.

  2. socialistic ben says:

    i uber apologize to everyone who isnt MJ,

    I hope that isnt true. I spend a lot of time defending Israel to leftybags and they go and pull some arch conservative pro-dictator crap like this?!

  3. Dana Garrett says:

    SB, you are really surprised that Israel would offer refuge to a monster of human rights like Mubarak? Why? Look at how they supported apartheid South Africa when nearly every other nation in the world abandoned them. Look at how they occupy the West Bank and settle there in clear violation of the Geneva Convention, thereby committing hundreds of thousands of war crimes daily. Why would you think they wouldn’t offer asylum to such a monster when there is a clear affinity of orientation.

  4. puck says:

    Delaware State Fair straw poll:

    Bachmann 18%
    Romney 15%
    Perry 15%
    Christie 12%

    42 percent of Fair attendees who took part in the poll said government spending and debt were the most important issues facing our country, and 25 percent said unemployment and job creation were most important.