John Ransom

Strike one for the little guy, judge.

With your fists, in his face.

Anyway, that’s what one Florida judge did to a public defender. He took him out back and gave him a butt whipping.

In the face, with his fists.

With lawyers it’s the same thing as a butt whipping, because most of them are all ass anyway. They are 100% certified USDA ass.

“A Florida judge allegedly punched a public defender after the two stepped outside the courtroom to settle a beef,” reports the New York Daily News. “The brawl erupted after Judge John Murphy began to argue with the lawyer, Andrew Weinstock, in a Brevard County courtroom just outside of Orlando on Monday.”

“You know, if I had a rock, I would throw it at you right now,” the judge told the attorney before punching him out. The episode was aired live on TV.

Look, to be honest, I’m not condoning violence against lawyers.

I’m applauding it.

My father was a lawyer, my brother is a lawyer.

And I never, ever punched them.

Well, maybe my brother.

But if you dig into what’s wrong with America, you’ll find a lawyer at the bottom of every dung heap.

That label on coffee that tells us the contents are “hot”?

A lawyer gave us that.

That twelve page rental car agreement?


Sexual reassignment surgery in the military on the taxpayers’ dime?

More lawyers.

If it weren’t for lawyers you’d never have heard of Rev. Al Sharpton.

Bill Clinton, lawyer; Hillary Clinton, lawyer; Barack Obama, lawyer; John Edwards, lawyer.

And those are just the famous ones.

Right now in your hometown there are likely dozens of them overbilling clients, making and breaking promises, conspiring with the opposing counsel to the keep the billing going until the money is gone.

John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance, host of Ransom Notes Radio and you can catch more of the best money advice and monetary commentary by him daily 10am PT, 1pm ET at or on Comcast Cable