Noted Virginia awful person and loser of political races Ken Cuccinelli doesn’t want you to end up like George Zimmerman: Don’t let shooting a person to death out of overzealous racially tinged vigilantism wipe out your savings!
Cuccinelli—who as a state legislator and attorney general of Virginia tried to ban anchor babies, abortions, gay sex, gay rights, and climate science—has found a new calling in life defending human rights. Well, one human right, really: The right to terrorize other humans with portable multiple human-killing machines, called “guns.”
Such is the raison d’être of Virginia Self Defense Law, the new firm being started by Cuccinelli and three firearms-lovin’ fellow travelers. “If you own a gun, you NEED VSDL!” the firm’s site screams. “Even lawful use of your firearm could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. Protecting your own life shouldn’t cost you your life savings.”…
My (inflammatory) post title comes from the Washington Post, quoting VSDL:
…“A legal retainer with Virginia Self Defense Law costs as little as $8.33 a month — less than half the cost of a hunting license,” the firm’s Web site says. “Don’t be a victim! Don’t let these realities become your family’s fiscal nightmare!” For that price, the firm promises to defend clients facing firearms charges stemming from an act of self defense and those who have been “harassed by law enforcement for lawfully carrying their weapon.”… State Sen. Thomas A. Garrett Jr. (R-Louisa), one of Cuccinelli’s partners in the venture, came up with the idea of offering their services by way of an inexpensive retainer. It’s a pricing strategy that has been tried in Texas, and a few outfits provide something like that on a national basis. But Cuccinelli said the national groups will find their client a lawyer — probably a low-priced one — when the need arises….
“It’s not insurance. It’s a retainer plan. But it gives you peace of mind knowing ultimately if something happens, you’ve got that coverage,” Garrett said…. From the WaPo comments so far (“Cuccinelli’s a legal innovator: he figured out how to make money by filling the ambulances up as well as chasing them down”), one would guess Mr. Cuccinelli wasn’t all that popular among the readers who know him best…
Duncan Black: So It's Pretty Much Fraud Then: "Eight locations of Gator's Dockside, a popular Florida casual dining restaurant chain, are charging a fee for Affordable Healthcare Act costs that haven't taken into effect yet:
The locations are adding a 1 percent "ACA Surcharge" to customers' bills, CNN Money reports.
The Gator Group runs eight locations, four in Jacksonville and others in Eustis, The Villages, Clermont, and Lakeland. The company claims the charge is to offset Affordable Care Act costs, but the employer mandate of Obamacare that will require Gator's Dockside and other employers to provide healthcare coverage to 70 of its full-time employees won't go into effect until 2015.