I’d like to appear to present oral argument in this matter. I’m not a lawyer so I would appear Pro Hac Vice. I’m not going to read the complaint, all set out in 30 pages or less. I wrote it, you’ve read it. You have an opinion already. Like Officer Monday, I’ve stuck to the facts. I try not to judge. If I had my druthers, I would just call the Marshal and haul these people off to jail. They’re from New Jersey. What else would they expect?
But, I digress...they’re also from America. In America, we’re a family. We’re better. We’re entitled to confront our accusers. Our accusers are allowed to confront us. In complex cases, we collect a jury of impartial citizens. This is not the case in most little countries in the world, where people just get their heads chopped off. I’ve had a sad experience with these people. If I thought that this was just an unfortunate series of events, I wouldn’t waste your time. I would go play golf. I’d go swimming. I’m retired; I have a million commitments today that I’m not going to get to.
But, I digress..the first time I called a lawyer to get this straightened out, I apologized for taking up her time with such a simple matter of obvious confusion. People were trying to steal my house. It looked like a professional crew. Ann actually gave me some good advice. She said ‘Why don’t you just pay them?’ That was in February of 2012. I should have gotten a Title Loan and just paid them off. Then we could go play golf today; none of us would have any work. I didn’t pay the ransom. I like my house. I still live in my house. It cost me money. I want my money back.
But, I digress...the first response of the defendants’ in this case was ‘We didn’t do nothin’. He still lives in the house. It’s just business.’ I’ve decided that this is a business we don’t need. Other people in my neighborhood feel the same way. A friend of mine in California lives in her car. She used to live in a house. In California, at least they have nice beaches. People live there. No dogs, though. A friend of mine in Idaho lives in a connex box. I’ve lived in connex boxes, out on the ocean. Houses are nicer. I have 690 other friends who have these problems. We will eventually retain counsel, charter a Class, amend our complaint, and proceed through our pretrial motions until we’re all prepared and informed. We are not at that point yet.
But, I digress...we aren’t going to solve this problem today. We’re not going to pass messages back and forth and see who’s right and who’s wrong. The solution is not in the back of the book. We’re talking about more than $75,000. We’re talking about my house in Texas, and a bunch of other people spread out over 45 other states. You have that jurisdiction. We need help. I pick up the phone, and talk to people in Pakistan to help me out. It’s daytime over there, when it’s night over here. I have a blog. Consumer fraud is a hot topic on Google.
But, I digress...Today, I have a proposal, and I’d like to advocate it. I’d like to shed some light on your concerns. I’d like to find out more from my counterparties. I’d like to share our thoughts. The case is closed in Texas, on motion from the defendants, with little discussion. In fact, none. We still have issues. They’re on somebody else’s docket now. It’s five o’clock somewhere. I’d like to remand this case back to Texas, complete our pretrial responsibilities to the best of our ability, and try these issues before a jury. I thought we were doing just that. I think the judicial system, and the jury system, is an incredibly good system for solving problems. This is a problem, in every town in America. Let’s use the system. Let’s get a jury together. Let’s get them the best information we can collect. Let’s disclose all our facts, and let’s decide all our issues. Let’s deliberate, and let’s make some intelligent changes. It’s 2014 in America. It’s modern times. Let’s act like citizens. Let’s do our jobs. Let’s solve some problems. I need your help.