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May 25, 2007

Father Suing Restaurant For Serving Josh Hancock Drinks

One of the many perverse symptoms of moonbattery is the tendency to displace blame from whomever clearly warrants it to someone else, then to use that blame as an excuse to lawyer up and go looting.

Mediocre St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock recently got himself killed — and could easily have gotten others killed — by drinking too much, then driving too fast while yapping into a cell phone. Marijuana was found in his vehicle.

Can Hancock be blamed for this behavior? Of course not — precisely because the incident resulted from his own criminally irresponsible recklessness. Consequently his father Dean is suing the restaurant who served him drinks.

The restaurant is owned by Mike Shannon, a longtime Cardinals broadcaster who starred on three World Series teams. Also named in the suit is Eddie's Towing, owner of the truck into which Hancock's drunken son drove his SUV. In case they have any money, Dean Hancock is also suing the guy driving the truck, and the stranded motorist he was trying to help. Others might be added to the suit, possibly including the Cardinals and Major League Baseball, not because they were even conceivably responsible but simply because they have money to be stolen.

If anyone should be sued, it's Hancock's estate. Too bad the greedy Dean Hancock can't be sued for exploiting his son's death and wasting everyone's time. But this sort of farce is to be expected under a tort system apparently designed to enrich unscrupulous John Edwards types and their something-for-nothing lowlife clients.

josh-hancock.jpg   Fortunately Josh Hancock killed only himself.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Posted by Van Helsing at May 25, 2007 9:55 AM


too little, too late.

may this father find peace in the truth - the truth he failed his son - before it makes him crazier.

Posted by: nanc at May 25, 2007 10:19 AM

Also, Fat Chick Goes Nutzoid.

Yesterday, Rosie’s chief writer, Janette Barber, was allegedly escorted from the building after she was caught drawing moustaches on photographs of Hasselbeck that hang in the “View” studios.
Yesterday, O’Donnell posted a video that may have symbolized how she’s feeling about “The View.” The tape consisted of ducks swimming in a pond accompanied by an audio track of the John Mayer song “Vultures,” whose lyrics include “How will I hold my head to keep from going under?"

Posted by: V the K at May 25, 2007 10:25 AM

Authorities said the 29-year pitcher had a blood content of nearly twice the legal limit for alcohol in his system when he crashed into the back of the tow truck. He was also speeding, using a cell phone and wasn't wearing a seat belt, Police Chief Joe Mokwa said after the accident. Marijuana also was found in the SUV.

But, somehow, it's everybody else's fault.

Posted by: V the K at May 25, 2007 10:26 AM

If we had "loser pays" tort reform in this country, Dean Hancock and his scumbag attorney would think twice before attempting to rob everybody who is even peripherially associated with his stupid son.

Posted by: Ed at May 25, 2007 10:52 AM

Ed, unfortunately, lawyers like this are able to find idiots to sit on a jury.

Posted by: Steve at May 25, 2007 11:31 AM

vtk - perhaps he just needed a tow?

Posted by: nanc at May 25, 2007 11:41 AM

The story got worse and worse as I read. First he's suing the bar...okay, seen that before.

Then the tow truck company and driver...

Then...the stranded motorist?!?! What the heck? So is every stranded motorist a potential killer just by being where they are?

Although I do think it's mostly the fault of the Cardinals and Major League Baseball. Surely Josh wouldn't have been where he was if they hadn't made him famous.

Also, I think a certain someone named Abner Doubleday (or his heirs) should expect to fork over some dough. Not to mention the ancient Egyptians for inventing beer in the first place.

Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at May 25, 2007 11:59 AM

Ed, unfortunately, lawyers like this are able to find idiots to sit on a jury. Steve

You're right Steve. Witness the stupid North Carolina jurors in front of whom the Breck Girl soullessly pretended to channel a dead baby girl, jurors who then awarded him with millions.

Posted by: Ed at May 25, 2007 12:39 PM

Looks like Josh Hancock's father is a lowlife redneck who is trying to find a buck any way he can now that the gravy train of money that was coming to his mediocre kid has run dry. Thank God his idiot didn't kill anyone else besides himself. It's Josh Hancock's insurance company and estate that should be paying for any damages that were caused in the accident. Having been raised in Mississippi, I'm ashamed to be from the same state as this lowlife family. Pathetic

Posted by: CJ Lopez at May 25, 2007 2:32 PM

Your all right, how about the Ford Motor CO. for the fact the SUV couldnt miss that flat bed tow truck with its lights flashing.

Posted by: joe at May 25, 2007 2:51 PM

At first I thought the restaurant was serving drinks NAMED after him, which would have been in extreme bad taste since Hancock died driving drunk! But then I continued reading and.... (shakes his head and sighs in frustration)

Posted by: KHarn at May 25, 2007 3:11 PM

The MSM is rumored to have held back the fact that Hancock was throwing back a few with the Bush twins.

Posted by: Zeke Warburg at May 26, 2007 9:04 AM