OP, have you ever read Henry VI (Part 2)? That's a play. By Shakespeare. Obviously not as you don't have the quotation correct: The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
You have also taken that quotation out of context. It does not mean what you think it means. What Shakespeare was saying, through the character, was that if a tyrant wants to suppress freedom he first kills all the lawyers.
Please feel free to continue to entertain us with your uninformed opinions.
I wasn't trying to quote or analyze the play.
I was just planning what to do this weekend.
I do hate every single one of them, fucking paper pushers
Hahaha, OP. Enjoy your little fascist fantasy. Meanwhile, that'll be $250 for your time.
Actually, no lawyers means no laws in the first place.
Well, if you insist. But I'd rather start with HR
I'm sorry OP. It took me 5 seconds to read your post, but I charge by the quarter-hour.
That will be $75, please.
Kill the bad lawyers, of which there are far too many. There are many good lawyers. Let's keep them so we can preserve our rights.
So many bad lawyers file frivolous lawsuits, especially plaintiff lawyers. People think of plaintiff lawyers as heroes, but they're more often than not zeroes. They don't work very hard and rarely have done their due diligence to see if they even have a case. Then when they realize they don't, they try to shake you down for a few thousand dollars, then lie to their clients that due to a "legal technicality" the case is not worth what they thought. What bullshit.
There are good plaintiff lawyers out there. But lawyers who fight for civil rights are the real heroes.
Lawyers serve the innocent, the good...and the very evil. I say let's keep 'em.
Tiffani Thiessen's fat face could be thrown at the lawyers.
R5 pretty much summed up the situation perfectly.
No, just kill all the libertarians (Randian sect only), and all the Tea Party morons.
Then kill about half the bankers, and a quarter of the CEOs that happen to be left.
THEN things will be better.
Everyone hates "Liars for Hire" until you need one.
First, they came for the lawyers and I said nothing because I wasn't a lawyer.
Then, they came for the whores and I gave them Jaydan's address.
I close on his estate's lake house in 30 days.
First thing you do, OP, is write it right. Here you go:
[quote]The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
R9 - I agree about frivolous lawsuits. I think you should get 10 maximum in your career - if you've had 10 completely thrown out, then you lose your license.
Actually - I'd like to see more of that than "killing" lawyers. So many need to have their licenses taken away, but it so rarely happens. So fucking rare.
My lawyer helped to get my child the special services she legally was entitled to since, unfortunately, that is all the School Boards can react to (ditto with large corporations). They don't respond to any legal requirements imposed upon them unless and until they are sued. In the meantime, they run out the clock. I have never sued anyone or any in my life and my lawyer turned out to be one of the good guys. Her fees were reasonable and she didn't price gauge.
OP: Are you also against ENDA? You should be.
Why do lawyers get such a bad rap? I know a few and they aren't horrible. The worst people I know are Congressional staffers and legislative aides. Fake assholes...every last one of them.
One of my best friends went to law school in her 40s and took her boards a few years ago. She became completely insufferable. I finally had to completely cut her out of my life.
Jesus Christ, lawyers suck.
R20 obviously never worked for a an attorney. Associates are generally ok, but so many partners are assholes. I suppose it has to do with the personality required to be a successful attorney.
R22 is generally right. At law firms, particularly large ones, the partners tend to be a bunch of arrogant, selfish, and greedy assholes. It's a viper nest in the partner ranks. The only good ones usually go in-house at a corporation to get away from their fellow partners. But I don't see it as any worse than Corporate America, where I worked before becoming a lawyer. The executives in Corp America are even more arrogant, selfish, and greedy than the asshole partners at law firms. In the end, I'd rather work at a law firm.
As a lawyer, I wouldn't mind. I'd make an effort to flee your gas chambers, but if I can't, too bad for me. I _would_ like to remind everyone that there are far more heinous professions deserving of genocide though. Journalists are scum and should be erased. And so should the talentless 'academics' who work in the humanities and arts, who only know how to gorge themselves on the government gravy train.
You all hate us until you or someone you care about need us. If it weren't for lawyers many of the great moments in our history would never have happened. Also the real stats on frivolous lawsuits and this country being "litigation crazy " don't hold up to the public image stereotype. Im damn proud to be a lawyer but not always proud of all in my possession.
Ahem. Not all lawyers are rich. When my student loans are paid off, I will be comfortable... just in time for Social Security to kick in.
People always misread or misunderstand that Shakespeare quote. I say, let's kill all of THEM.
I'm a lawyer, but I agree that America is vastly over-lawyered, and it has a toxic effect on American society. Americans have too readily been given to understand that the answer to their problems is a litigious and confrontational one, whereas those of us who make our living as litigators know that it is very rarely a wholly satisfactory solution to any problem.
There is a sad irony here, because most lawyers begin life on the socially progressive end of the scale. A ridiculous percentage of US lawyers were influenced to join the legal profession by reading or watching "To Kill a Mocking Bird". But those ideals are worn away by the pressure to generate billable time, and those that reach the top tend to be a greedy cynical lot, although if you dig deep enough you sometimes still find a trace of the ideals they started out with.
R28, I am a lawyer, too but have not practiced in at least fifteen years. GOT OUT OF IT as fast as I could after I realized that it was not anything like To Kill a Mockingbird. That altruism, idealism and desire to help people, sincerely, that had at least a flame, a flicker in my mind as I went through law school? Well, the practice of law was NOT filled with Atticus Finch and Mr. Deeds, but more like the cruel sociopaths found in Al Pacino movies. It was more like Mary Kay Place's speech in The Big Chill. Alcoholics, unethical evil lawyers who were evil "bit by bit, a little at a time, until they wore away one's sanity." Arguing by rules for a living steals one's soul.
If it weren't for lawyers, gay sex would still be a crime, and marriage equality would never happen.
Maybe we should kill OP.
There are some good ones who fight the "good fight" but, by and large, lawyers are a "necessary evil." They are needed to keep the wheels of justice turning, such as it turns.
NO LOL. The way this country is set up --- we need lawyers. What we need is to stop all of these ridiculous lawsuits from being allowed to be filed. There's got to be a point where you just can't file a lawsuit against just anything.
Not all lawyers are evil, greedy fucks. I'd much rather see R13's vision become a reality than OP's
R13 must be a CEO or he wouldn't have exempted 75% of them.
R24 I elect as being placed first in line for the guillotine, I hope the blade is nice and dull too
I work for lawyers and I love them. Best bosses and best job I've ever had.
Everyone hates lawyers until they need one.
[quote]If it weren't for lawyers many of the great moments in our history would never have happened
This is the clearest indicator of the US being doomed forever of anything. Terrible. Lawyers being great? How unfortunate a society must be then, but hey, liars by any other name are liars.
Forget about stage, screen, and television stars being divas, work in a law firm.
Why do they charge so much per hour? I'd be happy if they couldn't charge more than $19.95 an hour.
Actually, a lot of what lawyers do can be done by paralegals.
[quote][[R1]] Actually, no lawyers means no laws in the first place.