Legal Eagle

February 29, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

The problem, as seen by a state representative in Missouri, is that there just aren’t enough lawyers in the world.

The fix?

A Missouri state representative has introduced a bill would automatically make members of the general assembly lawyers — without law school, bar exams or any of the other training and credentialing that is usually required of attorneys — after they have been in office for two years.

This qualifies for the Bad Solution For No Problem Olympics.

So I brought flowers to a hospital once.  Three times and I can be a surgeon?

The bill failed but not before everybody hooted laughing.

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.

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29 Comments to “Legal Eagle”

  1. He was going to introduce a bill for state reps with two years’ service to become accredited sexual therapists, but he’s just too ugly to ever be successful in that line of “work.”

  2. joe's still confused says:

    JJ…don’t ya know….after you bring flowers to the hospital 3 times, it qualifies you to be a …..wait for it…….wait for it…… a FLORIST.

    I’m just sayin’

  3. Yeah because I want my fate in a cap murder trial in MO in the hands of a 20 year old who’s only qualification is that they can fog a mirror and that they won a single pi$$ant election.

    ARE YOU F’ING KIDDING ME?????????????

  4. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Micr, whether this clown borrowed his idea from Trump University or the Rand Paul House of Self-Certification, be afraid. Be very afraid of his day job. Bob Ross owns a shooting range. Can’t explain exactly why, but I have my suspicions that he is as equally unqualified at his day job.

    To Bob I say, in the spirit of “physician heal thyself:” range boy, go shoot yourself.

  5. Mz JJ, they are way ahead of you… State legislators all over the country having been practicing medicine without a license, or medical school, with all their anti-abortion legislation for years.

  6. Apparently he withdrew the bill, saying that it was proposed merely to “prompt a conversation about the importance of education”. They have a strange way of starting conversations down in MO. Mo’ likely some judge got him by the scruff and threatened the bejejus outta him.

  7. JAKvirginia says:

    And let me guess… he’s Republican?

  8. To hear tell it from a local person commenting on another website, the whole thing is because of term limits; these yokels by their own doing will soon be out of a job. And what they want is another government job — specifically, eligibility to be appointed to a judgeship, which is a permanent, non-competitive, lifelong job. But the only requirement is that the appointed judge must be a lawyer and belong to a bar association. But a bar association won’t let anyone in that isn’t eligible to be a lawyer. Hence, this scheme.

    They don’t appear to be fit for any other kind of job. So it may SEEM funny, but it isn’t really funny.

  9. Marge Wood says:

    Good grief.

  10. Isn’t there an American Bar Association that decides who gets to practice as a lawyer? I’m guessing Bozo Boy isn’t a lawyer or he would know that.

    Yep, betting he’s GOP. “My ignorance is as good as your knowledge, or even better!”

    I’m hoping his next surgical procedure is done by someone who’s visited a hospital a few times and has no other credentials.

  11. daChipster says:

    “Ross is a self-employed land surveyor and owner of a shooting range.” I’m guessing this guy never passed the bar…

    without stopping in for a few,

    or ten.

  12. Same folks that think you only need to be one chapter ahead of the kids to be a teacher!!

  13. Has this twit never heard of Shakespeare as in “First we kill all the lawyers”? Yeeeeshhhhh!

  14. Tom is correct. The goal was to allow congresscritters to be appointed to the bench. Because we all know that is where the easy money is. Lifelong appointment. No scrambling for campaign contributions. Just sit back and let the money roll in while you decide cases in favor of the richest and most corrupt.

  15. Fred Ferkleshine says:

    Here’s a photo of Robert (Bob) Ross!

  16. Rhea@10: Yes, there’s an American Bar Association, but licenses to practice law are generally issued by the individual states. Most have reciprocity arrangements of various sorts with other states. And the right to practice before a federal court is a bit different yet.

    In the meantime, if (say) Florida wants to allow panhanders, felons, and lobbyists (but I repeat myself) with six weeks’ experience to practice law, the state legislature is empowered to make it so.

  17. How does a 2-year hitch throwing unconstitutional calf scours at the wall of the state house qualify you to be a barrister?

    Status without education & power without legitimacy are destroying this country. See also: Donald Trump.

  18. Oh yes, the article describes him as a Republican Representative.
    And we all know what the Repuglicans represent: ignorance, fear, hate and greed.

  19. Hey, it worked with teachers why not with lawyers? Anyone who has a degree and can pass a test can teach, right? Maybe they sould have made themselves government teachers after they get elected. Lawyers have a better “union” (American Bar Association) and job protection.

  20. @RHEA. Each state sets their own requirements. Most require you to pass a bar exam and an ethics exam. Some automatically admit if you graduate from an ABA approved law school. For instance I passed the Colorado and New Mexico bars and am admitted in both states. As an aside, I now try to never pass another bar.

  21. Dice, when you said, “unconstitutional calf scours”, I almost vomited. I grew up on a farm and we had cattle. I know exactly what you’re talking about and it’s disgusting. Appropriate, yes, but disgusting.

  22. Paul, it is entirely possible that passing the ethics exam would be tougher for reps than passing the bar exam.

  23. UmptyDump says:

    Attaboy, Paul. We should go on a pub crawl together sometime.

  24. Aggieland Liz says:

    @ Debbo-it made me laugh out loud, then try to explain calf scours to my mother

  25. Aggieland Liz says:

    @ LynnN-I would say they have an ice cube’s chance in hell at the bar, but the ethics exam? Never, in any universe!

    @Paul n Umpty-I strongly recommend New Orleans for an extended and wonderful pub crawl. Great food, great drinks, warm beer(!!) great music, toy stores and er, gentlemen’s clubs at various strata- I assure you, there is something for everyone! Great fun, especially if you are a “people watcher” (so much better than television, y’all!)

  26. Trvllookn says:

    Texas had a similar provision at one point.
    But at least they had the good sense to require them to pass the state bar exam and have served longer than 2 years.

  27. l'angelomisterioso says:

    @ Joe’s still confused- you’d qualify to be a FLORIST you could be a surgeon only if you promised to operate on nothing but FLOWERS. Pays to remember this guy is from the home state of Todd Akin and Rush Limbaugh.I don’t expect you can ask for much from their state legislature.

  28. maryelle says:

    I’m guessing calf scours is akin to santorum?