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Judge in trouble for joke email

Missoulian Article

Why is a judge not allowed to forward a funny email like the rest of us do?

For those not smart enough to understand my point, let’s consider what the article says of the joke:

“Normally I don’t send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine.”

This is standard for many forwarded mails.

“A little boy said to his mother, ‘Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?’ His mother replied, ‘Don’t even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you’re lucky you don’t bark!’”

Not sure how these parts relate to each other, but whatever, people aree stupid.

We can do a find and replace on the string ‘Barack’ with any other person who meets the conditions of the joke and the joke would still be the same. Either we find it funny or we don’t. For the record, I think it’s kinda meh.

Now let’s examine one of the judge’s thoughts on the matter:

“To say it’s inappropriate and stupid is an extreme understatement,” Cebull said.

I call BS for HR reasons. Why must everyone get so butt-hurt over a stupid joke? Should everybody who ever sent a non work related or joke email get fired or resign? How many people would be working after that? Two?

Now go have a look at the comments and see people argue about whether or not the judge should keep his job.

Some questions:
1. How was this made public?
2. Why was this made public?
3. Why was this news?

On a lighter note, I think this joke is also funny. :)

Q: What’s brown & sticky?
A: a stick.

Comments (1)

Tex Arcana says:

BWAHAHAHAHAH!! Even tho I like Obama, I thought that was funny, too.

Tho, given the caption/header (rather generic and amorphous), I’m guessing it was a spam email trolling for active email accounts…

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