Oct 6, 2007
Fred Goldman is the father of Ron Goldman who was murdered along with Nicole Brown Simpson. O.J. Simpson was accused of the murders but received a not guilty verdict after the trial.
In a later wrongful death trial, the Goldman family was awarded $33.5 million. $25 million as punitive damages for the slayings in addition to $8.5 million in compensatory damages.
Attorneys for Goldman recently seized a Rolex watch from Simpson thinking the timepiece would be worth about $22,000.
The watch turned out to be a fake with a value of about $125. It was returned because it had so little value it fell under an exemption in the judgment excluding jewelry worth less than $6,075.
Wonder how much money Goldman has spent so far in his unsuccessful attempts to get money from Simpson?
The more Goldman is obsessed with getting some of his multi-million-dollar judgement, the more O.J is determined to throw the ‘empty’ judgement back in Goldman’s face.
Somehow they deserve each other - the killer (who was acquitted in federal court but convicted in civil court) and the father who has devoted his life to revenge.
Oct 4, 2007
“I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest," he said in the interview. "Instead, I'm going to try to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testament to my patriotism."
As a candidate running for the presidency of the United States, I guess he had to come up with something to explain why he stopped wearing it right after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Oct 3, 2007
Late-comer Fred Thompson finally entered the presidential race.
Now, many are wondering why he bothered.
Twenty-four minutes after he began speaking in a small restaurant the other day, Fred Thompson brought his remarks to a close with a nod of his head and an expression of thanks to Iowans for allowing him to “give my thoughts about some things.”
Then he stood face to face with a silent audience.
“Can I have a round of applause?” Mr. Thompson said, drawing a rustle of clapping and some laughter.
Iowans saw a subdued, laconic candidate who spoke in a soft monotone, threw few elbows and displayed little drive to distinguish himself from his opponents.
Before it’s over, the entire county will wonder why Thompson didn’t just stay home.