I’m extremely disappointed that senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf is going to finally shut down his blog.
Actually…I didn’t even know the guy had a blog nor did I care, but it appears that his blog, “Hercules and the Umpire” was a hotbed for controversy within the reality show we like to call, “The United States Judicial System.”
Apparently, the district judge used “Hercules and the Umpire” to write about everything from his grandkids (oh the humanity!!) to his opinions on various court cases.
He also used the blog to complain about the legislative branch of the United States government, which I personally have no problem with because well…they really aren’t doing a very good job, and he’s an American citizen and registered voter so why shouldn’t he have a voice?
Also, he wrote an article on his blog mentioning that women attorneys need to dress more conservatively in court. I guess it caused a big stink with female attorneys who like wearing a midriff halter top with matching miniskirt in the court room.
Cuz after all, nothing says “justice” like displaying your pierced naval and a tramp stamp.
Anyway, on July 9th Richard Kopf said he decided to stop publishing the blog after learning that a majority of court employees at a retreat had indicated that the blog had become an embarrassment to the court.
hrrmmm… the blog .. .. has become an embarrassment .. .. to the court?
And television shows like “Judge Judy,” “The People’s Court,” “Hot Bench” or “Divorce Court” aren’t?
Those shows are far more embarrassing to the court than Richard Kopf’s blog ever was because they mock the judicial system to it’s core.
But let’s not stop there. How about judges that rule not based on LAW as it’s written, but rather on precedent, feelings or opinion?
That’s not only an embarrassment to the court, it’s a travesty to the entire judicial system.
And while we’re still chewing the cud, I’d really like to know who paid for the “retreat” these court employees were on? Was it tax dollars? And if so, who approved this?
Shouldn’t they have been doing something judicial? Like maybe… oh …here’s an idea… DOING THEIR JOBS!?!? Afterall, they ARE federal employees who…if I’m not mistaken…are paid with federal tax dollars.
Many of you might think this is okay because according to the blog the retreat was all about “honesty in the workplace”…however…as a previous government employee, all “retreats” are under extreme scrutiny and usually frowned upon by auditors who don’t normally take lightly to the use of tax dollars being wasted.
Not to mention, having federal court employees attend a retreat that has to do with “honesty in the workplace” seems like an oxymoron and a pathetic lie at best.
So, to those pathetic federal employees who think that a little blog created by an opinionated district court judge is embarrassing to the court, they might want to look up the word embarrassment because even though they keep using the word, I’m pretty sure they don’t know what it means.
Pathetic is as pathetic does.