This would be as good a place as any to pass on a Cubs joke (no, I’m not being redundant damn it!) sent to me by Mrs. TEH.
COURT RULING, Chicago Illinois, May 8, 2006 Chicago, Illinois (AP) – A seven year old boy was at the center of a Chicago courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him.OK, that was a long way to go for a cheap shot at the Cubs but it’s only appropriate it be a bit slow -just like the Cardinals fan that wrote it.
boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with the child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be maintained to the degree possible.
The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried out that they also beat him.
After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the Judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him.
[big punch line coming and don't tell me you don't see it a mile away]
After two recesses to check legal references and confer with child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the Chicago Cubs, who the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.