Ever meet that jackass that demands to be the center of intellect? The smartest man or woman in the room, by his or her estimation?.
Yeah I know it is rare. We are not talking about the timid, self-effacing fellow who raises his hand at a meeting and points out something so deep that everyone says "Damn", "Sheesh", or "Boss can I have this guy alone for a few minutes?".
No. We are talking about MR. BIG. The pompous ass who needs to tell the world how to live. The guy who has thought through everything and considers everyone around him to be an idiot.
Of course you've met him. It was the last time you talked to someone who thinks Al Gore is smart.
Well, The Newsleader, a paper from the Shenandoah Valley, has a delightful tale about such a creep. This "Professor" of Psychology at Mary Baldwin College, Chadwick Blackwell, (if that really is his name), was summoned to jury duty. Unlike the hundred of thousands who are called and serve throughout the USA, Chad felt compelled to speak out at the trial stage. ("Stage? Am I on stage? I feel pretty oh so pretty!")
"In April 2007, Blackwell made news during the jury trial of a Crimora woman accused in the drowning death of her 11-month-old daughter. As a juror in the case, Blackwell caused a mistrial when he interrupted the proceedings and offered his personal take on the interrogation of the woman by sheriff's office investigators. While jurors watched a videotape of the questioning in open court, he demanded the tape be stopped.
"As a psychologist, this strikes me as coercive," Blackwell blurted.
Minutes later, Circuit Judge Thomas H. Wood declared the mistrial and offered choice words for Blackwell.
"He is pompous and arrogant beyond belief," Wood said at the time."
It would strike me as coercive to listen to such an ass. We are discussing the death of a baby.
But there is a God. We know this because:
Former MBC professor indicted on child porn charges
"STAUNTON — The Staunton grand jury directly indicted a former Mary Baldwin College psychology professor Monday on 26 counts of possession of child pornography after a student reportedly found the images on a campus desktop computer in October, according to the Staunton Police Department.
The indictments were handed down against Chadwick Blackwell, 40, of Staunton in Staunton Circuit Court.
Blackwell had been under suspicion since Oct. 19 when the student told officials at the college about seeing the images the day before, police said. The college waited four days to report the incident to the Staunton Police Department."
We know which Judge wants the case.
Now it is time to get Chad a shrink.
* fisher mediation
* recollection books
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