The ABA Journal reports that the U.S. Tax Court ruled against The Association for Honest Attorneys (Known as A.H.A! ) this month, denying tax-exempt status for the organization. Why? Well, it hasn’t had any lawyer members since its founding in 2003, and no lawyer could be found to represent the group in its tax dispute. The group’s founder, Joan Farr, spent association money at grocery stores, department stores and home-improvement stores.
29 thoughts on “From The Ethics Alarms “Irony” Files: “The Association For Honest Attorneys” Has No Attorney Members…”
Why the quotes around irony when naming the file?
Because that’s the name of the file. I always put quotes around the file names in the headlines. Hence two days ago: “From The Ethics Alarms “Horrible People” Files: The Vile Progressive Professor (Yes, Another One, and Yes, I Would Fire Her) To be fair, sometimes I’ve put “Files’ inside the quotes.
Not sure the italics are needed or helpful. Putting them around irony hints at “not really.” Just don’t see using quotes around red file or blue file. Just a point of interest. I’m big on less is more when it comes to editing.
April 1 was 20 days ago. Post on a joke article? …(checks article)…No, article was from April 18. Too many things wrong with this (puts down the keyboard).
The ABA Journal has no sense of humor. I knew it was real immediately.
Is it irony when the name of the organization precludes membership?
Like the ‘Society of Honest Politicians’ or ‘Association of former Easter Bunnies.’
Guess that’s one way to get Jack to come to Texas.
I would take a punch in the face from Jack, if he wanted to visit. Jack needs him some hole in the wall TexMex cooking, methinks.
We would have a grand little meeting, with all of the Texan commentators in the same general vicinity.
I think a commentator confab would be a lot of fun. And somewhere in Texas would be central and convenient. And well served by airlines.
Where’s texagg been of late? He’s completely MIA? Not sick or anything?
Well, slickwilly, I gotta blame someone, so I’ll blame you, for stirring-up my belly with an appetite for some Tex-Mex for a late lunch.
Tex might be extremely busy, given the time of year (if he is still doing landscaping, which I thought I caught him saying years ago, that he is a contractor, that is). Sometimes I wonder if he and Michael West are the same person, or if they know each other especially well somehow.
Comment above was meant to reply to Other Bill’s 3:37 pm.
I remember him saying he was a landscaping contractor but he just seems noticeably, pointedly absent.
Yes I have noticed Tex’s absence and have been missing his commentary – hoping he and all his dear ones are OK.
And where’s that guy “Eeyoure”? He was a hoot!
My only comment is that I am amazed so many commenters are saying this. Columbo would be face-palming.
It took me a while, but I got there.
Ha! That is too rich for words.
I’m going to jump in here, with very little information to go on. Texagg04 was chagrined at losing his temper at another commentator. If I recall his comment accurately, he was concerned that the anonymity provided by his handle may have thus provided him with sufficient cover that his responses were intemperate, to the extent that they were insulting and did not further the debate. As I interpret his last comment, he was not withdrawing from the blog, but would no longer use the handle ‘texagg04’. I suspect, but can offer no proof, that he is still with us, and would speculate that at some point in the future, he will reveal himself. At least I hope so. Like the rest of us, I miss my fellow Texan, and rival college graduate (I’m a Longhorn).
Chris can drive anyone right over the edge. Instructive to know what kind of professors he studied under and admired.
And speaking of Baja Oklahoma (a friend and client’s term – he was an Oklahoma native and OU architecture school grad), my wife and I were in Australia earlier this month. We were walking down a sidewalk in North Sydney on our next to last day there and an American couple were walking toward us, he in a UT ball cap. I raised my right hand with my index and pinky appropriately erect (my Oklahoma friend’s explanation for which was it meant “Chapter 11,” at least in the mid-80s), to which he said, “Hook ’em.” I just chuckled and waved but realized after the fact that the appropriate response would have had me say “Horns.” Si o no?
Si. Beevo! (Our Lomghorn) Hook ’em Horns!
The Aggies cooked Beevo once…and fed him to the Longhorn football team. They beat the ever living daylights out of us that year, but it was worth it, since they usually beat us like a drum in the ’60s and ’70s.
And your Oklahoma friend was wrong. The University owns oil wells. It is not dependent on State funding.
And ain’t THAT an interesting political story? Involves Texas Gov Hogg, shady land deals, and the discovery of oil long after the fact.
Ain’t it the truth? You no doubt know Gov. Hogg had two dauighters; named ’em Ima and Ura. Too bad there was no CPS at the time.
“…my fellow Texan, and rival college graduate (I’m a Longhorn).”
Texag and I would be your rivals, if the Aggies had not moved past UT several years ago.
Yeah, I know. And the Aggies are doing much better since moving to the SEC. The ‘Horns, on the other hand, are not doing well, either in sports or academics. (Sigh) Still my Alma Mater, and I still root for ’em.
Your loyalty is commendable. Misguided and sad, but commendable.
Just kidding, DD.