March 15, 2005

Rachel "Our Lady of the Divine IHOP" Corrie's parents suing IDF & Caterpillar

Remember Rachel Corrie? She's the college student from Washington state who thought it would be a good idea to stand in front of a moving IDF bulldozer, ostensibly to keep it from knocking down a Palistinian house.

But as I always say, "all ties go to the bulldozer."

Corrie became scattered, smothered and covered (it's a Waffle House thing) by said 'dozer two years ago tomorrow (3.16.03). Now her idiot parents have gone lawsuit-happy and filed a wrongful death suit against the Israeli government and Caterpillar, Inc. I guess we now know where "Our Lady of the Blessed Waffle House" got her "smarts" from.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court here, alleges that Caterpillar violated international and state law by providing specially designed bulldozers to Israeli Defense Forces, knowing the machines would be used to demolish homes and endanger people.

"The brutal death of my daughter should never have happened," her mother, Cindy Corrie, said in a statement released by the Center for Constitutional Rights, one of the law firms handling the case. "We believe Caterpillar and the (Israeli Defense Forces) must be held accountable for their role in the attack."

Cindy and Craig Corrie, who have moved to Olympia from Charlotte, N.C., since their daughter's death, are pursuing separate claims in Israel against the state of Israel, the Israeli Defense Ministry and the Israeli Defense Forces.

Caterpillar made the tractor. I guess now we're going to have other dumbassed moonbats coming out of the woodwork suing McDonald's for making fatty food.

Oops! Too late!

Just damn.

(More coverage from Full Of Crap, Barking Moonbat & others)

Posted by mhking at March 15, 2005 09:36 PM

"The brutal death of my daughter should never have happened,"

I agree. The nitwit shouldn't have been there to begin with.

Posted by: marcus at March 15, 2005 09:42 PM

I remember when this happened and I'm still somewhat amazed by it. She was run over by a bulldozer and, if my memory works, the bulldozer was going in reverse.

I went to the Caterpillar web site but I couldn't find any data on the top speed of a bulldozer - in reverse or forward - but I can't imagine that it's all that fast.

Get out of the way!

Posted by: Keith at March 16, 2005 12:00 AM

Can we arrange to introduce the parents to a combine harvester?

Posted by: BobG at March 16, 2005 07:05 AM

The Corrie family seem to be wanting to stay in the limelight. Next April 7 the play My Name is Rachel Corrie opens in London at the Royal Court Theatre, directed by Alan Rickman, he of Die Hard.

Posted by: Fausta at March 16, 2005 09:51 AM

Mcdonalds thing has i think been tried before. if memory serves the plaintiffs lost.

What about the British journalist shot 11 times by Israeli soldiers while identifying himself and waving a white flag?

Posted by: Nick Saunders at March 16, 2005 03:55 PM

Nick , What did the so-called British journalist have to do with: 1. A frivolous lawsuit 2.A idiot getting in the way of a very lagre machine 3. A person exercising personal freedom by stuffing Big Macs down their throat?

Posted by: sausageseller at March 18, 2005 09:57 AM
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