Monday, October 29, 2007

Mississippi property

My eyes popped open this morning while drinking my coffee and watching the morning news shows before leaving for the gym.

A husband was suing his ex-wife's new boyfriend--all parties in their sixties--for TWENTY TWO million dollars. The wife started seeing him AFTER they'd split up and had left her husband because of his excessive drinking and abuse.

The cause of action is 'Alienation of Affection' and based on the premise the new man took his property from him.

Yes, PROPERTY. Apparently, in seven Southern States, a wife is regarded under their laws as property, as in chattel. I am NOT kidding.

Only in the blessed and dark parts of the South. And people from abroad wonder why there's a bit of a social divide in this country.

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