California Re-Takes The Crazies Lead

Just when I think that Florida has wrestled the title away from California for “Most Insane Citizenry” I read about Mrs. Polk:

MARTINEZ, California (AP) — A suburban housewife serving as her own attorney at her murder trial insisted in closing arguments that she was being framed, and had no choice but to kill her husband in self defense.
Susan Polk, 48, is accused of stabbing 70-year-old Felix Polk in October 2002 at the couple’s Orinda home, about 15 miles east of San Francisco. Prosecutors allege the motive was her husband’s multimillion-dollar estate.
…The trial, now in its 14th week in Contra Costa County Superior Court, has been marked by the defendant’s outbursts, surreal testimony about soothsaying and apocalyptic visions, and squabbles with two sons who testified against her.
While on the stand, Polk has discussed secret government experiments, psychic powers and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. She claimed she could have thwarted the World Trade Center attacks if her husband hadn’t prevented her from alerting authorities.

I’m so glad I live on the opposite coast.

6 Responses to “California Re-Takes The Crazies Lead”

  1. John says:

    You live on the opposite coast in Jersey, dude. I mean, 9/10ths of Florida’s problems stem from Long Island and Jersey transplants.

  2. Ken Summers says:

    Man. I’ve been desperately trying to avoid this story on the radio news. That’s especially difficult because there was another story connected with it over the past several months and the airwaves have been inundated with versions and variations.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Long Island and Brooklyn, not Jersey, John. Have a heart, man.

  4. John says:

    That’s right, blame the Russian Jews again… 😉

  5. Nightfly says:

    Hey – why do you think we export these kooks? We’ve got it bad enough.

  6. KG says:

    15 miles from San Fran, huh? And I always thought that was enough of a buffer to avoid catching the crazy up there. Looks like I’m going to have to stop at Santa Barbra from now on.

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