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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:36 pm    Post subject: In the News of the odd... Reply with quote

DUBLIN (Reuters) - An Irish hearse driver has been fined for speeding -- while leading a funeral cortege.

Police ordered undertaker John Carr to pay an 80 euro ($102) fine and gave him two penalty points for driving at 69 km/hr (43 miles/hour) in a 50 km/hr zone.

Several other vehicles in the cortege -- on its way to a funeral in County Donegal, northwest Ireland -- were also fined and their drivers threatened with prosecution if they did not pay.

Hundreds of people were caught in the same area during a police crackdown last month, including parents taking their children to school.

"I've never heard of a hearse being done for speeding before. I supposed I'll probably have to pay the fine," The Irish Times newspaper quoted Carr as saying. "I'm not too worried about the points because I intend not to incur any more."
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now thats classy Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and I thought the cops in the states were assholes....

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn irish.
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PsycoMonkey



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i saw one of those driver dudes..he had that 50's cool guy look with the black jeans rolled up at the bottom and the white t-shirt and huge sunglasses and some of them black and white shoes..it was classic..i almost wanted to take a picture..but i had driven about 5000 miles at that point so i didnt care
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't feel like making a new thread for this.

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Want to Empty the Jails and Have Less Return Offenders???


Did you also know, it costs about $59,000.00 to keep each prisoner per year? I'd reelect Joe Arpaio too!! This article seemed so far out but it was checked out before forwarding it. To verify its truth, go to www.snopes.com/crime/deserts/pink.asp
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Subject: Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona

Sheriff Joe Arpaio (in Arizona) who created the "tent city jail":

He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them.

He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. Took away their weights. Cut off all but "G" movies.

He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects.

Then he started chain gangs for women so he wouldn't get sued for discrimination.

He took away cable TV until he found out there was a federal court order that required cable TV for jails. So he hooked up the cable TV again only let in the Disney channel and the weather channel.

When asked why the weather channel he replied, so they will know how hot it's gonna be while they are working on my chain gangs

He cut off coffee since it has zero nutritional value.

When the inmates complained, he told them, "This isn't the Ritz/Carlton. If you don't like it, don't come back."

He bought Newt Gingrich' lecture series on videotape that he pipes into the jails. When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture series by a Democrat, he replied that a democratic lecture series might explain why a lot of the inmates were in his jails in the first place.

More on the Arizona Sheriff:

With temperatures being even hotter than usual in Phoenix (116 degrees just set a new record), the Associated Press reports: About 2,000 inmates living in a barbed-wire-surrounded tent encampment at the
Maricopa County Jail have been given permission to strip down to their government-issued pink boxer shorts.

On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 degrees inside the week before.

Many were also swathed in wet, pink towels as sweat collected on their chests and dripped down to their pink socks.

"It feels like we are in a furnace," said James Zanzot, an inmate who has lived in the tents for 1 year. "It's inhumane."

Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic He said Wednesday that he told all
of the inmates: "It's 120 degrees in Iraq and our soldiers are living in tents too, and they have to wear full battle gear, but they didn't commit any crimes, so shut your damned mouths!"

Way to go, Sheriff! Maybe if all prisons were like this one there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders. Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves.

Sheriff Joe was just reelected Sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

make him president!!! thats what we need for all jails..unless..the criminals get smarter? that would just be bad
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm all for cutting off all luxuries for inmates but I don't like the idea of non-airconditioned areas. They would have to be very careful to not get someone killed in that kind of heat.

And chain gangs aren't all that they are cracked up to be. Many prisons are being used as slave labor to undercut contractor's bids. Yes, make them work on community projects but we shouldn't be screwing legit companies out of their work. Other than that, yay!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed. Heh heh. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't read the second article yet, but what's more absurd? Pulling over a hearse, or finding out a guy with the last name Carr went into the limo business?
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