Leave It To The Kooks In Vermont

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    Not Just Cell Phones

    Vermont legislators want drivers to keep their eyes on the road. They're considering a ban not just on cellphones... but also on eating, drinking, smoking, reading, writing, personal grooming, playing an instrument, or interacting with pets or cargo while driving. Violators would face a fine of up to $600.

    Representative Thomas Koch, who sponsored the bill, drew from his own experience, saying, quote, "...somebody opposite me was trying to navigate around the corner with a cell phone... in one hand and a cigarette in the other , and she wasn't doing very well."

    If the bill passes, you won't be able to comb your hair, pet your dog, or drink coffee... much less play the flugelhorn... while driving.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,251241,00.html
     
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    I've nearly been hit by drivers on their cell phones (the majority) as well as eating (second highest), drinking (only one or two), and reading or writing (one of the two, but it was only one person). I see nothing wrong with a majority of those being banned, but a few people underestimate the human ability to multi-task.
     
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    red states rule doesn't understand that the bill is all a ploy to keep redneck redstate jerks like him away from New England...
     
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    When will libs begin to understand you cannot prevent stupid people from being stupid

    Besides, we have laws covering reckless driving. Libs cannot help themselfs - it is in their blood to be the Mommy and Daddy party
     
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    I'm not viewing it as having them try to keep us safe from stupid people doing stupid things. Regardless, people will cause accidents, but this'll help curb it only a little.
     
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    Well, we good ol' boys can always find a use for libs............


    The Pope took a couple of days off to visit the Smoky Mountains in
    East Tennessee for some sightseeing. He was cruising along the
    campground in the Pope Mobile when there was a frantic commotion just
    at the edge of the woods. A helpless Democrat, wearing sandals,
    shorts, a "Save the Whales" hat, and a "To Hell with Bush" T-shirt, was screaming while struggling frantically and thrashing around trying to free himself from the grasp of a 10-foot grizzly.

    As the Pope watched in horror, a group of Republican loggers came
    racing up. One quickly fired a 44 magnum into the bear's chest. The
    other two reached up and pulled the bleeding, semiconscious Democrat
    from the bear's grasp, then using long clubs, the three loggers
    finished off the bear and two of them threw it onto the bed of their
    truck while the other tenderly placed the injured Democrat in the
    back seat.

    As they prepared to leave, the Pope summoned them to come over. "I
    give you my blessing for your brave actions!" he told them. "I heard
    there was a bitter hatred between Republican loggers and Democratic
    Environmental activists but now I've seen with my own eyes that this
    is not true."

    As the Pope drove off, one of the loggers asked his buddies "Who was
    that guy?"

    "It was the Pope," another replied. "He's in direct contact with
    heaven and has access to all wisdom."
    "Well," the logger said, "he may have access to all wisdom but he
    sure doesn't know anything about bear hunting! By the way, is the bait holding up, or do we need to go back to Vermont and get
    another one?"
     
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    No man should be able to tell me what I can and can't do with my cellphone. It's just a clump of plastic and batteries. Keep your laws off my cellphone!
     
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    come on up to Maine and try that, you redneck hick, and we'll show you how downeasters deal with pricks like you.... you'd be lobstah bait and no one would be the wisah....ayuh
     
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    Yes, you would be useful during bear season.

    Libs forget we "hicks" vote in huge numbers
     
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    hicks forget the results of the election in November.....

    it would seem that a lot of you voted for the boys in "blue".

    :rofl:
     

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