Top Of My Head

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Date: February 1, 2007

Some people have no sense of humor…

Please read this story on CNN for more information.

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.  We’re all in a heighten state of awareness and security since 9/11.  I get that.  I understand that seeing strange objects in strange places puts people on edge.

But, in the words of John Stossel — Give me a Break!

Here’s the skinny:

Two guys put up little electronic boards that flipped you the bird to advertise “ate-night Adult Swim cartoon ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force.'” (quote from CNN)  There’s nothing threatening looking about these things, although I can see how people would be upset.  Also, nothing makes these things look like a bomb.  Trust me, if the terrorist are going to blow up underpasses, you probably wouldn’t see the bomb first.

Anyway, some people “panicked” and now the men who put the signs up all over Boston (not NY, where I could understand them going a little overboard with the panic) are in trouble for causing a panic.

Even the judge said you have to have the intent to cause a panic to be charged with starting one.

Come on, let’s lighten up.  I’m tired of having to be scared all the time.

We’ve had two foreign attacks in fifty years.  I think that makes us a pretty safe nation.]

Take a deep breath and chill a little.

God Bless

Cops and the morning commute…

We have a lot of nice police officers in this state.  Believe me when I say, I wouldn’t want to be out in the cold directing traffic at an accident scene or having to risk my life to break up a domestic dispute.

But this morning, a nice state trooper pulls on the highway from the side of the road.  I’m sure he had been stopped to write a ticket or something, but he had no lights on and there was no reason for any of the rest of us drivers to think he (or she, as I didn’t see the officer’s face) was gunning to pull someone else over.  We were in a 65MPH zone.

So, someone please explain to me why oh why we have to slow down to 55 MPH in a 65 zone because a cop is on the highway?  Not only does it slow all of us down and cause backups, but it just peeves me to no end.

The police officer is NOT going to pull you over because you did 66MPH, so quit hitting the brakes when you see one and just drive the damn car.  Or, pull over and get out of my way, because I want to do the speed limit.

I’m so glad this officer decided to get off the highway a few miles later.  It meant I could do the speed limit again!

God Bless

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