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April 23, 2008

FLORIDA MOTORISTS

They're tough.

(Thanks to Michael Funicelli)

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I heard of guys being shot in the head and not being seriously injured, but a woman?

Maybe she should be a superheroine, Annie.

Dang Chinese bullets; not enough lead in them.

Maybe Dave Barry should run for governor of Florida. No matter who else occupies the office, the state seems to "run itself," with disastrous consequences: criminals flock there because they know the only thing the police seem to care about is writing speeding tickets. And voters can count on the same level of competence and caring from the state to screw up every presidential election there. About the only good things about Florida as far as I can see are Dave and Disney World. Which means Florida is still worth saving. RUN, DAVE, RUN!

Instead of waiting until Mom was shot in the head, why didn't the daughter dial the cops as soon as the trouble started?

Or would that have been too sensible?

Let me see if I understand -- she doesn't want to use her last name "for fear of retaliation" but she is okay with having her picture broadcast on television news (and, by extension, the Internet)?

Huh?

klez, I think that's Floridian thinking for owes people money

Ever get run at by gang members, Jeffy? It's tough to dial 911 when you're flat against the floor of a pickup or trying to ID a license plate. That's if she even had a phone.

klez, I'm guessing her daughter has the same last name, or her phone #/addy is listed.

*snork* @ CJ - maybe they can get a refund.

Plus, it was 50th Street, between the railyards and the route to Riverview, where everyone goes for dinner and a movie. You can't even get to Riverview on 50th, unless you elect to take a very weird route. 50th ends in the upper Hillsborough Bay; you'd need to be way over on U.S. 301 to the East or 22nd to the West to get over to the Alafia River, where Riverview is. On 50th in that area, dinner would be at a convenience store and the movie would be a video game.

*zips in*™

I want to thank CJ for his excellent analysis of the traffic and road situation in this particular area. This from the man who could not find Siouxie's house even though he could see it. ;) *giggles* and gives CJ a *smooch*.

Jeff, to jump to the conclusion that she had a cell phone and should have used it while being chased by thugs is just an example of the low regard in which you hold women in general. *eye roll*

CJ - you're lucky El pointed that out before I did. That was so obvious it was like you were baiting us to mock you. Btw - a nice dinner might be at a convenience store, with the right guy. Ain't the money, honey!

One of those times when you are glad to be called a hard-headed woman.

Wow, Holly - you could be talking about me, El, or the victim.

I saw this story this morning, and it reminded me of the following that was printed in our church bulletin this last week.

Somehow it fit this thread:

Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. He
did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he
could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the
intersection.

The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn,
screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get
through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup.
As she was still in mid–rant, she heard a tap on her window
and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The
officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took
her to the police station where she was searched, finger printed,
photographed and placed in a holding cell. After a couple of
hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door.
She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting
officer was waiting with her personal effects.

He said, “I’m very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled
up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping
off the guy in front of you and cussing a blue streak at him. I
noticed the “What Would Jesus Do” bumper sticker, the
“Choose Life” license plate holder, the “Follow Me to Sunday
School” bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish
emblem on the trunk. Naturally . . . I assumed you had stolen
the car.”

Sorry for the lousy line breaks there. And I did preview. :-(

*Controls urge to flip the 'puter the bird*

Tough? She looks like she could whip her weight in Rottweilers. Of course bullets will bounce off.

Snork at Cat's anecdote.

Snork at Cat's anecdote.

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