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You can't fix Stupid!

Posted on: June 1, 2010 8:19 am
 

Good lord. Is this world just full of idiots who have the common sense of a peanut? Seriously. Our government last year passed a law banning truck drivers from texting while driving. To me, this is just common sense. Why would you take your eyes off the road for up to 5 seconds or more at a time just to send a message to someone else. Is it really that important that you would risk your life?

Now I read in PC World about a women who is sueing Google and Verizon because the walking directions she got on her mobile phone had her walking down a highway. Seriously, GPS is a wonderful, but definitely flawed tool. People still need to use that grey matter that is in their skulls once in a while. Of course, incidents like this should thin out the herd so we don't have idiots like this having stupid kids.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/1976
18/woman_sues_google_for_bad_direct
ions.html


At what point do people actually start taking responsibility for their own actions. If someone tells me that it is a good idea to jump off of a cliff and I do, and by some miracle actually survive, do I have the right to sue the guy that told me to jump, or should someone just shoot me for being a complete and utter moron?

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Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: June 1, 2010 4:18 pm
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2010 4:06 pm
 

You can't fix Stupid!

Yea, I'm not real big on the "everybody is a winner thing" after a certain age. My daughter was in gymnastics, and they would put on shows for the parents and all the kids got a trophy. This worked well since it kept her interested in gymnastics, but at some point it's got to be about winning and losing.



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: June 1, 2010 2:44 pm
 

You can't fix Stupid!

Section - Glad to hear you're doing well.

I agree about the video and others like it. I know when I was in Drivers Ed back in '74 (yeah it was a while ago) they still showed films like that. The problem is today there are too many bleeding hearts, for lack of a better term, that think that's too violent. Just as the films we use to watch were deemd to violent by certain groups that;s why you don't see them anymore. These same people that don't want those kind of films shown in Driver's Ed are the ones who bury their heads in the sand when stuff like this happens in real life and ask "why wasn't something done".

Relating it to sports it's like the people that think by keeping score when kids are little it will hurt them in the real world. As soon as these bozo's wake up and realize life in the real world "isn't fair" their kids will be better off...bluejay 



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2010 1:08 pm
 

You can't fix Stupid!

I agree, you shouldn't need to implement laws.

I think you just need to show kids in drivers education this video, and hope it scares some sense into them.



Off topic, I'm doing great.




Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: June 1, 2010 12:57 pm
 

You can't fix Stupid!

Section - Great points and yes there are STUPID people out there. There are also people out there who use the legal system to benefit from their STUPIDITY. Remember the woman who sued McDonalds because she spilled hot coffee on herself, while driving, AND WON? Something is really wrong when people that don't have, or use, commom sense can file frivolous lawsuits and win.

I don't know about other states but the Einsteins here in Wisconsin are pushing through a law that prohibits texting while driving. If I'm not mistaken there is already a law in the books called inattentive driving. I'm sure they could make up or site other laws to cover it as well. Until they take a page from other countries that have stiffer penalties for things like this it will only get worse. I'm not saying chop off their hand but more than a slap on the wrist is needed. 

We had a young mother of 2 die in a car crash about 6 months ago here  becasue a high school student was texting on his way to school. Her husband is a friend of my son and the kid that was texting was one of our Jr. bowlers so we felt it from both sides.

On a side note how are you feeling? Hope all is going well...bluejay


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