Monday, April 14, 2008

April 14, 2008 - Whine is Not Something You Drink


Consider This for April 14, 2008—Whine is Not Something You Drink

Whine is not something you drink. Or to put in a very old cliché’ “Would you like some cheese with your whine."

Hey. I have put in my time. I have performed public service for most of my life. I think it is about time for me to whine.

A police report is called a complaint form. The person who answers the phone in the communications center takes complaints from citizens. When a person is charged in court a complaint is filed against them.

Now is it my turn. Here are my complaints.

It really ticks me off when people do not stop before making a right turn on red. The law says to come to a complete stop, look both ways and proceed with caution when you are turning right on red. When was the last time you saw anyone do that? When was the last time you did it?

I laugh out loud when I am in a line of traffic waiting for a red light while the right lane just proceeds to turn without even slowing down.

Sometimes the vehicles that fail to come to a stop even have red and blue lights on their roof.

The law says that slower traffic must drive in the right lane on the Interstate. Yeah right. That never happens. People will get over to the left and then drive the speed limit while all of the law abiding citizens who want to speed over the speed limit have to slow down or make a dangerous pass on the right.

In the 1960s in Connecticut it was illegal to pass anyone on the right. Imagine one car stopping the progress of three lanes of traffic by driving too slow in the left lane.

A new law that people apparently do not understand is that if there is an emergency vehicle stopped on the right side of the road you are suppose to pull over to the left. Too many CSP and CDOT employees are being killed by drivers coming too close.

Protocol for flying the American flag is that it is to be put up at sunrise and brought down at sunset. There is an exception to this rule. If there is a light on the flag all night long then it can stay up all night. Now here is something to do when you can’t sleep. Drive around Summit County at night and count the number of flags flying all night long without any illumination. By the way it is not enough to have a light near the flag. The light has to be on the flag.

People who say irrigardless drive me nuts. There is no such word. The proper word is regardless.

People say that illegal undocumented aliens do not pay taxes. In reality they pay more taxes than you do because they cannot get social security or a tax refund.

People believe that the same aliens get free medical care paid for by the government. Not true again. The medical facility eats the cost and then passes it one to everyone who gets and pays for services. There are few government hospitals or health care facilities. Most are private non-profit organizations.

Crime does not go up when aliens come into a community. It stays the same because they do not want to commit crimes and get deported. They have a huge vested interest in being crime free.

The latest barrage is that people do not believe that there is global warming because of our very snowy winter. People who say that are seriously uninformed. Yes Virginia there is Global Warming and if you love your children and grandchildren you will be doing something about lowering your personal carbon footprint.

Education is our most important priority. If you don’t believe me watch the TV show COPS. The poorly educated criminal is being beaten up by an equally poorly educated cop after the criminal has given up and is spread eagle on the ground and is no threat to anyone.

Now I think that I will have a glass of wine. You know the kind you can drink.


Whine is not something you drink. Or to put in a very old cliché’ “Would you like some cheese with your whine."

Hey. I have put in my time. I have performed public service for most of my life. I think it is about time for me to whine.

A police report is called a complaint form. The person who answers the phone in the communications center takes complaints from citizens. When a person is charged in court a complaint is filed against them.

Now is it my turn. Here are my complaints.

It really ticks me off when people do not stop before making a right turn on red. The law says to come to a complete stop, look both ways and proceed with caution when you are turning right on red. When was the last time you saw anyone do that? When was the last time you did it?

I laugh out loud when I am in a line of traffic waiting for a red light while the right lane just proceeds to turn without even slowing down.

Sometimes the vehicles that fail to come to a stop even have red and blue lights on their roof.

The law says that slower traffic must drive in the right lane on the Interstate. Yeah right. That never happens. People will get over to the left and then drive the speed limit while all of the law abiding citizens who want to speed over the speed limit have to slow down or make a dangerous pass on the right.

In the 1960s in Connecticut it was illegal to pass anyone on the right. Imagine one car stopping the progress of three lanes of traffic by driving too slow in the left lane.

A new law that people apparently do not understand is that if there is an emergency vehicle stopped on the right side of the road you are suppose to pull over to the left. Too many CSP and CDOT employees are being killed by drivers coming too close.

Protocol for flying the American flag is that it is to be put up at sunrise and brought down at sunset. There is an exception to this rule. If there is a light on the flag all night long then it can stay up all night. Now here is something to do when you can’t sleep. Drive around Summit County at night and count the number of flags flying all night long without any illumination. By the way it is not enough to have a light near the flag. The light has to be on the flag.

People who say irrigardless drive me nuts. There is no such word. The proper word is regardless.

People say that illegal undocumented aliens do not pay taxes. In reality they pay more taxes than you do because they cannot get social security or a tax refund.

People believe that the same aliens get free medical care paid for by the government. Not true again. The medical facility eats the cost and then passes it one to everyone who gets and pays for services. There are few government hospitals or health care facilities. Most are private non-profit organizations.

Crime does not go up when aliens come into a community. It stays the same because they do not want to commit crimes and get deported. They have a huge vested interest in being crime free.

The latest barrage is that people do not believe that there is global warming because of our very snowy winter. People who say that are seriously uninformed. Yes Virginia there is Global Warming and if you love your children and grandchildren you will be doing something about lowering your personal carbon footprint.

Education is our most important priority. If you don’t believe me watch the TV show COPS. The poorly educated criminal is being beaten up by an equally poorly educated cop after the criminal has given up and is spread eagle on the ground and is no threat to anyone.

Now I think that I will have a glass of wine. You know the kind you can drink.

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