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DUI bill dies, no doubt from embarrassment
Yakima Herald,com ^ | 2/15/08 | Yakima Herald Editorial Board (at link)

Posted on 02/18/2008 6:15:04 PM PST by elkfersupper

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Finally, some legislative body sort of sees the problem.
1 posted on 02/18/2008 6:15:05 PM PST by elkfersupper
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It's not enough for the Soviet and Nazi courts that a defendant was found guilty. Everybody had to confess publically. A written confession just wouldn't do.

These yellow tags are sort of an equivalent.

2 posted on 02/18/2008 6:23:47 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Fire the CIA and hire the Free Clinic, someone who knows how to stop leaks.)
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These yellow tags are sort of an equivalent.

And an example of the hysteria surrounding this subject.

3 posted on 02/18/2008 6:26:09 PM PST by elkfersupper
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Other than the additional administrative costs of doing this, I don't think it's such a bad idea.

Look - there's a disgusting drunk who causes accidents and kills people!

4 posted on 02/18/2008 6:29:40 PM PST by Slump Tester (-What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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Drunk driving causes less deaths then people on cell phones.

John


5 posted on 02/18/2008 6:31:34 PM PST by Diggity
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Wow. Public shaming works. Who’da thought it?


6 posted on 02/18/2008 6:31:46 PM PST by Xenalyte (Can you count, suckas? I say the future is ours . . . if you can count.)
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Look - there's a disgusting drunk who causes accidents and kills people!

And yet, the vast majority of DUIs involve neither accidents nor deaths. Many don't even involve "drunkenness," at least not how most adults understand it.

7 posted on 02/18/2008 6:33:00 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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“Drunk driving causes less deaths then people on cell phones.”

What are the statistics that back up your claim?


8 posted on 02/18/2008 6:33:56 PM PST by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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This was proposed in Virginia and thank goodness it’s dead.


9 posted on 02/18/2008 6:34:45 PM PST by gracesdad
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“Wow. Public shaming works. Who’da thought it?”

Wow, time to go back to the scarlet A?


10 posted on 02/18/2008 6:35:53 PM PST by gracesdad
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To: Diggity

I’m agaiost the yellow plates, but I don’t believe this one unless you can pull up some real proof.


11 posted on 02/18/2008 6:36:43 PM PST by gracesdad
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12 posted on 02/18/2008 6:36:57 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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I’d be in favor of that. But then, I’m someone who managed to stay non-pregnant before marriage, so I guess I’m biased.


13 posted on 02/18/2008 6:37:41 PM PST by Xenalyte (Can you count, suckas? I say the future is ours . . . if you can count.)
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Look - there's a disgusting drunk who causes accidents and kills people!

Where does it stop?

Look - there's a guy who talks on his phone while driving and kills people = blue license plate.

Look - there's a chick who puts on her makeup while driving and kills people = lavender license plate.

Look - there's a guy who yells at his kids while driving and kills people = red license plate.

And look, there's the wife of the guy who was drunk but stuck by him while he dried out because she believes in the sanctity of marriage and now has to drive a car with yellow license plates around even though she didn't do anything wrong.

14 posted on 02/18/2008 6:40:04 PM PST by mngran2
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DUI bill dies,...

Thumbs up!
15 posted on 02/18/2008 6:42:06 PM PST by modican
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“I’d be in favor of that. But then, I’m someone who managed to stay non-pregnant before marriage, so I guess I’m biased.”

Well, congratulations, so has everybody in my family and their spouses (although every single one I know of made love with the future spouse before marriage; well, maybe not my parents, although I can’t say for sure). What exactly does that have to do with with the scarlet A — adultery?


16 posted on 02/18/2008 6:43:58 PM PST by gracesdad
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Okay, so technically I’d put an F on fornicators, not an A. But “The Scarlet F,” you must admit, has far less cachet.


17 posted on 02/18/2008 6:45:48 PM PST by Xenalyte (Can you count, suckas? I say the future is ours . . . if you can count.)
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To: narses

Drunk driving is listed way down the list for causes of accidents. Driver inattention is the number one reason. Everyone is on a cell phone these days.

You can got to the California Motor Vehicle site. I believe they have information on it their.

John


18 posted on 02/18/2008 6:48:24 PM PST by Diggity
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Hey, a couple months ago, Fraudoire was getting all hot about starting “random” drunk driving checkpoint things.

That bright idea crashed and burned good! The legislature wouldn’t even consider it...


19 posted on 02/18/2008 6:49:12 PM PST by djf (I think McCain deserves a chance. After all, he is on R side!)
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Where does it stop? How about here?
If it's good enough for a little kid, it's probably good enough for someone who drives drunk.
20 posted on 02/18/2008 6:49:17 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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