Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"Astronomical Abuser Fees"...


It was reported yesterday in several local newspapers that a individual with five previous convictions for driving under the influence was involved in another motor vehicle accident. Numerous people were injured and the above mentioned person had to be airlifted to a area hospital. This individual also refused a breathalyzer test at the scene of the accident which he apparantly caused...

Five Times?

Why is this guy even on the road after five convictions?

Is a "Abuser fee" of several thousand dollars appropriate in this situation?

If this person was confronted with a large fine after the first conviction could it have changed his actions before it got to this point?

What if this person could not have afforded the "Abuser Fee" that many have called unfair?

Would that make a difference to you if you were looking at this driver crossing into your lane and headed directly towards you?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

"Questionable" questions...


Last week Hillary did not like the questions she got from Tim Russert during the debate so it looks like she has taken control of that problem also. It has been reported that her staff was "feeding" questions for those in the crowd to ask her...

"On Tuesday Nov. 6, the Clinton campaigstopped at a biodiesel plant in Newton as part of a weeklong series of events to introduce her new energy plan. The event was clearly intended to be as much about the press as the Iowa voters in attendance, as a large press core helped fill the small venue....

"After her speech, Clinton accepted questions. But according to Grinnell College student Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff ’10, some of the questions from the audience were planned in advance. 'They were canned,' she said. Before the event began, a Clinton staff member approached Gallo-Chasanoff to ask a specific question after Clinton’s speech. 'One of the senior staffers told me what [to ask],' she said.

"The campaign's admission that it planted the question may be another blow to the New York senator's image as a trustworthy politician.
Clinton's critics have accused her of being a double-talker who refuses to answer tough questions specifically. Now her campaign has acknowledged planting at least one question".