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One of the reasons I am happy to be moving out of Ga.

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by fpnmf, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

       How embarrassing... 

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  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL, them dang kids......Get off my lawn ..........    Mr Dylan said it years ago

    The times they are a-changin'
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  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    AS THE HOOKERS walk the sidewalks so very close to the curbs.It ain't only in Ga. but seems to be an ordanance that from time to time is enforced all over.Like in AZ.if you hold a sign asking for $ in the median you need a reflective vest.
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Those are not the first girls to have that happen.  I remember seeing it somewhere else too

    I have a vest - maybe I can get a median in AZ during the winter to supliment my retirement [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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  5. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i got a reeeeal nice spot for ya............and remember, AZ is a carry state.
  6. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Those Girls Scouts looked scared.  There are definitely two ways of handling things, and that was the wrong way.

    Girl Scout:  Sir, would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?

    Customer:  Sure, They're made with real Girl Scouts, Right?

    Sorry, couldn't help myself!
  7. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Now that's something you'd expect to see in S. Florida. That's why we moved to a small town in Central Florida after 35 years in Ft.Lauderdale. Oh and Scar, you can stand on a corner with a vest here too, but were also a carry State.
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  8. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Seems to me the cops were only doing their job, but somebody should have told those particular cops how to do their job, without scaring little girls!!!

    I once had to walk across the NJ TPK to shoot an Azimuth on some antennas we were checking on a tower job. I had a hard hat & a reflective vest on, but a NJ State cop stopped and gave me hell. He said I have to get permission to walk across the TPK, ahead of time. I asked him----Now how would I know ahead of time that a tower I never saw before had an antenna sector pointing over the TPK, and that there was a magnetic field in the close area of the tower that caused me to have to get farther away from the tower so the magnetic field was not interfering with my compass, and that in order to get that far away from that tower, I would have to walk across the turnpike.

    His answer (smiling)---That's your problem, and drove away.

    Just another Bearcarver "Rant",

  9. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Just an observation on a couple of things.  The policeman was doing what he was expected to do.  We may not like the ordinance, but, if it's there, he's responsible for enforcing it.  The manner in which he enforced it?  Well, unfortunately it's a reflection of how many in our "society" feel when dealing with others.  We've been evolving, unfortunately in the wrong direction.  It's not "The Happy Days" of 1962, or Mom and Dad in "The Beaver" show anymore.  And, I don't even want to mention the Andy Griffth show and it's influence on the perception of what life is like in rural America, somewhere back there (remember, I'm a left coaster).

    Now about the talking head who started off the news report, talk about abrasive and in your face attitude......  see what I mean.  Brash.   And the kids today??

    Hey, it's Saturday (well, everyday is Saturday, when you're retired).  All the snowbirds rush down to AZ before Scar to get the good median sites.
  10. bigslick

    bigslick Smoke Blower

    Why is the focus on the police officer?  My guess is it makes for a good story.  What I am left wondering is how the troop leaders and parents would put the girls in a situation like that.  After reading the mission statement of the Girl Scouts I am confused why they would put cookie sales ahead of following the law (whether we like the law or not.)  I think a good story would have been one of the adults stepping up taking responsibility, and apologizing for not setting the right example for the scouts.  Everyone makes mistakes, in my opinion this story is over looking who made the mistake.

    My village called, I have to go now...


  11. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    After watching the vid again , them girls weren't scared in the least nor was the one mom they interviewed, but it sure did make for some sensational air time
  12. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I was out in that area today..The word I got was the cop is a known asswipe and is known for having no couth.

    A little bit of manners on his part and none of this would have happened..
  13. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Run for your Life!!!!!!   The police are coming!!!!   [​IMG]   [​IMG]   [​IMG]