Thursday, August 17, 2006

my life is still trying to get up that great big hill

"Teens not complying will be fined and have their licenses suspended. An Indiana judge fed up with teenage traffic violators is kicking them in the seat -- the driver's seat. Porter Superior Judge Julia Jent is sentencing the ticketed teens to the embarrassment of riding the school bus, if they are found guilty in her courtroom. Jent got the idea after a girl in her court for a moving traffic violation appeared not to take seriously either the offense or the possible fine. The judge, who has teenage grandchildren, said she knew she had reached the teen when she ordered her to park her car and ride the school bus and the girl started crying outside her courtroom. With that, she figured she found the right punishment. Jent also warns parents they could be held in contempt of court if they drive their child to school. Jent said making teenagers ride the bus also makes them take their driving violations seriously. Jent sent a memo to every law enforcement agency in her jurisdiction, telling them that all moving traffic citations involving drivers age 16 to 18 must be seen by her. She doesn't want their parents to pay a fine or have teens pay the fine and not tell mom and dad. If the teens violate the order to ride the bus, their driver's license will be suspended, and a fine must be paid. If they follow the order, the matter is dismissed.Of the dozen or so teens who were given the school-bus orders so far, one was ordered to nine weeks of school-bus riding. Another had total driving restrictions for an entire semester, according to the North West Indiana Times."Oh my God, you would have thought I gave her and her mother the death penalty," Jent told the paper.The punishment is legal. The state statute allows a judge to place any violator on probationary conditions, including license suspensions. "

I'm mad and I'm not gonna take it any more. What is with this big "fart wave" we're riding suddenly? It's bad enough living with a farting animal, I don't want to buy a book about one.
So far this week, I've seen a couple books about a
farting dog, I've seen a stuffed farting teddy bear and a "pull my finger" Santa.
Hello? Unless you're a guy, FARTING IN
AND OF ITSELF IS NOT FUNNY. And it certainly isn't reading material.
And I'll tell ya what REALLY isn't funny, when you're in bed with a guy--for the purposes of this story, we'll call him "Mr. G"...and Mr. G farts then holds your
head under the covers. That is SO not funny.

I watched more of that so called "interview" with John Mark Karr, alleged killer of Jon Benet Ramsey, and I don't believe him. Generally when you're trying to access visually remembered images, your eyes usually go up and to the right. His eyes went down on every question he'd answer, then they'd come up again to face the person asking the question.

I canNOT make up my mind about Panic! At the Disco's "I Write Sins, Not Tragedies." I like the music, I like the tempo and Lord knows I've listened to it 95 thousand times, but I can't decide if I like it or not.
I'm undecided because the "singing" is kind of disjointed.
I'm not sure if I like "Under The Influence of Giants" either. I read a review of them in which the person described the song "Mama's Room" as sounding
so disco that all that was missing was the revolving glitter ball. Sorry, but I'm not hearing that at all.
I definitely love Everclear's AM Radio. That one I am sure of.

1 comment:

Mushy said...

I heard a story once that naked burglars were never confronted by dogs...don't know why...shock maybe!