Monday, June 21, 2010

South Carolina Bans Photo Enforcement Cameras

Say bye-bye to speed cameras and red light cameras in the Palmetto State. Good for them. Now, if Tennessee's legislators would follow the will of The People, we would have the same thing here. If they think I'm lying, they should just put it on the ballot and let The People vote on the matter.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

RNC takes Obama to task over BP disaster

This ought to play well. Via Instapundit.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BP's Escrow a Big Mistake

Count me among those who think that BP should not put $20 billion into escrow to fund the gulf oil spill cleanup operations. Don't get me wrong - I think they should pay for all of the damages they have caused. That said, they are a very large company, one of the largest in the world. They have plenty of money and insurance to cover damages of this type. The problem is that, with this escrow, they have created a cash pot for labor unions and politicians to play games with. This is nothing more than a government-sponsored stash for payoffs and corruption. Much of this money will be wasted, leaving the truly injured to fend for themselves.

Looks like King Barry will have another opportunity to do things "the Chicago way."

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Another Study = Another Nail in the Red Light Camera Coffin

Another study shows that red light cameras do not keep cars from colliding but actually increase accidents. This really is common sense.

Where are all the cries for democracy when it comes to these cameras? We have people who shout for mob rule at every corner, but when it comes to using the "will of the majority" to get rid of these things and remove power from government, the politicians want no part of that.


Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Suspended for "thinking" about bringing knife to school

Well, so far, this is the dumbest thing I have heard all day. This goes beyond zero tolerance idiocy.


If your credit is bad, why pay the red light ticket?

After reading this article in the Knoxville News Sentinel, I have to question why anyone who already has bad credit would ever pay one of these tickets. Considering that Tennessee is basically the bankruptcy capital of the world, that would be a lot of people.

Lasercraft turns unpaid tickets over to a collection agency after 120 days. That leaves letters and calls from bill collectors as the only penalty, at least so far.

"There are no points and no loss of license," said Michelle Hamblin, office manager for Lasercraft's automated enforcement in Knoxville. "The majority will pay, especially once they're contacted by a collection agency. They can work out a payment plan with the collection agency."

The tickets don't affect a violator's driving record, so the city can't ask the state to suspend a driver's license for failure to pay. If some state legislators get their way, unpaid camera tickets won't show up on drivers' credit ratings, either.

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