Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I should have stayed on Active Duty

With all this spare time - the devil has been hard at work.



Hat tip MaryR.

28 comments:

Tom Goering said...

The food at the Oyster Shack is worth every bit of that effort, and then some.

Byron said...

The first time old Steve got caught DWI on his lawnmower he was taking a leak when he got tazed :)

That's funny, I don't who you are :)

MR T's Haircut said...

HAHA

I laugh at Steve the Hillbilly everytime I see this.

"uh uh.. no I know my rights.. I aint going to jail..."

Marine6 said...

I'd surely like to see that happen to Reid and Pelosi.  "I know my rights! I know my rights! I ain't doin' nothin wrong!"   ZAP!

DeltaBravo said...

Don't taze me, bro!

CDR K said...

This angers and worries me.  And this is whiy:  The guy was electrocuted because he got back on his lawnmower.  Considering all of the circumstances, was this really the minimum force necessary to compel compliance?  I don't think so.

Remember when tasers first came out?  They were justifed for police department purchase because drug-crazed offenders had "superhuman strength" and were dangerous to officers.  Now, people who are merely verbally resistant get tazed by officers who are either too fat or too incompetent to handle the situation any other way.

Please consider these two other videos:
1.  http://www.windsofchange.net/archives/so_a_man_in_plain_clothes_and_an_unmarked_car_cuts_you_off_and_pulls_a_gun.html

2.  http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/blog/2010/04/college_park_students_outraged.html

Sure, it's funny when it's some drunk redneck getting tazed.  Not so funny when it's your son or daughter.  That's why some police agencies are  so eager to prevent citizens from using a camera.

Byron said...

CDR K, before you go into high spin cycle, there's about three of these videos starring the cop, Steve and the lawn mower...and all of them are staged. I personally think the first one was a lot funnier.

AW1 Tim said...

That's as good as the fellow with the powered Lazy Boy recliner.  At least our trade schools are still producing some quality engineers ;)

CDR K said...

Oh, well, then....as Emily Litella would say:  Never mind.

Bring on the violins!

Master AssClown said...

The riding lawn mower operator sounds as intelligent as the very astute and prudent Congressman from Georgia who ponders deep thinking about islands capsizing or "Tipping Over." Maybe drug testing should be implemented?

GBS said...

Sooo...Phib...how long were you in the slammer?  :-$

ponsdorf said...

Hmmm... I have a beer cooler on my farm tractor, one on my riding mower, and one on the ATV. It's de rigueur here in Nowhere, WV. And it's not unsual to to see one or more of each at the local mini-mart getting fuel for the vehicle AND the soul.

Reckon I just don't get the joke?

Oh yeah, what's an oyster bar anyway?

Byron said...

:)  It's cool, just a Southern gold old boy thing

Byron said...

You anywhere near Short Gap, Ponsdorf?

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Byron,

Beg to differ.  The Vermont version would have a little snowplow on the front of the tractor, the perp in an orange hunting hat and long johns (and a jacked deer strapped to the back), and the cop in a parka.  Other than a different accent, it is the same sort of fellas.

C-dore 14 said...

Out here in Washington State drunks driving down the street on lawn mowers are not uncommon and we had the guy pulled over in the motorized recliner.

As for the Taser, I found the video of Rick Sanchez being Tased much more humorous.

ponsdorf said...

Nah, that's Lilyea's (TAH) AO. Closest 'town' to me is Rock Cave, WV. It's got an IGA, A Dollar General, and a PO.

MaryR said...

That's what I said when I sent it to him...Is this what you guys do down there?

Byron said...

Short Gap ain't that big :) ...You'd have to drive over to Ft. Ashby to get that

Byron said...

What's wrong with it? You ain't never seen a supercharged yard mower?

DeltaBravo said...

Oh, Mary... I'm backing away from the "that's what she said joke" right now before my impulse control disappears...

ponsdorf said...

Yeah well, Nowhere, WV is on a dirt road miles from Rock Cave. Lilyea is in Fort Ashby. I have two full baths, two half baths, AND a functioning outhouse. I have MY priorities in order.

Wanna keep playing 'topya'??? ;)

MaryR said...

I have deep redneck roots...so I'm only teasing on the same side of the fence. If I were Vermont as Mark describes, I'd definitely get tased cause I would understand a word the cop was saying

ponsdorf said...

Do you know what oysters eat?

Tom Goering said...

Yea, a little tabasco just before I inhale it.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

BTW Phib, I threw you under the bus over at USNI.  In the nicest possible way.

DeltaBravo said...

If you miss Ol' Rick... here he is in all of his glory.

C-dore 14 said...

DB, A little Rick goes a long way. ;)