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RE: I always have said that you should never cross a Vermonter

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by firefighterjake, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. DAKSY

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  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Next monster truck entry...COPCRUSHER!
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  3. ScotO

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    AMEN to that one! Suprising that no one has taken one through some parking lots down in Washington, DC......
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    What kind of sense does it make to destroy the public property your tax dollars paid for? None. Now he's just deeper in trouble than he already was. This act certainly won't endear him to the prosecting attorney. He taught nobody any sort of lesson. He gained nothing, and cost his local government $300K which it can likely ill-afford. He also took a big chunk of local police protection for him and his neighbors and all their private property of the street, probably for quite a while. Stupid, stupid, stupid. I'd throw the book at the idiot. Rick
  5. ScotO

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    Don't get me wrong Rick, I won't condone this guy or what he did.....yes it was stupid beyond belief. I'm simply stating that there are a TON of 'loose cannons' out there, I'm suprised we don't see this kind of crap alot more. What I said in my last post was in jest. Here's my problem.....who's fault is it that this guy did what he did? Is it our fault? Nope. Is it the cops' fault? No, they were just doing their job (to the best of our knoweledge). Was it societys' fault? I don't think so, but some would make you believe it is. The bottom line is this guy is responsible for what he did, HE AND HIM ALONE..... not anyone else. That includes the tractor manufacturer, they cannot control how their product is used out in society! That being said, if this clown was to walk into that police station and shoot a bunch of people up, right away they want to blame guns for the crime. It isn't the inanimate objects that commit crimes, it is people. Hold this guy (and ANYONE who commits ANY KIND OF CRIME) accountable for their actions. Don't blame the other good people out there with the same kind (or bigger) tractors, don't let our government take our tractors away!! LOL.....had to get that off my chest. BTW I hope they throw the book at him too.......
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    +1 amen
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    It really all depends. Was he upset because he's a stupid jerk, or that they stopped him for no reason, made him late while they tossed his car, found a roach in his ashtray and arrested him? At that point did he get upset when they cuffed him, jerk his hands and suddenly he was "resisting arrest"? We're they just messing with him because he stood up at a town meeting "I think we can save money by having flag men vs paying for officer detail"? I know, I'm writing a story, but tossing tea into the harbor was a wasteful act too. I also don't want to make a hero from another Joe The Plumber, but at least he didn't choose to "occupy" something.

    Do they really need so many cruisers? It's a town of 4500 people in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nowhere. My town has more people, is closer to a real city (where there is real crime) and only has 1 full-time officer and a total of 4 police cruisers split between part-time officers What's with all the cops in Newport VT? Protecting us from Canada? Leave people alone and there wouldn't be a problem. Maybe the money was wasted before he ran over the cruisers.
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    Especially vermont taxpayers.
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    Though it'd be one helluva stump puller,I couldnt even get that beast up the long narrow winding gravel driveway.Much less turn it around in the woods after that.Most places I work at even a full size pickup is a snug fit trying to get in too close.
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  10. ScotO

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    Maybe it was all just an accident. Maybe he was going down to pay a fine or something at the police station, and he tried to do a 3-point turn (which I am SURE quickly turned into a 12-point turn in that beast of a tractor) and he accidentally ran over the cars? Hey, it's always a possibility.....esp. after reading Thistle's post, one can only wonder what was going through that mans head!:p
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    SUNDAY!!!! SUNDAY!!!! SUNDAY!!!!! Its the Monster Tractor & Truck SUUUUUUUPER Jam!!!!

    You've all heard that deep voiced announcer dude on those TV commercials,I know it...He's gotta be the same guy that announces for those pro wrasslin commercials.;lol

    Remember this guy in all those movie trailers? Heard his voice since I was probably 6-7 yrs old,but didnt know his name until shortly before he died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_LaFontaine
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    Thistle I remember that man very well. The voice of a generation! Hearing that voice instantly takes you back.
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    I love it when people get pissed for getting caught doing illegal things. I had a neighbor like that. He complained every time the police harassed him for driving drunk. Oh, and they all wanted his "wife" too, because she is so hot, that's another reason they hated him so much.
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    I lived down the street from Atco NJ Dragaway. They had all that stuff - funny cars, fire breathing stuff, monster trucks, stock cars, etc....

    They have a Demo Derby up here on Labor Day weekend. It's a small version of the fancy ones you sometimes see on TV. Now that stuff takes a lot of talent and engineering! They work on those cars constantly to gain a little edge.
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