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kicking television

Today was one of those weird days where it almost felt like a holiday at work, thanks in large part to the first snow of the year. There was a lot of slacking around the office and everyone was in a good mood and there was plenty of sharing of war stories about driving in the snow. I now work in the “snow belt” which is the area where lake-effect snow off Lake Erie falls most frequently. It snowed all day and we had about 4 inches by the time I left (thank goodness for parking garages). But after I left, there was barely any snow on the ground just a few miles south, and nothing on the ground where I live.

– Heard an interesting news story this morning that the Ohio legislature is considering a bill that would require sex offenders to have pink license plates for at least 5 years following their offense. This comes only a year after a similar bill was passed that requires DUI offenders to have a yellow plate (as pictured above). I’m still mixed on how I feel about these. Yes, it’s a major invasion of privacy and will result in more police profiling of these individuals. But is that necessarily a bad thing? In many cases, these people are habitual offenders and being able to quickly identify them could help save lives. But for those who maybe had a one-time lapse in judgment (I’m talking the DUI folks here), is it fair to be punished and subject to public humiliation for years after the fact?

– During my commute the other day, I saw the most redneck sticker ever, where else but on the back of a big ol’ pickup truck. The sticker proudly proclaims that the driver is a Rackaholic, displaying a large set of deer antlers. Very nice…
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2 responses to “kicking television

  1. worstweatherever November 18, 2005 at 5:51 am

    im starting to think that a “daily commute” blog might be a really hot idea after these recent posts…

  2. Andy November 21, 2005 at 1:13 pm

    I have mixed feelings on the sexual offender plate… People might get so worked up and start killing the people because they think they are all child molesters… but a 17 or 18 year old dating a 15 year old could get one of these plates if he gets caught banging her… But it would be nice to easily see who the “bad” people are…

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