All Hot And Bothered

Be Careful … I.D. Theft Is Real

Driving by the bank, 9:14 A.M. and the electronic temperature sign is reading 91* and I think to myself … “That aint bad.”  Then it occurs to me, how strange it seems that a temperature of 91* early in the morning feels quite “comfortable” opposed to the extreme heat we have been suffering thru here lately.

This morning, I am following some earth mover down a city street, huge machine, no tail-lights, no headlights, no flashers, no scout car.  Why is it I have to buy $1,200.00 a year worth of insurance before I get a tag and am allowed to drive, when this thing goes down the road with absolutely nothing?

Here is another one, come to think of it.  “I have seen people drive on out of state plates for years and obviously never give a thought to getting Oklahoma plates, off topic but it pisses you off, does me anyhow.”

We major in minor things in this country, that is our problem.

What we basically need to do is stop worry about whether or not Chick Fillet is going to serve a homosexual or marry one and get back to business.  (Perhaps someday soon, UFO’s will land on our planet and we can tell them that all these whiny people who just cannot stand it because they are unabashedly different from the rest of society, taste just like chicken and maybe this problem will be solved)

Today we are going to (bash or rant) talk about insurance.

A friend of mine called recently and he was hit by an illegal driving a car without insurance, and the other driver did not have a valid Oklahoma Drivers Lic.  More than likely the name he gave will turn out to be bogus too.  (Which really doesn’t matter, he will just change it to another Spanish surname and keep right on trucking)  My buddy however is now out of a car, or at best, going to have to figure out a way to pay for the damages and his medical.

So here we go, climbing back up on the soapbox, here it is.

We need to write an ordinance or law, stating that if a driver is pulled over by law enforcement and is not able to provide proof of Insurance, the car is towed.  Only one of every five car owners (from Mexico) in Oklahoma have insurance coverage and only one out of every three even bothers to get a lic.. This doesn’t let Okies or Caucasians off the hook either, you operate a motor vech. and you are not up to snuff … You lose it.

Pretty simple really.

When stopped for a violation and it is determined they are not up to date on either, we should take the car.  Don’t write them a ticket and allow them to drive off, call a wrecker and impound it right then and there.  To retrieve the car after being impounded, they must show proof of insurance to have the car released and/or valid drivers lic..

This should make it easy for any city in America to remove uninsured cars from our streets.  The impound lots will begin to fill up quickly and could possibly be full after only nine or ten days.  I would even venture to guess that something like 80% of the impounded cars are most likely going to be driven by illegals.

Now this has gone on long enough.

It is time for law enforcement to insist on proof of insurance or impound the car.  And to have their car released, they should have to pay for the cost of the tow, a $350 fine, and $20 for every day their car is kept in the lot.  One other thing, “drop this Spanish written drivers test and get rid of the translators. I want the person behind me to be able to READ ENGLISH.  If the sign says … Traffic stopped ahead or something to that effect.”

Guess what?

Accident rates should go down almost immediately … This solution gets uninsured drivers off the road WITHOUT making them show proof of nationality.  Which will really irritate all the PC crowd and the do-gooder cry babies who scream profiling.  I Wonder how the ACLU or the Justice Department will get around this one.  Just brings tears to your eyes doesn’t it?

So that is it for today, eight hundred words on how to solve a problem.  My total word count for August is off to a good start.  Think of me sitting in my lawn chair, watching the sun slowly disappear on the horizon and have pity on my poor twisted and tortured soul.

I do not know what is the latest.  I do not know what is new and improved.  I do not know what is available for only a short time.  All I know for sure is that I am sick of the above and of course Chicken Fillet and all that stooooopid media crap.

Such is my lot in life.  Now if you will excuse me, I am going back to my daydreams of the beach, summer time is a good time to go to the beach.

I wonder if it is cooler there?

Have a great weekend, and of course, stay hydrated and in the shade.

OOO

A sampling of what folks have been reading at Creative Endeavors this week:

Bikinis (The reason men are pigs)

Really Ungood Man

The Worry Tree

Eagle Bus Project Files

Wood Ice Chest

Clear Blue Sky

A Moment In Time

Old And Cranky

8 thoughts on “All Hot And Bothered

  1. Don, I think that if they pull somebody over and they are DUI they should impound the car and sell it, Doesn’t matter if they own the car or borrowed it. Take the money and put it into a fund to help out people that have been hit by an impaired driver. Your idea is good for drivers with no insurance but could be better. Lots of uninsured drivers in Hawaii (30-40% years ago, maybe higher now), even though it is required. I had to buy insurance to cover me, to cover drivers that had minimal insurance, and to top it off, insurance to cover drivers that had no insurance!!! ???? Years ago somebody suggested that they add a fee to every gallon of gas sold, ( 50 cents was suggested) and put it into a general fund that covered all drivers. Every time you drove you were covered and you no longer had to buy insurance. The more you drove the more you paid due to use of more gas. Wanna guess who shot that idea down???? Every insurance company that did business in Hawaii of course! Wonder how much they paid the politicians for that one.

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    • We need to do something, it seems to me a lot of us are taking it in the shorts on a daily basis and the illegals and the criminals are walking away scott free. Changes are in order Ed, that is for sure.

      Thank you for your well written comment.

      DS

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  2. Also, as far as getting used to heat…..A few years back i got sent to the Quartzsite area for a job in late July. High during the days was 122, at night it cooled off to 114. By the end of the job in late Sept. it was only getting up to about 108 and i was going golfing after work……of course it is a dry heat in AZ.!!!

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    • Find myself shutting down about 10am here lately, we have been as high as 113* and you really have to be careful, this is some killer heat.

      DS

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  3. I had two wildlife rehabilitation calls yesterday. One was a dehydrated hawk. Another was a dehydrated owl with injury. My father-in-law posed a third rehabilitation delivery of a LARGE moth I’d never seen before. After I night in the house with a shallow water lid and a banana slice, the moth made a full recovery. Dehydration likely. I have 3 bird baths and two wildlife tubs with water around here… and I fill the bird baths 4 times a day and the wildlife tubs get fresh water each morning. The heat is really doing some damage now! Keep cool my friend!!

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    • It has been a rough year on man and beast to say the least. Some days are breaking records that are over 85 years old, and it has been incredibly hot. Our electric bill this month was $350.41 for the month, our highest we havfe ever experienced here at this location.

      Here is an example of what we are talking about here.

      Most of my birds have gone south and what we have left, I am leaving water for around the place, but it is surely gonna be a rough summer for a lot of them.

      Don

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  4. 113 degrees in OKC today I heard. HOT! We are finally getting a bit of relief here in Nebraska but still hovering in the 95 to 100 range. Fortunately we have had some rain however this week totally 2.75 inches but the humidity rises and the welding shop is not very comfortable. I still see illegals roofing and working at local feed lots wearing long sleeve shirts and jackets. Go figure. But basically jobs that legal American citizens looking for work could have……Like that’s going to happen.

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    • It was only 112* today, I spent the better part of the morning looking for a jacket. As I said above … It is incredible, some of those records for heat that have stood almost a century are dropping like flies. It has been hot.

      Believe it or not, it is cooler to wear the long sleeve shirt and it does protect you from the sun. Something about it filling up with perspiration and the evaporation of sweat keeps you cool. The official line is: “They are working jobs that American’s will not work.” But that is not exactly true.

      In LA black janitors were taking care of the buildings at night, and they were doing it for roughly $12 per hour. Then the Mexicans showed up, and they took over, all the while doing it for $8 per hour. So you be the judge, don’t sound right to me.

      DS

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