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5.03.2007

VR (Victory in Rhome) Day


A faithful reader just reminded me that I completely failed to mention that one of my greatest nemises, the Rhome Nazi Cam, may become the victim of the fine folks of Austin. (From yesterday's Update.)

My back and self medication made it slip my mind.

17 comments:

saw_em_off_ags said...

So does this mean my dad gets his job back?


That's ironic..

Anonymous said...

I would have loved to drive by about 69 MPH and whack that thing with a banjo.

Anonymous said...

to saw_em_off_ags if your dad is the ex police chief i would not hold my breath for him getting his job back or for that matter a job as a police officer any where thanks to the nice inbred folks that run the city of rhome.

Anonymous said...

Now I'll have to get my graduation picture made at Walmart !

Pseudonym said...

But are they going to replace them with the Speed Patrol Bikini Bandits?

Anonymous said...

I have been supportive of the camera, and have not been able to figure out why so many are so firmly pissed off by it. But it's clear I am in the minority. I've tried to develop the same hatred for it that all of you have, but I keep coming back to it being harmless, no different from a cop in a car with a handheld, or the many cameras that are concealed in store ceilings, gas stations, etc. that film us secretly all the time. What is it about the speed camera that freaks everyone out? You can even be speeding up to 10 mph over and still the thing is set to ignore you.

Anonymous said...

where are the nightshift cops?1 female i see?that's it?

Anonymous said...

6:38, it pisses everyone off for one reason, the motivation of Rhome is not to keep your precious pink body from being injured in an accident, the motive is to raise revenue, like the revenuers during prohibition. the more you speed or drive drunk the more money the state, city and county rake in. the last thing they want is to solve the problem. alway follow the money when it come to government.

Anonymous said...

WWW.VICKITRUITT.COM

This is the Rep from Southlake that is trying to rid the state of such devices of communism.

Email her via her site and tell her you are from Rhome and that cops make the difference in safety, not camera.

Anonymous said...

6:38 anon the camera is all about "safety" and NOT revenue according to the Mayor. If that is the case, then have all the revenue from the camera distributed among the elderly who are on a fixed income, local churches for their youth groups, and our police explorer group.
Cameras at Logan and Dulles didnt stop terrorists from commiting the most diabolical act in American history on 9-11, just like the camera on the interstate that caught Tim McVeigh driving the Ryder truck didnt stop him from destroying the Fed building in Oklahoma City. People that have cameras in gas stations do so because they own the property and can do as they please with such property. Did you have a vote on whether to allow a camera on the street your tax dollars pay for? If so, how did you vote? I guess I never got my ballot in the mail.

Anonymous said...

Nestor stock missed analyst earnings 4/30/07.

Wonder if all of a sudden the camera gets a bad rap now that people are losing their shirt on this stock (now around .70 a share) since it once traded above 3 dollars and change.

You can email your representatives Kay Granger and Kay Bailey Hutchison and tell them that along with Vicki Truitt that you believe people make the difference , not machines. Just ask anyone who lost their job to a machine.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! The Nazi van is no longer parked at the police station! Does this mean that the camera is gone?

Anonymous said...

Hey 3:32 saw em off.

The councilman who made the motion to fire your dad has been trying to get the senior citizens to vote for him. This a hole had the audacity to show his face there in order to "get to know them" and while they showed him courtesy and respect, they thought it a slap in the face. A testament to the good integrity of these people. Rest assured that this was spread around town and he has lost votes from it. It would be stupid to get rid of the Fire Chief then show up with cards at the fire station thinking the people that supported him would want to play spades with you! This is no different.

Anonymous said...

Now I can speed through Rhome again. It was costing me 5 minutes a day having to drive the speed limit.

Anonymous said...

Patricia Mitchell would never have allowed anything like this to happen. Remember on election day, make your voice heard, Vote Patricia Mitchell

Anonymous said...

AS I SIT HERE READING THE 15 COMMENTS POSTED, I FIND THAT 9 OR SO ARE RELATED TO THE "NAZI" VAN OR IT’S CAMERA. WHAT A BUNCH OF USELESS CRY BABIES YOU ALL ARE. SO BLINDED BY IGNORANCE AND WORRY ABOUT THE "NAZI" VAN AND HOW IT’S CAMERA INHIBITS YOU FROM BREAKING THE LAW, YOU NEVER EVEN TOOK NOTICE OF THE TRULY IMPORTANT POST, POSTED AT 11:22 PM. YOU SEE, I TOO HAVE NOTICED 1 FEMALE NIGHT COP AS WELL AS 2 FEMALE AND 2 MALE DAY COPS. NOT VERY GOOD SCHEDULING ON THE PART OF THE NEW CHIEF, IF YOU ASK ME. NOW I REALIZE THAT SGT. RUIZ IS ON MEDICAL RESTRICTIONS AND THAT THE CHIEF SHOULD BE ON THE DAY SHIFT, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER MALE OFFICER? CAN HE NOT HELP OUT ON THE NIGHT SHIFT (WHEN HE’S NOT TOO BUSY WRECKING OUR CITY POLICE CARS)? AND WHAT ABOUT THE SCHOOL COP? WHAT IS HE GOING TO WORK WHEN SCHOOL LETS OUT? AS I SEE IT, THERE ARE TWO AVAILABLE MALE OFFICERS FOR THE NIGHT SHIFT. ONE NOW AND ONE IN 3 WEEKS. THIS SHOULD BE OUR TRUE CONCERN, AND NOT THE “NAZI” VAN. I THINK TWO SMASH AND GRABS IN ONE WEEK AT ONE OF OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES IS CAUSE FOR ALARM. MOST CRIMINALS ARE NOT COMPLETELY DUMB. AT LEAST TWO BLOGGERS HAVE NOTICED THE LACK OF POLICE PRESENCE AT NIGHT WHAT MAKES THE POLICE DEPARTMENT THINK THAT THE CRIMINALS WON’T!

Anonymous said...

Did I miss something. Who is talking about getting rid Of the Fire chief?