Sunday, March 28, 2010
What Was That Mark, You're a Dickhead?
I hate the Grand Prix, its expense and its bombast. But that's not what this post is about. It's a tired old gripe of mine and I'm prepared to let it rest for now.
Further, I don't mind Mark Webber calling Australia a 'Nanny State'. After all, I've called it that myself occasionally. What I do object to is him lambasting the enforcement of law.
Speeding really can kill people. You shouldn't speed. It's dangerous. Also, according to the law, you're simply not allowed to exceed the speed limit. If you do, penalties apply. To suggest that penalties shouldn't apply is utterly preposterous. Why shouldn't they be? I don't think there's an adequate answer.
"But I was only doing 63 in a 60 zone!"
That's what speeding is! You know about speeding. You know there are penalties. Cop it.
"Er, I didn't know what the speed limit was."
Fuck off, twerp.
"It's just revenue raising".
No, it's not just revenue raising. Various other other penalties apply. Yes, revenue is raised, but, hey, here's an idea: don't speed and you won't contribute to revenue!
Perhaps we should call the incarceration of murderers "just prison filling".