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The message of responsibility

August 21, 2013

To the editor: I would like to comment on the syndicated column, “ If You Drink, Don’t Enjoy It,” written by Froma Harrop and published on 8/19/2013 in the Marshall Independent....

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rangeral

Aug-21-13 11:53 AM

DUI laws and penalties in MN are too weak, and people get killed and injured weekly by those who should no longer be on the road.

I am in favor of "one and done" - the first time you get caught you lose your license for 5 years and pay a $5,000 fine. The second offense gets you 5 years in jail. Vehicular homicide should be good for 20 or more years in prison while driving drunk or impaired by drugs.

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rangeral

Aug-22-13 9:34 AM

At least three people who see nothing wrong with driving drunk.

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farmkid

Aug-22-13 10:29 AM

"The second offense gets you 5 years in jail. Vehicular homicide should be good for 20 or more years in prison while driving drunk or impaired by drugs."

Doesn't really sound like "one and done", but then again when was the last time anything you said made sense?

Why does disagreeing with you mean that they don't see anything wrong with driving drunk? If only you were in charge...

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rangeral

Aug-22-13 11:36 AM

I said it pretty plainly, farmkid - it is you who have comprehension problems - sorry for using the big words.

Your logic needs some work.

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farmkid

Aug-22-13 1:36 PM

That's not much of a response al, considering it was your own comment. Don't blame me that you didn't think it through.

The rest of the world knows "one and done" to mean that there are no 2nd offenses. But then again, you have always considered yourself to be above everyone else.

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rangeral

Aug-22-13 2:55 PM

farmkid - there are no absolutes in the legal process and sentencing. While I would be pleased to see the maximum penalty for a first offense, it would be a hard sell in St. Paul.

I stand by my 20 year minimum for killing or injuring anyone while drunk or impaired.

Two separate crimes, kid, if you are paying attention. Or are you deliberately obtuse today?

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farmkid

Aug-22-13 4:12 PM

That's even weaker than your first retort. A real man would just admit that he didn't think through his first post, and that'd be the end of it. Something tells me that you'll never be able to do it however.

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rangeral

Aug-22-13 6:34 PM

I stand by my original statement.

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farmkid

Aug-22-13 7:53 PM

Of course you do, no one else wants in on it.

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rangeral

Aug-22-13 9:10 PM

I can only conclude you drive impaired.

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farmkid

Aug-22-13 9:55 PM

I'm sure with your pointy little head, that's all you can come up with. You certainly aren't capable of defending the stupid things you write.

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rangeral

Aug-22-13 11:04 PM

I'd happily match wits with you, if you had any.

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farmkid

Aug-23-13 9:06 AM

You really are incapable of defending your logic aren't you?

This is all you have in the tank? As far as rational thoughts go, you don't even meet the requirements of "one and done".

Need to have the last word too? It's yours.

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rangeral

Aug-23-13 9:41 AM

You are an idiot.

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TakeTwo

Aug-23-13 12:36 PM

Nice Al! Real Classy!

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rangeral

Aug-23-13 1:40 PM

farmkid is having a rough week - his reading comprehension is down, he can't find even $5 to contribute to the Cancer fund, and he's got you backing him up. He shouldn't buy a lottery ticket for the weekend.

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littleguy56289

Oct-31-13 9:42 AM

What Al said was pretty plain and clear: one and done with a punishment of 5 years without being able to drive. Currently a drunk driver can drive drunk, get caught and then quickly get their license back (less than a year to do so) on the FIRST OFFENSE! It is SHAMEFUL.

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farmkid

Oct-31-13 1:20 PM

I am in favor of "one and done" - the first time you get caught you lose your license for 5 years and pay a $5,000 fine. The second offense gets you 5 years in jail. Vehicular homicide should be good for 20 or more years in prison while driving drunk or impaired by drugs.

"The second offense", and "one and done" could only come from al's pointy head. Months later, his logic is still laughable.

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