A GOPoT Pol on the Err, Err --- Fast Track

George KGeorge K Super ModeratorPosts: 9,214 Senior Member

Even Fox News reported this one accurately:

An Arizona state lawmaker bragged to a police officer that he sometimes drives more than double the speed limit - after he was pulled over for speeding.

Police stopped Representative Paul Mosley for going 97mph (156km/h) in a 55mph zone near Parker, Arizona, on 27 March in a filmed incident.

Mr Mosley said he would go "130, 140" mph on his way home and told the cop he had legislative immunity.

In the video, first reported by KLPZ, Mr Mosely tells the officer who pulled him over that he "didn't even notice" his speed because of his "nice" car.

"I'm trying to surprise my wife," he said, adding that he only speeds "as long as it's safe".

Mr Mosley also tells the La Paz County officer he does not break the law because he can, but "because I'm just trying to get home".

The deputy's written report also stated that the Republican lawmaker said they should not waste time on the incident since he has legislative immunity...

...the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police has revoked its endorsement of Mr Mosley due to his speeding.

In a statement, John Ortolano, the order's president, condemned the lawmaker's "recklessness, his demeanor and his utter disregard for the safety of the public".

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/13/arizona-lawmaker-apologizes-after-bragging-about-speeding-to-cop-during-traffic-stop.html

Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.

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  • creekyguycreekyguy Posts: 197 Senior Member

    I will excuse anyone speeding in Wyoming or Texas, as long as they are trying to get out of the state as fast as possible.

  • magallowaymagalloway Senior Member Posts: 939 Senior Member

    So, Rodney, you're admitting to being as much a jerk as the state rep?

  • magallowaymagalloway Senior Member Posts: 939 Senior Member

    Will the monitors please note that the last post by Rodney contains a more-or-less veiled threat?

    Jiom

  • FishTXFishTX Super Moderator Posts: 7,812 Senior Member

    @creekyguy said:
    I will excuse anyone speeding in Wyoming or Texas, as long as they are trying to get out of the state as fast as possible.

    We enjoy seeing your tail lights rapidly receding in the distance. :)

    "We have to find someone who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner."

    Crooow:This music would work better with women in bikinis shaking all over the place. I guess that's true of any music really.
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,707 Senior Member

    @creekyguy said:
    I will excuse anyone speeding in Wyoming or Texas, as long as they are trying to get out of the state as fast as possible.

    Texas I can agree with. Was there once and couldn't get out fast enough.

    Now WY on the other hand has some decent trout fishing...

  • creekyguycreekyguy Posts: 197 Senior Member

    Well, speeding in Wyo is necessary in order to avoid spending the night on the side of the road. You have to exceed the headwind to get any movement.

  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,214 Senior Member

    About 85% of Wyoming is plug ugly, the rest is pretty-to-beautiful. Texas is similar; if not as beautiful as Cody, the Tetons and Yellowstone, San Antonio and the Hill Country are pretty nice places.

    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 2,829 Senior Member

    You have to love high desert. Its an acquired taste.

    Northern Nevada is one of my favorite places. Not a billionaire McMansion in sight. Just 100 miles between towns, and that's if you consider a casino and a gas station a town.

  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,214 Senior Member

    I appreciate the dramatic scenery out west, both the red rock canyon lands and places like Yellowstone and Glacier. But for 365 living I much prefer the rolling hills, wooded mountains and valleys of the Mid-Atlantic and North East. It's also nice not to have to drive three hours to stock up on groceries or buy clothing.

    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • bmmikebmmike Posts: 226 Senior Member

    Northern Nevada really is great. That was where I had hoped to end up but I’ve ended up here in Montana instead and that’s ok. Nevada is way under rated in terms of sporting pursuits. There are a lot less fences there than most places, a lot less than MT for sure.

  • magallowaymagalloway Senior Member Posts: 939 Senior Member

    There's a whole **** lot less of anything in northern Nevada, except maybe sagebrush and rattlesnakes.

    Jim

  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,029 Senior Member

    @sherb said:
    You have to love high desert. Its an acquired taste.

    Northern Nevada is one of my favorite places. Not a billionaire McMansion in sight. Just 100 miles between towns, and that's if you consider a casino and a gas station a town.

    Concur. Not northern NV but went to visit Great Basin NP several years ago. I was blown away by the beauty of the basin and range geology. “Magnificent desolation,” as has been quoted about a somewhat different landscape but I think it still applies.
    Central and Southern UT are also just amazing. Not only the national parks, but the incredible landscapes between them. The San Rafael Swell area is a religious experience at sunrise.

  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,214 Senior Member

    But would you want to live there year 'round?

    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • bmmikebmmike Posts: 226 Senior Member

    Yes. Why not?

  • GoldenladleGoldenladle Super Moderator Posts: 3,815 Senior Member

    @bmmike said:
    Northern Nevada really is great. That was where I had hoped to end up but I’ve ended up here in Montana instead and that’s ok. Nevada is way under rated in terms of sporting pursuits. There are a lot less fences there than most places, a lot less than MT for sure.

    Where in Montana?

    Moved to Montana, gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

  • bmmikebmmike Posts: 226 Senior Member
    edited July 17 #17

    I live near Livingston, up in the Shields Valley on the river.

    This is my backyard (last autumn):

  • creekyguycreekyguy Posts: 197 Senior Member

    I will concur that the wide open spaces and Big Sky country have their own kind of beauty.
    Not to stoke the coals, but I had a friend who referred to any drive through the west as "the Great Gastronomic Desert". I always got to Reno or Vegas by ordering burgers twice a day.

  • GoldenladleGoldenladle Super Moderator Posts: 3,815 Senior Member

    Nice. I'm about 70 miles south of Missoula. The East Fork of the Bitterroot is 50 feet out my back door.

    Moved to Montana, gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

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