Sunday, February 03, 2008

PDN Rants and Raves 2/3/08

The Sunday Rants and Raves section of the Peninsula Daily News has had an ongoing argument for the past few weeks. When a family pet gets hit by a motorist, is it the fault of the owners for letting their pet run loose? Or is it the driver’s fault?

In today’s paper the argument ended (until next week) with: “Many elderly folks don’t even know when they hit something. Please watch your pets and children.”

I guess that explains why so many drivers go barreling through red lights and crosswalks. Whether they're elderly, inept or just too pre-occupied — stay out of their way. If they run you down they won't even know it.

Maybe driver’s licenses are too easy to get.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Rants and Raves section is pretty amusing, if not down right ridiculous.

Small town newspaper ... what do you expect?

4:57 AM, February 04, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the city council thought it an issue, they would put out some doughnuts by the crosswalks so the coppers would watch more closely.

You get what you pay for though. Anyone for an inflatable building?

7:34 AM, February 04, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had people get mad, honk and zoom around me when I've stopped for people trying to get across the street.
I have never seen anyone stopped for failing to yield to a pedestrian. Guess it's just not a priority.
We have some RUDE, stupid drivers around here....but, we also have an inflatable building...and every street downtown screwed up.
Yippee.

10:04 AM, February 04, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, we've got our priorities straight all right. Gotta love those soccer players and make sure they have a new "arena" of some kind, even though the people of P.A. voted that down by a huge majority. But more money for cops to keep crosswalks safe? Forget it!

1:26 PM, February 04, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple years ago they had a 1 day sting operation downtown to catch crosswalk violators. They nailed a few people, and one of them made a public complaint about getting a ticket. It was on the front page of the local paper the next day, "waaaaahhhhhh, I didn't see any pedestrians, that's not fair."

4:44 PM, February 04, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

local female mailcarrier seen driving and delivering mail while talking on her cell phone. Guess the law doesn't apply to her.

3:09 AM, November 24, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you pen/ply,for hireing so many out of area people.There are so many qualified people,or overly qualifiedpeople that know the mill and know how it works. It is sad to try and believe that mill will produce 5 mill feet a month,if it reaches it's goal of 5 mill it will have at least 2 mill of rejects. keep going MR Renshaw, remember enron,the banks. There is probably some baleout money for you.

4:06 AM, January 14, 2010  
Blogger Merri said...

I recently purchased a vehicle from Ruddell's here in P.A. I am overwhelmed with the service that I have received from this business! The truck had what was thought to be a "normal" lifter noise, but my husband was not convinced.. so it was written up that if it were to fail in the first 6 months, Ruddell's would take care of it.. It is failing, within the first week and we had to leave it at the Ford shop in Bremerton. Ruddell's got us home, gave us a loaner while the work is being done and are covering all costs of the major repairs needed. The engine has to be torn into. I will buy from them again! I would like the Peninsula to know that I have never been treated so well by a car dealer on this Peninsula! We will never go back to the Ford dealer here in town again after a bad vehicle deal 3 years ago. But Ruddells did all they could to get me into my F-150 last week and now are standing firm to their word and customer service standards that they said they posessed! I highly recommend them! I will shop there again and intend on doing all my servicing through them as well!
Merri McDonald, A Ruddell's satisfied customer. 1-26-10

11:45 AM, January 26, 2010  
Blogger cody said...

25 million dollars of our money is generated every year from traffic tickets and sent strait to the fat cats in the capital. Fact is when I get pulled over for a burnt out taillight it doesn't take 3 city cops, 2 sheriff's, and a stater forming a convoy behind me to give me a warning. We have more cops per ca-pita than the city of Tacoma. Why do we need so many in a sleepy town like Port Angeles?

8:39 PM, September 03, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why...do we need so many cops...because Port Angeles Isnt sleepy anymore...it is a necessary event to have a lot of police...I lived in my home for over 30 years...We were robbed...when Seattle stops sending there HOMELESS over to us...and we quit feeding them...then talk to me about a layoff of on our police force!

10:20 PM, June 28, 2011  

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