A judge has tossed out Democrat State Representative Kerry Burt’s breathalyzer results, because the arresting police officer didn’t inform Burt that he could lose his commercial driver’s license. What the hell? It makes it seem almost as if the officer should have been with Rep. Burt at the strip club or wherever he was at during the early morning hours of February 11th to remind him of the consequences of his actions.
Whatever happened to personal responsibility?
Every truck driver I know understands that getting busted for drunk driving could cost them their job. That’s no joke. I wound also add that elected officials like Burt, who are elected to make law, should be held to a higher standard. The guy is also a firefighter to boot, he should know better. We still don’t know what he was doing out so late in the Des Moines area during the legislative session. He instead has chosen to hide behind House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
This stinks of the worse kinds of politics. Rep. Burt made the decision to go out and get drunk on February 11th. He also made the decision to get behind the wheel of his car. He now should have to deal with the consequences of his actions.
Instead, it’s the cops fault because he didn’t tell Burt that by failing the test he could lose his license. Funny thing is, but refusing the test you are assumed to be guilty and would probably lose your license any way.
This sucker better be appealed.
Should we Really Celebrate a Texting Champ?
Maybe I’m the only one here, but I’m not proud that US texting champ hails from Iowa. I’m sure texting champ Kate Moore will put her $50,000 winnings to good use, but should we be celebrating the sad fact that our young people are awesome at texting but under perform in the class room.
The Des Moines Register likes to preach to us the changes they would like to see in Iowa schools, but yet they turn around and celebrate a girl who’s the fastest texter around. One of the simple changes we need to make in our schools is to take these damn phones away from students when they are supposed to be learning something that might help them get a job in the future.
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