Friday, September 27, 2013

It Reflects Back On Us






American Eagle Blazer and sweater (thrifted)
Old Navy Pants
Madden Girl Boots
Knit Hat
Fred Meyer Scarf (gift)
Dooney and Burke Bag (thrifted)

Another winter morning for us, we had a mini snow storm the other day and it snowed enough for the snow to stick around for a day.  Unfortunately we got our first big ice-up of the year and it was deady, a woman who lives on our road was killed in a car accident just a few miles from home, right across from the business we use to own.  It was quite horrible and just further proves that the big pickup trucks always win in those kinds of things.  (Little cars bad.)   The section of Badger road is pretty gnarly and always has a few really bad accidents every year, this summer a man who killed some of my brothers' friends in a drunk driving accident got sent to trial and was found guilty of manslaughter.  It's sort of strange, 20 years ago they use to throw the book at people for drunk driving but now it's just all about the fees, a few days in jail and yay, back out on the road again.  It's disturbing to read in the daily police beat how many of the DUIs are second, third, fourth, even seventh time offenders and they still only get fines and minimal jail or community service time.    When we lived in Seward, one of my friend's father killed two people in a drunk driving accident and was sent away to jail for life with little chance of getting out early.  This man killed three young kids and got three years, three years ago a young woman with a history of drunk driving killed a little boy, publicly laughed about it to his parents and ended up with only three years in jail with time off for time served.  It's sort of sad to see that there's so little consistency and I understand not wanting to clog up the system, but it seems crazy to put people away for ten years for growing small amount of pot for home use and then people who kill others get nothing. (And I'm not even way on board with the whole pot movement, I just think the penalties are crazy.)

Well, that was a strange little ramble.... it must be the snow.  It makes people crazy you know.



5 comments:

  1. It's the same here in New York. The drunk driving penalties are a joke and make no sense. And I live in an area where there's no excuse to drive drunk since cabs and public transit are easily accessible.

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  2. Good heavens, last post it was all lovely and fall-like with earthy tones and red/yellow leaves, and then BOOM, there's snow on the ground! Wow, Alaska is intense haha.
    Stay safe on the roads there. That's so sad about the DUI "penalties". I can't believe that woman could've laughed at the parents'...ugh, one of those moments that make you lose faith in humanity :(

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  3. Those are some crazy stories! Anyways...I love your blazer and scarf!!

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  4. Amazing!
    http://freshisyummy.blogspot.com/2013/09/going-to-hell.html

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