Ohioans Set to Vote on Speed Cameras, Still Okay with Pictures of Barbiturates

Smile Ohio!
Smile Ohio!

The Ohio Supreme Court has knocked down a last ditch effort by Chillicothe (named after the goat-killing demon of Northern Mexico) mayor Joseph Sulzer to block residents from voting on the removal of revenue-generating speed cameras- his signature legacy achievement.
The court asserts that Sulzer and the city council have been dragging their feet and fail(ing) to act with the requisite diligence in asserting its claim for extraordinary relief in mandamus and prohibition. . . More about the finding may be read here, in case you happen to be pre-law.

This opens the issue to the voter’s whims on November 3rd, and unless Chillicothe is the scene of unfathomable roadway carnage, it’s likely that its residents will vote to keep their Kodak moments to themselves and not share them with the local constabulary- at upwards of $275 a pop.
Source [TheNewspaper.com]

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23 responses to “Ohioans Set to Vote on Speed Cameras, Still Okay with Pictures of Barbiturates”

  1. TexanIdiot25 Avatar

    Time to prepare the C4

    1. jeremy! Avatar


      1. discontinuuity Avatar

        No need to get fancy when a good ol’ .22 will do just fine.

        1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

          The Brits use spray paint and tyres filled with petrol.

        2. TexanIdiot25 Avatar

          That’s like saying “No need to get all supercharged when 2L will do just fine”.
          .22 = 2L
          Jeremy, I think we can use the rust on my truck (red iron oxide) and grind some aluminum bits of your Hundai and make Thermite…

          1. jeremy! Avatar

            hush! the nsa is listening!

  2. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    “the goat-killing demon of Northern Mexico”
    No, that’s Cuitlacoche.

    1. superbadd75 haz not mastered teh interwebz. Avatar
      superbadd75 haz not mastered teh interwebz.

      I thought it was Chupacabra.

      1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

        It is, but cuitlacoche is worse…

          1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

            Where The Wild Things Originated?

      2. iheartstiggie Avatar

        I think I found some of his teeth.

      3. bzr Avatar

        I thought that was El Chupanibre.

        1. David Avatar

          I got that at Taco Bell the other day. And regretted it.. Damn you, Chupanibre!

        2. jeremy! Avatar

          thats not el chupanibre, thats el chupanibre!

  3. Formerlythegreatestdriver Avatar

    Ohio? Who cares?

    1. FЯeeMan Avatar

      Those who live in Ohio. Those who live near Ohio and therefore need to occasionally drive in the state. Those who live east of Ohio and need to drive west through Ohio. Those who live west of Ohio and need to drive east through Ohio. Those who believe America ought not to be a police state.
      Oh, wait, you were being sarcastic weren’t you?

      1. Formerlythegreatestdriver Avatar

        @FЯeeMan: I live near Ohio, I drive (unfortunately sometimes)through Ohio, I don’t like Ohio. It can’t get any worse than it already is can it?

  4. SNOWMAN Avatar

    Yeah Ohio!! representing the O
    oh wait…this is bad news. At least there aren’t any speed cameras in my area.

  5. Van Sarockin Avatar
    Van Sarockin

    A little bit of duct tape over the lenses and sensors should take it out of commission for a while, without any damage.
    A cordless Sawzall would also get you a nice trophy for the garage.
    But I also wonder if you couldn’t rig up a basket ball air pump to squirt some sulfuric acid into the box. Slow acting and a little random, but it would leave a doorstop on a pole.
    To solve red light running (the major stated reason for the cameras) generally the light cycle, timing and yellow phases need to be adjusted. And if it’s a truly dangerous, chronic problem, then it deserves a cop to be stationed there.

  6. CptSevere Avatar

    These speed cameras are evil. If I get busted, I want a real cop to write me up. If I lend a car to somebody and they get caught hauling ass, it’s their bad not mine. When I was a cabbie, there was a “wall of shame” on the bulletin board of cabs caught speeding by these things, whose drivers weren’t identified. Of course nobody spoke up, and the company had to eat the fines. I didn’t care about that, but it would suck if it were my own car.