Friday, November 16, 2012

This and That....and WHAT?

I'm trying to get caught up on bunches of stuff...But I really needed to catch up on my blog first.  I've been busy doing book reviews.  Love that!  I'm not really making a ton of jewelry since the craft show was such a bust.  I have over 200 pieces to put on my facebook page. (See bracelet on right sidebar if you want to go to my page.  Click there).

One of the things is that I'm super excited to be part of The Jammie Girl's "Share The Love" campaign.  She (Angie) is featuring a bunch of people who have their own businesses making hand-made things, and encouraging people to buy hand-made this year for Christmas!  And I have the honor of being one of those people.

I'm also being featured (along with a bunch of other people) for a week over at Today's Creative Blog starting tomorrow!  I'm so, so excited and hope and pray that this exposure gives me a little jump start for Christmas.  Business has been pretty slow (with the exception of 3 or 4 addicts "regulars").

So anyway, I would encourage you to check out those two blogs because they have SO many creative ideas and products for everyone.  Also, Angie, from The Jammie Girl, has written an e-book about cooking on a budget. You can find information about her book by clicking the picture under "Angie's Book"on the right sidebar of my blog as well.

Okay this is the WHAT??? 

On the news today, I saw that a Deputy for the Kalamazoo Sheriff's Department was seen in the parking lot of a bank, at 3 in the morning, drunk as a skunk, car running, door open, and she was passed out.  According to the law, if a vehicle is running, you can be charged with OUIL (basically driving drunk, up to a 0.17, because 0.18 is considered "super drunk").  So then, I hear that this OUIL is a MISDEMEANOR.  Here are some other misdemeanors:

Disorderly conduct
Urinating in public
Leaving the scene of an accident
Resisting Arrest
Prostitution (seriously??)
Possession of Marijuana
Negligent Homicide (WHAT???)
Reckless Driving (Nice.)

So.  Driving drunk isn't a felony until the THIRD offense.  That is UNACCEPTABLE!!!  My sister was killed by a drunk driver.  Who knows what his driving record was, but it probably wasn't the first time. 

AND because this woman who was found the other night was a DEPUTY, I think the penalty should be even stiffer!  Unreal. She probably won't even get suspended, let alone lose her job. Oh, and the best part?? She pleaded "not guilty." 

In my opinion, the first time should be the last time.  Lock em up.

Then this past week there was this guy who hit another vehicle while he was trashed, killed a 28 year old woman, a 2 year old and a 4 year old, and sent the dad to the hospital.  The drunk is in the hospital now, but when looking at his driving record, it was shown that this a-hole had had his driver's license suspended over TWENTY times.  WHY is this guy on the road at all??  And why is he not in jail???  He had to kill THREE people before he'll end up there??

WHY IS THIS OKAY????  I  mean seriously?  Why aren't people shouting for change?  I don't get it.  I simply do not get it.  Apparently in the state of Michigan, you can drive drunk and get your license suspended 20 or more times before you get locked up...and then it's probably for 4 or 5 months.  You have to KILL someone before anything serious happens to you.  Ridiculous.

I hope and pray that other people who read this get as pissed off as I am, and start writing letters. 

1 comment:

The Jammie Girl said...

You're so awesome - thanks for the shout-out and the side-bar button! I just heard that around here people can't be arrested on a misdemeanor charge unless a police office actually WITNESSES the event. Seriously. This is a scary, crazy world be live in, and we no longer have Twinkies to turn to for comfort!!