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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

    One of the reasons culture has become lax is due to sheer population, which means we have anonymity in sheer numbers. In a small town, if this lady runs by a school bus, everyone knows by the next trip to the barber shop. In a larger community, this is not possible. So really what the judge is doing (poorly I think) is bringing back that old social dynamic.

    I think "I have to wear this sign because I did xyz" would have been sufficient.

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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    So what you can't accomplish through the law you'll accomplish through public humiliation?

    This woman was already shamed, the judiciary getting involved is an abrogation of our system of justice.

    I call a ten yard penalty for piling on. Seriously, why didn't the judge just condemn her to a public stoning? Much more efficient and satisfying to those who find their vision of morality compromised by constitutional protections.
    Nothing different than the Ohio DWI license plates issued after a drunk driving conviction.

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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Now there is no shame in ANYTHING..
    Yes! It's amazing. Things that no so many years ago would have been deemed irresponsible or shameful have no become mainstream. It's anything but progress...

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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture: Phillip Morris | cleveland.com



    IMO the idiot here was the judge.

    Seriously, what was this supposed to accomplish?
    Just bring back the stockades if you wanna do public shamming.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Nothing different than the Ohio DWI license plates issued after a drunk driving conviction.

    Public knowledge for transgressions is a good concept.
    So you're all for the ol scarlet A then?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture: Phillip Morris | cleveland.com



    IMO the idiot here was the judge.

    Seriously, what was this supposed to accomplish?
    Maybe we should have Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader" for judges. This ruling sounds like something out of a child's sitcom.

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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    So you're all for the ol scarlet A then?
    Yes. I believe in absolute accountability.
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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Yes. I believe in absolute accountability.
    Absolute accountability means paying her debt to society as the law decrees. Not some hair brained scheme thought up by some hair brained judge.

    I have to say I'm shocked a judge would be allowed to do this. Why not community service?

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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

    Sorry about your indignation.
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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

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    Sorry about your indignation.
    It's not justice, it's retribution.

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