Ever marvel at the things we humans can do, or the crazy inventions we come up with? Well, I do, and I feel like sharing that wonder with you.
PART I: HOW WE GOT HERE
Today while grocery shopping, I had to deal with a particular kind of ‘shopper’ – not the kind that we usually run across and can avoid or get away from quickly. Today was a doozy, and has prompted me to vent here, as opposed to punching someone in the face over it.
When I get bored, I do a little bit of blogging research. You know, how to get hits, how to make it look pretty, and other general information. According to the intarweb, you’re supposed to share an re-link other blogs that interest you, especially if the other blog is in your niche. Well, I really have no idea what niche this blog fits into.
John McCain, senator of Arizona for well over 20 years, the guy who lost the last presidential election, whether you like him or not, is running for reelection in 2010. I don’t know for sure, of course, but if I had to guess, I’d say he’ll still be here another 4 years. Partly because it’s still a little early for me, I haven’t done a ton of research about who I’m going to vote for personally. At this point, I know of only two candidates – maybe? There’s the incumbent, and then there’s this other guy, J.D. Hayworth.
Following up on my initial tirade (which if you haven’t read, I suggest you do to avoid confusion) about the red-light camera ticket, I now have more information to provide. I did some research, and it appears I may have been somewhat misinformed about some parts of the situation, but given what I found, I’m surely not the only one. First off, I’ll make some clarifications. The ‘red’ line from the first post should be indentified as the ‘prolongation of curb’. This is the imaginary line from one side of the intersection to the other, as indicated by the end of the curb. However, for red light camera intersections in Tucson, this line does serve a purpose: This is the legal stopping line for the intersection. There’s a problem with that, which I will describe in a moment.
(Prepare yourself, this one’s a long one!)