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Rumpy Tunanator

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Homeless Challenge Public Drinking Law

Forget trying to get a job, these guys have their priorities straight.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - If the rich and powerful can drink in a public park in the weeks before next year's Super Bowl, why can't the homeless do it now? That is the question the lawyer for three homeless men is raising in a court challenge over their arrest for drinking in a park that will be part of a designated party zone before the Super Bowl.
http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/ns/news...LS&idq=/ff/story/0001/20040615/1621701747.htm
 

mendelman

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ahhhhh.....this makes me feel good inside (really!)

I'm glad to see the disenfrancished of our population fighting the "Man", especially through the legal system (it's more legitimate)
 
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BKM

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Well, given the good possibility that many of the manly Superbowl Fans will be piloting a gigantic pickup truck or Stupid Useless Vehicle immediately after their game/alefest, the Superbowl fans may indeed be a GREATER threat to the public than a few soused bums :)

I know where I would feel safer.
 

BKM

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Super Amputee Cat said:
Actually it's kind of too bad they are not called SAVs. For Suburban Assault Vehicle.
I have a very colorful coworker who had an SAV. It was an ancient, decrepit Suburban with chipped and faded paint and taped on bumpers. His crazy (and I man CRAZY) wife/ex-wife put sugar in the gas tank. Not even an SAV can survive that :(
 

Gedunker

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The College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State had a Winnebago that they had outfitted for charettes. We used to call it the Urban Assault Vehicle ;-)
 
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mendelman said:
ahhhhh.....this makes me feel good inside (really!)

I'm glad to see the disenfrancished of our population fighting the "Man", especially through the legal system (it's more legitimate)
I agree. Their argument is valid.
 

plannerkat

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As a resident of Jacksonville, I'm quite curious to see how this turns out. The Super Bowl "entertainment zone" has also been criticized by the pastor of a 25,000 member downtown church based on the fact that, and I quote, "you can't reason with 10,000 people drunk on rot-gut alcohol." In a city of this size, there are woefully few places to get a real drink downtown. Yep, Jacksonville is the largest small town in the U.S. :-\
 

BKM

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plannerkat said:
As a resident of Jacksonville, I'm quite curious to see how this turns out. The Super Bowl "entertainment zone" has also been criticized by the pastor of a 25,000 member downtown church based on the fact that, and I quote, "you can't reason with 10,000 people drunk on rot-gut alcohol." In a city of this size, there are woefully few places to get a real drink downtown. Yep, Jacksonville is the largest small town in the U.S. :-\
A 25,000 member church? It sounds like a militia to me :p
 
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