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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   The woman ordered to hold an idiot sign for driving on the sidewalk completed her sentence this morning (w/ photo)   (cleveland.com) divider line 129
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2012-11-13 11:52:37 AM
Today, she smoked a cigarette and texted on her cellphone while she held the sign.

I don't care about her smoking a cigarette, but texting on a cellphone should mean she has to do it again, twice.
 
2012-11-13 11:55:10 AM
Hardin's license was also suspended for 30 days, and she was ordered her to pay a $250 fine.

Not a long enough suspension, and not a big enough fine. She intentionally drove onto a sidewalk to avoid a stopped school bus. Just passing a school bus can carry a $1000 fine in Houston, nevermind driving onto a pedestrian sidewalk to do so.
 
2012-11-13 12:02:23 PM

scottydoesntknow: She intentionally drove onto a sidewalk to avoid a stopped school bus.


According to TFA, she had done this before. And showed no remorse for it.

Grade-A coont.
 
2012-11-13 12:25:14 PM
In before "cruel and unusual punishment".

While it was unusual, I wouldn't call it "cruel".
 
2012-11-13 12:40:18 PM
Love the Glasses, you can't see the shame in that biatches eyes for what she did, honestly I don't think she even gives a shiat, probably will do it again in 15 minutes.
 
2012-11-13 12:40:28 PM
$1000 and 6 points in PEI, Canada
 
2012-11-13 12:40:43 PM
I think maybe that punishment didn't take and she'll be driving on the sidewalk again.
 
2012-11-13 12:40:53 PM

GooberMcFly: In before "cruel and unusual punishment".

While it was unusual, I wouldn't call it "cruel".


It's becoming less and less unusual. Embarrassment and guilt seem to be better punishments than jail or fines.
 
2012-11-13 12:41:42 PM
Cleveland has a judge named Pinkey? Are you pondering what I'm pondering?
 
2012-11-13 12:42:08 PM

GooberMcFly: In before "cruel and unusual punishment".

While it was unusual, I wouldn't call it "cruel".


I'm pretty liberal and I have no issues with this other than it seems like it won't have any effect on her driving habits. What she did was exceptionally dangerous and her complete lack of remorse and respect for the law is quite telling. She should be forced to do community service volunteering in a childrens ICU and meet a few children who have been hit by assholes who were driving like her.
 
2012-11-13 12:43:19 PM

Ehcks: GooberMcFly: In before "cruel and unusual punishment".

While it was unusual, I wouldn't call it "cruel".

It's becoming less and less unusual. Embarrassment and guilt seem to be better punishments than jail or fines.


Imokaywiththis.jpg
 
2012-11-13 12:43:26 PM
That sign was disappointingly not specific enough as to WHO was idiotic enough to drive on the sidewalk. And no suspended license? She got off easy.
 
2012-11-13 12:43:32 PM

cgraves67: Cleveland has a judge named Pinkey? Are you pondering what I'm pondering?


Umm, I think so...how DO they get those little ships in the bottles?
 
2012-11-13 12:43:37 PM
I don't think the sign goes far enough. It doesn't even identify her as the idiot who drove on the sidewalk. I think she should have just had to wear a sign around her neck saying IDIOT with an up arrow.
 
2012-11-13 12:43:43 PM
There have been 4 deaths of children in my county this year alone walking to the school bus while the bus had it's stop lights flashing and arm out, by assholes who can't dare to wait the 30 seconds it takes for the bus to load.

Four. biatch got off easy.
 
2012-11-13 12:44:16 PM

GooberMcFly: In before "cruel and unusual punishment".

While it was unusual, I wouldn't call it "cruel".


Eh, I hesitate to even call it punishment. More like an inconvenience, judging by the pic from TFA.
 
2012-11-13 12:44:33 PM

cgraves67: Cleveland has a judge named Pinkey? Are you pondering what I'm pondering?


Poit!
 
2012-11-13 12:44:48 PM

Egoy3k: GooberMcFly: In before "cruel and unusual punishment".

While it was unusual, I wouldn't call it "cruel".

I'm pretty liberal and I have no issues with this other than it seems like it won't have any effect on her driving habits. What she did was exceptionally dangerous and her complete lack of remorse and respect for the law is quite telling. She should be forced to do community service volunteering in a childrens ICU and meet a few children who have been hit by assholes who were driving like her.


That would do nicely.
 
2012-11-13 12:44:49 PM
I say take her license completely.
Some people just don't deserve the responsibility of operating a motor vehicle.



Or a shopping cart, for that matter.
 
2012-11-13 12:44:57 PM
That's racist!
 
2012-11-13 12:45:43 PM
I can't believe that's all the punishment she got. I guess life comes cheap in Cleveland, Ohio.

Such a colossal ignoramus.
 
2012-11-13 12:45:45 PM
FTFA: "At the end of her hour at the intersection today, Hardin left in a gray Jeep being driven by another woman."

Mary?
 
2012-11-13 12:45:46 PM
I have to wonder what her insurance company will do to her rates. Let's face it.. SOMEONE there must have heard about her antics and the verdict. Let's hope they raise her annual premium to $5000 for the next 5 years
 
2012-11-13 12:45:58 PM

VaportrailFilms: Or a shopping cart, for that matter.


Seriously, if you are an able-bodied person who can't be bothered to take the cart the entire 15 feet back to the cart return, you shouldn't get to use one.
 
2012-11-13 12:46:28 PM
I was assuming the story would be about her throwing down the sign, getting into her car and burning rubber straight to the sidewalk again.
 
2012-11-13 12:46:30 PM
List of unusual (not so cruel) punishment for clear cases of unrepentant douchebaggery:

1.-
 
2012-11-13 12:47:20 PM

CapeFearCadaver: There have been 4 deaths of children in my county this year alone walking to the school bus while the bus had it's stop lights flashing and arm out, by assholes who can't dare to wait the 30 seconds it takes for the bus to load.

Four. biatch got off easy.


Thirty seconds? Where I live it stops for a couple of minutes every 100 feet as it waits in front of each house for the kid to come out of the house, walk down the driveway, get on the bus and then goes to the next house and repeats the process.

Being stuck behind a school bus is a special level of hell.
 
2012-11-13 12:48:04 PM
Why do I get the feeling that she's only remorseful because she was caught? Give her 3 months, and she will probably do it again.
 
2012-11-13 12:48:43 PM

heili skrimsli: CapeFearCadaver: There have been 4 deaths of children in my county this year alone walking to the school bus while the bus had it's stop lights flashing and arm out, by assholes who can't dare to wait the 30 seconds it takes for the bus to load.

Four. biatch got off easy.

Thirty seconds? Where I live it stops for a couple of minutes every 100 feet as it waits in front of each house for the kid to come out of the house, walk down the driveway, get on the bus and then goes to the next house and repeats the process.

Being stuck behind a school bus is a special level of hell.


If you already know the bus's route and the times in which it does this, you can avoid it very easily you know.
 
2012-11-13 12:50:31 PM

heili skrimsli: Thirty seconds? Where I live it stops for a couple of minutes every 100 feet as it waits in front of each house for the kid to come out of the house, walk down the driveway, get on the bus and then goes to the next house and repeats the process.


Yeah but if they wait outside they'll catch a cold while being abducted by a rapist and getting stung by a bee!
 
2012-11-13 12:50:41 PM
I'm sure this woman has never, ever played the race card or claimed unfair treatment to get what she wanted.

Not even once.
 
2012-11-13 12:50:45 PM

heili skrimsli: CapeFearCadaver: There have been 4 deaths of children in my county this year alone walking to the school bus while the bus had it's stop lights flashing and arm out, by assholes who can't dare to wait the 30 seconds it takes for the bus to load.

Four. biatch got off easy.

Thirty seconds? Where I live it stops for a couple of minutes every 100 feet as it waits in front of each house for the kid to come out of the house, walk down the driveway, get on the bus and then goes to the next house and repeats the process.

Being stuck behind a school bus is a special level of hell.


Yeah, better to mow those kids down then.
 
2012-11-13 12:51:06 PM
The judge should have ordered her to hold a sing that reads, "I'm a coont."
 
2012-11-13 12:51:12 PM

Ehcks: GooberMcFly: In before "cruel and unusual punishment".

While it was unusual, I wouldn't call it "cruel".

It's becoming less and less unusual. Embarrassment and guilt seem to be better punishments than jail or fines.


Only for those who can feel guilt. From the look on her face, I don't think she does.
 
2012-11-13 12:51:19 PM

heili skrimsli: CapeFearCadaver: There have been 4 deaths of children in my county this year alone walking to the school bus while the bus had it's stop lights flashing and arm out, by assholes who can't dare to wait the 30 seconds it takes for the bus to load.

Four. biatch got off easy.

Thirty seconds? Where I live it stops for a couple of minutes every 100 feet as it waits in front of each house for the kid to come out of the house, walk down the driveway, get on the bus and then goes to the next house and repeats the process.

Being stuck behind a school bus is a special level of hell.


I follow one on my way to work down a twisty little road where it stops ten times. The bus driver is a rather considerate person. She turns the lights off after pickups in certain flat, straight spots and wave the following cars to go around if the oncoming lane is clear. It makes following a bus not so horrible.
 
2012-11-13 12:51:34 PM
she needed a higher fine and some jail time

this sign none-sense is good for P.R. and that's about it
 
2012-11-13 12:51:53 PM

Egoy3k: GooberMcFly: In before "cruel and unusual punishment".

While it was unusual, I wouldn't call it "cruel".

I'm pretty liberal and I have no issues with this other than it seems like it won't have any effect on her driving habits. What she did was exceptionally dangerous and her complete lack of remorse and respect for the law is quite telling. She should be forced to do community service volunteering in a childrens ICU and meet a few children who have been hit by assholes who were driving like her.


That is a wonderful idea. Very fitting. I know drunk drivers often show no remorse either. My nephew was killed by one and the man got almost no time. I think he should have had to pay for the funeral, attend it and have each person there shame him. Then he should have had to work with accident victims as you suggest. The fact that this woman in the article carried out her punishment while texting shows that it doesn't really have an impact on her. I doubt she was feeling shamed while she kept up with her BFF.
 
2012-11-13 12:52:39 PM

Random Discord: cgraves67: Cleveland has a judge named Pinkey? Are you pondering what I'm pondering?

Umm, I think so...how DO they get those little ships in the bottles?


Uh I think so...but if Jimmy cracked corn and no one cared, then why did they write a song about it?

/seen the story on the Today show this morning. They interviewed her mother back when this first unfolded and after seeing her response that everyone was blowing it all out of proportion, I think I see where the daughter got the idea it was ok to drive around a stopped bus
 
2012-11-13 12:53:50 PM
Driving on the sidewalk isn't an entitlement?
 
2012-11-13 12:54:33 PM

cgraves67: heili skrimsli: CapeFearCadaver: There have been 4 deaths of children in my county this year alone walking to the school bus while the bus had it's stop lights flashing and arm out, by assholes who can't dare to wait the 30 seconds it takes for the bus to load.

Four. biatch got off easy.

Thirty seconds? Where I live it stops for a couple of minutes every 100 feet as it waits in front of each house for the kid to come out of the house, walk down the driveway, get on the bus and then goes to the next house and repeats the process.

Being stuck behind a school bus is a special level of hell.

I follow one on my way to work down a twisty little road where it stops ten times. The bus driver is a rather considerate person. She turns the lights off after pickups in certain flat, straight spots and wave the following cars to go around if the oncoming lane is clear. It makes following a bus not so horrible.


Leave home earlier.
 
2012-11-13 12:54:48 PM
Too bad they don't have a picture of her texting while holding the sign. That would make for a fun caption contest.
 
2012-11-13 12:54:53 PM

scottydoesntknow: Hardin's license was also suspended for 30 days, and she was ordered her to pay a $250 fine.

Not a long enough suspension, and not a big enough fine. She intentionally drove onto a sidewalk to avoid a stopped school bus. Just passing a school bus can carry a $1000 fine in Houston, nevermind driving onto a pedestrian sidewalk to do so.


THIS
 
2012-11-13 12:56:43 PM
In my state she would get nailed for both the 'Passing school bus' law and reckless driving laws. So, that would be two class B misdemeanors resulting in up to $1000 in fines, eight points on the license, and a year in jail.
 
2012-11-13 12:58:45 PM

Mija: Egoy3k: GooberMcFly: In before "cruel and unusual punishment".

While it was unusual, I wouldn't call it "cruel".

I'm pretty liberal and I have no issues with this other than it seems like it won't have any effect on her driving habits. What she did was exceptionally dangerous and her complete lack of remorse and respect for the law is quite telling. She should be forced to do community service volunteering in a childrens ICU and meet a few children who have been hit by assholes who were driving like her.

That is a wonderful idea. Very fitting. I know drunk drivers often show no remorse either. My nephew was killed by one and the man got almost no time. I think he should have had to pay for the funeral, attend it and have each person there shame him. Then he should have had to work with accident victims as you suggest. The fact that this woman in the article carried out her punishment while texting shows that it doesn't really have an impact on her. I doubt she was feeling shamed while she kept up with her BFF.


I've noticed similar lack of remorse from recidivist drunk drivers around here. They seem to have this notion that they can't be held responsible for their actions when they were drunk.

I can understand why recidivism occurs though. Once someone figures out that they are a habitual drunk driver. They are faced with a choice of either stopping drinking or never having access to a motor vehicle again. Of course they need their car so they decide to stop drinking, which leads to them falling off the wagon and plowing their car into some innocent bystander. I don't necessarily feel bad for them but it seems almost like a foregone conclusion for these people.
 
2012-11-13 12:59:02 PM

Mija: Egoy3k: GooberMcFly: In before "cruel and unusual punishment".

While it was unusual, I wouldn't call it "cruel".

I'm pretty liberal and I have no issues with this other than it seems like it won't have any effect on her driving habits. What she did was exceptionally dangerous and her complete lack of remorse and respect for the law is quite telling. She should be forced to do community service volunteering in a childrens ICU and meet a few children who have been hit by assholes who were driving like her.

That is a wonderful idea. Very fitting. I know drunk drivers often show no remorse either. My nephew was killed by one and the man got almost no time. I think he should have had to pay for the funeral, attend it and have each person there shame him. Then he should have had to work with accident victims as you suggest. The fact that this woman in the article carried out her punishment while texting shows that it doesn't really have an impact on her. I doubt she was feeling shamed while she kept up with her BFF.


She looked embarassed, but not shamed. Like she's blaming the judge for interfering with her day. What crap that she has to put up with, you know?
 
2012-11-13 12:59:52 PM
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2012-11-13 01:01:30 PM
Just impound her car.
 
2012-11-13 01:01:40 PM

RedVentrue: cgraves67: heili skrimsli: CapeFearCadaver: There have been 4 deaths of children in my county this year alone walking to the school bus while the bus had it's stop lights flashing and arm out, by assholes who can't dare to wait the 30 seconds it takes for the bus to load.

Four. biatch got off easy.

Thirty seconds? Where I live it stops for a couple of minutes every 100 feet as it waits in front of each house for the kid to come out of the house, walk down the driveway, get on the bus and then goes to the next house and repeats the process.

Being stuck behind a school bus is a special level of hell.

I follow one on my way to work down a twisty little road where it stops ten times. The bus driver is a rather considerate person. She turns the lights off after pickups in certain flat, straight spots and wave the following cars to go around if the oncoming lane is clear. It makes following a bus not so horrible.

Leave home earlier.


Sometimes I leave early and manage to beat the bus to the road in question. I don't mind following it though. The driver does let the line of cars go by, which is nice. The difference in time between beating it and following it is usually 5 minutes for me and I'm never late because of it.
 
2012-11-13 01:03:04 PM
So has there been any reason as to why the bus driver was recording this with his phone?

She appeared to be several blocks away when he started recording.

Has the driver seen this woman before?
 
2012-11-13 01:05:37 PM

KoolerThanJesus: So has there been any reason as to why the bus driver was recording this with his phone?

She appeared to be several blocks away when he started recording.

Has the driver seen this woman before?


Yes, multiple times in fact. He finally got the recording and took the video to the police station. Next day they had a trooper waiting around a corner the second she showed up. He got another video of her passing the bus and IMMEDIATELY getting pulled over. It was pretty funny.
 
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