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(Des Moines Register)   Try to pull the Governor over for speeding? That's a firin'   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 53
    More: Obvious, Iowa State Patrol, Terry Branstad, Department of Public Safety, speeding, vehicle registrations, audio file format, Garrett Hedlund, I-35  
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2013-07-02 04:07:53 PM  
rules are for little people. move along, citizen.
 
2013-07-02 04:14:19 PM  
I don't know, I think Christie would take his lumps.
 
2013-07-02 04:50:22 PM  

ManateeGag: I don't know, I think Christie would take his lumps.


With so many already?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-07-02 04:56:45 PM  
the vehicle, which for some reason did not appear in computerized state vehicle registration records

They should have done an immediate felony stop, knock it into the ditch and blow the occupants' heads off if they try to move.
 
2013-07-02 05:41:06 PM  
just another case of i'm elected so i'm above the law.

stay classy gov.
 
2013-07-02 07:50:42 PM  
gee, good thing his kid wasn't driving drunk. again.
 
2013-07-02 07:59:31 PM  

ManateeGag: I don't know, I think Christie would take his lumps.


Can a car even get up to 90 with him in it?
 
2013-07-02 08:00:46 PM  
Insubordination and minor rule violation?  This must be like the administrative equivalent of resisting arrest.
 
2013-07-02 08:03:09 PM  
Two plainclothes jerkoffs in an unmarked car with normal tags?  Lucky they didn't get shot in the farking head.
 
2013-07-02 08:09:23 PM  

ManateeGag: I don't know, I think Christie would take his lumps.


Is highly offended...
fc03.deviantart.net

/hot like her lumps
 
2013-07-02 08:35:35 PM  
The sooner we all agree that elected officials and bureaucrats don't have to follow the rules like the rest of us, the better it will be for them.

/ Peasants and pitch forks... how do they f*ckin' work?
 
WGJ
2013-07-02 08:43:41 PM  
The real story is they found a little dope in the back seat.
 
2013-07-02 08:50:41 PM  
What an elected official abusing his position? umposible.
 
2013-07-02 08:51:51 PM  
 Recorded telephone calls show that Hedlund was calling out mile markers as troopers coordinated a traffic stop on the vehicle, which for some reason did not appear in computerized state vehicle registration records.

And WTF is that about?
 
2013-07-02 08:53:08 PM  

Omahawg: gee, good thing his kid wasn't driving drunk. again.


I think that was the last governor before him.
 
2013-07-02 08:53:08 PM  
Where is the story?  Car was doing 9 over.  Around here you usually (if you are white and over 30) will not get pulled over for that.
 
2013-07-02 08:54:12 PM  
Now we see where his idiot son got the idea that traffic laws didn't apply to him the last time Braindead was governor.
 
2013-07-02 08:55:25 PM  

buckler: Recorded telephone calls show that Hedlund was calling out mile markers as troopers coordinated a traffic stop on the vehicle, which for some reason did not appear in computerized state vehicle registration records.

And WTF is that about?


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2013-07-02 09:03:17 PM  

remus: Omahawg: gee, good thing his kid wasn't driving drunk. again.

I think that was the last governor before him.


nope. this was 1992 or so when eric braindead crossed the center line and killed two old folks in a head on collision.....and state troopers were not allowed to talk to the young man until after a lawyer had. he got off, and then got in more trouble, and is now head of some phony iowa anti-tax institute.
 
2013-07-02 09:04:00 PM  
Lawmakers usually exempt themselves from the laws they create. Unless the politician is responding to a life-and-death situation, the speed limit must apply. (Being late for a photo op /campaign fundraiser does not qualify).

When a former NJ governor was clocked over the posted speed limit, he started using a State Police helicopter to travel.  Much more expensive for the taxpayers.


Even with a State Trooper driving a vehicle, if it is going above the speed limit, all vehicles involved should have emergency lights and sirens activated so other motorists and the public know that police are involved

.
 
2013-07-02 09:35:32 PM  
It's actually kind of funny that all these 50ish elected officials still don't grasp how the Internet works.

They still think that they can pull this kind of shiat and it won't see the light of day. Nor get reposted and passed around, nor joked about by the morning radio "zoo" groups, etc. etc. etc. et. al.
 
2013-07-02 09:43:00 PM  
I've driven that stretch of 20. It's more like being at sea than it is being on the highway. Flat-out is the only way to do it.

/$DEITY help you if you have to pee, too
 
2013-07-02 09:47:51 PM  
You would think that the article would have mentioned the fact that this piece of excrement was a Republican at least once.

What happened to the ideologically bent press we all used to know and hate?

This Governor should be sacked.

(BTW, I'm a Republican)
 
2013-07-02 09:49:41 PM  
I really try my best not to judge on ones' appearance, but this guy just looks like a total dickbag.
 
2013-07-02 09:53:35 PM  

Gulper Eel: ManateeGag: I don't know, I think Christie would take his lumps.

Can a car even get up to 90 with him in it?


Well, there goes my snark.
 
2013-07-02 09:59:39 PM  
The speed limit there is 65. Contrary to what frightened Americans are led to believe, police officers cannot break the speed limit unless it's necessary to respond to a crime. Branstad knew damn bloody well his driver was speeding, unless he's a retard.

As for his plate not being in the computer system...well, when political leaders freely break the laws, and can anonymize themselves out of public records, both acts in violation to the state constitution, that moves Iowa's state government closer to that of East Germany.
 
2013-07-02 10:05:02 PM  

theotherles: You would think that the article would have mentioned the fact that this piece of excrement was a Republican at least once.


Everyone in Iowa, you know...the people that actually read the Des Moines Register.....already know he's a Republican. He already did one term as Governor back in the day.
 
2013-07-02 10:15:21 PM  

buckler: Recorded telephone calls show that Hedlund was calling out mile markers as troopers coordinated a traffic stop on the vehicle, which for some reason did not appear in computerized state vehicle registration records.

And WTF is that about?


It could be a situation similar to this one that caused some issues with toll roads and red light cameras in California several years ago:  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/dmv-189719-police-confidential.htm l

Basically, public officials, police, and their family members could have their vehicle registered in a special database which protects their name and address from disclosure.
 
2013-07-02 10:31:03 PM  
25 years serving and I'm fired for pulling over a dangerous driver, who turns out to be the Governor, and I am fired?

Who is going to serve justice?

/Yeah, I'm just as pussy as the rest of you farkers.
 
2013-07-02 10:31:39 PM  
The Florida State police in my area have a standing rule to let any member of the state legislature go if they happen to inadvertently pull them over for a traffic violation. They make no bones about it, saying "those guys hold our salary and perks in their hands, don't annoy them". The local troopers know exactly what kind of vehicle our two local state pols drive--I asked a couple of them at a diner one day and the two of them rattled it right off. (silver Accura MDX with a go fishing vanity license plate and a Florida Gators sticker on the back window).

And these are just the state legislature representatives. I can't imagine them ever pulling governor Scott over.
 
2013-07-02 10:51:30 PM  

varmitydog: The Florida State police in my area have a standing rule to let any member of the state legislature go if they happen to inadvertently pull them over for a traffic violation. They make no bones about it, saying "those guys hold our salary and perks in their hands, don't annoy them". The local troopers know exactly what kind of vehicle our two local state pols drive--I asked a couple of them at a diner one day and the two of them rattled it right off. (silver Accura MDX with a go fishing vanity license plate and a Florida Gators sticker on the back window).

And these are just the state legislature representatives. I can't imagine them ever pulling governor Scott over.


We all know Voldemort don't drive... he flies, apparates, etc.
 
2013-07-02 10:52:27 PM  

Stoker: 25 years serving and I'm fired for pulling over a dangerous driver, who turns out to be the Governor, and I am fired?

Who is going to serve justice?

/Yeah, I'm just as pussy as the rest of you farkers.


Well, if Iowa law is anything like MI law, the officer is in the wrong.  In MI, the gov being driven around by a security detail which is part of the state troopers.  Meaning, it is just as legal as if it was a patrol car.  If the flashing lights is what you want then they will use a patrol car to run point.  It would work out the same if he had pulled over a patrol car, ambulance or firetruck.

Besides, if the gov is in a hurry it is likely important state business.  It wouldn't be any different then when the president's limo is flying through DC.  So, thanks Obama.
 
2013-07-02 11:01:35 PM  
I'm supposed to feel bad some thug with a badge got shiat-canned? Yeah that'll happen.
 
2013-07-02 11:53:28 PM  

Omahawg: remus: Omahawg: gee, good thing his kid wasn't driving drunk. again.

I think that was the last governor before him.

nope. this was 1992 or so when eric braindead crossed the center line and killed two old folks in a head on collision.....and state troopers were not allowed to talk to the young man until after a lawyer had. he got off, and then got in more trouble, and is now head of some phony iowa anti-tax institute.

Came here to mention this.
Yep the governors kids was not interviewed or tested till the following day. He was life flighted out and the elderly couple with worse injuries had to wait for ambulances. They both died and he was fined about $24 each for failure to maintain control of his vehicle if I remember correctly. I believe the questioning was done by someone very high up at the governors mansion.
I can't believe the POS got re-elected! He didn't even get pulled over, just because they pursued him the guy is getting canned? What an ass the governor is!
Yes I have seen that vehicle fly past me on a few occasions license plate #1 with a state trooper at the wheel.
 
2013-07-02 11:55:23 PM  
Yea, Governor is certainly enough to qualify for Prince of The Realm status these days.

I am told one should not speed because it endangers the other peasants on the road, and their kids,,,

WON"T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN???

/go ahead, just remind me of the all men are created equal thing, but after that, IRL happens
 
2013-07-02 11:58:16 PM  
Back in the day as a college student in MN I hitched a ride with some guy who turned out to be a government official of some sort. We were going along at a fast clip and I asked him if he worried about getting pulled over for speeding. He reached for his wallet and pulled out a card and told me that all he had to do was show that to the Highway Patrol and everything would be OK. Being a naive freshman I told him I didn't think that was right, but he didn't see any problem with it. Same as it ever was.
 
2013-07-02 11:58:24 PM  

lack of warmth: Stoker: 25 years serving and I'm fired for pulling over a dangerous driver, who turns out to be the Governor, and I am fired?

Who is going to serve justice?

/Yeah, I'm just as pussy as the rest of you farkers.

Well, if Iowa law is anything like MI law, the officer is in the wrong.  In MI, the gov being driven around by a security detail which is part of the state troopers.  Meaning, it is just as legal as if it was a patrol car.  If the flashing lights is what you want then they will use a patrol car to run point.  It would work out the same if he had pulled over a patrol car, ambulance or firetruck.

Besides, if the gov is in a hurry it is likely important state business.  It wouldn't be any different then when the president's limo is flying through DC.  So, thanks Obama.

-=-
Yeah, but I saw not any security detail of state troopers, or flashing lights. Even the wife flipped off the cops, according to the story. It was just some f*ckhead and his wife abusing his official status. Piss on them.
 
2013-07-03 12:30:04 AM  

lack of warmth: Stoker: 25 years serving and I'm fired for pulling over a dangerous driver, who turns out to be the Governor, and I am fired?

Who is going to serve justice?

/Yeah, I'm just as pussy as the rest of you farkers.

Well, if Iowa law is anything like MI law, the officer is in the wrong.  In MI, the gov being driven around by a security detail which is part of the state troopers.  Meaning, it is just as legal as if it was a patrol car.  If the flashing lights is what you want then they will use a patrol car to run point.  It would work out the same if he had pulled over a patrol car, ambulance or firetruck.

Besides, if the gov is in a hurry it is likely important state business.  It wouldn't be any different then when the president's limo is flying through DC.  So, thanks Obama.




So it's not a risk to public safety to speed? I thought we were trying to save one child so it's all worth it.

Besides don't people always say you won't get there any faster speeding?
 
2013-07-03 12:52:03 AM  

varmitydog: The Florida State police in my area have a standing rule to let any member of the state legislature go if they happen to inadvertently pull them over for a traffic violation. They make no bones about it, saying "those guys hold our salary and perks in their hands, don't annoy them". The local troopers know exactly what kind of vehicle our two local state pols drive--I asked a couple of them at a diner one day and the two of them rattled it right off. (silver Accura MDX with a go fishing vanity license plate and a Florida Gators sticker on the back window).

And these are just the state legislature representatives. I can't imagine them ever pulling governor Scott over.


So if I go get a silver Accura MDX with a go fishing vanity license plate and a Florida Gators sticker on the back window, I can do whatever I want in Florida? Sweet.

On the other hand id still be in Florida huh? Not such a good plan after all.
 
2013-07-03 01:34:23 AM  
Huh. Who woulda thunk this asshat might have some control issues.

 Governor Terry Branstad, Iowa's New Abortion Decider-In-Chief
 http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/governor-terry-branstad-iowas- new -abortion-decider-in-chief/news/2013/06/13/68582
 
2013-07-03 01:54:16 AM  

SL5M7: Where is the story?  Car was doing 9 over.  Around here you usually (if you are white and over 30) will not get pulled over for that.


Iowa's top speed is 70 not 75 and that's on expressways not highways, so he was probably 25 over as called in (hard 90 on a 65), clocked at 19 over (84 on a 65) before they decided he was immune to speeding tickets.

Are you suggesting 25 over isn't a call in at the very least?
 
2013-07-03 04:49:02 AM  

Stoker: Yeah, but I saw not any security detail of state troopers, or flashing lights. Even the wife flipped off the cops, according to the story. It was just some f*ckhead and his wife abusing his official status. Piss on them.


You're getting two different incidents mixed up. You still get points for attempting to read the article however.
 
2013-07-03 04:52:08 AM  

lack of warmth: Besides, if the gov is in a hurry it is likely important state business.


Ha, ha.  Okay, little scamp, it's bedtime.  Go brush your teeth.
 
2013-07-03 06:59:34 AM  
Feels his pain
i299.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-03 07:24:50 AM  

squirrelflavoredyogurt: SL5M7: Where is the story?  Car was doing 9 over.  Around here you usually (if you are white and over 30) will not get pulled over for that.

Iowa's top speed is 70 not 75 and that's on expressways not highways, so he was probably 25 over as called in (hard 90 on a 65), clocked at 19 over (84 on a 65) before they decided he was immune to speeding tickets.

Are you suggesting 25 over isn't a call in at the very least?


Pretty sure Highway 20 is never higher then 65.

/Recent escapee from the Tallcorn State
 
2013-07-03 07:28:20 AM  

roadkillontheweb: Omahawg: remus: Omahawg: gee, good thing his kid wasn't driving drunk. again.

I think that was the last governor before him.

nope. this was 1992 or so when eric braindead crossed the center line and killed two old folks in a head on collision.....and state troopers were not allowed to talk to the young man until after a lawyer had. he got off, and then got in more trouble, and is now head of some phony iowa anti-tax institute.
Came here to mention this.
Yep the governors kids was not interviewed or tested till the following day. He was life flighted out and the elderly couple with worse injuries had to wait for ambulances. They both died and he was fined about $24 each for failure to maintain control of his vehicle if I remember correctly. I believe the questioning was done by someone very high up at the governors mansion.
I can't believe the POS got re-elected! He didn't even get pulled over, just because they pursued him the guy is getting canned? What an ass the governor is!
Yes I have seen that vehicle fly past me on a few occasions license plate #1 with a state trooper at the wheel.


Clan Brandstad

Words: "Get out of jail free"
 
2013-07-03 08:13:09 AM  
Branstad is a chump no doubt, but this seems like more of a "crossing the blue line" issue than anything else.  Branstad wasn't driving and there is no way he'd admit to instructing the driver to drive like a bat out of hell.

On the other hand HWY 20 has some of the straightest, flattest stretches of road imaginable.  65 feels pretty slow.
 
2013-07-03 08:32:13 AM  
You know how I can tell noone read the article?  The officer that was fired was the one driving the speeding SUV. The governor was in the back seat.

But don't let me get in the way of a great politician "privilege" bashing thread.
 
2013-07-03 09:27:54 AM  

PickleBarrel: You know how I can tell noone read the article?  The officer that was fired was the one driving the speeding SUV. The governor was in the back seat.

But don't let me get in the way of a great politician "privilege" bashing thread.


Go read it again and get back to us.
 
2013-07-03 09:35:26 AM  

PickleBarrel: You know how I can tell noone read the article?



i43.tinypic.com

"i bloody well did not!"
 
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