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(The Blaze)   Remember when M.A.D.D. was against kids driving drunk, instead of a sanctimonious bunch of neo-prohibitionists?   ( theblaze.com) divider line
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2013-10-18 10:29:49 AM  
Not really. But I haven't been sober since sometime in 1987, so maybe my memory's not right.
 
2013-10-18 10:41:42 AM  
"I'm not there and I don't know all of the details, but indeed, their efforts to prevent underage drinking through zero tolerance are admirable."

But let me tell you what I think anyway...
 
2013-10-18 10:42:59 AM  
This 'charity' regularly appears reports of watchdog organizations as one of those awful places where all the money they collect goes to high salaries for a bunch of a-holes.
 
2013-10-18 10:52:21 AM  
MADD is a bunch of yentas that lost their kids in car wrecks and have nothing left to do with their lives except insert them into other people's business.

So sad.
 
2013-10-18 10:57:07 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: MADD is a bunch of yentas that lost their kids in car wrecks and have nothing left to do with their lives except insert them into other people's business.

So sad.


Is it still? I thought that's how it started out but all the people with good intentions had long since bailed because of what it had become.
 
2013-10-18 11:16:11 AM  
And they wonder why people hate them.  I know I'd never give them a single cent, or allow my kid to see any of their presentations at school.
 
2013-10-18 11:17:43 AM  

Barfmaker: Marcus Aurelius: MADD is a bunch of yentas that lost their kids in car wrecks and have nothing left to do with their lives except insert them into other people's business.

So sad.

Is it still? I thought that's how it started out but all the people with good intentions had long since bailed because of what it had become.


The last time I heard from them it was like some kind of weird forced therapy during my daughter's driver ed course.  We had to listen to this woman describe her kid's death in excruciating detail.  Frigging weird.
 
2013-10-18 11:30:16 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: MADD is a bunch of yentas that lost their kids in car wrecks and have nothing left to do with their lives except insert them into other people's business.

So sad.


It was.

And I can kind of get behind that.

There shoudl be laws abotu drunk driving, and more awareness.

But after they got it, and they won, the "MADD" organization still needed an enemy, still needed to make mney and they went off the rails.
 
2013-10-18 11:45:55 AM  
MADD and PETA can both go fark themselves. Self aggrandizing orgs that have little or nothing to do with the "cause" they promote.
 
2013-10-18 12:08:52 PM  
no, I really don't
 
2013-10-18 12:09:50 PM  
When the founder of your organization leaves because your organization has strayed too far from its original goal, you're a very shiatty organization.
 
2013-10-18 12:16:14 PM  
Submitting an anti-MADD link via a Blaze link. Nice, subby. I like it.
 
2013-10-18 12:16:16 PM  
I watched my best friend get killed by a drunk driver in 1984. Fark MADD anyway.

/seriously
 
2013-10-18 12:24:45 PM  
It's important that kids learn this lesson early: if you do the right thing, you will be punished severely for it but if you cheat and don't get caught, then you are ahead of the game. So it's better to break the laws, do the right thing and just not talk about it.
 
2013-10-18 12:25:38 PM  

unlikely: no, I really don't


I thought it was Mothers Against Drunk Dialing...
 
2013-10-18 12:28:53 PM  

R.A.Danny: I watched my best friend get killed by a drunk driver in 1984. Fark MADD anyway.

/seriously


How drunk was the driver?  Had two fatal DUI accidents at the company, one innocent man was just driving home from work.  The man who hit him, not a scratch on him somehow, was so drunk he asked the cop at the scene "did...did I hit something?"  I wonder if anyone has compiled the mean BAC of drunks involved in fatal accidents.  I'll bet the bulk of them aren't someone who had one or two drinks at a restaurant and drove home.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-10-18 12:31:21 PM  
MADD's never been that way, Subby. They've always been disingenuous crazed prohibitionists.
 
2013-10-18 12:32:27 PM  

Weaver95: It's important that kids learn this lesson early: if you do the right thing, you will be punished severely for it but if you cheat and don't get caught, then you are ahead of the game. So it's better to break the laws, do the right thing and just not talk about it.


One of the biggest lessons I stressed to my children, again and again, is operational security.  People have big mouths, and very few are capable of keeping it shut.
 
2013-10-18 12:33:41 PM  

nekom: R.A.Danny: I watched my best friend get killed by a drunk driver in 1984. Fark MADD anyway.

/seriously

How drunk was the driver?  Had two fatal DUI accidents at the company, one innocent man was just driving home from work.  The man who hit him, not a scratch on him somehow, was so drunk he asked the cop at the scene "did...did I hit something?"  I wonder if anyone has compiled the mean BAC of drunks involved in fatal accidents.  I'll bet the bulk of them aren't someone who had one or two drinks at a restaurant and drove home.


He was fall down drunk, but being 15 I didn't really think about what his BAC was. He tried to take off and went over a curb and hit a tree. From what I recall he got 10 years in prison, which was a huge deal back then. I remember feeling bad for his family because they were left homeless once the lawsuits were all done.
 
2013-10-18 12:34:20 PM  
"I'm not there and I don't know all of the details, but indeed, their efforts to prevent underage drinking through zero tolerance are admirable."

Zero tolerance and admirable are two terms that should rarely occupy the same sentence.
 
2013-10-18 12:39:58 PM  

miss diminutive: "I'm not there and I don't know all of the details, but indeed, their efforts to prevent underage drinking through zero tolerance are admirable."

Zero tolerance and admirable are two terms that should rarely occupy the same sentence.


Yeah, at least not without the word "abolished."
 
2013-10-18 12:45:50 PM  
This always happens when a group is successful.  They succeeded in getting a national standard Drinking Age, they succeeded in getting a national standard Drunk Driving limit. Once that was done they had to find something else because the organization existed.
 
2013-10-18 12:52:28 PM  
DAMM: Drunks against mad mothers.

www.eatingsaigon.com
 
2013-10-18 12:56:14 PM  

Tom_Slick: This always happens when a group is successful.  They succeeded in getting a national standard Drinking Age, they succeeded in getting a national standard Drunk Driving limit. Once that was done they had to find something else because the organization existed.


Nothing worse than an activist without a cause.
 
2013-10-18 12:58:36 PM  
i.imgur.com

I think I'm going to need to see more gratuitous volleyball photos before I can make a decision about this case.
 
2013-10-18 01:13:18 PM  
Holy sh*t... I agree with The Blaze.
 
2013-10-18 01:18:41 PM  

Blues_X: Holy sh*t... I agree with The Blaze.


You know what they say... a broken clock is still right twice a day.
 
2013-10-18 01:29:35 PM  

dletter: Blues_X: Holy sh*t... I agree with The Blaze.

You know what they say... a broken clock is still right twice a day.


Not going to give The Blaze a click, but it wouldn't surprise me if somehow they're trying to paint MADD as a bunch of "libs", and somehow there's a tie-in to Bloomberg's attempt to ban large servings of soda and/or Michelle Obama's encouraging people to eat more healthy.

If it's not in the article, it will be in the comments. And I don't think my sanity can take going through the comments on a Blaze article.
 
2013-10-18 01:47:58 PM  
I'm not clicking but it sounds like something I agree with.
 
2013-10-18 01:51:08 PM  

Weaver95: It's important that kids learn this lesson early: if you do the right thing, you will be punished severely for it but if you cheat and don't get caught, then you are ahead of the game. So it's better to break the laws, do the right thing and just not talk about it.


This exact thing led to a very interesting talk I gave my son when he was faced with it in his teenage years, and it was from a talk a male mentor gave to me when I was faced with it in my teen years.

It was basically, "If you tell the truth you will not be rewarded, you will be punished, and the punishment will be severe and unfair. If you lie then nobody can prove anything. Either way, no matter what you do, what has happened cannot be undone. In this particular situation I recommend that you lie.".
 
2013-10-18 01:54:44 PM  
Mothers Against Drunk Driving President Jan Withers told Fox News that North Andover High School was right to punish Cox, whom Withers said should have called an adult instead of driving to the party herself in an attempt to pick up her drunk friend.

Awesome... except that wasn't one of her choices. Since I was a teenager once, and didn't, unlike the "adults" in this case go from fetal stage directly to asshole stage, the choices for Cox were help her friend get home safely or live with her friend possibly injuring or killing herself and others trying to drive herself home.

The drunk girl apparently had more confidence in her friend than her parents. And that's too bad. And that's the parents' fault.
 
2013-10-18 02:07:33 PM  
"should have called an adult"

And we wonder why our snowflakes don't  grow up and handle their own problems.
 
2013-10-18 02:09:28 PM  

Blues_X: Holy sh*t... I agree with The Blaze.


Yeah, I feel like I need a shower too.
 
2013-10-18 02:10:03 PM  
When is the media going to call out MADD once and for all?  Are they that afraid of them?
 
2013-10-18 02:10:12 PM  
I was just glad they included the volleyball player pic.

/Why yes, Chris, I'll have a seat right over there.
 
2013-10-18 02:10:22 PM  
Um... they were  founded to be sanctimonious neo-prohibitionists.  That way from day one.  Pretty much explicitly, they've never really pretended otherwise.
 
2013-10-18 02:10:30 PM  

Tom_Slick: This always happens when a group is successful.  They succeeded in getting a national standard Drinking Age, they succeeded in getting a national standard Drunk Driving limit. Once that was done they had to find something else because the organization existed.


Yeah when you make a political organization and you win you can go FULL RETARD or you can go home. They opted to go FULL RETARD.
 
2013-10-18 02:10:49 PM  
Madd is ridiculous.

So are farkers who claim you can be 4 times the legal limit and drive fine, getting all pissy and upset at the dui they got when they were fulfilling their god-given right to drive to and from bars on a regular basis.


The latter is responsible for the existence of the former.

R.A.Danny: From what I recall he got 10 years in prison, which was a huge deal back then.


Is 10 years in prison not a huge deal today? :P
 
2013-10-18 02:11:18 PM  
No.
 
2013-10-18 02:11:49 PM  

Weaver95: It's important that kids learn this lesson early: if you do the right thing, you will be punished severely for it but if you cheat and don't get caught, then you are ahead of the game. So it's better to break the laws, do the right thing and just not talk about it.


Needs to be said - again.
 
2013-10-18 02:12:24 PM  
No, I don't.

But then, I'm only 33.
 
2013-10-18 02:13:00 PM  

liam76: But after they got it, and they won, the "MADD" organization still needed an enemy, still needed to make mney and they went off the rails.


This about sums it all up.  Sometimes admitting that you've won is hard work.
 
2013-10-18 02:13:02 PM  
They're on my list of people who should shut the fark up and mind their own business.
 
2013-10-18 02:13:03 PM  

meat0918: No, I don't.

But then, I'm only 33.


This, but add 2 years.
 
2013-10-18 02:13:06 PM  
Mothers Against Drunk Driving President Jan Withers told FoxNews that North Andover High School was right to punish Cox...

That sounds about right.  It's always about the penis with these women and their inferiority complex.  Why don't they leave Cox alone?  The always well-intentioned Cox is taking the shaft on this one.  Cox never hurt anyone.  Why don't they love Cox and treat Cox with the respect Cox earned?
 
2013-10-18 02:13:39 PM  
MADD was always about prohibition, for as long as I could remember. Also I recall them being questioned about the way the donations were being handled. People in charge getting huge salraies, etc.
 
2013-10-18 02:13:44 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Um... they were  founded to be sanctimonious neo-prohibitionists.  That way from day one.  Pretty much explicitly, they've never really pretended otherwise.


Ignorant or Lying, Jim?


The founder of MADD: "Candy Lightner says that "police ought to be concentrating their resources on arresting drunk drivers-not those drivers who happen to have been drinking. I worry that the movement I helped create has lost direction."   She is disturbed by MADD's shift from attacking drunk driving to attacking drinking in general."

If it is ignorance, consider yourself informed.
 
2013-10-18 02:14:01 PM  

jake_lex: Not going to give The Blaze a click, but it wouldn't surprise me if somehow they're trying to paint MADD as a bunch of "libs", and somehow there's a tie-in to Bloomberg's attempt to ban large servings of soda and/or Michelle Obama's encouraging people to eat more healthy.

If it's not in the article, it will be in the comments. And I don't think my sanity can take going through the comments on a Blaze article.


That's fascinating. Please tell me more about the contents of an article you refuse to read.
 
2013-10-18 02:14:08 PM  
This always happens when a group is successful. They succeeded in getting a national standard Drinking Age, they succeeded in getting a national standard Drunk Driving limit. Once that was done they had to find something else because the organization existed.

Far right religious conservatives are very successful as well. That must be why people complain about them.
 
2013-10-18 02:15:11 PM  

Czechzican: MADD was always about prohibition, for as long as I could remember. Also I recall them being questioned about the way the donations were being handled. People in charge getting huge salraies salaries, etc.


I am not englishing very goodly today
 
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