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.
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.
unlikely: no, I really don't
R.A.Danny: I watched my best friend get killed by a drunk driver in 1984. Fark MADD anyway./seriously
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.
nekom: R.A.Danny: I watched my best friend get killed by a drunk driver in 1984. Fark MADD anyway./seriouslyHow 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.
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.
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.
Blues_X: Holy sh*t... I agree with The Blaze.
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.
R.A.Danny: From what I recall he got 10 years in prison, which was a huge deal back then.
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.
meat0918: No, I don't.But then, I'm only 33.
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.
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.
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.
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