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2014-03-09 08:19:40 AM  
this place sounds like an excellent setting for a reality show.  even the city clerk is the lady with 30 cats.
 
2014-03-09 09:42:58 AM  
Not to nit-pick but wouldn't  that technically make it a notorious downer trap?
 
2014-03-09 10:58:29 AM  
Yes listen I can do the seeing of this after the unfortunate deathing of William G. Maysy who was the person doing the pitching of oxy but I also do not think we can have fault of the mayor. Yes it is the scamming of the people who have the speeding to also require these individuals to do the purchasing of the overpriced laundry product which does not have the working as the commercials do the saying of but we also must consider that when William G. Maysy had passing he was the person who was using the drugs and at least the mayor of this town is not the one who is having drug use and merely wishes for selling the oxy product.

Now perhaps I have done the misreading of this and instead many of those who are stopped in the town are the individuals who are of the age 15 or 16 or 17 or if you are the person on the Fark.com website possibly 30 or 40 who do the living with the parents and have the face with the acme product and so this is the oxy product of that variety. If this is the case then we should provide by the DM the Benefit Giving of the Doubtfulness +1 because at least it is not the pill which causes the psychiatric disorders with the ease of the acme product.

I know what is to be said by you and that is MEOW WHAT ABOUT THE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE THE CHILDNESS AND MIGHT HAVE THE HITTING BY THE CAR? Well to you I say stop doing the off jacking of the thread because this is not about the children except perhaps those with the stains.

You are welcome.
 
2014-03-09 10:59:33 AM  
Oxy?  With a speed trap I would have suspected meth.
 
2014-03-09 11:00:09 AM  
Off 301 - I shoulda knowed.

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301 is notorious for speed traps.
 
2014-03-09 11:07:57 AM  
 Hampton?
Clearly they've never driven through Lawtey.
 
2014-03-09 11:09:21 AM  
Fowler, Colorado.

nuf said
 
2014-03-09 11:09:23 AM  
'Then the fancy folks packed up and moved 10 miles up the road to Starke'

Well of course, Starke has a Stuckey's and a boiled peanut stand. When you hit the big time you don't want to drive ten miles for the finer things in life.
 
2014-03-09 11:10:29 AM  
Florida Tag at the Fark wannabe state tag poker table grins, and lays down a straight flush.
 
2014-03-09 11:10:56 AM  
d38zt8ehae1tnt.cloudfront.net

Could have been dealing in hydro instead
 
2014-03-09 11:11:05 AM  
OXYCUTE HIM
 
2014-03-09 11:11:22 AM  
so there's a vacancy in the mayor's office or will be?

/what do you mean there ain't no office no more?
 
2014-03-09 11:14:11 AM  
i2.cdn.turner.com

Walter White is not impressed.
 
2014-03-09 11:14:14 AM  
Another example that the more cops you have the more crime you have.

Same as any town in america.
 
2014-03-09 11:24:52 AM  

meow said the dog: Yes listen I can do the seeing of this after the unfortunate deathing of William G. Maysy who was the person doing the pitching of oxy but I also do not think we can have fault of the mayor. Yes it is the scamming of the people who have the speeding to also require these individuals to do the purchasing of the overpriced laundry product which does not have the working as the commercials do the saying of but we also must consider that when William G. Maysy had passing he was the person who was using the drugs and at least the mayor of this town is not the one who is having drug use and merely wishes for selling the oxy product.

Now perhaps I have done the misreading of this and instead many of those who are stopped in the town are the individuals who are of the age 15 or 16 or 17 or if you are the person on the Fark.com website possibly 30 or 40 who do the living with the parents and have the face with the acme product and so this is the oxy product of that variety. If this is the case then we should provide by the DM the Benefit Giving of the Doubtfulness +1 because at least it is not the pill which causes the psychiatric disorders with the ease of the acme product.

I know what is to be said by you and that is MEOW WHAT ABOUT THE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE THE CHILDNESS AND MIGHT HAVE THE HITTING BY THE CAR? Well to you I say stop doing the off jacking of the thread because this is not about the children except perhaps those with the stains.

You are welcome.


Stroke-like typing detected.
 
2014-03-09 11:26:52 AM  
I thought the state of Ohio was the most notorious speed trap in the country.
 
2014-03-09 11:27:19 AM  
RTA, I notice no mention of the Cops in the article.  As in none were ID's by name or interviewed.  They were the smartest guys in the town.
 
2014-03-09 11:30:38 AM  
Ah yes, US-301, one of the worst roads in America. Drove on it many times when I traveled from Durham to Port Charlotte (where I'm from originally). Never caught speeding because I knew better. Always felt bad for the poor bastards never took those speed trap billboards seriously though. Never could figure out why people chose to live in those towns along 301 though. Complete, crime-ridden shiatholes in the middle of nowhere.
 
2014-03-09 11:35:03 AM  

Fabric_Man: meow said the dog: Yes listen I can do the seeing of this after the unfortunate deathing of William G. Maysy who was the person doing the pitching of oxy but I also do not think we can have fault of the mayor. Yes it is the scamming of the people who have the speeding to also require these individuals to do the purchasing of the overpriced laundry product which does not have the working as the commercials do the saying of but we also must consider that when William G. Maysy had passing he was the person who was using the drugs and at least the mayor of this town is not the one who is having drug use and merely wishes for selling the oxy product.

Now perhaps I have done the misreading of this and instead many of those who are stopped in the town are the individuals who are of the age 15 or 16 or 17 or if you are the person on the Fark.com website possibly 30 or 40 who do the living with the parents and have the face with the acme product and so this is the oxy product of that variety. If this is the case then we should provide by the DM the Benefit Giving of the Doubtfulness +1 because at least it is not the pill which causes the psychiatric disorders with the ease of the acme product.

I know what is to be said by you and that is MEOW WHAT ABOUT THE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE THE CHILDNESS AND MIGHT HAVE THE HITTING BY THE CAR? Well to you I say stop doing the off jacking of the thread because this is not about the children except perhaps those with the stains.

You are welcome.

Stroke-like typing detected.


Seriously. Everyone thinks they are the good Pocket Ninja. I want to read one or two concise thoughts.
 
2014-03-09 11:37:20 AM  
Waldo, FL?

/Hampton has nothing on Waldo...
 
2014-03-09 11:41:05 AM  

OnlyM3: Another example that the more cops you have the more crime you have.

Same as any town in america.


The more roosters you have, the more sunrises you have.
www.csicop.org
 
2014-03-09 11:46:15 AM  

Spanky McStupid: Off 301 - I shoulda knowed.

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301 is notorious for speed traps.


I was getting of of I-10 in Baldwin heading towards Ocala on 301 when a mini van with CT plates blew past me at around 80.

We ended up at the same gas station and the guy and his family were at the next pump, seems they were headed to Disney.

I said "sir, you might want to slaw it down, because the next town up is waldo, and it is a serious speed trap."

I got "F U you dumb southerner I know how to drive."

So I set off at 45 miles an hour, digging on the radio, and sure enough there he was, pulled over and in cuffs screaming at the Waldo cops.
 
2014-03-09 11:47:31 AM  

meow said the dog: Yes listen I can do the seeing of this after the unfortunate deathing of William G. Maysy who was the person doing the pitching of oxy but I also do not think we can have fault of the mayor. Yes it is the scamming of the people who have the speeding to also require these individuals to do the purchasing of the overpriced laundry product which does not have the working as the commercials do the saying of but we also must consider that when William G. Maysy had passing he was the person who was using the drugs and at least the mayor of this town is not the one who is having drug use and merely wishes for selling the oxy product.

Now perhaps I have done the misreading of this and instead many of those who are stopped in the town are the individuals who are of the age 15 or 16 or 17 or if you are the person on the Fark.com website possibly 30 or 40 who do the living with the parents and have the face with the acme product and so this is the oxy product of that variety. If this is the case then we should provide by the DM the Benefit Giving of the Doubtfulness +1 because at least it is not the pill which causes the psychiatric disorders with the ease of the acme product.

I know what is to be said by you and that is MEOW WHAT ABOUT THE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE THE CHILDNESS AND MIGHT HAVE THE HITTING BY THE CAR? Well to you I say stop doing the off jacking of the thread because this is not about the children except perhaps those with the stains.

You are welcome.


You are wonderful.
 
2014-03-09 11:50:26 AM  
i.huffpost.com

Spotted fleeing the scene
 
2014-03-09 11:50:31 AM  
It is an unusual step, and no one can recall the last time anyone in Florida pulled the plug on a city for corruption.

2008, The City of Cedar Grove, a suburb of Panama City, Florida in Bay County. But it wasn't the state government nor the legal system that shut them down, because they were both benefiting from the Cedar Grove corruption. Their long time attorney was in with the corrupt Bay County courthouse crowd and all bribery and corruption charges were either dismissed or given a slight tap on the wrist. No, it was the citizens of the town themselves, seeing that they paid $20 monthly user fees for television, phone and internet while their neighbors a block away paid less than a dollar, went from door to door and got enough signatures to put it to a vote to dissolve the town.
 
2014-03-09 11:53:54 AM  

DoctorWhat: I thought the state of Ohio was the most notorious speed trap in the country.


I assume you're referencing Linndale, which was taken care of years ago.  There was an article in Car And Driver about it.  Turns out the Linndale council was skimming big time off of fines and was removed from office.
 
2014-03-09 11:55:52 AM  
I was hoping it was jersey village, tx since I need to pay them for a damn ticket
 
2014-03-09 11:57:38 AM  
I stay on I95 to Daytona now and just take I4 over towards Tampa.  Hwy 301 is a ridiculous route to drive, especially with these thieves working it.
 
2014-03-09 11:58:02 AM  
Hampton FL is populated enough that they even have their own town website. They went all out and got a subdomain from Tripod. High speed, folks. For some strange reason it looks like something we saw in 1996 Internet and not 2014 Internet, but hey, some people still cant move on from Microsofts discontinuation of Front Page
 
2014-03-09 12:00:11 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: DoctorWhat: I thought the state of Ohio was the most notorious speed trap in the country.

I assume you're referencing Linndale, which was taken care of years ago.  There was an article in Car And Driver about it.  Turns out the Linndale council was skimming big time off of fines and was removed from office.


perhaps I should have read your entire comment first.  I have yet to receive a ticket while passing through Ohio, thankfully.  I think these speed traps are really more localized than a per-state thing.
 
2014-03-09 12:21:45 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: DoctorWhat: I thought the state of Ohio was the most notorious speed trap in the country.

I assume you're referencing Linndale, which was taken care of years ago.  There was an article in Car And Driver about it.  Turns out the Linndale council was skimming big time off of fines and was removed from office.


I thought of New Rome, OH Town of 60 people and 14 police officers. Looks like they got shut down in 2004.
 
2014-03-09 12:23:05 PM  

loonatic112358: I was hoping it was jersey village, tx since I need to pay them for a damn ticket


If you were less than 20 over, and it's been 2 years since your last one, just take defensive driving and get it taken off your record. ... unless they changed the rules lately, that's in the TX constitution.
 
2014-03-09 12:24:57 PM  

cman: Hampton FL is populated enough that they even have their own town website. They went all out and got a subdomain from Tripod. High speed, folks. For some strange reason it looks like something we saw in 1996 Internet and not 2014 Internet, but hey, some people still cant move on from Microsofts discontinuation of Front Page


cityofhampton.tripod.com
COME BACK AND VISIT OFTEN-
 
2014-03-09 12:33:16 PM  

Your Hind Brain: cman: Hampton FL is populated enough that they even have their own town website. They went all out and got a subdomain from Tripod. High speed, folks. For some strange reason it looks like something we saw in 1996 Internet and not 2014 Internet, but hey, some people still cant move on from Microsofts discontinuation of Front Page

[cityofhampton.tripod.com image 67x50]
COME BACK AND VISIT OFTEN-


I wouldn't even want to visit their web site. They'd probably think my DSL connection was too fast and send me a speeding ticket.
 
2014-03-09 12:35:47 PM  

varmitydog: It is an unusual step, and no one can recall the last time anyone in Florida pulled the plug on a city for corruption.

2008, The City of Cedar Grove, a suburb of Panama City, Florida in Bay County. But it wasn't the state government nor the legal system that shut them down, because they were both benefiting from the Cedar Grove corruption. Their long time attorney was in with the corrupt Bay County courthouse crowd and all bribery and corruption charges were either dismissed or given a slight tap on the wrist. No, it was the citizens of the town themselves, seeing that they paid $20 monthly user fees for television, phone and internet while their neighbors a block away paid less than a dollar, went from door to door and got enough signatures to put it to a vote to dissolve the town.


So I take anything can incorporate as a city in FL? 400 people? In NY, you have to have 6000 (or is it 8000) people before you can be a city. Under that and you have to pick village or hamlet or sumsuch.
 
2014-03-09 12:35:47 PM  

Mighty_Joe: Dr Jack Badofsky: DoctorWhat: I thought the state of Ohio was the most notorious speed trap in the country.

I assume you're referencing Linndale, which was taken care of years ago.  There was an article in Car And Driver about it.  Turns out the Linndale council was skimming big time off of fines and was removed from office.

I thought of New Rome, OH Town of 60 people and 14 police officers. Looks like they got shut down in 2004.


Yeah I was there, there were people protesting on the sidewalk about every week, it was great!
 
2014-03-09 12:48:36 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Dr Jack Badofsky: DoctorWhat: I thought the state of Ohio was the most notorious speed trap in the country.

I assume you're referencing Linndale, which was taken care of years ago.  There was an article in Car And Driver about it.  Turns out the Linndale council was skimming big time off of fines and was removed from office.

perhaps I should have read your entire comment first.  I have yet to receive a ticket while passing through Ohio, thankfully.  I think these speed traps are really more localized than a per-state thing.



I'm sure there are local pockets that are better or worse, but in general the highway speed limit is less in Ohio than in the surrounding states and there is a fair amount of traffic cop presence, which leads to a lot of out-of-staters getting tickets.  Of course, I lived in Michigan until a year ago, so it's probable that the stories are exaggerated due to the sports-inspired antipathy between the states.  I personally have never gotten a ticket while driving through Ohio.
 
2014-03-09 12:50:39 PM  

Spanky McStupid: Off 301 - I shoulda knowed.

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301 is notorious for speed traps.


HypnozombieX: Hampton?
Clearly they've never driven through Lawtey.


There was this caption in the article:
Hampton, Lawtey and Waldo were the three most notorious speed traps along U.S. 301 in Florida.

/the local speed trap town by me stopped being a speed trap when their population grew by 10000 people
 
2014-03-09 12:51:40 PM  
So the corrupt state government is investigating the corrupt city government? Are they going to punish their corruption, or just grade it?
 
2014-03-09 12:53:52 PM  
Benjimin_Dover: So I take anything can incorporate as a city in FL? 400 people? In NY, you have to have 6000 (or is it 8000) people before you can be a city. Under that and you have to pick village or hamlet or sumsuch.

Most of these small towns were set up between 60 and 90 years ago, for the purpose of getting a post office put there. That was before A/C and the population boom that followed. They changed the rules in 1975 and a lot of little towns lost their status. Although this is an extreme example, there are a lot of these flyspeck little towns in Florida where the town exists solely for the local politicians and city managers bank accounts, and should be swallowed up by either the county or the city that they are suburbs of.
 
2014-03-09 12:59:40 PM  
This town is so corrupt they can't even frame the mayor properly.

One tab of oxycodone?  Please.  Give me a break.
 
2014-03-09 01:08:26 PM  

varmitydog: Benjimin_Dover: So I take anything can incorporate as a city in FL? 400 people? In NY, you have to have 6000 (or is it 8000) people before you can be a city. Under that and you have to pick village or hamlet or sumsuch.

Most of these small towns were set up between 60 and 90 years ago, for the purpose of getting a post office put there. That was before A/C and the population boom that followed. They changed the rules in 1975 and a lot of little towns lost their status. Although this is an extreme example, there are a lot of these flyspeck little towns in Florida where the town exists solely for the local politicians and city managers bank accounts, and should be swallowed up by either the county or the city that they are suburbs of.


I kinda got that, but are they really "cities" as in the legal entity? Are they peers to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale? Or are they towns or villages and the journalist doesn't the difference? I suppose I can go spend the time Googling Florida state organization structure. Meh.
 
2014-03-09 01:16:56 PM  
They could do a Dukes of Hazzard remake there. I'd watch it.
 
2014-03-09 01:20:40 PM  

redsquid: 'Then the fancy folks packed up and moved 10 miles up the road to Starke'

Well of course, Starke has a Stuckey's and a boiled peanut stand. When you hit the big time you don't want to drive ten miles for the finer things in life.


Don't forget the Sonny's BBQ!
 
2014-03-09 01:22:13 PM  
What, no love/hate for Gulf Breeze? Come on. Everyone in the whole panhandle knows not to speed there!
 
2014-03-09 01:27:04 PM  

cman: Hampton FL is populated enough that they even have their own town website. They went all out and got a subdomain from Tripod. High speed, folks. For some strange reason it looks like something we saw in 1996 Internet and not 2014 Internet, but hey, some people still cant move on from Microsofts discontinuation of Front Page


Oh lord. Yes. Still.
 
2014-03-09 01:28:24 PM  
Saw the Florida tag and came in hoping to see that it was Waldo. Sort of disappointed.
 
2014-03-09 01:33:10 PM  
"It became 'serve and collect' instead of 'serve and protect.' Cash register justice," said Sheriff Gordon Smith.

Good turn of phrase.

And I should "respect" law enforcement" because . . . ?
 
2014-03-09 01:40:22 PM  
I live about 30 miles from that area. Waldo is NOT a speed trap. There is PLENTY of warning ahead of time and distance for the speed zones. You have to be a complete idiot to get a ticket there. But, there are plenty of those around. Like the guy they caught going 105 MPH through the stop light. Oh, and don't drive through there in one of those Ford Crown Vic police cars you bought at a city auction. You WILL be stopped.

I have been between Waldo and Starke many times and never knew Hampton had a Police Dept.
 
2014-03-09 01:40:53 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: varmitydog: Benjimin_Dover: So I take anything can incorporate as a city in FL? 400 people? In NY, you have to have 6000 (or is it 8000) people before you can be a city. Under that and you have to pick village or hamlet or sumsuch.

Most of these small towns were set up between 60 and 90 years ago, for the purpose of getting a post office put there. That was before A/C and the population boom that followed. They changed the rules in 1975 and a lot of little towns lost their status. Although this is an extreme example, there are a lot of these flyspeck little towns in Florida where the town exists solely for the local politicians and city managers bank accounts, and should be swallowed up by either the county or the city that they are suburbs of.

I kinda got that, but are they really "cities" as in the legal entity? Are they peers to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale? Or are they towns or villages and the journalist doesn't the difference? I suppose I can go spend the time Googling Florida state organization structure. Meh.


Throughout much of the South, you have cities, or you have an unincorporated area in a county. Typically, no intermediate things like "townships." SC might have something like that.
 
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