Heckuva Job, Humanity

28 Nov

1. Just after 9:00 am yesterday, a 24-year old woman was driving her SUV while drunk. She crossed the center line and plowed her SUV into a Pontiac sedan driven by a 31 year-old mother. The impact split the sedan in two, critically injuring the driver and killing her beautiful 7-month old baby, Baylee Marie Dion. 

How many more lives need to be destroyed before selfish, reckless assholes decide that it’s a bad idea to get behind the wheel when they’re drunk? How many more babies need to be homicide victims before some people get it through their thick idiot heads that maybe you don’t get drunk when you have to drive somewhere. The woman who killed Baylee was stopped for DWI in 2009. Our society glamorizes going out and getting hammered. Hooray us. 

2. During the course of a home invasion burglary on Buffalo’s east side, the 3 thugs beat the 96 year-old victim. I mean, you’re already violating his property, why not violate his personal safety, right?  To top it off, civic leaders responding to the horrific beating had to put out a call for area residents to set aside the general rule of “no snitching”.

I’m sure that the elderly resident was just jumping up to physically threaten three young men, right? The beating was totally necessary in furtherance of collecting a few tchotchkes, right? Happy Holidays!

3. A mother in Niagara Falls left her 2 year-old and the child’s father in the car while she ran into the store to get something. As she shopped, a drive-by shooting happened to erupt outside, and a bullet hit the child in the face. People are now discussing whether the 2 year-old was the intended victim. Perhaps someone will come forward in the Falls to provide law enforcement with some information.

Niagara Falls is the place where nothing good ever happens, it seems. Gynophobic newspaper editors, a city that gave up a swath of downtown to a casino that isn’t paying its debts, streets paved with depleted uranium, no jobs, vast poverty, dysfunctional government, waste, fraud, and corruption. ‘Tis the Season!

 

If anyone can photoshop the scumbag Steve hat onto a picture of a Buffalo, I’d love that. Thanks.  Thanks to Tom Dolina for assisting with the “Scumbag Buffalo” meme. 

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13 Responses to “Heckuva Job, Humanity”

  1. Tom Dolina November 28, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Scumbag Buffalo? It’s on your wall…

  2. Nate! November 28, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    Can we do anything about the Buffalo News’ horrible paywall?  I can only hit print-screen so fast before that annoying pop-up blocks it and then I just need to read through the crack at the bottom. but it’s still annoying 

    • Alan Bedenko November 28, 2012 at 10:23 am #

      Use your browser’s private browsing function / incognito. Also works with the NY Times.

      • sconnors13 November 28, 2012 at 10:55 am #

        This is a good read, as are the links she sites.

         http://boingboing.net/2012/11/27/for-newspapers-drowning-in-red.html

      • Nate! November 28, 2012 at 11:21 am #

         Coolio, Thanks.  There’s no way I’d willing pay $2/week for the Buffalo News when we have 6+ other news outlets that publish the same stories for free with arguably better reporting. 

      • Tony Fracasso November 29, 2012 at 10:49 am #

         If you are not willing to spend $2 why do you continue to go the site?  If it isn’t worth $2 bucks why bother?

      • Nate! November 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

         People hyperlink the Buffalo News and it’s easier than me going to an alternate site

  3. ckg1 November 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Alan: Re item #3….and you wonder why WEDG’s Shredd and Ragan rag on Niagara Falls so much…

  4. Pauldub November 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    I used to live on 17th and Lasalle in the 70’s, shopped at that store on a regular basis. Homes were all families, and the occasional old Italian widow . Now the occupants of my old residence are regulars in the Gazette blotter. Great place has gone to shit. I have never set foot in the casino, and never will.

  5. EricChaffee November 28, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    Drinking and driving will continue, until we get serious — until the problem becomes socially unacceptable. Here’s a fix: society needs to view the problem as though it were equal with pissing on the carpet while a guest in someone’s home. Legislators drink and drive, and don’t want to make laws which could ensnare them. They probably won’t help. WE, the people, must do this ourselves. (Californians know how to get propositions on the ballot; NYr’s not so much.) And then, there must be a federal sanction removing driving privileges in all 50 states. We’re all still teenagers. But we get “grounding!”

  6. Pauldub November 28, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    I believe in Arizona DUI gets an automatic trip to tent city.

  7. heathenish November 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    Drunk people will never stop driving their cars. They’re drunk. Bad decisions are what drunk people do.

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