It’s Sooooooooooo Wayne County. . .

Except it’s not, it’s Monroe County, the Land of Intelligence and Affluence, home of the UofR, RIT, Pittsford, and Maggie Brooks. . .you’d think people this smart wouldn’t need a sign telling them not to hit the light poles:

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I guess your right, they don’t need a sign.  They need two of ‘em:

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Query:  If you are as dumb as a rock, will you still be able to read warning signs?

It Could’ve Happened in Wayne County…

…Except Shelby County Beat Us To It!

This year’s Duh Award clearly belongs in Shelby County, Tennessee, where we see what can happen when egotistical cops over-enforce the seat belt law:

What happens when egotistical cops over-enforce the seat belt law...

Hey!  Seat belts DO save lives…


 

"Who loves ya, baby"

“Who loves ya, baby”


 

Not that Wayne County Deputy Sheriff J****h Ay***e didn’t try his hardest to win this award himself back in January 2013, but that confounded subsection 7 exemption booted him right out of the running (not to mention the lack of utility poles out in beautiful, not-so-downtown Sodus, Wayne County, NY).   However, I would like him to know that I tried to persuade the committee to keep the award in Wayne County, where it belongs…but you gotta admit, this guy outdid even Deputy Ay***e in risking life and limb to protect the innocent citizens under his watch from the horrors of un-belted motor vehicle operators infesting their neighborhoods…
 
 
 
…although I do have a hard time figuring out how someone “lost control” of a cruiser while simply “turning [it] around”…unless maybe he got all confused while searching through all the junk in his squad car for his ticket book (and a pen) and maybe stepped on the gas instead of the brake…

How many dumb-ass cops does it take to rescue another dumb-ass cop from his own stupidity...

Question:  How many dumb-ass cops does it take to rescue another dumb-ass cop from his own stupidity…Answer:  As many as you can cram into 4 squad cars and an unmarked cruiser…WITH their ticket books, of course! (Courtesy News 4 NBC in Memphis, TN and Google Images)

MEMPHIS, TN, April 30, 2013 (abc24.com) – A Memphis police officer was issued two citations after he lost control of his squad car and got stuck on a utility pole Monday night.

The accident occurred at Whitehaven Lane and Elvis Presley Blvd just after 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30.

According to the officer involved, 28-year-old Jonathan Bond, he was headed southbound on Elvis Presley when he saw a driver pass him not wearing a seat belt. Bond said he tried to turn around to pull the vehicle over, but lost control and hit the curb and guide wire on a utility pole, which caused his squad car to run up the pole and come to a rest vertically. Nobody was injured.

Officer Bond was issued a citation for failure to maintain proper control of his vehicle, and for hitting the utility pole.

MPD Officer Cited for Getting Squad Car Stuck on Utility Pole.

But you gotta luv the Memphis police who, when finding themselves with a handful of lemons, learn very quickly how to make lemonade (this according to wreg.com, Memphis, TN):

ticketWhile some of you are asking how something like it could happen, others were asking why police spent time writing tickets to passersby who stopped to take photos.

Police would only tell News Channel 3 officers write tickets when drivers slow traffic

(…but evidently didn’t bother to mention the ones they write to pedestrians who take photos of their tax dollars run up a pole by Officer Duh…)
 
 

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Winning, duh…

Congratulations to Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, for winning this year’s Duh Award, because they have proved, beyond any reasonable doubt, that they reallyreallyREALLY WannaBe Wayne County!

And, to Deputy Sheriff Ay***e, don’t be sad, maybe you can be Officer Duh next year…

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I’m [the short old lady with that confounded subsection 7 exemption], and I approve of this message.

More stupid 585-er’s:

What, don't they have trains out in Monroe County????

“When the Good Lord said “brains,” you thought he said “trains,” and you (almost)  missed yours…” Image Courtesy News10, NBC 02-18-13

Some people are just too stupid to live in Wayne County — if they tried, we’d throw them out:  As reported by News Channel 8, CBS Rochester, NY, 02-17-13:

“Crews were on the scene Thursday night of an Amtrak Train that collided with an empty car.  The accident happened near the intersection of Route 350 and Quaker Road.  . .

. . .The driver, XXXXXX of Fairport [WHICH IS IN MONROE COUNTY], and three passengers got out of the car when they saw the train coming.

Thank God they were smart enough to get out of the car…too bad they weren’t smart enough to push it off the tracks BEFORE the train smashed into it…

…we may be from Wayne County, but only some of us are as dumb as a rock…none of us would drive our cars onto train tracks and leave them there…because we like to drive our cars, not carry them home in a boxdepositphotos_5653594-Car-parts…just sayin’…

Erie Canal (the one we read about in school) in Lyons, Wayne County, NY

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One of the original locks from the original Erie Canal (not the barge canal), near Lock 28A in Lyons

The iron straps that lock the stones together are a testament to the technology of the times (between 1817 and 1825) and  the strength of the workers.

The iron straps that lock the stones together are a testament to the technology of the times (between 1817 and 1825) and the strength of the workers.

It's a piece of the old canal that no one bothered to fill in when they started building the barge canal in 1905.

It’s just a piece of the old canal that no one bothered to fill in when they started rearranging the original and then started building the barge canal in 1905.  The barge canal is much bigger, and part of it runs by this old piece of the original Erie (most of the barge canal in Lyons is on the other side of Rt 31).

House?  Warehouse?  Sitting right on the banks of the old lock; it must have been quite important in its day.

House? Warehouse? Sitting right on the banks of the old lock; it must have been quite important in its day.

One of the old steam-powered tugs.

One of the old steam-powered tugs.

Now the tugs are made from steel, not wood, and powered by diesel.

Now the tugs are made from steel, not wood, and powered by diesel.   And the blue-and-orange are just as ugly on the tugs as they are on our license plates!!!!  (What drugs was the Color Committee on when they chose blue and orange????)