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Red Light Cameras Turned Off In Houston—Let The Killing Begin!

Because the public has spoken, all red light cameras are being turned off in Houston.

As we allow our smart phones and personal computers to  track us for the good of commerce, we surely can’t allow government to know when we were running a red light at a Houston intersection.

Anybody who drives in Houston knows our roads are filled with crazies.

Now, because we as a community lack the character to obey the law and to conduct ourselves with others in mind, the carnage will get that much worse.

And just to make certain you’ll die if you’re not killed in the accident, we here in Texas will work to repeal Health Care Reform and to pull Texas out of Medicaid.

Pro-life all the way!!!!!

(Read here about all the ways Health Care Reform helps average working people. Do you want to go back to lifetime limits on policies and to when you could be kicked off your policy for getting sick?)

Let the killing begin!!!!!

(Below–The Grim Reaper will be making some extra stops in Houston. Drawing by MesserWoland. )

November 15, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Please Vote Yes On Prop. 3 To Keep Red Light Cameras In Houston–Our Roads Are Already Filled With Crazies

(Update 6/18/11—A federal judge has invalidated the vote to get rid of the red light cameras.) 

There is an initiative on the ballot in Houston to get rid of red light cameras. This is Proposition 3 on our ballot. To keep the cameras, you must vote yes on Proposition 3.

The only reason to get rid of these cameras is so that we can run red lights and, by so doing, cause accidents that kill and maim people.

Anybody who drives in Houston knows that our roads are filled with drunks and crazies.

Why would we make our roads any less safe than they already are?

Red light cameras reduce accidents and save lives.

Red light running crash

One objection people make to red light cameras is that cameras exists only for cities to make money from tickets.

No money would be raised if people would stop running red lights.

Revenue from the cameras have raised millions of dollars for Ben Taub Hospital in Houston.

The bottom line is that red light cameras save lives.

Here is the Houston Chronicle editorial in favor of Proposition 3.

From this editorial—

“We’ve all seen the tragic consequences of motorists violating traffic signals and maiming or killing innocent pedestrians and occupants of other vehicles. The right to privacy doesn’t apply to reckless driving on public thoroughfares that endangers the community. We believe the cameras are a vital extension of our undermanned police traffic-enforcement capabilities. In this case, a picture can vastly multiply the eyes and extend the arms of the law…Mayor Annise Parker and a majority of City Council support red-light cameras. These elected officials are joined by an impressive group of community law enforcement officials and health care leaders of the Texas Heart Institute, Harris County Hospital District, Memorial Hermann Healthcare Systems, Teaching Hospitals of Texas and the Texas Hospital Association.”

Read more in favor of Proposition 3  at the web page in favor of the issue.

Safe driving is not an ideological issue. All people need safe roads.

Please vote Yes on Proposition 3.

October 17, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments