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It would amuse me to no end if whatever plan Blaine has going on eventually goes off the rails precisely because of that little apparent lie.
I wonder if he's thinking something like "Christian by default is still Christian, right?"
How tall are these two? Should Blaine be towering over Toedad?
Toedad was a fair bit shorter than the guards last strip too.
The Tacky Two
And thus is born the Legion of Dumb.
I like my name better.
Edited by CEOIII on Sep 1st 2019 at 12:14:00 PM
Hey, I'm just following the alt text.
I'm pretty sure Becky is over eighteen, that means toedad would be arrested if he ever came near her again as she's legally an adult and what he did was abduction.
And, as we all know, people out on bond always obey the law and never reoffend.
Bond is an interesting question these days. I understand the concept, allowing people willing to potentially forfeit some significant asset in return for promising good behavior instead of having to stay in jail when they haven't actually been convicted. On the other hand, most people can't pay bill unless they're rich (or their family risks significant losses by putting their house up as bond), and much like the parole setup, it's all too easy for them to get nabbed for some minor crime that generally everyone overlooks, and everything is wiped out. I don't think that the actual putting up assets does much to deter people. I feel like, if we consider someone to be enough not at risk to run, we should just let them back in the populace with their word as their bond. If we can't trust that, then we shouldn't be letting them out in the first place.
In such an ideal world where that trust actually holds any validity and cops aren't crap at their job, the bond in those cases would be only a token amount.
In dirty reality, "if we can't trust their word" means nobody goes out on bond at all.
Other countries don't use bail bonds. Either you're a flight risk, or you are not. It's kind of annoying to see the USA pull this crap when there's obviously so many problems attached to it.
Edited by Kayeka on Sep 2nd 2019 at 4:14:11 PM
Britain has a bail system, but we scrapped the monetary part (which the US had carried over when they based their legal system on ours) back in 1976. (Funnily enough, I hadn't registered that until I looked it up just now. Amazing how many assumptions we carry from our childhoods.) There are a whole bunch of rules and restrictions, though. I notice that Alaska, California, and New Jersey are also dropping the cash part.
But the point here is that, whatever the details, charging straight off after the person your original offence was against is almost always an idiot-level dick move that will get you slung straight back in the slammer if it's noticed. Ross is an idiot and a dick; Blaine is obviously up to something more devious and is using him — and may intend to cheerfully let him take the fall for things in the end.
I like the phrase “an idiot and a dick” for being pretty much the exact opposite of “a gentleman and a scholar”.
RUN CHILD HE'S AN IDIOT AND A DICK!
Toedad is almost too easy to manipulate
Wow he's going full on in religious fanatism.
When it comes to religion, George Carlin couldn't have been any more on target if he were the child of Clint Barton and Oliver Queen.
Edited by CEOIII on Sep 2nd 2019 at 2:09:18 PM
While both of them are terrible excuses for human beings, the dynamic of this team-up fascinates me.
Edited by DrunkenNordmann on Sep 3rd 2019 at 9:10:40 PM
Tbh, even putting aside what the toe is actually trying to do, that sort of blind faith seems crazy in itself. Like, the expectation that God is going to come down and do your laundry on demand without you having to do or plan anything out.
Welcome to American evangelism.
It's a fine line. On one hand, we're told that with the faith of just a mustard seed, we can move mountains, but on the other hand, Jesus specifically calls out doing stunts to prove your faith. Personally, I always felt that God generally lends a helping hand, and miracles will only happen if it's something he truly desires. Most times, if I fail, that's on me.
They're moron and the dick They're moron and the dick One is an asshole, the other's just thick They're swine before the pearls They'll endanger both their girls They're moron, they're moron and the dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick Ross: God!
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