Close to Home by John McPherson for September 02, 2021

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    Leojim  10 months ago

    Just a bit radical, but definitely effective. Even Bleeb thinks so. Hey, give it to the alien!

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    PoodleGroomer  10 months ago

    People should learn what a chainsaw looks like. The handle position keeps the bar from bucking up onto your face.

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    Baslim the Beggar Premium Member 10 months ago

    Smile for the camera, doofus! You want it to look good in court.

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    eromlig  10 months ago

    That’s not what happened at the toll booth in The Godfather.

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    Detroit Dan Premium Member 10 months ago

    Falling Down…

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    docforbin  10 months ago

    It’s kind of a moot point. They just got rid of the last toll booth on the New York State Thruway because now almost everyone’s got an EZ Pass.

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    cdward  10 months ago

    Who still toll booths?

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    Doug K  10 months ago

    Will he have to pay another 30 years for this choice?

    Will he be able to get his sentence commuted?

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    Silverspring18608  10 months ago

    The tolls took a toll on him it looks like

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    Mighty Phavahg  10 months ago

    I’d say about $1,000 for bail?

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 10 months ago

    I lived in VA Beach years ago and they had a 20 cent exit toll on the one road I traveled. I kept a lot of extra dimes in the car because sure as shooting some tourist would be stuck without any and stopped by the gate. I just put the 20 cents in and waved them on. My Boy Scout good deed for the day, LOL!

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    JB10000Lakes  10 months ago

    “Falling Down” comes to mind.

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    Zebrastripes  10 months ago

    Bleeb is along for the

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    Michael G.  10 months ago

    After thirty years there are very few toll barriers left like that!

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 10 months ago

    Has anyone really been able to identify exactly where that toll money goes? I would like to see a sign on a dump truck or snow plow that says, “Paid for with tolls from booth #4 on the Joe Blow(whatever) highway.”

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    DM2860  10 months ago

    My thought was that it was more likely a gated community. I once lived in one with a gate like that only on the other side of course. People exiting, exiting mind you no need to scan badge or press numbers, would get impatient and try to follow the previous car through in the morning and it would invariably fall before they could (at least I never saw anyone get away with it). They were replacing the bar monthly.

    This race across would save the person I estimate about 5 seconds or less on their exit. I quickly found out why gated communities have monthly dues equivalent to non-gated communities annual dues.

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    Dobie  Premium Member 10 months ago

    What a knucklehead! It’ll just grow another one!

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    Amra Leo  10 months ago

    I once owned a bright red Bradley GTII (VW kit car, kinda looks like a Ferrari). I could just drive under those gates…

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    geese28  10 months ago

    Now on to the IRS building, Rick

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    iwontgiveit  10 months ago

    How would he pay anyway? There is no window in the booth.

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    comixbomix  10 months ago

    Thus began his thirty years of commuting to and from the exercise yard…

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    mwksix  10 months ago

    Better the boom gate than the toll taker…

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    raybarb44  10 months ago

    Smile. You’re on candid camera…..

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    Lightpainter Premium Member 10 months ago

    This feels like a Far Side strip, lol!

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    moondog42 Premium Member 10 months ago

    All the tollbooths around here are going to gate-less automated electronic withdrawals. Where are there still tollbooths with a gate like this?

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    cuzinron47  10 months ago

    Bleeb, you might want to catch another ride, you might become collateral damage when they come for him.

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    mistercatworks  10 months ago

    So, how much will he enjoy jail?

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    WCraft Premium Member 10 months ago

    Unfortunately, the guard stuck his head out fo the window to see what the noise was all about….

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    stillfickled Premium Member 10 months ago

    I was going to say Bleeb is a back seat driver but looks more like he’s on the top of the front seat.

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