Or better yet, the crosswalk line nearest to the intersection. The the pedestrian has to step into oncoming traffic to get across the street. Sorry to stereotype, but in Portland, OR, it seems the majority of times this happens to me, the license plate of the offending driver is from Washington state.
One could only wish. Unfortunately he has shredded our Constitution and brainwashed the Republican Party and his base into thinking he’s the next messiah. Do you really think it’s appropriate for the President of the United States to Tweet a retouched photo of himself as Rocky Balboa or worse, super-villain Thanos? Or to mock and bully a 16-year-old girl for trying to make a better future for herself and her contemporaries?
Meanwhile, the rest of the country and world are embarrassed by how vain, stupid, mean, deceitful, unethical and selfish Trump is and how he has destroyed America’s once admired beacon of hope and leadership for a free world. It will take decades, if not generations, to repair the damage this asshole has done to our country and our standing in the world.
Or…”Roasting chestnuts by an open fire.”
Fraud, shop lifting and stealing has become so rampant that it’s considered the price of business. My personal identity has been compromised three times since 2000, one of which was with the IRS, through the Catholic Church where my daughter went to school.
I work for a retail grocery store where employees are not allowed to interfere with people stealing, our security personnel can’t touch a suspect and police are rarely called for theft. All we are allowed is banning the individual from the store.
So, yes, theft is ultimately passed on to consumers.
And, if you’re a female reporter, you might get your ass slapped by a man of the cloth.
As a pedestrian, cyclist and active commuter (i.e. taxis, car sharing and public transportation), I’m no fan of Jef or the new fascist pedestrian characters, although I know a few people who behave like these two.
Most people like me use bike boulevards and lanes, wear helmets, bright clothes, use lights at night and obey traffic laws while riding. Same goes for walking and crossing at crosswalks.
The beef I have with some drivers is their attitude of ownership of the road along with distracted driving, or driving high or drunk and hit and run leaving the injured laying on the side of the road like a animal or worse. Please remember I said “some drivers.”
When riding my bike or on a bus, I can see into most vehicles and watch people texting while driving, it’s so common with both men and women even though the fine for doing so in Oregon is $1,000 for first offense, up to $2,500 for a second offense and the third time within ten years another $2,500 and the risk of six months in jail.
Regardless of whether it’s a pedestrian or cyclist, a car, SUV or truck weighs 2-4 tons depending on the vehicle, and will cause catastrophic injuries or death to a human body at a speed as little as 25 mph, and the injuries and certain death grows exponentially with every 5 mph increase.
Finally, I implore Mr. Pastis to change or drop “Fascist” from the pedestrian character’s name, given its decisiveness and negative nature, it’s just adding another “us verses them” in today’s society.
I like Flo’s response, I’d be first to buy a ticket cause it’s going to be a doozy!
Nope, he’s got Eddie’s back!
Only to have it eaten by a “performance artist.”
Obviously this strip and a number of others, which I’ll keep to myself for privacy purposes.