Words to live by


life is tough

As Mrs. Gump told her son Forrest, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

As Sgt. Stryker (John Wayne) told his troops “Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”

As you may have guessed, this week’s theme is normally intelligent people doing remarkably unintelligent things.

We’re talking about the dozens of motorists who were nailed for speeding, texting and other infractions during a safety blitz last week. During one three-hour period, police laid a charge every five minutes.

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We didn’t have anyone as strange as “cell-phone girl” who got caught by police twice in one 20-minute period earlier this year, but we did come close as the OPP pulled over an American who was watching a movie while driving on Highway 401.

It’s one thing to try to eliminate yourself from the gene pool, but when you’re taking others with you, it’s a problem.

Then there was a local man who was driving with expired license plates – which had expired 14 years ago. The explanation for that would be worth a column all by itself.

The situation was just as bizarre in the sky as a helicopter clipped a hydro line and kept on flying despite a cracked windshield. It makes you wonder where the pilot was looking since he didn’t apparently see the wires.

The brain drain isn’t limited to drivers.

The topper has to be a sign posted in a local dentist’s office, warning patients that they aren’t allowed to text while the dentist is working on them.

Apparently, “here’s your sign” is more than just a slogan.

On the brighter side is the saying that “God must love stupid people because he made so many of them.”

That’s also the name of a Facebook group. We kid you not.

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