A Miami police officer is accused of driving 120 mph on a turnpike because he was late for his off-duty job working security at a school.
According to the website for Florida State Route 91 (who knew that highways had their own websites?), the turnpike styles itself as “The Less Stressway.”
I know we’ve covered this ground here many times before, but aren’t we getting a little sick of the implausible “it was a just a joke” defence whenever some political hack – almost always of the right-wing persuasion it seems – is caught out for circulating crap that is not only offensively racist, but also seriously unfunny?
It’s good to see for a change that some Republicans in Florida are speaking out against the party official in Orange County that sent out the message in question, but you can bet that for every one of those, there are ten times as many right-wingers that will be indignantly pissed off about the “political correctness” of those taking offence.