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"put them on TV and cut off a thumb"

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by deterrent, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. deterrent

    deterrent Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004 Messages: 5,181 Likes Received: 43
    The article

    Same article, another source

    Mayor: Sever Thumbs of Graffiti Artists


    Thursday November 3, 2005 8:31 PM

    RENO, Nev. (AP) - Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has
    suggested that those who deface freeways with graffiti
    should have their thumbs cut off on television.

    Goodman, appearing Wednesday on the ``Nevada
    Newsmakers'' television show, said, ``In the old days in
    France, they had beheading of people who commit
    heinous crimes.

    ``You know, we have a beautiful highway landscaping
    redevelopment in our downtown. We have desert tortoises
    and beautiful paintings of flora and fauna. These punks
    come along and deface it.

    ``I'm saying maybe you put them on TV and cut off a
    thumb,'' the mayor added. ``That may be the right
    thing to do.''

    Goodman also suggested that whippings or canings
    should be brought back for children who get into trouble.

    ``I also believe in a little bit of corporal punishment going
    back to the days of yore, where examples have to be
    shown,'' Goodman said.

    ``I'm dead serious,'' said Goodman, adding, ``Some of
    these (children) don't learn. You have got to teach them
    a lesson, and this is coming from a criminal defense lawyer.''

    ``They would get a trial first,'' he added.

    Another panelist on the show, Howard Rosenberg, a state
    university system regent, responded by saying that cutting
    off the thumbs of taggers won't solve the problem and
    Goodman should ``use his head for something other than
    a hat rack.''
     
  2. MAGS156

    MAGS156 Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 4, 2005 Messages: 1,034 Likes Received: 1
    Mayor: Sever Thumbs of Graffiti Artists

    Thursday November 3, 2005 8:31 PM


    RENO, Nev. (AP) - Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has suggested that those who deface freeways with graffiti should have their thumbs cut off on television.

    Goodman, appearing Wednesday on the ``Nevada Newsmakers'' television show, said, ``In the old days in France, they had beheading of people who commit heinous crimes.

    ``You know, we have a beautiful highway landscaping redevelopment in our downtown. We have desert tortoises and beautiful paintings of flora and fauna. These punks come along and deface it.

    ``I'm saying maybe you put them on TV and cut off a thumb,'' the mayor added. ``That may be the right thing to do.''

    Goodman also suggested that whippings or canings should be brought back for children who get into trouble.

    ``I also believe in a little bit of corporal punishment going back to the days of yore, where examples have to be shown,'' Goodman said.

    ``I'm dead serious,'' said Goodman, adding, ``Some of these (children) don't learn. You have got to teach them a lesson, and this is coming from a criminal defense lawyer.''

    ``They would get a trial first,'' he added.

    Another panelist on the show, Howard Rosenberg, a state university system regent, responded by saying that cutting off the thumbs of taggers won't solve the problem and Goodman should ``use his head for something other than a hat rack.''
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/stor...5390726,00.html
     
  3. adderall

    adderall Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003 Messages: 2,921 Likes Received: 1
    the best part is when the guy says 'use your head for something besides a hat rack' hahah
     
  4. BlueStreaks

    BlueStreaks Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 24, 2004 Messages: 136 Likes Received: 0
    I think this guy should have his fingers cut off everytime he makes another stupid comment/suggestion as he did with this...
     
  5. westy

    westy Guest

    That'll never happen. Also, that hat-rack comment is indeed hilarity.
     
  6. screaming hand logo

    screaming hand logo Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 8, 2005 Messages: 8,523 Likes Received: 257
    maybe cutting off my index finger would be more reasonable
     
  7. Satans Little Helper

    Satans Little Helper Member

    Joined: Apr 20, 2005 Messages: 535 Likes Received: 14
    Wonder what that mayor would think of cutting off the tongues of corrupt politicians. We have a judicial system for a reason. Then again as a parolee with some years inside, I mighta given up a finger in exchange of a long sentence never a thumb though.
     
  8. warelonian

    warelonian New Jack

    Joined: Apr 19, 2005 Messages: 42 Likes Received: 0
    i thought oscar goodman was an OK guy with all his boozing and everything, but when he came out with this bullshit, he totally killed it.
     
  9. CRIZ 156

    CRIZ 156 Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 13, 2005 Messages: 2,500 Likes Received: 27
  10. midas_ups

    midas_ups Junior Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2005 Messages: 211 Likes Received: 0
    thats awesome, but remeber what koch said on style wars

    'thats the best thing i could have seen, it meens im definately getting to them'
     
  11. DEE38

    DEE38 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 8, 2001 Messages: 11,128 Likes Received: 13
    being from las vegas i think we have one fucking great mayor. that bitch is raw, i like it.

    i like the cutting his tongue idea too. but how is he going to down all the booze?
     
  12. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    there are three fucking threads on this douchebag statement
     
  13. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,577 Likes Received: 2
    One day a 'graffiti writer' is gonna do something real stupid to someone real important, and then this shit wont seem to far off ...
     
  14. ANAL

    ANAL Member

    Joined: Oct 11, 2004 Messages: 265 Likes Received: 0
    That piece says it all
     
  15. HATEBREEDER

    HATEBREEDER Member

    Joined: Sep 3, 2004 Messages: 448 Likes Received: 0
    "they would get a trial "

    really dumbass? I figured a cop would catch a kid tagging,
    saw off his finger on the spot, and call up the news to
    tape him.


    you fucking fucking stupid man.
     
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