7 February 2006

Attacks on bus drivers growing?

| johnboy
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The Canberra Times and the ABC are reporting on a series of assaults on ACTION Bus drivers.

There are calls for attacks on Bus Drivers to have the same penalties as attacks on Police Officers.

Is there any group in society on which assault should not be considered serious? Parking Inspectors maybe?

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I pity the bus driver being attacked by solid bronze sheep Thumper.

Absent Diane10:04 am 08 Feb 06

It would be like some primative race worshipping their idol… the sheep!!!

Brilliant, and it will liven up the city centre like them pollies are always talkin’ ’bout. The zoologists will love it too because they will be able to observe natural selection at work from behind a fence.
I think John Hanna might take exception though. He won’t be happy until the streets are awash with dettol and everybody is wearing harris tweed or a tux.

Absent Diane9:46 am 08 Feb 06

Well if you call the mass population sheep.. then yes

Absent Diane9:44 am 08 Feb 06

Bugger it fence off the area around the sheep..put in a bar inside the fenced off area, play some bad music and apply one dress standard..collars up… that will attract them…. then outsiders who prefer to wear their collars down can view the shenanigans at the own pleasure.. now thats entertainment..

True AD but it does provide an opportunity for trimming of the jock population. Maybe we could put a pub next to the sheep so that the jocks could get some Dutch courage before partaking in some population purifying sheep love.

Absent Diane9:26 am 08 Feb 06

The sheep are funny… but how many times do I have witness jocks performing sexual acts with them…there should be a sign no sexual acts with the sheep… faux-cunnilingus acts on bronze may aid the spread of disease.

I actually really like the sheep and I’ve argued for their bronze asses many times. I just needed something facetious to say. 🙂

Yes, in all seriousness, they are excellent and life like peices of work.

I’ve heard explanations why those sheep are there and their meaning, but no one can say why they are postured….. in such a lascivious manner.

I don’t let my children play on them, nuff said.

I like the Big Issue sellers because they never try to stop me – you have to actually go up to them. I buy it sometimes.
I like the sheep too.
There is one lovely friendly bus driver (with a big mo) and it makes the trips so much more pleasant.
I haven’t had a nutter one for a while, but years ago one fully screamed at me and my three friends becuase he thought we were riding the bus for fun – we cound’t help living at the last 2 stops on the looong Farrer bus trip on the last bus of the night. He actually physically pushed us off early. We meant to complain but were too lazy….

Why the call for greater penalties. Its been discussed on this site time and time again that it doesn’t matter what the penalties “potentially” could be, its the slap on the wrist the Magistrates give out.
I know of a copper who after arresting a bloke was bitten by him. He got off no conviction recorded. He practically got congratulated by the Magistrate.
Just give bus drivers a cattle prod. Problem solved.
As for the homeless – I can think of one truly homeless person in town (and she chooses to live that way, until she gets her meeting with John Howard. The rest live in ACT housing units and just advertise as homeless because there are plenty of suckers out there who believe them.
I know of one ‘homeless guy’ who figured out that he makes more begging than burglaries so he gets his hit that way instead. He gets hassled less by the cops as well.
As for the sheep – Who’s idea were they.

Only in this bizarro ssanta headspace could a quality magazine designed to encourage self-reliance amongst the less well off in our society (homeless and low-waged) be considered in any way a bad thing. Downwards envy gone mad.

Wow, from bus driver bashing to homeless people in one post. That must be some sort of record for topic changing.

I wish to discuss those crazy sheep on city walk. Obscene aren’t they?

If that is the case Mael, why do the unemployed, most of whom I know live in houses, they rent off the govt (there4 not ‘homeless’) are flogging this magazine off?

Ssanta, the big issue is about homeless people, not the unemployed.

Although it’s very easy to make the assumption that the unemployed are related to the publication, as they are generally employed to distribute the magazine.

The ‘big issue’ is homelessness, something that certain members of the greens party may find they can assist with.

Absent Diane3:08 pm 07 Feb 06

yep that has all the makings of a top rant… agressive, passionate… and completely, randomly irrelevant..

Oookaay… That was wierd..

Any group in society that violence should be tolerated… Neo nazis, drunk kids who should be at school, and those bastards who stop you to tell you about the big isssue. If it was a big issue, it wouldn;t be in a magazine sold the fucking unemployed you dalts.

Absent Diane10:49 am 07 Feb 06

‘and practically’ means and he practically abused me

Absent Diane10:48 am 07 Feb 06

Maybe…. I have come across a heap like that… I nearly lost it when I saw a guy do the acceleration to an ederly couple….

I did lose it with one driver who I had asked advice at where to get off.. and practically abused…. when a simple ‘sorry im not sure’ would have sufficed…

there is one driver who needs a good bitch slapping. he looks like shaggy from scooby do and drives like he’s peter brock. when folks get on he accellerates away and they almost fall over. when the bus stops he jams the brakes on, and people fall over.

i’ve found 95% of action drivers to be helpful and competent. its the tiny screwloose percentage that you occasionally strike that stand out.

Absent Diane9:25 am 07 Feb 06

There have been many occassions where I have felt like attacking bus drivers…. about 4/10 are decent pleasant people…. the rest from my experience are rude motherfuckers… and I don’t tolerate rudeness very well…. I would certainly never follow through mad intentions though

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