Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I swear officer, I only had one.

Back in the days when I used to drink, I knew that anymore than 6 and I shouldn't drive. I'm a big boy, and at one time I had build up quite a tolerance. I think we all know how many we can have before we are too impaired to drive. OK, let me rephrase that. I think most responsible people know, some people just don't care.

So what do you do if you're a 5'2" woman who weights 105? Obviously the number of drinks you can have safely is lower. And if you're a little person, one must imagine you can have even less. And so it was that Matt Roloff, the father from the show "Little People, Big World" got pulled over for DUI a few weeks back. It was his second such violation, with the previous one coming in 2003. See: they can do everything we can do. They can also get thrashed for doing something irresponsible just as well as any other public figure.

I tip my hat to people who say they don't want any different treatment because of a disability. Gary Colmen has been saying that for years. And he is just like anyone else, he can get in fights with his women Friends, has charges pressed and faces the music. If only we could get Britney, Paris and Lindsay to understand that they don't get special treatment because they are retarded.

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