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Posted: 9/20/2005 5:07:57 PM EDT
Friend doing 90 in a 65 on I-95 through southern Georgia.

Radar trap with Georgia's finest.

Pulled over and officer with wide brimmed hat comes to the speeder's vehicle.

Conversation with officer. Officer mentions that "ain't no one supposed to be going that fast through this state."

Speeder responds, "well, Sherman did"

Speeder hauled off to local jail.


Told to me as a true story, but may be apocryphal.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:08:53 PM EDT
Apocryphal: possibly. Hilarious: definitely.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:10:21 PM EDT
Should have added, speeder's car has NY plates.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:13:11 PM EDT
I think that > 25 over the speed limit = reckless driving. It's probably up to the officer whether he lets the driver slide or not. I saw my brother in law go to jail for doing 105 in a 55, but that was more than 20 years ago.

It's a very funny line though.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:14:10 PM EDT
Sherman?
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:14:49 PM EDT
Sherman aint too popular down in those parts.......
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:17:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
Sherman?



Sherman, William Tecumseh

1864
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:19:12 PM EDT
Oh shit that's funny! LOL.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:19:43 PM EDT
That joke is so old...

But funny never-the-less.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:20:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
Sherman?



Publick Skools??
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:23:15 PM EDT
Old woman drive down the road in GA & comes upon a young man standing on a bridge railing.

She asks, "Whatcha doin', sonny?"

He replies, "I'm gonna jump & kill myself!"

She says, "Oh, don't do that! Think of your family!"

He says, "I have no family, no kids, my parents are dead."

"Well," she says, "think of Robert E. Lee!"

"Who's he?" he asks.

"You goddamnyankee, JUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:28:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:29:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
Friend doing 90 in a 65 on I-95 through southern Georgia.

Radar trap with Georgia's finest.

Pulled over and officer with wide brimmed hat comes to the speeder's vehicle.

Conversation with officer. Officer mentions that "ain't no one supposed to be going that fast through this state."

Speeder responds, "well, Sherman did"

Speeder hauled off to local jail.


Told to me as a true story, but may be apocryphal.



My Mother always made us look up words we didn't know the definition of RE:apocryphal.
Thats what i like about this place I increase my vocabulary every time i read ARFCOM
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:30:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
Sherman?



Are schools no longer teaching Sherman's March to the Sea?
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:33:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sharky30:

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
Sherman?



Are schools no longer teaching Sherman's March to the Sea?



Sorry, that's my bad. I suggested that we do the same thing to the arabs in class and they stopped teaching it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:33:20 PM EDT
Sherman is no longer mentioned in schools. When they get around to talking about the War of Northern Agression they call it something else.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:35:15 PM EDT
heheheheheheheheheh
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:36:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 5:37:25 PM EDT by Greenhorn]

Originally Posted By sharky30:

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
Sherman?



Are schools no longer teaching Sherman's March to the Sea?



I know about THAT Sherman. I just didn't understand the connection between that guy and driving fast on the highway.

By the way, I was home-schooled.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:36:40 PM EDT
Ohh!
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:40:14 PM EDT
Now that is funny right there I dont care who you are.

Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:43:18 PM EDT
A friend of mine returning from an away softball game in the Florida panhandle pulled over for a needed nap after a double-header and few 'mobile' cool ones. FHP trooper walks up to the open drivers window and taps my buddy on the shoulder.

Trooper: Son, what do ya think you're doing?

Buddy (shaking head and still fuzzy): Fifty-five?

Trooper (trying to stifle chuckles): Well son, why don't ya do fifty-five up to the Destin truck stop and grab some coffee. Have a safe trip.

Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:45:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 5:46:35 PM EDT by MrsGloftoe]
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:46:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 5:46:43 PM EDT by Combat_Jack]

Originally Posted By Roland_O_Gilead:
Sherman is no longer mentioned in schools. When they get around to talking about the War of Northern Agression they call it something else.



Northern Agression? Your ancestors started it with Fort Sumpter!
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:47:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 5:48:24 PM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By MrsGloftoe:
My grandfather was head of the design department of the Sherman tank. He was born and raised in Arkansas. When they asked him, "Colonel, as a son of the south, why on earth would you name this tank after Sherman?"

His response? "Well, Sherman won."

ETA: Unsure whether the story about the name is true (it's something my mom told me years ago), but the part about my grandfather heading up the tank project is accurate. )



They named a tank after Lee. the M3 I think.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:52:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 5:52:37 PM EDT by Mall-Ninja]

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By Roland_O_Gilead:
Sherman is no longer mentioned in schools. When they get around to talking about the War of Northern Agression they call it something else.



Northern Agression? Your ancestors started it with Fort Sumpter SUMTER!



publick skools indeed....
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:52:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Roland_O_Gilead:War of Northern Agression


One of my favorite un-PC phrases!
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 6:00:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
Should have added, speeder's car has NY plates.


No doubt on his way to Florida - suburb of NY NJ. Georgia, you Keep him, we got our quota.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 6:48:08 PM EDT
A bit of info on William Tecumseh Sherman http://ngeorgia.com/people/shermanwt.html
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 7:20:44 PM EDT
Few years back, there was this high school buddy of mine who was a bit of a smartass (you know the type).
He was suffering from "two beer syndrome" and was speeding when THP (Tenn Hwy Patrol) pulled him over.

THP: " Can I see your license and registration,please...."

Buddy: " Can I see your gun?"

Buddy then recalled somewhat of a rapid departure from his vehicle with the assistance of THP and a free ride to county lock-up.

Methinks this probably would be something to avoid doing in GA too.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 7:29:41 PM EDT
LMAO I an see how THAT wouldnt go to well
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 7:30:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 7:32:35 PM EDT
I like to call it the Second War of Secession to my friends from the North. Pisses them off to no end.
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