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    Default Dumb Law

    I was just checking out dumb laws for some entertainment when I came across this in New Britain..... interesting somehow I can't see them obeying this one!


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    It is illegal for fire trucks to exceed 25mph, even when going to a fire.

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    Default dumb laws. Marlborough version

    It is illegal to buy, sell or possess a squirt gun.
    This was passed afer a robbery of a convienence store where the weapon was a super soaker filled with bleach and sprayed into the face of the clerk.

    Silly string is illegal in the city limits.
    This one was passed after a Labor Day parade. It was a hot, humid day and silly string was sprayed over a number of vehicles int he parade, damaging the paint when it "baked on", etching the paint.. A few City vehicles ended up being repainted because of it, including the Fire Chief's car!

    One may not detonate a nuclear device in the city.
    The councilor who wrote this and got it passed was nicknamed "Atomic Bomb Tom" by his critics. It was during the waning days of the Cold War and "Atomic Bomb Tom" got a lot of ribbing over it. In the present day, with terrorism on everyone's mind, it seems that he foresight!

    He was a hell of a nice guy and a big supporter of the Department. As a matter of fact, he was part owner of the Torrent, Marlborough's first fire engine. He passed away in the early 1990's.
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    What a bunch of pansy liberals.

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    So does anyone know anybody there or work near there? I'd guess it was a crazy driving incident or was around from the days of horses. either one of those two

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    What a great website. I just found out that in Pennsylvania if I am traveling on a country road at night I must stop at each mile and set off a rocket in order to clear the livestock. The problem with that is becuase I live in the state I can't purchase the rockets from the firewroks stores. Only out of staters can do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ha11igan View Post
    What a bunch of pansy liberals.
    As a life long member of the GOP, I will admit that stupid laws are not only the work of pansy liberals. Over zelous conservatives had made more than a few doozy's over the years.
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    LOL....dont you people have anything else to do besides b*tch about our b*tching?

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    Don't take a train through Wisconsin:

    "Whenever two trains meet at an intersection of said tracks, neither shall proceed until the other has."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dano8696 View Post
    New Britain - CT
    It is illegal for fire trucks to exceed 25mph, even when going to a fire.

    I think that somewhere along the line, this law was also adopted by a certain Louisiana Parrish.
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