Wednesday, February 21, 2007

McMissile case just so unlike Virginia drivers

Good news today for all those who still possess what is known in some parts as "common sense," or "sanity." And that news is that Jessica Hall won't do any more jail time as part of the so-called McMissile case.

Here's what happened: A Virginia law makes it a felony to throw anything into an occupied vehicle. Any thrown object is defined by this law as a missile. It could be a brick. It could be a feather. It could be a highly coveted golden ticket to the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory. It could be one of those personal pizzas. It could be a large McDonald's soda. Which is what Hall threw into another moving car when the driver of that car was driving like a jackass.


First of all, I have to say wow. Wow -- a story about two Virginians driving like jackasses? Those are NOT the Virginia drivers I know and love. Any chance they both had vanity plates? No way, bro. The day I see "MomsBus" whip a soda at "2Kul4U" as they both swerve across four lanes on I-66 is the day I've seen everything. And by "the day I've seen everything," I mean "yesterday."

But in any case, congrats to logic for prevailing here. Jackass driver, yes. Convicted felon, no. Logic may be quickly becoming the Washington Generals of American society, but it's nice to know that every now and then, even a blind squirrel (or Virginia driver) can still find a nut.

"McMissile" Mom Gets Probation [Washington Post]

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