- Brian Chilson
- ‘I’LL BE THERE’: Herb Rule at news conference.
Herb Rule, the Little Rock lawyer and Democratic 2nd Congressional District candidate who was arrested for DWI last night in Fayetteville, reasserted his innocence of the charge at an afternoon news conference at his campaign headquarters in the Tanglewood Shopping Center.
Max Brantley said today on his podcast that it is probably better to have Herb Rule drunk representing us than Tim Griffin sober. I disagree with that but this post is about the issue of drinking. There are so many reasons to abstain from drinking. (At the end of this post I will give three more reasons I do not drink.) Below is an excellent reason to avoid drinking because you realize that just after two drinks you may end up facing the legal difficulties Herb Rule is facing.
A police officer stopped Herb Rule before he had a wreck. Unfortunately there was no officer there to stop Ryan Dunn back on the Sunday night in June of 2011 when he was killed driving drunk.
Billy Sunday told a story that illustrates this principle:
I feel like an old fellow in Tennessee who made his living by catching rattlesnakes. He caught one with fourteen rattles and put it in a box with a glass top. One day when he was sawing wood his little five-year old boy,Jim, took the lid off and the rattler wriggled out and struck him in the cheek. He ran to his father and said, “The rattler has bit me.” The father ran and chopped the rattler to pieces, and with his jackknife he cut a chunk from the boy’s cheek and then sucked and sucked at the wound to draw out the poison. -He looked at little Jim, watched the pupils of his eyes dilate and watched him swell to three times his normal size, watched his lips become parched and cracked, and eyes roll, and little Jim gasped and died.
The father took him in his arms, carried him over by the side of the rattler, got on his knees and said, “God, I would not give little Jim for all the rattlers that ever crawled over the Blue Ridge mountains.”
That is the question that must be answered by everyone no matter what their religious beliefs. Is the pleasure of drinking alcohol worth the life of one of your children?
Probably the most telling is the last statistic: 95% of alcoholics die from their disease and die approximately 26 years earlier than their normal life expectancy.
WPVI Action News 6.20.11 – Report on the death of Ryan Dunn and friend Zac Hartwell from the scene Daredevil Ryan Dunn and his passenger died from the impact of the violent car crash and the resulting fire, according to a coroner’s report Tuesday. The Chester County coroner listed blunt force trauma and thermal trauma [...]
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Ryan Dunn part of statistic: “Drunk Drivers are responsible for 50% of highway fatalities” (3 reasons I don’t drink)
Ryan Dunn seen on Sunday night. This shot was removed from his tumblr site. Ryan Dunn tweeted a picture of himself drinking from a bar. At 2 am he left the bar and a few minutes later he was killed after running off the road in his car.There are three reasons that I do not [...]
Buzz driving is drunk driving. This is a popular advertisement run by our local law inforcement office. Does the Ryan Dunn case prove their point? Published: Celebrities with diseases reported June 20, 2011 Given the crazy nature by which they lived it was perhaps inevitable that one of the “Jackass” cast would eventually wind up on [...]
Ryan Dunn dies in car crash Jackass movie star Ryan Dunn died in a car crash in Pennsylvania early Monday morning. He was 34. Hours before the crash, Dunn posted a photo to Twitter, by way of his Tumblr blog, that depicted him drinking with friends. An unidentified passenger also died in the crash. [...]
Video clip with picture of car Ryan Dunn was in before being killed this morning: ‘Jackass’ Star Ryan Dunn Killed in Car Accident By DavidOnda Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:25:50 GMT Ryan Dunn, star of MTV’s “Jackass,” was killed this morning in a one-car accident in West Goshen, Pennsylvania. The first reports began pouring onto [...]