If you could sign any Executive Orders??

Discussion in 'Shooting the Breeze' started by thedaddyman, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. thedaddyman

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    This all began as a pub discussion but basically the question is this. If you were President and could sign any Executive Order (like DJ Trump), what would it be.? These are what I came up with and please bear in mind before anyone jumps down my throat that I am being slightly tongue in cheek here. :)
    • I would make it compulsory for drivers of Audi's, BMW's and black VW Passats to sit a "how not to drive like a total plonker" course.
    • I would ban from Dundrum shopping centre anyone who stands on the escalators and blocks people unless they are infirm or pushing a pram with twins in it
    • I would ban Coleslaw, especially when I never asked for it but it appeared on the plate next to my toasted special like some festering pink mound of awfulness
    • I would implement an immediate €100 fine for anyone who uses the phrase "something should be done about it" but fails to do or suggest what that something should be
    • I would make anyone caught fly tipping or dumping rubbish in the country pick stones for a day for a farmer.
    • I would enforce a ban on all TV singing contests
     
  2. Firefly

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    Anyone caught using a mobile phone whilst driving, breaking red lights or "parking" on yellow boxes would have their car impounded for a week.
     
  3. Seagull

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    Middle and overtaking lane lane hoggers to be impaled on their gear lever for a week, and after that sentenced to a micra incapable of leaving the left lane.
    Rubber neckers to be put in stocks with a plentiful supply of throwing material for passers by. That will give them practise at looking round to see where the next missile is coming from.
     
  4. Firefly

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    So there I was the other morning heading to work (on a dual carriage-way). I check my mirror and all's grand so I over-take the car in front of me. There was a car in the fast lane waay back who proceeded to speed up until he was inches behind me. Listening to Lyric FM, I wasn't too bothered. When I moved back into the driving lane, Gobbo speeds up again like a madman. Further up the road I see Gobbo pulling into the same building where I am working. All this aggression and speed....to get to work?
     
  5. Thirsty

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    anyone using the phrase "rubber neckers" to be made to scrub the motorway with their toothbrush.
     
  6. Firefly

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    I would remove all taxes / excise duty on wine!
     
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  7. Purple

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    Some people just love their job...
     
  8. Purple

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    I'd make rubber neckers do the same :D

    I'd also make it legal to vandalise cars parked in spots reserved for disabled drivers which don't have the appropriate badge on display.
     
  9. Thirsty

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    If I'm driving and see flashing lights / fire engines / crashed cars / garda car or any combination of these ahead on the road, I will quite rightly slow down. It is the safe and prudent thing to do.

    There is no way of knowing from a distance if there is debris on the road, where or how the road might be blocked, or even if there are passengers in shock wandering around (there are documented cases of this).

    It really irritates me when that pejorative phrase is used for drivers.
     
  10. Firefly

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    I was thinking that, but I'd bet that when they get into work the first thing they do is head to the canteen for a coffee and a chat! Obviously worth the risk!
     
  11. Firefly

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    I would make the provision of air and water at garages free as I have noticed recently that some garages in Cork have started charging a euro for this now.
     
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  12. Purple

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    I'd introduce water charges :D
     
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  13. Gerry Canning

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    4 day week to be the norm.
     
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  14. Purple

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    That would involve a lot of people working extra hours and days!
     
  15. Seagull

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    There's a significant difference between sensible driving and rubbernecking. If I see emergency vehicles ahead, I slow down until I've determined which side of the road they're on, and whether there is any obstruction ahead of me. That's sensible driving. I don't then crawl past the incident staring out the window, which is rubbernecking.
     
  16. Gerry Canning

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    I remember it was said to get to 39 hours would wreck us , and the row over most people getting Saturday off .

    We better get used to less time working to give most people some work !
     
  17. Purple

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    Are you suggesting what the French tried; enforced short weeks in order to create more jobs?
    If so it doesn't work.
     
  18. Gerry Canning

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    Purple ,
    Definitely not enforcement .

    Suggesting that as automation has moved on ,we need to reassess working time .
    If that means shorter weeks creating more jobs V too many people having no jobs , then would that be good/bad ?
    Just musing !
     
  19. Purple

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    There is already a massive shortage of skilled labour, particularly in manufacturing. The low skilled jobs (a la Trump) just don't exist any more.
     
  20. Gerry Canning

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    Purple , You might be right, so maybe employers might need a massive investment in training V hoping the skilled labour exists.
    That would be a win - win.