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Old 01-11-2006, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default Re: Governinator won't be cited for lack of bike endorsement.

I can't help but to wonder what else he hasn't thought of.



At least he jokes about it.



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Old 01-11-2006, 10:02 PM   #2
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Gee, I wonder if any of the rest of us could use the "I forgot" defense, and have it WORK!



It's apparently good to be the Govenator...

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Old 01-12-2006, 02:52 AM   #3
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...In other news, killer walks free in California due to police not witnessing the murder. "We have no way of citing someone we did not observe killing," said Officer Grace Brady, a police spokeswoman. "From our perspective, there is no violation," Miller said.
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Old 01-12-2006, 03:03 AM   #4
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You can get away with this in FL too. A few years back a friend of mine had his business plowed into by a drunk driver and wiped out the front of his store. The drunk was then able to climb out of the car and wait for the police to arrive. He said he wasnt driving, someone from the bar was driving him home and since no one could prove otherwise, he walked
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Old 01-12-2006, 03:16 AM   #5
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Default Re: Governinator won't be cited for lack of bike endorsement.

So they're saying, other than the dead body, there is no evidence of a crime?



Got a link to this story?



Also, reading between the lines, are you suggesting that MO is struggling for content this AM?



I think perhaps the staff is still stunned and in shock over Sean's dance routine?



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Old 01-12-2006, 03:57 AM   #6
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How can tey say that the didnt observe him driving the bike and therfore wont ticket. True that LA police didnt see him, but he had an escort of the CHP.
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Old 01-12-2006, 04:44 AM   #7
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Arnold had an Austrian license and, as far as I am concerned, could and should be allowed to drive motorcycles anyway - until the cows come home. California's licensing procedure is a joke, both for autos and motorcycles. When compared to most of the European nations our drivers are an insult to road safety and common sense.

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In CA you have 30 days to get a CA license once you establish residency no matter what foreign licence you have (mine is English and doesn't expire until I'm 70 but I still had to get a CA one).
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Old 01-12-2006, 04:46 AM   #8
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To those who say he had a valid Austrian license, blah blah.... I had a valid Italian license, but then I moved here, became a legal resident and later a citizen, and havae had valid licenses in every state I lived in (currently, California, and I do have a motorcycle endorsement). There are rules as to how long your foreign license is valid. In the governor's case, he can't claim his Austrian license should be valid. Also, it's a question of fairness: if you get stopped by a cop here they can ticket you for lack of a motorcycle endorsement. Should only Austrian-born governor exempted from that law? The licensing system might be a joke, but at least you have to answer a motorcycle specific written exam's question, and show that you can do some basic bike handling in front of a DMV examiner.
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Old 01-12-2006, 05:23 AM   #9
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What a load of horse crap. It really is good to be the king! A sidecar is attached to a motorcycle. For licensing purposes, it is a motorcycle as the sidecar does not even get registered. The governorator is a violater of the law. Hell, you all recalled the last one had he did not even break any laws!



Saying that, would I use confusion about what laws apply to motorcycles and sidecars, bet your sweet a$$ I would, and do, and have. However, it is still a motorcycle...regardless of what political appointee of the Arnold's take on California's motor vehicle code is...



BTW, BigJames is also the president of the Georgia Sidecar Club and actually knows about this particular subject.
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Old 01-12-2006, 05:28 AM   #10
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So the rich and powerful are above the rules the rest of us live by. It is the natural order of things. If being rich and powerful didn't have perks like that, what would be the point of being rich and powerful? If there were no perks, there would be no reason to be R & P, and soon there would be a real shortage of them. Think of the impact to the Hummer and Escalade market.
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