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Tigercub 05-05-2006 11:53 AM

Re: Road Rage and You
Ya gotta be so careful out there. Anything and everything can do you in. I nearly lost control of my bike on a corner years ago when I hit a squirrel trying to cross the road...

...poor liddle squirrel...sniff, sniff.

BMW4VWW 05-05-2006 11:57 AM

Re: Bloviating...
Alas, what our liberal friend fails to grasp is that the greatest killers in modern times were all leftists. Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Pol Pot, and yes Gabe even George Bush were or are Socialists with totalitarian leanings.

cialowicz 05-05-2006 12:05 PM

Re: Road Rage and You
Heh... I found this line humerous: "If you can't get away (you might be on something slow like a moped or a Harley)..."

I'm sure that'll get the Harley riders ragin'.

BMW4VWW 05-05-2006 12:16 PM

Re: Road Rage and You
All except Bigdx. He always travels at or below the speed limit, even when being chased by irate truck drivers. Fortunately he has an open line the police department, so they can provide protection when someone is mean to him.

Gabe 05-05-2006 12:26 PM

I'll let your opinions speak for themselves, Van. Because that's what they are; opinions. I respectfully disagree, and I would venture that I'm far from alone.

If you think Ted Kennedy, Jerry Brown, Rose Bird, Martin Luther King, jr., JFK, and yes, lil' 'ol me are even remotely similar to totalitarian fascists, I think you need to pick up a few history books! Your POV is so outside the mainstream of political thought in our culture (although maybe not the vocal folks on these fora) that it doesn't even really bear discussion. That's why there are groups like the John Birch society. They are small but noisy, and they provide an outlet for extreme views.

God bless them and America! But this is a motorcycling website, and although I poke a few jabs at folk's political views, I do try to be an equal oppurtunity poker; there's plenty of innanity on both sides of the debate.

However, since the conservative right is driving at this point in our history, conservatives are going to bear the brunt of the jokes. When it's reversed, it'll be different; do you think I'd refrain from making fun of AlGore and Uncle Teddy and their supporters if they had any power?

manalagi001 05-05-2006 12:48 PM

Deliberately doored
I actually had a guy deliberatelly try to door me yesterday morning. Unreal. But the topper in all my years was having a guy in a van punch me in the head, out a window, while I was riding a BICYCLE. Go figure. Some people just can't stand the idea of anyone "breaking the rules" (in their mind) while they are stuck in a cage. We're seen as cheating death, and some people just can't stand (what are in their opinion) cheaters. They'd rather kill us. Then we won't have cheated death. We'll be dead.

Coincidence? Both of the above incidents involved white vans.

Fenton 05-05-2006 12:54 PM

Pick me too!
I want my POV to be "outside the mainstream of political thought in our culture" too.

Buzglyd 05-05-2006 01:17 PM

Re: Road Rage and You
Any of the people in these stories go by the handle "fastoldman?"

mikenomad 05-05-2006 01:26 PM

...ask yourself, "Is this really worth dying for?"

seruzawa 05-05-2006 01:44 PM

Re: Pick me too!
What a radical idea. One man - one vote! Heresy!

Everyone knows that people must be ruled by kings. That's the way it's always been.

Slavery was also part of "mainstream poltical thought" at one time too. About 99% of human history is one with political systems of slavery.

The USA isn't in danger of becoming a totalitarian state like Nazi Germany. It's in danger of becoming an authoritarian nanny state where those who disagree with "mainstream political thought" are thoroughly "re-educated". It's going to be a Brave New World, not a 1984. Take yer Prozac, er I mean Soma and shut up. Don't argue with your self-appointed betters.

Or hasn't anyone else noticed the enthusiasm with which cities, counties, States and the Fed try to pass laws against everything that is "bad"? All done to thunderous applause.

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