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Old 08-07-2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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The "big news" story here in South Florida this week is about a deputy who was shot during a traffic stop. What's the big deal? The guy who shot him was riding a motorcycle. Practically every other word is "motorcycle," "motorcyclist" blah blah blah. Here's a real quote: "The motorcyclist dismounted the motorcycle and fled into nearby Hollywood."

If they had substituted a racial or religious reference, I'm sure people would be going crazy. "The Jewish man stepped out of his Jewish-owned car, turned and fired." This is in the paper, on the radio, and on tee-vee.

Here's the link, check it out and tell me if I'm wrong:

Suspect in Broward detective shooting charged with attempted murder -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:02 AM   #2
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I'm a gun collector. Your frustration isn't even close to mine. Sorry. When the reports start with "Only criminals use motorcycles" and "We need to ban motorcycles to save the children" than I will welcome you into my world.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:11 AM   #3
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I'm in S Florida right now. How the hell can you stand the heat here?

At least the girls on Ft Lauderdale beach aren't wearing much.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:12 AM   #4
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What's new? It's the way the media treat EVERYBODY. Stereotypes and generalizations. I used to think it was because reporters and editors are evil but I've come to realize that they are usually just plain stupid and bigoted, having had the misfortune to deal with a few.

The stories are usually written before they leave the office and they mainly seek info that supports their foregone conclusions.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:14 AM   #5
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I'm a gun collector.
"I'm a gun NUT." would be a more accurate reference, don't you think?
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:20 AM   #6
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Well, yeah!
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:23 AM   #7
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Chem trails!
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:43 AM   #8
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Well, yeah!
Do you turn out your lights and turn off the TV by shooting them like Homer did when he became a gun nut. I think he even opened his beer with a gun.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:54 AM   #9
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Of course!

But I stopped shooting my beers open. The glass shards were painful.
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:00 PM   #10
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They said he tried to hijack an SUV too, pro'lly waited for a blinged up Escalade to drive by, that's how they caught him.
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