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Old 11-21-2003, 03:51 AM   #31
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Doug, (this is a letter I wrote to the author of the Minnesota newspaper article)



I read your article about Bill Janklow with a great deal of interest. As a lifelong Republican, I think that he should appologize to everyone and resign, even though he has not been to court yet.



My reason for this belief? He killed a man in an accident that was his fault.



Court and a trial has nothing to do with guilt or innocence, only with what your "official" sentence shall be. he caused the accident. Their is no question of that. I do not understand how our society has become so entrenched in the belief that "guilt or innocence" is determined by a jury of your "peers".



Janklow's peers would be a jury of congressmen. That would be an interesting verdict to say the least.



It saddens and offends me that Janklow would have this kind of an attitude, especially in light of his "political reputation" and his prior driving record.



It is a tragedy that Randy Scott was out enjoying a ride, only to have his life ended in an act that seems to have occured as a result years of abusive driving habits on the part of Janklow.



Perhaps even worse, It is a pity and a sad statement about our society as a whole that instead of at least offering remorse and condolences to Randy's family and friends, Janklow is trying to "Spin" it into a case of victimization of him by the media.



Bill Janklow, you need to resign, appologize, (in person) and accept responsibility for your actions, and don't drive like that again.



Regards,



Mark L

Ozark, MO





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Old 11-21-2003, 04:29 AM   #32
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In the first place I wasn't asking you.



In the second place one can only be suspicious when an idea to boycott Sturgis is considered good by the mentally ill Resident Idiot(tm) Kook and other Harley Haters(c) who have never been to Sturgis and would never go there anyhow. For every person who would be upset by the boycott I can guarantee you that there are 10 others who would be happy to see mtorcycles never ever again on the roads of South Dakota. The vast majority of people fear and dislike motorcycles and in our growing climate of totalitarianism in the US any ban on motorcycles would easily receive majority public support, especially after being softened up by a media campaign.



Any boycott may upset the locals in Sturgis, but many more others in the State could care less.



Any time you want to compare actual political activism records I'd be more than happy to oblige. Do you go to your State's Capitol every year and directly testify before any Committees? I think not.
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Old 11-21-2003, 05:44 AM   #33
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KPaul,

This boycott would hurt the citizens of the entire Black Hills region which is not a good thing. Quite a few make most of their yearly income off of the Black Hills Classic and hurting them would have little effect on Jack-off other than loosing him a few votes. Chances are at this point in time he is as much an a--hole in their eyes as ours. Anyway, I'll bet that those of you that call for a boycott of Sturgis never have gone yourselves so you have been boycotting it all your lives. The bullet point of writing South Dakota papers seems to me to be the best course of action for the average biker. Yankloff hasn't a chance in hell of being an elected public servant after murdering a SD citizen and then trying to act the victim. He's a self serving jerk and now all of America knows it. Some of these movies we've all seen one time or another where a corrupt senator thinks he can get away with anything including murder always seemed so far fetched. Not anymore.
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Old 11-21-2003, 06:01 AM   #34
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Default Re: Wait, you think the locals make money on Sturgis?

Yeah, it really becomes a Ghost town as all the local restaurants, bars and gas stations close down and the out of state entrepeneurs take over.
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Old 11-21-2003, 06:57 AM   #35
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I think you are just egging us on.
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Old 11-21-2003, 07:03 AM   #36
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If you notice, the term used was "republicrat", which is non-affiliated...
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Old 11-21-2003, 09:09 AM   #37
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Playing on what others have stated in regards to boycotting Sturgis, we could start the spread of a catch phrase such as:



If Janklow walks...Sturgis balks



Okay not the best, but something easy to remember. Others?
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Old 11-21-2003, 12:59 PM   #38
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I assume you were talking to me. I've been to Stugis during the rally once. Too crowded. Nowhere did I claim to be a rally regular. I just don't think motorcyclists should be going out of their way to spend their money in a state whose elected officials kill motorcyclists.



I agree with the point you're trying to make. Calls for a boycott would have more weight coming from a rally regular.
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Old 11-21-2003, 01:04 PM   #39
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How about:



Janklow walks, the borders LOCK!



(as in, no bikers through SD)
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