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Old 06-05-2005, 10:08 AM   #1
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Steve, your link requires us unwashed to register on the KC Star site. Can you post the text?
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:04 AM   #2
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Wow, sorry about that.


When I visitied the site, I was not required to log in.


Here's another link to the same story. I was able to view it just by clicking on it. Hope you can, too.</p>
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:08 AM   #3
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Default Still requires registration...

Since you can't legally copy the text, can you give a more detailed synopsis
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:10 AM   #4
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Incidentally, the same login is good at a number of midwestern papers' sites, like the Pioneer Press in StPaul/Minneapolis, as well as the KC Star.
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:13 AM   #5
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Default In case the links don't work...



In a nutshell, here's the story.
  1. There's a motorcycle group in Missouri lobbying to repeal the state's helmet law.
  2. Missouri's transportation director publicly stated that motorcyclists who pushed for repealing the adult helmet law seemed like "they hadn't bathed in two weeks."
  3. Missouri's governer, Matt Blunt defended the motorcyclist, stating, "they deserve the same level of respect as every other citizen who takes valuable time to share their concerns with their government officials."
  4. The transportation director issued an apology.
How many people think our Governator would stand up for us like that?</p>
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Old 06-05-2005, 01:24 PM   #6
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Default I would expect any public servant to be rebuked for this.

If she had said it about homeless people advocating for better health care she would be burned at the stake.
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Old 06-05-2005, 02:14 PM   #7
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Default Awww shucks, SOMEBODY has to play the devils advocate...

and nobody else is stepping up to the plate so it's up to me.



Truth is the ultimate defense. If that Missouri crowd were the same kinda overweight Harley-riding Cleti you see promoting this stuff everywhere else... they probably did have a noticeable smell.



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Old 06-05-2005, 03:02 PM   #8
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regarding KC registration.



use firefox

and install the bugmenot extension



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Old 06-05-2005, 04:36 PM   #9
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But I bet their Harleys were spotless, shining like new diamonds.
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Old 06-05-2005, 05:41 PM   #10
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MOTORCYCLE SPAT





MOTORCYCLE SPAT



Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt was outraged recently by a comment from the stateÂ’s transportation director, Pete Rahn.



The tiff began when Rahn observed that motorcyclists who pushed for repeal of the requirement that riders wear helmets seemed like "they hadnÂ’t bathed in two weeks."



Blunt fired off a news release in response.



"The Freedom of the Road Riders is a fine group of hard-working Missouri taxpayers who are active participants in our democracy and proponents for a cause they believe in strongly," the statement said. "They deserve the same level of respect as every other citizen who takes valuable time to share their concerns with their government officials."



Rahn apologized, then said: "It was an inappropriate remark and came from my frustration that knowing if the helmet repeal passed, 13 more motorcyclists would die on MissouriÂ’s roads each year."





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