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Old 12-21-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
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Wow.. Talk about a Red State vs Blue State contrast maybe even Boomer vs Gen X and Y.. Seattle has a bicycle helmet law. No big deal.. I think for us 40 and below who have grown up using helmets for hockey, skateboarding, roller blades, and bicycling the opposition to helmet laws seems so childish. I suspect all the baby boomers in Salt lake are the ones doing the whinning. I am very skeptical that bicyclist are against it. When I was ridding a ton and was a member of a local Seattle bicycle club I didn't know of anyone who didn't wear a helmet. Salt Lake folks seem a little silly to me. Freedom my ass.. They can pay for extra health costs then.. Another idiotic bably boomer selfish thing... Heck I ski with a helmet now... Ever since Sony Bono passed away.
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:27 PM   #2
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It's funny that it IS the bicyclists that are most up in arms about this. Every cycling org in the state has come out against this. And yes, ABATE is just now joining the foray on the side of motorcyclists rights. However, Abate's membership is way out numbered by the pedelers.



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Old 12-21-2006, 12:42 PM   #3
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Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are "blue" and do not have motorcycle helmet laws.
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:45 PM   #4
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My bad. Substitute "Connecticut" for "Vermont."
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:48 PM   #5
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I think they are more purple than blue.. Especially NH and Maine.
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:56 PM   #6
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Well, you always divide things by "red" and "blue." You didn't mention "purple."



Maine is VERY blue, BTW. The two Republican senators are RINOs.



Of the 20 states with mandatory helmet laws for all riders, 11 are red states.
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:02 PM   #7
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Oh, and NH is getting "bluer" and "bluer" thanks to an influx of Massholes who have soiled their own nest and are now ruining another one.
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Old 12-21-2006, 03:42 PM   #8
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What's interesting is the "progressive states" pass mandatory nanny laws of all sorts, while complaining about govt. intrusion. What's more, all the groups I see pedaling around here are wearing helmets. Given the mayor's popularity in some circles I think he may have a hard time making this one fly.
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There's no slave like a willing slave, eh?
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Old 12-21-2006, 04:39 PM   #10
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I don't live in Salt Lake. I don't go there much either ever since they screwed up the downtown area and made it so unfriendly. When that last crooked Mayor, Didi, said, "Don't bring your cars downtown" I took her advice. I don't think I've been downtown more than 6 times in the last ten years. ("Crooked mayor" is a redundancy).



Between the nanny-staters and the greed crew who freak out at the thought that they might have to pay an extra buck in medical costs..... screw both of 'em. Mind your own business. There's not one of you that I couldn't find some dangerous behavior to ban that you behave in yourselves. So just STFU.
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