Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > Paranoid News Clips

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-13-2007, 09:43 AM   #1
SuperBill
Founding Member
 
SuperBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 292
Default Re: Quit Stalling on Helmets for Minors.

Great idea. I guess the gubberment should require them to wear helmets when riding in cars as well, so as to better protect them from traumatic head injury in an automobile crash.



If it only saves one life....
SuperBill is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 03-13-2007, 10:01 AM   #2
testcase
Founding Member
 
testcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sandy, Utah
Posts: 336
Default Re: Quit Stalling on Helmets for Minors.

I love the logical leap made between these two paragraphs (emphasis mine):



<blockquote>

Still, a few recalcitrant lawmakers continue to conjure images of Big Brother. They say parents should decide whether their children wear helmets.





Nice try. But parents can't protect themselves or their kids from reckless or distracted drivers.
Wearing a helmet gives a biker a fighting chance to enjoy a longer, healthier life.

</blockquote>





I don't think even Evel Knievel could make that jump on a rocket-powered bike. So.. passing a law requiring helmets also grants parents the superpowers they need to save themselves or their kids from reckless or distracted drivers? That's awesome. I want the power to grow into a giant like Apache Chief.




The writer ought to just say what they really mean: "I don't trust people to raise their children the way I think they should. Someone ought to pass a law."

__________________
Testcase

--------------------------------------------------
The Wheelnerds Podcast - http://www.wheelnerds.com
testcase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 10:02 AM   #3
Fenton
Founding Member

 
Fenton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Arvada, CO
Posts: 1,900
Default Re: Quit Stalling on Helmets for Minors.

Sweet, a helmet thread. Good find.
Fenton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 10:21 AM   #4
schizuki
Founding Member
 
schizuki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 5,030
Default Re: Quit Stalling on Helmets for Minors.

I can't believe the two news items I submitted in the past two weeks were deemed not as postworthy as this, another kpaul dead horse.



And he says he's censored...
__________________
Reverēre meam auctōritātem

Bill Clinton and Chuck Schumer are praising the Supreme Court for overturning an anti-gay-marriage law that they both signed.
schizuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 10:22 AM   #5
BrowningBAR
Snuggles

 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In a really, really, really old farmhouse
Posts: 4,369
Default Re: Quit Stalling on Helmets for Minors.

F*cking hell, another helmet thread.
BrowningBAR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 10:24 AM   #6
BrowningBAR
Snuggles

 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In a really, really, really old farmhouse
Posts: 4,369
Default Re: Quit Stalling on Helmets for Minors.

Well, you know how Longride favors Kgaybasher.

BrowningBAR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 10:39 AM   #7
Fenton
Founding Member

 
Fenton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Arvada, CO
Posts: 1,900
Default Re: Quit Stalling on Helmets for Minors.

I can't believe the powers that be put my chicken strip post up.



My next article; "Does your tank bag tickle your belly button"
Fenton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 10:51 AM   #8
Kreb_Cycle
Registered Member
 
Kreb_Cycle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 872
Default Re: Quit Stalling on Helmets for Minors.

But this one is about kids!



So, are they talking about kids riding motorcycles legally on the street?



How many parents buy their 16 year old kids motorcycles, and those kids go out and pass the test to get a legal motorcycle license?



I suspect any kid that does that (or saves and buys himself a motorcycle and then does that) is probably pretty darn responsible and is likely wearing a helmet.



I mean, this only matters for the 2 years until the kid becomes an adult and then the law doesn't affect them anymore. Talk about a silly law.
__________________
He was a fattish but active man of paralyzing stupidity, a mass of imbecile enthusiasms—one of those completely unquestioning, devoted drudges on whom, more even than on the thought police, the stability of the Party depended. - George Orwell _1984_
Kreb_Cycle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 11:01 AM   #9
seruzawa
The Toad

 
seruzawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: 8501 ft.
Posts: 17,461
Default Re: Quit Stalling on Helmets for Minors.

A few years back I made the mistake of going fishing at a lake in an ATV approved forest area near Ft Bridger, WY for Labor Day weekend. I saw so dammed many idiot parents blasting around on 4-wheelers with little kids, unhelmeted, on them that I simply couldn't believe it. I mean including infants. The parents riding around like this were of course unhelmeted and some of them didn't even wear eye protection... all on dirt roads.



That's when I realized that Western Civilzation is doomed. No number of laws no matter how well intentioned can protect children from such stupid parents. Pass a helmet law.. the parents will just give their kids scissors and tell them to run around. Putting cameras in everyones' homes ala 1984 won't work either because the people watching the cameras are just as stupid or stupider than the people being watched.



It's all over.
__________________
"Make no mistake, Communism lost a big argument - one we know today as the 20th century."
seruzawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 11:05 AM   #10
BrowningBAR
Snuggles

 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In a really, really, really old farmhouse
Posts: 4,369
Default Re: Quit Stalling on Helmets for Minors.

Doesn't matter as the argument is that you have some douche bag screaming "HELMETS SAVE LIVES" no matter how retarded the implementation is.



Certain assclowns love government intrusion and will defend it no matter how much the legislation cost everyone.

BrowningBAR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off