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Old 07-23-08, 03:04 PM   #1
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Bike Commuter Hero

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/...n4286279.shtml

This will be all over the news but mostly focused on the celebrity JAM (Robert Novak) who hits a pedestrian in the crosswalk and drives away. Bike Commuter witness catches the corvette and holds him until the police arrive!

Great day for our side!

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Regarding a previous incident where Novak screamed obscenities at a pedestrian:

Novak explained to the paper: "He was crossing on the red light. I really hate jaywalkers. I despise them. Since I don't run the country, all I can do is yell at 'em. The other option is to run 'em over, but as a compassionate conservative, I would never do that."

Uh-huh. He should have added "but if I do run one over in the future, I am outta there! My compassion goes only so far."
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How do you have someone roll up onto your windshield and then claim not to have noticed that you hit them?
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How do you have someone roll up onto your windshield and then claim not to have noticed that you hit them?
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"He's not dead, that's the main thing."

Takes an ass to say that.
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And all he was cited for was failure to yield. Something is wrong with our justice system folks.
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You can see a video of him answering questions here:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0708/11985.html

Hope they gave him a breathalyser.
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That's pretty much crap, he should have gotten a lot more than failure to yield. Good for the biker though...sweetness right there. =)
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That's pretty much crap, he should have gotten a lot more than failure to yield.
Given that the "law" is about as useless as a chocolate teapot, maybe these folks can teach Mr. Novak a lesson.

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Given that the "law" is about as useless as a chocolate teapot, maybe these folks can teach Mr. Novak a lesson.

[.IMG]http://www.cohenandcohen.net/images/v1top.jpg[/IMG]
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/...n4286279.shtml

"...bicyclist was David Bono, a partner at Harkins Cunningham, who was on his usual bike commute..."

HC aren't ambulance chasers?

http://www.harkinscunningham.com/




...I guess not. Seems to be mostly corporate stuff.
http://www.harkinscunningham.com/practice/index.html
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FTFA:

'Novak, 77, has earned a reputation around the capital as an aggressive driver, easily identified in his convertible sports car."
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How do you have someone roll up onto your windshield and then claim not to have noticed that you hit them?
Fame.
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Bob Novak,conservative,Drives a Chevy Corvette
Sean Hannity,conservative,Drives a Cadillac Esclade
Rush Limbaugh,conservative,Drives a Cadillac STS

Why do I see a pattern here??
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rich or famous dude = failure to yield

for anyone else = hit and run
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Bob Novak,conservative,Drives a Chevy Corvette
Sean Hannity,conservative,Drives a Cadillac Esclade
Rush Limbaugh,conservative,Drives a Cadillac STS

Why do I see a pattern here??
Pattern?? They all start with C??

Al Gore's "Carbon footprint" is probably twice as big as
any one of those 3 conservatives.
"Do as I say,not as I do" liberals are the worst.
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Pattern?? They all start with C??...
I think he means there's the letter A in their names.
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Pattern?

General Motors

But you are what you drive, right?
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Sean Hannity,conservative,Drives a Cadillac Esclade
Rush Limbaugh,conservative,Drives a Cadillac STS

Why do I see a pattern here??
Rich people drive nice cars?
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So, a bicycle chased down a corvette "speeding" away from the scene?

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So, a bicycle chased down a corvette "speeding" away from the scene?
You'd understand if you've been to K street where it happened. You don't speed to anywhere. Why some moron would bother owning a Corvette and driving it in downtown Wash DC is beyond me. I couldn't max out the speed on my mountain bike riding over there. Hell, on M street, I couldn't even *run* in the street because the cars were slowing me down.
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You'd understand if you've been to K street where it happened. You don't speed to anywhere. Why some moron would bother owning a Corvette and driving it in downtown Wash DC is beyond me. I couldn't max out the speed on my mountain bike riding over there. Hell, on M street, I couldn't even *run* in the street because the cars were slowing me down.
Same thing in London, lots of super fast cars but gridlocked 5mph traffic
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You'd understand if you've been to K street where it happened. You don't speed to anywhere. Why some moron would bother owning a Corvette and driving it in downtown Wash DC is beyond me. I couldn't max out the speed on my mountain bike riding over there. Hell, on M street, I couldn't even *run* in the street because the cars were slowing me down.
The article said he was "speeding" away. ""The car is speeding away. What’s going through my mind is, you just can’t hit a pedestrian and drive away,” Bono said." That is what I'm taking issue with.

And I've been on K street many times; I worked at L and 19th until last summer.
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$50.00
That's it? His fine was only $50.00. pftt
Fifty bucks for hit and run, with injuries.
We have parking tickets that run higher than that.
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