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Old 07-24-08, 11:15 AM   #1
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Bike commuter in DC apprehends Bob Novak after hit and run!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...24.html?sub=AR

Pretty cool stuff. David Bono, a bike commuter and partner at law firm Harkins Cunningham LLP in Washington DC witnessed Novak make an illegal right turn on a red. While turning, Novak plowed into a pedestrian who had the right of way in the crosswalk. Novak sped away in his Corvette, and Bono chased him down on his bike, planted his bike in front of Novak's car and kept him from fleeing the scene while the cops came. Hooray for bike commuters!
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Old 07-24-08, 11:17 AM   #2
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Old 07-24-08, 11:25 AM   #3
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Well boo - didn't see that thread - I've been out of town!
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Old 07-28-08, 02:02 PM   #4
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Instant Karma gonna get you.

(Since NYT has a login and many won't bother, I'll steal it for you and post it here)

Robert Novak Has Brain Tumor

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
Published: July 29, 2008

The columnist Robert Novak has a brain tumor and will stop writing and making television appearances, at least temporarily.

“On Sunday, July 27, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor,” Mr. Novak said in a statement on Monday. “I have been admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where doctors will soon begin appropriate treatment. I will be suspending my journalistic work for an indefinite but, God willing, not too lengthy period.”

His office in Washington declined to give more information, but referred a reporter to statements made by his assistant, Kathleen Connolly, to The Chicago Sun-Times, the home newspaper of his column.

In an article on that newspaper’s Web site, Ms. Connolly said that Mr. Novak and his wife, Geraldine, flew to Massachusetts on Saturday to visit their daughter, near Cape Cod. On Sunday, she said, he was taken ill, but she did not elaborate. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital, and admitted to the intensive care ward.

Ms. Connolly added that Mr. Novak is alert and talking — he dictated the prepared statement, himself — and that he will undergo a biopsy at some time in the next few days to determine the kind of tumor he has.

Mr. Novak, 77, is one of the most prominent political journalists in the country, with a widely syndicated column he has written for 45 years, and regular appearances on television shows. His memoir, “Prince of Darkness,” was published last year.

He gained an added measure of notoriety in 2003, for being the first to publicly identify Valerie Plame as a C.I.A. operative, a leak that became the subject of a lengthy federal investigation. A small-government conservative on most issues, Mr. Novak has parted ways with Republican orthodoxy at times, including in questioning the justification for the Iraq war.

Last week, while driving in Washington, Mr. Novak struck a pedestrian, who was not seriously hurt, and said later that he had not been aware he had hit anyone. It is not clear whether the brain tumor contributed to that accident.
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My mother is suffering from a brain tumor, and it came to light when was she was in a car accident (got T-boned in an intersection--her fault), and the doctors realized she was not processing visual information from that side of her body. When a person's brain is screwed up, the user often is unaware of the limitation. And failure to see someone bouncing off their windshield is actually quite conceivable, as is confusion about the incident.

So, my point is, while it could be that Novak was a jerk about this incident (and his politics are loathsome), celebrating his affliction is more likely a reflection of your karmic score than his; and sometimes bad **** just happens. Hats off to David Bono, though.
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Old 07-28-08, 04:02 PM   #6
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Dude - I'm not necessarily into his politics and don't condone driving like a maniac, but wishing a brain tumor on someone ain't cool.
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[QUOTE=chumbolly;7153366]My mother is suffering from a brain tumor, and it came to light when was she was in a car accident (got T-boned in an intersection--her fault), and the doctors realized she was not processing visual information from that side of her body. When a person's brain is screwed up, the user often is unaware of the limitation. And failure to see someone bouncing off their windshield is actually quite conceivable, as is confusion about the incident.

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Good post. I think that it opens up that very possibility.
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Dude - I'm not necessarily into his politics and don't condone driving like a maniac, but wishing a brain tumor on someone ain't cool.
Show me where I wished a brain tumor on someone?
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Maybe Novak, fearing retribution from the pedestrian's lawyers, bribed a doctor to diagnose a brain tumor that will "miraculously" heal.

Just a thought. Anyone else think that?
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Sounds a little far fetched to me Fairmont....
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Show me where I wished a brain tumor on someone?
Inferred from the Lennon tune verbiage in the link perhaps...?
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