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    Damned cyclist hurt her car...


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    I hope the cyclist now owns the twit's Beemer! That'd serve the biotch right!
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    ...and the automobile/cyclist wars continue......
    The Declaration of Independence grants me the right to the pursuit of happiness.......I choose that pursuit on my bike.

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    $4500? I hope she also pays the cyclists' medical bills and for a new bike.
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    With that kind of attitude I hope he takes her to the cleaner .

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    It seems that in this woman's hands an automobile should be seen as a lethal weapon, one she should be banned from ever using again.
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    I see these kind of people at work every day, after they have been given a second chance and made good on it. And killed the poor victim this time. But people want to make sure the Perp's rights are not trampled. No one cares about the cyclist who died. The liberals think her " I'm sorry" should mean something to the victim's family and friends. But it all rings shallow when the perp gets out of prison in a few years "rehabilitated". Probably only serving a small eight years on twenty to life! For killing another human in a most callous way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycle Babble View Post
    ...and the automobile/cyclist wars continue......
    We seem to loose many of the initial skirmishes.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

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    The car always wins Daspyder. I had an ice truck pass me as I turned into a Chinamart. He turned into the same place and then slowed down. He didn't even look back. I only made a save due to a sixth sense the boob was going to do something thoughtless. I had to go on to work or live in the prison where I work because I wouldn't have given quarter.
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    " If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand which feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countryman " Samuel Adams, 1772

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues Frog View Post
    I see these kind of people at work every day, after they have been given a second chance and made good on it. And killed the poor victim this time. But people want to make sure the Perp's rights are not trampled. No one cares about the cyclist who died. The liberals think her " I'm sorry" should mean something to the victim's family and friends. But it all rings shallow when the perp gets out of prison in a few years "rehabilitated". Probably only serving a small eight years on twenty to life! For killing another human in a most callous way.
    It has nothing to do with Liberals or Conservatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    It has nothing to do with Liberals or Conservatives.
    Plus 1 on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    It has nothing to do with Liberals or Conservatives.
    Agree.

    Anyway, this stuff is preaching to the choir. Does anyone want to make the case that the cyclist had it coming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    It has nothing to do with Liberals or Conservatives.
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    Agree.

    Anyway, this stuff is preaching to the choir. Does anyone want to make the case that the cyclist had it coming?

    I'll bite ... did anyone check the cyclists phone to see if he/she was on their phone texting while riding? It's been known to happen ... not saying any names.

    Secondly, I'll bet the cyclist had canti brakes and couldn't stop in time.

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    I want to know who she was texting.

    How many friends could a person who's that self centered possibly have?
    My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    I want to know who she was texting.

    How many friends could a person who's that self centered possibly have?
    In today's culture, plenty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2oxtc View Post
    I'll bite ... did anyone check the cyclists phone to see if he/she was on their phone texting while riding? It's been known to happen ... not saying any names.

    Secondly, I'll bet the cyclist had canti brakes and couldn't stop in time.
    Were they wearing a helmet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    How many friends could a person who's that self centered possibly have?
    At least one really good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    Agree.

    Anyway, this stuff is preaching to the choir. Does anyone want to make the case that the cyclist had it coming?
    Of course he had it coming, he was on a bike fer gawd's sakes! All cyclists have it coming to them because, well they're in the road and stuff!!!

    The words I could use to describe this young person would all look like this: #*&()^&*$&_)*) _(&*&$%$# _(*&*(&%^*%$ @#%$^# %^$$@()&
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    And everytime I suggest that cell phones turn themselves off if they are moving faster than 10mph I catch absolute hell. Again I ask is a phone call worth a persons life? I say if a phone call is that damned important, pull over and make it.

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    As others have said, this is absolutely not a 'political' issue; it is a societal/demographic issue.

    I've read the article; this young woman could be one of my students -- male or female. Just needs her syntax modified a little: "I feel like I’m kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I feel like I don’t agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I feel like I wasn’t on my phone when I hit the cyclist."
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    Quote Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
    And everytime I suggest that cell phones turn themselves off if they are moving faster than 10mph I catch absolute hell. Again I ask is a phone call worth a persons life? I say if a phone call is that damned important, pull over and make it.
    My Android has that software application, it's called "Auto-Lock". I don't know at what speeds (cause I don't touch my phone when I drive), but I have to disable it after I arrive at my destination. It's a good thing, I guess...

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    I'm just chomp'n at the bit to see what the judge sez when this bozo shows up in court.

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    Had to do a bit of clean up. Also, there was a thread that was started 2 days prior to this one dealing with the topic- Driver Who Hit Cyclist: "I Just Don't Care"- feel free to contribute to that one.
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