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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Some news commentary

More about the bikers attacking the SUV driver in NY:

The biker who started the whole thing says he feels no responsibility because:
“I was looking over my shoulder to see where my friends were,” he told ABC News. “I wanted them to pull in front so I could follow them. I didn’t brake, but when I looked over my shoulder, my hand came off the throttle a little, but the driver didn’t slow down at all and bumped me.”

In other words, the eejit probably cut in front and didn't leave the driver any following room. I've had plenty of cars do that to me over the years; if you actually drive with a safe following distance lots of entitled $$%#s feel that they have the right to cut in front of you because there is more than one car length between you and the next car, even if you're doing 65. I don't know if there is any video of the actual accident (this being NY, who knows what sort of traffic cams are up, even on the highways), but if there is, it's a good chance that that biker is indeed the cause of the whole thing.

A school having to cancel a "Trayvon Martin" day: 

If they want to wear the hoodies to represent him and the kind of person he was, they should do it,” said parent Bruce Bergener.

So this parent *wants* his kids to emulate thug wanna-bes?  I'm glad neither of my kids attends schools where a significant number of students and their families think this is a good thing.  

1 comment:

Buttercup said...

I think it's called "swoop and swat" and they do it on purpose. They pull suddenly in front, very close, and then reduce speed or brake down, so that you have no chance to react. With all the bikers around him, they were most likely pinning the van in so the driver couldn't evade by changing lanes.

It was a set up, IMHO.