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August 25, 2007

Bicycling Doctor: Stop Calling Me an UnAmerican, Faggot, Rebel

A Damn Cyclist ( Yes, that's the name of his Blog, hee, hee! ) has produced a great essay that many cyclists, regardless of political persuasion, will heartily agree with. ;-D

I'm listening to talk radio yesterday and I hear something that drives me nuts every time. I'm sure you've all heard the argument - having our cars is what makes us American. It's a popular right-wing notion, so much so that even in the middle of a war who's most obvious benefit will be protecting our access to middle-eastern oil, people still say it without irony. And, those of us that choose not to utilize cars, be it for their gas-guzzling, or greenhouse-gas-belching, because they're too expensive or just because riding in cars is boring and anti-social; we're routinely classified as unAmerican, rebellious, or simply faggots.

Read the rest of it, here. ;-D

Oh, and he's not really a Doctor... He just "Plays one on the Internet", hee, hee! ;-D

What I want to know is how the hell does HE rate, anyway?

Nobody calls ME those names when they yell out their car windows! ;-D

What do I have to do, become a Democrat again, move to San Francisco, and read Daily Kos while Air America plays on the radio? ;-D

I'm with Fritz, of Cyclicious, who wrote in a comment that he thinks it's great that Cyclists are a varied lot, politically, and it's annoying that people try to lump us all together under the same category.

Anyway, the Good "Doctor" will be added to my Blogroll forthwith. ;-D

August 25, 2007 in Blogging Cyclists | Permalink

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Glad to be on your blog-roll my friend. I have stumbled across your blog on occasion as well; interesting how small the bike-blogosphere really is. Take care and ride safe!

Posted by: Dr. Logan | Aug 25, 2007 1:14:15 PM

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