Harleys Again

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A Harley biker is riding by the zoo in Washington, DC when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her under the eyes of her screaming parents.

The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage, and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.

Whimpering from the pain, the lion jumps back letting go of the girl; and, the biker brings her to her terrified parents who thank him endlessly. A reporter had watched the entire event.

The reporter said to the Harley rider, 'Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I've seen a man do in my whole life.'

The Harley rider replies, 'Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right.'

The reporter says, “Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist, you know, and tomorrow's paper will have this story on the front page. So, tell me, what do you do for a living and what political affiliations do you have?”

The biker replies, “I'm a U.S. Marine and a Republican.” The journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker buys the paper out of curiosity to see if it, indeed, brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:





U.S.MARINE ASSAULTS IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH!


And that pretty much sums up the media's approach to the news these days.
 

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This thread is moved to the Debate Room, as created April 24, 2011, 11:10:58 am:


Venture said:
I knew this day would come, it took a bit, but we got there. :D We had our first real augmentative discussion the other day.In response, I've created a new board called Debate Room. If a topic is in there, you can feel free to hash it out all you like, moderation will be limited. Please read the sticky topic with the rules for that board before you decide to post there.I've also filtered the Debate Room topics to a special section on the front page. If anybody is not interested in seeing it and being involved in the debating, simply click the little grey "-" picture in the top right of the header and it'll disappear from your view until you open it up again. I really want to keep things friendly around here, since I personally prefer a forum where we can all talk to each other without fear of being jabbed for some particular reason, but conflicts do happen, and this is my solution. If a topic gets heated it goes to the Debate Room, simple as that. If anybody wants to discuss topics that you know are going to end up there eventually anyway (politics, religion) you may as well just start your topic there. If anybody has any questions fire away.
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REALIZE that there is a fine line between what Venture wrote (above) and attacking other members. Attacking others still crosses a line and those posts or even threads WILL be nuked, and members can be given "vacations." The reality is that we DO have members who are of every race, religion, sexual persuasion, etc.
There are other forums for people who want to find like-minded folks about each of those subjects.

Having written that, I'm going to confess in retrospect to over-editing this thread by removing the quasi-political posts, because they didn't attack another member. Feel free to put some of that back in, just watch the line. Some of what was nuked were outright insults, which was why the pruning shears came out so fast.


The reason for this message is to THINK before you post.


 

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How did a story about a journalist doing what journalists do change into a quote that has something to do with American rights or oaths or something? I'm hoping the debate room can be a little more free than that. I would have thought "over moderation" would make you squirm like "gun control". How about the debate room be international as well as free?
 

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squarebore said:
How did a story about a journalist doing what journalists do change into a quote that has something to do with American rights or oaths or something? I'm hoping the debate room can be a little more free than that. I would have thought "over moderation" would make you squirm like "gun control". How about the debate room be international as well as free?

It wasn't the joke about journalists, the trigger for my post was one which was racial and it's now gone.
For folks reading squarebore's post and wondering what the rest was about, it was in response to me quoting the first amendment in a post which I deleted.
 

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Checkswrecks said:
It wasn't the joke about journalists, the trigger for my post was one which was racial and it's now gone.
For folks reading squarebore's post and wondering what the rest was about, it was in response to me quoting the first amendment in a post which I deleted.
All good mate. BTW I notice you have a WR250R as well as the S10. I'm about to buy one for a Cape York trip next July so would be very interested in your thoughts. Seems like an awesome machine.
 

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shrekonwheels said:
I'm still trying to figure out what the hog has to do with all this. :question:
I still haven't figured out what Harley's have to do with anything !
 

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shrekonwheels said:
I'm still trying to figure out what the hog has to do with all this. :question:

Agreed.
Maybe because it was in DC it was about these hogs before they disbanded?
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