eric

Author of "Automotive Atrocities" and "Road Hogs" (MBI). Currently living amongst the Edentulites in rural SW Virginia.

Speeding (96 MPH) Hero Kills Old Man

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  Read this story and ask yourself how you or I would have been treated by law enforcement merely for being caught “speeding” 96 MPH … let alone wrecking at that speed, the wreck resulting in a fatality. It’s  another example of the double standard (the lower standard) that applies when Heroes act recklessly and criminally: “The impact…

2016 VW Jetta

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Since VW can no longer sell a diesel-powered Jetta (or any other diesel-powered car) it looks like hybrids – and high cost – are in our future. The TDI engine is gone – for good, it looks like. The Feds have yet to rescind the fatwa prohibiting VW from selling any 2016 model VWs equipped…

Drunk Hero Pulls Gun at Jack in the Box

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Here’s another… A video submitted anonymously from LuberLateNights YouTube channel show a Sheriff’s Deputy being arrested for driving drunk after he pulled a firearm on a Jack in the Box night manager. According to the YouTube description, an employee was in the middle of a mental break and decided he no longer wanted to continue working.…

Another Hero Murders Another Dog

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Here we go… again: An Oklahoma family says a Wynnewood police officer unnecessarily shot and killed their five-year-old son’s dog, Opie, in front of him and other children at his birthday party.  According to police, the dog-murdering Hero was attempting to serve a warrant on someone who had listed the address of Vickie Malone and her family as his last…

Quack Addendum

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Well, I finally saw the Quack. Actually, his PA. Nice guy. I told him about the indifferent response I got the day of the accident, when I called to see about getting an emergency appointment to deal with my fresh – and gaping and bloody – chainsaw wound. About how the Frau at the desk Doc-blocked me. The PA…

Fixing The Problem

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And yes, it is a problem. Whether you are a “law and order” type or otherwise. In fact, especially if you are a “law and order” type. Because, simply put, cops are not subject to the same law and order as the rest of us – and that is a problem. For them as much as us.…

Heroes Held Accountable… Because of Video

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The following is interesting not so much because the Heroes video’d beating a clearly not “resisting” man who had gotten on his knees and then on the ground as ordered are being charged with assault but because the other Heroes at the scene stood around doing nothing about the actions of their fellow Heroes. A serious…

Got-Damned Quacks

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I just had an experience – about half an hour ago – that confirms  my opinions about the “health care” system in this country. Right now, I am sitting at my desk typing this – instead of getting stitches on a fairly respectable gash I have on my left leg – courtesy of a “caress” from my chainsaw…

NY Hero Runs Over Pedestrians..

But it’s not “terrorism” because the Hero was merely drunk:  Bystanders corralled a drunken off-duty Hero after his speeding SUV killed a Brooklyn pedestrian and horribly injured three of his college pals in a gruesome wreck, cops and eyewitnesses said. Hero Nicholas Batka’s vehicle was seen swerving in the seconds before impact. His runaway SUV tore the…