Paul Soglin, former mayor of Madison, WI, said on his blog yesterday that "The bicyclists who braved the week's second storm should be taken out and shot". He prefaced it by claiming that he's " the first to protect the interests of bicyclists..."
Mr. Soglin, for some people the bicycle is not just a toy that comes out when it's sunny and the birds are chirping. For some of us it is our one and only means of transportation, one that serves us well, rain or shine, and carries us to our destination a little wet but no worse for wear. No one is insisting that YOU actually get out of your H2 and ride in the rain, we just ask that you refrain from advocating our murders when we're occasionally forced to ride in foul weather.
As one commentator on his blog said, "Here we see the beauty of blogs. Now we can publish anything we want before we use our brains and think about it..."