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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:17 AM
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Breaking: Novak hits pedestrian with car, then runs off
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 11:20 AM by Chimichurri
Syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak was cited by police after he hit a pedestrian with his black Corvette in downtown Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning.

A Politico reporter saw Novak in the front of a police car with a citation in his hand; a WJLA-TV crew and reporter saw Novak as well. The pedestrian, a male in his 60s, was hospitalized at George Washington University Hospital with minor injuries according to the Metro Fire Department. Novak was later released by police and drove away from the scene.

I didnt know I hit him, Novak told Politico. Novak said he was a block away from 18th and K St. NW, where the accident happened, when a bicyclist stopped him and said, "You hit someone." He said he was cited for failing to yield the right of way.

A concierge at 1700 K Street said that she saw a bicyclist yelling and walked outside to see what the commotion was about.

"This guy hit somebody and he won't stop so I'm going to stay here until the police come," Aleta Petty quoted the unnamed bicyclist as saying, as he stood in K Street, blocking traffic.

A source who saw Novak put in the police car and saw the pedestrian on the ground, motionless, said other witnesses said the biker jumped on Novak's car to stop him.

With Novak stopped, cars began honking behind him, and he finally pulled over to the side of the street.


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0708/11985.html
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:19 AM
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1. Can we lock him up now!
Then while he is in there for assault, we can investigate his treason crimes
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blue52power Donating Member (83 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:01 PM
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38. Novak aine
Do we have video of this impact.

I think Novak is in some trouble here. Arrogance.
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EOTE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:20 AM
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2. Couldn't have happened to a nicer vampire.
Being 100+ years old isn't easy for anyone, how does one expect Novak to catch his lunch without the assistance of his car?
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:20 AM
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3. Novak is oblivious to the needs of other people.
He is a kind of thing. He does not have empathy for others. He does not feel their suffering. He is downright mean from deep inside himself.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:20 AM
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4. Must have had a brake fluid leak
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:21 AM
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5. 3 cheers for the bicyclist!
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:22 AM
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6. Cited by police? ...... They would have had the police dogs out for an average DC resident.
They should have tasered his ass. :argh:


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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:32 PM
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47. Why wasn't he charged with leaving the scene of the accident?
According to the bicyclist's testimony, the injured man was splayed out on Novak's windshield. There's no way Novak missed seeing that.

You're right. He clearly got special treatment.
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:22 AM
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7. The dude hit and ran and only got a citation? WTF!
He claims he didn't know he hit the guy even though the guy was laying over his windshield.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:23 AM
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8. Novak is immune from all these pesky laws, isn't he?
Like leaking national security information.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:24 AM
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9. I hope the bastard gets jail time for this.
Nancy Pelosi needs to take notes. Sometimes you have to force criminals to take responsibility for the things they do.
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PinkyisBlue Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:58 AM
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37. Bush wants an ownership society.
Novak needs to own his misdeed and take responsibility for it.

The Bush administration needs to own their lies and criminal actions and pay the price.

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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:24 AM
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10. He was jaywalking?
Novak said "He was crossing on the red light. I really hate jaywalkers. I despise them. Since I don't run the country, all I can do is yell at 'em. The other option is to run 'em over, but as a compassionate conservative, I would never do that."
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:38 AM
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19. that was a different incident- back in 2001. this guy was in the crosswalk, with a 'walk' light.
from the article-

Bono said the pedestrian, who was crossing the street on a "Walk" signal and was in the crosswalk, rolled off the windshield and then Novak made a right into the service lane of K Street. The car is speeding away. Whats going through my mind is, you just cant hit a pedestrian and drive away, Bono said.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:41 AM
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21. But it show his attitude and frame of mind
This monster thinks his shit doesn't stink and the world revolves around him.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:25 AM
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11. He had to stop eventually ... he knew there were too many witnesses.




If there weren't any witnesses he would have kept on going.

Just like a rethuglican. :eyes:






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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:29 AM
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14. one commenter said he was stopped only due to heavy traffice on K Street

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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:33 AM
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17. If it weren't for that he would have reported his car stolen.




No doubt in my ever-lovin' mind.





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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:26 AM
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12. corvette? at least i can applaud his automotive taste
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:32 PM
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51. can you imagine how ridiculous he looks in a corvette?
:rofl:
gawd, old ugly assholes and nice cars, whats up wit that?
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:27 AM
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What is a 100 year old vampire doing with a driver's license?
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 11:28 AM by yellerpup
How could they get the photo?

Kudos to the bicyclist! If not for him we'd be getting a whole different set of facts (lies) that Novacula would swear to be the truth. Take his license and his Corvette away.

Edit for the question mark.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:27 AM
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13. Do you think the President will pardon him for his crime?
Seeing as how he was a good little reporter for the cabal, he will probably get a pardon...
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:30 AM
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15. that rumble bumble jumble sound up under yo car didn't trigger anything?
guess he thought his shocks were going out. Or maybe DT's or an earthquake.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:32 AM
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16. according to the witness Novakula hit the guy and he was "Splayed on his windshield"
so how is that old Bob didn't know he hit the guy?
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:33 AM
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18. I wonder if alcohol was involved....n/t
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xfundy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:42 AM
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22. Alcohol? No. Formaldehyde!
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:50 AM
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31. A Republican drinking before noon?
I don't know where you got the idea that could happen. :eyes:


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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:41 AM
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20. Bob just committed a felony in front of a PARTNER OF A LAWFIRM....

...

Mr. Bono graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 1982, with double majors in Public Policy Studies and Economics. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1986, where he was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review and placed second in the Williston Negotiation Competition. He served as a law clerk to The Honorable Edward R. Becker, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Bars of the United States Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

...

http://www.harkinscunningham.com/profiles/washington/bo...

How is Nofacts not in jail? :shrug:
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:45 AM
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25. bono should have given nofacts his business card..."you're probably going to need a lawyer."
nt.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:49 AM
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30. David Bono is a hero!
The bicyclist was David Bono, a partner at Harkins Cunningham, who was on his usual bike commute to work at 1700 K St. NW when he saw the accident happen.

As he traveled east on K. Street, crossing 18th, Bono said a "black Corvette convertible with top closed plowed into the guy. The guy is sort of splayed onto the windshield.

Bono said the pedestrian, who was crossing the street on a "Walk" signal and was in the crosswalk, rolled off the windshield and then Novak made a right into the service lane of K Street. The car is speeding away. Whats going through my mind is, you just cant hit a pedestrian and drive away, Bono said.

He chased Novak half a block down K St., finally caught up with him and then put his bike in front of the car to block him and called 911. Traffic immediately backed up, horns blared, and commuters finally went into reverse to allow Novak to pull over.

Bono said that throughout, Novak "keeps trying to get away. He keeps trying to go. He said he vaguely recognized the longtime political reporter and columnist as a Washington celebrity but could not precisely place him.

Finally, Novak put his head out the window of his car and motioned him over. Bono said he told him that you can't hit a pedestrian and just drive away. He said Novak responded: I didnt see him there.

A concierge at 1700 K Street said that she saw a bicyclist yelling and walked outside to see what the commotion was about.

"This guy hit somebody and he won't stop so I'm going to stay here until the police come," Aleta Petty quoted Bono as saying, as he stood in K Street, blocking traffic.

D.C. police confirmed that there was an accident at 18th and K streets N.W. at approximately 10 a.m. involving a black Corvette convertible and that the driver was a white male. An ambulance was called.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:43 AM
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23. He was in a hurry to get back to his coffin before sunrise. n/t
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rusty_parts2001 Donating Member (728 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:44 AM
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24. He better consult with Jack Cafferty on his choice of attorneys.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:47 AM
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the bicyclist who stopped him is a mouthpiece- maybe he could use him...
:shrug:
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rusty_parts2001 Donating Member (728 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:50 AM
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32. I meant Novak since Cafferty hit a guy in his Cadillac
and was in the wrong as well.
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:47 AM
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26. Have you ever driven there? It's a mad house.
Pedestrians jay-walking, phalanges of gawkers, Ambassador entourages flying by, George Washington University students with permanently attached cell phones and I-Pods, obscured multiple intersections at weird angles. I never had any problems but if I were in my 70's driving around who knows. I give Novfacts a brake on the hit but not the run!
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:48 AM
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27. and don't get me started on those traffic circles
I wonder how many people are still missing from getting stuck in one of them :)
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:49 AM
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28. the guy he hit was in the crosswalk, with a 'walk' light.
i don't think nofacts deserves a break for not braking.
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:51 AM
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33. Novak !
The Chair.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:07 PM
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41. he doesn't...plus he lied and left the scene
he claims he "didn't see" the man on his windshield. bullshit!
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:02 PM
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39. So the obvious solution is to speed right through it, huh?
Novak hit a 66 year old man in the crosswalk, crossing with the pedestrian light. The eye witness said that the pedestrian bounced off Novak's windshield. Novak then veered onto a service road and sped away.

and you're defending this?
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:27 PM
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50. No
But there pedestrian/car encounters in this area due to the congestion and it could happen to anyone especially an older person with poorer eyesight and reactions. Novak's lies and run are indefensible blow my mind and he is in deep doo doo!
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:05 PM
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40. I've driven DC quite a few times and Manhattan quite a few also..
Manhattan is considerably worse.

And don't even get me started on London, now that is a _real_ madhouse.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:16 PM
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42. thing sounds too much like a scam to me
person pretends to get hit by a nice looking car. Partner is there to conveniently stop the driver. Nice that the most reliable witness, the driver behind him seems to have driven off too.

Minor injuries and he seems to have been hit by the back of a car.

Of course, I thought I was gonna get hit today too. Guy was sitting at an intersection, a stop sign, only looking one way plus there was a tree blocking visibility in my direction. I'm going down a hill on my bicycle at about 18 mph. I hate when drivers are only looking in one direction.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:19 PM
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44. the guy who stopped Novak was an editor of the Harvard Law Review....
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:25 PM
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45. true, I just read the other story and Novak was clearly lying
about "I didn't know I hit him." Kudos to the quick thinking bicyclist. Also, I am kinda surprised he didn't get arrested.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:49 AM
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29. What an arrogant fuck. So typical -- everyone should just get the hell out of HIS way.
He mowed him down and just kept going. So typical of these arrogant neocon bastards -- they are entitled to do anything they want, in their own minds.

Lock him up and throw away the key.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:52 AM
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34. If Novak "didn't know" he hit someone, he has no business being behind
the wheel of an automobile. :grr:
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:52 AM
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35. I didnt know I hit him, ...
Yeah, right...

:banghead:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:58 AM
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36. At least we know that the car was equippped with a douchebag
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:35 PM
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48. and as it turns out- the accident was caused by the nut that holds the steering wheel.
nt
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:19 PM
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43. It's tight driving in DC. A lot going on. Novak should be used to driving its
streets.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:29 PM
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46. It won't do Novak any good to try and weasel out of this.




He was probably caught in the act by several security cams in the area.
Of course that wouldn't occur to a luddite RWer like Alky Novak. :eyes:





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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:07 PM
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49. TYPICAL PUKE. Cowards, all of them. Loathsome, despicable, waste of precious oxygen FOOL.
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 04:10 PM by glitch
I hope he gets what he deserves(but I won't hold my breath).

Edit: I know we're supposed to be tolerant and liberal and all but I think it might be time to stop letting zombies drive.
(on afterthought I take back my precious oxygen comment)
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