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    At the end of a week that saw people calling other people the devil, and a week that the Pope get taken out of context by a bunch of people who didn't hear him speak or read what he said in it's entirety, I thought I'd share a funny situation that I sit through every year in September.

    For the last four years on the third weekend in September, my little motel is awakened by the thunder of around 25 Harley Davidsons. The guys who ride them are big, tatooed and rough-looking men. some have long-ish hair, almost all have Fu Man Chu mustaches or goatees. They swing off their bikes, dressed in black leather and thick biker boots and head into the lobby to sign in and get their keys. They are here for two days and they spend the evening sitting out front of the office drinking coffe while some go into town to hit the pubs.

    They scare the crap out of the other guests.

    Not because they do anything but because of how they LOOK. It starts the first night, the older couple on the second floor or the single mom on the third floor will come in and ask me if this is a safe neighborhood. I tell them that it's one of the safest in town (it is) and then I ask them why and they reffer to the men in black leather outside.

    I tell them not to worry, those scarey looking guys are ALL FIREMEN from Southern California.

    Wouldn't you know it? All of a sudden everything's okay and no, those nice men aren't really bothering me.

    Tomorrow (Sunday) they will finish off their yearly ride North at the cemetary where these guys fulfill their promise to a fallen friend; where after a great ride on their hogs and a couple nights of fun, they gather at his grave-side to remember him.

    You can't tell jack-shit by looks alone.
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    No way brutha...can't judge a book by it's cover!!! Great post!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emm5150
    No way brutha...can't judge a book by it's cover!!! Great post!!!
    Hell Yeah. Damn Good Post!!!
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    Good post.
    ((Just My Two Cents))
    And thats about what its worth.

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    Are saying that the Pope should deck out in leather get on his 'hog & cruise over to Mohamed-Al-Fzeurhlwkjehlgkwejh's place to sit down for coffee?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Van Halen
    Are saying that the Pope should deck out in leather get on his 'hog & cruise over to Mohamed-Al-Fzeurhlwkjehlgkwejh's place to sit down for coffee?
    That would be the German thing to do.

    Maybe one of our photoshoppers can have some fun combining him with Terminator II on a bike.
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    I still think profiling is a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad
    I still think profiling is a good idea.
    I do to.
    ((Just My Two Cents))
    And thats about what its worth.

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    I can't say I go by the first impression, but when I see someone with Iraqi defence minister in his avatar it scares the living shit out of me!




    xD

    Edited: or whoever that dude was, spokesman or something
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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness
    I can't say I go by the first impression, but when I see someone with Iraqi defence minister in his avatar it scares the living shit out of me!




    xD

    Edited: or whoever that dude was, spokesman or something
    You are kidding right??

    The Iraqi information guy was the biggest joke in the world.
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    I should go as the Iraqi Minister of Disinformation for Halloween...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO
    You are kidding right??

    The Iraqi information guy was the biggest joke in the world.

    Of course I'm kidding lol .
    Actually what happened to that fella?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness
    Of course I'm kidding lol .
    Actually what happened to that fella?

    I read somewere that he took a job with Al Jazzera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO
    I read somewere that he took a job with Al Jazzera.
    Nah, he's working for ABC. He wrote that lame assed 9-11 miniseries for them.
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