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Nobodies Opinion Sept 2016

Kneecap

By Billy “Kneecap” Braddock

I don’t normally respond to Letters to the Editor, that’s the editor’s job and she does a great job. However, since only .001% of readers will ever write a letter to the editor, the letter in the August 2016 issue from Rob “Bad Dude” Edwards needed my attention. His comments didn’t offend me, mainly because I tend to offend not be offended. I’ve been writing for newspapers and magazines since school. I’m well-educated I spent 12 years in school, 2 in the 1st, 3 in the 2nd, 4 in the 3rd and 4 in the 5th. My best subject was math. I would have gone to college but I already knew how to flip hamburgers. I tried radio but I sounded like Foghorn Leghorn. TV didn’t work either since I look like Phineas T. Bluster from the Howdy Doody show. By the way, I sat in the peanut gallery as a kid.

Comment that got my attention was “he has no business trying to write a political/ social column in a magazine that we read for entertainment and news of the latest motorcycle happenings in the area.” Rob, I hate to tell you but bikers are interested in more than “beautiful cycles and biker babes”. They’re not just people who want to have a nickname and ride around on motorcycles. They are concerned citizens, that know what politicians do can influence their income, health care, immigration, firearm rights, privacy protection, traffic laws, etc. They are not “delicate snowflakes” who need safe spaces, code words, trigger warnings, or micro-aggressions. Keeping an open mind is essential to the success of the American system of government. Democracy is fragile and demagogues are always lurking. Good citizens start with placing a premium on open minds, informed voting and demanding that politicians offer practical solutions, not scapegoats or pie-in-the-sky promises. They don’t treat their politics like their sports teams. They think, they just don’t root.

Let’s look at Rob’s remedies: “put a muzzle on old “Kneecap” and take away his editorial privileges”. Sounds like Rob is in favor of censorship. A force that represses ideas, free speech, impulses, and feelings. Anyone for Russia, North Korea, China, Iran, or pick your favorite communist country. Another remedy was to put him in charge of obituaries and or recipes. My editor has already put me in charge of an obituary, my own which I have skillfully written. I’m also a very good cook so if you want recipes Rob I’ll send them to you. At least he didn’t insult me by calling me normal. Rob, you need to pay attention to happenings like the Patriot Guard, Rolling Thunder, and 9/11 Ceremonies, to see how patriotic and political bikers are. “OOHRAH”. Rob, keep reading and learning from my column and we will both be happy.

I see we have a woman running for president. If she is elected her first act upon entering office should be to put the toilet seat down.

Remember, Obamacare only works if you don’t.

I just read a statistic that said criminals commit less crime after being shot.

Maybe ISIS will stop beheading people if we explain to them they should be focusing on climate change.

What makes America great, is that you can be a gutless, useless, freeloading parasite who pisses on America and everything it stands for, and still get a check from the government every month and that’s true even if you are not the president.

Check out my website “nobobiesopinion.com”

See you on the shiny side of tomorrow…

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