“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Now that's irony

People tend label as ironic things that are just coincidences. Like in that Alanis Morissette song Ironic, she lists 'rain on your wedding day', 'he won the lottery and died the next day', and just to keep it rhyming, 'a fly in your Chardonnay' as being ironic. But these things aren't ironic, they're just things that are bad that happened to some body.

There are many definitions of ironic but I feel certain this story exemplifies it perfectly.....

From the Huffingtonpost -- ONONDAGA, N.Y. -- Police say a motorcyclist participating in a protest ride against helmet laws in upstate New York died after he flipped over the bike's handlebars and hit his head on the pavement.

I don't think it gets any more ironic than that.

1 comment:

Bill said...

I know from my son's near fatal MC accident - over the car that pulled out in front of him - that helmets can and do save people. Heck, nearly everybody I know that rides one has been hurt badly at least once. I don't even like to ride my bicycle on a bike path without one.

When I travel to SC and see the riders there un-helmed it always looks shocking at first. I believe in freedom, but peer pressure in this community will lead riders to do without if it's not mandatory.