Taking notes from a liberal progressive organization, the ordinarily conservative American Motorcyclist Association has decided to export some good old passive aggression from its humble offices in Ohio back to California.
Specifically, the AMA has named Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as its Motorcyclist of the Year.
Why? Because he did more damage to the industry than any other person in 2010 by signing S.B. 435, an anti-noise law that is poorly crafted, discriminates against motorcyclists, will be difficult to enforce, and will hurt the already struggling industry.
Yes, he did damage, so he gets the annual prize. Makes sense, right?
AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman justified the award by saying, “the AMA Motorcyclist of the Year designation recognizes the person(s) who has had the most profound impact on the world of motorcycling, for better or worse, in the previous 12 months.”
Strange criteria to bestow an ostensible honor you say? Continue Reading »