motorcycle taxi originally uploaded by Robert S. Donovan
Last week’s poll asked what you were grilling for Memorial Day weekend. We did burgers last weekend and bought some more for this weekend. Next weekend we’re having some big ribeyes I have aging in the fridge. I was a little surprised that so many people were doing up steaks for Memorial Day instead of the traditional burgers and hot dogs, however I was pumped to see 0 people responding they were grill vegetables ;-)
This week’s poll comes after sitting out in the grass with my father, son, and wife talking about the colors and types of trucks and cars going by on the busy road next to our home. The Rooster is a big fan of trucks but also seems interested in motorcycles. We got onto a discussion about how this is the Nanny State and yet we allow people to ride motorcycles without helmets and how backwards that is. My father noted that many of the riders who are anti-helmet claim if they put the bike down they’d rather go out quickly than be placed in a vegetative state for the rest of their lives because the helmet “saved” them.
What do you think about helmet laws? Do you find them to be a contradiction considering the typical response Minnesota has to safety issues (see fireworks)? Do you think that it’s better to go out quickly or be left “alive”? Whatever you have to say about this one vote on the sidebar and then comment on below. After you do both of those things feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.