Friday, March 26, 2010


I just found out about this story:

A Nashville man says he and his 10-year-old daughter were victims of road rage Thursday afternoon, all because of a political bumper sticker on his car.

Mark Duren ... said Harry Weisiger gave him the bird and rammed into his vehicle, after noticing an Obama-Biden sticker on his car bumper.

Duren had just picked up his 10-year-old daughter from school and had her in the car with him.

... Duren stopped at a stop sign.

Once he started driving again, down Blair Boulevard, towards his home, he said, "I looked in the rear view mirror again, and this same SUV was speeding, flying up behind me, bumped me."

Duren said he applied his brake and the SUV smashed into the back of his car....

Police say Harry Weisiger is charged with felony reckless endangerment in the incident.

If you're imagining this guy as some cliche hick, I'd like to point that there's a Nashville man by the name Harry Weisiger who's the vice president of a major construction firm who does feasibility studies for Basile Baumann Prost Cole & Associates, Inc., "an economics and real estate development advisory firm which counsels an array of public and institutional clients, as well as both novice and sophisticated private investors."

If it's the same guy, and if he did what reports say he did, I don't think we're talking about a guy who's been living at the fringes of society as a marginal sociopath. He sounds like a stable, well-established guy ... who nevertheless feels entitled to lash out this way when his team loses a political fight. Nice society we're living in these days.

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