Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pedestrian Deaths? Michelle Obama's Fault!

No, really. Some idiot is trying to link an uptick in pedestrian deaths to Michelle Obama's "Get Moving" program.

Governors Highway Safety Administration spokesman Jonathan Adkins told 630 WMAL that Michelle Obama is "trying to get us to walk to work and exercise a little bit more. While that's good, it also increases our exposure to risk."
After four straight years of steady declines, pedestrian deaths were up during the first six months of 2010, the latest figures available to be studied.
The article goes on to mention that other factors include distracted pedestrians, distracted drivers, "aggressive pedestrians," and alcohol. But hey, why take a look at real causes like walking/driving while texting when you can just blame the uppity black woman in the White House?


vic. c said...

Especially when 'blaming the uppity black woman' is guaranteed to get you more attention than your piddling little article would get standing on its own.

Virtual Kevin said...

oh yah we aint gonna walk cuz the lady say walk! It is more american to ride in my gas guzzler to the end of the block for an extra value meal!!

Oh my god I hate people!