Yet one more “Goodbye, Jim Guy” video hit Facebook this evening. The folks at KING 5 have been saying goodbye to Jim Guy for the past several weeks. His departure has gotten more hype than Dennis Bounds and Jean Enerson got together, along with that of Jeff Renner.
Have you noticed an increase in news stories about motorcycle rider deaths? I have, and that is perfectly OK by me. What I see is, most riders do not follow the rules of the road and want us to share the highway, yet they play games in traffic (riding the line between lanes when traffic slows or stops) to their advantage. You can’t have it both ways. If you “play with fire”, as they say… or is it “die by the sword”?
Radio traffic reporters should start adding a PSA with every report about highway safety and rules of the road.
TRAFFIC REPORTS: Whether it is on the radio or a highway traffic bulletin board, DO NOT take an alternate route when there is an accident up ahead. There are no ALTERNATE ROUTES. There are only ALTERNATE TRAFFIC NIGHTMARES. All major highways and “alternate routes” are overcrowded and traffic everywhere is snarled during rush hour. It is best to sit in a traffic jam than to be taken on a wild goose chase down some rabbit hole: like PUYALLUP. Avoid Puyallup during the Western Washington Fair or whenever there is an event at the fairgrounds (weekly, 52 weeks a year).
Avoid downtown Seattle (SODO) when there is a Mariners or Seahawks game. Traffic is bad and pedestrians do not cross at the crosswalk or will walk against the light, apparently expecting drivers to watch out for the safety of the self-centered pedestrian. Again, these are people who deserve to die. Another reason traffic reporters should be reading PSAs.
OFF SUBJECT: If I hear, “GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY” one more time, my head will explode. What has the COMMUNITY ever given you? Certainly not your paycheck, unless you are a government employee. It is the people on the public dole that should be giving back – back to the tax-paying portion of the COMMUNITY. They should be washing our cars and mowing our lawns.
THE HOMELESS: Enough about the homeless. They and their tents, panhandling and trash along side the roadway, are a canker on the face of society. Most of them refuse the programs put in place to help them. They are happy as they are, drinking, drugging and defecating on the sidewalk. It is time to round them up and set them all out to sea on barges.
Oh, and take that Western Washington State Fair and SHOVE IT UP YOUR ASS!
September 18, 2017 marks an historic anniversary for the CBS Radio Network, 90 years. Correspondents Steve Kathan and Nick Young are here to take you on a journey through 90 flourishing years.