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(WCCO)   Man detained for wearing gas mask while driving   ( divider line
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6777 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Feb 2003 at 11:58 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-02-18 07:48:13 PM  
Yeah, Taco Bell does the same thing to me.
2003-02-18 09:26:04 PM  
I do the same thing when I'm in the car with my girlfriend.

Her driving stinks.

2003-02-18 09:28:06 PM  
What about tinfoil hats?
2003-02-18 09:34:04 PM  
Man, I was going to make the Taco Bell joke.
2003-02-18 10:44:41 PM  
Deliverying food, van stinks, I'm eating at home tonight.
2003-02-19 12:04:40 AM  
Dude, ever heard of lysol? It covers up that "bad food" smell just fine!
2003-02-19 12:05:03 AM  
I got in trouble for having one with me at school one time, they said it was dangerous for people with breathing disorders. As I have asthma and had worn the thing for years I called BS, to absolutly no avail.
2003-02-19 12:05:38 AM  
Yeah, it works best when you spray it on your food before eating.
2003-02-19 12:05:46 AM  
8th post times four!
2003-02-19 12:05:46 AM  
The dumbass tag should not apply to the man driving.

It is us, freaking out over all this stupid crap.

Surrender your common sense!

Even worse is Bush's attitude about the anti-war protests.

"If we are to consider the opinions of a large number of people that would be like listening to a focus group or something"

So much for freedom and democracy.
2003-02-19 12:06:39 AM  
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Come on Cohaagen, you got what you want, give dese people air!!
2003-02-19 12:07:27 AM  
What's the big deal? I wear mine around the office all the time.

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2003-02-19 12:08:27 AM  
notice the article never said if the man in fact was of middle eastern discent. He probably wasnt and they didnt want to show that we are a bunch of racists that treat everyone else like dirt. Of course, then they could have just left the part about the description out of the article and not make paranoid people like me angry.
2003-02-19 12:08:36 AM  
Geez...first cellphones, now gas masks. Soon I won't be able to adjust the sights on my rifle while driving. When will it end??
2003-02-19 12:09:03 AM  
wait, wearing a gasmask is illegal now?
2003-02-19 12:10:19 AM  
I have perhaps the only job where I can wear a gas mask (NH3) and an air rifle (to shoot birds) an no one will give a second look. Tonight I dressed down and just wore my ninja mask (it was 0F.)
2003-02-19 12:10:25 AM  
So what do we do overseas if we're attacked with chemical weapons while in our vehicles...? Besides try not to die?
2003-02-19 12:11:12 AM  
This man was obviously a terrorist.
2003-02-19 12:12:49 AM  

Only if you are, or appear to be, of middle eastern descent.
2003-02-19 12:13:58 AM  
2003-02-19 12:14:48 AM  
"You don't understand what I'm up against. This is a force more powerful than anything you can imagine. Even Superman would be helpless against this kind of stench."
2003-02-19 12:17:38 AM  
Actually Straws, it did and he was.

So . . a Middle Eastern man is driving a white van while wearing a gas mask, and you want us to not stop him because . .
2003-02-19 12:17:57 AM  
I wear mine all the time
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2003-02-19 12:18:54 AM  
Also, I lived in Sioux Falls for four years. Glad I moved away now.
2003-02-19 12:22:15 AM  
Why don't we just round them all up and dispose of them.
2003-02-19 12:23:08 AM  
Round all what up? The gas masks? People from Sioux Falls?
2003-02-19 12:24:25 AM  
'Had a neighbor who resorted to the same thing....he was of Korean ancestry and his wife had broken a humongous glass jar of prized kimchee...she had it in a grocery bag, hit the brakes at a light and off it went onto the passenger seat floor.

For the love of G-d, we are talking major hurl stank. They never did get it entirely out of the car. Wooo.
2003-02-19 12:25:07 AM  
"Troopers also ran a check on the man's name and found that he was not suspected of being involved in terrorist activity. "

Wow. Terrorist activity. Now everything has to do with terrorism . Smart guys, must've been the SuperTroopers I keep hearing about.

"Scuse me sir, may I see your license and registration please meow ."

2003-02-19 12:28:07 AM  
My 7/11 has run out of burritos and chili cheese dogs, they tell me the middleasterngasmaskdriver has not made his stop.
2003-02-19 12:35:01 AM  
02-19-03 12:17:38 AM Nanookanano
"Actually Straws, it did and he was.

So . . a Middle Eastern man is driving a white van while wearing a gas mask, and you want us to not stop him because . . "

The only reference to the driver being middle eastern is as follows:
being driven by a man who appeared to be of Middle Eastern descent.

Personally, I don't think he was middle eastern, they just used that as an excuse to pull him over.
2003-02-19 12:36:28 AM  
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2003-02-19 12:46:54 AM  
Once I was searched, because I was wearing a suit and tie. Raytown, Missouri, officers told me, "we don't see that much around here you know, so we have to check you out."

This world is become much more interesting these days with our current administration.
2003-02-19 12:47:44 AM  
Anybody ever hear of those scented hanging trees? LOL

Just a few would work.

Although in the few cabs I've rode in my past, you should be given a gas mask to wear just to get in.

2003-02-19 01:01:40 AM  
Why is that lame ass "lord of the Gay" Photoshop by Farker74 on both of the last 2 threads i have looked at. It has nothing to do with anything. I'm all for cliches in PSs but to have shiat like this cluttering up regular discussions is a jackalack thing to do.
2003-02-19 01:04:14 AM  
This guy doesn't deserve the [DUMBASS] tag. He knew perfectly well what he was doing, and he wasn't doing anything wrong. It's not like he did something stupid while trying to get away with something in Darwin-Award fashion.

He'd only be a [DUMBASS] if he had considered himself entitled to get away with it, i.e. if he got all bent out of shape as if he were being taken advantage of or wronged when he got stopped. But that didn't happen here. He knew he looked suspicious, and he understood--in fact, he was grateful for people's vigilance--when he got pulled over.
2003-02-19 01:07:13 AM  
He's wearing a gas mask. So what? Big fart-sucking deal. How did he appear to be "of middle eastern descent" when his face was covered by a gas mask?!

I didn't know it was illegal to wear a gas mask. I didn't know that the cops could pull you over and, with lethal weapons drawn, personally search you and your vehicle just for the jolly old piss of it all.

Police state is coming. Well piss, it's already here. Make sure you have the right "papers" or you are going to get royally birdied by this wonderful Patriot Act. Hell, papers or not, you're screwed if you do anything the police or some shiat-for-brains self-appointed public "informant" decides is contra-government or "terrorist."

It's 2003 and already it's 1984.
2003-02-19 01:10:12 AM  
Oh my god! I lived in Huron and I still go back there every other weekend. WHAT RESTAURANT?!?!

BTW, there is no Taco Bell in Huron.
2003-02-19 01:13:58 AM  
hmmm. searched because he looked suspicious. did I miss something - when was this allowed to happen?
2003-02-19 01:25:09 AM  
I have to comment that people also seem to think that all gas masks cover the whole face. Im sure they meant a respirator.

Also I have to educate some of you on how it is in SD. These people are real conservative here. My brother got stopped all the time in his El Camino cause he looks like a hippie. Then all they have to do is claim to smell pot and they can search your car. This is the same state that thinks it can pass a law prohibiting certain Canadian goods from even being shipped through the state (in federal court over that one, Bill Janklow is a tard but somehow he keeps getting elected).
2003-02-19 01:25:15 AM  
How can you tell if looked Middle Eastern when his face is covered by a gas mask? Are they still looking for that white van? What list did they try and match him to, FBI's Most Wanted or something along the lines of TIA?
2003-02-19 01:34:38 AM  
racial profiling at its best
2003-02-19 01:35:57 AM  
Are we sure it was not this?
2003-02-19 01:38:31 AM  
didn't the dept of homeland insecurity just tell everyone to go out and buy gasmasks and ducttape? i saw a chick in walmart not too long ago with a surgical mask on, and i wasn't the least bit suspicios. in fact, i thought it was a damn good idea. wal mart seems like a pretty good place to catch some death to me.
2003-02-19 01:53:40 AM  
...and their name didnt start with an m and end in ichael jackson? wow...
2003-02-19 02:30:55 AM  
here in NJ, if you wear any kind of mask, you get pulled over and ticketed automactly. but then again, this state is run by commies.
2003-02-19 03:05:46 AM  
this story is so comedy.
2003-02-19 04:20:04 AM  
Question. How does the USA know exactly who is a terrorist? Is there an Al Qaida warehouse with names written down?
2003-02-19 04:49:46 AM  
Hahaha. Nice one pro-war peeps.

What next? Being detained for wearing a turban? Having black hair? A beard perhaps?

Hahahaha. Silly monkeys.
2003-02-19 09:06:21 AM  
Damn I think i needed one of those gasmasks on the weekend in the car. On a roadtrip with 5 guys and we ate mexican food and drank several slabs (crates) of beer. Even with the windows rolled down you would almost puke with the resulting smells we produced.
2003-02-19 09:31:41 AM  
He's wearing a gas mask. So what? Big fart-sucking deal. How did he appear to be "of middle eastern descent" when his face was covered by a gas mask?!

Amen, brother! That's the first thing I asked myself after reading the article. I'm suprised it took so long for someone to ask.

Oh well, looks like it's time to write another check out to the ACLU...
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