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Maryland Green Party Senate Candidate Killed, Party Weighs Replacement
Fox News ^ | 9-21-2010 | Richard Abdill

Posted on 09/21/2010 4:31:26 PM PDT by Route797

Edited on 09/21/2010 4:32:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON -- It will be at least the weekend before the Maryland Green Party decides whether it will field a replacement candidate for U.S. Senate hopeful Natasha Pettigrew, who died Monday after being hit by an SUV as she rode her bicycle.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; greenparty; maryland; md2010; suv; thirdparty
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A tragedy, and a reminder to all of us of how quickly lives can be ruined.
1 posted on 09/21/2010 4:31:30 PM PDT by Route797
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To: Route797
died Monday after being hit by an SUV as she rode her bicycle

!!

2 posted on 09/21/2010 4:33:49 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Route797
...after hitting what she thought was an animal, she got home to discover a bicycle jammed beneath the Cadillac Escalade she was driving.

Animals ride bikes?

3 posted on 09/21/2010 4:34:00 PM PDT by library user
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To: Route797
...she got home to discover a bicycle jammed beneath the Cadillac Escalade she was driving.

That'd be kinda hard not to notice.

4 posted on 09/21/2010 4:34:15 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Route797

Prayers for her family, but talk about ironic.


5 posted on 09/21/2010 4:34:30 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: library user

6 posted on 09/21/2010 4:35:20 PM PDT by library user
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To: grobdriver

Wow what karma.


7 posted on 09/21/2010 4:35:50 PM PDT by bleach (Sarah, Wake me in 2012)
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To: Route797
Party Weighs Replacement

Michael Moore carries a lot of weight. Maybe they should weigh him.

8 posted on 09/21/2010 4:35:55 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
It isn't easy, being Green...
9 posted on 09/21/2010 4:37:03 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Route797
A tragedy, and a reminder to all of us of how quickly lives can be ruined.

Yes, you know never now when you'll be ambushed by an SUV.

But riding your bike on the street probably increases your chances somewhat.

10 posted on 09/21/2010 4:37:07 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

F=ma, it’s the law!


11 posted on 09/21/2010 4:37:38 PM PDT by dfwgator (Rangers Magic Number - 6)
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To: Route797

Didn’t Rush used to have a segment called “When SUV’s attack?”


12 posted on 09/21/2010 4:38:12 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: library user

Good idea but shouldn’t the hampsters be facing
the other way?


13 posted on 09/21/2010 4:38:23 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
From her web site:
The concerns Americans have need to be heard. Whether those concerns are our troops overseas fighting wars we know about (and wars we do not), environmental pollutants and catastrophes like the BP oil spill, foreclosure, job loss, health care, crime, sexism, racism, or a lack of bike paths, they need to be heard.

And what's that about fighting wars we don't know about? Huh?

14 posted on 09/21/2010 4:39:55 PM PDT by library user
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To: Route797

That bicycle hung up under the car had to have been making an unholy racket, and this woman didnt even stop to look. She is dumb enough to vote for Mikulski.

And NO, I don’t believe her story.


15 posted on 09/21/2010 4:39:57 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Route797

something about her death seems unfortunate for the Green Party...


16 posted on 09/21/2010 4:40:40 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: hinckley buzzard

...but she rode with pride...


17 posted on 09/21/2010 4:40:55 PM PDT by dfwgator (Rangers Magic Number - 6)
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To: dfwgator

You know Rush’ll be all over this, saying the SUV was out for revenge, etc.


18 posted on 09/21/2010 4:42:58 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Route797

Sounds like she practiced what she preached, which I can respect.Not unlike Ed Begley Jr., a somewhat celebrity is a environut to the core but he lives the lifestyle.

One thing these people either forget or or too stubborn to admit is that the green lifestyle is not practical in the 21st century some of the time. Riding a bike instead of driving a car is admirable, but at 5:30 AM this time of year is not a good idea because it is dark out.


19 posted on 09/21/2010 4:44:22 PM PDT by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
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To: RatsDawg
He'll characterize it as a Political Assassination.
20 posted on 09/21/2010 4:45:43 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Route797

Obamacide ?


21 posted on 09/21/2010 4:46:55 PM PDT by Delta 21 (If you cant tell if I'm being sarcastic...maybe I'm not.)
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To: Route797

“Within the hour, Christy R. LittleFORD, 41, called Prince George’s County Police”

Maybe Christy needs to start driving little Fords instead of huge SUV’s, if she can’t even tell the difference between running over a little animal and person on a bike!


22 posted on 09/21/2010 4:47:09 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: GQuagmire

All we know is that she was found, still alive, at 5:30am. Doesn’t say when she was hit. Could have been at 8 or 9pm the night before, or even earlier.


23 posted on 09/21/2010 4:47:11 PM PDT by library user
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To: Route797

Green party candidate killed by an SUV while riding a bike. Please tell me this is a sick joke.


24 posted on 09/21/2010 4:47:14 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: library user

A convenient excuse for a ‘hit and run’ on the driver’s part. Let’s hope the authorities see through this ?


25 posted on 09/21/2010 4:47:26 PM PDT by italybub
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To: library user
One way or another . . .


26 posted on 09/21/2010 4:47:50 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but Google will archive it forever.)
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To: dfwgator

Bwhahaaa!

...Now that’s funny.


27 posted on 09/21/2010 4:48:36 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (What a fool believes, No wise man has the power to reason away)
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To: GQuagmire

The woman dragging the bike under the car thing, though. They didn’t mention if alcohol was involved. Who the heck keeps driving if they think an animal is under the car?


28 posted on 09/21/2010 4:49:17 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Hunton Peck

That could go terribly wrong in a hurry...


29 posted on 09/21/2010 4:50:46 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Those SUVs are smarter than most give them credit for. They know their enemies!


30 posted on 09/21/2010 4:52:28 PM PDT by muawiyah
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something about her death seems unfortunate for the Green Party...

But advantageous for the Democrat Party that needs every vote it can use, even former Green Party votes, against the surprise O'Donnell candidate.

31 posted on 09/21/2010 4:52:54 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: GQuagmire

I saw these 2 a$$holes blocking/causing traffic (a good 10 car build up behind them) today riding side by side on a single lane road (35 MPH), stupid helmets, stupid riding clothing, stupid smirks on there faces. Good thing I was going the other way... rush hour dumb a$$’s.


32 posted on 09/21/2010 4:55:29 PM PDT by VastRWCon (Taxed to Death)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

True enough, since blood rusts steel, and I for sure don’t want to degrade the truck.


33 posted on 09/21/2010 5:09:19 PM PDT by benewton
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To: GQuagmire
One thing these people either forget or or too stubborn to admit is that the green lifestyle is not practical in the 21st century some of the time. Riding a bike instead of driving a car is admirable, but at 5:30 AM this time of year is not a good idea because it is dark out.

I used to ride a bike everywhere, mainly for exercise, not because I am a greenie. I stopped abruptly one day when I saw a guy run over by a logging truck. He was riding a bicycle and fell over in front of the truck and it ran over his head. His brains were lying out on the road and everyone that drove slowly past the scene was treated to this grisly site. I quit riding that day and have only been on a bicycle under careful conditions since then. Call me a coward but a bicycle is not compatible with motor vehicles.

34 posted on 09/21/2010 5:10:50 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

Oops, last comment, site should = sight.


35 posted on 09/21/2010 5:11:40 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Route797

Horrid way to die. Prayers to her family.


36 posted on 09/21/2010 5:15:17 PM PDT by piytar (There is evil. There is no such thing as moderate evil. Never forget.)
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To: VastRWCon

She could have already fallen off her bike and been low in the road. Couild have been hit by a different car and was stumbling around away from the bike. Was she wearing any reflective gear? She did a dumb thing riding around in the dark and lost.


37 posted on 09/21/2010 5:19:06 PM PDT by Surrounded_too (Robot machine guns and the Dirty Dozen)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

I hope someone has a camera running when it does!


38 posted on 09/21/2010 5:23:11 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but Google will archive it forever.)
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To: Route797

RIP.


39 posted on 09/21/2010 5:37:26 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: calex59

“Call me a coward but a bicycle is not compatible with motor vehicles.”

That’s not being a coward. That’s having a realistic view of reality and a healthy sense of self-preservation.


40 posted on 09/21/2010 5:40:22 PM PDT by piytar (There is evil. There is no such thing as moderate evil. Never forget.)
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To: calex59

I can’t say I blame you.

For various reasons, I have taken up riding a motorcycle to work. I’m close enough to ride a bicycle (9 miles), but the thought of taking a bicycle out on some of these streets is horrendous.

I went to graduate school at UC Davis. Davis is a model bicycle-friendly town, with dedicated bicycle lanes and traffic signals. Unfortunately, most places just don’t accommodate bicyclists.


41 posted on 09/21/2010 5:41:28 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Route797
Ruined?

Try ended.

42 posted on 09/21/2010 5:43:48 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Kill them all...let God sort them out.)
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To: facedown

No kidding. Sounds like a hit and run.


43 posted on 09/21/2010 5:48:52 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: calex59

I gave you a pass. A splattered piece of road IS a “grisly site!”


44 posted on 09/21/2010 5:53:53 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: library user

RIP.

rip

Bless this soul.


45 posted on 09/21/2010 5:55:28 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

I’ve never dragged and animal or a bike under my SUV, but I’m guessing they sound different?


46 posted on 09/21/2010 6:02:10 PM PDT by G Larry (Patty-cake diplomacy must give way to strong, decisive action!)
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To: grobdriver

Does anyone have a description of the SUV? What make and model? Damned SUV’s running wild and loose, attacking ,injuring and even killing people! But seriously prayers for the persons family.


47 posted on 09/21/2010 7:37:07 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: Route797

Just ...damn.

Sorry for her and hers. God bless.


48 posted on 09/21/2010 8:20:57 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

She said she thought she HIT an animal; didn’t say anything about being aware of dragging much of anything.

People don’t believe her, but weirder things have happened. In Baltimore some illegals ran over a child in a stroller and dragged it for blocks on end, not knowing. (The poor child was killed, too.)


49 posted on 09/21/2010 8:29:30 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Route797

Prayers for her family!


50 posted on 09/21/2010 8:59:23 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Battle Ground Vermont..if we make Leahy a toss-up then all Dems are in trouble..)
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