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Car strikes actor Gene Hackman, 81, in Islamorada
South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | January 13, 2012 | Wayne K. Roustan

Posted on 01/13/2012 5:19:16 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

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To: Spktyr

I am wondering what an 81 year old is doing on a bicycle riding on the highway anyway.


51 posted on 01/13/2012 6:04:41 PM PST by Ditter
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To: digger48

See post 42. I think the Lycra cuts off circulation to their brains.


52 posted on 01/13/2012 6:05:17 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Revolting cat!

That would be a Toyota Sequoia, I believe.


53 posted on 01/13/2012 6:06:13 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: World'sGoneInsane

I thought he lived in Santa Fe? He used to eat at Harry’s
Roadhouse on Old Santa Fe Trail.


54 posted on 01/13/2012 6:07:57 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: nagdt

I have (or had, until it was destroyed in a recent accident) a helmet cam for use on my motorcycle. I record every ride and post up the highlights (or low-lights, as it were) of stupid drivers, riders, rare or cool vehicles, etc., etc.

Want to know who I see casually breaking traffic laws en masse the most, per capita? Bicyclists.


55 posted on 01/13/2012 6:08:07 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: nicksaunt

——I wish Gene Hackman would come out of retirement -—

Changes in latitude...... changes in attitude


56 posted on 01/13/2012 6:08:49 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Uncle Ike

It’s a total party-island. Used to be huge for the college/party crowd when I would go. The most prayers I’d expect were to ward off hangovers, bedbugs and the crabs...


57 posted on 01/13/2012 6:11:01 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think that if 90% of Hollywood actors got struck by cars and didn’t survive it would be a good thing for America.


58 posted on 01/13/2012 6:12:14 PM PST by macquire
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To: Milton Miteybad

Yes, built on the Tundra platform.


59 posted on 01/13/2012 6:12:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

That’s not a tundra....


60 posted on 01/13/2012 6:13:54 PM PST by lahargis (Every day is independence day)
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To: Revolting cat!
Cheve Suburbans and Tahoes are built on a Cheve p/u frame so they are trucks. I don't know about the vehicle you posted.
61 posted on 01/13/2012 6:14:13 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Uncle Ike

Fishing Capital of the World. This time of year the have the Big Bonefish Tournament normally hosted by G H W Bush. Often see the whole Bush Clan there. God Speed Gene Hackman. Ilamorada a slice of heaven in the Keys !


62 posted on 01/13/2012 6:14:57 PM PST by not2worry
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To: shhrubbery!

So you get to determine need and what vehicles other people can own. Who do you think you are, Obama?


63 posted on 01/13/2012 6:16:11 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Revolting cat!

That doesn’t make it a Tundra, though. (Thought it was a Highlander, but that’s a Sequoia.) Different vehicles - the Tundra has a stick axle rear, for starters, while the Seq has an independent rear suspension and the major frame changes to use it. The Seq is also much heavier than an unladen Tundra.


64 posted on 01/13/2012 6:16:20 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Bender2

Bender you are bad

Love Unforgiven quote LOL!

He is okay
When I first hear about accident I went to TMZ.com first


65 posted on 01/13/2012 6:16:44 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Ditter

The Sequoia he posted is built off a Tundra frame to start but the frame is very different from about the midpoint back to accomodate the independent rear suspension it has than the Tundra doesn’t. Not exactly the same vehicle at all.


66 posted on 01/13/2012 6:18:21 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: dfwgator

Saw that movie on my very first date with my now DH. Great movie. Great memories!


67 posted on 01/13/2012 6:19:11 PM PST by Anti-Hillary
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To: ConservativeStatement
Update:

Actor Gene Hackman was hit by a car while riding his bike in Islamorada on Friday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The 81-year-old actor was biking at mile marker 88.7, along the “Old Road” when he was injured.

Because of the remote location of the incident, Hackman was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, said publicist Susan Madore. Hackman was released after a few hours with “very minor bumps and bruises,” Madore said.

The Oscar-winning Hackman, who appeared in Hoosiers, The French Connection and Poseidon Adventure, regularly goes fishing with former UM and Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson in Islamorada, where both men own homes

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/13/2588467/actor-gene-hackman-hit-by-car.html#storylink=cpy

68 posted on 01/13/2012 6:19:21 PM PST by rawhide
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To: shhrubbery!

I’ve counted only 8 replies taking you to task for your idiotic reply. That’s not enouugh.

You are a moron.

There. That’s 9. And counting....


69 posted on 01/13/2012 6:19:21 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

LOL!


70 posted on 01/13/2012 6:22:11 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

There is no highway there just US 1 and the speed limit in town is 45


71 posted on 01/13/2012 6:23:22 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: B Knotts

Come back! I was gonna make espresso!!!


72 posted on 01/13/2012 6:23:32 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: ConservativeStatement

Islam-orada???? Hey, get well Gene. Loved your movies esp. Moosport and Hoosiers.


73 posted on 01/13/2012 6:26:19 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: rawhide

JJ’s boat is called the Three Rings, looks like about a 48 ft Bertram or Hatteras

Good news about Hackman injuries being minor, he doesn’t deserve to go out that way


74 posted on 01/13/2012 6:27:30 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Revolting cat!
With a different body style and model name. The Highlander is a mid-size SUV built on a Camry chassis, but they don't call a Highlander a Camry. (Well...normal people don't, anyway.) Same thing here. The body style is what they're naming, not the chassis.

Face it, pal...Gene Hackman got hit by somebody driving a pickup, not an SUV. Period. There ain't nothin' under the sun that's going to change that unalterable reality.
75 posted on 01/13/2012 6:29:23 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Rome2000

I was there 54 years ago, I imagine it has built up a bit since then.


76 posted on 01/13/2012 6:37:11 PM PST by Ditter
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To: ConservativeStatement

Mr Hackman was injured by the hardware of a Toyota Tundra platform, regardless if it was cutely decorated as a pickup truck or an SUV.


77 posted on 01/13/2012 6:40:23 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: B Knotts

“Wait, I was making espresso!”


78 posted on 01/13/2012 6:48:23 PM PST by oldsicilian
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To: Alas Babylon!

Great minds, etc.,etc.


79 posted on 01/13/2012 6:52:25 PM PST by oldsicilian
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To: dfwgator

Little Bill from Unforgiven


80 posted on 01/13/2012 6:54:47 PM PST by BOBWADE
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To: shhrubbery!
No need for a Tundra in Florida. Not if you're just toolin' around town.

How do you know this person was just "toolin' around town" in a truck? Maybe that person needs a truck for their business or lifestyle. What do you care what any other person drives anyway?

Are you one of those who wants to see Americans forced out of their trucks and SUVs, and into government approved econo boxes?

Sheeesh.....

81 posted on 01/13/2012 7:02:14 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

First movie I remember him in was “Bonnie and Clyde”. Loved “Hoosiers” but my favorite was “Bite the Bullet”.


82 posted on 01/13/2012 7:04:51 PM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Let's Roll

“The Conversation” is my fave.


83 posted on 01/13/2012 7:09:42 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: shhrubbery!
Vehicles that were built for off-road driving should stay that way ... i.e. off the road

Light trucks and SUVs are not off-road vehicles. It takes a fair amount of investment to make them suitable for that purpose.

I'm a contractor with four kids and a wife. I drive a truck for business, and we have an SUV that fits a family of six (and all of our stuff).

People like me have a real need for these vehicles, but even if I weren't a contractor, and didn't have four kids at home, we might still drive the same vehicles because we like them, and we still have the choice to do so.

84 posted on 01/13/2012 7:13:57 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Gene Hackman is a wonderful, often overlooked actor.


85 posted on 01/13/2012 7:15:33 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: nagdt
Hackman was a big hunk in the Posiden Adventure.
86 posted on 01/13/2012 7:20:11 PM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: rawhide

Was glad to read your update. Thanks.


87 posted on 01/13/2012 7:21:50 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: shhrubbery!

Oh, you want to tell me what to drive and how much gas I should use? Well I think I’ll tell you that you shouldn’t be posting here, this is a board for conservatives who value their freedoms and that includes driving whatever vehicle they choose.


88 posted on 01/13/2012 7:24:10 PM PST by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

It’s going to take a much larger vehicle than a truck running over him to kill Mr. Hackman. It may take a tank.


89 posted on 01/13/2012 7:24:55 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Spktyr

I swear, there is so many ignorant assholes on the main forum you can’t even have a decent conversation anymore. Hope someone can go get your ride for ya!


90 posted on 01/13/2012 7:35:43 PM PST by eastforker (I'll pick Rick but I still root for Newt.)
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To: shhrubbery!
I knew I would get flamed by SUV drivers.

Why? The Toyota Tundra is a pickup truck.

91 posted on 01/13/2012 7:40:47 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: nagdt

Mr. Mercat is pushing 70 and rides all winter long here in Kansas. Summer he does at least one long cross the state ride. Nice legs for an old guy and a great butt.


92 posted on 01/13/2012 7:48:13 PM PST by Mercat
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To: shhrubbery!
Hey bud, you sound like the typical liberal, wanting to tell others what they should or should not drive.

Pack it in. Around here we value our individual liberties to buy and own what we want to buy and own. You're on the wrong damned website - go try a liberal site, you'll obviously be more welcome there.

93 posted on 01/13/2012 7:49:44 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Spktyr

Other poster actually posted a sequoia, tundra frame but SUV style, I have owned both, good vehicles, and good for many things on the road too, not just off


94 posted on 01/13/2012 7:55:12 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: ConservativeStatement

Can’t Hackman afford a Mercedes?


95 posted on 01/13/2012 8:04:59 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Bobalu

The Conversation and Bite the Bullet were his best, but never saw a bad role Hickman did.


96 posted on 01/13/2012 8:05:37 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: Revolting cat!

Look up TUNDRA... its a pickup. You pic is a Sequoia.


97 posted on 01/13/2012 8:10:09 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: shhrubbery!

I live in Florida and own 2 Tundra’s. One has 420,000 miles on it. I don’t get what you are talking about. By the way it is not an SUV but rather a pick up truck.


98 posted on 01/13/2012 8:23:22 PM PST by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: bimboeruption
Its pronunciation has been Anglicized to aisle-a-more-AH-dah.” From Wikipedia

Huh? I've only ever heard it pronounced "ees-lah-more-ah-dah.

99 posted on 01/13/2012 8:24:01 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: X-spurt
CAR & DRIVER:

This all-new, Toyota Tundra-based full-size sport-ute will go onsale in late 2000. Sequoia shares the Tundra's platform and 240-horsepower 4.7-liter V-8 engine. The Sequoia and Tundra will be built alongside each other in Indiana.

100 posted on 01/13/2012 8:34:49 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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