As we increasingly cluster in ideologically like-minded niches, our experiences with social media become more like highlight video. Some obnoxious buddy is saying BOOYA! about something on DailyKos, or someone else is demanding that we please trade the idiot president to another country for two prospects and cash.
Several times a year, bikers gather at the Suck Bang Blow bar just outside Myrtle Beach, S.C. to drink, schmooze, and hoon the crap out of their Harleys. But Horry County officials have had enough, and banned the club's periodic group burnouts after more than 15 years of celebratory Harley noise and tire smoke.
They aren't too common anymore, but once in a while a free speech ruling that makes sense comes along. A Florida judge ruled Tuesday that an Orlando man, by flashing his lights to warn other motorists of an upcoming speed trap, was exercising his Constitutional right to free speech.