When I began the Dear A$$hole section of this humble blog, I decided that it was best to use it judiciously. I vowed not to use it to call out everyone dude on the subway who hogs the seats on a subway by sitting like a $5 hooker, or who gets on the "ten items or fewer" line with a full cart.
No, for the posts to have gravity, they would have to be made sparingly, and only when richly deserved. Well my athletic brethren, check out the Facebook group "There's a perfectly good path right next to the road you stupid cyclist!" which currently has over 31,000 a$$hole members. Based on the comments posted there, it would seem that the group is populated by insecure, out-sized mouth breathers. Normally I don't waste my energy on feeble minded car fanatics who overcompensate for their "shortcomings" by hiding behind a steering wheel, but since they're advocating and glorifying violence against cyclists, I feel that they're worthy of my attention (and yours.) They have photos of real events in which cyclists have been killed, complete with pithy little comments. So, check out the group, and if you agree report them for violating Facebook's TOS (the ''report'' link is at the bottom left of the page) or post on their page.
***UPDATE*** There is now a protest group on Facebook. Check it out.