Typical Hummer owner

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By Steven T. Jones
A local Hummer owner apparently just read my Governor Hummer piece from last year and sent me this e-mail.

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Richardson [mailto:erichardson@ftftech.com]
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 2:53 PM
To: Steve Jones
Subject: HEY

Don't be jealous that you cant afford a HUMMER douche bag

I couldn't help but respond, triggering the following e-mail exchange that seems to speak volumes about the mentality of the people who buy and drive these things.

From: Steve Jones [mailto:Steve@sfbg.com]
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 4:07 PM
To: Eric Richardson
Subject: RE: HEY

You're awfully sensitive for a Hummer owner, but you still have their trademark hostility and inability to make a reasonable argument. You must feel like a very big man behind the wheel. Of course, if you were really a man then you'd be off in Iraq, driving a real humvee and fighting for all the oil that you insist on wasting. You're right, I'm jealous, so very jealous of your pathological inability to take responsibility for your actions. It must be very freeing.

From: Eric Richardson [mailto:erichardson@ftftech.com]
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 3:10 PM
To: Steve Jones
Subject: RE: HEY

I am in Iraq, driving a real hummer, for the Lt. Colonel, the XO for our platoon. We got mortar fire today, what did you do???? And I also have one at home. If you think the war is about oil, then you are as shallow as your comments. I hope you are as comfortable in your office chair as I am in my cot asshole. Its people like you that undermine everything we are fighting for.

Thank you,

Eric

From: Steve Jones [mailto:Steve@sfbg.com]
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 4:19 PM
To: Eric Richardson
Subject: RE: HEY

So then you're both an idiot and a liar. You aren't in Iraq, you're simply a techie with a Hummer who will be back in your cubicle at FTF Technologies on Monday. I just checked. And I'll make sure to follow up with your bosses so they know how their employees are using their company e-mail.

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Richardson [mailto:erichardson@ftftech.com]
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 3:24 PM
To: Steve Jones
Subject: RE: HEY

I was in the original desert storm. Look it up. Guys like you make me so mad for you hatred for the war and what it is for. I believe we are there to finish what we weren't able to do in 91.

PFC Eric Richardson
13 Bravo
Out of Fort Sill OCK
Cannon Crew Member

Just because I am not there now my brother is. I take personal offence to your remarks. He is there as what I described earlier. I am a patriot and a hero. And so is my brother. You are a sideline recipient of what we have provided to you. Enjoy your freedom, for free.

Thank you,

Eric

From: Steve Jones [mailto:Steve@sfbg.com]
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 4:31 PM
To: Eric Richardson
Subject: RE: HEY

Nice try, Hummer boy, but you've already proven yourself to be a liar. Good luck at work on Monday.

From: Eric Richardson [mailto:erichardson@ftftech.com]
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 3:30 PM
To: Steve Jones
Subject: RE: HEY

Ok, gl with all that. What I said is true. Maybe someday you can afford one.

Thank you,

Eric

Steve Jones wrote:
And maybe someday you'll realize how truly selfish you are, sell your Hummer, and buy a bike.

Steven T. Jones
City Editor
San Francisco Bay Guardian
(415) 487-2552