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    Cyburbian Planderella's avatar
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    Shut Down Interstate Rant

    The Vice President is in town for a couple of days. Since his arrival, traffic in the city has been downright horrible. Interstate was shut down completely yesterday right at the beginning of the evening rush hour. It took me twice as long to get home and needless to say, I was not a happy camper. While I understand the need for his security, I still don't understand the need for such pomp and circumstance. It's not like assassains peruse the interstates on a daily basis waiting to do a drive-by on an elected official. I honestly think that the Secret Service can get the prez or vice prez around town without anyone truly noticing. Do you REALLY pay attention to the drivers next to you?? Other than catch an occasional nose picker or someone doing Donna Summer or Barry Manilow impressions, do you really SEE the people next to you? Just needed to get this off my chest. Thanks.
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    Re: Shut Down Interstate Rant

    Originally posted by Planderella
    The Vice President is in town for a couple of days. Since his arrival, traffic in the city has been downright horrible. Interstate was shut down completely yesterday right at the beginning of the evening rush hour.
    I totally understand your frustration. When I visited Egypt in 1995, I had about two hours of free time to see the pyramids/sphinx at Giza. During that time it just so happened that Hillary and Chelsea were visiting the pyramids too. So where you would normally be able to get up close to the pyramids and even climb one of them, I had to stay a hell of a long way back. Totally made me mad... because who knows if I'll ever make it back there.

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    Man, that's Dick.................. Cheney for you.
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    UGG last time I was in NYC my flight from LaGuardia was cancelled and I had to cab it over to Newark (i.e. armpit of the east coast). Problem was, Haitian immigrants were protesting that jailhouse broomstick sodomy case and had the Holland Tunnel closed, and Al Gore's motorcase was rumbling down the freeway. It took me all friggin day to make it to the airport. Don't people realize the VP is insignificant?

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    My brother was thrown to the ground and poked with uzis for pulling into a rest area on the I-state on the way to a George Carlin show. Then VP George Bush Sr was going the other way on the other side. The SS even took their beer. Pretty scary for a couple of 17 y/o's.

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    Originally posted by TexasPlanner
    Man, that's Dick.................. Cheney for you.
    It seems most people here were inconvenienced by Slick Willie and his cohorts...
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    Re: Shut Down Interstate Rant

    Originally posted by Planderella
    It's not like assassains peruse the interstates on a daily basis waiting to do a drive-by on an elected official.
    It's true that shootings happen infrequently on the interstate. On the other hand fatality accidents happen every day. Maybe for VIP safety the other cars need to be removed.

    Sounds like the Secret Service should be lined up for pro public transit advertisements. That way they can testify about how dangerous travel by automobile is...
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