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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 09:19 PM
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92. There is often no warning!
I have been stuck waiting on the Presidential caravan. The cops kept me from leaving the parking lot for 30 minutes and then the caravan went in the other direction so the entire thing was stupid and pointless.

I'm positive that the ones kvetching about these protestors would give the President a complete pass.
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  -Occupy Chicago is marching and has effectively stalled rush hour traffic . . . wndycty  Oct-10-11 05:30 PM   #0 
  - K&R! Bookmarking!  Rhiannon12866   Oct-10-11 05:31 PM   #1 
  - YES!  snappyturtle   Oct-10-11 05:33 PM   #2 
  - Isn't it cool...?  FirstLight   Oct-10-11 05:37 PM   #3 
  - Kick for update  wndycty   Oct-10-11 05:43 PM   #4 
  - Nothing like pissing people off  greytdemocrat   Oct-10-11 05:53 PM   #5 
  - It's surely one of the most effective ways of winning over hearts and minds  slackmaster   Oct-10-11 05:53 PM   #6 
  - It's probably the only way many people will hear about the protests  csziggy   Oct-10-11 05:55 PM   #8 
  - Or soliciting their support on their way home. Just about everyone we stopped  valerief   Oct-10-11 05:56 PM   #10 
  - There's a difference from Saturday joy riders and Monday commuters....  Joe the Revelator   Oct-10-11 05:57 PM   #12 
     - Not much. All people aren't that shallow. And most of the people were in trucks, working. nt  valerief   Oct-10-11 06:04 PM   #16 
     - First, what's shallow about wanting to get home after a day of work?  Joe the Revelator   Oct-10-11 06:53 PM   #24 
        - .  Occulus   Oct-11-11 08:46 AM   #127 
     - Have you guys ever been in downtown Chicago?  girl gone mad   Oct-10-11 08:16 PM   #72 
        - What will be amusing is when traffic report sounds like mexico city's  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-11-11 08:14 AM   #121 
  - Taking people out of their comfort zone is the point of demonstrations.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Oct-10-11 08:30 PM   #75 
  - Here in Portland when we took our streets  me b zola   Oct-11-11 04:47 AM   #107 
  - My I just have to ask  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-11-11 08:15 AM   #122 
  - What better way to win the minds and hearts of productive society...  OneTenthofOnePercent   Oct-10-11 05:54 PM   #7 
  - These things happen, it is a part of life.  girl gone mad   Oct-10-11 09:07 PM   #88 
  - Obama's motorcade inconveniences people. So do parades. Big deal.  EdMaven   Oct-11-11 03:44 AM   #98 
  - In NYC, people waved and honked their support to the protesters.  sabrina 1   Oct-11-11 04:58 AM   #108 
  - I imagine many people wish that civil disobedience and social change  LanternWaste   Oct-11-11 07:13 AM   #109 
     - It doen't need to be simple & convenient... but certainly not aimed at the wrong demographic.  OneTenthofOnePercent   Oct-11-11 09:13 AM   #131 
     - We have exactly that Pretty Box - every four years, with slogans  truedelphi   Oct-11-11 02:19 PM   #138 
  - Fabulous! nt  valerief   Oct-10-11 05:55 PM   #9 
  - This seems counter productive.  Joe the Revelator   Oct-10-11 05:56 PM   #11 
  - I'll tell you what's counterproductive  Cali_Democrat   Oct-10-11 05:57 PM   #13 
  - And keeping people from their families illustrates this point?  Joe the Revelator   Oct-10-11 05:59 PM   #14 
  - The blame lies with the 1% and their enablers  Cali_Democrat   Oct-10-11 06:00 PM   #15 
  - So when a mob...who have chosen to be there...blocks traffic  Abin Sur   Oct-10-11 06:20 PM   #19 
  - Eric Cantor recently called the protesters a mob  Cali_Democrat   Oct-10-11 06:27 PM   #21 
  - And that assertion takes away from my point...how, exactly?  Abin Sur   Oct-10-11 06:51 PM   # 
  - And you're channeling someone who is thinking only with their heart and not with your mind  Joe the Revelator   Oct-10-11 06:51 PM   #23 
  - You think protests are OK, as long as they don't inconvenience anyone, which means actually you  EdMaven   Oct-11-11 03:46 AM   #100 
     - Certainly they should be allowed  Abin Sur   Oct-11-11 08:20 AM   #124 
  - That's just wrong,...it's poor optics and only hurts the cause.  Joe the Revelator   Oct-10-11 06:51 PM   #22 
  - And that's why civil disobedience against the general populace is a ridiculous strategy here.  LoZoccolo   Oct-10-11 08:00 PM   #65 
  - That actually makes as little sense  pipi_k   Oct-11-11 09:11 AM   #130 
  - Good luck Joe...  cwydro   Oct-10-11 06:54 PM   #25 
  - yes.  EdMaven   Oct-11-11 03:45 AM   #99 
  - "Wealthy oil companies" and "corporations" make up what % of people stuck in the traffic jams?  OneTenthofOnePercent   Oct-10-11 06:04 PM   #17 
  - I think you confuse "counter-productive" and "convenient."  LanternWaste   Oct-11-11 07:14 AM   #110 
  - I'd be really annoyed if on my way home  cwydro   Oct-10-11 06:08 PM   #18 
  - Exactly...  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 06:57 PM   #28 
  - So would you be so mad at a little inconvienence  socialist_n_TN   Oct-12-11 09:18 AM   #143 
  - Blocking traffic = fasted way possible to alienate people  Imajika   Oct-10-11 06:27 PM   #20 
  - God help them if  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 06:54 PM   #26 
  - Sorry asses?  Texasgal   Oct-10-11 06:55 PM   #27 
  - Yes, sorry asses  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 06:59 PM   #30 
     - Oh please.  Texasgal   Oct-10-11 07:01 PM   #33 
     - "your minor inconvenience can kiss my butt"  wndycty   Oct-10-11 07:04 PM   #35 
     - Perfect post  cwydro   Oct-10-11 07:10 PM   #39 
     - Thank you...  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 07:21 PM   #48 
     - Which is not different than the assholes on Wall Street. . .  wndycty   Oct-10-11 07:22 PM   #50 
     - You actually support it so long as it doesn't inconvenience anyone. Which means  EdMaven   Oct-11-11 03:52 AM   #101 
        - Oh, here's an idea....  pipi_k   Oct-11-11 07:53 AM   #116 
     - Plasticine priorities are very important to our flaccid contentment...  LanternWaste   Oct-11-11 07:41 AM   #113 
        - Lack of forethought and the refusal to acknowledge  pipi_k   Oct-11-11 08:12 AM   #118 
     - weird... I am on your side  Texasgal   Oct-10-11 07:24 PM   #51 
        - I countered you because you showed the same indifference to other peoples' inconvenience . . .  wndycty   Oct-10-11 07:28 PM   #53 
        - No. I don't see it.  Texasgal   Oct-10-11 07:36 PM   #57 
           - You don't get heard by acting out and pissing off those whose support you need  Joe the Revelator   Oct-10-11 07:46 PM   #59 
              - .  Occulus   Oct-11-11 08:50 AM   #128 
        - Well see, there you go...  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 07:34 PM   #56 
     - And what if you have to get home to take care  cwydro   Oct-10-11 07:09 PM   #38 
     - Yeah, Oh please...  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 07:14 PM   #42 
        - how do you think  Texasgal   Oct-10-11 07:21 PM   #47 
           - You're talking about a situation involving  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 07:29 PM   #54 
              - Whatever, I disgree.  Texasgal   Oct-10-11 07:42 PM   #58 
              - The point is, if the idea is to get people on your side, ruining their evening isn't the way to do  Joe the Revelator   Oct-10-11 07:49 PM   #60 
              - I'm not trying to "shout down people like you".  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 07:54 PM   #62 
                 - I see your point.  Texasgal   Oct-10-11 08:08 PM   #70 
                    - I didn't ask you to agree.  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 08:43 PM   #81 
              - we each should weigh which is more important  LanternWaste   Oct-11-11 08:12 AM   #117 
                 - What's not important to you  pipi_k   Oct-11-11 08:26 AM   #125 
     - Lots of selfish people out there pipi  cwydro   Oct-10-11 07:03 PM   #34 
        - I know...  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 07:18 PM   #45 
        - Kafkaesque. Do you call Obama 'selfish' when his motorcade clears the entire fucking freeway?  EdMaven   Oct-11-11 03:54 AM   #102 
           - he's not some asshole  pipi_k   Oct-11-11 08:30 AM   #126 
              - so it's not traffic jams that bother you, but protest. gotcha. that makes things clear.  EdMaven   Oct-11-11 12:05 PM   #136 
                 - No, dear...you don't  pipi_k   Oct-11-11 02:42 PM   #140 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-10-11 06:59 PM   #29 
  - LInk to the HuffPo with pictures  wndycty   Oct-10-11 06:59 PM   #31 
  - Solidarity my brothers and sisters in Chicago. nt  TBF   Oct-10-11 07:00 PM   #32 
  - Too bad they didn't block the marathon...  Phentex   Oct-10-11 07:05 PM   #36 
  - Kinda hard to block runners lol.  cwydro   Oct-10-11 07:07 PM   #37 
  - I ran in that marathon and I would have run them over. . .I worked hard for 18 weeks. . .  wndycty   Oct-10-11 07:12 PM   #40 
     - I know. You told us already...  Phentex   Oct-10-11 07:16 PM   #43 
     - Its not, not at all. I know there are many of you here at DU who can care less what I think . .  wndycty   Oct-10-11 07:19 PM   #46 
     - I figured you would be really pissed.......  KoKo   Oct-10-11 07:52 PM   #61 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-10-11 07:13 PM   #41 
  - Again, tell me how keeping working stiffs....  Joe the Revelator   Oct-10-11 07:17 PM   #44 
  - It works like this  Zanzoobar   Oct-10-11 07:21 PM   #49 
  - Then why not go farther? Jump on the hood of my car while I'm stuck in traffic...  yawnmaster   Oct-10-11 07:28 PM   #52 
  - Indeed.  joshcryer   Oct-10-11 08:03 PM   #66 
  - That's idiotic. I bet it was an Agent Provocateur who got them to do that.  Odin2005   Oct-10-11 07:29 PM   #55 
  - Don't underestimate the wisdom of the crowd. They did it on their own.  joshcryer   Oct-10-11 08:00 PM   #64 
  - There was no wisdom in this choice...at all....  Joe the Revelator   Oct-10-11 08:05 PM   #69 
  - Please. Protesters can be idiotic without help from Agents Provocateur. nt  Codeine   Oct-10-11 08:05 PM   #68 
  - African American people are marching against segregation, effectively stalling rush hour traffic.  joshcryer   Oct-10-11 08:00 PM   #63 
  - African Americans were marching against the majority....  Joe the Revelator   Oct-10-11 08:04 PM   #67 
  - A majority with the level of representation of a minority.  joshcryer   Oct-10-11 08:19 PM   #73 
  - So again, how does pissing off your 'brothers in arms' effective...what they should have done...  Joe the Revelator   Oct-10-11 08:25 PM   #74 
     - The purpose is to get noticed.  joshcryer   Oct-10-11 08:39 PM   #80 
        - People say that about my posts.  LoZoccolo   Oct-10-11 08:44 PM   #82 
        - You have a real good point, there...  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 09:16 PM   #90 
        - You're right, it has an effect, it makes the people taking party look like pithy children.  Joe the Revelator   Oct-10-11 08:48 PM   #83 
  - Are "we"? If "we" are in the majority why do "we" need to "win people to our cause"  EdMaven   Oct-11-11 03:55 AM   #103 
  - Or maybe...  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 08:31 PM   #76 
     - What if it is POTUS coming through in his limo ... traffic is blocked. You can't get to that  TBF   Oct-10-11 08:36 PM   #77 
     - Is that usually a spur of the moment thing?  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 08:52 PM   #84 
        - You "imagine" notice goes out? Have you ever lived in Washington DC? nt  TBF   Oct-10-11 08:53 PM   #85 
        - No. But anyone who has  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 09:05 PM   #87 
           - Well now that the 99% are protesting in every city you will similarly expect them  TBF   Oct-10-11 09:08 PM   #89 
           - Actually they are NOT "protesting in every city"  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 09:55 PM   #94 
              - they are in chicago, & now people know to expect it. so why are you complaining?  EdMaven   Oct-11-11 03:59 AM   #105 
                 - So that's the way it is now?  pipi_k   Oct-11-11 07:51 AM   #115 
                    - lol. yeah, it's *traffic jams* that really make life "miserable" for people. oh my, oh my.  EdMaven   Oct-11-11 12:03 PM   #135 
                       - If you are  pipi_k   Oct-11-11 02:34 PM   #139 
           - lol. so funny.  EdMaven   Oct-11-11 03:58 AM   #104 
              - Please explain  pipi_k   Oct-11-11 08:13 AM   #120 
        - There is often no warning!  girl gone mad   Oct-10-11 09:19 PM   #92 
           - As one of the kvetchers...  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 09:57 PM   #96 
              - You wouldn't consider living/working in what area?  girl gone mad   Oct-11-11 03:24 AM   #97 
                 - LOL, I guess you deserve it for living in that area.  Mariana   Oct-11-11 07:36 AM   #111 
                 - Someone mentioned DC  pipi_k   Oct-11-11 07:41 AM   #114 
     - No, I support civil disobedience, even if I disagree with the purpose.  joshcryer   Oct-10-11 08:39 PM   #79 
        - Yeah, well, it's easy enough  pipi_k   Oct-10-11 09:01 PM   #86 
           - I imagine the owners of that British tea felt just as you do. Protest should never annoy,  EdMaven   Oct-11-11 04:03 AM   #106 
              - The owners of that British tea  pipi_k   Oct-11-11 07:39 AM   #112 
                 - "Oh, what will we have to drink? They've thrown all the tea in the bay! Pish posh, such an  EdMaven   Oct-11-11 11:47 AM   #134 
  - Excellent  malaise   Oct-10-11 08:13 PM   #71 
  - Well done!  Vidar   Oct-10-11 08:39 PM   #78 
  - To everyone whining about traffic I'll just leave this article below:  white_wolf   Oct-10-11 09:17 PM   #91 
  - Teachers want rid of Rahm!  lonestarnot   Oct-10-11 09:23 PM   #93 
  - Some will undoubtedly complain about traffic  Tsiyu   Oct-10-11 09:57 PM   #95 
  - This is why the 1% is getting worried  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-11-11 08:13 AM   #119 
  - Curious, same crew was annoyed at the idea of blocking traffic  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-11-11 08:17 AM   #123 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-11-11 08:50 AM   #129 
  - Stalled rush-hour traffic? OC is just taking credit  JustABozoOnThisBus   Oct-11-11 09:17 AM   #132 
  - Wish they would stall the traffic between here and Afganistan.  deaniac21   Oct-11-11 09:17 AM   #133 
  - I remember one of the giant anti-war marches in the early 00s did this too.  Withywindle   Oct-11-11 12:35 PM   #137 
  - The anti-war protesters were the 30%, not the 99%. n/t  LoZoccolo   Oct-12-11 12:50 AM   #141 
     - But a lot of us were the same people  Withywindle   Oct-12-11 02:16 AM   #142 
        - There's a different dynamic in the two situations.  LoZoccolo   Oct-12-11 09:43 AM   #144 
           - And from a purely moral point of view...  pipi_k   Oct-12-11 09:54 AM   #145 
  - yayyyy for them...  LadyInAZ   Oct-12-11 10:02 AM   #146 
 

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