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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:35 PM
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Irony Alert: "Tea Party Protesters Protest D.C. Metro Service" - bwahahaha!!!!
So they want a MORE ROBUST public transportation option!

3 guesses as to what would happen if Obama proposed a more robust public transportation option. And the first 2 don't count.

It's not his policies they hate. It's him.

:rofl:

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2009/09/16/tea-party-prot... /

"Protesters who attended Saturdays Tea Party rally in Washington found a new reason to be upset: Apparently they are unhappy with the level of service provided by the subway system.

Rep. Kevin Brady called for a government investigation into whether the government-run subway system adequately prepared for this weekends rally to protest government spending and government services.

Seriously.

The Texas Republican on Wednesday released a letter he sent to Washingtons Metro system complaining that the taxpayer-funded subway system was unable to properly transport protesters to the rally to protest government spending and expansion.

These individuals came all the way from Southeast Texas to protest the excessive spending and growing government intrusion by the 111th Congress and the new Obama administration, Brady wrote. These participants, whose tax dollars were used to create and maintain this public transit system, were frustrated and disappointed that our nations capital did not make a great effort to simply provide a basic level of transit for them. "
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:38 PM
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1. Given the demographics of the D.C., I'll bet they were disappointed with more than the Metro.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 11:39 PM by NYC_SKP
I'd love to have been a fly on the wall of their Motel 6's or camper-trucks to hear the conversations once it dawned on them how many people in DC "aren't like them".

:P
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:43 PM
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2. Heh. I've never been there, but I always assumed that there were really "2 DC's"...
And that people going to the government bldgs part wouldn't ever see the scarybrownpeople part.

Is that the case? Or is it significantly better integrated than I'm thinking?
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:46 PM
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4. It's true that the mall and surrounding buildings are mostly tourists.
And if you hang around the Rayburn building, for example, you'll run into congress critters.

But members of the service industries are largely made up of the general DC population.

But in getting into the city or just wandering around the burbs you see a kaleidoscope of nationalities and races.

And I doubt any of them were staying in the better hotels near the mall. :P
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:47 PM
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6. Ah - cool - so it's more like any large metropolitian area.
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:49 PM
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8. I think is much better integrated than
you are thinking. Also I have always found the metro to be well run with really nice people working there that don't mind helping me who really stupid about subways since we don't even have buses in the boonies here. They were very efficient for the anti-war protest and there were a hell of a lot more people than that pitiful thing they had last weekend.




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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:53 PM
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10. Gotcha - thanks!
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:50 PM
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9. You and I both know
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 11:51 PM by Tangerine LaBamba
that a number of things happened to those shitwits when they got to DC:

1. They found out there are a lot of "those people" who live here - the majority, in fact;
2. the Metro is a subway;
3. the farecard system requires a functioning brain;
4. using a farecard is very, very difficult - you need to know which way the arrow has to point (down) when you put it in that slot;
5. they didn't understand how turnstiles work;
6. the Metro maps made them cry........................................

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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:54 PM
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11. That looks pretty clear to me. And I've never been on a subway.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:03 AM
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13. Did you see the part
about needing a "functioning brain" in order to be able to navigate the system?

Well, you have one.

And, in fact, yes, it's incredibly easy to use.......................
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:03 AM
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25. Oh, but you can't blame them.
First, they're idiots. Second, out where they come from, driving is a must. There aren't even any public buses for miles and miles around.
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:58 PM
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12. "shitwits"!! I love it!!
Tangie, you've come up with another fabulous neologism!

I am smart enough to navigate from San Francisco to Berkeley using one of them automated subway fare cards. And I have also gotten around in NYC and Boston on the tube.

Do I win a prize, huh, huh!!???

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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:04 AM
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14. I can't take any credit for it -
got it from another DUer who can't remember who made it up, he's been using it that long. Spread it around, kid.

You, too, have a functioning brain. Which means you don't qualify to be a Teabagger.................. :hi:
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:16 AM
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16. I'm still stealing it - just noticed it.
:rofl:
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:21 AM
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19. Here's where it came from:
Gotta give credit where credit is due....................

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:23 AM
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20. Very nice!
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:20 AM
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18. The history of "shitwit":
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:08 AM
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15. Let's invite them to NYC for their next protest...


They'll never figure it out and get lost on their way to their hate rally :rofl:
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:19 AM
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17. Naw, you can't fool them -
they know that NYC is filled with those Muslim Jews.

No way they're going to THAT place..........................
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:13 AM
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24. Hey, they were dumb enough to have their convention here in 2004
I guess that's why they haven't come back!

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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:44 PM
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3. Ah, geez...LOL.
:nopity:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:47 PM
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5. Is that what happened to the other 1 million 430 thousand teabaggers?
They couldn't make it to the event because of "flawed" government provided, public transport?

:rofl:

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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:48 PM
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7. (snarfle)
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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:32 AM
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22. k&r nt
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angrychair Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:30 AM
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21. worthless teabaggers...
always want both ways. Texas wants to "opt out" of our fine republic but wants FEMA money to fix their cities. Teabaggers hate government spending but want to use our public mass transportation system and public restrooms and public interstate system and government paid and managed public healthcare system. Hmmm...seems they have serious lack of understanding of the word "public"
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:51 AM
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23. Just another moment demonstrating what we all know: what they're against...
is something that helps people who aren't one of THEM.

Seeing who *they* are is as easy as looking at a picture, of course.
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Mike Daniels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:21 AM
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26. Private groups that want expanded service usually pay for it out of their pockets
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 09:22 AM by Mike Daniels
Given that Mr. Brady works in Washington I would think he'd be aware of that policy and that he or another organizer would have done their leg work so that they had the required service they needed.

OTOH, I guess it's easier to freeload off a government service and then bitch when it doesn't meet your expectations.

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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:24 AM
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27. Don't they know that the Metro is socialism?
They should just pull up their bootstraps and get themselves around DC.
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Mike Daniels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:28 AM
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28. I noticed that the FReeps are avoiding this article (rare sign of self-awareness)
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 09:32 AM by Mike Daniels
I went over there just to see if they had created a thread on this and was surprised to not see it posted.

I guess the few over there with functioning brains realized the obvious hypocrisy of being anti-government services and then bitching about how said services didn't meet your expectations.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:34 PM
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31. I don't blame them - I would too.
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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:32 AM
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29. putting the onion out of business a day at a time
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:29 PM
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30. Heh indeedy.
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Jon Boston Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:18 PM
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32. Hilarious
One of the more amusing cases of cognitive dissonance I have seen in a while.
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