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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:22 AM
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Taxpayer-funded subway unable to properly transport protesters to rally to protest govt spending
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 08:26 AM by Ian David
Tea Party Protesters Protest D.C. Metro Service
* September 16, 2009, 6:52 PM ET


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.

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

Hat-tip to: http://twitter.com/Misha1234/statuses/4053633329




Rep. Kevin Brady - Total Fucking Douchebag



See also:

Amtrak Power Failure Delays Thousands to Anti-War Protests
By Jeralyn, Section War In Iraq
Posted on Sat Sep 24, 2005 at 01:04:34 PM EST

Thousands of anti-war protesters en route to D.C. from major Northeast cities were delayed for hours due to an Amtrak power failure.

In a hitch for some coming to the protest, 13 Amtrak trains running between New York and Washington were delayed for up to three hours Saturday morning for repair of overhead electrical lines. Protest organizers said that held up thousands coming to the rally.

Organizers delayed the start of the march, originally planned to begin at 12:30 p.m., to wait for protesters arriving on the Amtrak trains. There were other reports of Metro delays in northern Virginia on the Blue and Yellow lines.

Coincidence?

More:
http://www.talkleft.com/story/2005/09/24/085/82153







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dugaresa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:24 AM
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1. Irony is their middle name
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:36 AM
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2. Hahahaha! Whaa Whaa Whaa! ALL 40,000 to 60,000 weren't
accommodated? Delays?! :( And BTW, the whackadoos from SE TX don't have subways; they should be happy there was a system in place at all. Woe is them.

:cry:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:43 AM
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The private-sector taxi cabs were insufficient as well. n/t
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:42 AM
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3. Why weren't they all flying their private jets?
Imagine! Depending on someone else to transport your pasty white fanny somewhere. They should have brought their bicycles. Or walked. Or planned ahead a little better, and arrived early. But then, planning ahead is a socialist plot that implies the universe isn't tailored to these yahoos' specific personal needs.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:17 PM
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8. Cuz teh welfare kweenz took up all teh jetz and tehy culdn't get won at teh deeler!
n/t
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:43 AM
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4. The delays were probably the result of them being too dumb to use the Metro ticket machines.....
...... or trying to shove "Babykiller!" placards into the ticket slots at the automated gates.


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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:45 AM
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5. What a bunch of whiners.
If they think Saturday was bad, try the metro on a week day during morning rush hour.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:04 PM
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6. Update: GOP Rep Who Suggested Bad D.C. Metro Service Hurt 9/12 Turnout Voted Against Metro Funding
GOP Rep Who Suggested Bad D.C. Metro Service Hurt 9/12 Turnout Voted Against Metro Funding
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:16 PM
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7. Thousands...were delayed for hours due to an Amtrak power failure.
I swear I had nothing to do with it...but I wish that I did.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:05 PM
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10. The "thousands delayed" was for the anti-war protest in 2005. n/t
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:53 PM
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12. Oops. Misread.
I still had nothing to do with it.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:23 PM
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9. They are so dumb!
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:06 PM
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11. K & R for the title alone!
:kick:
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