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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 09:50 PM
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Got stuck behind Obama's motorcade in Dallas today
but the police presence was SPECTACULAR!

They were everywhere--I have never seen so many in my life. They lined up over ALL of the overpasses and exit ramps.

We were behind so I didn't see anything, but was glad to see the protection.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 09:57 PM
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1. Yup, they do that in Dallas every time a Democratic president visits
Edited on Tue Oct-04-11 09:58 PM by Gman
been doing it since November 23, 1963.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 10:00 PM
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5. VP too
I got held up on the Tollway last time Biden was in town :D
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AverageJoe90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 03:42 AM
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17. A token of honor, perhaps in rememberance of JFK?
Basically, I think we have the same opinion here. =)
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 09:58 PM
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2. well, it's dallas
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 09:59 PM
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3. Good. I don't care what it costs. We need to double up for his protection,
a sad but necessary state of affairs.
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 09:59 PM
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4. no sympathy here..
this is what we have to put up with in DC on a regular basis..

but I LOVE being able to see our President...


hated being inconvinced by Bush
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 12:00 AM
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15. Remember when Bush used to race through DC with that long motorcade of SUVs
with sirens blazing? You could hear them for miles. It was horrible.

The few times I've been to DC since Obama has been in office, I haven't noticed those sirens and motorcade. Do they move him across town without sirens?
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bluedigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 10:03 PM
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6. Well, they do have some experience with that... n/t
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 10:52 PM
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7. Same thing in STL tonight - Cop cars GALORE!
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Major Nikon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 11:00 PM
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8. I saw him blast off from Love field
I heard there was some type of accident that held up the motorcade for a few minutes.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 11:06 PM
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9. We were on I-30E
at about 2:15.

There were two buses detained around Junius and small traffic bottleneck around Big Town, but other than that went smoother than I would have expected.
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Major Nikon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 11:16 PM
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11. He took off from Love about 4:15 or so
So it must have been a bit later than 2:15.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 11:38 PM
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12. No.
It was 2:15 on I-30E. I wasn't anywhere near Dallas later than that.
He was on his way to Eastfield College.

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Major Nikon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 11:46 PM
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13. I mean the traffic jam that held him up must have been later than 2:15
I was waiting to take off from Love and was originally told Obama would be leaving around 4pm. He was delayed 15 or 20 minutes due to an accident, so I was told.
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 11:07 PM
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10. Yup. When I lived in Tampa ...
Bush the Younger used to visit. Cops were EVERYWHERE!!!

I wasn't fond of G. W. Bush but I also was glad to see the protection.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 11:56 PM
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14. When Dubya came here, they blocked streets and towed cars
No warning to the residents who live in apartments with no off street parking. Dubya went to breakfast at a restaurant a gazillion miles from his hotel at 8:00 am, so his caravan drove through the heaviest rush hour traffic at the worst time. Tens of thousands of commuters were forced off major highways and late to work. And the cars that were towed were parked along a street the caravan used to get to the highway. No warning was issued to the owners who had to pay $250 to get their cars from the impound lot. It was a nightmare.

When Obama was here, they merely provided a police escort. No cars towed, no streets closed. Amazingly different.
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jbnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 03:01 AM
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16. Towed is bad enough, but fined? For being legally parked?
Can't believe they wouldn't waive those fines!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 07:16 AM
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18. It was legal to park there
The Secret Service came in at night and decided to declare the streets illegal parking zones. And they towed the cars.

Homeland Security run amok.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 07:19 AM
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19. Were there cops all over that Suppository Building?
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