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2010-01-20 09:08:04 AM
Wow, and here I was thinking only Oregon was foolish enough to have 65 mile per hour max speed limits.

/DO IT
//70 is perfectly reasonable
 
2010-01-20 09:22:08 AM
What he needs to do is start BEATING THE SHIAT OUT OF AEP FOR RAISING THEIR ELECTRICITY RATES FOR VA RESIDENTS 60% IN 2 YEARS.

Why, yes, I AM pissed off about my electricity bill that showed a 30% rate increase on the same month that we had a HUGE cold snap and I was trying to keep my pipes from freezing.

Over $300.

GOOD JOB WITH THAT DEREGULATION THERE VIRGINIA. EAT shiat AND DIE.
 
2010-01-20 10:41:59 AM
"at 70 miles per hour, people will go 90 miles per hour."

really? i drive over the speed limit, but the speed isn't correlated to the speed limit. i'm gonna go what is comfortable for that road. i'm gonna do the same if it's 55 or 75. the only reason i look at the speed limit is to know what i have to be doing when i see a cop
 
2010-01-20 10:46:41 AM
Dead for Tax Reasons: really? i drive over the speed limit, but the speed isn't correlated to the speed limit. i'm gonna go what is comfortable for that road. i'm gonna do the same if it's 55 or 75. the only reason i look at the speed limit is to know what i have to be doing when i see a cop

Or you could just follow the rules in the first place, and not have to worry about cops.
 
2010-01-20 10:58:18 AM
AntiNorm: Or you could just follow the rules in the first place, and not have to worry about cops.

You know these rules are about revenue and not safety, right?
 
2010-01-20 10:59:09 AM
Regulations are stupid. I believe in letting the Invisible Hand of the road determine the appropriate speed. It enough people die at that speed, it will lower naturally.
 
2010-01-20 11:08:32 AM
Sybarite: Regulations are stupid. I believe in letting the Invisible Hand of the road determine the appropriate speed. It enough people die at that speed, it will lower naturally.

Except for the fact that 1) there is such a thing, 2) it does precisely that.b (video, new window)
 
2010-01-20 11:11:43 AM
MasterThief: AntiNorm: Or you could just follow the rules in the first place, and not have to worry about cops.

You know these rules are about revenue and not safety, right?


Irrelevant.
 
2010-01-20 11:13:22 AM
They don't call the beltway the Suicide Ring for nothin'

I do 80 max, but that's bacause of
1. all the work thats going on has ruined the left lanes
2. as fast as I'll comfortably drive in my car.
 
2010-01-20 11:15:37 AM
I may actually like this governor instead of the previous asshole that called himself Tim Kaine.

He was a royal asshole who crapped on the poor people and the rich alike.

What a douche.

GO NEW GUY GO!
 
2010-01-20 11:19:31 AM
"at 70 miles per hour, people will go 90 miles per hour."

But they were doing 90 when it was 65 anyway... so what's the difference?

Granted, if you're in VA on any of the main highways anywhere near rush hour (5am-10am, 2pm-8pm) you're not going faster than maybe 25 miles per hour on a good day anyway... So all this talk of speed limits is really just a formality.

/so glad I don't live in northern VA
 
2010-01-20 11:20:12 AM
Talon: "at 70 miles per hour, people will go 90 miles per hour."

But they were doing 90 when it was 65 anyway... so what's the difference?

Granted, if you're in VA on any of the main highways anywhere near rush hour (5am-10am, 2pm-8pm) you're not going faster than maybe 25 miles per hour on a good day anyway... So all this talk of speed limits is really just a formality.

/so glad I don't live in northern VA


To clarify:

In VA at 3 AM everyone is doing 90.
In VA at 6 PM everyone is doing 25.
 
2010-01-20 11:25:39 AM
Virginia is nothing but one stinking radar trap anyways. I couldn't stand driving through that state.
 
2010-01-20 11:26:00 AM
Dead for Tax Reasons: "at 70 miles per hour, people will go 90 miles per hour."

really? i drive over the speed limit, but the speed isn't correlated to the speed limit. i'm gonna go what is comfortable for that road. i'm gonna do the same if it's 55 or 75. the only reason i look at the speed limit is to know what i have to be doing when i see a cop


I've driven 90 in Virginia. It was uneventful. Would have been better if that farking police state would let me have my radar detector. And what's with state-owned liquor stores? There are South American dictatorships with better civil rights records than Virginia.
 
2010-01-20 11:26:26 AM
I'll be happy when I-95 south of Fredericksburg is 70, especially the Richmond bypass. There's still no cure for the Beltway on Sunday afternoon, though.
 
2010-01-20 11:27:38 AM
AntiNorm: Dead for Tax Reasons: really? i drive over the speed limit, but the speed isn't correlated to the speed limit. i'm gonna go what is comfortable for that road. i'm gonna do the same if it's 55 or 75. the only reason i look at the speed limit is to know what i have to be doing when i see a cop

Or you could just follow the rules in the first place, and not have to worry about cops.


But then you have to worry about the taigaters.
 
2010-01-20 11:29:34 AM
Next..death penalty for people who exit right from the left most lane......
 
2010-01-20 11:30:03 AM
In rural areas? Who gives a flying fark? The high-traffic areas are the ones that would benefit from a speed limit increase.
 
2010-01-20 11:30:12 AM
This is one of those campaign promises that will cost plenty of money (new signs, smaller fines) but won't change anything.
 
2010-01-20 11:30:45 AM
Meanwhile, across the Potomac, Montgomery County MD is lowering its speed
limits to 20, and putting speed cameras every 50 yards along every road.
 
2010-01-20 11:31:27 AM
fuzzwell: I may actually like this governor instead of the previous asshole that called himself Tim Kaine.

He was a royal asshole who crapped on the poor people and the rich alike.

What a douche.

GO NEW GUY GO!


What makes you think he's no longer an asshole?
You don't get rid of that kind of stink overnight.
The Tuesday night orgies will be missed but he's still an asshole.
 
2010-01-20 11:31:27 AM
fuzzwell: I may actually like this governor instead of the previous asshole that called himself Tim Kaine.

He was a royal asshole who crapped on the poor people and the rich alike.

What a douche.

GO NEW GUY GO!


You realize he's a fundie asshole and acolyte of Pat "Haiti made a pact with the devil" Robertson, right?
 
2010-01-20 11:31:55 AM
AntiNorm: Or you could just follow the rules in the first place, and not have to worry about cops.

I bet you're a blast to hang out with.
 
2010-01-20 11:32:26 AM
I'm glad that Bob "Keep Em in the Kitchen" McDonnell is tackling the tough issues first.
 
2010-01-20 11:33:15 AM
filth:And what's with state-owned liquor stores? There are South American dictatorships with better civil rights records than Virginia.

The state owned liquor stores are weird, but you can buy wine in grocery stores. I grew up in a state where everything harder than very weak beer was sold in a liquor store, so being able to buy wine in a grocery store just blows my mind and is awesome.

Virginia also is very friendly to gun owners. It's not all bad here.

The up to $3,000 for a speeding ticket is a bit much, though. I'm never going to have to pay it because I don't drive 20 over the speed limit, but I still think it's a bit much.
 
2010-01-20 11:34:35 AM
As a speeder, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2010-01-20 11:35:15 AM
Uh-oh. There goes his federal highway money.
 
2010-01-20 11:35:31 AM
never odd or even: I bet you're a blast to hang out with.

Or maybe, like me, he just gets to see what a "blast" it is to drive daily around the aggressively driving scum in Virginia. I used to repeat all the crap about traffic enforcement being all about revenue, etc, and I never thought I'd change my mind. But Virginia drivers changed my mind, and now I think I'm supportive of anything that will nail more of them.
 
2010-01-20 11:35:45 AM
woohoo!

do it.
 
2010-01-20 11:35:54 AM
12349876: But then you have to worry about the taigaters.

1) Get in right lane
2) Set cruise control for speed limit
3a) Don't get frustrated by having to try to pass every five minutes
3b) Save fuel something something

\Sorry, it appears a college yoga class let out
\\And they all decided to come to the coffee shop in their yoga pants
 
2010-01-20 11:35:57 AM
xiaodown: What he needs to do is start BEATING THE SHIAT OUT OF...EAT shiat AND DIE.

Decaf
 
2010-01-20 11:36:24 AM
filth: And what's with state-owned liquor stores? There are South American dictatorships with better civil rights records than Virginia.

Considering how strapped we are for cash these days I think McDonnell is being short sighted in his proposal to sell the liquor stores. The prices are controlled the (supposedly) the profits made go directly into the state budget. This plan is good for a quick buck but then what?

/ABC keeps pretty good hours and bars are always open so I never saw the state liquor store to be a bad thing
 
2010-01-20 11:36:31 AM
Mnemia: You realize he's a fundie asshole and acolyte of Pat "Haiti made a pact with the devil" Robertson, right?

You are whats wrong with America. Who gives a shiat as long as he makes good policy.
 
2010-01-20 11:36:49 AM
Fuggin Bizzy: Uh-oh. There goes his federal highway money.

If so, oh well. It's just another example of Republican "fiscal responsibility". Who cares if the books are balanced? It'll all work out in the end, right?
 
2010-01-20 11:36:50 AM
Texas driveways have higher speed limits than Virginia interstate and major state highways,
 
2010-01-20 11:37:22 AM
Mnemia: You realize he's a fundie asshole and acolyte of Pat "Haiti made a pact with the devil" Robertson, right?

One of a handful of reasons why I didn't vote for him.
 
2010-01-20 11:38:52 AM
Roukzeptea23:
"being able to buy wine in a grocery store just blows my mind and is awesome."

Come to Iowa. We can buy hard liquor in grocery stores. Very convenient. Not sure if it makes up for living in Iowa though.
 
2010-01-20 11:39:29 AM
phansen: Roukzeptea23:
"being able to buy wine in a grocery store just blows my mind and is awesome."

Come to Iowa. We can buy hard liquor in grocery stores. Very convenient. Not sure if it makes up for living in Iowa though.


Same with WV (everclear in the grocery store FTW!)
 
2010-01-20 11:39:39 AM
AntiNorm: MasterThief: AntiNorm: Or you could just follow the rules in the first place, and not have to worry about cops.

You know these rules are about revenue and not safety, right?

Irrelevant.


You leave the tag on the mattress too?
 
2010-01-20 11:40:18 AM
KatjaMouse: Considering how strapped we are for cash these days I think McDonnell is being short sighted in his proposal to sell the liquor stores. The prices are controlled the (supposedly) the profits made go directly into the state budget. This plan is good for a quick buck but then what?

/ABC keeps pretty good hours and bars are always open so I never saw the state liquor store to be a bad thing


I agree. It's a typical short-sighted, politician-hatched idea. "Let's fix our short-term budget problems (that were caused by our short-sighted tax policies in the first place) by selling off one of our most lucrative assets to private corporations!" I'm guessing the "deal" will also include a state-granted monopoly for the corporate buyers, and corrupt kickbacks in perpetuity to keep it that way.
 
2010-01-20 11:40:33 AM
Thats an 827: Texas driveways have higher speed limits than Virginia interstate and major state highways,

But Texas State Troopers will pull you over LITERALLY once you cross into Texas from Oklahoma and are doing 70 (limit in OK) in a 60 (limit in TX, IIRC). This guy was perched at the border, waiting for someone to break the speed limit that you couldn't see.

Most bullshiat ticket ever.
 
2010-01-20 11:41:21 AM
12349876: AntiNorm: Dead for Tax Reasons: really? i drive over the speed limit, but the speed isn't correlated to the speed limit. i'm gonna go what is comfortable for that road. i'm gonna do the same if it's 55 or 75. the only reason i look at the speed limit is to know what i have to be doing when i see a cop

Or you could just follow the rules in the first place, and not have to worry about cops.

But then you have to worry about the taigaters.


I've only rarely ever had a problem with tailgaters on the freeways, especially if I stay out of the left lane except when passing.

On the few occasions I do, I usually either just take my foot off the gas and wait to see how long it takes them to figure out that I'm not going to play their game.
 
2010-01-20 11:42:08 AM
As long as the roads are well maintained and designed for that kind of speed, it shouldn't be any problem at all. NC has several 70mph stretches of interstates, on I-40, I-85 and I-77, and while the traffic does speed up some it doesn't take off at 90mph. There's always some asshats out there, though, that drive recklessly, and they'll do it whether the road is 65 or 70mph.

/btw, 75mph+ in NC is reckless driving
//so is 15mph over the speed limit
///you were warned
 
2010-01-20 11:42:16 AM
phansen: Roukzeptea23:
"being able to buy wine in a grocery store just blows my mind and is awesome."

Come to Iowa. We can buy hard liquor in grocery stores. Very convenient. Not sure if it makes up for living in Iowa though.


In Wisconsin, you can buy hard liquor at gas stations.
 
2010-01-20 11:42:16 AM
Mnemia: Fuggin Bizzy: Uh-oh. There goes his federal highway money.

If so, oh well. It's just another example of Republican "fiscal responsibility". Who cares if the books are balanced? It'll all work out in the end, right?


As opposed to imposing unconstitutional reckless driving fines, ridiculously high property taxes, and closing rest stops causing truck driving accidents? That's ok though the books are balanced...
 
2010-01-20 11:42:29 AM
Where are the environmentalists...Global Warming. Government condoning driving faster? Not cutting pollution by slowing people down for better fuel consumption.

OMG GW must be dead or something. No one seems to care anymore.
What about the Polar Bears. That glacier in Norway?

Shudder...
 
2010-01-20 11:42:44 AM
Maybe Fundie McHairdo ain't so bad after all. Well, until he establishes MOV lanes--"Marriage Occupancy Vehicles." And only the man can drive. Oh wait, that might not be such a bad thing...
 
2010-01-20 11:43:21 AM
netcentric: Where are the environmentalists...Global Warming. Government condoning driving faster? Not cutting pollution by slowing people down for better fuel consumption.

OMG GW must be dead or something. No one seems to care anymore.
What about the Polar Bears. That glacier in Norway?

Shudder...


Fuel consumption is a matter of gearing, not necessarily speed. . .
 
2010-01-20 11:44:02 AM
Look at the bright side: Rasing the limit will mean new signs will have to be made, and that creates jobs!
 
2010-01-20 11:44:27 AM
bstud: You are whats wrong with America. Who gives a shiat as long as he makes good policy.

I give a shiat, because it's extremely strong evidence that he WON'T make good policy. It's proof that he's either a delusional retard (if he actually believes that crap) or a sociopathic power monger (if he doesn't and is actually just claiming to in order to manipulate people). Retard or power-hungery; neither is good.

Furthermore, I haven't seen much "good policy" proposed by Taliban Bob yet. I've seen a good bit of bad policy proposals (like the liquor store selloff), though.
 
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