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(Townhall)   Due to sequester cuts Joe Biden will be taking the train home instead of flying. If only he had a Trans-Am he could drive instead   (townhall.com) divider line 26
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2013-03-03 04:50:28 PM
7 votes:
"But it does seem as though the White House is once again using fear-mongering and scare tactics to win a political argument."

Because the book I was advertised upon entering that site entitled "Obama's Four Horsemen" is definitely not using fear-mongering and scare tactics to win a political argument. No sir.
2013-03-03 04:36:51 PM
7 votes:
....the fear-mongering reached a new level of insane when the vice president he would no longer accept military aircraft escorts during his weekend sojourns, and instead take public transportation to save "taxpayers" money:

Joe makes an entirely sensible decision in light of the cutbacks here and is immediately accused of reaching "a new level of insane" in "fear-mongering" by the brain trust at TH?

Why is "taxpayers" in scare quotes?

Why am I even reading a Clownhall link?

/Oh right, I'm bored. NM.
2013-03-03 04:48:04 PM
4 votes:
Seems like low hanging fruit to be submitting TownHall links, same for InfoWars. Label them all as Tin Foil Hat and be done with them.
2013-03-03 05:09:54 PM
3 votes:
The explicit message is that Joe missed taking the train.  The same train he took for years.  Now he gets to take it again.

TFA's interpretation of the "implicit" message is bullsh*t.

Serves me right for clicking that link.
2013-03-03 04:55:47 PM
3 votes:
At least he can look wistfully at the toy one we sent him.
2013-03-03 04:46:24 PM
2 votes:
He can't drive home because a sitting VP is not allowed to drive.

At least, according to his interview in C&D where he lamented not being allowed to drive.
2013-03-03 04:15:27 PM
2 votes:
That is a great headline.
2013-03-03 02:52:29 PM
2 votes:
I LOL'ed at the headline.
2013-03-04 07:40:22 AM
1 votes:

Southern100: ten foiled hats: The explicit message is that Joe missed taking the train.  The same train he took for years.  Now he gets to take it again.

TFA's interpretation of the "implicit" message is bullsh*t.

Serves me right for clicking that link.

Yeah, he's said a few times he's always wanted to be able to take the train on his weekend trips home, but the SS wouldn't let him. It's only like an hour and a half by train, or something like that? Probably takes him that long to get there by plane too, with taxiing, takeoffs, landings, etc.. *Shrug*

The train probably isn't the safest way to travel for a sitting VP though, especially the way he apparently does it - going from car to car, shaking hands, etc.. probably gives his bodyguards nightmares. :)


Yeah, he's higher profile now than he used to be, but Amtrak knows him well. He rode the Washington-Wilmington train several times a week for a couple of decades when he was a high-profile member of the Senate and apparently never had the slightest problem with anyone. People like him. That doesn't eliminate the problem of some NRA stalker from Idaho buying a ticket, obviously, but I don't think Joe is the sort of person to hide in a bunker, whatever the situation.
2013-03-03 06:30:32 PM
1 votes:

germ78: Must be nice having a half-competent rail system in your fraction of the country.


This.
2013-03-03 06:25:13 PM
1 votes:
Must be nice having a half-competent rail system in your fraction of the country.
2013-03-03 06:03:15 PM
1 votes:

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: quatchi: Joe makes an entirely sensible decision

I could be wrong but it doesn't seem to me that it would be cheaper to button down security on an entire Amtrak train and at least two stations in both directions every weekend than to just fly a military route. In light of that, I'd be careful about throwing around the term "sensible decision".


Let me get this right, you think there are regularly scheduled military flights between DC and Wilmington, Delaware? Even if there are, the train is still probably cheaper.  I mean, they're already paying the secret service agents, what huge costs do you associate with securing the train?
2013-03-03 05:53:11 PM
1 votes:

karmaceutical: untaken_name: I guess he can't afford a cab, making only 231k per year, and all. Practically nothing, that is.

that is barely middle class, some days...


Wait, so top 5% of income earners (and that's just salary, not counting bennies) is middle class? In what twisted fantasy land is that even close to a joke?
2013-03-03 05:48:35 PM
1 votes:
Did they ever give the "joe the bird" money to charities? Or did some lucky farker come out like $14k richer?
2013-03-03 05:46:59 PM
1 votes:
Are we sure Townhall is not an elaborate troll ?  I mean, this is some of the dumbest stuff....
2013-03-03 05:45:02 PM
1 votes:

Southern100: The train probably isn't the safest way to travel for a sitting VP though, especially the way he apparently does it - going from car to car, shaking hands, etc.. probably gives his bodyguards nightmares. :)


www.ibabuzz.com

I think he can handle the commuters on the Amtrak

/unless he talks on the phone in the Quiet Car. Then he's going to get a beatdown
2013-03-03 05:37:45 PM
1 votes:
I guess he can't afford a cab, making only 231k per year, and all. Practically nothing, that is.
2013-03-03 05:31:54 PM
1 votes:

ten foiled hats: The explicit message is that Joe missed taking the train.  The same train he took for years.  Now he gets to take it again.

TFA's interpretation of the "implicit" message is bullsh*t.

Serves me right for clicking that link.


Yeah, he's said a few times he's always wanted to be able to take the train on his weekend trips home, but the SS wouldn't let him. It's only like an hour and a half by train, or something like that? Probably takes him that long to get there by plane too, with taxiing, takeoffs, landings, etc.. *Shrug*

The train probably isn't the safest way to travel for a sitting VP though, especially the way he apparently does it - going from car to car, shaking hands, etc.. probably gives his bodyguards nightmares. :)
2013-03-03 05:29:18 PM
1 votes:
Real Presidents and their Veeps ride horses.  It was the way the Founding Fathers intended
2013-03-03 05:22:22 PM
1 votes:

Chup: "But it does seem as though the White House is once again using fear-mongering and scare tactics to win a political argument."

Because the book I was advertised upon entering that site entitled "Obama's Four Horsemen" is definitely not using fear-mongering and scare tactics to win a political argument. No sir.


Ah, that would explain why my irony meter blew up when I clicked.

/Had it on it's lowest setting too. >.<

veedeevadeevoodee: / good one


Hey that's way faster to type than "I got nothing".

Look at you, Mr Efficiency.
2013-03-03 05:05:20 PM
1 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: Obama will be announcing that he has to ride a bicycle on his next six vacations to Hawaii instead of flying and will have to visit restaurants that give him free food just to survive. I feel your pain.


i1-news.softpedia-static.com

Tell us more about your imaginary friend, jwp.

\the guy in the pic still has more marbles than you ever will
2013-03-03 04:59:43 PM
1 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: Obama will be announcing that he has to ride a bicycle on his next six vacations to Hawaii instead of flying and will have to visit restaurants that give him free food just to survive. I feel your pain.


It's hard to survive when your expenses cannot exceed eleventy billion dollars per day.
2013-03-03 04:57:43 PM
1 votes:
Obama will be announcing that he has to ride a bicycle on his next six vacations to Hawaii instead of flying and will have to visit restaurants that give him free food just to survive. I feel your pain.
2013-03-03 04:55:35 PM
1 votes:

Triumph: I'm sure some graffiti artist along the route will give Joe the proper salute.


you must mean that group of people that moon the train
2013-03-03 04:49:58 PM
1 votes:
quatchi:

Joe makes an entirely sensible decision

www.themarketingblog.co.uk

/ good one
2013-03-03 04:15:30 PM
1 votes:
I'm sure some graffiti artist along the route will give Joe the proper salute.
 
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