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2013-10-11 11:54:02 AM
I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.
 
2013-10-11 12:10:21 PM
Like any real hard working trucker can afford to was three days doing this.
 
2013-10-11 12:17:47 PM
I knew I was smart to put up my "DISCOUNT METH OUTLET" tent on 270 today.

Now my biggest decision is which eye gets the monocle and my biggest worry is when will my Veyron be modified to be top-hat-accessible.
 
2013-10-11 12:19:16 PM
Looks like every other day in D.C.
Link
 
2013-10-11 12:32:33 PM
By all means, tow trucks will love the business.
 
2013-10-11 12:32:42 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.


Sometimes, I just love you.
 
2013-10-11 12:34:08 PM
Pete and re-Pete submitted a link. Pete got greenlit. Who is left?
 
2013-10-11 12:34:50 PM
UPDATE: Trucker demonstration to block traffic on the 495 has been postponed due to a traffic jam on the 495.
 
2013-10-11 12:35:28 PM
DC has the worst traffic in the first world.
 
2013-10-11 12:35:56 PM

duffblue: DC has the worst traffic in the first world.


True dat and truest headline evar!
 
2013-10-11 12:37:08 PM

Darth_Lukecash: Like any real hard working trucker can afford to was three days doing this.


It doesn't take three days. And frankly there are more then enough trucks in the area to get 100+ doing this. But Pocket Ninja snark is right on, how the hell could you tell?

lockers: By all means, tow trucks will love the business.


There are very few tow trucks that have the ability to pull a tractor trailer.
 
2013-10-11 12:37:59 PM
In a place where sunlight can slow traffic to a crawl...

/Good riddance, Nova hellhole.
 
2013-10-11 12:39:20 PM
Because ... CONSTITUTION!111!!!!!1!!
 
2013-10-11 12:41:47 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.


Looking at google traffic maps, it appears another group is trying to coop your idea and got an early start.
 
2013-10-11 12:41:58 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.


I'm with you on this! I'm planning the same thing today for the stretch of I-5 between Olympia and Seattle, Washington and everyone's just going to idle in their cars until midnight. I'm hoping the turnout will be good.
 
2013-10-11 12:42:00 PM
lockers: By all means, tow trucks will love the business.

There are very few tow trucks that have the ability to pull a tractor trailer.


They only have to pull them to the side of the road so traffic can clear. Meanwhile these brave patriots can rot in jail over night while the trucks get impounded.
 
2013-10-11 12:43:16 PM

duffblue: DC has the worst traffic in the first world.


Obviously you've never been in southern California, the 5, 110 or 405 are parking lots all the time.  Heck any of the LA area freeways/roads blow goats.  30 minutes to go 15 miles is normal.  2 hours to go 20 miles was a standard for me going from West Hollywood to East LA.

My friend who lived in Virginia and commuted into DC said the big problem is the lack of roads into/out of DC.  In LA there's plenty of options but they all suck.
 
2013-10-11 12:43:22 PM

impaler: UPDATE: Trucker demonstration to block traffic on the 495 has been postponed due to a traffic jam on the 495.


Know how I know you're from the West coast?
 
2013-10-11 12:43:52 PM
be a good spot for the DOT to roll out about 100 mobile scales and start pulling all these assholes over and go through their truck and books with a microscope.
 
2013-10-11 12:43:52 PM
They've been organizing this protest every day for years in Atlanta.
 
2013-10-11 12:44:10 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.


And I'll take care of outbound 66 near Nutley! Maybe one of my buddies can wreck his shiatbox into the jersey wall like he does every Friday anyway...
 
2013-10-11 12:44:43 PM

Darth_Lukecash: Like any real hard working trucker can afford to was three days doing this.


It's an event organized by independent (read: otherwise unemployable) truckers
 
2013-10-11 12:45:18 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: There are very few tow trucks that have the ability to pull a tractor trailer.


Just takes one bulldozer or front-end loader to shove them or roll them sideways off the highway. The truckers can salvage the hulks when they're out of jail.
 
2013-10-11 12:45:32 PM

Rhino_man: impaler: UPDATE: Trucker demonstration to block traffic on the 495 has been postponed due to a traffic jam on the 495.

Know how I know you're from the West coast?


West coast of the Mississippi. But here we call it "shore."
 
2013-10-11 12:46:13 PM
FWIW, I think reports are that thirty (30) trucks are currently maintaining traffic flow in this protest of "thousands."  In other words, except for the horns (I heard maybe eight of them go by near US50 and the Beltway an hour or so ago), you'd be hard-pressed to tell them apart from the rest of traffic.

And it's still raining, so there's that.
 
2013-10-11 12:47:24 PM

pockypimp: duffblue: DC has the worst traffic in the first world.

Obviously you've never been in southern California, the 5, 110 or 405 are parking lots all the time.  Heck any of the LA area freeways/roads blow goats.  30 minutes to go 15 miles is normal.  2 hours to go 20 miles was a standard for me going from West Hollywood to East LA.

My friend who lived in Virginia and commuted into DC said the big problem is the lack of roads into/out of DC.  In LA there's plenty of options but they all suck.


I said the first world.
 
2013-10-11 12:48:48 PM
On its website, the group lists several demands, including that President Barack Obama resign immediately, that the debt ceiling not be raised and that National Security Agency surveillance of communications be ceased. The group is also complaining about low wages and rising fuel costs.
 
2013-10-11 12:49:18 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.


Alright, you've got that stretch of the Beltway covered, me and my crew will take 95 south.
 
2013-10-11 12:50:31 PM

pockypimp: duffblue: DC has the worst traffic in the first world.

Obviously you've never been in southern California, the 5, 110 or 405 are parking lots all the time.  Heck any of the LA area freeways/roads blow goats.  30 minutes to go 15 miles is normal.  2 hours to go 20 miles was a standard for me going from West Hollywood to East LA.

My friend who lived in Virginia and commuted into DC said the big problem is the lack of roads into/out of DC.  In LA there's plenty of options but they all suck.


New York drivers laughs at your so called traffic as it takes one hour to traverse the 2 miles between NY/NJ virtually every rush hour.
 
2013-10-11 12:50:35 PM
So a very small fringe group of people who don't represent the views of the majority are trying to shut things down, and ruin things for a lot of people? Sounds about right.
 
2013-10-11 12:52:56 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.


Seems like the 495 is a magnet for these protests going back a long ways. Why, I remember one time, heading back to NY after a meeting in Covington, thinking that I'd be able to miss rush hour if I passed by DC before 4pm. After going maybe one mile in an hour's time, I ended up going for early dinner at a mall in Tyson's Corner and then shopping till rush hour ended.

Now that I think about it, maybe it's just all a conspiracy designed to boost business just off the exits...
 
2013-10-11 12:54:04 PM
Stop trying to make "Ride for the Constitution" happen...it's not going to happen.
 
2013-10-11 12:54:33 PM
Pocket Ninja and Mr Coffee Nerves bringin' the funny as per usual.
 
2013-10-11 12:57:02 PM

TheTurtle: FWIW, I think reports are that thirty (30) trucks are currently maintaining traffic flow in this protest of "thousands."  In other words, except for the horns (I heard maybe eight of them go by near US50 and the Beltway an hour or so ago), you'd be hard-pressed to tell them apart from the rest of traffic.

And it's still raining, so there's that.


Well, It's good to see you're holding it together amongst the stress.

OMG, the strain of it all.
 
2013-10-11 12:57:59 PM

pockypimp: duffblue: DC has the worst traffic in the first world.

Obviously you've never been in southern California, the 5, 110 or 405 are parking lots all the time.  Heck any of the LA area freeways/roads blow goats.  30 minutes to go 15 miles is normal.  2 hours to go 20 miles was a standard for me going from West Hollywood to East LA.

My friend who lived in Virginia and commuted into DC said the big problem is the lack of roads into/out of DC.  In LA there's plenty of options but they all suck.


/\ THIS /\
 
2013-10-11 12:58:10 PM
OK, to all you LA and NY drivers saying you have worse traffic than DC:

The D.C. region's traffic is worse than chronically choked L.A., San Francisco and New York, the report says.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/New-Report-DC-Really-Does-Ha ve -the-Worst-Traffic-in-the-US-189744731.html

We also have the worst drivers in the US:
http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-us-drivers-are-in-washington-dc -2 013-8

Advantage: DC
If you can call that an advantage
 
2013-10-11 01:00:40 PM

Walker: OK, to all you LA and NY drivers saying you have worse traffic than DC:

The D.C. region's traffic is worse than chronically choked L.A., San Francisco and New York, the report says.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/New-Report-DC-Really-Does-Ha ve -the-Worst-Traffic-in-the-US-189744731.html

We also have the worst drivers in the US:
http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-us-drivers-are-in-washington-dc -2 013-8

Advantage: DC
If you can call that an advantage


How can DC have the worst drivers in the US? DC isn't even part of this country.
 
2013-10-11 01:00:45 PM
some truck driving music for all you 'protesters'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZSBrM2SybY
 
2013-10-11 01:03:12 PM
You know who else like to jam things?

d2nh4f9cbhlobh.cloudfront.net
 
2013-10-11 01:03:16 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.


As a former resident of the area (Fredericksburg with many contracts as far as DC), I applaud your snark.
 
2013-10-11 01:05:00 PM

pockypimp: duffblue: DC has the worst traffic in the first world.

Obviously you've never been in southern California, the 5, 110 or 405 are parking lots all the time.  Heck any of the LA area freeways/roads blow goats.  30 minutes to go 15 miles is normal.  2 hours to go 20 miles was a standard for me going from West Hollywood to East LA.

My friend who lived in Virginia and commuted into DC said the big problem is the lack of roads into/out of DC.  In LA there's plenty of options but they all suck.


I used to work in the Shirlington Gateway building just inside the beltway.  It was 10 miles,door to door from my townhouse and was a 45 min drive every day.  Your friend is right.  There's very few major roads that actually go into DC, so when you have an 8 lane highway dumping onto a 4 lane highway, it's gets pretty shiatty.
 
2013-10-11 01:05:42 PM

Lydia_C: Tyson's Corner


There's your problem.
 
2013-10-11 01:05:49 PM
On its website, the group lists several demands, including that President Barack Obama resign immediately, that the debt ceiling not be raised and that National Security Agency surveillance of communications be ceased.

Why am I not surprised?
 
2013-10-11 01:06:06 PM
If these people are protesting the federal government shouldn't they be avoiding the interstate?

Also I'm sure the best way to get people to agree with your viewpoint is to make an already crappy commute even worse.
 
2013-10-11 01:07:44 PM

TheTurtle: Pocket Ninja: I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.

And I'll take care of outbound 66 near Nutley! Maybe one of my buddies can wreck his shiatbox into the jersey wall like he does every Friday anyway...


You both made my day. I'm so glad that I drive the light side of the Legion Bridge during rush hours. Otherwise I'd have to leave my office about 3 every day!
 
2013-10-11 01:09:10 PM

medius: Walker: OK, to all you LA and NY drivers saying you have worse traffic than DC:

The D.C. region's traffic is worse than chronically choked L.A., San Francisco and New York, the report says.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/New-Report-DC-Really-Does-Ha ve -the-Worst-Traffic-in-the-US-189744731.html

We also have the worst drivers in the US:
http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-us-drivers-are-in-washington-dc -2 013-8

Advantage: DC
If you can call that an advantage

How can DC have the worst drivers in the US? DC isn't even part of this country.


Because nobody in DC is actually from DC.  They get the worst drivers from all over the country
 
2013-10-11 01:09:19 PM

rummonkey: Pocket Ninja: I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.

As a former resident of the area (Fredericksburg with many contracts as far as DC), I applaud your snark.


You poor man. I wouldn't wish the Fredericksburg to DC and DC to Fredericksburg commute on my worst enemy. Rarely do it, maybe twice a year, but did it one Friday night and it took 4 hours. No accidents at all. Just traffic. Google maps says it should be a 53 minute drive. Even left at 3pm. Next time try 2pm I guess.
 
2013-10-11 01:10:09 PM
May not look very different during rush hour, but I can guarantee you that if you are one of those smart enough to get on the Beltway normally outside of rush hour, I imagine you'll be feeling that pain this weekend too.
 
2013-10-11 01:14:41 PM
media.trb.com
 
2013-10-11 01:18:10 PM

The Slush: medius: Walker: OK, to all you LA and NY drivers saying you have worse traffic than DC:

The D.C. region's traffic is worse than chronically choked L.A., San Francisco and New York, the report says.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/New-Report-DC-Really-Does-Ha ve -the-Worst-Traffic-in-the-US-189744731.html

We also have the worst drivers in the US:
http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-us-drivers-are-in-washington-dc -2 013-8

Advantage: DC
If you can call that an advantage

How can DC have the worst drivers in the US? DC isn't even part of this country.

Because nobody in DC is actually from DC.  They get the worst drivers from all over the country



DROxINxTHExWIND would like a word with you...
 
2013-10-11 01:18:53 PM
I commute every day from Rockville to somewhere past Dulles. I-270 to 495 to I-66 - and then back again. There's really only one bridge over the Potomac I can take, so there aren't really any alternate routes. Yesterday: one hour and 45 minutes. Today: one hour and 15 minutes.

So much for screwing up traffic on the Beltway. It was much better today, actually. The thing is, these yahoos don't seem to realize that the betway is completely farked traffic every day of the school year, and quite a few over the summer too. Trying to screw up traffic on it is like pissing into an ocean of piss. Yeah, you added 0.0000001% more piss... congrats, loser.
 
2013-10-11 01:20:05 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: The Slush: medius: Walker: OK, to all you LA and NY drivers saying you have worse traffic than DC:

The D.C. region's traffic is worse than chronically choked L.A., San Francisco and New York, the report says.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/New-Report-DC-Really-Does-Ha ve -the-Worst-Traffic-in-the-US-189744731.html

We also have the worst drivers in the US:
http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-us-drivers-are-in-washington-dc -2 013-8

Advantage: DC
If you can call that an advantage

How can DC have the worst drivers in the US? DC isn't even part of this country.

Because nobody in DC is actually from DC.  They get the worst drivers from all over the country


DROxINxTHExWIND would like a word with you...


Yeah, yeah.  Don't pretend you don't know exactly what I mean, though
 
2013-10-11 01:20:35 PM
This reminds me of the silly idea of truckers boycotting California over the new smog rules. Yes, it'll hurt California short-term, but any truckers who participate long-term, since all Chinese goods come through CA and more than half of America's food supply. Someone else will step up while they'll be unemployed and blacklisted.

pockypimp: duffblue: DC has the worst traffic in the first world.

Obviously you've never been in southern California, the 5, 110 or 405 are parking lots all the time.  Heck any of the LA area freeways/roads blow goats.  30 minutes to go 15 miles is normal.  2 hours to go 20 miles was a standard for me going from West Hollywood to East LA.

My friend who lived in Virginia and commuted into DC said the big problem is the lack of roads into/out of DC.  In LA there's plenty of options but they all suck.


While LA is the only place I know where you can be gridlocked on the freeway at 3 am on a Saturday or Sunday morning (anywhere within 5-6 miles of Hollywood) with no roadwork or accidents, on average the traffic there is remarkably good compared to DC. DC just falls over and dies between 6 am and 8 pm every day, all day. Also, LA drivers actually can drive, despite the occasional idiot and accident, as long as you don't expect anyone to use their turn signals; DC drivers appear to be having nonstop seizures on the road all the time.

DC infrastructure is more like San Francisco's, woefully underbuilt and the same problems with day commuters, only with several times the people.
 
2013-10-11 01:22:30 PM

pockypimp: duffblue: DC has the worst traffic in the first world.

Obviously you've never been in southern California Beijing

.

We're done.
 
2013-10-11 01:24:11 PM
Obviously none of you sit in Atlanta traffic on a regular basis.  These teatards protest on I-285 every afternoon.  I hate them with a fiery passion.  This is what my commute home looks like today because of them.

waga.images.worldnow.com
 
2013-10-11 01:24:21 PM

nathanjr: If these people are protesting the federal government shouldn't they be avoiding the interstate?


Maybe it's intentional irony: "We're going to mess up something the government did right to prove our point that the government never does anything right!"  Or maybe they're just emulating their heroes in the House as best they can.

*SMASH*!  *SMASH*!   *SMASH*!   "See, I told you it didn't work!"
 
2013-10-11 01:26:52 PM
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net

They can never stay together for too long anyway.
 
2013-10-11 01:27:40 PM

mongbiohazard: So much for screwing up traffic on the Beltway. It was much better today, actually. The thing is, these yahoos don't seem to realize that the betway is completely farked traffic every day of the school year, and quite a few over the summer too. Trying to screw up traffic on it is like pissing into an ocean of piss. Yeah, you added 0.0000001% more piss... congrats, loser.


I can hear the commercial now:  "New, improved Pissbrew!  Now with more piss!"
 
2013-10-11 01:27:59 PM
On its website, the group lists several demands, including that President Barack Obama resign immediately

From a bunch of clowns who voted for a cowboy costume,,,twice.
 
2013-10-11 01:28:01 PM
So another normal traffic day in DC.
 
2013-10-11 01:28:21 PM
On its website, the group lists several demands, including that President Barack Obama resign immediately,

Oh-kaaaaayyy....

that the debt ceiling not be raised and that National Security Agency surveillance of communications be ceased. The group is also complaining about low wages and rising fuel costs.

Yeah, and the Plutocrat Party will be real helpful about low wages and rising fuel costs.
 
2013-10-11 01:30:44 PM

Walker: OK, to all you LA and NY drivers saying you have worse traffic than DC:

The D.C. region's traffic is worse than chronically choked L.A., San Francisco and New York, the report says.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/New-Report-DC-Really-Does-Ha ve -the-Worst-Traffic-in-the-US-189744731.html


Your data is old, here's the current running 12 months from Inrix: http://scorecard.inrix.com/scorecard/
For those who don't want to click:
1. Los Angeles
2. Honolulu
3. San Francisco
4. Austin
5. New York
6. Bridgeport
7. San Jose
8. Seattle
9. Boston
10. Washington D.C.
11. Miami
12. Chicago
13. Portland OR
14. Philadelphia
15. San Diego
16. Minneapolis
17. Houston
18. Baltimore
19. Tampa
20. Atlanta
21. Denver
22. Dallas
23. Virginia Beach
24. New Haven
25. Charlotte

In addition NY and LA have 4 each in the top 10 of most congested US Corridors based on 2012: http://scorecard.inrix.com/scorecard/uscorridors.asp
Riverside and Chicago are the other 2 in the top 10.  And trust me nobody in LA considers Riverside as part of LA.
 
2013-10-11 01:31:00 PM
img.fark.net

/At least this guy won't be affected by the traffic.
 
2013-10-11 01:35:09 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.


Classic.
 
2013-10-11 01:35:25 PM

TheTurtle: Pocket Ninja: I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.

And I'll take care of outbound 66 near Nutley! Maybe one of my buddies can wreck his shiatbox into the jersey wall like he does every Friday anyway...


I have a group organized to handle I294 from O'Hare, south onto 80/94 east, stretching into Northwest Indiana (about a solid 80 mile stretch). Stay strong, people. We can make a difference.
 
2013-10-11 01:35:39 PM
I'm sure more LA area Farkers would be replying but they're probably all stuck in traffic still.  Honolulu Farkers will be reading this around 5pm EST when they get to work.
 
2013-10-11 01:37:09 PM

togaman2k: Obviously none of you sit in Atlanta traffic on a regular basis.  These teatards protest on I-285 every afternoon.  I hate them with a fiery passion.  This is what my commute home looks like today because of them.

[waga.images.worldnow.com image 640x360]


You guys south of the border all have guns and clearly don't mind using them.

Why is it, again, that right wing attention whores get away with so much disruptive bullshiat?

Oh, right, they're the nuts who think it's okay to shoot people.
 
2013-10-11 01:39:11 PM

pockypimp: Walker: OK, to all you LA and NY drivers saying you have worse traffic than DC:

The D.C. region's traffic is worse than chronically choked L.A., San Francisco and New York, the report says.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/New-Report-DC-Really-Does-Ha ve -the-Worst-Traffic-in-the-US-189744731.html

Your data is old, here's the current running 12 months from Inrix: http://scorecard.inrix.com/scorecard/
For those who don't want to click:
1. Los Angeles
2. Honolulu
3. San Francisco
4. Austin
5. New York
6. Bridgeport
7. San Jose
8. Seattle
9. Boston
10. Washington D.C.
11. Miami
12. Chicago
13. Portland OR
14. Philadelphia
15. San Diego
16. Minneapolis
17. Houston
18. Baltimore
19. Tampa
20. Atlanta
21. Denver
22. Dallas
23. Virginia Beach
24. New Haven
25. Charlotte

In addition NY and LA have 4 each in the top 10 of most congested US Corridors based on 2012: http://scorecard.inrix.com/scorecard/uscorridors.asp
Riverside and Chicago are the other 2 in the top 10.  And trust me nobody in LA considers Riverside as part of LA.


That data is ridiculous. Honolulu has the second worst traffic in the country? Worst traffic than DC? Really? GTFO
 
2013-10-11 01:41:22 PM
Honolulu is a lot like DC.  There's something like 1 highway that goes around the island.  It's been years since I've been there but their rush hour was like an afternoon drive in LA.
 
2013-10-11 01:44:26 PM

The Slush: DROxINxTHExWIND: The Slush: medius: Walker: OK, to all you LA and NY drivers saying you have worse traffic than DC:

The D.C. region's traffic is worse than chronically choked L.A., San Francisco and New York, the report says.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/New-Report-DC-Really-Does-Ha ve -the-Worst-Traffic-in-the-US-189744731.html

We also have the worst drivers in the US:
http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-us-drivers-are-in-washington-dc -2 013-8

Advantage: DC
If you can call that an advantage

How can DC have the worst drivers in the US? DC isn't even part of this country.

Because nobody in DC is actually from DC.  They get the worst drivers from all over the country


DROxINxTHExWIND would like a word with you...

Yeah, yeah.  Don't pretend you don't know exactly what I mean, though



*hangs head*

Yeah, I do.
 
2013-10-11 01:48:51 PM
I just started commuting from Baltimore to Ashburn, VA.

/Getting a kick &c.......
 
2013-10-11 01:49:34 PM
And when these assholes take someone's life because an ambulance couldn't get through I'm sure they'll feel more then vindicated.
 
2013-10-11 01:50:19 PM
I didn't know about this until I got into work this morning, my commute part of the Beltway to 95 N. I had a semi stop in the middle lane at one point and then pull over to the shoulder. Almost every large truck was driving around 30 miles an hour, which is slow even for the downpour that was occurring at the same time.

Couple that with the idiot drivers around here who can't stay off their phones, or the illegals afraid to get a ticket, and it turned 18 miles into an hour slog.

I didn't see a single police vehicle.
 
2013-10-11 01:55:39 PM

ddam: [wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net image 480x301]

They can never stay together for too long anyway.


And once we break up, we are never, ever getting back together,
 
2013-10-11 01:56:34 PM
Well the rain seems to be screwing up traffic enough, because lord knows it never rains in DC ever. Just imagine if it snowed here.

Funny thing is this group is protesting the govt and blocking roads, but they are pissing off your average Joes that are just going to work at their non governemnt jobs and not making any new fans.
 
2013-10-11 01:58:11 PM

Calypsocookie: And when these assholes take someone's life because an ambulance couldn't get through I'm sure they'll feel more then vindicated.


Their stated plan was to block 3 lanes out of four lanes so emergency vehicles could get through using the 4th lane.  Though I have a suspicion that if they DID slow 3 out of 4 lanes down to 15 mph for hours on end, the 4th lane probably wouldn't continue to progress at the speed it would on days this protest wasn't going on.
 
2013-10-11 02:04:03 PM
Where's the DC sniper when you need him?
 
2013-10-11 02:05:36 PM
Pfffttt...they do this every day in Nashville.
/Wake me when they come up with something original.
//Like I said on the original post, you can't get 3 truckers to agree on anything.
/// Hey look! Slashies!
 
2013-10-11 02:06:16 PM

ciberido: Calypsocookie: And when these assholes take someone's life because an ambulance couldn't get through I'm sure they'll feel more then vindicated.

Their stated plan was to block 3 lanes out of four lanes so emergency vehicles could get through using the 4th lane.  Though I have a suspicion that if they DID slow 3 out of 4 lanes down to 15 mph for hours on end, the 4th lane probably wouldn't continue to progress at the speed it would on days this protest wasn't going on.


They already blocked and slowed 4 lanes at one point early this morning, but cops pulled them over and let them off with a warning
 
2013-10-11 02:07:39 PM
Looking more at the Inrix site for their "world" stats.  By "world" they mean North America and Europe.  Los Angeles is number 3 behind Bruxelles (Brussels?) and Antwerpen (Antwerp?).  Honolulu and SF make 7 and 8.

As far as who Intrix is, according to their "Who we are" they're a traffic analysis company that sells data to just about everybody it seems.
 
2013-10-11 02:10:33 PM
I lived in DC twice over the past five years, for eight months each time (working on the inauguration). I solved the traffic problem pretty easily. Rented an apartment in Capitol Hill, left my car parked, and rode a bicycle. On Mass Ave or 8th street east, a bike is actually faster than a car. Just drove on rainy days. I can attest that they're the worst drivers in the world, but when your commute is 15 to 20 minutes, it's not such a big deal.
 
2013-10-11 02:12:18 PM

The Slush: ciberido: Calypsocookie: And when these assholes take someone's life because an ambulance couldn't get through I'm sure they'll feel more then vindicated.

Their stated plan was to block 3 lanes out of four lanes so emergency vehicles could get through using the 4th lane.  Though I have a suspicion that if they DID slow 3 out of 4 lanes down to 15 mph for hours on end, the 4th lane probably wouldn't continue to progress at the speed it would on days this protest wasn't going on.

They already blocked and slowed 4 lanes at one point early this morning, but cops pulled them over and let them off with a warning


And that appears to be the end of it. They got 30 truckers to participate, which sounds about right. Truckers often aren't educated, but most of them aren't stupid.
 
2013-10-11 02:13:43 PM

pockypimp: Honolulu is a lot like DC.  There's something like 1 highway that goes around the island.  It's been years since I've been there but their rush hour was like an afternoon drive in LA.


Yeah they finally made it go all the way around Oahu. Other than that it was a lot of passes, tunnels, etc. Way too many people on that one island. On the Big Island the new highways look spectacular and empty.

People not shutting off their turn signals, driving 35 in the left lane, etc. doesn't help either. On the plus side, you can get around the entire island without needing to hit a freeway if you wanted to. Once they get the super ferry going it may help alleviate some congestion as people can get off Oahu. I hope they eventually put in a superstructure to link the islands in my lifetime.
 
2013-10-11 02:16:33 PM
LA traffic is bad?

/Leaves work in Bethesda on Friday at 3:30pm, arrives home in Mt. Airy, 40 miles away, at 5:30pm.

Accident or inclement weather?  That'll be 6:30, maybe 7.
 
2013-10-11 02:17:05 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.


I'll be there with 11 long haired friends of Jesus in a chartreuse mini bus.
 
2013-10-11 02:17:42 PM

mbillips: The Slush: ciberido: Calypsocookie: And when these assholes take someone's life because an ambulance couldn't get through I'm sure they'll feel more then vindicated.

Their stated plan was to block 3 lanes out of four lanes so emergency vehicles could get through using the 4th lane.  Though I have a suspicion that if they DID slow 3 out of 4 lanes down to 15 mph for hours on end, the 4th lane probably wouldn't continue to progress at the speed it would on days this protest wasn't going on.

They already blocked and slowed 4 lanes at one point early this morning, but cops pulled them over and let them off with a warning

And that appears to be the end of it. They got 30 truckers to participate, which sounds about right. Truckers often aren't educated, but most of them aren't stupid.


No shiat. CDL hits are a big one and truckers don't like their revenue messed with. A simple CDL parking violation/missed station/extra hour of run time can cost you your normal license as well as they don't separate the commercial from non. You also don't want to get the truck messed with/impounded as the owners you are running for will get a might miffed if your ass-hattery costs them anything even thought they are the ones telling you to keep a second log book etc...
 
2013-10-11 02:18:12 PM

mbillips: I lived in DC twice over the past five years, for eight months each time (working on the inauguration). I solved the traffic problem pretty easily. Rented an apartment in Capitol Hill, left my car parked, and rode a bicycle. On Mass Ave or 8th street east, a bike is actually faster than a car. Just drove on rainy days. I can attest that they're the worst drivers in the world, but when your commute is 15 to 20 minutes, it's not such a big deal.


That's how you do it.  My last 2 years there I rented an apartment right across the street from my company's office in Rosslyn.  Commute wasn't worth the headache
 
2013-10-11 02:22:16 PM

OhioUGrad: Where's the DC sniper when you need him?


Dead and buried.
 
2013-10-11 02:27:10 PM
ReverendJynxed:  I hope they eventually put in a superstructure to link the islands in my lifetime.

Bets on they doing that before or after they finish the 710 up to Pasadena here in LA?
 
2013-10-11 02:29:12 PM
Two hours to make the drive between Wheaton and Bailey's Crossroads was a good day 20 years ago. Nice to see nothing much has changed.

/shakes tiny fist at the Cabin John bridge
 
2013-10-11 02:40:12 PM
Good old truckers, going on strike at one of the slowest times of the year for freight.

You're not going to affect anyone, the market is flooded right now with trucks begging for freight.

Next time a little strategy goes a long way.
 
2013-10-11 02:42:30 PM
They seem to be taking the Critical Mass route and just piss off everyone. I am glad my commute went nowhere near these morons, just from beautiful Germantown to Hanover bleh.
 
2013-10-11 02:43:28 PM

SuburbanCowboy: So a very small fringe group of people who don't represent the views of the majority are trying to shut things down, and ruin things for a lot of people? Sounds about right.


It's what Republicans do.
 
2013-10-11 02:43:47 PM

groppet: Well the rain seems to be screwing up traffic enough, because lord knows it never rains in DC ever. Just imagine if it snowed here.

Funny thing is this group is protesting the govt and blocking roads, but they are pissing off your average Joes that are just going to work at their non governemnt jobs and not making any new fans.


DC Traffic gets screwed up if it's too sunny, for chrissakes. This place is insane.
 
2013-10-11 02:44:09 PM
Huh... That actually did happen today?

didn't notice.
 
2013-10-11 02:58:37 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: In a place where sunlight can slow traffic to a crawl...

/Good riddance, Nova hellhole.


He's not kidding at all, folks.
 
2013-10-11 03:01:13 PM
Is it perverse that I really wish that Pocket Ninja were there with a CB radio tuned to channel 19?
 
2013-10-11 03:03:34 PM
Well, ok, it *IS* perverse, but justified.
 
2013-10-11 03:05:34 PM

maxheck: Is it perverse that I really wish that Pocket Ninja were there with a CB radio tuned to channel 19?


Oh, that would be epic.
 
2013-10-11 03:16:41 PM

The Slush: medius: Walker: OK, to all you LA and NY drivers saying you have worse traffic than DC:

The D.C. region's traffic is worse than chronically choked L.A., San Francisco and New York, the report says.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/New-Report-DC-Really-Does-Ha ve -the-Worst-Traffic-in-the-US-189744731.html

We also have the worst drivers in the US:
http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-us-drivers-are-in-washington-dc -2 013-8

Advantage: DC
If you can call that an advantage

How can DC have the worst drivers in the US? DC isn't even part of this country.

Because nobody in DC is actually from DC.  They get the worst drivers from all over the country

world

FTFY; there are an awful lot of diplomatic/consular plates in the mix as well.
 
2013-10-11 03:19:31 PM
Cause we got a little ol' convoy 
Rockin' through the night. 
Yeah, we got a little ol' convoy, 
Ain't she a beautiful sight?
 
2013-10-11 03:25:01 PM

TheTurtle: Pocket Ninja: I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.

And I'll take care of outbound 66 near Nutley! Maybe one of my buddies can wreck his shiatbox into the jersey wall like he does every Friday anyway...


I'll handle 28 North between the Toll Road and the Ashburn left exit at about 4:15. With any luck, we'll be able to shut down the Metro region all at once!
 
2013-10-11 03:27:38 PM

foxyshadis: DC infrastructure is more like San Francisco's, woefully underbuilt and the same problems with day commuters, only with several times the people.


Do they also have the issue where all the poor people live 30-40 miles (or more.  Roommate has a couple of coworkers from Fairfield working in Mountain View) from work and there's no mass transit connecting one part of the region (East Bay/ Central Valley) to the part where the jobs are (Silicon Valley), so everyone comes down over the same 2 mountain passes to go into the same 2 bridges (Combined total lanes in each direction: 6), and that backs up for AGES.

/Look, if you have major congestion issues in the mountain pass, you need to add more lanes or more mass transit.  There's no feasible way to go around.  At least in Michigan, when 696 backed up, I could say "Screw it" and get on 12 mile.  And when 12 mile backed up, I could say screw it and get on 13 mile, and when 13 mile was blocked up (very rare.  It was usually at least LOS B or C), I could duck down and get on 10 mile or 9 mile.  Very nice grid, lots of alternate routes and side roads.  Mountain passes and bridges screw that all up, and you need to build for that.
 
2013-10-11 03:49:19 PM
shanrick:

Cause we got a little ol' convoy
Rockin' through the night.
Yeah, we got a little ol' convoy,
Ain't she a beautiful sight?


Fun fact:

Ray Stevens, *other* novelty song writer of the '70's, the guy who wrote "The Streak" and "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival..."

He now writes very forced Teabaggie-themed novelty songs.It is so very sad.
 
2013-10-11 03:51:18 PM

Land Ark: TheTurtle: Pocket Ninja: I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.

And I'll take care of outbound 66 near Nutley! Maybe one of my buddies can wreck his shiatbox into the jersey wall like he does every Friday anyway...

I'll handle 28 North between the Toll Road and the Ashburn left exit at about 4:15. With any luck, we'll be able to shut down the Metro region all at once!


Here in about a half an hour, I'll take 66E from US15 to the Beltway, then 495S from 66 to Gallows Rd!
 
2013-10-11 03:55:07 PM

Rhino_man: impaler: UPDATE: Trucker demonstration to block traffic on the 495 has been postponed due to a traffic jam on the 495.

Know how I know you're from the West coast?


Southern Cal. Us northerners don't use the for our highway discussions.
 
2013-10-11 03:58:54 PM
I'm rooting for the Truckers For the Constitution who want to drop Congressional salaries to the minimum wage until a budget is passed, ignoring the 27th amendment.
 
2013-10-11 04:14:18 PM

The Slush: mbillips: I lived in DC twice over the past five years, for eight months each time (working on the inauguration). I solved the traffic problem pretty easily. Rented an apartment in Capitol Hill, left my car parked, and rode a bicycle. On Mass Ave or 8th street east, a bike is actually faster than a car. Just drove on rainy days. I can attest that they're the worst drivers in the world, but when your commute is 15 to 20 minutes, it's not such a big deal.

That's how you do it.  My last 2 years there I rented an apartment right across the street from my company's office in Rosslyn.  Commute wasn't worth the headache


Wish I had that option, but I don't. My wife lives 4 blocks from our house in Rockville and I work out past Dulles Airport. One of us is going to have to slog through a tough commute.

I would love to find a new job, but the sequester made that hard this year and this shutdown is making it impossible - and bullshiat until the next election will probably fark with our area in the months to come too. I'm still going to be looking... but I'm not holding my breath I'll be finding anything any time soon.
 
2013-10-11 04:17:38 PM
How to troll Channel 19:

Easy one:

"Hey! You know why Mack trucks have a bulldog facing forward on the hood?"

"no, why?"

"That's so one asshole can spend the whole day looking at another one."

I can't take credit for this one, but if you ever want to hear what 10,000 watts of incoherent rage sounds like...

"Why is it awl you truckers tawk like you got a peter stuck in your mouf?"
 
2013-10-11 04:18:19 PM
My beltway is blocked. Then again, I did kinda overdo it on the cheese consumption yesterday.
 
2013-10-11 04:25:26 PM
TFA: "On its website, the group lists several demands, including that President Barack Obama resign immediately..."

Another non-partisan movement - like the Tea Party
 
2013-10-11 04:28:42 PM

meyerkev: Do they also have the issue where all the poor people live 30-40 miles (or more. Roommate has a couple of coworkers from Fairfield working in Mountain View) from work and there's no mass transit connecting one part of the region (East Bay/ Central Valley) to the part where the jobs are (Silicon Valley), so everyone comes down over the same 2 mountain passes to go into the same 2 bridges (Combined total lanes in each direction: 6), and that backs up for AGES.


Yep. The bridges are a huge source of congestion in DC, since it's basically built between the meeting of two large rivers, Potomac and Anacostia. They take the place of the mountain ranges. Like SF itself, lots of the poor people live there and in a neighboring city (Oakland/Baltimore), but everyone with a decent paying job lives as far away as possible, as only the truly rich can afford to live in the nice parts.

I guess you could make a comparison between Arlington and Silicon Valley, but that's stretching it.

saturn badger: Rhino_man: impaler: UPDATE: Trucker demonstration to block traffic on the 495 has been postponed due to a traffic jam on the 495.

Know how I know you're from the West coast?

Southern Cal. Us northerners don't use the for our highway discussions.


Indeed. The rest of us would say I-this or I-that.
 
2013-10-11 04:40:38 PM

ciberido: mongbiohazard: So much for screwing up traffic on the Beltway. It was much better today, actually. The thing is, these yahoos don't seem to realize that the betway is completely farked traffic every day of the school year, and quite a few over the summer too. Trying to screw up traffic on it is like pissing into an ocean of piss. Yeah, you added 0.0000001% more piss... congrats, loser.

I can hear the commercial now:  "New, improved Pissbrew!  Now with more piss!"


www.original-gamer.com

/Click for the actual commercial...
 
2013-10-11 04:42:28 PM

RobSeace: ciberido: mongbiohazard: So much for screwing up traffic on the Beltway. It was much better today, actually. The thing is, these yahoos don't seem to realize that the betway is completely farked traffic every day of the school year, and quite a few over the summer too. Trying to screw up traffic on it is like pissing into an ocean of piss. Yeah, you added 0.0000001% more piss... congrats, loser.

I can hear the commercial now:  "New, improved Pissbrew!  Now with more piss!"

[www.original-gamer.com image 500x250]

/Click for the actual commercial...


Oh, and I should warn: NSFW...
 
2013-10-11 04:45:56 PM

TheTurtle: FWIW, I think reports are that thirty (30) trucks are currently maintaining traffic flow in this protest of "thousands."  In other words, except for the horns (I heard maybe eight of them go by near US50 and the Beltway an hour or so ago), you'd be hard-pressed to tell them apart from the rest of traffic.

And it's still raining, so there's that.


Apparently truckers that were attempting to slow traffic were pulled over by the police and told to cut that shiat out and be on their way.

/Traffic was better today than it was yesterday
 
2013-10-11 04:49:47 PM

mongbiohazard: My wife lives 4 blocks from our house in Rockville


She should move closer to where she lives.
 
2013-10-11 04:56:57 PM
saturn badger:

mongbiohazard: My wife lives 4 blocks from our house in Rockville

She should move closer to where she lives.


I'm picturing Mrs. Hazard showing up every night in her pajamas with toothbrush in hand. "Hello. I just walked 4 blocks."
 
2013-10-11 05:02:35 PM

saturn badger: Rhino_man: impaler: UPDATE: Trucker demonstration to block traffic on the 495 has been postponed due to a traffic jam on the 495.

Know how I know you're from the West coast?

Southern Cal. Us northerners don't use the for our highway discussions.


Neither do those of us from the land of cotton and college football. We use the number alone, or (if there's a possibility of confusion) the letter I.
 
2013-10-11 05:08:21 PM

groppet: They seem to be taking the Critical Mass route and just piss off everyone. I am glad my commute went nowhere near these morons, just from beautiful Germantown to Hanover bleh.


Mentioning Critical Mass got me thinking.  It could have been worse.  They could have been on a motherf---ing bike (nsfw).
 
2013-10-11 05:09:23 PM
is like a singing bird taking credit for a sunrise

www.soundonsight.org
 
2013-10-11 05:09:35 PM

maxheck: saturn badger:

mongbiohazard: My wife lives 4 blocks from our house in Rockville

She should move closer to where she lives.

I'm picturing Mrs. Hazard showing up every night in her pajamas with toothbrush in hand. "Hello. I just walked 4 blocks."


I got a good chuckle from both those comments. I meant works. Her job is close enough to walk to, and she makes more than I do so we're not moving.

I used to have a job only about 5 minutes from our house, but then my old company sold off my division to my new company, so here I am...
 
2013-10-11 05:23:37 PM
So let's sort this out. 30 truckers attempted to subvert the democratic process, destroy the world economy, and dismantle America's security apparatus by attempting to slow DC drivers' already terrible commute to an even slower speed.
 
2013-10-11 06:02:10 PM
So, you're going to use  federally funded public roads to "protest". On a Friday. At the major commute time. It took me 1 1/2 hours to go from Belvoir to Triangle. I just got home. The only thing you're doing is pissing people off and after sitting in a car on I-95 with a full bladder for a farking hour and a half I would've gotten out of my car and beat your farktarded asses myself. Guess what, the only thing commuters want to do is GET HOME. They couldn't give a shait less about your "protest".
 
2013-10-11 06:15:30 PM

medius: On its website, the group lists several demands, including that President Barack Obama resign immediately


Look, I like Joe Biden as much as the next dude, but even I don't have much of a hard-on for President Biden. But apparently that's exactly what this Convoy wants.

The complaint about low wages is the real shocker to me. Are you serious? Nobody's gonna help you there, buddy. That's the invisible hand of the free market at work.

And I don't get the pissing match about who has the "worst" traffic. Beyond a certain threshold, it really doesn't matter. You're just at the bottom of the pit scraping by. The Top X Worst Traffic Zones are all Equally Worst.
 
2013-10-11 06:37:45 PM

casual disregard: And I don't get the pissing match about who has the "worst" traffic. Beyond a certain threshold, it really doesn't matter. You're just at the bottom of the pit scraping by. The Top X Worst Traffic Zones are all Equally Worst.


This.

There are 3 levels of traffic:

1) What traffic?  You might have a bad intersection or bottleneck here and there, but the system isn't completely farked (See: Most mid-sized cities)
2) I can avoid the traffic and rush hour lasts maybe an hour.  A good example of this is the Detroit metro and the mile road grid.  If 696 is screwed up (and it is), then I get on 12 mile.  If 12 mile is screwed up (ditto), I get on 13 mile or 10 mile.
3) I can't move.  There is no way to avoid the traffic and I might as well just sit here as it takes me 75 minutes to get from the Golden Gate Bridge to 280.

I've lived in Detroit (1 to 2 depending on your local freeway), SF (3), Seattle (3), and Boston(3).  I'm half-considering trying to move back to Detroit at some point just to avoid the traffic BS.

/Honestly, if they'd just fix the mountain passes (transit or car, I'm not picky.  I'd prefer car because they're the gateways to Tahoe and the rest of California which you need a car to get to.), put some light rail across the bridges, finish BART through SJ, and fix a couple of the stupider weave areas, SF metro *could* have passable traffic (Namely, rush hour ends before 7:00) and then you'd just take the mass transit into SF proper.
 
2013-10-11 06:50:13 PM
How about they start by paying a fair share of taxes for Federal Highways, then we can talk about their outlanding demands.

Problem with the Tea Party is they imagine that every program other than the ones that directly benefit them are unnecessary and the rest are funded by magic fairy dust.
 
2013-10-11 07:46:55 PM

Land Ark: TheTurtle: Pocket Ninja: I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.

And I'll take care of outbound 66 near Nutley! Maybe one of my buddies can wreck his shiatbox into the jersey wall like he does every Friday anyway...

I'll handle 28 North between the Toll Road and the Ashburn left exit at about 4:15. With any luck, we'll be able to shut down the Metro region all at once!


Overpass at Pacific.. overpass at LCP.    No worries.   It's worth the tax hike.
 
2013-10-11 10:11:47 PM

maxheck: saturn badger:
mongbiohazard: My wife lives 4 blocks from our house in Rockville
She should move closer to where she lives.
I'm picturing Mrs. Hazard showing up every night in her pajamas with toothbrush in hand. "Hello. I just walked 4 blocks."


Why would she have to say that? He knows her, right? This is very confusing.

He should probably just go pick her up. It might be cold.
 
2013-10-11 10:39:34 PM
If the prez resigned everything there was a traffice jam in DC then....
 
2013-10-11 11:53:28 PM
"Don't get into things they don't understand."

I do believe he should take his own advisafyin'.
 
2013-10-12 03:18:06 AM
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2013-10-12 07:58:59 AM

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and anybody who voted for him, and their entire family, and friends, realatives, neighbors, dogs cats,


The thoughts of a trucker after 10 Red Bulls and a few fist fulls of speed.
 
2013-10-12 08:58:26 AM
The crazy wingnuts always have another plan to fall back on. The Citizens Grand Jury are going to the Whitehouse to arrest the President on Nov19.
 
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