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(My Fox DC)   Truckers trying to take credit for jamming the DC Beltway on a rainy day is like a singing bird taking credit for a sunrise   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 21
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2013-10-11 11:54:02 AM
7 votes:
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
4 votes:
Like any real hard working trucker can afford to was three days doing this.
2013-10-11 12:50:35 PM
3 votes:
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 06:50:13 PM
2 votes:
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 12:43:52 PM
2 votes:
They've been organizing this protest every day for years in Atlanta.
2013-10-11 12:43:52 PM
2 votes:
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 12:34:50 PM
2 votes:
UPDATE: Trucker demonstration to block traffic on the 495 has been postponed due to a traffic jam on the 495.
2013-10-12 07:58:59 AM
1 votes:

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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.
2013-10-11 05:23:37 PM
1 votes:
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 02:04:03 PM
1 votes:
Where's the DC sniper when you need him?
2013-10-11 01:31:00 PM
1 votes:
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/At least this guy won't be affected by the traffic.
2013-10-11 01:24:11 PM
1 votes:
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.

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2013-10-11 01:20:35 PM
1 votes:
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 01:09:10 PM
1 votes:

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 01:00:40 PM
1 votes:

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 12:50:31 PM
1 votes:

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 12:49:18 PM
1 votes:

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 12:47:24 PM
1 votes:

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 12:43:22 PM
1 votes:

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 12:35:56 PM
1 votes:

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


True dat and truest headline evar!
2013-10-11 12:17:47 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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