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Why the '2 Million Bikers to DC' Ride is Honorable, Yet a Horrible Idea
In the Capital ^ | 09/11/2013 | Anthony Sodd

Posted on 09/11/2013 9:20:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Several thousand bikers are set to descend on the District today as part of a ride meant to honor those who died on September 11th, 2001, despite not being granted a request for a no-stop permit and police escorts. The group behind the ride, called 2 Million Bikers to D.C., requested police escorts and to have several streets around the District blocked so that they could ride through red lights and pedestrian crossings. They were, however, denied their requests by the National Park Service and the Metropolitan Police-- which has caused outrage on Twitter and some blogs.

September 11th has evolved into a day to show patriotism and honor those who were killed, which is a good thing. It is a genuinely positive sign that a group of Americans want to get together to show their love of country and countrymen. In many ways these guys embody the very best of the American spirit.

Yet, while their intentions may have been laudable, you have to think about the practical implications of what they requested. For one thing, police escorts are expensive and there are only so many police officers. Given the heightened security the area always receives on September 11th, you can't expect police to be keen on wasting valuable manpower to escort some Harleys flying American flags on a Tour de D.C.

Then there's the implications such a parade would have on traffic itself. The organizers of the ride want police to close the Memorial Bridge and Constitution Avenue... on a Wednesday. That would mean closing one of the busiest bridges into downtown, along with a major thoroughfare through the city at the height of business hours. That's just not a good idea for anyone.

At any rate, the bikers are vowing to come anyway, though they're bound to experience the same horrible traffic congestion that everybody else has to endure. They're slated to leave a Harley dealership south of the city at 11 a.m. and assuming they're taking a direct route, they should be in the middle of the National Mall by 11:30 a.m. The group has not disclosed its route though, ostensibly to make sure police have to stay on their toes.

While I'm glad that a group of bikers want to show their patriotism, it seems like their doing it in the worst of ways. Washington's traffic is bad enough as it is, and they're not doing anybody a favor by making it worse. But what is most concerning is their seeming lack of respect for the hard job our police force already has to do to keep us safe.

At the end of the day I love that they want to come and show their respect, but perhaps instead of coming on Harleys, logistically at least, it would be better if they came via Metro.



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2millionbikers; 911dcbikers; anthonysodd; bikers; dc; freedomtoassemble; freespeech; muslims; saudicontroledus; soddoff
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1 posted on 09/11/2013 9:20:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Metro - hahahahah!


2 posted on 09/11/2013 9:21:11 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: SeekAndFind

Add Sodd to a target list? Funny he fails to mention the Muslims and their permit.


3 posted on 09/11/2013 9:22:19 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: SeekAndFind

And the Muzzies? Is that somehow a better idea? (we all know the answer)


4 posted on 09/11/2013 9:23:17 AM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: SeekAndFind

but not a word about that deliberately provocative “million” moslem march to celebrate 9/11. With that defiant mentality, someday we will be forced to fight them right here in America.


5 posted on 09/11/2013 9:23:20 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If the media thinks it’s a bad idea it’s got to be good.


6 posted on 09/11/2013 9:23:44 AM PDT by South40
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s GOOD to have the streets of Washington DC at an impasse. They have created an IMPASSE in the great fruited planes. They are doing us all a favor. Washington DC culture IS the problem.


7 posted on 09/11/2013 9:24:13 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: SeekAndFind

Several thousand bikers
******
First three words betray the author’s bia. More like tens of thousands.


8 posted on 09/11/2013 9:24:17 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: wrencher

Muslims wouldn’t commit terrorist acts, would they?


9 posted on 09/11/2013 9:24:45 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: rovenstinez

Sounds like it could turn into the “Bonus Army Mk II”


10 posted on 09/11/2013 9:25:01 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

“Several thousand bikers are set to descend on the District today”

ROFLOL

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3065144/posts


11 posted on 09/11/2013 9:25:03 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SeekAndFind

Fine, deny the permits. Make them stop at lights. Listen to those pipes longer,,,,, square.


12 posted on 09/11/2013 9:25:31 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: SeekAndFind
While I'm glad that a group of bikers want to show their patriotism, it seems like their doing it in the worst of ways. Washington's traffic is bad enough as it is, and they're not doing anybody a favor by making it worse. But what is most concerning is their seeming lack of respect for the hard job our police force already has to do to keep us safe.

So says the metrosexual who wrote the whiny article and who is also likely an Obamabot. Any word on what this guy wrote about the Muslim march and how it inconvenienced him? Didn't think so. Any word from this goof regarding what regular working people suffer when the Barry Obama circus rolls into town? Didn't think so.

13 posted on 09/11/2013 9:26:38 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Clueless idiot.


14 posted on 09/11/2013 9:26:47 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think they’re doing the right thing. Bravo. Wish I was there.


15 posted on 09/11/2013 9:27:47 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: rovenstinez

Washington DC culture IS the problem.

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Yes, its one of systematic theft from the people and obsession with power to subjugate them. Both parties and in for the ride.


16 posted on 09/11/2013 9:27:56 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: SeekAndFind

“While I’m glad that a group of bikers want to show their patriotism ....”

No, you are not glad. That’s a lie.


17 posted on 09/11/2013 9:28:19 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is silly. By his logic, there should never be any kind of special event in the D.C. area, because that increases traffic congestion for the people who are there all the time.

Too bad, turkey. If you don’t like traffic jams, move to Muskogee.


18 posted on 09/11/2013 9:29:38 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice when I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: SeekAndFind

There are a few good folks living in DC. But for the most part, we’re talking about politicians, government workers, mobsters, kleptocrats, welfare cheats, and hangers on, so it doesn’t bother me very much of they are inconvenienced for a day or so.

Tough. They should have given them a permit, like they gave the Muzzies who are there to celebrate 9/11.


19 posted on 09/11/2013 9:30:33 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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I can imaging when MLK gave his “I Have a Dream” speech, the traffic had to be horrible....I don’t think you saw the press complaining about it.


20 posted on 09/11/2013 9:31:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Clogging up D.C. is a time honored American tradition, this clown needs to read a little history.

Freedom is messy, deal with it.

Go Bikers!

As for the writer: Up yours!


21 posted on 09/11/2013 9:31:57 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey...Anthony Sodd....KMA...

Probably a faggot to boot....


22 posted on 09/11/2013 9:32:11 AM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: SeekAndFind
Some people would kick if you hanged 'em with a new rope.

/johnny

23 posted on 09/11/2013 9:32:47 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SeekAndFind
How is this any different than the many "Critical Mass" bicycle events that pop up in cities on Friday afternoons?

-PJ

24 posted on 09/11/2013 9:33:56 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Popman

RE: Hey...Anthony Sodd....KMA...

As the Brits would say, SODD it.


25 posted on 09/11/2013 9:34:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Is patriotism passe ?
Not among these folks !
They dont just " talk the talk,
they walk the walk (or ride their hogs)"
at great personal sacrifice (financial ,social, geographical,physical )

I am reminded of a quote: "ALL THIS FOR A FLAG ? "
Yes , for those that served , for those who died, for all those who survived ..
But mostly for reverence .. , memories .. ,.. and HONOR !

Something that this adminstration does not understand !

26 posted on 09/11/2013 9:34:39 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Ever aware of his sorry place in History, POS Chief Executive Order Giver, B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, only last night in a major speech to America and the World, said the following:

“WHEN DICTATORS CREATE ATROCITIES, THEY DEPEND UPON THE WORLD TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY.”

BTW, B. Hussein, we are Americans, and we are looking to hold YOU accountable for YOUR Benghazi atrocity!

IMPEACH OBAMA !

REMEMBER BENGHAZI !


27 posted on 09/11/2013 9:36:40 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
.. and neither does the author of this article understand the word " HONOR " !
28 posted on 09/11/2013 9:37:10 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: SeekAndFind

If this drives him crazy...seeing hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers descend on Washington in the dead of winter for the anniversary of Roe v. Wade must send him to bed for days with the vapors.

That reminds me...I need to fill out my registration for the March for Life before the church reaches its quota on bus seats.


29 posted on 09/11/2013 9:37:30 AM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Would it be okay if all of the bikers looked like Obama’s sons, if he had any?


30 posted on 09/11/2013 9:39:46 AM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

But what is most concerning is their seeming lack of respect for the hard job our police force already has to do to keep us safe.....Good cripple that cesspool, shut down government and were all better off. Enter by Metro? Give the f’ng Unions more money. Is this from a socialist website?


31 posted on 09/11/2013 9:40:12 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Look, Braindead dude........Millions of American bikers pay income and many other taxes that Obama then gives out as freebies or handouts to useless Americans, who would rather stay home and smoke weed or dope or drink alcohol every day!!! Don’t lecture us on the high cost of of Washington, DC police contolling a biker ride through DC for one day!!!


32 posted on 09/11/2013 9:41:08 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: dfwgator

It’s important to have the right kind of people exercising their free-speech rights. Otherwise, the wrong kind of people say stuff.


33 posted on 09/11/2013 9:41:51 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: SeekAndFind

We the People are so inconvenient to political hacks.


34 posted on 09/11/2013 9:42:09 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
I am reminded of a quote: "ALL THIS FOR A FLAG ? "

Let's not forget who actually whispered it, and who nodded in agremeent...



Watch it at half speed here
35 posted on 09/11/2013 9:43:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They decided to do what they’re told. They are not driving inside the beltway...


According to local outlet WTOP-RADIO, it appears the bikers may not be actually entering the capital as a massive group.

They reportedly will not go into D.C. as a large group.

“There are so many motorcycles that trying to go through Washington, D.C., would not have worked,” Eric Zern, a ride organizer from Hagerstown, MD, told the station.

Instead, the station says the group will travel one time on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway from Prince George’s County to Montgomery County and then into Virginia. They’ll then return to where they started, the Harley Davidson story in Fort Washington, MD.

However, individual riders can decide if they’d like to divert themselves into D.C.


Scroll down about 3/4:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/09/11/video-motorcycles-rumble-through-on-the-way-to-d-c-for-911-rally/


36 posted on 09/11/2013 9:45:15 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Two million bikers brawling with a million muslims. That would be interesting to see to say the least! I wouldn’t put your money on the muslims if I were you.


37 posted on 09/11/2013 9:48:07 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Safetgiver

You mean the metro unuion workers that all wore obummer pins and badges at work while during the election. . .and allowing obummer voter registration tables to be set-up on metro property inside stations. . .and the metro “leadership” that refused to take action when confronted with proof of their partisan behavior of the employees while on metro property and while operating metro trains. . .nah. . can’t be them.


38 posted on 09/11/2013 9:49:50 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: SeekAndFind

The Police could have escorted these bikers through town and had them out in a couple of hours. Instead they will be scattered all over town and screwing up traffic most of the day.

Stupid not to escort them through town.


39 posted on 09/11/2013 9:53:19 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sod off, Sodd.


40 posted on 09/11/2013 9:54:33 AM PDT by kiltie65
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To: SeekAndFind

The cams Iam watching are not showing much of a turnout and it is 1 pm there.


41 posted on 09/11/2013 9:55:55 AM PDT by Bullpine
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To: SeekAndFind
They were, however, denied their requests by the National Park Service and the Metropolitan Police

It's time to start recognize the communists influence in America. Right now there is nothing in the Federal Government that is not communists or communists control. Sad! DC is as rotten collection of these rats.

42 posted on 09/11/2013 9:56:48 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Graewoulf

I’m in.


43 posted on 09/11/2013 10:03:51 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: rovenstinez

“They have created an IMPASSE in the great fruited planes.”

And where do those who have created the impasse come from, if not from across the fruited plain? Folks can bitch all they want about “Washington culture” but the fact remains that the impasse creators are voted into office from every state in the Union, and not from D.C. which has only one non-voting delegate and no senators. It’s great to have DC as a whipping boy, but it’d be much better to just start sending representatives of a higher caliber to Congress.


44 posted on 09/11/2013 10:10:24 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Obama’s interest in invading non-enemy Syria has nothing to do with Syria, poison gas, or children.

Obama’s interest in bombing non-enemy Syria has everything to do with creating a long-lasting, controversial, DISTRACTION for Congress in order to keep Congress from defunding Obama”care”/Boehnerkare.

Obama’s “Red Herring” for the 9-11 Benghazi Massacre Coverup was Susan Rice’s fake Video story.

Obama’s “Red Herring” for distracting Congress until Obama”care”/ Boehnerkare kicks in October 1 is Obama’s “Crossing HIS personal Red Line” distraction speech.

Obama speaks only for Obama, not the US Federal Government or America.

REMEMBER BENGHAZI !

_____________________________________

“Jellyfish Spine” Boehner as Speaker of the House is essential to Obama’s continued unchallenged destruction of the US Constitution.

Nothing will change as long as cave-in artists Boehner and Cantor are in leadership roles in the US House of Representatives.

If Boehner is replaced as Speaker with a fighter such as Col. Allen West, then the Articles of Impeachment for B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, can be quickly issued.

The problem is not with Obama, as he is just doing what Communist Tyrants are trained to do.

The problem is not with Boehner, as he loves to lose and wallow in the disgrace of being the worst Speaker of the House, EVER.

The problem lies with our sorry, spineless, RINOs in the House who refuse to replace Boehner with a proven fighter.

BTW, the members of the House can choose anybody to be their Speaker, even if that person is not a current Member of the House.

Tick-tock, long-time House RINOs, tick-tock - - - - .

_____________

Obama and Holder are publicly speaking about their ‘plan of the week’ that are just more smokescreen distractions to divert attention away from the incompetent manner Obama has handled his day job.

The best indicator of a PHONY ADMINISTRATION is the number of its REAL SCANDALS.

Commie Tyrant Obama’s current talking points are thus smokescreen distractions for the products of Obama’s first 4 years in office:
* Refusal to close US Southern Border to Mexican illegal alien invaders
* No known un-forged records of Place of Birth
* No known un-forged records of University grades
* Benghazi Massacre
* Dereliction of Duty as CIC during Benghazi Massacre
* Cover up of Benghazi Massacre
* Destruction of Seal Team Six
* Cover up of Fast and Furious murder of US Border Agent by Exec. Order
* IRS-Obama’care” Commune Death Grip on Wealth and Health
* NSA-Gestapo Death Grip on all citizen’s communications
* Use of Courts against News Media
* Use of Supreme Court to install Un-Constitutional Obama’care’ Tax
* Destruction of the US Coal Industry
* Refusal to permit XL Pipeline construction
* Trillion Dollar a year Federal Overspending
* Monthly violations of the US Constitution by Obama
* Use of Exec. Orders to bypass Congress.

REPLACE sniveling coward Speaker Boehner with a FIGHTER!

It is time to IMPEACH Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro.
_______________________

Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, (aka Barry Soetoro), continues his unopposed efforts to expand Totalitarian Obamanation in Liberty-based America.

Where are the Republican opponents of Tyrant Obama?

Why have the Articles of Impeachment for Tyrant Obama not been issued by US House Speaker Boehner, or Pro-Welfare Republicans Cantor or Ryan?

Have House and Senate Pro-Welfare Republicans formed a cave-in pact with Pro-Welfare Democrats to protect Tyrant Obama?

The main thing that Speaker Boehner is afraid of is being blamed for doing his job.

Speaker Boehner’s job now is to shut down the NON-ESSENTIAL parts of the US Federal Government until Obama’care’ is ABOLISHED, and keep it shut down for however long it takes.

Obama will continue to ruin America as long as Boehner is Speaker of the US House of Represenatives.

Four + years of Boehner has proven Boehner to be unfit to combat Tyrant Obama.

It is now up to the Members of the House to replace Boehner so that the new Speaker can shut down the non-essential parts of the US Federal Government ASAP in order to ABOLISH Obama’care.’

When Obama’care/Boehnerkare is finally abolished, we can then start dismantling the rest of Obamanation.


45 posted on 09/11/2013 10:11:39 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SeekAndFind
If it was a tricycle ride-in by the "Homosexuals and Pedophiles For Obama" you can bet there would be a permit issued and more than enough manpower to provide a police escort.


46 posted on 09/11/2013 10:12:20 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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*Then there's the implications such a parade would have on traffic itself. The organizers of the ride want police to close the Memorial Bridge and Constitution Avenue... on a Wednesday. That would mean closing one of the busiest bridges into downtown, along with a major thoroughfare through the city at the height of business hours. That's just not a good idea for anyone.*

Never saw much talk like this when the occutards would block traffic. The Leftist press was all for them clogging the roads.

47 posted on 09/11/2013 10:16:20 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: SeekAndFind

Sodd...just anot her POS...


48 posted on 09/11/2013 10:17:22 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: DesertRhino
someday we will be forced to fight them right here in America.

Someday? You can do it now in all sorts of ways. As simple as walking your dog thru any gathering of muzzies you see.

49 posted on 09/11/2013 10:18:13 AM PDT by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The mole and his mate only have hate for the country.


50 posted on 09/11/2013 10:20:36 AM PDT by Vaduz
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