Skip to comments.#OpenWhineWednesday – HOV Edition
Posted on 03/14/2018 7:43:48 AM PDT by NOBO2012
"Visiting California, Trump says Gov. Jerry Brown is doing a terrible job"
Trump has repeatedly bashed the state, dismissing California as "out of control" during a 2017 interview, a comment he repeated Tuesday.
I cant speak to those allegations first hand but I can pass along this #OpenWhineWednesday anecdote via my neighbor. He had been on a business trip in California last week. When I ran into him yesterday he had just received a citation in the mail for unlawfully using the HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lane while he was there. Oddly enough the citation was not because he didnt have high occupancy in his car there were 4 of them traveling together but because his (rental) vehicle was not registered for use of the HOV lane. I believe its that type of regulation on top of legislation that partially defines out of control.
I didnt ask but I suspect the fine was significant as my neighbor was really, really irritated. I dont know why rental companies dont just register all of their cars for use of HOV lanes but Im guessing its because the regulations doesnt allow them to do so en masse (and probably costs money for every car that is registered).
Im not even sure HOV lanes are legal under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment but thats another whole can of worms and weve got much bigger fish to fry than freeway lane access should anyone care to open that can of whoop-ass.
This is Stone Cold Steve Austin trash talking whoop-ass to Donald Trump. Let the record reflect that Steve in now a retired wrestler and Donald Trump is President of the United States.
So thats my proxy #OpenWhineWednesday gripe. Whats yours?
Oh, and Happy Pi Day! Finally, I thought it would never get here.
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
Or as my 10-years explain, 3.141592657... Once knows it to about 50, the other in the mid 20s.
Strawberry, Shephard's Pie, Sweet Potato Pie,...
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