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Driving ban? Take a hike, gov
Boston Herald, by Howie Carr

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/10/2013 5:39:27 AM

Hey Gov. Patrick, didn’t your mother ever teach you about the magic word “please”? You know, you’d ask her for something, and she’d say, “What’s the magic word, Deval?” I guess she didn’t because I didn’t hear it Friday, when you ordered everyone in the state off the roads at 4 p.m. Like everyone else, I did hear about the $500 fine and/or one year in jail for violating your order, which you had said the previous day you probably weren’t going to issue. I know, the bow-tied bumkissers are already falling all over themselves

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/10/2013 5:51:08 AM     (No. 9168233)

Well MA voted for the idiot and they got one in spades.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 2/10/2013 6:15:47 AM     (No. 9168248)

Yes, and they voted for him twice. That he spent the whole surplus left over from the Romney term did not satisfy them. The importnt thing is that he is black and he is not a Republican.

I am from MA, and my brother still lives in a town that borders Vermont. Years ago in a similar snow storm my brother shoveled his driveway all day long to get to his garage and nevr did make it in to work. From here in Fl, I had a good chuckle. There must be something vicious in me because at least once a year I have to enail him to let him know the temperature here. In addition to his other problems, the poor man is a Republican.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/10/2013 6:25:31 AM     (No. 9168252)

I just heard some idiot on the radio news that he was going to brave the blizzard to get to a beer festival in Boston.That´s the kind of mentality we´re dealing with today.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/10/2013 7:18:26 AM     (No. 9168294)

As Howie said, liberals love to lecture. I am so sick of the lectures posted on electronic, overhead signs on Interstates. You know, "over the limit, under arrest; click it or ticket." The trouble is liberals also love the power of regulation, and don´t you know regularly scheduled driving bans in the name of environmental and fuel conservation are on the progressive agenda. This driving ban in MA is a successful dry run run for central planners. Some day sooner than you might think, they won´t need a snow storm.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/10/2013 7:43:13 AM     (No. 9168331)

Howie´s memory is shorting him. Dukakis´s statewide driving ban was for an entire week, and was totally unnecessary. The Blizzard of 1978 was a very destructive storm, but it took place mostly inside the Route 495 belt; west of Worcester, there was only about six inches of snow. That Dukakis shut down the Mass. Turnpike and Routes 91 and 93 meant that no food trucks could get to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine--not to speak of any other commercial traffic--which made all of those people justifiably very unhappy. But the upshot is, everybody resident in the state who´d been plowed out disobeyed the ban, and no one got arrested.

It did take places like Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville--plus the South Shore, which was horribly damaged--a while to clean up, but the rest of the state was up and running a day after the blizzard.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/10/2013 7:54:38 AM     (No. 9168346)

Wannabe king.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: edgar, 2/10/2013 10:18:41 AM     (No. 9168531)

If you do not voluntarily give up your freedom, the governement will take your freedom away!

Did you notice Coupe Duval´s jacket? It says MEMA. Isn´t that Sheldon Cooper´s grandmother?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: craige, 2/10/2013 11:46:36 AM     (No. 9168662)

I live in the high desert (60 miles north of Los Angeles). We get 1 to 2 feet of snow every so often. Those affected take measures.

Stay Home From Work. Have a couple of day´s food on hand. Maybe a week´s worth. If the power goes out, have a supply of wood on hand, oil lamps and candles. I keep a Coleman for cooking.

Simple and fairly inexpensive precautions. Our ancestors would have been disgusted with our ineptitude.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 2/10/2013 11:55:21 AM     (No. 9168680)

Such categorical moves are an excellent measure of the statist mindset.

Since ´their people´ are government drones of the employee or recipient variety, it is a simple matter to tell them all to stay home in their government-funded Habitrails. Sit up, roll over, beg, burp, open another bag of Cheetohs and wait for the next reality TV show to air.

The prospect of commerce persevering in the fact of adverse weather never occurs to them, nor does the concept of adults making their own decision on when to close a business due to a lack of trade on the day, snow piled up outside, etc.

It´s a leftist´s dream: ban something and, in the act of banning it, be praised for your empathy and kindness. You can see why bans on food, drink, guns, cars, chemicals, fuel, etc. etc. are so appealing to statists: no intelligent contemplation of contingencies and exceptions is required, there are draconian punishments for those with legitimate reasons for violating the ban, and negative economic fallout can be blamed on someone else, in this case Mother Nature.

Compassion is much more euphonious than coercion but lefties have rendered the two synonymous.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/10/2013 12:02:43 PM     (No. 9168695)

Was the mail delivered?

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