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Or should I say step-daddy? Obama’s our daddy.

Deval Patrick bans vehicles from the road after 4 p.m.; offenders face fine up to $500, 1 year in jail

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  1. MaryfromMarin

    February 8th, 2013

    Helloooo, police state.

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  2. serfer62

    February 8th, 2013

    Cop cars too?

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  3. Navigator

    February 8th, 2013

    “Mini-me”

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  4. I don't get it

    February 8th, 2013

    Does this mean forever? Never heard this guys and before

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  5. I live in Florida

    February 8th, 2013

    Is this all states?

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  6. Anonymous

    February 8th, 2013

    Deval Patrick bans cars on the road?!

    Of course he doesn’t mean repeat offender drunk drivers who are illegal aliens.

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  7. Dadof3

    February 8th, 2013

    Not forever. It’s a storm thing.

    Time to break out the snow mobiles and make a run past the Guard. But staying OFF the road! lol

    Be nice and give them some treats like hot chocolate and ask if they need anything. Likely to make some friends or at least get slack from them.

    Then ride like there is no tomorrow. Yeee Hah!

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  8. Anonymous

    February 8th, 2013

    I know somebody who shoveled snow today without checking first the DHS guidelines for safe snow shoveling. Is that somebody now a criminal?

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  9. Dadof3

    February 8th, 2013

    Anonymous, Of course he is! Here’s the one part test to see if you are a criminal in the USA today:

    1: Are you alive?

    If yes then you are certainly a criminal, we just haven’t picked which law to eff you with yet.

    While being dead does not disqualify you from being a criminal nowdays it does increase your chances of voting Democrat for the rest of eternity.

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  10. Lady in Red

    February 8th, 2013

    This is the smartest, most sensible, practical thing Deval Patrick has ever done in his life. Hard to believe the idiot thunk of it….

    This is an emergency, folk. As in E-M-E-R-G-E-N-C-Y. The police, Natl Guard, first responders, etc. will have enough on their hands without having to deal with fools stuck in a snow drift, calling on their cell phones for a team of St. Bernards to rescue them.

    This will take care of the idiots in Massachusetts, of which there are way too many.
    ….Lady in Red

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  11. DaveV A

    February 8th, 2013

     
  12. MaryfromMarin

    February 8th, 2013

    Noooo, @LIR. If we go down the path of “anti-idiocy” laws–wait, we have!–then our freedoms are gone.

    It isn’t specifically spelled out in the Constitution, but we have the right to be bloomin’ idiots if we want to be. The results of that are called “consequences”, and it’s how we learn and mature.

    Otherwise we remain eternal toddlers, having our bottoms wiped for us by all those dear, loving nannies in our government.

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  13. BigFurHat

    February 8th, 2013

    LIR -
    Are you just trolling?
    Are you KIDDDDDDDDDING me?

    What if I specifically bought a vehicle that has absolutely no problem in the snow? What if I have a plow and I want to go plow my friends house?

    What if I want to go to someone’s house to pee on them? Maybe a year in jail would be worth it.

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  14. Lady in Red

    February 8th, 2013

    Maryfrom Marin…. Many first responders have died or been injured trying to save idiots from their stupidity: flood, hurricanes, on top of mountains without overcoats.

    This won’t stop the idiots, completely, but it might slow them down. This really is state of emergency, having nothing to do with the Constitution. ….Lady in Red

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  15. Diann

    February 8th, 2013

    Smart people stay home.

    Stupid people go out.

    What exactly is wrong with thinning the herd? Or is Patrick afraid it will only affect his voter base?

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  16. Birdie Num Num

    February 8th, 2013

    I particularly hope the Dembot lefty Massholes get put through extreme hardship and suffering in this storm.

    Nowhere to “Pahk theah cahhs”

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  17. Moron in Red

    February 8th, 2013

    Let’s ban everything, except abortion. It would be the smartest, most sensible, practical thing ever.

    We live in a permanent state of emergency, folk. As in E-M-E-R-G-E-N-C-Y. The police, Natl Guard, first responders, etc. will have enough on their hands without having to deal with The People.

    This will take care of all the idiots in America, of which there are way too many.
    ….Moron in Red

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  18. dapenguin

    February 8th, 2013

    sorry dear you will have to have that baby at home

    I cannot drive you to the hospital

    daddy done tole me I can’t

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  19. Lady in Red

    February 8th, 2013

    And, Fur, what if you *don’t* have any of those things, but just manage to block off cruisers and plows and ambulances because you’re an ass?

    Frankly, I think it’s the only sensible thing I’ve ever seen the present idiot gov’r of Massachusetts do.

    Do you know of a single natural disaster where all people responded prudently, without someone whining for help as he sat on the roof of his house, as it floated downstream?

    Natural disasters are special. Roads need to be cleared, fast, and without traffic. Emergency crews need to respond to outages… Stop thinking like an damn ideologue.

    (And, btw, I ain’t thinking of an Obama-inspired state of national emergency….) …Lady in Red

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  20. Dadof3

    February 8th, 2013

    Diann, I found that to be true even on a smaller scale.

    I was given a set of tire chains for my truck back in the mid 90s. Having lived in Wis. for some years I knew how to use them.

    We MAY get one whole day per Winter we can use them here in Big D. Usually just a few hours.

    Thing is – I would be the only one with great stopping ability. Everyone else would be sliding into me and doing even more damage than if I had no chains since my truck would resist being pushed.

    It’s not completely a joke in this area when we say: If you don’t like the weather just wait a minute. It’ll change.

    So I keep my pantry full, my generator working and don’t worry about going anywhere unless it’s a life or death emergency. You’re usually good to go pretty soon.

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  21. MaryfromMarin

    February 8th, 2013

    @LIR–

    You cannot legislate against idiocy. That’s just…just…idiotic. Following that line of reasoning, your comments are now illegal.

    And are you really saying that the Constitution can be suspended in a state of emergency? I didn’t realize that you worked for the Obama administration.

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  22. F.D.R. in Hell

    February 8th, 2013

    They don’t call him -Devil Patrick- for nothing. :evil:

    BTW, it was David Axelrod who got that boy elected in Massachusetts. Thanks for nothing.

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  23. pdwalker

    February 8th, 2013

    Ban all cars off the road, because of a minor snow day?

    Idiocy.

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  24. BigFurHat

    February 8th, 2013

    You can suggest people not go out in the storm. That’s it.
    You can’t jail people because they are driving around in the snow.

    I guess if it gets over 100* the gubbermint can declare an emergency and jail people for going outdoors.
    Or whatever else strikes their fancy.

    If someone gets stuck and they call 911, charge them that $500 fine. Make it $2000.
    Leave the people that are prepared for snowstorms ALONE.
    Geez.

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  25. BigFurHat

    February 8th, 2013

    Why do you NEED a gun?
    Why do you NEED millions of dollars?
    Why do you NEED to go out in the snow?

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  26. old_oaks

    February 8th, 2013

    Too much snow? Try BRAWNDO, it’s got electrolytes and electrolytes is what snow craves!

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  27. Lady in Red

    February 8th, 2013

    Think, Fur!

    It was one thing when Chris Christie called a halt to nighttime rescue of folk stranded in their homes, refusing to risk safety workers lives (and money) to help the folk who should have been winning Darwin Awards instead of costing the taxpayer. That was private idiocy.

    It’s a damn bit different when the Darwin Award winners-to-be are preventing roads from being cleared, emergency workers getting through…. Lots and lots of innocent — prepared — folk can suffer and beaucoup bucks wasted because someone didn’t realize it would get “that bad….so fast!”

    Pshaw! Who’d a thunk it?

    The idiot who skids into an abutment on the Mystic River bridge and cuts off crews for hours and hours and hours costs time, money and puts the lives of others at risk.

    But, hell, Fur, you just run with the same ole kneejerk meme…. But, remember: the same ole meme doesn’t spark the ole brain cells the way real thinking does. …..Lady in Red

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  28. Dadof3

    February 8th, 2013

    @old_oaks I say it’s past time to start investing in Brawndo.

    Since Idiocracy has come to pass I’d say investing in it is a ‘no brainer’. :D

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  29. Brian in BC

    February 8th, 2013

    The irony of a self admitted murderer of two of her own children advocating for policies to protect the innocent is a bit surreal.

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  30. MaryfromMarin

    February 8th, 2013

    @LIR–

    Scroll up and read what @dapenguin posted. It’s germane, but you are not addressing it.

    Throwing the baby out with the bathwater (no pun intended) is a very bad idea. Anti-idiocy laws do not make distinctions between idiots and genuine needs. Stop one, stop them all.

    We need less laws and more common sense. Not the reverse.

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  31. Dadof3

    February 8th, 2013

    @ Brian

    Thank you.

    I think I was the only one posting on the wrong threads lately and you’ve broken my streak.

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  32. Dadof3

    February 8th, 2013

    Ohhh I see where I was wrong.

    Sorry Brian, my bad.

    My streak of wrong threads stands. And my count of stupid posts rises.

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  33. Brian in BC

    February 8th, 2013

    Dadof3…thanks for the smile.

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  34. MaryfromMarin

    February 8th, 2013

    @Dadof3–

    If we kept a count of stupid posts, it would be an even more illuminating cloud than what BFH has for the Bullpen.

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  35. Lady in Red

    February 8th, 2013

    Nah, MaryfromMarin…. I thought my answer to dapenquin was an implied given:

    When you have three feet of fallen snow, 75 mph winds, and snow drifts as high as….?

    …you *don’t* drive your wife to the hospital!!

    You call 911, wait for an ambulance and hope that some ass has not spun out on a bridge, crashed his car, hanging, waiting to fall on the lower bridge story, emergency crews are waiting for a crane and….

    This “emergency” measure will be in force until roads are clear. And it will make it easier to get them clear faster.

    *And* respond to the medical and other emergencies that come up, in the meantime.

    When I think of the possibility that, in this wild and wooly situation, someone needing to get someone to the hospital — for any reason — might actually go out to the garage, start the engine and try to make it — seriously?! — I’m reminded about why *I* think the fine (and one year in jail for The Really Special Idiots) was thunked up in the first place.

    …Lady in Red

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  36. MaryfromMarin

    February 8th, 2013

    @LIR–

    The assumption that emergency vehicles will always be safer than someone’s personal, winter-ready vehicle (if the emergency vehicles are even available at all) is not a given, logically. Stick with logic, and take the credible exceptions into account. Black and white thinking is a waste of time.

    Not everyone is an idiot on the road. Not everyone who lives in areas where it snows is utterly incapable of driving through said snow. Or are you claiming that only government employees are capable of navigating safely through winter weather?

    I try my best NOT to make idiotic decisions, by using common sense, experience, and consideration for others [and fail often, as we all do, and then learn from that]. But I want to be free to make those assessments for myself, based on what I encounter. Nobody else will know just exactly what I am facing at any particular moment.

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  37. I Luv Bacon

    February 9th, 2013

    I got a 4 wheel locker and Ima gonna use it.

    I’m in charge.

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  38. Anonymous

    February 9th, 2013

    @LIR, it sounds like you’re in MA.
    As if the Kennedys, Lizzy “Pow Wow ” Warren, Tom Brady’s unsportmanlike wife, and the general arrogant tone of the state weren’t enough reasons to not like MA.
    Enjoy the climate change.

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  39. The Doktor

    February 9th, 2013

    Well, there’s at least one thing I can say about LiR – she’s got a lot of support from the folks here.

    (/sarc)

    I have lived through many storms here in Illinois. I decide when I can and cannot drive. It’s called Intelligence. People have to weigh the consequences according to their own situations. It’s called FREEDOM.

    Calling an all out ban on driving BEFORE the storm becomes incredibly HUGE is just incredibly STUPID and an affront to freedom. Here in Illinois (even WITH the shithead Leftists) they give Driving WARNINGS, not commands and fines.

    The MA governor overstepped. JMHO as a LIFE LONG (62 years) snow storm Veteran. I survived every Illinois snow storm since ’67. When necessary, I did NOT drive. When necessary, I did. It’s called Freedom of Choice. America USED to have that.

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  40. Lady in Red

    February 9th, 2013

    Well.

    You folk certainly are a tribe. (And, no, I don’t live in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts, although I did, once…. And, I still kinda like ole ‘Liz Warren, am hoping she doesn’t get swallowed by the Dems; she is very smart and a great asset to break up the big banks…)

    Let’s see. Does this “tribe” realize govt’s all over NE ordered roads closed? Yesh! Do you know what happens if you attempt to travel on a road closed by emergency: bad things!

    Do you feel your “common sense,” right-to-be-an-idiot Constitutional rights are violated when you’re arrested for crossing beyond a crime scene tape?

    And, the biggie: do you feel your Constitutional rights are violated when you are patted down and your luggage ransacked at an airport TSA checkpoint?

    And, beyond whining about Deval Patrick, what, exactly, are you doing about any of it?

    (And, *I* would sign up for an assault on the TSA. Or, the Fed!)

    You folk are all so damn unthinkingly kneejerk! Whiny, but soo funny. Exercise!

    …..Lady in Red

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