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Caption Obama's high-speed Rail to FAIL

Posted on 04/16/2009 1:43:27 PM PDT by Lucky9teen

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to make remarks on a proposed high-speed rail system in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, April 16, 2009. President Obama outlined his plan for developing "long overdue" high-speed rail on Thursday that would rival air travel, create jobs and help curb the U.S. transportation system's appetite for oil.


U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to audience members after delivering remarks on a proposed high-speed rail system in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, April 16, 2009.


Vice President Joe Biden reacts to the audience after making remarks, with President Barack Obama, on expanding the high speed rail system, Thursday, April 16, 2009, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington.


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: chicagocorruption; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; failrail; first100days; graft; obama; obamascandals; payback; porkproject; ripoff; worst100days
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1 posted on 04/16/2009 1:43:27 PM PDT by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen

Top right picture: “UNNGH! Monorail cat impacted my glutes!”


2 posted on 04/16/2009 1:44:27 PM PDT by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten; Abbeville Conservative; absolootezer0; AmericanMade1776; andy58-in-nh; ...

I have no idea where we'll get the money for this rail system!?!


I'm sorry sir, but since you disagree with this plan, you will have to be taken away by my guards....

3 posted on 04/16/2009 1:44:57 PM PDT by Lucky9teen ("”We the People” were very civil and well-behaved....” Damn Right Wing extremists.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Biden is always looking clueless dude.


4 posted on 04/16/2009 1:45:31 PM PDT by Ancient Drive (will)
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To: Lucky9teen

He’ll make the trains run on time.


5 posted on 04/16/2009 1:45:58 PM PDT by Poison Pill (Help, I've voted Republican and I can't get up!)
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To: Lucky9teen

Joe's a little upset about where I just put this finger

6 posted on 04/16/2009 1:46:49 PM PDT by Mind Freed ("Every man has the right to be a fool 5 minutes a day. Wisdom is not exceeding the limit.")
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To: Lucky9teen
I'm really getting tired of all of these halo pics of 0bama ...


7 posted on 04/16/2009 1:47:16 PM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: Lucky9teen

8 posted on 04/16/2009 1:48:56 PM PDT by rdax
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To: Lucky9teen
Notice that this scam will be hubbed in CHICAGO?

Illinois corruption. The grift that just keeps on grifting.

9 posted on 04/16/2009 1:49:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: Lucky9teen

I could while away the hours,
conferrin' with the flowers
Consultin' with the rain.
And my head I'd be scratchin' while
my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain.

10 posted on 04/16/2009 1:49:20 PM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: al_c

My thoughts exactly! It’s ridiculous!


11 posted on 04/16/2009 1:49:35 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Lucky9teen

These people are sub-moranic idiots. If a high speed train system were a good idea in the USA then a private company would have built at least one line somewhere that is profitable.


12 posted on 04/16/2009 1:49:41 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town
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To: Lucky9teen

This boondoggle is only a federal job creation plan bankrolled by the huge increase in taxes. If Amtrak operates in the hole how in hell is this going to run at a profit?....Oh, that’s right...It’s your tax money so it doesn’t have to be profitable.


13 posted on 04/16/2009 1:50:50 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Lucky9teen; 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; ...

Fail Rail goes national.

I guess he needed a way to get people to re-education camps quicker.

14 posted on 04/16/2009 1:51:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: al_c

Oops. That map seems to indicate considerable imminent domain acquisitions. Comments?


15 posted on 04/16/2009 1:51:46 PM PDT by Twinkie (HITLER WAS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER.)
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To: Lucky9teen

It's simple... we tell Americans what they want to hear, and they believe it. This is the easiest job I've ever had.

16 posted on 04/16/2009 1:52:24 PM PDT by Mind Freed ("Every man has the right to be a fool 5 minutes a day. Wisdom is not exceeding the limit.")
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To: Lucky9teen

“create jobs and help curb the U.S. transportation system’s appetite for oil.”......

Bullcrap!...This is just another money pit!


17 posted on 04/16/2009 1:52:28 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Lucky9teen

The girls have been trying to house train Bo on these recycled campaign maps. See, he’s almost as smart as I am.


18 posted on 04/16/2009 1:52:42 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: rdax

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3xGtjhZ_Yg

Monorail song from the Simpson’s


19 posted on 04/16/2009 1:52:59 PM PDT by jacjmm
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To: Poison Pill

So did the Fascists.


20 posted on 04/16/2009 1:53:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: Mind Freed

We suck...but we won.


21 posted on 04/16/2009 1:53:59 PM PDT by Canedawg (.Support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC.)
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To: Poison Pill

>>”He’ll make the trains run on time”>>>

Didn’t Hitler do that too?


22 posted on 04/16/2009 1:54:06 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Lucky9teen

Biden: "Hi, Huma!!!" < /Hillary plagiarism >

23 posted on 04/16/2009 1:54:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: Lucky9teen

And we will call the hub of the new railroad Mayor Daley Station. We'll take the Big Dig's budget and supersize it Chicago-style.

24 posted on 04/16/2009 1:55:08 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (No free man bows to a foreign king.)
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To: Lucky9teen
...after delivering remarks on a proposed high-speed rail system in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, April 16, 2009.

I am still trying to figure out why they need a high-speed rail system inside of a federal office building.

25 posted on 04/16/2009 1:55:56 PM PDT by Zetman
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To: Mind Freed

Biden has to be the original for Jeff Dunham’s puppet Walter. However, Walter is more in touch with reality and has more brain cells.


26 posted on 04/16/2009 1:55:59 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: Lucky9teen

$8 billion is not even close to enough money to build a high-speed rail system of that magnitude. IIRC, it has been done in Europe for around $20 million a mile, so his $8 billion might give us a grand total of 400 miles of rail.


27 posted on 04/16/2009 1:56:44 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Lucky9teen

The look of irritable bowel syndrome.

28 posted on 04/16/2009 1:56:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: bgill

Jeff Dunham: Dear Walter, can you recommend a good proctologist?
[Walter nudges towards Jeff]


29 posted on 04/16/2009 1:58:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: Zetman
I am still trying to figure out why they need a high-speed rail system inside of a federal office building.

It's like Mr. Roger's trolley to the land of make believe, where if you spend tens of trillions of dollars everything will work out just fine.

30 posted on 04/16/2009 1:58:09 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (No free man bows to a foreign king.)
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To: Lucky9teen
Caption Obama's high-speed Rail to FAIL

"I'm Barry Obama and I'm into needless and expensive redundancies. That is why I'm proposing a rail system to rival air travel. Of course, it won't go as many places, as many times a day, and as quickly, but I need something, anything to try to establish a legacy as a forward thinking kind of guy. Question? Okay. 'Didn't air travel replace rail travel because it was quicker, cheaper, safer, and more versatile?" Uh, you mean there was rail travel before air travel?"
31 posted on 04/16/2009 1:58:51 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Lucky9teen

High speed rail, epic fail:

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=9753


32 posted on 04/16/2009 1:58:58 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: al_c
I'm really getting tired of all of these halo pics of 0bama...


33 posted on 04/16/2009 1:59:35 PM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Why the hell should I have to go all around the country to go from Texas to Seattle? And why should I have to do it THROUGH Chi-town?


34 posted on 04/16/2009 1:59:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Well....8 billion will build about 24 miles of track. Not sure just how fast the train will go because you gotta have room to slow down, y’know.


35 posted on 04/16/2009 2:00:11 PM PDT by texmexis best (uency)
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To: antiRepublicrat

I thought muslims didn't like Pork.

36 posted on 04/16/2009 2:01:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: rdax

You beat me to it. Oh well.

Well, sir, there’s nothing on earth
Like a genuine,
Bona fide,
Electrified,
Six-car
Monorail!
What’d I say?
Ned Flanders: Monorail!
Lyle Lanley: What’s it called?
Patty+Selma: Monorail!
Lyle Lanley: That’s right! Monorail!
[crowd chants `Monorail’ softly and rhythmically]
Miss Hoover: I hear those things are awfully loud...
Lyle Lanley: It glides as softly as a cloud.
Apu: Is there a chance the track could bend?
Lyle Lanley: Not on your life, my Hindu friend.
Barney: What about us brain-dead slobs?
Lyle Lanley: You’ll be given cushy jobs.
Abe: Were you sent here by the devil?
Lyle Lanley: No, good sir, I’m on the level.
Wiggum: The ring came off my pudding can.
Lyle Lanley: Take my pen knife, my good man.
I swear it’s Springfield’s only choice...
Throw up your hands and raise your voice!
All: Monorail!
Lyle Lanley: What’s it called?
All: Monorail!
Lyle Lanley: Once again...
All: Monorail!
Marge: But Main Street’s still all cracked and broken...
Bart: Sorry, Mom, the mob has spoken!
All: Monorail!
Monorail!
Monorail!
[big finish]
Monorail!
Homer: Mono... D’oh!


37 posted on 04/16/2009 2:01:24 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: a fool in paradise

The center of the universe has recently been relocated to Chi-town (it was another one of those executive orders). Therefore, all high speed rail systems must go through it...

/sarc


38 posted on 04/16/2009 2:05:27 PM PDT by green pastures
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
If Amtrak operates in the hole how in hell is this going to run at a profit?....Oh, that’s right...It’s your tax money so it doesn’t have to be profitable.

Bullet Trains are very common in Japan, and span the entire country. When I rode on them once, they looked to me like they receive pretty good usage (the one I rode from Tokyo to Osaka was crowded). Yet, I still wonder if they are profitable - even there. I seem to recall a story on 60 Minutes, or some such, back in the 70's or 80's, that was about Japan's Bullet Trains. It talked about the corruption that was a part of their construction, and how much they still relied upon government subsidies. In one example they showed images of a bullet train station that was hardly being used, and was way out in the boonies somewhere. The reason for this station out in the middle of nowhere?? The politician whose district contained the station was very influential, so he was able to force them to build a station there. I suspect we will have similar, or worse, decisions made if this thing goes forward in the USA.

Does anyone out there know if Japan's Bullet Trains are profitable today?? I know they are expensive to ride, but I wonder if the Japanese government still has to subsidize them.

39 posted on 04/16/2009 2:07:37 PM PDT by Zetman
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To: Darksheare

DOES NOT APPROVE!!!

40 posted on 04/16/2009 2:07:46 PM PDT by Lucky9teen ("”We the People” were very civil and well-behaved....” Damn Right Wing extremists.)
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To: green pastures

Any fool can see it is not the middle this nation and perhaps more development in lower population states might encourage more equitable population distribution.


41 posted on 04/16/2009 2:08:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: Zetman

Japan and France are much much smaller than the United States.


42 posted on 04/16/2009 2:08:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Traveling by rail is great if
1. you don’t have 3 children with you
2. the restrooms are working


43 posted on 04/16/2009 2:09:22 PM PDT by syriacus (Leftists dismiss tea parties as non-events, because there is no violence.)
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To: a fool in paradise

It’ll take about 3 days to go to Seattle and the cost will be $20.00 less than flying.

This is from experience with Amtrak.


44 posted on 04/16/2009 2:09:31 PM PDT by texmexis best (uency)
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To: al_c

45 posted on 04/16/2009 2:10:12 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Lucky9teen
High speed rail can be nice because one travels from downtown to downtown without the hassle of getting into and out of airports. Have had some nice trips in Europe on the things.

Before passing final judgment: Let's see transit times, a club car sketch and the bar menu for the LA-Vegas run.

46 posted on 04/16/2009 2:11:52 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (What (child) would Mohammad do?)
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To: texmexis best

So it’ll be like taking Greyhound?


47 posted on 04/16/2009 2:12:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: syriacus

And no malcontent has interfered with the tracks.

And no engineer is busy texting when he should be doing his job.


48 posted on 04/16/2009 2:13:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: a fool in paradise

49 posted on 04/16/2009 2:13:47 PM PDT by Lucky9teen ("”We the People” were very civil and well-behaved....” Damn Right Wing extremists.)
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To: Lucky9teen

SCARY. Bring it to the silliness thread tomorrow...


50 posted on 04/16/2009 2:14:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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