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HILL DRIVE FOR '55' ( National Maximum Speed Limit )
New York Post ^ | May 24, 2006 | IAN BISHOP

Posted on 05/24/2006 3:25:12 PM PDT by george76

- In a surprise move yesterday, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton called for "most of the country" to return to a speed limit of 55 mph in an effort to slash fuel consumption...

"The 55-mile speed limit really does lower gas usage.

And wherever it can be required, and the people will accept it, we ought to do it," Clinton said at the National Press Club.

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1 posted on 05/24/2006 3:25:14 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Everybody!

One foot on the brake
And one on the gas, hey!


2 posted on 05/24/2006 3:26:20 PM PDT by IslandJeff
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To: george76

This woman will say ANYTHING. She gets chauffered around in SUVs, for petes sake!


3 posted on 05/24/2006 3:26:43 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Kerry-Mcarthy in 2008!)
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To: george76

I don't know about anyone else but....


I can't drive 55.


4 posted on 05/24/2006 3:26:49 PM PDT by socal_parrot (Pass)
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To: george76

Try to sell this one to the 'Nascar' Dads, Hilly.


5 posted on 05/24/2006 3:26:55 PM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: george76

Oh, that will go over well in the West and South. I'm sure no one will remind people of the Carter years with this idea of hers.


6 posted on 05/24/2006 3:27:05 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (The MSM is "the propaganda arm of our enemies." - Jack Kelly)
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To: Grampa Dave

Another great idea.../s

http://www.motorists.org/issues/speed/StateSpeeds.html


7 posted on 05/24/2006 3:27:42 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

She can whip out several studies that prove her statemant while others can produce just as many that show she's wrong.

If I wasn't against it before, I sure would be now thanks to her.


8 posted on 05/24/2006 3:27:47 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: atomicpossum

Like Carter, she also lusts after women in her heart.


9 posted on 05/24/2006 3:27:54 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: george76

I will if she wants to pretend to be a speed bump.


10 posted on 05/24/2006 3:28:11 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: george76

"And wherever it can be required, and the people will accept it"

No. And drop dead.


11 posted on 05/24/2006 3:28:20 PM PDT by jwh_Denver (Taglines get real stale after awhile.)
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To: george76
"The 55-mile speed limit really does lower gas usage.

So does walking every place you go.

Set an example Hillery. Take a long walk....

12 posted on 05/24/2006 3:28:22 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Every lady in this land hath 20 nails on each hand five and twenty on hand and feet)
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To: george76

Here the Libs go --- Let's not drill in ANWR, let's just put a cork in the lifestyle and everyday activities of all the little people!


13 posted on 05/24/2006 3:28:45 PM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: elhombrelibre

This worked out so well for Jimmy !

.../s


14 posted on 05/24/2006 3:29:25 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

oh great...the Feds woudld hold road funds hostage again to get the states to comply.


15 posted on 05/24/2006 3:29:43 PM PDT by stylin19a (There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don't)
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To: cardinal4
...She gets chauffered around in SUVs, for petes sake...

And we can bet they go a lot faster than 55 when directed to do so by Her Majesty.

16 posted on 05/24/2006 3:30:20 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: george76

INSANITY!
Who is advising this woman?

It really makes no sense, most of her comments lately make no sense.

Next, she should outright *iss off the gun owners and make the circle complete.


17 posted on 05/24/2006 3:30:31 PM PDT by Cincinna (HILLARY & HER HINO WANT TO TAKE OVER YOUR COUNTRY !)
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To: george76

True, but we cannot give Hillary the same power.


18 posted on 05/24/2006 3:30:49 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (The MSM is "the propaganda arm of our enemies." - Jack Kelly)
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To: MeanWestTexan

you are BAD.
I sure miss West Texas, sometimes I dream of those summer days in Chillicothe or Vernon at my grandparents, the street so hot you couldn't even walk to the swimming pool.


19 posted on 05/24/2006 3:30:52 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: cardinal4
Hello,

One of my earliest memories is driving with my Grandfather in his car, one that would sound a loud buzzer when he went over 55 MPH. He hated that car (I don't think he kept it long). He would yell at the top of his lungs to SHUT UP!

Glad to be here, MOgirl
20 posted on 05/24/2006 3:31:35 PM PDT by MOgirl (Democrats: The Culture of Treason (and you know what I'm talkin about!))
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
....Set an example Hillery. Take a long walk...

Off a very short pier.

21 posted on 05/24/2006 3:31:52 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: GunsareOK
And we can bet they go a lot faster than 55 when directed to do so by Her Majesty.

They go faster than 55 when Her Majesty directs them to blow through security gates injuring the guard...

22 posted on 05/24/2006 3:32:22 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (Freerepublic - The website where "Freepers" is not in the spell checker dictionary...)
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To: george76

Hillary is an idiot.


23 posted on 05/24/2006 3:32:41 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: GunsareOK
And we can bet they go a lot faster than 55 when directed to do so by Her Majesty.

Yep, when she is on her way to the airport. Speaking of which, does anyone remember when Hillary held an AA flight on the ground for 40 mins while she was giving a speech? Boarded up and fueled, the frigging thing sat on the gate waiting for her heinous to arrive. When she got there, she blamed it on the TSA..

24 posted on 05/24/2006 3:32:48 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Kerry-Mcarthy in 2008!)
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To: george76

She's too perfect! Let this woman win the Democratic nomination in 2008!



25 posted on 05/24/2006 3:33:30 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: george76

Wow. Hillary figures out perhaps the one thing that would force me to vote for McCain..


26 posted on 05/24/2006 3:33:39 PM PDT by AntiGuv ("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
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To: george76
The oil companies need to tap Hillary's inexhaustible gas supply.
27 posted on 05/24/2006 3:33:45 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: socal_parrot
I can't drive 55.

When I was commuting from Newhall to Santa Monica, via the Sepulveda Impasse, I couldn't either....but I'd have loved to have gotten up there once in awhile.

28 posted on 05/24/2006 3:34:02 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: GunsareOK

Her jet goes more than 55 mph.

I wonder how many gallons of fuel she burns in the jet per mile ?

Or pounds of jet fuel per hour ?


29 posted on 05/24/2006 3:34:24 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: cardinal4
Hillary, you disgusting piece of filth just go away, just friggin GO AWAY!!!

There I feel better now..

30 posted on 05/24/2006 3:35:07 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Kerry-Mcarthy in 2008!)
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To: IslandJeff

'Cause there's too much traffic

I can't pass...

31 posted on 05/24/2006 3:35:15 PM PDT by SIDENET (I like liberals...they taste like CHICKEN.)
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To: george76

One foot on the brake and one on the gas!
Well, there's too much traffic, I can't pass!
So I tried my best illegal move
A big black and white come and crushed my groove!

Go on & write me up for 125
Post my face, wanted dead or alive
Take my license n' all that jive
I can't drive 55!

So I signed my name on number 24!
Yeah the judge said, "Boy, just one more
I'm gonna throw your @zz in the city joint"
Looked me in the eye, said, "You get my point?"
I said "Yeah!, Oh yea!"

Write me up for 125
Post my face, wanted dead or alive
Take my license, all that jive
I can't drive 55!

When I drive that slow, you know it's hard to steer.
And I can't get my car out of second gear.
What used to take two hours now takes all day.
Huh - It took me 16 hours to get to L.A.!

Go on & write me up for 125
Post my face, wanted dead or alive
Take my license n' all that jive
I can't drive 55!


32 posted on 05/24/2006 3:35:45 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: george76
What a winning issue!

She should stick with it.

33 posted on 05/24/2006 3:36:26 PM PDT by SIDENET (I like liberals...they taste like CHICKEN.)
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To: george76
Liberals have been screaming about this ever since the 55 limit was lifted back in '92 (or '94 maybe? I don't remember). The 55 limit was a joke to begin with .. almost nobody ever payed attention to it, not even the cops. An average of 65-70 on the Interstate's was always the norm around here, and still is (in NY at least, where the limit was raised to 65). The 'norm' is even higher in Western states, where 80+ is the average.

It's pointless, Hillary, to bring this outmoded debate to the table once again. It ain't gonna win her any political points with anybody except amongst the loony left fringe.

34 posted on 05/24/2006 3:36:38 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: george76

Just think of all the revenue we'll get from speeding tickets! </sarcasm off>


35 posted on 05/24/2006 3:36:43 PM PDT by Mazda3Fan
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To: george76

Hitlery wants 55, I want 110. Let's split the difference and add 10. 92.5 mph is fast enough for me on most roads.


36 posted on 05/24/2006 3:36:52 PM PDT by meyer (Permanently boycott all businesses that close for the May 1st illegal alien march!)
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To: george76

She forgot the part about lowering the thermostat also


37 posted on 05/24/2006 3:36:57 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: elhombrelibre

I thought of the Carter years also. Wasn't it Carter that implemented conservation plans like the 55 mph speed limit and the the paper conservation plan to "use both sides of the paper when you wipe" plan.


38 posted on 05/24/2006 3:36:59 PM PDT by GoforBroke
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To: elhombrelibre
Wasn't the 55 limit passed during the Nixon years?
39 posted on 05/24/2006 3:37:04 PM PDT by obnogs (We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. -Albert Ein)
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To: IslandJeff

Well I have part of the song down.. lol

"Gonna write me up for driving the speed I should.
Take things way for the "common good"
Hillary Clinton, she's gonna connive
But I can't drive 55! Oh No!"

:)


40 posted on 05/24/2006 3:37:30 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: george76
In a surprise move yesterday, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton called for "most of the country" to return to a speed limit of 55 mph in an effort to slash fuel consumption...

Not gonna do it lady. We'll build fuzzbusters, radar detectors and stealth systems on our cars. Keep it at 55mph and we'll generate Klingon claoking systems to get past that.

55 is insane.

41 posted on 05/24/2006 3:37:41 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (The social contract is breaking down.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
Set an example Hillery. Take a long walk....

....down a short pier.

42 posted on 05/24/2006 3:38:12 PM PDT by meyer (Permanently boycott all businesses that close for the May 1st illegal alien march!)
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To: george76

This really seems like a political tin ear.

Is anyone nostalgic for that vile law?

I'm ... amazed.

If she runs for President on this platform, she might carry New York.

D


43 posted on 05/24/2006 3:38:30 PM PDT by daviddennis
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To: george76
I've got an idea, Hillary. If driving a mere 55 actually does save gas, then why not just recommend that people do it on their own? If I can get from point A to point B on less gas by driving slower, then isn't the onus on me to drive slower because it's in my own best interests, and not on government to force me, under threat of fines, to drive slower?

While you're at it, how about outlawing throwing rice at weddings? It wastes rice! I could save money on rice by not throwing it at weddings, but since I'm too stupid to act in my own best interests, why not use the law to force me to do it?

LIBERALISM: The Democrats think you're stupid enough to need it!

44 posted on 05/24/2006 3:38:34 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: GoforBroke
I thought of the Carter years also. Wasn't it Carter that implemented conservation plans like the 55 mph speed limit and the the paper conservation plan to "use both sides of the paper when you wipe" plan.

We were living in Italy during the Carter years, so I missed out on most of this. Both sides?

45 posted on 05/24/2006 3:38:35 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Kerry-Mcarthy in 2008!)
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To: paul51

We can all wear sweaters like Jimmy did.


46 posted on 05/24/2006 3:38:51 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: socal_parrot

Where I live, if people would just keep it below 80 that would be a major improvement.


47 posted on 05/24/2006 3:39:01 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport (As the Democrat Party becomes more evil, the GOP becomes more stupid. What's a voter to do?)
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To: george76

How about all congress critters fly commercial coach?!?



48 posted on 05/24/2006 3:39:02 PM PDT by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: george76

I certainly am interested in hearing anything Bill Clinton's Moral Compass has to say about changing what it means to be a human being in the 21st century (as she so charmingly described her social engineering agenda during her co-presidency).


49 posted on 05/24/2006 3:39:37 PM PDT by Maceman (Fake but accurate, and now double-sourced)
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To: Cincinna
It really makes no sense, most of her comments lately make no sense.

It makes sense to her constituents in New York City, where you can't legally drive more than 50 on the highways and parkways within the city, and need to drive way out of town in order to legally drive more than 55. Many New Yorkers have a myopic world view - if we can't drive fast because of traffic, it must mean that no one else is able to drive fast in the rest of the country.

Never mind that the local speed limits are already set artificially low in order to generate revenue for the state. Never mind that in a rational state like Texas, they are proposing to RAISE the speed limit in wide open West Texas to 80 because *gasp that's the speed people drive in the middle of nowhere *gasp* and it doesn't make sense to criminalize normal driving behavior.
50 posted on 05/24/2006 3:39:40 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
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