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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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

The difference is president Carter was a fairly moral person so didn't act on his lust for women.


101 posted on 05/24/2006 3:58:58 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Those who know don't talk. Those who talk don't know.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

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

Are you kidding? With those fat thighs of hers, it would be like frying bacon given the friction. The smell would be awful.


102 posted on 05/24/2006 3:59:03 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: george76

I think Texas got some special dispensation for a west Texas two lane US highway.


103 posted on 05/24/2006 3:59:18 PM PDT by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: george76

I live in Montana, and in Montana there's a lot of dirt between light bulbs...

The former 55 MPH speed limit was a first for MT; it was formerly a reasonable and prudent speed statute with a substantial fine and points. So our legislature in response to the actions of the Congress; revised our laws and we had a $5 on the spot fine for the unnecessary consumption of fuel and no points...

Pass your stupid back east type 55 MPH law again and we’ll quickly go back to our reasonable and prudent statute with a low fine and no points.

Sammie said it best: “I CAN’T DRIVE 55!!!”


104 posted on 05/24/2006 3:59:40 PM PDT by gatorgriz ("The world is full of bastards - the number ever increasing the further one gets from Missoula, MT")
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To: A Cyrenian

Horse and Buggy?? Yeh...And we can use the "chips" for fuel.


105 posted on 05/24/2006 4:00:32 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: george76
Lets see if I have this straight.

Goobers Carter liked the 55 MPH speed limit and we had malaise and the misery index.

Yep, Hellary you know how to incite the opposition to work against your frigging nomination.

I thought we proved once and for all that this was an inane idea?
106 posted on 05/24/2006 4:00:51 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: george76

Now, she proposes to take away our time, for the common good.

This will make her unelectable:

"She is offering 1970's policies that may have made sense when you had a three speed transmission and a car shaped like a house, but today's modern cars can go faster, efficiently."


107 posted on 05/24/2006 4:01:14 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: ASA Vet

"The difference is president Carter was a fairly moral person so didn't act on his lust for women."

LOL! Like that ugly mug could get lucky!


108 posted on 05/24/2006 4:01:30 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: No.6

Thanks for the update.

I missed the original link in the original post.

Post number 68 did eventually show it.

Sorry that it was not done at first. My bad.


109 posted on 05/24/2006 4:01:58 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: elhombrelibre
It was Nixon, in '73. Screwed up lots of things that year. Moved Daylight Savings Time up a couple of months (sound familiar?) too. This was in the wake of the Arab oil embargo after the most recent attempt to wipe Israel off the map.

The DST thing was, and is, stupid. 8-year-old kids at the bus stops 2 hours before sunrise.

110 posted on 05/24/2006 4:02:06 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: conservative in nyc

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

Yeah, right, like that yellow cab I was in last month that hit at least 70 going down Broadway, then slammed on the brakes, then hit 70, then slammed on the brakes. G-r-e-a-t gas conservation by one of her beloved NY constituents.


111 posted on 05/24/2006 4:02:26 PM PDT by hardworking (Me? I just work to earn a living, pay taxes, educate my kids...so what could I possiblty know?)
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To: george76
Oh please Hillary, do campaign for a 55 mph speed limit!

The old 55 mph speed limit was very unpopular in red states. I'd like to see a comparison of the order in which states repealed their 55 mph limits and what proportion of the popular vote those states gave to Republican presidential candidates from 1988 to 2004.

112 posted on 05/24/2006 4:03:03 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: george76

The bunching of traffic caused by 55 mph speed limits was endangering people's lives. Moreover it's far from obvious that anything other than the stodgiest vehicles were getting max gas mileage at 55. Most are going to get optimum mileage at the point at which valve timing becomes optimal in top gear and that in most modern cars is going to fall around 65 - 75.


113 posted on 05/24/2006 4:03:41 PM PDT by tomzz
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To: All

Hillary's big speech in Rochester, NY said nothing has been done in 35 years in the fuel market. Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't Bubba Prez for 8 of those 35 years?? Didn't he pull off some big oil deal with a foreign country?


114 posted on 05/24/2006 4:05:06 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: george76

Please tell me she isn't messin' with Texas. We don't "do" 55 here.


115 posted on 05/24/2006 4:05:12 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: maggief; george76
How about all congress critters fly commercial coach?!

I think they should fly in the cargo hold.

116 posted on 05/24/2006 4:08:44 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: jetson

should be flogged with her week old underwear.

She's still wearing it...


117 posted on 05/24/2006 4:08:47 PM PDT by hardworking (Me? I just work to earn a living, pay taxes, educate my kids...so what could I possiblty know?)
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To: Cyber Liberty
The DST thing was, and is, stupid. 8-year-old kids at the bus stops 2 hours before sunrise.

Just wait for next year. They moved it up another month, we won't see sunrise till around 8:30am.

And here in Indiana; we're on double daylight savings time since, thanks to Ditch Daniels, we now go on EDT when geography says we're in the central time zone.

I hate idiot politicians; repub, or dem.

118 posted on 05/24/2006 4:09:31 PM PDT by AFreeBird (your mileage may vary)
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To: ASA Vet

Oh man, I just finished my lunch....did you HAVE to post that pic??


119 posted on 05/24/2006 4:09:56 PM PDT by hardworking (Me? I just work to earn a living, pay taxes, educate my kids...so what could I possiblty know?)
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To: george76
"Her jet goes more than 55 mph"

She should be required to slow her jet down to 55 mph, preferably at 40,000 feet.
120 posted on 05/24/2006 4:10:57 PM PDT by toomanylaws
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