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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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To: george76; Mia T

She needs to be squashed like a stinkbug. There is no end to her evil


121 posted on 05/24/2006 4:11:39 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. Slay Pinch)
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To: gatorgriz

Montana - now THERE's a state! A long weekend fly-fishing in a valley so far off the beaten path that our cell phones didn't work was THE best vacation last year! Gorgeous place and great people!


122 posted on 05/24/2006 4:11:46 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: hardworking

What's suppose to protect us from the frozen blasts of The Ice Queen herself?


123 posted on 05/24/2006 4:11:59 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: AFreeBird

I hear ya. I'm in AZ, and we're out of synch half the year. Now it'll be longer.


124 posted on 05/24/2006 4:12:06 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: hardworking
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.

Traffic laws (and the laws of physics) don't apply to most cabbies.
125 posted on 05/24/2006 4:12:27 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
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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.

Carter tried to hit on bunnies. I've seen pictures....

126 posted on 05/24/2006 4:12:31 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: george76
And wherever it can be required, and the people will accept it, we ought to do it," Clinton said


127 posted on 05/24/2006 4:14:33 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: george76
"how many gallons of fuel she burns in the jet"

This is the same woman who used to fly into Dallas every few months to get her hair done.

We knew when she landed 'cause the LEO's shut down all major freeways in Dallas County until her limo reached its destination and the same for when she departed.

128 posted on 05/24/2006 4:15:09 PM PDT by Deguello
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To: george76

This doesn't save gas...it wastes it.

But, I won't bother Mrs. Bill Clinton while she tries desperately to revive the glory years of the Carter presidency...

129 posted on 05/24/2006 4:15:29 PM PDT by Fintan (Okay, sometimes I don't read all the articles.)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

I remember my high school physics teacher explaining how the highway curves were engineered for certain speeds and if you messed with the speed limit, truckers would have to reduce the height of their loads to make the center of gravity appropriate for the curves. Shorter loads would mean less freight shipped per truck and you would need more trucks on the road to carry the same amount of freight. That said, am I remembering that right or not????


130 posted on 05/24/2006 4:16:52 PM PDT by stayathomemom
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To: Deguello

This is the same woman who used to fly into Dallas every few months to get her hair done.

And the 'wife' of the guy who flew into San Diego several times a month for his 'liason' with the blonde wife of a well-known local. Common knowledge and the same drill in town as you mention.


131 posted on 05/24/2006 4:17:33 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: imskylark
I recall it was in January 1974. Nixon resigned later that year.
132 posted on 05/24/2006 4:18:11 PM PDT by obnogs (We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. - Eintein)
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To: pissant; george76
One of Reagan's lowest moments.

What? Reagan did sign legislation in 1986 allowing states to increase their speed limits. It was DemocRATS in the House that kept full repeal of the 55 mph limit from being enacted?

133 posted on 05/24/2006 4:19:04 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Oops wrong law. It was Reagan who allowed Liddy Dole to force the states to raise their drinking ages to 21. 55, 21, numbers confuse me. LOL


134 posted on 05/24/2006 4:21:25 PM PDT by pissant
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To: george76

She is too stupid to live.


135 posted on 05/24/2006 4:22:09 PM PDT by AmishDude (Everybody loves AmishDude)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Photos of the Bunnies please, (never mind the peanut man.)


136 posted on 05/24/2006 4:22:24 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Those who know don't talk. Those who talk don't know.)
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To: Cobra64


 

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137 posted on 05/24/2006 4:22:44 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: obnogs

Well, I thought it was Carter. I was only in grade school at the time. I may be attributing more to Carter because I just don't remember Nixon. The only thing I remember about him is hearing a broadcast that he was resigning.


138 posted on 05/24/2006 4:23:26 PM PDT by imskylark
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To: Mazda3Fan
Just think of all the revenue we'll get from speeding tickets!

Bingo!!!! best thing for raking in ticket money, add that one to our photo enforcement here in scottsdale.
Its a joke, because the sensors and cameras are stationary everyone drives like hell then slams on the brakes. Very dangerous now, all for more revenue for the damn city.
139 posted on 05/24/2006 4:23:48 PM PDT by roverman2K6
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To: george76

Someone who flys in a private jet want me to drive 55 MPH?


140 posted on 05/24/2006 4:23:54 PM PDT by Redcloak (Speak softly and wear a loud shirt.)
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To: Cincinna

Looks like she thinks the Algore movie will have an effect. Or at least she wants to head it off at the pass.


141 posted on 05/24/2006 4:24:01 PM PDT by AmishDude (Everybody loves AmishDude)
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To: daviddennis
If she runs for President on this platform, she might carry New York.

And Massachusetts (remember Ted swims :-))

142 posted on 05/24/2006 4:26:00 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: ASA Vet
She had been out for a swim...


143 posted on 05/24/2006 4:27:09 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Sacajaweau
Didn't he pull off some big oil deal with a foreign country?

Don't recall that, but I do remember him doing the guidance systems and MIRV nuclear warhead deal with a foreign country.

144 posted on 05/24/2006 4:29:22 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Those who know don't talk. Those who talk don't know.)
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To: Paladin2

Trying to raise the speed limit on the West Texas interstates to 80 mph from 70 mph. The two-lane state and federal highways in the area are already 75 mph so you can go faster on the two lane roads. I travel them all the time -- set speed control to 80 and try to listen to talk radio. Two lane roads in other parts of Texas are 70 mph.


145 posted on 05/24/2006 4:34:33 PM PDT by CedarDave (Sleeper trolls are like cicadas - emerge in the heat and contribute nothing but loud annoying noise)
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To: george76
"And wherever it can be required, and the people will accept it, we ought to do it,"...Hillary Rodham Clinton

How typical
146 posted on 05/24/2006 4:35:19 PM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: george76

Please post a link to this article. Thanks.


147 posted on 05/24/2006 4:35:28 PM PDT by Lead Moderator
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To: george76

Link Here --> #68


148 posted on 05/24/2006 4:44:46 PM PDT by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: Lead Moderator

Note: the link is already @ #68


149 posted on 05/24/2006 4:46:19 PM PDT by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: george76

Oh, man, not this crap again!


150 posted on 05/24/2006 4:46:34 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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