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Joe Biden: 'They're gonna own our kids' without high-speed rail
Washington Post ^ | Alexandra Petri

Posted on 02/09/2011 1:16:13 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

Speaking about the need for high-speed rail, Vice President Joe Biden commented that, "If we don't get a grip, folks, they'll not only be teaching us, they're gonna own our kids."

What?

If I'd known that all it required to own someone's kids was to discourage him from supporting high-speed rail, I would be beating Angelina Jolie right now in the people's-kids-owning-game.

Leaving aside the numerous objections to high-speed rail, this seems like an odd thing to say under any circumstances. I understand that this makes it characteristic of Joe Biden. I think the most impossible quiz in the world would be something called, "Joe Biden Quote Or Something An Old Guy In a Sweater Says To You To Make Conversation At The Gas Pump." It's sort of a mouthful, but I think most of his remarks pass the test.

"I had a successful dump!"

"You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent....I'm not joking." (Something Biden actually said to an Indian-American man that was caught by C-SPAN)

"Big [verbing] deal!"

And now this one. Fail to get a grip, and they'll own our kids.

Things look pretty bleak for our kids, based on the remarks our public officials have been making. They are, apparently, going to be outsmarted, outcompeted, out-Sputniked, outparented, owned, transformed into robot slaves, outsourced, and forced to appear on the NBC comedy "Outsourced," all by people from another country who are marching back and forth doing calculus in the snow, or something.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biteme; boondoggle; broke; debt; highspeedrail; joebiden; rail; saywhat; spending; trains; willie
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Times like this is when I miss Willie Green
1 posted on 02/09/2011 1:16:17 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

ABC News’ Jon Garcia reports: In support of President Obama’s bid to “win the future,” America’s most famous Amtrak rider, Vice President Joe Biden, issued a stern warning about U.S. competitiveness in the high-speed rail game: “If we don’t get a grip, folks, they’ll not only be teaching us, they’re gonna own our kids.”

The “they” Biden is talking about are all the other countries in the world who are developing or expanding high-speed rail systems, including China, Japan, Spain and France.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2011/02/vp-biden-us-needs-to-get-a-grip-on-the-high-speed-rail-game.html


2 posted on 02/09/2011 1:17:12 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

And they said Dan Quayle was stupid....


3 posted on 02/09/2011 1:17:20 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Related thread:

Biden Vows to Jump Canyon by Amtrak (Iowahawk)


4 posted on 02/09/2011 1:19:56 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

As usual decode what the RATS say and you can completely understand them.

They (the RATS) want a grip on all of us and they (the RATS) desperately want to own our kids.

Sheeesh - that one was easy. Give me a harder one!


5 posted on 02/09/2011 1:19:56 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Responsibility2nd

Complete idiots. We do not have the money to do this and borrowing it from China is a sure way for them to own us! DUH


6 posted on 02/09/2011 1:20:35 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Lurker

Our VP is a regular moron.

Time for him to go away in a giggle jacket!!


7 posted on 02/09/2011 1:20:43 PM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Lurker
In brief, here's what's wrong with all forms of mass transit, including Biden's rail: You're just a passenger. You're at the mercy of where "public" transit chooses to take you. And, typically, you're surrounded by menacing ghetto trash and subhuman debris babbling away in some third-world foreign tongue.

In contrast, with a car you're a driver. You control your own destiny and can go wherever you desire whenever you want.

It's abundantly obvious that Conservatives as lovers of liberty and personal freedom oppose mass transit, which is just another manifestation of Marxism.

8 posted on 02/09/2011 1:21:02 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

I am trying to find out what the Lib Obsession with these trains is all about. It is getting out of control. Who is paying them off?


9 posted on 02/09/2011 1:22:06 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They already own your kids, Joe. You sold them off to, “let’s see”. . . George Soros, China, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Union bosses, and maybe the mob. You and everyone around you have sold yourselves to the highest bidder.


10 posted on 02/09/2011 1:22:06 PM PST by mia
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t have any kids so I’ll keep driving my truck unhindered by the whims of unionistas.


11 posted on 02/09/2011 1:22:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Stand Up Chuck!


12 posted on 02/09/2011 1:22:44 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Wait a minute. I thought that the Democrats wanted to KILL our children, not merely to own them. The latter is the goal of the Islamofascist terrorists; consider, for example, the enslavement of the non-Muslims and black Muslims in Islamic Republic of the Sudan. The Democrats now very clearly want to cosign to slavery whatever proportion of our posterity we refuse to kill.


13 posted on 02/09/2011 1:22:48 PM PST by dufekin (Name our lead enemy: Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Islamofascist terrorist dictator)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Vice President Biden, if you can put the beer down for a moment, please explain the business case for high-speed rail and how taxpayers will not subsidize the industry forever, like it is subsidized in every other country.


14 posted on 02/09/2011 1:23:01 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“If we don’t get a grip, folks, they’ll not only be teaching us, they’re gonna own our kids.” What?
_________________________________________

Not WHAT

WHO ???

Or WHOM ???


15 posted on 02/09/2011 1:23:21 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: screaminsunshine
I am trying to find out what the Lib Obsession with these trains is all about.

The plan to put us on them someday, to the camps.

16 posted on 02/09/2011 1:23:39 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Touch my tagline and I'll have you arrested)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They? WHO exactly is this fearsome, “they”...?

High-speed rail is in Japan, and now in China.

So the scary “they” are asians? Does this include gas-pumpers? Are they, too, “they”...? Does he hate asians?

MultiCulti has run amoke, sure but didn’t one of OUR most senior guys have to resign for the word, Macacca?

I find it interesting that only conservatives need fear falling victim to charges of insensitivity.


17 posted on 02/09/2011 1:24:33 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Responsibility2nd

If he’s worried about children, he had better become pro-life.


18 posted on 02/09/2011 1:24:40 PM PST by ducdriver (judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta. (Ps. 42))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Every filthy Muslim with a monkey wrench would destroy these easy targets along thousands of miles of unprotected track. It’ll never work in a multicultural hell hole society, but it’ll sure suck the money out of our blood.... which is the whole point.


19 posted on 02/09/2011 1:25:42 PM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: screaminsunshine

My theory is that they govern by means of sitting in the dorm room and drinking bong water. (Well that and paying off friends and punishing enemies). But when there’s no apparent logical explanation - remember - bong water.

1. Ethanol.
2. Trains.
3. Electric cars.
4. Windmills.
5. Burying carbon underground.
6. Painting roofs of houses white.

The list goes on and on and on.


20 posted on 02/09/2011 1:25:49 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Responsibility2nd
"If we don't get a grip, folks..."
 
 
 
Ah, that ol' Joe Biden. He knows how to get a grip all right.
 
 

See?

21 posted on 02/09/2011 1:26:31 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: NeoCaveman

I am serious. The only angle that could get this much pressure on them is minorities or Unions. Is there a Union angle?


22 posted on 02/09/2011 1:26:31 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

I had not thought of Bong Water. I was thinking maybe a bad batch of Acid. Or spiked Starbucks Coffee.


23 posted on 02/09/2011 1:28:23 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Joe Biden must be using the out-of-date meds again.

He certainly is good for a laugh, tho.

Someday, someone will write a book that is nothing but Joe Biden quotes & make a mint. Bathroom joke reading at it’s best.


24 posted on 02/09/2011 1:28:43 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Responsibility2nd

High speed rail prevents slavery. Um...okay.


25 posted on 02/09/2011 1:29:04 PM PST by MeganC (Soli Deo Gloria)
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To: re_nortex

and you can fill your car with SAUDI petrodollars?


26 posted on 02/09/2011 1:29:13 PM PST by jd777
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To: Responsibility2nd
Vice President Joe Biden commented that, "If we don't get a grip, folks, they'll not only be teaching us, they're gonna own our kids."

What?

What? This is what....

If you look up STOO-PID in the dictionary you'll see Biden's picture.

(I'd be surprised if he could put his socks on in the morning without help.)

27 posted on 02/09/2011 1:30:18 PM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Congressman. But I repeat myself. [Mark Twain])
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To: Responsibility2nd

The looks on those faces are priceless. Definitely the fat guy who BiteMe is molesting, but also the guy sitting behind the fat guy to the right of the picture!


28 posted on 02/09/2011 1:31:07 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Tennessee Nana

“Not WHAT

WHO ???”

The countries that did “get a grip,” i.e., the ones spending money on high-speed rail.

Historians, philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, political scientists, and thinkers of all kinds have long debated what makes Civilizations great. They’ve covered attributes from language to technology to religion, politics, and economy. Geography has long been a favorite, for instance proximity to rivers and coasts. Leave it to Biden to unlock the ultimate key to power: high-speed rail. That’s it: mass transit systems (which nobody use).


29 posted on 02/09/2011 1:32:00 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Responsibility2nd
The idiot is off his meds again..When I think he has said the stupidest thing he surprises me and comes up with something stupider..The Moron is in la la land..
30 posted on 02/09/2011 1:32:43 PM PST by PLD
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To: Responsibility2nd

Biden, anyone with a room temp IQ owns you.


31 posted on 02/09/2011 1:33:08 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: RingerSIX

Did you know that if you go to McMaster.com (McMaster-Carr) you can buy a train derailer for $550 bucks still to this day?

I ran across it while I was ordering some stuff and about fell out of my chair when I clicked on it yesterday. I would think you would need an FBI background check to buy one of those things, but I guess not.


32 posted on 02/09/2011 1:35:07 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: jd777
and you can fill your car with SAUDI petrodollars?

We have the best highway system in the world. With some tweaking (e.g. Paid Express Lanes) and some homemade innovation (mechanized car moving lanes) we can greatly increase our fuel efficiency per people mile moved.


33 posted on 02/09/2011 1:35:52 PM PST by kenavi (The good ol' US of A: 57 state laboratories for the future.)
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To: screaminsunshine
*** I am trying to find out what the Lib Obsession with these trains is all about. ***

The kid was sooooooo poor growing up he never had one of THESE:

So now he wants to play Engineer.
Only with REAL trains.
...............
34 posted on 02/09/2011 1:36:12 PM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Congressman. But I repeat myself. [Mark Twain])
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To: screaminsunshine
The only angle that could get this much pressure on them is minorities or Unions. Is there a Union angle?

The jobs would all be unionized, as they are in current rail business, but the issue I think runs deeper. Liberals are control freaks. They don't like seeing individuals driving wherever they want, whenever they want, scattered and bunched along thousands of miles of roadway. It is messy. It is not neat. It is inefficient, this freedom business. It is out of control. Unacceptible.

35 posted on 02/09/2011 1:37:39 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

They want a giant ant farm.


36 posted on 02/09/2011 1:40:08 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What a great country and land of oppurtunity. A place where a complete moron can become VPOTUS.


37 posted on 02/09/2011 1:43:11 PM PST by wny
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To: jd777
and you can fill your car with SAUDI petrodollars?

Saudis? Labor unions? Mass transit? They're all evil, just different shades of looters.

Sarah Palin has the proven solution:

DRILL BABY DRILL!

Problem solved and we can keep our freedom and our cars.
38 posted on 02/09/2011 1:44:00 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Abathar

Can you imagine a train hitting that at 200mph?


39 posted on 02/09/2011 1:44:00 PM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

40 posted on 02/09/2011 1:45:29 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: RingerSIX

Yes, that’s why I was completely shocked you could buy one. Of course owning tool and die business like I do I realize that just about anyone could make one with a Bridgeport, but still, why make it so easy for them?


41 posted on 02/09/2011 1:46:55 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Take money out of roads and roads deteriorate. As roads deteriorate, upkeep on cars becomes ever more expensive. As automobile costs rise people will be forced to move to cities where rail is available transportation.

Rail limits how much you can carry and where you can carry it to. My ideal vacation means spending hours driving down washboard two tracks with a thousand lbs of camping gear. Rail will prevent me from despoiling the wilderness with my presence.


42 posted on 02/09/2011 1:47:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: re_nortex
right on!~

DRILL, BABY DRILL -

also BUILD THE HIGH SPEED RAILS _

AND 1 New NUCLEAR POWER PLANT in EVERY STATE!

Also double food production

He's my motto = PRODUCE, BABY PRODUCE

43 posted on 02/09/2011 1:49:00 PM PST by jd777
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To: Responsibility2nd; Willie Green; All
"Times like this is when I miss Willie Green"

Me too!!


44 posted on 02/09/2011 1:50:20 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Responsibility2nd

You know WG is reading and saving everyone of these articles. Then he takes them into a closet like a kid with porn and.........


45 posted on 02/09/2011 1:51:16 PM PST by Recon Dad ( Zero point two... Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The shame of it is we expect this idiot to put both feet in his mouth.


46 posted on 02/09/2011 1:54:48 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V.........................................)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I really don't understand the obsession the left has with high speed rail.

Can someone explain, in simple English, why the left continues to insist on pumping money down this rathole?

47 posted on 02/09/2011 1:55:16 PM PST by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Biden is a fool.


48 posted on 02/09/2011 1:58:08 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Abathar

I don’t think it’d take more than 20-30 bucks to go down to the local hardware store and build something that would perform the same function. Particularly for a train that was moving fast. The whole idea is pure hatred of America. And just think how they can employ lots of new people in brown shirts to “control” those thousands of miles of vulnerable track.


49 posted on 02/09/2011 1:58:26 PM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Lurker

Yet again, I must apologize to all of America for Delaware’s failure to deport him to the Château d’If.

Any school that he attended must be busy scrubbing his name from the alum list.


50 posted on 02/09/2011 1:59:19 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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