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Turnpike targets $3.75 Million for Traveler Information Systems (1996: Rick Santorun Pork)
Pennsylvania Turnpike ^ | October 7, 1996 | Kathy Liebler

Posted on 06/16/2011 5:49:27 PM PDT by JimWayne

"I want to thank several members of Pennsylvania's Congressional delegation for their bi-partisan support in securing the ITS grant," Durbin said. "Senators Arlen Spector and Rick Santorum were outstanding in their support of this effort. Congressmen Tom Foglietta, John Fox, John Murtha and Joe McDade were also instrumental in securing the funding in the House of Representatives. I thank them all and look forward to their continued support as the Turnpike moves toward the implementation of more advanced information and communication systems."

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


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cannibalism; pork; ricksantorum; searchingforzencon
Intelligent Transportation Systems, Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) and Variable Message Signs (VMS). Wow! This is what Rick Santorum stands for.
1 posted on 06/16/2011 5:49:33 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: JimWayne

Another cannibalistic poster. The democrats LOVE people like you. Republican cannibals are why democrats, even though they are in the extreme minority, keep getting elected.

Santorum is one of the good guys. Anyone can see that.


2 posted on 06/16/2011 5:56:17 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

“Santorum is one of the good guys. Anyone can see that.”

Dittos.


3 posted on 06/16/2011 5:57:24 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Wrong. I support Sarah Palin and politicians like her. Santorum is a Romney supporter. I will never forgive him. So he steals my money and you still support him? He voted for ethanol, voted for Amtrak and supported Mitt Romney. He will once again support Mitt Romney (if Romney wins due to the conservative votes getting split, I am willing to wager that Santorum will be his running mate). I cannot support Rick Santorum no matter what. The moderates who believe in “bipartisanship” should join the Democrat Party.


4 posted on 06/16/2011 6:00:40 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: Parley Baer

Better than bridges to no where, tunnels to no where, airports with no passengers.


5 posted on 06/16/2011 6:01:26 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin, the only candidate to be vetted by the NY Times, the Washington Post and NBC.)
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To: Parley Baer

If he is a good guy, why did he vote for ethanol (this is related to Climate Change)? Why did he endorse Mitt Romney? Why did he get pork funding for useless stuff like those listed above? Why did he want even more theft in favor of Amtrak? Answer why I should support all of these.


6 posted on 06/16/2011 6:02:26 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: JimWayne
When I first saw the dozens on dozens of EZ-Pass card readers going up I thought they might be alpha-particle capable radiation detectors. I was happy. But I stopped and yapped with an installation crew about them. Discovered they were for traffic flow monitoring by ID'g individual vehicles, passenger occupancy, speed and route.

So instead of protecting us against dirty bombs, I find they are more likely to be used to tax and fine.

7 posted on 06/16/2011 6:02:57 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

So by that logic, we should let the pubbies say one thing after they have done something else... And then excuse it away so they can get elected...

ALL the declared candidates have warts... I for one want to see who the BEST is during the primary process. If that means calling EACH & EVERY one of them out, then so be it... The “debate” the other night was disgraceful. They should have been beating up on each other more and 0bama less... One only need to look around to see what he’s accomplished...

“Without Carter, there would not have been Reagan”...

Where’s our Reagan?


8 posted on 06/16/2011 6:03:21 PM PDT by bfh333 ("Hope"... "Change"... You better HOPE you have some CHANGE after the next 4 years!)
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To: JimWayne
If Rick Santorum was simply demanding that federal gas taxes paid by Pennsylvania motorists be spent on highways in Pennsylvania, what is wrong with that?

I sure as hell wish our useless congressional delegation down here in Maryland would do that, why should we have to pay tolls to use our roads when our gas taxes are used to pay for shiny new non-toll highways in other states.

9 posted on 06/16/2011 6:03:33 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

He also supported abortion in 1990 before he learnt to use the pro-life rhetoric to get votes.


10 posted on 06/16/2011 6:03:56 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: bfh333

Not only that, even Reagan had his liberal moments. No GOP contender is perfect, but every liberal contender is awful.


11 posted on 06/16/2011 6:05:42 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: bfh333

“Where’s our Reagan?”

By your logic, you would have blackballed Reagan for MANY, MANY things he did.

I’m glad you’re serious, but you have to divide between sheep and goats/wheat and chaff a little more carefully than the way these Connibals do.


12 posted on 06/16/2011 6:06:38 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: pnh102

Why give a Federal Taxation scheme even more reason for being and grow the stakeholders in the moneys shanghaied for us by such taxation?


13 posted on 06/16/2011 6:08:20 PM PDT by bvw
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To: bvw

“alpha-particle capable radiation detectors”

There would be no point in putting up such a device. An alpha particle is HUGE. They have a maximum travelling distance of a few inches.

But yeah, tracking technology sucks. Don’t get an EZ-pass!


14 posted on 06/16/2011 6:08:48 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
Santorum supported Specter instead of Toomey - why should we trust him?
15 posted on 06/16/2011 6:15:38 PM PDT by Turtlepower
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To: JimWayne

Santorum isn’t the worst of the lot, but I heard him defend earmarks on the Bill Bennett show a few weeks back when a move was made to end earmarks. I think too much D.C. rubbed off on him when he was in the House and Senate.


16 posted on 06/16/2011 6:16:25 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: JimWayne

Wow....you dug deep to find this on Santorum. He is a decent man despite his flaws....he won’t need your help, he’s going nowhere


17 posted on 06/16/2011 6:16:36 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (bye bye you pervert!!!!)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

http://www.iaea.org/OurWork/SV/Safeguards/Symposium/2010/Documents/PapersRepository/023.pdf

http://www.npl.co.uk/upload/pdf/20101117_irmf_gilligan.pdf

Sort of ...


18 posted on 06/16/2011 6:18:23 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Turtlepower

I’m not saying “trust”. Only God deserves trust!

What’s he doing anyway? Is he running for the nomination? This is the 1st news I’ve read today


19 posted on 06/16/2011 6:18:56 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: JimWayne

Yawn. Find a new hobby, will you?


20 posted on 06/16/2011 6:21:28 PM PDT by Antoninus (Fair warning to the GOP--nominate a RINO and I'm going 3rd party.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

I knew it’s early in the process but I don’t think conservatives should be offering any kind of support to candidates like Santorum. I don’t think he’ll go anywhere but he doesn’t deserve any support at this point.


21 posted on 06/16/2011 6:23:25 PM PDT by Turtlepower
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To: Turtlepower
Well, I don't know what he deserves, but the fact is, yes, he will end up being a three-per-center due to his lack of consistency over time. Playing beltway whorehouse politics by backstabbing Toomey was a permanent deal breaker for me. What is to keep him from betraying some other vital cause after gaining power? Nothing.
22 posted on 06/16/2011 6:37:36 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: JimWayne

Let’s see...that would be 15 years ago. The duty of a Congresscritter has always been to get the perks for his district. For better or for worse, if it was out there, it was his duty to get it. He wasn’t a policy-maker, and there was a lot of money flowing around at that time.

Actually, I like Santorum but I wasn’t really gung-ho...until now. Anybody the Dems are trying to destroy must have something going for him!


23 posted on 06/16/2011 6:42:13 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius
The duty of a Congresscritter has always been to get the perks for his district.

No it has not been so. That is a sick view of duty.

Here is the DUTY of any Congressman, according to the Constitution:

“I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

24 posted on 06/16/2011 6:45:20 PM PDT by bvw
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To: bvw

Yes, but realistically speaking, Congressman have always been the little guy’s voice in DC, particularly when this meant a project that could bring bucks to their districts.

One of the reasons certain Congressmen were so popular even though they were totally lame in other ways was that you could literally complain to them about a lack of street lighting in your town ... and if they were clever, it would get fixed.

Is this a good thing? No, but that’s reality. I don’t think one can blame Santorum for getting things for his district.


25 posted on 06/16/2011 7:04:20 PM PDT by livius
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Tracking technology paid for by the government that can serve advanced taxation schemes such as peak usage fees does indeed suck. And the cameras allow for expansion beyond just EZ pass holders.

Plus you were a bit wrong about the rad scanners. Not about the distance most alphas travel — the limit of direct detection. But here I went and looked up just a couple of articles that use alternative technology than sees alphas farther away.

Admittedly I overestimated how far that technology progressed to date, but when I first saw these poles going up on the side of the road I thought they housed air sampling radiation detection devices, and that gave me to speculate about the other parts hanging on them which I later learned were EZ pass scanners, as I did.

In any case this is a very timely article to post. Mr. Santorum and his supporters should welcome it. It’s an opportunity to explain, expound and expand—to reach outwards towards concerned voters. That’s the way of winners.

You seem to take the posting of it as a entree to complain, to demand silent compliance, to hector, to cloak. To belittle the concerned. That’s the way of losers.


26 posted on 06/16/2011 7:12:09 PM PDT by bvw
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To: livius

Yes I can blame ANY representative who turns government into a hog farm with hogs to be slaughtered, butchered, cured, canned and shipped back to his district. THAT is against the oath.


27 posted on 06/16/2011 7:15:11 PM PDT by bvw
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To: bvw
Why give a Federal Taxation scheme even more reason for being and grow the stakeholders in the moneys shanghaied for us by such taxation?

Agreed, there should be no federal fuel tax. But as long as it exists, the people paying it should derive some benefit from it.

28 posted on 06/16/2011 7:27:23 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102
If Rick Santorum was simply demanding that federal gas taxes paid by Pennsylvania motorists be spent on highways in Pennsylvania, what is wrong with that?

If Rick Santorum was simply demanding that federal gas taxes paid by Pennsylvania motorists be spent on frivolous gadgets to be installed on highways in Pennsylvania, what is wrong with that?

There, fixed your question for you.

29 posted on 06/16/2011 7:33:07 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: Antoninus
Your tagline reads, "Fair warning to the GOP--nominate a RINO and I'm going 3rd party."

No, you are not. You will probably be defending the RINOs.

30 posted on 06/16/2011 7:36:36 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: pnh102

Oh? As long as your sister is a non-virgin ...

What wonderful logic (NOT) that is.


31 posted on 06/16/2011 7:39:21 PM PDT by bvw
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To: livius; bvw
Yes, but realistically speaking, Congressman have always been the little guy’s voice in DC, particularly when this meant a project that could bring bucks to their districts.

Clearly, there is a divide between people who believe in an ideology and people like you who are in it for the freebies you get by robbing other people.

32 posted on 06/16/2011 7:39:34 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: JimWayne

LOL! Good one.


33 posted on 06/16/2011 7:40:10 PM PDT by bvw
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To: JimWayne

Oh for pete’s sake. Nobody is robbing anybody. As I pointed out, the money was there and it was there for projects of that sort. He would have been remiss if he didn’t try to get it for his district.

Would he even vote for a project like this now? I doubt it.

But don’t cut him down for something done 15 years ago that was neither illegal, immoral or something that every congress critter didn’t think he was sent there to do.

I don’t know what planet you live on, but it sure ain’t this one.


34 posted on 06/16/2011 8:14:56 PM PDT by livius
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To: bvw

That money is collected by the federal government. Should it be collected (in such quantities)? No.

But it is and it is then either spent to buy a new jet for the president or spent on somebody’s highway project or somebody’s insane research project or simply given away (like the 6 billion dollars shipped to Iraq that disappeared).

In an ideal world, the entire tax system would be revised and the federal government wouldn’t get enough money to be able to throw it away. But as long as it is what it is, getting something for his district is what a congressman does, and there’s far worse uses of the money.

Why are some folks here suddenly digging up stuff done 15 years ago...as I said, neither illegal nor immoral, nor, in fact, necessarily wrong...to attack somebody who is pretty conservative in other ways? Are we doing “circular firing squad,” or are we doing Dem operative stuff?


35 posted on 06/16/2011 8:25:19 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

We best be doing Dem operative stuff, because the Primary season is the exactly proper time and place to do it!

If we are slack about digging up all the dirt, emptying the closets of skeletons and airing them out, those very Dem operatives will make the most of them come election time.


36 posted on 06/17/2011 6:49:59 AM PDT by bvw
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