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Harry Reid Takes On the Great Issue of Our Day . . . Bike Paths! (Glumster Avoiding Jobs Bill?)
The Weekly Standard ^ | September 15, 2011 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 09/16/2011 4:38:25 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Senate majority leader Harry Reid was in full form this morning, taking on the great issue of our day . . . bike paths!

Harry Reid: "Well, for most Americans, [bike paths] are absolutely important. It's good for purposes of allowing people to travel, um, without burning all the fossil fuel on the highways. I got up this morning really early, and went out and did my exercise. I'm not exaggerating--scores!--at least 30 or 40 bikes--so scores may be a slight exaggeration--of people, not just for exercise, traveling to work. Backpacks on--they are going to work. That's what bike paths are all about!"


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; harryreid; jobsbill
Watch the VIDEO of Dingy Harry talking about this "momentous issue." Sounds like he is AVOIDING Obama's Jobs Bill. BTW, is it even a bill yet? Has it been put down in writing?
1 posted on 09/16/2011 4:38:30 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

I’ve biked on roads and paths. Sometimes it’s nice to be protected from car traffic. But if cyclists had to pay per capita use taxes these things would never be built.


2 posted on 09/16/2011 4:41:05 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: jimfree

What percentage of the Birkenstockers on bike paths do you think are socialist rats? 80%? 90%? Let them pay for their own recreation. As for those sound barriers - dont buy a house next to an interstate. IDIOTS.


3 posted on 09/16/2011 4:54:34 AM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12)
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To: PJ-Comix

His end game would be to erect tax booths on the paths that he get’s built, complete with EZ Pass and Cash Only lanes. He should just go back to defending Cowboy Poetry.


4 posted on 09/16/2011 5:02:00 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: PJ-Comix

I don’t think I’ve ever read a more inane group of sentences from any politician. “Scores! Scores, I tell you! There were Scores of bicycles. Well, maybe 30 - 40.”

Yeah, that’s the ticket to save the world.

And this from the leader of the world’s greatest deliberative body. What a joke.


5 posted on 09/16/2011 5:05:59 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: PJ-Comix

And I thought Sharon Angle was dumb!! This man is from another PLANET!


6 posted on 09/16/2011 5:10:23 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: conservaterian

Since I ride a bike, and a number of my friends also have bikes and ride them - I’ll have to disagree with your numbers. We are all conservative.

Most of us ride on regular roads for exercise - not to work - and it’s a matter of picking your routes.

There are just as many rude drivers as there are rude bikers. I’ve seen both plenty of times.


7 posted on 09/16/2011 5:12:33 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Reid should donate his cars to the Mormon Church.


8 posted on 09/16/2011 5:19:00 AM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: PJ-Comix

I work thirthy miles away from my home. Out in the middle of nowhere. Would they build a bike path here? And supply me with a rocket booster so I could make it to work in a reasonable time?

Or are they just trying to force us all into ghettos where we have to live in each other’s laps?


9 posted on 09/16/2011 5:20:57 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: PJ-Comix

Ever notice that you see the typo AFTER you hit post the second time? “Thirty”


10 posted on 09/16/2011 5:22:14 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: PeteB570

I’m a biker too and there are more rude bikers than drivers. They think they’re saving the planet and cars are the enemy. Bikers are overwhelmingly liberal and fun to tweak.

Pray for America


11 posted on 09/16/2011 5:26:01 AM PDT by bray (Palin is hated by the establishment of both Parties. Winner!)
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To: PJ-Comix

I will only ride on a bike path that The Union Bike Path Builders of America have built...


12 posted on 09/16/2011 5:29:45 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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I heard a clip of dingy hairy on the bill yesterday. He is just as stupid as 0 bummer and debbie blabermouth schultz. We have a number of bikers in Austin. The city has taken several four lane roads and turned the right lanes into bike lanes. Traffic is horrible in Austin anyway, but the bikers just had to have their own lanes.

The Austin PD is starting to crack down on bikers that run traffic lights, stop signs and other traffic laws. KLBJ ran a morning talk show segment about the PD giving bikers tickets and a number of them called in and bitched about getting ticketed. If they want the lanes, make them buy plates and insurance.

Two got arrested yesterday in a road rage incident. They were stupid enough to ram a pickup truck, got in front of the truck and started beating on it with their wheel locks. Did over $1500 damage by breaking the driver’s door window and plenty of dents. Both are still in Travis county jail. One of these days, they will be looking at a 9mm or .45 when they open the driver’s door. You can’t fix stupid.


13 posted on 09/16/2011 5:37:40 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Anything to distract from the real issue: Obama destroying America.


14 posted on 09/16/2011 5:39:22 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: bray
I’m a biker too and there are more rude bikers than drivers.

Nothing annoys a road biker more than someone on a mountain bike that keeps up with and then passes them. I have an old Bridgestone with big fat slicks just for that purpose. Otherwise, I hate riding on roads and bike paths.

15 posted on 09/16/2011 5:40:10 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: PJ-Comix

The 600 pound gorilla in the room must feel awfully neglected by Reid.


16 posted on 09/16/2011 5:44:41 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama - Wear The Fail!)
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To: Dixie Yooper

Only one thing annoys most Oregon bikers more than that, a God Bless You as you pass. Most are Gaia cultists doing penance for global warming.

Pray for America


17 posted on 09/16/2011 5:46:23 AM PDT by bray (Palin is hated by the establishment of both Parties. Winner!)
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To: PJ-Comix

That butt hole is a frigging nut, I think he has old timers, bet he does not own a bike. Riding a bike requires balance, harry has none.


18 posted on 09/16/2011 5:46:53 AM PDT by org.whodat (so Perry's purchase price starts at $5001.00: and $29,000 , was a sell.)
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To: conservaterian

People buy a house close to the road so they can say my box is bigger than your box, but then so is his wife’s rear.


19 posted on 09/16/2011 5:49:36 AM PDT by org.whodat (so Perry's purchase price starts at $5001.00: and $29,000 , was a sell.)
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To: jimfree

Should bike paths even be considered by the federal government? If this isn’t a local issue and out of the purview of the federal government, what the hell is?


20 posted on 09/16/2011 5:51:16 AM PDT by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Watch the VIDEO of Dingy Harry talking about this "momentous issue." Sounds like he is AVOIDING Obama's Jobs Bill. BTW, is it even a bill yet? Has it been put down in writing?

According to an ad on TV this AM, Chairman ObaMao has it posted online so everyone can read his Little Red Bill.

Ali-Bama and his Filthy Thieves need another $500 Billion or so to buy a new, improved, jobs lamp.

21 posted on 09/16/2011 5:55:28 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama - Wear The Fail!)
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To: bray
Most are Gaia cultists doing penance for global warming

What fools! Don't they realize they are exhaling more carbon dioxide then someone sitting at home watching reruns of Hogan's Hero's?

22 posted on 09/16/2011 5:59:08 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: PJ-Comix

Ever heard of a “Road Diet”? The radicals who run my local community think putting in bike paths is a great way to get rid of cars.


23 posted on 09/16/2011 6:32:36 AM PDT by lwd
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To: Arrowhead1952
The city has taken several four lane roads and turned the right lanes into bike lanes.

The commies call that a "Road Diet".

24 posted on 09/16/2011 6:36:24 AM PDT by lwd
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To: lwd

well, they can take that road diet and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine. The nutjobs in Austin wanted to have one four lane street blocked for 12 or 15 blocks for bikes only. That would really have been good for the businesses. NOT!


25 posted on 09/16/2011 7:31:55 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: jimfree

Apparently Dirth Harry has lived too long in his Washington DC fancy hotel apartment.

He sure hasn’t been driving around his home state of Nevada.

State highways out here are gravel & streets on the map grid are dirt.

In a part of the nation- DC- where winter can be a really pain, riding bikes isn’t high on very many lists. Besides—how long would you have your bike in a city that has sich high crime rates???


26 posted on 09/16/2011 7:41:52 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: jimfree

Apparently Dirth Harry has lived too long in his Washington DC fancy hotel apartment.

He sure hasn’t been driving around his home state of Nevada.

State highways out here are gravel & streets on the map grid are dirt.

In a part of the nation- DC- where winter can be a really pain, riding bikes isn’t high on very many lists. Besides—how long would you have your bike in a city that has such high crime rates???


27 posted on 09/16/2011 7:42:10 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: conservaterian

Madison, Wisconsin, AKA MADISTAN, jumped at Federal Money to put in paved bike paths all over the city.

There is a sting attached, tho.

Such money from the Feds demands that maintenance must be current & that all paths MUST be kept open 24/7/365.

Since there is often a winter with fair amounts of snow in Madistan, such paths must be kept OPEN.

They are too narrow to plow with a truck, so they must use manual labor & snowblowers to keep them open all winter.

There is ALWAYS a Birkenstocker or 3 to call up & demand that such plowing be done immediately, all winter long.

The manual labor cost of such path clearing is far exceeding the cost of the path in the first place, which Madistan could have done with their own money & their own rules about winter clearing efforts.


28 posted on 09/16/2011 7:49:42 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: PJ-Comix
What the hell do bike paths have to do with the important issues like the Cowboy Poetry Society?!!


29 posted on 09/16/2011 8:41:16 AM PDT by pookie18 (Palin/(Rubio or West) '12)
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