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Secret document reveals why BMW drivers are asshats
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Posted on 12/21/2011 12:23:43 AM PST by Impala64ssa

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To: Portcall24

Allow me to explain. LOL

We all drive on the right. So why is it that on foot or in stores, people drive on the left?

WTF is that?

Seems to me if we just use the same mindset on traffic control in the office or the store that it would result in less smacking into one another and less aggravation in general.


51 posted on 12/21/2011 2:43:34 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Impala64ssa

You can’t strap a buck to the hood so what good are they?


52 posted on 12/21/2011 2:44:10 AM PST by Salamander (If I'm too rough, tell me.....I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands.)
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To: Little Pig

Baja 1000 vehicles have it going on.

Yeah its a kidney rattler and a back shaker.


53 posted on 12/21/2011 2:46:30 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Mine was Trans Am Red with black vinyl seats, 3 speed manual and it was one of the best cars I ever owned.

Blacked the windows, jacked it up, put on fat tires, a Thrush muffler and 200W stereo in it.
[a big fat hairy deal for the late 70s]

Among other things, I mud-bogged in it down at the river.
It went -anywhere-.

The odometer stopped working at 249,000+ miles and I drove it for 2 years after that.

Some kid bought it out of a local junkyard and was driving down WV I-81 about 2 weeks later.

For all I know, it’s still out there somewhere.

Made some great memories in that car.

[Hey lady! Where’s the rest of your car?”

LOL


54 posted on 12/21/2011 2:51:42 AM PST by Salamander (If I'm too rough, tell me.....I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Indeed


55 posted on 12/21/2011 2:52:05 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Salamander
I defer to your wild. ☺
56 posted on 12/21/2011 2:54:01 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Salamander

We kinda grew up the same way I think.

Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath and SS Chevelles, Deep Purple, Highway star.

I only owned the 8 track tapes, I could never afford the cars.

Took a 67 chevelle rag top for a hell ride once through a field.


57 posted on 12/21/2011 3:05:18 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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I’m kinda an off road guy


58 posted on 12/21/2011 3:06:52 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: dennisw

Or those that ride the brake pedal!


59 posted on 12/21/2011 3:15:33 AM PST by StayoutdaBushesWay (Every man dies, but not every man really lives.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I drove cross country several times at a good clip. BMW drivers saved me from a lot of speeding tickets. Get in front of the Beemer, drop your speed about 1 mile an hour, and the Beemer driver will shoot out and pass you. Let him get a few hundred yards ahead of you and follow him. He’ll get pulled over before you do! God bless beemer drivers!


60 posted on 12/21/2011 3:25:50 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Explorer89

In California, there is no such thing as lane change signaling. If you see someone with a signal blinking on a freeway it means that driver is requesting that cars block him on the signal side.

Blocking is state law. Try signaling for it and you’ll see.

Don’t signal and you want be blocked.


61 posted on 12/21/2011 3:44:02 AM PST by 386wt ( /s)
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To: mylife

I got into a duel with another driving my family up from Virgina to Massachusetts for Christmas in 1987. On a lonley stretch of the NJ Turnpike in the dead of night, I’m in cruise control in my ‘86 Astro doing a comfortable 65 MPH (speed limit 55) minding my own business. Out of the inky darkness another car overtakes me, and shifts into my lane, the right lane (it’s two lane in this stretch) and slows down to 55!

No problem, I go into the left lane resume cruise control and when I am safely ahead, shift right. You know where this is going, he overtakes, and squats in front of me and slows down to 55. This goes on a few times, the fouth or fifth time, I don’t touch the brakes when he pulls in front of me and slowly creep up on his bumper. When I’m about half a car length behind him, my wife inquires, “Why don’t you just leave him alone?” in *that* tone of voice.

The same thing happened coming down from Maine. Only in broad daylight. A Yorker woman, with two young men, probably sons, in her car did this on I-95, in much heavier traffic, and me in lane 2 of 4, counting from the left. I finally pulled up to a foot behind her bumper, at which point she pulled over to the right and left me alone.


62 posted on 12/21/2011 3:46:17 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: 386wt

want == won’t


63 posted on 12/21/2011 3:46:28 AM PST by 386wt
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To: Impala64ssa

Gee, they seem like pretty nice cars to me. Wish I could afford one...


64 posted on 12/21/2011 3:52:00 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Pack animals!


65 posted on 12/21/2011 3:53:54 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
When I’m about half a car length behind him, my wife inquires, “Why don’t you just leave him alone?” in *that* tone of voice.

Hilarious!

66 posted on 12/21/2011 3:56:33 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Impala64ssa

Mercedes drivers are worse.


67 posted on 12/21/2011 4:00:45 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: 386wt

That is just too funny.


68 posted on 12/21/2011 4:00:49 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: mylife

Why do seniors drive 46 mph every where. Urban or interstate...

Why do I have to punch the accelerator to th floor on my diesel to dim a tailgating fool with their high beams on with clouds of black smoke .....:o)


69 posted on 12/21/2011 4:01:25 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Jonty30
Psych studies have shown that wealthy people tend to be more calloused about social graces, due to the lesser need for them, because they are more self-sufficient.

Another big influence is how much gun control a state has. The more gun control, the more rude the drivers. An armed society is a polite society.

70 posted on 12/21/2011 4:04:18 AM PST by Reeses (TV gives men a window into what women want, and it isn't pretty.)
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To: Reeses

You certainly could be right on that one.


71 posted on 12/21/2011 4:09:45 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: mylife

I got into a duel with another driving my family up from Virgina to Massachusetts for Christmas in 1987. On the NJ Turnpike, I’m in cruise control in my ‘86 Astro doing a comfortable 65 MPH (speed limit 55) minding my own business. Out of the inky darkness another car overtakes me, and shifts into my lane, the right lane (it’s two lane in this stretch) and slows down to 55!

No problem, I go into the left lane resume cruise control and when I am safely ahead, shift right. You know where this is going, he overtakes, and squats infront of me and slows down to 55. This goes on a few times, the fouth or fifth time, I don’t touch the brakes when he pulls in front of me and slowly creep up on his bumper. When I’m about half a car length behind him, my wife inquires, “Why don’t you just leave him alone?” in *that* tone of voice.

The same thing happened coming down from Maine, only


72 posted on 12/21/2011 4:12:40 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Little Pig

Bingo.

The stiffer springs on a 4x4 leave two good choices on speed bumps.

1) Slow down significantly.
2) Go for it.

Also depends on tire size.


73 posted on 12/21/2011 4:18:21 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Fresh Wind

Around here, it’s Lexus drivers.


74 posted on 12/21/2011 4:20:28 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Squantos
"Why do seniors drive 46 mph every where?"

You should ride with my mother in law in the Buick, God bless her. She constantly corrects the steering wheel, left right, left right, about 3 times a second regardless of road condition. She must think she's in the Dusenburg.

Luckily, she always lets me drive if I offer (after I move the seat back 2 feet and down 1.) :)

75 posted on 12/21/2011 4:23:27 AM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: 386wt

Lol.

Agreed and that’s so true. In these parts, turn signals are a sign of weakness.

Cracks me up.

Seriously. The moment you signal, at least one other driver around you will make some inconvenient response. Guaranteed.


76 posted on 12/21/2011 4:25:19 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Explorer89

Nothing wrong with that. Much better than the person with the habit of never using them, or the one that really gets me, using them as they are making the turn, not turning them on 50 or 100 yards before the turn.


77 posted on 12/21/2011 4:28:25 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Impala64ssa

God knows anytime I want to read something fair and balanced, of uncompromising literary quality, full of new thoughts and ideas, I always turn to something with the word “asshat” in the title!

Just sayin.
Whatever...


78 posted on 12/21/2011 4:32:47 AM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: mylife

The Phaeton is a 4 door. I’m not sure what that is, it looks like a concept car.

The Phaeton didn’t do well and has been take off the market. There are a very few here in the U.S., and a buddy in Germany bought a used diesel one there a few years ago for a song that he used to replace the Buick Riviera he took back. We visited about 5 years ago when they still had the Rivie, and let me tell you, THAT car got you some looks in Germany. You could just see people thinking “What the HECK is THAT!?”


79 posted on 12/21/2011 4:34:20 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Impala64ssa
Ive got a '55 chevy 210 sedan. It does have an automatic(powerglide), but with a single pot master cylinder and 4 wheel drums I've learned a bit of "anticipatory driving".

CC

80 posted on 12/21/2011 4:41:13 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: mylife
Why do people in jacked up pick ups “crawl” over speed bumps?

Lately, on my early morning drive to work, any kind of pickup, new or old, seems to be at least 5 mi/h under the speed limit. Used to be they would be flying and changing four lanes back and forth at a shot. Driving like Beamer pilots, essentially. (I own a pickup BTW, but don't use it for everyday driving.)

81 posted on 12/21/2011 4:46:27 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: mylife

Once I came up on a goose that was standing in the middle of my lane. It was not about to move, and as I went around it, it stood there honking at me!


82 posted on 12/21/2011 4:49:49 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Explorer89; dennisw

I’d much rather have useless signals than people not using them when needed or never using them at all.

Knowing what the other guy is going to do comes in very handy.

***
One thing that really gets me is the following. I’m driving along at the end of a long line of cars. There are no cars behind me for a mile. Some idiot pulls out of a street or drive to jump in ahead of me. He had to have saved at least 3 seconds on his trip.


83 posted on 12/21/2011 4:55:21 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: mylife

I’m sorry I missed *that* wild ride....LOL

I’ve been jammin’ to Uriah Heep on YouTube.

[too lazy to get up and get my CDs or iPod]...;D

Now to wind down with a little Trower.

8 tracks...wow.

When I was 12, I got a “portable” [friggin’ huge] 8 track player I took everywhere with me.

Had a case for the tapes and everything....looked like I was going backpacking all the time.

[God bless whomever invented MP3s...toting around 7500 songs on 8 tracks would kill me]


84 posted on 12/21/2011 4:59:18 AM PST by Salamander (If I'm too rough, tell me.....I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Or the opposite.

Around here we have turn lanes in the middle of the street. Too often, while in the left lane, someone will put on their left turn signal, almost come to a complete stop, while slowly (and I mean slowly) creeping into the turn lane, only fully being in it when they have to actually make the turn. Meanwhile, all the cars behind them are slowed to a crawl while the turn lane remains wide open...

Then we have the jokers in the right lane, who, on noticing a car slowing down in the left lane to take the above stated left turn, will slow down to match the speed of that guy turning left! I guess it’s instinctual, as they don’t want to get caught overtaking in the right lane, which used to be illegal.


85 posted on 12/21/2011 5:01:06 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: FreedomPoster
The Phaeton is a 4 door. I’m not sure what that is, it looks like a concept car.

It's an Eos (or an Eos concept car). But speaking of Phaetons, this video shows them being built in Germany, the factory is incredible.

Would you believe hardwood floors in a factory?

86 posted on 12/21/2011 5:01:16 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Impala64ssa

Another thing. I was taught that if you want to turn left at a green traffic light you are supposed to pull into the intersection a bit short of the center and wait for oncoming traffic to pass. Then you turn. This way, at least one or two cars can make the turn.

Lately, I’ve been behind a lot of people who wait behind the crosswalk and don’t get to turn. I’ve been behind people who have gone through two lights before they could turn. Happened just the other day.

Don’t they teach this in drivers ed? Did they change the rules and not tell me?


87 posted on 12/21/2011 5:03:48 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Around here, it's not the Beemer drivers as much as it is the old people in the Grand Marquis.

I don't know how many times I've been stuck behind Granny Gums tootling down the road at 25mph in a 40 or 50 mph zone. And when they turn, you might as well put it in park and whip out a magazine, cause you're gonna be there for a while.

Anytime I see a car up ahead that has a handicap sticker hanging from the rearview mirror or that familiar wheelchair on the license plate, I put any ideas about getting to where I'm going on time completely out of my mind.

88 posted on 12/21/2011 5:09:22 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: dennisw

How about the idiots who use turn signals when there is no need for one. Such as they are in a place where they have to make a turn. My observation is that same people fail to put on their headlights when it rains. Plus they don’t signal when they should at least as a courtesy/heads up to others.

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Hilarious. Stressing about folks who use turn signals too much. Try the decaf.

It’s called force of habit, Dennis. I catch myself doing it sometimes when I turn into the parking garage at work for no other reason than I am making a right turn where the right turn is the only option.

I am a bit concerned that you have followed enough of the unnecessary turn signal users to come up with the theory that they also don’t signal when they should and don’t turn their lights on when it rans. Again, try the decaf and maybe consider letting it go.


89 posted on 12/21/2011 5:11:26 AM PST by dmz
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To: Smokin' Joe; mylife
Why do people in Vettes limit themselves to “30 mph”?

Because they know the radar gun will be pointed at them first.

So true. The fastest vehicle from Point A to Point B is probably something like a gray-green Subaru Forester with a thick coat of dirt. Add the WRX model's go-fast bits and pieces to that mini-wagon and you'd have a road-going rally car that the cops would tend to ignore. Sort of like the "Jackie Chan" entry in the original Cannonball Run, minus the rocket engine.

90 posted on 12/21/2011 5:14:10 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Explorer89
"I am guilty of the useless turn signal. I do it sub-consciously."

Me too - at least we will never forget to use them if it's automatic (besides, in most locales it's law anyway - a turn is a turn).

91 posted on 12/21/2011 5:14:19 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: peyton randolph
Most BMW drivers are not wealthy. In fact, the majority lease their vehicles.

That must explain the idiot in my subdivision who has a beautiful M3 convertible and, despite keeping it detailed like a show car, has the entire rear window covered (neatly) in duct tape. He must be saving up for the repair before the lease expires.

92 posted on 12/21/2011 5:20:14 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: mylife

I bought a VW Touareg TDI - we r not allowed to drive like BMW or Mercedes drivers.


93 posted on 12/21/2011 5:23:56 AM PST by AdamBomb
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To: Right Wing Assault
Lately, I’ve been behind a lot of people who wait behind the crosswalk and don’t get to turn. Don’t they teach this in drivers ed? Did they change the rules and not tell me?

I've been wondering the same thing lately. Is it from all the signal cameras that get you if you are in the intersection when the light turns red?

94 posted on 12/21/2011 5:29:35 AM PST by T. P. Pole
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To: gunsequalfreedom

drive the speed limit in the FAST lane...

You must be referring to the Prius drivers. They should do us all a favor and save the planet from the right hand lane.


95 posted on 12/21/2011 5:30:23 AM PST by MichiganCheese (Barry's a fairy.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Well, the BMW driver who ran into the rear of the F250 near downtown FW at 2:30 yesterday will be whining to the repair man for a while! Plastic grill meet immovable object!


96 posted on 12/21/2011 5:34:14 AM PST by 9422WMR
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To: mylife

“Who are the people that flip on the right hand blinker and then make a left?”

Residents of Sun City.


97 posted on 12/21/2011 5:37:35 AM PST by radioone ("2012 can't come soon enough")
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To: peyton randolph
"Most BMW drivers are not wealthy."

If $150k isn't considered a decent household income in your neighborhood -- well, I sure wish I could afford to live there!

Luxury Car Brand Demographics

98 posted on 12/21/2011 5:49:18 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: MichiganCheese

Around here, if there are 3 lanes, the center lane is always the slowest.

Except when there’s an exit coming up. Then the right lane backs up as idiots drop down to 10 under the limit so they don’t miss the exit.


99 posted on 12/21/2011 6:00:50 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: mylife

If only it did not have the VW emblem on the front.


100 posted on 12/21/2011 6:04:53 AM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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