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post #1 of 20
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Ok i put this in here cause its gonna mention someone who always brings some debate,

So today we did some looking for weddig stuff. and its been a while since i got trapped out during rush hour. UGH horrible horrible horrible.

Well we have cancled all our wedding making plans for tommrow..because guess whos gonna bein town?

Yup.....our president. George W. andso they are shutting down most of the major highways during rush hour.

I know I know its for saftey..but ya know what. The rest of us have to sit our butts in traffic. Why cant he!
post #2 of 20
Because he is the president of the United States.
post #3 of 20
I didn't know he was going to be in MN!

I'm sorry to hear about your wedding making plans being cancelled
post #4 of 20
I bet the Dixie Chicks wouldn't inconvenience people like that.
(and say it without serious grammatical error too).

Sorry, just couldn't restrain myself....

Hope your wedding gets back on track....

post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
Because he is the president of the United States.
And? hes just a man like everyone else.


and i didnt vote for him.
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
I didn't know he was going to be in MN!

I'm sorry to hear about your wedding making plans being cancelled

Ah well its not the biggest deal in the world. I just dont want to sit in stand still rush hour traffic cause of.. you know who.
post #7 of 20
My mom my sister and I were leaving real early to go to St Paul from Cleveland, driving, one day. Traffic started slowing down on the road to the highway, and all these cones were blocking all the driveways off. We didn't know why, but we went to Dunkin Donuts and a guy (probably some sort of security) said that Bush would be coming through in about 7 or 8 minutes after landing at the airport.

He was going to see the Browns training camp.

I understand closing everything for official business... but he just felt like watching football.

We hightailed it outta there onto the highway while the road was still open. I, also, understand that they need extra security, and a big motorcade, but do they really need to close all the highways? That's overkill.
post #8 of 20
A few weeks ago, the interstate that bypasses all of Northwest Arkansas was closed for Hillary Clinton. I know this is Arkansas, but get real. The day before Al Gore was at the Wal-Mart HO showing his movie and he didn't disrupt traffic at all! I think its absolutely ridiculous, but I guess the world is not a safe place for W, so they have to be extra careful.
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
My mom my sister and I were leaving real early to go to St Paul from Cleveland, driving, one day. Traffic started slowing down on the road to the highway, and all these cones were blocking all the driveways off. We didn't know why, but we went to Dunkin Donuts and a guy (probably some sort of security) said that Bush would be coming through in about 7 or 8 minutes after landing at the airport.

He was going to see the Browns training camp.

I understand closing everything for official business... but he just felt like watching football.

We hightailed it outta there onto the highway while the road was still open. I, also, understand that they need extra security, and a big motorcade, but do they really need to close all the highways? That's overkill.

I agree. Not sure what he was here today for. nothing to important i dont think.
Just like during election time. him and kerry where here All the :censor::censor::censor::censor::censor::censor::censor::censor: time. drove me batty.
I understand a motorcade and security and all btu to shut everything down. during the busiest time of day... argh

glad i wasnt at the airport today...
post #10 of 20
It is standard protocol for all national officials, I think. I know they do it here in Denver whenever GWB or Cheney comes through, and they did it whenever Kerry or Edwards was here campaigning during the election too. Yes, it's a huge PITA, but that's just how it is.
post #11 of 20
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It is standard protocol for all national officials, I think. I know they do it here in Denver whenever GWB or Cheney comes through, and they did it whenever Kerry or Edwards was here campaigning during the election too. Yes, it's a huge PITA, but that's just how it is.
It is a matter of security, and I can't judge it.

Also, it's one day out of your life, really what's the big deal? They've shut things down here for that before, and actually for less than that. Here we've learned to just deal with traffic and shut downs.
post #12 of 20
I understand the need for the extra security measures completely, especially these days. He is the President of the United States, I know many people aren't happy with him, but we have to keep him protected.

What would happen if he were sitting in traffic like the rest of this and some sniper opens fire on the motorcade? They have to do everything they can to prevent a situation like that.
post #13 of 20
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I understand the need for the extra security measures completely, especially these days. He is the President of the United States, I know many people aren't happy with him, but we have to keep him protected.

What would happen if he were sitting in traffic like the rest of this and some sniper opens fire on the motorcade? They have to do everything they can to prevent a situation like that.

That would be a disaster. As much as I don't like GWB, I would really hate to see Cheney as Pres.
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by squirtle View Post
I understand the need for the extra security measures completely, especially these days. He is the President of the United States, I know many people aren't happy with him, but we have to keep him protected.

What would happen if he were sitting in traffic like the rest of this and some sniper opens fire on the motorcade? They have to do everything they can to prevent a situation like that.

Not that i advocate snipers, ect nor do I want anyone else to be harmed. if a sniper or another person really wanted to take him out while traveling..even shutting down the hiways wouldnt stop it.

If we look at the history of attempted assasinations and ect. security isnt perfect.
post #15 of 20
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It is a matter of security, and I can't judge it.

Also, it's one day out of your life, really what's the big deal? They've shut things down here for that before, and actually for less than that. Here we've learned to just deal with traffic and shut downs.
The big deal,is its my life. That may sound selfish, but well so be it. Again I can understand shutting down entrance and exit ramps on The route that they are taking, from point A to point B, thats understand able, or even two routes (since they dont want anyone to know where hes going.)

But to shut down ALL of the major highways in a busy metro area, for several hours (yup you heard me it wasnt for a few minutes) is overkill. and it didnt just inconvience me, but every single person going anywhere in my city and those around it.
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms View Post
Not that i advocate snipers, ect nor do I want anyone else to be harmed. if a sniper or another person really wanted to take him out while traveling..even shutting down the hiways wouldnt stop it.

If we look at the history of attempted assasinations and ect. security isnt perfect.
Which is why they try to improve it all the time... There is no way to completely eliminate all threats, but they have to do what they can to make him as safe as possible. Allowing the President to travel down a highway with other traffic is a big risk IMO.

ETA: I just read a bit about the President's visit to Minnesota. One of the reasons he was there was related to health care. They were met by protesters at the hotel... All the more reason he needs extra security. If I had groups of people that angry with me I would want everyone off the roads well!
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by squirtle View Post
Which is why they try to improve it all the time... There is no way to completely eliminate all threats, but they have to do what they can to make him as safe as possible. Allowing the President to travel down a highway with other traffic is a big risk IMO.

ETA: I just read a bit about the President's visit to Minnesota. One of the reasons he was there was related to health care. They were met by protesters at the hotel... All the more reason he needs extra security. If I had groups of people that angry with me I would want everyone off the roads well!
the protestors were calm compared to the angry motorists they interviewed on talk radio.

Just wish they would pick better times of day for these shuts downs instead of morning rush hour and evening rush hour.
post #18 of 20
"W" was in Green Bay a week or so ago for a private luncheon/fundraiser. I should have drive by the airport to see AF 1. That would have been cool. I think they routed him through town rather that taking the hwy, but he was in the area last summer sometime they might have closed off the highway the direction he was going in but not the traffic going the other way.
post #19 of 20
Actually lately I have been living in fear that he will be assinated. So many people hate Bush with all of their heart. So many people claim to want to kill him.

I love Bush. I want him to stay safe, no matter what the cost.
post #20 of 20
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Actually lately I have been living in fear that he will be assinated. So many people hate Bush with all of their heart. So many people claim to want to kill him.

I love Bush. I want him to stay safe, no matter what the cost.
Cant say i share your like of him.

but i certainly wouldnt wish for his death.


dont like cheney any better. (and on a serious note wishing someone dead is horrible)
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