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  •  I say, they better not piss off (8+ / 0-)

    the DC motorcycle cops.

    Who are presently working without salary.  

    You don't want to piss these guys off anyway; I've seen them bellow at simple tour bus drivers to the point that the drivers have literally jumped 3 ft in the air and moved faster than a rocket, to get their bus moved.  

    A rig may be bigger, but a DC motorcycle cop rules!  You don't want to annoy those guys.  

    •  Got that right! those folks work waaaay too hard (2+ / 0-)
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      jan4insight, PinHole

      as it is, with the 'normal' whacked out drivers...I doubt they'd have any patience for a bunch of idiots who want to 'take over the government'.........when they don't have clue one how it works!!

      That said...I've never, ever had a bit of trouble with any of the cops in DC...motorcycle, car, afoot or other.  But I wouldn't push my luck, either!  :-)

      We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

      by The Marti on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 04:25:20 PM PDT

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      •  I'll never forget the scene - (3+ / 0-)
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        jan4insight, The Marti, sethtriggs

        was in DC with a group from our area, we were supposed to wait at a certain place on PA ? Ave. (Forgotten exact location) Many other tour buses there, but not ours yet.

        3-4 drivers gathered together in a circle, yacking, smoking.  DC motorcycle cop comes along and bellows at them to get their buses MOVED!  Loud enough that he didn't need no stinking bull horn.  He was a big guy, with a lot of chest capacity to fill his voice box and a very no-nonsense expression on his face.    

        They literally jumped in the air and ran to their buses.  It was sort of funny. :-)

        Have never had any trouble with DC police either.  Don't intend to start any or push my luck, either!  But those truckers may be getting more than they bargained for.  
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        Of course such tactics will just serve to anger more gov't workers and not prove a thing.  

    •  Maybe that's why they're sticking to the Beltway, (3+ / 0-)
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      JZTess, sethtriggs, PinHole

      which doesn't actually go through DC (except for a tiny bit on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, and that's under MD/VA jurisdiction).

      Nah, that's giving them too much credit.

      Anyway, if they actually wanted to hold up traffic, they'd clog up one of DC's many traffic circles. Maybe they'd have a chance of getting enough suckers to do a small one like Thomas Circle.

      warning: snark above

      by NE2 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 04:59:29 PM PDT

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      •  So they'll spend their weekend running in circles (0+ / 0-)

        just like the  House wingnuts desperately seeking the exit to their self-created boondoggle.

        "Tell Captain Scott that any man who sits in a tent in Antarctica and whines about the weather is not FIT to command."-- Cecil Meares

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