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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.  
        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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