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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Yeah and you know what it's say? It's saying "nobody gives a ****"
    Yes and no. People, such as of your messages, are so much sheeple and non-thinking followers it does not matter what officials do. It is only whether they have D or R after their name.

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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Yes and no. People, such as of your messages, are so much sheeple and non-thinking followers it does not matter what officials do. It is only whether they have D or R after their name.
    I didn't care about much of the stuff that Bush got thrown out there as scandal either. Republicans and Dems both do it. It is not a strictly partisan behavior to try to slander someone with meaningless nonsense like this. Let's talk about their politics instead. It's much more relevant.
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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    It might not be important, but it is very disrespectful. This behavior just reaffirms the theory that the laws are only for the "little people", not for the rulers. DeBlasio was swept into office by allegedly supporting those very same "little people" so it is particularly egregious behavior in his case.

    Not that it seems to help, but criticizing the aristocracy is one of the few rights they haven't trampled to death yet.
    Actually, it's a bit worse than that

    In response to a rising number of pedestrian deaths, DeBlasio recently instituted a crackdown on jaywalking. It doesn't look good for him to promote pedestrian safety while speeding through residential areas (and stop signs)
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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    You ASS-u-me the mayor knew the driver 'blew' through stop signs and was exceeding the speed limit.

    Dunno if I'd call it a contract, but I get the point, and far more than painted lines keep head-ons from happening, alert drivers and a lack of deer/cows in the road help.

    Funny you should mention 'blowing' through a stop sign, was it a never slowed down or a 'california stop'. Coming home tonight I 'blew through' a stop sign out in the middle of no damn place Oklahoma. I routinely drop my speed from 65 to 35 and run right through it. I can see a few miles in either direction.

    Good for you if you never violated the 'contract' you mentioned, but please include speeding, being distracted, and drifting left of center, following too close and pulling out in front of other drivers. The last one amazed me back east... it was as if they expected you to miss them rather than obey the yield to traffic laws. Another thing I noticed back east- speed on the Philly turnpike is 55 in many places- do 55 and a little old lady in a VW bug blows by you and gives you the finger. So speed limits back there seem a suggestion, not a law.

    easy to tut-tut, but I have driven back there. Speed limits are not set in stone and offensive driving seems the norm. Ever driven in Philly, NJ??? I have, buckle up cowboy....
    Apparently I'm not the only ASS who disapproved. I am a cautious driver. I've never driven back East.

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    Do the "little people" not speed?
    Honestly Wiseone, I'm not sure what point you're trying to make.

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    Actually, it's a bit worse than that

    In response to a rising number of pedestrian deaths, DeBlasio recently instituted a crackdown on jaywalking. It doesn't look good for him to promote pedestrian safety while speeding through residential areas (and stop signs)
    That's pretty much all I said. So, thanks for the moral support

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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Apparently I'm not the only ASS who disapproved. I am a cautious driver. I've never driven back East.

    Honestly Wiseone, I'm not sure what point you're trying to make.


    That's pretty much all I said. So, thanks for the moral support
    The point I'm trying to make is that its difficult to complain that he's doing something that other people can't do or that he's getting away with something when its something just about everyone does and frequently get away with.

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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    The point I'm trying to make is that its difficult to complain that he's doing something that other people can't do or that he's getting away with something when its something just about everyone does and frequently get away with.
    Generally speaking, I'd say you have a point. However, DeBlasio recently kicked off a campaign to improve pedestrian safety in NYC. As a result, not only have drivers been getting tickets for things like speeding, but pedestrians have also been getting tickets for jaywalking (which in NYC, is almost a lifestyle) and that's gotten a decent amount of media attention locally.

    It's just bad PR to be promoting pedestrian safety while being a danger to pedestrians. He's not going to lose his job over this, but it just does not look good. It's the kind of thing that, if repeated, can create a truly damaging perception of a candidate.
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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Apparently I'm not the only ASS who disapproved. I am a cautious driver. I've never driven back East. Honestly Wiseone, I'm not sure what point you're trying to make. That's pretty much all I said. So, thanks for the moral support
    I never claimed you was in anyway unique...

    I have driven back east, I can tell you it is a whole 'nother mindset.

    But at least admit you have to ASS-u-me the Mayor knew the traffic rules were being broken in order to tut-tut him on this.

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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    I never claimed you was in anyway unique...

    I have driven back east, I can tell you it is a whole 'nother mindset.

    But at least admit you have to ASS-u-me the Mayor knew the traffic rules were being broken in order to tut-tut him on this.
    That doesn't fly with me.

    If you're in a SUV driving through a residential area where there are plenty of stop signs and the SUV never actually stops moving, it doesn't take a burst of genius to realize that you must be blowing through stop signs.

    And then there's the "Chris Christie factor" - even if he didn't know about it, he's the guy who's held responsible.
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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Yeah and you know what it's say? It's saying "nobody gives a ****"
    yet you should. if you were caught doing this you would have a suspended license, thousands in fines and probably some jail time as well.
    yet because it is the mayor or part of the mayor's party nothing happens.

    whoever was driving violated the law and is subject to the same laws as everyone else. being mayor or the mayor's driver doesn't give you special privilege to do what you want.

    whether he was knew or didn't know is irrelevant. the person driving did know and should be held accountable. driving like that puts the public at risk.

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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Truth isn't a scandal. It speaks for itself.
    Truth?? Truth!?

    Seriously?

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