Massachusetts governor bans driving

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  1. BobbyS

    BobbyS Truth always sounds like lies to a sinner

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  2. Gallium

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    CT did the same too. It is a pure public safety measure, with the expectation of between 16-28" of snow.
     

  3. FloridaGun

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    Relax, it's just apart of the normalization process of the governement further encroaching on your liberties. Getting everyone ready for the new world order...... So just go ahead and practice bending over and getting shafted.
     
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    He just chose poor terminology, the more popular way to say the same thing is "road closure" except for them it's all public roads instead of just the mountain pass kind of thing.
     
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  5. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Any chance it will snow enough to make New England "tip over, capsize and sink" like Guam nearly did?
     
  6. Ragnar

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    No, its a control measure.
     
  7. bear62

    bear62 Armed Bear

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    Good point ....... Road closure makes more sense.... We have quite a few of those here in Colorado...... "Ban" takes on a whole new meaning these days.........
     
  8. exmdshooter

    exmdshooter WWJMBD?

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    It'd sure solve a lot of our nation's problems if a large chunk of the Northeast did just that... and we simultaneously had an earthquake that caused the same thing to happen to a big chunk of California. Just think of it: The United States of Flyover Country... almost heaven. :supergrin:
     
  9. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    "Everything is illegal in Massachusetts."

    4pm must have been tough to enforce. Otoh, I instituted a 12pm driving ban at my house. Lol
     
  10. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Deval didn't want to look like Ed King back in 78 with thousands of stranded motorists. But he looked more like Mike Bloomberg in setting a ban time much later than anyone would likely be on the road. It wasn't "I don't want mass strandings." It was,"If I can save one life. . . and collect some money for the state coffers."

    78 was a surprise. This wasn't. Grow up, Deval.
     
  11. aspartz

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    Here in MN it is not uncommon for the DOT to close roads due to storms. In southern MN there are actually gates that come down over the freeway ramps, not unlike railroad grade crossing arms.
    It used to be that closing a road meant travel at your own risk. AFAIK, it now carries a penalty.

    That said, banning driving seems like an overreach. Should the governor of the state be empowered to mandate that people not drive on local streets?.


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    As a former Massachusetts driver (maybe "recovering" is a better term...), I was heartened by the thread title...based on my experiences up there, much of Massachusetts driving should be banned!
     
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    They don't call them Mass holes for nuttin.
     
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    Driving is a privilege

    Stay sage gang.
     
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    Driving is one thing. But they went too far with this!

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    A blizzard warning is in effect through 4 p.m. Saturday for portions of the state. Gov. Maggie Hassan declared a state of emergency but stopped short of ordering everyone off the roads.

    Hundreds of schools were closed Friday, airlines canceled flights and sporting and civic events were postponed.

    State-run liquor stores were slated to close at 6 p.m. Friday to encourage people to get off the roads by 7 p.m., when the storm is supposed to intensify.



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  16. Gallium

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    That right there is social engineering at it's finest.

    Now if they ordered the itty-bitty clothing bars with dancing girls closed at 6pm, that would have been unjust and an outrage.
     
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    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    I bet a lot of the people saying this is unjust live n the south or places with no snow. Weve got unplowed streets with 2 feet of snow and 30-40 mph winds. Emergency services would be swamped with the amount of people going off the road. No driving ban here but its literally impossible anyway.
     
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    The governor should not ban driving. Instead, the Governor should order that no agencies waste their resources by responds to motorists stranded because they were out driving, unprepared, and got stuck. And if the stranded motorist is blocking a road, have the plow push it off the road temporarily.
     
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    Enough of that independent thought. The black helicopters will be out to pick you up, shortly.
     
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    There was a rash of reports from stores reporting shoplifting and grab-and-run on booze, wine, beer.

    But none for condoms and such. Which explains why historically, births go up 9 months after such events such as blackouts and heavy winter storms. :supergrin:
     
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