Then the other comments started coming in ....
Yep! I wish it was only traffic he made mistakes on!
Tuesday at 7:00pm
I believe the guy doesn't have a clue.
Tuesday at 8:29pm
I believe Doug is correct! Myles, let me know when you want to start your campaign!
Tuesday at 11:21pm
by Myles Rose Lance - if he stops the city in it's tracks again I will be posting on the fact. It will be posted here, twitter, blogger, stumble upon, digg and about 75 other places.
Yesterday at 10:03am
Obama does like to play the game "Clue" Doug... Heck can you blame him board games are boring!
23 hours ago
Obama playes Clue, too bad he doen't have one!
23 hours ago
And to think that all I started was a warning about traffic ....
I am not getting into the political fray, I was only talking traffic but ... Here we are only four months into Republican control of the House of Representatives and the government is shutting down. Take a look at this story, one side of the issue - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/republican-shutdown-shuts_b_845889.html
21 hours ago
Sorry Myles. Didn't mean to make it political. I knew you meant traffic. There is just a LITTLE of that in LA isn't there :)
21 hours ago
The Huffpost piece just shows us that it is business as usual in Washington. The rep. are doing the same thing the dems did with health care.
21 hours ago
Myles Rose Doug - no apology necessary ... and if folks want to make this political that is fine with me. One aspect of America that is still left intact inspite of the economy IS free speech :-)
21 hours ago
Huffington Post... oh there is a unbiased new source! LOL!!
9 hours ago
Just as unbiased as Fox news!!
5 hours ago
Yep Carol, pretty much the same, and that's ok
5 hours ago
He makes Hillary and Gates face the music with those he offends while he golfs, vacation, and campaigns. He really doesn't like to his job. He likes to campaign! Remember this in Nov, 2012!
4 hours ago
We sure will Tim!
4 hours ago
Shut r down! Time to send him packin along with all the czars and Michelle's 17 servants!
37 minutes ago
Right on Steven!
35 minutes ago
Kathy - look at what happened last year when Obama, NOT Michael Jackson was in town. People were stranded for HOURS. Hundreds and thousands of people. Most of the people had a HUGE problem, were delayed and paid more in the end for gas and general wear and tear on their vehicles. It caused such a problem that on the return leg of his travel in L.A. they changed to a helicopter rather than motorcade. Impacting this many people when there are other ways of travel is nothing short of criminal and inconsiderate.
Kathy - are you insane? Suggesting a million plus folks to try to stay at home? Stay away from what is the only main route to and from major centers of work? Come out of your shell and open your eyes to the real working world, for those... still fortunate enough to have jobs who are not Wall Street investors. As a side note, I initially had hope for Obama. I am one of those folks who are now counted in his dropping approval figures. John put it in a nutshell ... "don't listen to what he says but what he does". I am watching to see what he does and to see if he learned his lesson from his last visit or whether he has no control over his staff and just follow their directions to impact millions of people.
Who did u vote for? If that person was coming to town would you be saying the same thing?? about the traffic..I ddon't know what their plans are as I am out of state right now but , are they not considering a hehcopter after what happened last yr??
Who did I vote for? It really is none of your business BUT I will say that the person I did vote for IS the one coming to town. As I said, this has nothing to do with Democrat or Republican. It is about one man being so inconsiderate toward so many others, or, showing that he has no control or influence over his staff. Would I vote for him again? Probably not. As I was trying to say, this has nothing to do with politics. It is a simple matter of somebody having no consideration for others when there are other ways of doing the same thing. So Kathy, what is your take on Obama's inconsiderate actions that will cost so many people so much. Folks that cannot just avoid the area or sit at home? What can you say that would justify this type of inconsiderate action? Add to the fact that this visit is for him to campaign. Well, he can forget my vote. If somebody like Palin or Trump run next time around I guess I will vote independent unless they add a "none of the above" box. We really need to have that option. If candidates get more NO than YES votes they should be tossed out and the party has to go back and pick somebody else.
Obama Comes To Los Angeles
One of the first stories at - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/21/obama-los-angeles_n_852145.html
Obama arrives in L.A.; traffic problems coming to parts of Westside
April 21, 2011 4:14 pm
A few side points - parking, bus service, road closures and delays were rampant regardless of what the administration reported or the Los Angeles City government reported. Opening a closed major street 15 minutes after a motorcade passes and counting it as a 15 minutes closure is pure nonsense. The roads were closed for hours, parking was shut down in front of street business along the route and the resulting delays and gas consumption (and lost time) were more that what most would describe as excessive and unreasonable by any standard of measure and cost.
Gridlock conditions were reported Thursday afternoon in West Los Angeles after President Obama arrived at LAX and then boarded a helicopter as he kicked off a fundraising sweep.
Numerous exits on the 405 Freeway were closed as the president’s motorcade made its way along surface streets. Olympic Boulevard remained open, but there were reports of bumper-to-bumper conditions on the roadway, jammed with motorists who were honking, yelling through windows and violating traffic rules in an effort to get around the mess.
According to a White House pool reporter, Obama’s helicopter landed at Barrington Recreation Center at 2:46 p.m., and he was taken by motorcade to the Beverly Hilton.
Along the route, according to the pool report, a nun in full habit stood along the curb holding a sign above her head that said "God Bless you," while a group of children jumped up and down, waving miniature American flags. A young woman held a sign that said, "I (heart) you Obama."
The motorcade passed a gas station where fuel was selling for $4.19 a gallon and a Chevron where it was $4.35.
Obama's visit to L.A. last summer closed numerous streets from downtown L.A. through the Westside, turning 45-minute commutes into three-hour ordeals.
In his last visit in the fall, he used a helicopter for some stops, and the traffic situation improved.
L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl urged Westside residents to plan activities at home during the time the president will be moving around or face “putting yourself into potential gridlock.”
Rosendahl said that after the traffic nightmare last summer, he talked to White House officials and urged them to use a helicopter, which they ultimately did.
He said the president’s advance team gave “encouraging signs that they appreciated that situation on the Westside.” While there will be some hard closures and parking bans on designated streets, efforts would be made to quickly reopen them after the president’s motorcade passes by, he said.
Side note ... closed down for hours or the day UNTIL the motorcade passed. Don't get the idea this was some short closure.