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Old 08-09-2010, 06:34 PM
 
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I did not get out and drive my car today. That's the one downside of living in Central Austin. Whenever Someone Important arrives, the traffic is a nightmare. When Secret Service is involved, double nightmare. Does anyone remember the primary debates? Yeah ... I learned from that not to be anywhere near U.T. when prospective political candidates are in town.

Did anyone have an interesting experience due to Pres. Obama's visit? What exactly was it like out there? Did I miss anything good?

 
Old 08-09-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Austin Tx.
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Glad to see him leave!!!
 
Old 08-09-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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I was kinda hoping for some hellish traffic and wacky protester stories ...

(Apolitical here.)
 
Old 08-09-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I would have loved to see that AF1 land at ABIA. CNN ran the entire speech at UT, was kind of surprised about that... especially since there were many UT-specific and Austin specific little speech-ads. A bit more than the typical stump speech, but the typical stuff catered to a local crowd.

Sorry, no story about traffic. I knew what was coming so I didn't venture out...
 
Old 08-09-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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Like a dumb person, I almost got in the car to run errands downtown. I had to drop off an invoice and pick up dry-cleaning, which would have put be smack-dab in the Capitol area. Glad I missed that "Duh!" moment.

During the primary debate, I drove to the law library to do research, like I normally do. Really did not think it would be that bad. Ended up driving around in circles for an hour and a half (somehow ended up in Hyde Park-???) until I finally went back home.
 
Old 08-09-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Pflugerville
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LOL, too bad someone can't ask for comments on traffic without the Obama haters coming out to whine.

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Old 08-09-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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Glad to see him leave!!!
I'm sure his presence in the city of Austin has just ruined your day... wait, I'll bet your week and possibly the month of August are the worst ever. It's a horrible day when a president comes to town and everyone must suffer. Woe is you.

Moderator cut: off topic

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Old 08-09-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Moderator cut: off topic I'm not the biggest Obama fan by any means, but I'm seriously thinking people get off on razzing the dude. Some of his points were valid, some were eh, but overall he was no better worse than the other ones we've had. I find it great that he visited Austin.

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Old 08-09-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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I find it great that he visited Austin.
I was sort of surprised to find out that this was the fourth time he's been to Austin. I knew about the primary debate (Hilary Clinton), but the other two times I must have missed it in the news. Or, they were a long time ago, and I didn't remember.

I used to work at the Capitol, which is why I have -0- opinion about politics in general. I did enjoy meeting certain people when they came through. Colin Powell, for example. I started working there when Bush was still in office. Secret Service can get you a cab in seconds flat. That was always a sweet deal.

Now it seems like very few politicians come through Austin. This was "big excitement" in my little neck of the woods.
 
Old 08-09-2010, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Pflugerville
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Meh, I can endure all the whining from the Obama haters, because at the end of the day....my guy won!!!

Lord knows I complained when Bush was in office. Might as well let the Bushies throw their tantrum, it is their turn.

Of course I never called George Bush, George WALKER Bush, like the Obama haters call him Barack HUSSEIN Obama, but then again, I am not racist. Meh.
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