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Old 04-06-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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Okay, not trying to ruffle any feathers for you City of Angels residents...

But... Your traffic SUCKS, your roads SUCK, and the drivers....
... if the clowns in the faster lanes, would learn to accelerate, you would probably have less issues.

I am sure you all probably agree with me. Hell, traffic in the DC area SUCKS.

Visiting from the east coast, Washington DC area, and they say our traffic is worse... NOPE, NADA, WRONG. You guys get the award!

Can't tell you what highways I was on, just following the GPS's instructions. The highways are so rough, I got so tired of hearing "tire-slap", My P-Zero's when cold are smoother than what I was experiencing in a freaking Corolla!

No way an SS or a Vette can get better mileage on the highway than the side streets, the highways are NO FASTER! What a waste of a V-8, might as well put 4-bangers in everything out here, you can't use the other 4!

Guys, I truly feel for you. Come on out east, experience our roads and traffic, and you can let me know how much DC Area traffic sucks!

LAians, I saw some of you, I didn't bother waving to any of you, as I woulda looked like an idiot waving from a Corolla. :-)

Enjoying my visit, seeing my kids, they both moved out here from Virginia.

Seriously, I feel for you all, and wish you all the very best.

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Old 04-06-2013, 11:35 PM   #3
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:39 PM   #4
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Just FYI, SF Bay Area traffic also sucks.
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Okay, not trying to ruffle any feathers for you City of Angels residents...

But... Your traffic SUCKS, your roads SUCK, and the drivers....
... if the clowns in the faster lanes, would learn to accelerate, you would probably have less issues.

I am sure you all probably agree with me. Hell, traffic in the DC area SUCKS.

Visiting from the east coast, Washington DC area, and they say our traffic is worse... NOPE, NADA, WRONG. You guys get the award!

Can't tell you what highways I was on, just following th e GPS's instructions. The highways are so rough, I got so tired of hearing "tire-slap", My P-Zero's when cold are smoother than what I was experiencing in a freaking Corolla!

No way an SS or a Vette can get better mileage on the highway than the side streets, the highways are NO FASTER! What a waste of a V-8, might as well put 4-bangers in everything out here, you can't use the other 4!

Guys, I truly feel for you. Come on out east, experience our roads and traffic, and you can let me know how much DC Area traffic sucks!

LAians, I saw some of you, I didn't bother waving to any of you, as I woulda looked like an idiot waving from a Corolla. :-)

Enjoying my visit, seeing my kids, they both moved out here from Virginia.

Seriously, I feel for you all, and wish you all the very best.

Jim
You are welcome , now ,,,,go home ! And next time you come by , bring one like this , and you can have the free way only for you !
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:48 PM   #6
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You are welcome , now ,,,,go home !
I know, I know, me being here makes it worse.....

Do me a favor kick my kids out too, rather they be back east. :-)

BUT, don't forget I am spending my money out here to fill the tax coffers!
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:52 PM   #7
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:53 PM   #8
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I know, I know, me being here makes it worse.....

Do me a favor kick my kids out too, rather they be back east. :-)

BUT, don't forget I am spending my money out here to fill the tax coffers!
You will never be able to fill the tax coffers , they have no bottom , we keep trying to do just that , but it's a losing battle
It's more like a black hole , it really sucks everything they steal from us .
Regarding your kids , they will get use to it .
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:00 AM   #9
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You will never be able to fill the tax coffers , they have no bottom , we keep trying to do just that , but it's a losing battle
It's more like a black hole , it really sucks everything they steal from us .
Regarding your kids , they will get use to it .
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You will never be able to fill the tax coffers , they have no bottom , we keep trying to do just that , but it's a losing battle
It's more like a black hole , it really sucks everything they steal from us .
Regarding your kids , they will get use to it .
Kids have been out here for years (one for about 6, the other 2 or 3). They are as used to it as they will get.

Taxes are the same way all over. But anyone in office with a half of a brain, and it CAN be balanced. (just my opinion)

Hell, out here in CA, pot is so easy to get legally, and get the scripts to do so... hell, legalize it and tax the hell out of it.

If you are in the El Segundo area, I'll be looking for you as I am out and about.

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Top 10 Cities With Worst Traffic Delays

2012 Ranking Annual hours lost per driver Congestion cost/driver
1. Washington, D.C. 67 $1,398
2. Los Angeles-Long Beach 61 $1,300
3. San Francisco 61 $1,266
4. New York-Newark N.J. 59 $1,281
5. Boston 53 $1,147
6. Houston 52 $1,090
7. Atlanta 51 $1,120
8. Chicago 51 $1,153
9. Philadelphia 48 $1,018
10. Seattle 48 $1,050
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:07 AM   #11
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Jimbo, El Segundo and you're complaining?...lol...It's a very desirable city...Considering where it is, that's about as small town and isolated as you can get...Your kids did good...lol...
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:11 AM   #12
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California has the highest taxes too haha. I personally could never live somewhere like that. New York is bad enough as it is. Can't wait to move to somewhere with warmer weather, lower taxes, better politics and open roads
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California has the highest taxes too haha. I personally could never live somewhere like that. New York is bad enough as it is. Can't wait to move to somewhere with warmer weather, lower taxes, better politics and open roads
Nevada has 3 out of the 4
Texas has 4 out of 4
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Kids have been out here for years (one for about 6, the other 2 or 3). They are as used to it as they will get.

Taxes are the same way all over. But anyone in office with a half of a brain, and it CAN be balanced. (just my opinion)

Hell, out here in CA, pot is so easy to get legally, and get the scripts to do so... hell, legalize it and tax the hell out of it.

If you are in the El Segundo area, I'll be looking for you as I am out and about.

Jim
For you to find me , you will have to drive way north from there , more like 400 miles or so.
Anyway it's good to have you around the neighborhood , just hold on to your Benjamins , they tend to fly off one's hands
But seriously , don't compare the ride between the corola and the Camaro , again !!!
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:19 AM   #15
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Texas has 4 out of 4
I'm definitely leaning towards Texas at the moment. I love everything about that state.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:20 AM   #16
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Jimbo, El Segundo and you're complaining?...lol...It's a very desirable city...Considering where it is, that's about as small town and isolated as you can get...Your kids did good...lol...
I am in El Segundo visiting, daughter is in LA proper, and son in Pacoima.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:21 AM   #17
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California has the highest taxes too haha. I personally could never live somewhere like that. New York is bad enough as it is. Can't wait to move to somewhere with warmer weather, lower taxes, better politics and open roads
Head south , James Town , French Guyana .
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LA drivers absolutely suck. These dipshits will battle with each other just to get an extra 10 feet in the next lane over or even 5 lanes over. These idiots need to look ahead past the guys rear bumper in front of you.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:29 AM   #19
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I guess we're Corvette people now...lol....
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:31 AM   #20
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I am in El Segundo visiting, daughter is in LA proper, and son in Pacoima.
Well, they're in the "thick of things" that's for sure...lol...Not what I'd pick for pleasure cruising, but traffic can get bad, especially during commute hours...They'll be fine...No worries...
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Kids have been out here for years (one for about 6, the other 2 or 3). They are as used to it as they will get.

Taxes are the same way all over. But anyone in office with a half of a brain, and it CAN be balanced. (just my opinion)

Hell, out here in CA, pot is so easy to get legally, and get the scripts to do so... hell, legalize it and tax the hell out of it.

If you are in the El Segundo area, I'll be looking for you as I am out and about.

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Keep an eye out for me! I live in Hawthorne and work in El Segundo (the big refinery right there, can't miss it lol).
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I guess we're Corvette people now...lol....
Just wanted to get some life back to this side of the forums .
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Just wanted to get some life back to this side of the forums .
LOL.. my bad. I moved it to "Off Topic" but clicked the wrong forum. I have no power to move it back.. I did ask to have it moved back to the Camaro forum. sorry.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:31 PM   #24
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Okay Californians.... I am heading back to VA tomorrow morning, thanks for sharing your roads with me.

Saw a BUNCH of you out and about, LOTS of Convertibles.

Alas, it is time to go home and drive mine! (Sure did miss that car)

Best wishes.

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lol that sucks, our Milwaukee inner city streets are horrible also
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