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What you will find is that the all the things that the left accuses the GOP of being, is basically their own SOP. Apparently this extends from up on the hill to NC. Good thing I have family there and I know all of them are not that way. Wonderful southern hospitality.

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What the hell is wrong with you? You think that's funny? I recall one poster thought the helicopter crash in Phoenix was funny too a few days ago. Ha ha ha.

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Designo shut your Muslim cunt face. I've been over that bridge quite a few times. You should be banned for saying anything like that. 60 kids were in a bus when it collpased. 50+ cars were involved, according to the local news. They have a live feed from the news choppers and theres a lot of trucks on fire.

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This has little to do with Democrat or Republican but this is part of that Infrastructure problem that I have been banging the drum about for the past couple of years. Over 40% of bridges in this country are in need of structrual repair and many of those repairs have been put off over the past few years. Inspectors have been cut to 20% of their previous number.

Highways and the Air Traffic Control system are nearly a decade behind in maintenance. This is the third big bridge collapse in the past 4 years [the others ware on I40 and I95, I believe].

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This has little to do with Democrat or Republican but this is part of that Infrastructure problem that I have been banging the drum about for the past couple of years. Over 40% of bridges in this country are in need of structrual repair and many of those repairs have been put off over the past few years. Inspectors have been cut to 20% of their previous number.

Highways and the Air Traffic Control system are nearly a decade behind in maintenance. This is the third big bridge collapse in the past 4 years [the others ware on I40 and I95, I believe].
This bridge was inspected a couple of years ago.
Surface construction was currently on going.
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This has little to do with Democrat or Republican but this is part of that Infrastructure problem that I have been banging the drum about for the past couple of years. Over 40% of bridges in this country are in need of structrual repair and many of those repairs have been put off over the past few years. Inspectors have been cut to 20% of their previous number.

Highways and the Air Traffic Control system are nearly a decade behind in maintenance. This is the third big bridge collapse in the past 4 years [the others ware on I40 and I95, I believe].
The bridge was inspected in 2006 and given a clean bill of health. Minor maintenance was underway when it collapsed.

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A bridge collapsed, boo hoo. Maybe more people will be persuaded to walk or ride their bicycles?
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^^^ what difference does it make whether u're in a car or on foot...u still have to cross a fuckin bridge to the other side right?
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^^^^ But you loose 3000lbs in the process.
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A bridge collapsed, boo hoo. Maybe more people will be persuaded to walk or ride their bicycles?
So, what you are inferring is that if you drive a car, you deserved to die, women and children, people disabled, the elderly included. My, it must be so wonderful to sit on the moral high ground you on the left place yourself. Maybe if we all wear hemp clothes our lives will be oh so much better LOL

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