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Old 11-02-2011, 11:12 AM
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Pothole on I-70 causes cracked wheel

Running to St.Louis 2 weeks ago to get a transmission of 04diesel. Just west of Indy, about 2 miles west of interchange with I-465, I hit this awful pot hole in a center lane, driving wife's beautiful 2003 Jaguar 2.5 X type AWD. Probably was up to speed say 75, maybe 80 and hit this godawful hole in the road. Stopped up the road at the rest area just to check that all the wheels were on. Didn't see any damage at the time. We don't use the car very much but Pastor Steve wanted to use it for a trip to Louisville Saturday. I was bringing it to his home when I noticed I had a flat right rear. Darn but it is hard to see in the garage that you have a flat on those idiot low pro tires. Well, I aired it up and it held for his trip but was down to 20 psi when he brought it back. So I took it to the tire shop this AM. Yup, the right rear is cracked and the right front is bent. Didn't Obama release some shovel ready money to cover those incidents? I thought I heard that, but maybe I was dreamin. I think he was supposed to, but that was the day is telepromter wasn't working. Will my "comp" cover it? The city of Indianapolis will pay your claim if you push hard enough and are willing to wait them out. I haven't heard of the Interstate paying for damage. Has anyone heard that they will.

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Old 11-02-2011, 11:14 AM
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Obama is to blame for you hitting a pot hole? Perhaps Obama can send you some new glasses.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:19 AM
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Was this on an Interstate? If so, would the city have the responsibility to maintain the road?
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:21 AM
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I believe each individual state DOT is responsible for maintaining their portion, from which they are reimbursed from the feds from fuel taxes. Perhaps his GOP gov can send him some new glasses.

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Old 11-02-2011, 11:42 AM
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If the roads were in good condition, we wouldn't need to hire road repair companies to continuously repair them.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:57 AM
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It's the road's fault.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:01 PM
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It's the road's fault.
I didn't know that a road could become a registered Democrat, at least outside of Chicago.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:05 PM
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It's the road's fault.
Our interstates are outdated and outmoded for current automobile technology. The only reasonable infrastructure I have enjoyed driving on is all the freeways in Las Vegas.

If you want to tell me that the United States can't produce an equivalent system to the autobahn, that's fine. But the only reason is not due to lack of technology, but due to union labor milking jobs for as long as they can.

Just last year, I-95 collapsed in Milford, and had to be shut down. That bridge was longer and wider than the Quinnipiac bridge I frequent EVERY day. Fixed in no time. The new Q bridge has been undergoing construction for over 6 years, and isn't even on schedule.

It isn't Obama's direct fault, no. We could play semantics on blame, but there's no excuse for the condition 90% of America's decrepit roads are in. Semantics aren't going to help either.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:41 PM
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Well there are really better road around. We were in the Netherlands a couple years back, I think it rains and freezes there all winter, but their roads are beautiful. They have too many cameras taking your picture when going over the speed limit, but what the heck. Anyway, the road were wonderful. On this trip to close to St. Louis, we could see the arch across the mighty Mississippi, we found I-70 in Illinois to be very nice. We went to Cinncinnati last Saturday to pick up a 240D and a 4speed all in one piece. On that trip we noted that I-74 was very nice. But I-70 is still main street in the USA and really gets a lions share of the HD trucks. As long as we have bumper to bumper trucks grossing 72,000 and some even more, I guess we will have to put up with busted roads. They say that if you got it, it came by truck! Oh Jolly Roger, I never ever read your senseless and empty posts, unless included in a quote, and they are still empty.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:54 PM
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Our interstates are outdated and outmoded for current automobile technology. The only reasonable infrastructure I have enjoyed driving on is all the freeways in Las Vegas.

If you want to tell me that the United States can't produce an equivalent system to the autobahn, that's fine. But the only reason is not due to lack of technology, but due to union labor milking jobs for as long as they can.

Just last year, I-95 collapsed in Milford, and had to be shut down. That bridge was longer and wider than the Quinnipiac bridge I frequent EVERY day. Fixed in no time. The new Q bridge has been undergoing construction for over 6 years, and isn't even on schedule.

It isn't Obama's direct fault, no. We could play semantics on blame, but there's no excuse for the condition 90% of America's decrepit roads are in. Semantics aren't going to help either.
The maintenance of the system is the responsibility of each states DOT. The Feds only hand out the money. That's why Nevada's is nice, (altho I daresay the amount of usage a highway would get in Nevada compared to Connecticut might be a clue as to why the Nevada road is better) and another state's may not be so nice. In Texas, we have very nice roads, because we love illegals and we have lots of cheap labor to keep them nice, and lots of black people convicted of minor drug offenses to pick up the trash. In Louisiana, where they hate Mexicans, the roads suck, but they do keep the trash picked up because they have even more crackhead slaves then we do. It's all about "State's Rights". You need some more crackheads, or more illegals.

Obama has presented a bill to Congress with more highway spending, and as usual, the Do Nothing Except Defeat Obama Congress blocked it once again. Perhaps voting for Democrats next time will help.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:08 PM
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Our interstates are outdated and outmoded for current automobile technology. The only reasonable infrastructure I have enjoyed driving on is all the freeways in Las Vegas.
Unions are only partly to blame. We also have a much lower population density than the Germanic countries, meaning that we have many more miles of "autobahn" per capita to maintain. Plus a harsher climate to deal with.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:37 PM
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Odd that one proclaims the superiority of the Autobahn, a system maintained by the most unionized labor force in the world, while at the same time somehow blaming unions for a pothole in the US. How exactly does that work?
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:39 PM
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Well there are really better road around. We were in the Netherlands a couple years back, I think it rains and freezes there all winter, but their roads are beautiful. They have too many cameras taking your picture when going over the speed limit, but what the heck.
Holland must have the best roads in the world; they absorb the rain water instantly, the roads are dry when it rains and some parts are even heated to prevent ice on the asphalt (no joke) during the winter. The draw back is that there is always road maintenance going on.


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If the roads were in good condition, we wouldn't need to hire road repair companies to continuously repair them.
It would be called maintenance then.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:41 PM
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Jim, Obama sent the money to Indianapolis. Our beloved (by some) Governor decided where to spend it.

Blame your man Mitch!
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:48 PM
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I think he sent it back Tom. He prolly should have fixed that pot hole first. But since he sent it back, we don't have to pay it back. Not too bad. I just want a new wheel!

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