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Old 04-03-21, 05:39 PM
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Over six facebook posts? Then indeed it is established with metaphysical certitude.
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Old 04-03-21, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
There has been at least a half dozen of posts on this now. A picture is worth a thousand words. Sorry if you dont like the truth.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/pe...gieg-bike-suv/

In sum, no, Buttigieg was not caught staging a bike ride after riding in an SUV. Countless headlines, YouTube video titles, and tweets were misleading and false.
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Old 04-03-21, 07:55 PM
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“DC: Buttigieg departs cabinet mtg on a bike.

Pool: 04:34 Thursday Apr 01 2021”

I wonder why Dinesh D’Souza would lie? (I’m lying, I don’t wonder.)

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Old 04-04-21, 08:11 AM
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It's all fake. Both parties are owned by billionaires and controlled by the inner party.

The image of Buttigieg staging a photo op with a gas-guzzling SUV is part of the controlled narrative. To discredit all advocates of sustainability as hypocrites who preach frugality from the decks of their yachts and private jets.

The goal is to falsely portray progressivism, socialism and anything to the left of robber baron capitalism as an elite conspiracy to take away our freedoms. Especially in the mind of the petty bourgeoisie or "bagger". The poor outnumber the 1% many times over. The rich need the lower middle class to fight for them.
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Old 04-04-21, 09:26 AM
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Missing the point big time.

Former Sec. of Labor Robert Reich wrote a book about his time as a Cabinet Secretary, 'Locked in the Cabinet'. He relates it's a bizarre world where many layers of bureaucracy and security hamper top government officials from understanding the real world. Anything that's presented to a senior government official at a tour or conference or a visit comes wrapped in the presenter's point of view and you can bet is only there to further the presenter's objectives.

I don't think Buttigieg is trying to virtue signal a green lifestyle. He's trying to experience and learn. I applaud the new Secretary of Transportation for getting out there in traffic on a bike. Even if it was just a couple of miles one day, it's more real-world than him going to France and Japan on junkets, collecting photo ops riding high-speed trains.
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Old 04-04-21, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
There has been at least a half dozen of posts on this now. A picture is worth a thousand words. Sorry if you dont like the truth.



Snopes > Fakebook
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Old 04-05-21, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Quoting that source impresses no one. Look at the pictures.
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LOL - "Do the research!"

I'm trying to decide if I wouldn't mind some secret service agents guarding my bicycle while it's locked up.

I usually lock up near bicycles locked by someone topologically challenged. Recent examples:
  • A single spoke.
  • A brake cable.
  • Really heavy chain loosely wrapped around the seatpost and locked with a Master Lock combination lock.
  • But my recent favorite, the end of the handlebar locked to a rack with a fahgettaboudit. At least the lock was secured.
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Old 04-05-21, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Quoting that source impresses no one. Look at the pictures.
Yet you think Facebook is a source of accurate information?

Are you ever able to accept that you are wrong about something?
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The new US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg addresses the National Bike Summit tomorrow.

“We think of trains, planes, and automobiles, but what about bikes, scooters, wheelchairs for that matter?” Buttigieg said during a recent interview with Axios. “Roads aren’t only for vehicles. We’ve got to make sure that pedestrians and individuals and bicyclists and businesses can all coexist on the same roadway.”

Hopefully, by that time someone will tell him bicycles ARE vehicles.

Oh! And...Alvey Adee, call your office!

I suspect he knows bicycles ARE vehicles... but likely he is speaking to the "uninitiated," who believe bicycles are only toys...
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Old 04-06-21, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post


Snopes > Fakebook
Snopes has been known to lie many times. They are very one sided political!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-06-21, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Snopes has been known to lie many times. They are very one sided political!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No, they're not.

https://web.archive.org/web/20140707...ts-an--a-.html

Is there no limit to the BS you make up?
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Old 04-06-21, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
No, they're not.

https://web.archive.org/web/20140707...ts-an--a-.html

Is there no limit to the BS you make up?
The last four years, as well as the pandemic, makes it clear that this is the case for a sizable fraction of the U.S. population. Facts simply no longer matter.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Just a friendly reminder, the topic is fine, let’s just keep this free of partisan politics.
Just to remind people of this friendly reminder, which I forget sometimes.

If someone keeps trying to inject partisan politics into this conversation, we don't have to feed that distraction.

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Still an amateur until he's got Earl Blumenauer drafting him. Good for him for getting out there.
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No matter how you slice it, his so-called bike ride was a complete publicity stunt.
Let’s call a spade a spade.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
No, they're not.

https://web.archive.org/web/20140707...ts-an--a-.html

Is there no limit to the BS you make up?
In this case they are. This is basically a political post, and many of us are wise to political lies, no matter who is promoting them.
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
In this case they are. This is basically a political post, and many of us are wise to political lies, no matter who is promoting them.
I'm sorry that reality doesn't jibe with your viewpoint, but other fact checking organizations reached the same conclusion as Snopes.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
I'm sorry that reality doesn't jibe with your viewpoint, but other fact checking organizations reached the same conclusion as Snopes.
And their fact checking always find that their political positions is correct.
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Facebook has now publish a picture of him unloading his bike from a huge SUV a short distance from the Capitol. All is not what it seems.
Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
There has been at least a half dozen of posts on this now. A picture is worth a thousand words. Sorry if you dont like the truth.
And the picture you posted is of Pete Buttigieg riding his bike through DC.
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Originally Posted by tcs View Post
The new US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg addresses the National Bike Summit tomorrow.

“We think of trains, planes, and automobiles, but what about bikes, scooters, wheelchairs for that matter?” Buttigieg said during a recent interview with Axios. “Roads aren’t only for vehicles. We’ve got to make sure that pedestrians and individuals and bicyclists and businesses can all coexist on the same roadway.”

Hopefully, by that time someone will tell him bicycles ARE vehicles.

Oh! And...Alvey Adee, call your office!

And after getting out of his SUV caravan, he even road his bicycle an entire block to the event.
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Originally Posted by tcs View Post
The new US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg addresses the National Bike Summit tomorrow.

“We think of trains, planes, and automobiles, but what about bikes, scooters, wheelchairs for that matter?” Buttigieg said during a recent interview with Axios. “Roads aren’t only for vehicles. We’ve got to make sure that pedestrians and individuals and bicyclists and businesses can all coexist on the same roadway.”

Hopefully, by that time someone will tell him bicycles ARE vehicles.
He said "bicyclists" not bicycles . I'm not a vehicle, my bike is. He's making it clear that he's focusing on the people on the road rather than prioritizing the type of machine over keeping people safe.
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
Wow, does this guy ever stop whining about cars? I looked at his profile and sure enough, a car hate image. I'm guessing he's one of the guys hit 5 times and can't figure it out.

I have a friend who was on the street and hit by a car. She was crossing in a lighted/signal push button operated crosswalk lights. She has MS and a motorized wheelchair. So yeah, she was in the street. Sadly some idiot doesn't know what it means what flashing lights at a crosswalk means.

Amazing how much someone who would put that second paragraph in the same post as the first paragraph.
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He said "bicyclists" not bicycles . I'm not a vehicle, my bike is. He's making it clear that he's focusing on the people on the road rather than prioritizing the type of machine over keeping people safe.
Okay, we can go with your interpretation. He said, "The roads aren't only for vehicles." Hopefully someone will tell our new Sec. of Transportation that all those cars and trucks aren't out there on their own, they have people inside operating them.
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I don't care whether Buttigieg referred to bicyclists or bicycles, nor whether his bike ride was a planned photo op.

I care that the US Secretary of Transportation obviously cares about making life easier for cyclists. That's a good thing, no matter whether it comes from a Democrat or a Republican.
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