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Author Topic: New crossings of the Potomac River between Md. and Va.?  (Read 69374 times)

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Re: New crossings of the Potomac River between Md. and Va.?
« Reply #275 on: November 19, 2019, 07:51:20 PM »

Nope.  Northern VA is worse.
Than the Long Island issues?  Far worse than anything else in the country.  Like I said it is near infeasible to travel to and from there with any regularity, and suburban LI has 3 million population.
Albany and NYSDOT need to work on fixing their own problems and stop pointing fingers at others.
It's like someone that weighs 300 pounds going around calling other people "fatso," "porky," "jelly belly," etc., rather than going to a Weight Watchers meeting and work on themselves.
Albany and NYSDOT aren't pointing fingers.   I am.
However, you feeling ashamed and defensive about that catastrophe of a road is totally understandable. :D
You are the face of Albany and NYSDOT here.

Your ignoring and deflecting about the highway catastrophes of Long Island access, CBX-TME-NET, BQE, and city LIE is totally understandable, based on your posting history.  You should be embarrassed.
Personal attack.

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Re: New crossings of the Potomac River between Md. and Va.?
« Reply #276 on: November 19, 2019, 07:52:27 PM »

Nope.  Northern VA is worse.
Than the Long Island issues?  Far worse than anything else in the country.  Like I said it is near infeasible to travel to and from there with any regularity, and suburban LI has 3 million population.
Albany and NYSDOT need to work on fixing their own problems and stop pointing fingers at others.
It's like someone that weighs 300 pounds going around calling other people "fatso," "porky," "jelly belly," etc., rather than going to a Weight Watchers meeting and work on themselves.
Albany and NYSDOT aren't pointing fingers.   I am.
However, you feeling ashamed and defensive about that catastrophe of a road is totally understandable. :D
You are the face of Albany and NYSDOT here.

Your ignoring and deflecting about the highway catastrophes of Long Island access, CBX-TME-NET, BQE, and city LIE is totally understandable, based on your posting history.  You should be embarrassed.
Personal attack.
And a hypocritical one at that.
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Re: New crossings of the Potomac River between Md. and Va.?
« Reply #277 on: November 19, 2019, 08:47:31 PM »

Nope.  Northern VA is worse.
Than the Long Island issues?  Far worse than anything else in the country.  Like I said it is near infeasible to travel to and from there with any regularity, and suburban LI has 3 million population.
Albany and NYSDOT need to work on fixing their own problems and stop pointing fingers at others.
It's like someone that weighs 300 pounds going around calling other people "fatso," "porky," "jelly belly," etc., rather than going to a Weight Watchers meeting and work on themselves.
Albany and NYSDOT aren't pointing fingers.   I am.
However, you feeling ashamed and defensive about that catastrophe of a road is totally understandable. :D
You are the face of Albany and NYSDOT here.

Your ignoring and deflecting about the highway catastrophes of Long Island access, CBX-TME-NET, BQE, and city LIE is totally understandable, based on your posting history.  You should be embarrassed.
Long Island is a part of the NYC metro, and road-wise, a dead end part at that.  I-95 between DC and Richmond is a major inter-urban through road and an integral part of the interstate system.  Those Long Island issues are only an issue if you're going to/from Long Island; issues on I-95 between DC and Richmond are felt by everyone traveling between the northeast and south, even those whose trips have nothing to do with either DC or Richmond.
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Re: New crossings of the Potomac River between Md. and Va.?
« Reply #278 on: November 19, 2019, 10:25:01 PM »

You are the face of Albany and NYSDOT here.

Your ignoring and deflecting about the highway catastrophes of Long Island access, CBX-TME-NET, BQE, and city LIE is totally understandable, based on your posting history.  You should be embarrassed.

OK boomer  :popcorn:
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Re: New crossings of the Potomac River between Md. and Va.?
« Reply #279 on: November 20, 2019, 10:11:03 AM »

You are the face of Albany and NYSDOT here.

Your ignoring and deflecting about the highway catastrophes of Long Island access, CBX-TME-NET, BQE, and city LIE is totally understandable, based on your posting history.  You should be embarrassed.

OK boomer  :popcorn:

Is that line supposed to be funny or something? Because it isn't. It just shows a lack of understanding of or willingness to discuss the issues on the part of anyone who uses it.

I'm not a boomer, but I'm getting tired of seeing these attacks on them by people who haven't really accomplished anything in life, and certainly nothing along the lines of what the boomers have done.

I even wrote a column about it.

In defense of the baby boomers
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Re: New crossings of the Potomac River between Md. and Va.?
« Reply #280 on: November 20, 2019, 01:52:06 PM »

OK boomer  :popcorn:

Is that line supposed to be funny or something? Because it isn't. It just shows a lack of understanding of or willingness to discuss the issues on the part of anyone who uses it.

Yes, well, as with all examples of beratement, anyone laughing is laughing at the targeted individual, rather than with. Whether or not it is funny thus depends entirely on which side you more identify or sympathize with.

And yes, it is a dismissive statement which can easily be used to stifle what is otherwise a legitimate discussion. In this case, however, it was made in response to a blatant personal attack. When someone starts making personal attacks, I'd say it is entirely appropriate to be dismissive of them, as they have demonstrated an unwillingness to discuss the matter at hand in a civil manner.
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Re: New crossings of the Potomac River between Md. and Va.?
« Reply #281 on: November 20, 2019, 02:06:55 PM »

And yes, it is a dismissive statement which can easily be used to stifle what is otherwise a legitimate discussion. In this case, however, it was made in response to a blatant personal attack. When someone starts making personal attacks, I'd say it is entirely appropriate to be dismissive of them, as they have demonstrated an unwillingness to discuss the matter at hand in a civil manner.

This. It has absolutely nothing to do with the poster in question's age, but everything to do with his attitude. Multiple hypocritical personal attacks in this thread and elsewhere on the forum within the past couple days show they are obviously not in this for civil discussion. Which is EXACTLY what the "ok boomer" response was intended for.

The comment was also made in jest, which I understand is hard to convey via text.
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Re: New crossings of the Potomac River between Md. and Va.?
« Reply #282 on: November 20, 2019, 02:23:20 PM »


OK boomer  :popcorn:

Is that line supposed to be funny or something? Because it isn't. It just shows a lack of understanding of or willingness to discuss the issues on the part of anyone who uses it.

it seems to me that the "ok boomer" phrase arose in response to the perceived barrage of media pieces about how "millennials are killing X" or "millennials don't know how to handle Y". it's no more (or less) dismissive of individual experiences than those articles.

disclaimer: i generally fit the definition of "xennials."
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Re: New crossings of the Potomac River between Md. and Va.?
« Reply #283 on: November 20, 2019, 02:50:33 PM »

You are the face of Albany and NYSDOT here.

Your ignoring and deflecting about the highway catastrophes of Long Island access, CBX-TME-NET, BQE, and city LIE is totally understandable, based on your posting history.  You should be embarrassed.

OK boomer  :popcorn:

Is that line supposed to be funny or something? Because it isn't. It just shows a lack of understanding of or willingness to discuss the issues on the part of anyone who uses it.

I'm not a boomer, but I'm getting tired of seeing these attacks on them by people who haven't really accomplished anything in life, and certainly nothing along the lines of what the boomers have done.

I even wrote a column about it.

In defense of the baby boomers
Psst:  You just played into the joke again.

This isn't the place for a discussion on the sins of the elder generation, though.
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Re: New crossings of the Potomac River between Md. and Va.?
« Reply #284 on: November 20, 2019, 04:51:05 PM »

How about those roads?
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Re: New crossings of the Potomac River between Md. and Va.?
« Reply #285 on: November 20, 2019, 10:12:53 PM »

How about those roads?
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