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Old 05-01-2006, 11:06 PM   #1
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Politics aside, was anyone affected by the "Great American Boycott"? I wasn't but I work at Capital One. I don't know if anyone here, especially those in TX, experienced anything unusual today.

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Old 05-01-2006, 11:09 PM   #2
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I don't know, maybe that's why the road grader is still sitting at the end of the driveway and the driveway hasn't been finished. But then, it's been sitting there since Friday noon.

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Old 05-01-2006, 11:37 PM   #3
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The wife took the kids to McDonald's in Walmart and it was closed today for the protest.

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There were more parking spots on the jobsite this morning. I rather liked it that way.

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No effect on me....the stupid people kept calling me at work.

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Old 05-02-2006, 04:10 AM   #6
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I must live in a cave.

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400,000+ marched in Chicago. You know how that effected me?

When I had to drive into the Loop (heart of Chicago for you out-of-towners), there was NO TRAFFIC! It was amazing. I flew through the Junction at 4:15 with only about 10 other cars in eyesight (locals will be impressed with that stat).

A couple of burrito shops were closed, but with a restaurant every 10 feet in Chicago, it wasn't hard for me to get lunch. I hate to be a South Park Republican, but I'm thinking that it wasn't a bad thing. No cabs trying to kill me and free and open roads.

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Almost no traffic in and around Dallas. A few restaurants closed...a few only serving drinks and finger foods because they had no kitchen help.

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I talked to my friends in the Border Patrol last night and they said they were still jumping the border as usual. I thought they were taking the day off?

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The trash wasn't emptied at work, but fortunately I didn't have to 'drop the kids off at the pool' yesterday while at work.

Having a (legal) Mexican wife, I probably have a different perspective on this than a lot of people. I don't think anybody should be here illegally, but obviously something needs to change if we require illegals to populate the workforce (and we do). OTOH, how idiotic I find it: proving yourself a necessary part of society by resorting to extortion while you're not even here legally. I sure as hell would not depend on you as an employee. Also, the employers they are hurting here are some of the largest employers in all of Mexico, so they're hurting those guys, too.

All in all, it could have been better thought out and pursued in different ways.

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