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Freeflowing LA Traffic Might Get Bad Due to the Presidential Visit

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KTLA – Drivers were being warned to brace for possible traffic delays and congestion when President Barack Obama arrives in Southern California for a series of fundraisers on Monday and Tuesday, authorities said.Obama-Seattle-ArrivalPresident Obama arrived in Seattle on Sunday afternoon, Nov 24, 2013 (CNN)The president was set to touch down at Los Angeles International Airport around 4 p.m. Monday.While specific details about his schedule were not released for security reasons, the Los Angeles Police Department issued an advisory urging drivers to expect delays on the streets surrounding LAX from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.During his visit, Mr. Obama plans to attend a series of fundraisers benefiting Congressional Democrats ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.Two gatherings were set to take place on Monday evening in Beverly Hills – one at the home of Earvin “Magic” Johnson. The second gathering will be held nearby at the home of billionaire entertainment mogul Haim Saban.Presidential-MapA map shows areas that will likely be affected Monday when President Obama arrives in Los Angeles (KTLA)The 405 Freeway to La Cienega Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard to Venice Boulevard will be affected from 4:45 p.m. to 10 p.m., the LAPD said.

Well this is just shocking. Can you believe some of the interstates and main roads might have heavy traffic? Hopefully someone writes this down for the history books. Usually the traffic flows in LA, like the salmon of Capistrano.  Thanks a lot, Obama. Now it is going to take 1.5 hours to drive 4 blocks instead of the usual, convenient, 1.3 hours it normally takes.

Reporting that LA traffic might get bad is like reporting that the Jaguars might miss the playoffs this year.  Michael Jackson might have diddled kids.  I might bang a 6 in the next 3-4 months (this is an actual might, the joke has stopped. I’ll be happy with a 5.)