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By Histle JJL Mechanics (Sat Jan 05, 2008 at 07:32:01 PM EST) (all tags)
As many of you know, California got slammed with 3 harsh storms. These storms made their way inland, creating blizzard-like conditions in Lake Tahoe, and eventually, mother nature took a giant shit on my beautiful hometown, Reno.

In Fernley, a small town about 30 miles or so east of Reno, a levee broke. Surprise, surprise - aging, inadequate infrastructure is to blame.

So this moronic fucking Texan is out spending billions of fucking dollars oversees and we can't even keep our infrastructure safe. This is a LEVEE for fucks sake, didn't we go through this 4 years ago!?

And not only that, this levee wasn't even inspected, apparently. At least the people in Minnesota KNEW their bridge was structurally deficient. We apparently had no idea.

It's time to impeach this dumbfuck before he can do another 12 months of damage. I hope Mr. President can sleep easy tonight knowing that he destroyed the lives of 3,500 people.

George Bush - not my President!

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Ever work in infrastrucure? by marvin (4.00 / 4) #1 Sat Jan 05, 2008 at 09:13:18 PM EST
I do.

I fail to see what this had to do with GWB, apart from the fact that you americans waste more energy hating him than working to replace him.

Facts, from the Truckee-Carlson Irrigation District:

The problems in Fernley have nothing to do with the american misadventures in Iraq. The way the numbers look to me, farming and irrigation in that area is not really financially sustainable. You can't put real money into that system on the basis of the limited farm revenues. So unless you believe that your federal government should be subsidizing water supply, get used to events like canal failures like this one throughout the western usa. What you have with TCID is a canal system which is largely paid for and governed by the farmers who use the water. They run the system on a shoestring because it is either that, or else they have to double or triple their water rates, which would basically shut down agriculture in the entire region.

My guess is that they do the best they can, with the money they have, and neither will ever be enough to prevent all possible infrastructure failures.

But hey, why let facts or a little bit of basic research stand in the way of a good hate-on, right?

Riiight by Vertical Frankenstein (4.00 / 3) #2 Sun Jan 06, 2008 at 04:23:33 AM EST
And not only that, this levee wasn't even inspected, apparently.

Maybe your state and local officials should have taken an interest in the safety of their citizens.

He's no Texan. by blixco (4.00 / 1) #3 Sun Jan 06, 2008 at 07:24:53 AM EST
The Bushes are typical entrenched blueblood skull and bones types from Connecticut who did what all those people do to Texas: use us to make themselves look better.
"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin
one of the big problems in the USA by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 2) #4 Sun Jan 06, 2008 at 08:25:22 AM EST
is people don't understand how the gub'ment is supposed to work.

like you, for example.

Wait a couple of hours. by Billy Goat (4.00 / 3) #5 Sun Jan 06, 2008 at 08:59:16 AM EST
A hulver user should be along shortly to tell you how the levee was actually blown by a vast right-wing conspiracy of gay Jew existentialists. You think you're angry now, wait until he opens your eyes to the truth.

Are you an American citizen living in America? by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #6 Sun Jan 06, 2008 at 09:54:39 AM EST
If you're still confused tomorrow, go down to your local post office.
They'll have a B&W photo up on the wall, which should clear up who your president is.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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