Sunday, June 17, 2012

In which the author prooves how mean he is

So I'm reading this feelgood article about some Gaia worshiping Libs up in Somerville, (MA -I guess) who are having a 'de-paving' party.

The article doesn't really go into much detail about the actual work, except that it's to help improve the drainage- or something.

...And to show that manual labor isn't demeaning- unless you're getting paid to do it:
I’m excited to do this and to show my 7-year-old (son, James) how to do some manual labor. He’s very good at it,” said Margaret Kurth, 27, of Somerville, a Tufts graduate student studying water resource management, who saw a flier about yesterday’s event.

Then we have the "everything old is new again" train of thought-
 It’s exciting to see people doing something direct about the environment,” said Olivia Becker, 22, of Scituate, who arrived with apples and tortillas after reading about the party online. “A lot more could be accomplished if more social situations were turned into constructive projects.
...Because no one ever thought to have barn-raisings and cabin-raisings before the .GOV  came along to the frontier and took over the private roads, bridges and ferries the settlers had already made....with their neighbors.



Now to get to the practical questions-
  • Where did they put the old asphalt, and how did they haul it off?
  • How much CO2 did all those panting Libs cause? Would it have been offset by two hours work with a skid-steer?
  • What is he going to repave his driveway with? Around here we get maybe a weeks worth of rain a year and calichie works well- but we don't get feet of snow that has to be removed and when it's saturated, calichie is like driving on freshly poured cement. AND water runs off of that too.

3 comments:

  1. After two trips by the tow truck to pull a Prius from the muddy drive, they'll be calling a contractor.

    Dumbasses

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  2. My dad's statement about calichie is "If you stick with it when it's dry, it'll stick to you when it's wet"

    I also agree with Jess - dumbasses

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  3. ...Because no one ever thought to have barn-raisings and cabin-raisings before the .GOV came along to the frontier and took over the private roads, bridges and ferries the settlers had already made....with their neighbors.

    :)

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I've had to enable moderation because some bots just can't stop sh1tting where other people want to live......kind of like Liberals.

It's either this or WV...