Monday, December 23, 2013

Center of the Universe

AKA Toronto ON, after a weekend of snow and ice accompanied by electrical power outages the pressing issue in the minds of Trawnatonians is apparently that Mayor Ford did not declare a "State of Emergency".

Never mind that the power company crews are effectively removing the fallen trees that are the primary cause of all power outages as they knocked down or simply cause arcing and blown breakers.

Never mind that most of Ontario lies outside the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and that many of those areas have far more work to do to clean up the mess.

Never mind that all of the work is getting done without ANY participation by any politician ANYWHERE.

And mostly never mind that that the ONLY thing these political clowns in Trawna have had to say is this feeble minded suggestion that the Mayor of Toronto is wrong for keeping out of the way of those who actually are working to restore utility service.

BTW ... Toronto the perfect has a bylaw making it illegal for home owners to cut branches or remove trees from their property. The city also does not keep trees pruned and does not remove any branches or trees unless they are diseased. They leave it up to the utilities to perform removal AFTER incidents like wind, snow and ice storms. This does not constitute an emergency ... it is willful neglect leading to expensive consequences and disruption.




Anonymous WTF said...

AMEN Brother!! Same can be said about not clearing brush and wild fires in California and Australia. No such thing as consequences to the dolts that make these laws up but then again they don't like people much anyways.

12/23/2013 3:35 p.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Good comparison ... I shake my head in disbelief whenever I hear about people building in flood plains, on hillsides or shorelines prone to erosion and in fire prone bush areas.

The worst is when governments make it difficult or impossible to take precautionary steps.

12/23/2013 4:29 p.m.  
Anonymous WTF said...

Yet these same people trumpet the precautionary principal when it suits them.

12/23/2013 4:50 p.m.  

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