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And Now it's City Well 16

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And Now it's City Well 16

Postby Taxed » Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:02 pm

Maybe the mayor should stop pretending he can walk on water and focus instead on cleaning up the water we are supposed to drink. You can buy a lot of new and functioning chlorinators for what the city is spending to determine how large of a downtown circle streetcars would run on.
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Re: And Now it's City Well 16

Postby massimo » Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:27 pm

Taxed wrote:You can buy a lot of new and functioning chlorinators for what the city is spending to determine how large of a downtown circle streetcars would run on.


Why should it have to be "either or"? Can't a society desire *both* clean water and public transportation?
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Re: And Now it's City Well 16

Postby Taxed » Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:36 pm

massimo wrote:
Taxed wrote:You can buy a lot of new and functioning chlorinators for what the city is spending to determine how large of a downtown circle streetcars would run on.


Why should it have to be "either or"? Can't a society desire *both* clean water and public transportation?
Sure, get out your check book. Let's build some high density affordable penthouses while we are at it. And since my cat seems depressed, let's get a city plan in place to assist with that problem. Maybe we could combine the prostitute rehabiltation program and a new program called Operation Depressed Feline and let them share a new city built facility that we can call the Mad City Cathouse.
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Re: And Now it's City Well 16

Postby massimo » Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:51 pm

Taxed wrote:Sure, get out your check book. Let's build some high density affordable penthouses while we are at it.


Penthouses. You're silly.

All I'm saying is that most people wouldn't mind paying for both water quality and improved transit in this city. I'll grant you that trolleys, specifically, are perhaps not the best way to address the latter issue. Even so, if funding were pulled from the streetcar studies I would wish it applied to other transportation solutions. Madison deserves, and is likely willing to pay for, both good water and mobility.
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Postby Taxed » Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:55 pm

Let's do the clean water thing first so the primary mode of transportation in Madison doesn't become ambulances.
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Postby massimo » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:04 pm

Are you seriously suggesting that our water issues are being dealt with less quickly because funds are tied up with the trolley business? If so, you're going to need to share some data.
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Re: And Now it's City Well 16

Postby white_rabbit » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:18 pm

massimo wrote:
All I'm saying is that most people wouldn't mind paying for both water quality and improved transit in this city.


And the people who do mind paying can move to fucking Lodi.
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Postby Taxed » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:23 pm

massimo wrote:Are you seriously suggesting that our water issues are being dealt with less quickly because funds are tied up with the trolley business? If so, you're going to need to share some data.
As Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." I don't require a lot of data to make simple points like these, so if data is what validates your views, I suggest a trip to the library.

I am talking as much about what the mayor focuses his time and attention on as about allocation of city funds. As long as the mayor is playing with trains and running around his office going â??woo, woo,â?Â
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Re: And Now it's City Well 16

Postby Taxed » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:30 pm

white_rabbit wrote: And the people who do mind paying can move to fucking Lodi.


Richard Nixon - America, love it or leave it.

White Rabbit - Madison, love it or leave it.

God forbid anyone should question the priorities of any level of government.

Fur bearing progressivenazi.
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Postby Daisy » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:33 pm

Taxed wrote:he wonâ??t be spending as much time on things the majority of the public looks to city government for. You know, like safe drinking water.
The mayor has perfectly positioned himself in the political center, offending Brenda with his rampant sexism while trying to poison conservatives like you through the water supply.
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Postby Pokey Hauntuss » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:47 pm

Daisy wrote:The mayor has perfectly positioned himself in the center
. . . of the light rail track where the County Exec, scowl on face, is considering running him over for sandbagging a broader more sensible approach to public transportation with his trolley folly.
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Postby Paco » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:50 pm

what's up with well #16?
And why didn't Dave know about this 100 yrs ago when they dug this!!
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Postby Taxed » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:58 pm

Paco wrote:what's up with well #16?
And why didn't Dave know about this 100 yrs ago when they dug this!!

In this morningâ??s paper:

http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/local/i ... 62&ntpid=3

Seems the Mayornator and his Phi Beta Kappa Water Guru pumped bad water past a bad chlorinator. This is not a 100-year old problem. That would be trolleys.
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Postby white_rabbit » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:26 pm

Taxed wrote:This is not a 100-year old problem.


The 100-year old problem would be people living in Madison, who bitch about living in Madison, then insist on still living in Madison all the while, still bitching about Madison.
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Postby Bwis53 » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:48 pm

What does the mayor drink?
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