Way beyond potholes
Reprinting an item from last year.
The phenomenon is even worse this year, because Copkiller Condon was even more negligent. He followed an algorithmic rule
instead of direct observation, and failed to use
Now the problem has gone way beyond potholes and dips; this year about half of all the asphalt is hopelessly cracked up. I'd estimate 40% of all streets need complete repaving.
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Bloomberg-sucking Copkiller Condon decided to neglect the most basic function of city government, making streets safe for cars and people. Hard mountains of ice have been piling up on side streets for a month.
Emersonian justice, aka Budget Karma, is already showing up, and the winter is only half over. Now that we have a temporary thaw, some of the ice mountains have melted, leaving valleys underneath.
Good old glacial subsidence.
I can see the same process on a smaller scale in my tiny front yard. I don't have a paved sidewalk, so I shovel a path through the grass. In the spots where I let snow and ice harden, my footsteps push the ice down. After it thaws, those spots are dips.
On the streets:
Cars hit the ice mountains, punching them down:
After thaw, the punched-down pavement stays down.
Well, Bloomberg's Best Little Bitchboy, you thought you were saving money for your next tithe to Your Lord And Prophet Bloomberg? Nope. You'll have to spend even more in the spring fixing all these deep valleys.
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