Thursday, September 09, 2010

Standard-Examiner: Road Widening Proposal Draws Criticism

Better late than never, we guess

One day after the expiration of the public comments period, the Standard-Examiner is finally getting around to covering the Harrison Boulevard road widening story:
Proposal draws criticism / Ogden seeks talk with WFRC, UDOT on adding lanes to Harrison Boulevard
Can you say "A day late and a dollar short?"

Better late than never, we guess.

4 comments:

Stephen M. Cook said...

Good morning.

Adding additional road lanes will rarely alleviate traffic snarls. For 15 hours a day, most roads are under-utilized to the point of absurdity. The cursed congestion occurs when fat, lazy and thoughtless persons with some sort of entitlement disorder slide themselves into fugly climate-controlled, prideful and silly-shiny cushioned couches-on-wheels, driving to and from their mostly thankless and hated slave-wage jobs, one person per cancer-causing coffin. Widening the road merely feeds this world destroying abomination of desolation.

Interestingly, this is an obvious NIMBY issue. If you don't want wider roads belching toxins next to children's playgrounds, eating up property owners front yards: support mandatory work-commute alternative transportation, car pools, and the elimination of cookie-cutter suburbs.

You can burn those poorly manufactured and soviet-era looking domiciles to the ground and send the smoke up to the Celestial, as an offering to the mindless-growth demanding gods who encouraged these gray and beige eye sores.

I am guessing most oomans will just continue slubbering on down the ever-widening road into a pit of sloth.

Sheesh: big brains; what can you do.

Hindman said...

Well I am not nearly as negative as Mr. Cook but I will say I doubt this project would ever come about - there is not enough money in the UDOT coffers to cover the expense of this type of project. But, oh wait, they will probably have some lacky senator beg the feds for the money, yeah that's right let the government pay for it.

Road Warrior said...

By the way the S-E wasn't late with this story. Sam Klemm, a WFRC public information officer, tells me he will continue to take public comment as the plan is developed.

Merle Haggard said...

So, when you see one person driving to or from work, or anywhere, it's to be assumed that either he or she is one of those poor wretched souls lost in a world of populated by "fat, lazy and thoughtless persons with some sort of entitlement disorder slide themselves into fugly climate-controlled, prideful and silly-shiny cushioned couches-on-wheels, driving to and from their mostly thankless and hated slave-wage jobs." What a well thought premise that so aptly describes one of Utah's finest assets, it's work force.

I remember the good old days, not too long ago, actually, when Utah was touted for its "work ethic," and such work ethic was a prime drawing factor when it came to relocating or locating businesses that had to rely on manpower. Now, according to this Steve Cook, all of the above is bunk and those people you encounter while your driving to your "hated, thankless and slave-wage job" are merely "fat, lazy and thoughtless." Why, you might even qualify for being one of those poor souls yourself.

But the best part is, using this premise as a guideline is the reason that Harrison shouldn't be widened. Who needs more of this riff-raff on our already congested roads?

I seem to recall that this Cook guy is always gripping about someone else's job, for having to take order or direction from a supervisor, all the while extolling his and telling us how damned good he has it.

Fortunate for him that, being that there's only one of these jobs available in the world, he's the guy who got it. Goodness, the guy even uses his full and real name.

Steve, your my freaking hero. If your position is responsible for your attitude, you can take your job and shove it.

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