24 February, 2010

Potholes! Potholes Everywhere!!

Man, I'll tell you what.  I'm already tired of these Monday-Friday potholes in this Monday-Friday town!
With all the snow and snow plowing from the storm of the century (of the month) Baltimore streets have been left looking like the surface of the moon. 
Potholes everywhere. 
When we had walls of snow on the streets we had to manuver carefully because the streets were so narrow and side-swiping someone was possible.  Now when we drive we're swerving all over the place because of the crater slolem that we play on our daily commute.  Someone's gonna get smashed by someone else who's trying to dodge the upcoming potholes in the street.

Last week my commute took me up out of Hampden up Roland Ave and it was pretty nasty.  This week I've been deployed to Essex and my eastwardly evacuation is much longer with potholes everywhere. And I mean  er'war!

Ironic?  My only smooth sailing is down Erdman Ave. because it was recently repaved last year.  What used to be one of the worst spots on my drive is now smooth sailing.  But the rest of the way is like playing Moon Patrol. 

Watch out if your driving eastbound on 33rd between Guilford and Barclay.  There's a T-shaped canyon that takes up nearly 2 lanes.  I found that out the hard way.

Where else are you seeing massive pock marks in the city? 
  • Clifton Park cut through at 33rd and Harford has always been bad but now it's worse. 
  • The Avenue eastbound in Hampden has a deep one right before you get to Cafe Hon.  Ouch.
Hold on to the wheel. folks.  Baltimore's in for a bumpy ride. 
I can just hear the city now.  Throwing a fit come springtime over all the potholes. 
Where's our Fed. disaster relief $$?  Hope we get it in time to dump that cash into those holes.  And why not?  Aren't we just gonna dump it into some black hole anyway?

10 February, 2010

Snowed In In Hampden


This is my car under the snow of last night.  I was driving it just last night.

Not going anywhere for a while?  Naw,  me neither.  Good thing there are 5 bars still withing walking distance.  I think I'll take advantage of the 1/2 price drafts at 13.5% today.  

This was our back yard at the 22" mark on Saturday.  Good thing I don't have to shovel out my yard.  BUt having a full city block yard does have its disadvantages.  I have 2 sidewalks to shovel out.  

This was last Saturday on Roland Ave. while one of the news crews was talking to some of Hampden's finest. 

I wonder if this was a photo op?   We got out of 13.5% to see the mayor at the 7-11 on Falls and 36th talking to camera crews.  3 city plow trucks past by her while they were filming.  OK, so trucks are out and working.  So why didn't any of them drop their plow and plow out the Avenue?  


Random car on Chestnut St. Sat night.  Maybe it's a van.  Who knows?  We'll find out in the spring thaw.

08 February, 2010

Hey David Horrowitz!

Hey, David Horowitz!
What kind of cowardly twat picks a fight with a man in his own obituary?
Just that act alone would discredit any opinion or research by the jackass just on account that I think he's a dick!

Mr.�NOAM CHOMSKY (Former Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology): He studied what he called the countless small actions of unknown people that lead to the great moments that enter the historical record. That's a shift in perspective and understanding which is quite profound and quite significant.

Mr.�DAVID HOROWITZ (Author): There is absolutely nothing in Howard Zinn's intellectual output that is worthy of any kind of respect.

KEYES: Conservative pundit and author David Horowitz is among critics who fiercely disagree with Zinn's politics. Horowitz calls "A People's History of the United States" a travesty.

Mr.�HOROWITZ: Zinn represents a fringe mentality which has unfortunately seduced millions of people at this point in time. So he did certainly alter the consciousness of millions of younger people for the worse.

KEYES: But Zinn's supporters say the former Boston University professor has a powerful legacy, and Zinn himself told the online think tank bigthink.com in 2008:

Mr.�ZINN: I want to be remembered as somebody who gave people a feeling of hope and power they didn't have before.

KEYES: Howard Zinn died yesterday of a heart attack. He was 87 years old. Allison Keyes, NPR News.