Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The Sense of California

To put some prospective into this.....there's been this renovation project going on in central California with the Bay Bridge.  Folks were hyper about the schedule.  It all needed to be done in time for the Labor Day opening.

Reason?  The city had all this bicycle racing, people races, walking races, etc....scheduled for the Labor Day.  There's tons of effort being poured into this mess.  Money from charity operations invested, which will pay back on sodas, ice cream, hot-dogs, and pretended-to-be-meat-but-it-isn't stuff.

They even had Governor Jerry Brown standing there three months ago....with some fancy button that would start a countdown for the grand reopening of the renovated span of the bridge.

Well....there's problems.  Cracked bolts noticed on the new span already, and the engineers are in a fearful mode.  There's something wrong.  Either bad bolts, cheap bolts, or unnecessary stress on the bolts.

The idea of delaying?  Oh, my.....the forces behind the Labor Day stuff....just don't want to hear that.  So they've been complaining to Governor Brown.  Can he do something to just fix this up and stay on schedule.

His response?  The Governor said:  “Don’t know if it’s a setback. I mean, look, shit happens.”

That probably wasn't what the locals wanted to hear.  I imagine that every two or three days.....with all the problems in California now....the Governor will repeat the phrase.  Over and over.

You get to a point as a governor of a loser state, where you just can't explain logical stuff to the best you can just say it pure and simple.

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