Thursday, July 5, 2012

You Can Have Derecho II, I'll Take Lake Placid


Hey Yupette,

I'm taking your advice and clearing out of Arlington at 5 AM tomorrow for the Adirondacks. Temps reaching 105 here this weekend? No way I'm going to stick around Arlington. Let the Urban Village Idiots (mostly non-residents) who run the County deal with Derecho II. I had enough of their stupidity this week.

Later, Gator,

Peter, 22207

27 Comments:

At 05 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter, let us know if you see any Arlington Government VIPs holding an Emergency Preparedness Planning Retreat while you're there.

 
At 06 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ottawa is a cool place to visit in Summer. I visited July last year.

 
At 06 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this blog.

We are making plans for prolonged loss of power in Arlington during the Summer and Winter.

We are not going to be trapped indoors for days w/o heat or air conditioning.

 
At 06 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't trust county government, Verizon, Virginia Power, or the local media which appear to be controlled by county government.

 
At 06 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yupette Bloggers, why don't you behave and go along with the program, like everyone else? County has been run by a one-party machine for more than 30 years. VIP decision makers are mostly non-residents. Arlington residents have repeatedly voted for "New Urbanism", election after election. Few residents complain at public meetings. Few complaints seen in the 'local media'. So what's the problem, really?

 
At 06 July, 2012 , Anonymous Susan said...

Arlington is governed by a corrupt Regime, like the Mubarak Regime in Egypt.

Consequences are that people get sick and die in their homes because the Regime's VIPs are on Planet Artisphere, Planet Aquasphere, Planet Streetcar, and other planets in the Vanity solar system.

If you asked Barack, Hillary, and other Government VIPs about Mubarak two years ago they couldn't say enough positive things about him.

Want to feel good, and stupid? Visit Arl Now, Patch, Sun Gazette, and the other Yuptard blogs.

 
At 06 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"I don't trust county government, Verizon, Virginia Power, or the local media which appear to be controlled by county government."

Amen and right on!

 
At 06 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Susan said...

"Arlington is governed by a corrupt Regime, like the Mubarak Regime in Egypt.

Consequences are that people get sick and die in their homes because the Regime's VIPs are on Planet Artisphere, Planet Aquasphere, Planet Streetcar, and other planets in the Vanity solar system.

If you asked Barack, Hillary, and other Government VIPs about Mubarak two years ago they couldn't say enough positive things about him.

Want to feel good, and stupid? Visit Arl Now, Patch, Sun Gazette, and the other Yuptard blogs."

Could not have put it better myself, Susan!

 
At 06 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seen VEPCO's power poles that came down during the storm? Most of them looked to be at least 40 years old.

 
At 06 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how many tens of millions of tax $$$ has our wonderful county spent on state-of-the-art communications over the past decade? How much more $$$ are they spending for fiber optic communications? After all the advanced communications gets built are we going to be told to visit a fire station if we have an emergency after Derecho IX in 2017?

 
At 06 July, 2012 , Anonymous no power for 5 days said...

Arlington's streets are lined with mature street trees that have never been maintained since they were planted 50 years ago and 40-year old electric utility poles that should have been replaced a decade ago.

Where did the money for maintenance and replacement get spent?

 
At 06 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The creeps who produce propaganda in the County Manager's office are producing videos to make it appear the non-resident County VIPs who were home and on vacation all last weekend were actually hard at work.

 
At 06 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about some AVN videos about Seniors stuck in their homes w/o air conditioning and transported to the hospital after falling ill?

 
At 06 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quite a few of VEPCO's wooden electric utility poles are approaching 50 years in service. Insulators, cross members, hardware on the poles are the same age.

 
At 06 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tree Maintenance 101, Lesson 1 - If you can't see daylight through a mature tree the tree is likely to be damaged by summer storms.

 
At 06 July, 2012 , Anonymous l o l said...

After 50 years of planting ornamental Bradford pear trees with super dense foliage the so-called urban arborists finally got tired of removing wind-damaged Bradford pear trees.

 
At 06 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County planted a nice sugar maple in front of my home 15 years ago. I took care of it, watered it during droughts, put mulch around the base.

Foliage grew thick and I was afraid it would be damaged during a summer storm.

County would not trim the tree so I hired an arborist and she trimmed it two years ago. Cost me $200.

Tree survived last week's storm, losing a few leaves.

Lack of tree maintenance is a big reason street trees come down during summer storms.

 
At 07 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only thing I can see that the county adequately maintains is the county's vehicle fleet.

 
At 07 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the artisphere.

 
At 07 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lots of Americans on vacation this week. If we lose power again next week I have 4 vacation days and I'm talking them and taking off for Vermont.

 
At 07 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm taking vacation next week because I think another bad storm will roll through. I, also, have no frozen food left in the freezer.

 
At 08 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone from Arlington's emergency preparedness organization ever recommend that residents reduce the amount of frozen food and perishable food in their refrigerators and freezers during the summer?

 
At 08 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not just the heat, air quality today is horrible, seniors are becoming ill at home with the A/C on.

 
At 08 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm taking a couple vacation days and visiting my parents in PA who have emergency power, I don't trust the County, Verizon, VEPCO. Yes air quality here today is terrible.

 
At 08 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Decided to visit my undergrad college in Massachusetts this week, first time in 15 years. Nice weather.

 
At 08 July, 2012 , Anonymous Peter said...

Hey, weather is nice in the Adirondacks, another week here before I have to return to Zimmy City. Later, Gator.

 
At 09 July, 2012 , Anonymous 22201 said...

I was lying in bed expecting the power to go off again, some pretty serious lightning flashes last night. Then I thought, why am I still living in a condo when I could be telecommuting 4 days a week and living in a single family home with a fireplace and an emergency generator?

 

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