Mission Accomplished. Good Job!

Just snapped this shot of 6th and Phillips, looks like the contractors pulled it off. Wonder what time Cotter has to go out there in the AM to pickup the plastic and cones?

Who wants to join me for a little chalk decoration before the parade?

UPDATE: As you can see, intersection opened for the parade. So for all of you who think I am a conspiracy theorist when it comes to the mayor, here’s a little proof. Wonder who was the poor sap that had to go out there this morning and pull up the plastic and baricades? Also, am I the only one that thinks having several firetrucks in a parade on their busiest day of the year is a bad idea?

6 comments ↓

#1 Lamb Chislic on 07.04.13 at 11:24 am

Did Cotter and MMM hold a press conference?

I’ll buy the chalk!

#2 Cement on 07.04.13 at 1:38 pm

It’s also not good to heavy equipment drive over fresh concrete.

#3 l3wis on 07.04.13 at 3:15 pm

I would agree.

#4 cr on 07.04.13 at 3:57 pm

We’re not talking about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade here…..

It would have been easy to route the parade around this intersection and still enter Phillips to the Falls at 5th and Phillips!!!!

#5 Scott on 07.04.13 at 5:16 pm

But CR, this is another feather in MMM’s basket! He got the job done in time for the parade!

#6 Craig on 07.08.13 at 11:35 am

“So for all of you who think I am a conspiracy theorist when it comes to the mayor, here’s a little proof.”

Proof of what? The only thing you know is they finished a portion of that section in time for the July 4th parade.

You don’t know what the original contract indicated as far as a completion date and you don’t know if there were any fines involved if they ran past that date.

You don’t know if the mayor had any say whatsoever on the original date, or if he “encouraged” the contractor to complete this section in time for a parade.

So what exactly is your “proof” here?

This is the reason some of us give you such a hard time about the overwhelming anti-city government and anti-mayor stance you so often take. You take one event, and you start connecting all of these dots based upon nothing other than your own imagination.

I have no doubt the city wanted the road opened by July 4th – but I also know if the road wasn’t opened some of the same people bitching about this situation would be bitching that the repairs are taking too long. Some people just like to bitch, or as the kids like to say these days….

Haters gonna’ hate

“Also, am I the only one that thinks having several firetrucks in a parade on their busiest day of the year is a bad idea?”

Chances are you aren’t the only one with that flawed logic so let me explain. The Fireman in those trucks are already equipped and ready to go. They aren’t standing at the back of a fire station grilling burgers, working out on the weights, or taking a nap on the sofa. This means their response time from the parade to a call is probably less than it would be if they were back at the station.

This is the same reason you will sometimes see firemen taking the truck to block parties (all you need to do is call and ask) and elementary schools, because provided they don’t wander outside of their region they are just as responsive.

It would be one thing if one guy was driving the truck while the others are sitting at the station with no transportation, or if they left their jackets and boots back at the station and had to run back to pick them up, but running in a parade isn’t about to cause any issues.

The level of cynicism displayed here never ceases to amaze me.

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