Should I stay or should I go?

A SouthDaCola foot soldier snapped this picture in his neighborhood after the tornadoes. He asked me, “Is this the city’s responsibility or the homeowners?” Good question. One wonders if the residents were just messing with the city on this one.



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#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 10.05.19 at 8:54 pm

Both. But if the homeowner places their parts into the street and/or boulevard, the city should just pick it all up, because this standard was established with the ice storm.

#2 "Very Stable Genius" on 10.06.19 at 3:21 pm

I might also add, that if the city helping too much is seen as a “hand-out” by some, especially some at city hall, then what do they call free help for citizens from the 211 service, which the city encourages?

This whole approach to this storm by our conservative political leaders speaks volumes. This approach, that they pursued, is a contradiction that often shows its ugly face in talking about the maldistribution of food resources in this country as well. Because have you ever heard conservatives indict food banks or free banquets? A course you have not, but they will indict food stamps or EBT, but what is the difference? Well, the difference I am afraid to a conservative is that they don’t like the idea of a government – a legal body which is all of us and compromised of leaders who are democratically elected by us – to have the final say in the distribution of goods or services at times, especially during emergencies. Rather, they want the control to be in the hands of few, because they prefer a “My Lord” relationship with the masses; and to have that type of mentality can only exist if one is not keen on (small “d”) overall democratic values, which I am afraid most conservatives are not, and which further explains why they often continue to espouse Uncle Ronny’s view, “…that government is not the answer.” And it is this mentality, that is at the heart of the failure of our city government to appropriately address the aftermath recovery from the three tornadoes, yes, three tornadoes, which hit our fine city some almost four weeks ago.

( – and Woodstock reminds us all: “Uh, it’s day 27 now, and that big piece of metal on South Lincoln Avenue is still partially on the city’s side of the ‘Red Line,’ just in case you were still wondering…(?)”..)

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