by Duluth News Tribune
September 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
At least one Howard Gnesen Road traveler said she wishes someone on the road crew had taken the time to clear the way before the striping truck came through this week. Continue Reading
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We’re Duluth! And proud of it!…
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Well, you could move to Superior!
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I just saw a photo a couple of weeks ago where they did the same thing with a coyote. Now this is ridiculous. How lazy is that?
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I see a story like this 3 or 4 times a year now. It’s turned into a running gag.
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I laughed my ass off on this one !!!
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If it is not in the union contract to remove the dead animal, how could you expect a government worker to figure out what should be done?
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Work done by a Private Nonunion contractor. Now what smart remark do you have…??
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The Private non-union contractor was a lazy piece of…
The premise of the story somehow relates to all of God’s creatures deserving better treatment. My take is that it’s just sorta nasty to paint dead things to the road.
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When a union worker makes a mistake, it’s because unions are evil. When a non-union worker makes a mistake, it’s a rarelittle exception to the rule.
Also, unions are still to blame.
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The contractor knew they would be paid regardless of quality of work. Americans are lazy not just union workers. As a former government worker my experience was that the average worker gave a sh!t but their manager was a useless idiot that killed any desire to provide good service. Generally, managers in union shops get promoted because they are bad at the job they were hired to do, so unions are to blame for not being able to get rid of the the bad employee and “hiding” him/her at manager.
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City of Duluth has a few of your examples… Just gave one a month off without a hearing.. Waiting for the end result..
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Another problem in government work I`ve personally seen; the “to many chiefs and not enough indians” syndrom. The upper management staff is always looking for ways to look more important than they are, so they hire more of themselves to show how “overworked they are, then take a raise for creating a new posistion to fill a managment need…while the crews that do the phisical work gets slassed and moral goes to nothing…then management blames it on the crews, and it all starts over again with management sending every worker to “hug theropy” sessions.
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Somebody send it to Letterman!
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If you have an issue with it, stop, pull it off the road, and give it a proper burial as you see fit, problem solved!
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Oh my…well… I just drove the backroads from EGF to Princeton and I would have had to give at least a dozen eulogies on the way here. More skunks than anything else this trip. As dry as it is it would have taken me all day to bury the two dead deer. The gound is as hard as a rock.
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How awful! They could have at least bought him a balloon.
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Don’t let progress run you over.
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So—- Why did the chicken cross the road?????
Answer: To show the raccoons and the skunks that it really could be done without getting run over by a car or truck.
Why does a crow sit in a tree along side the road yelling “CAW, CAW, CAW??
It’s trying to warn the raccoons, and it can’t pronounce CAR!
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Winner of the “Not my job” 2012.
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I’ve seen 14 comments already and ain’t nobody found a way to blame this on Obama or global warming yet – where did all the regulars run off to ? hahahaha
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Because it is Bush’s fault.
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Why are people reacting like this was some guy walking down the street with a spraycan?
This is not the 1970′s people. Lines are painted on the roadways using a vehicle that is manned by one person, and he needs to focus on driving the vehicle in a straight line and avoid obstacles like mailboxes, pedestrians and bicyclists.
If you want to blame someone, blame the person who hit and killed the raccoon.
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Because getting upset is more fun than giving people the benefit of the doubt.
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Humorous for sure.
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This is like the feel good story of the year compared to all the other crazy spit going on or about to happen in our world.
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I did a quick Bing search. There are HUNDREDS of these stories.
I don’t know if road workers think it’s funny and deliberately do it just to get something in the paper (how did the DNT learn about this one), or is the road striper community trying to express their discontent about something?
Might make a good psychology paper.
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Bing huh? David….you really like to go against the grain don’t you Disclaimer: the is the international internet notation for light-heartedness.
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Whose more evil? Google or IBM [I'd insert the he international internet notation for light-heartedness but I can't figure out how you do it']
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You mean Google and Microsoft? Bing is a MS company
Not sure you can call either company “Evil”. You can dig up practices of almost any company that could be considered “Evil” if taken out of context, but both Google and Microsoft have done far more good than they have bad.
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If it was Halloween I could understand a racoon in a skunk costume.
Does anyone else find it ironic that the lady in the article is too scared to park there and move this particular roadkill, but there’s also a photo of someone else parked there and taking a photo of the thing?
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