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(KNBC 4 Los Angeles)   City of LA decides they won't troll citizens by closing swimming pools during heatwave   (nbclosangeles.com) divider line 128
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2012-08-09 12:59:43 PM
www.imglols.com

It was 107 in the valley yesterday.
 
2012-08-09 01:54:15 PM

DrRatchet: [www.imglols.com image 450x450]

It was 107 in the valley yesterday.


mojoimage.com
 
2012-08-09 02:58:28 PM
i476.photobucket.com

Late season swimming is available in Canada, too.
 
2012-08-09 03:11:53 PM
Trolling is now just doing something inconvenient.
 
2012-08-09 03:18:20 PM
City of LA decides they won't troll citizens by closing swimming pools toilets during heatwave

FTFY
 
2012-08-09 03:24:41 PM
So the term "trolling" is officially meaningless now.
 
2012-08-09 03:24:42 PM
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-09 03:24:47 PM
So the pools will be open from 3pm to 7pm weekdays and 1pm to 5pm on weekends until labor day. I see that they are scheduling the pool hours around school. That is nice, but what about locals who don't go to school, or are they just not important.
 
2012-08-09 03:26:21 PM
t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-08-09 03:27:52 PM
In Memphis the pool inspector doesn't bother coming around till August.
 
2012-08-09 03:28:55 PM
They have huge budget cuts, won't increase taxes because SoCal is right wing, but want all the services that a tax paying society would provide
 
2012-08-09 03:30:18 PM

noblewolf: So the pools will be open from 3pm to 7pm weekdays and 1pm to 5pm on weekends until labor day. I see that they are scheduling the pool hours around school. That is nice, but what about locals who don't go to school, or are they just not important.


Presumably they are resposible adults with jobs that keep them out of trouble and maybe allow them to get memberships at privately run pools?
 
2012-08-09 03:31:02 PM
Too bad Tulsa isn't. LA's being a bunch of babies about this summer.
 
2012-08-09 03:31:04 PM

SnakeLee: They have huge budget cuts, won't increase taxes because SoCal is right wing, but want all the services that a tax paying society would provide


Keep your government hands off of my public swimming pool!!
 
2012-08-09 03:32:18 PM
oops
 
2012-08-09 03:32:49 PM

noblewolf: So the pools will be open from 3pm to 7pm weekdays and 1pm to 5pm on weekends until labor day. I see that they are scheduling the pool hours around school. That is nice, but what about locals who don't go to school, or are they just not important.


I'm guessing a lot of the pool staff have school obligations
 
2012-08-09 03:34:51 PM
Huzzah! Plenty of time to be exposed to a little cryptosporidium before Summer winds down.
 
2012-08-09 03:37:40 PM
City of LA decides they won't troll citizens by closing swimming pools during heatwave

Citizens of LA decide they want community services they don't want to pay for and the city cannot afford.
 
2012-08-09 03:37:51 PM
This is one of those socio-economic gaps, isn't it?

See, I'm about to head to my gym, where after an hour of exercise I will relax in a hot spa followed by a dip in a chilled pool until my core temp goes down below 98. This is all indoors, air conditioned. And my multi-club plan only comes to $40 a month, much cheaper than maintaining a pool of my own outdoors.

And because people in this area are actually kind of prudish they have a hard time with the locker room and being naked, so very few people actually use the pool. Unlike your public pools which are teeming with your unwashed masses.

/26 minutes yada yada
 
2012-08-09 03:38:26 PM
So you get to swim in pee pond longer?
 
2012-08-09 03:41:25 PM

stonicus: SnakeLee: They have huge budget cuts, won't increase taxes because SoCal is right wing, but want all the services that a tax paying society would provide

Keep your government hands off of my public swimming pool!!


Are there any privately-run swimming facilities in the area, of the sort that one might join through the purchase of a membership?
 
2012-08-09 03:44:31 PM

noblewolf: So the pools will be open from 3pm to 7pm weekdays and 1pm to 5pm on weekends until labor day. I see that they are scheduling the pool hours around school. That is nice, but what about locals who don't go to school, or are they just not important.


All the lifeguards are in school.
 
2012-08-09 03:49:00 PM
I thought it never got cold enough in LA to warrant closing the pools. So, I'm a bit surprised to hear they ever close them.

In other news, isn't there like this great big ocean right there? Why can't people swim there?
 
2012-08-09 03:49:30 PM

noblewolf: So the pools will be open from 3pm to 7pm weekdays and 1pm to 5pm on weekends until labor day. I see that they are scheduling the pool hours around school. That is nice, but what about locals who don't go to school, or are they just not important.


Basically they're just doing their best to keep the pools open past the date they were scheduled and budgeted to close, despite having absolutely no money to do so. There's only so much they can do here.
 
2012-08-09 03:51:16 PM
aminddivideddotcom.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-09 03:53:24 PM
The advantage of being a red neck:

static.rcgroups.com
 
2012-08-09 03:55:29 PM

Summoner101: The advantage of being a red neck:

[static.rcgroups.com image 518x389]


Stupid women with big tits?

Sounds like a great 20 minutes followed by 60 years of misery.
 
2012-08-09 03:57:40 PM

Summoner101: The advantage of being a red neck:

[static.rcgroups.com image 518x389]


Everyone's naturally pixelated, so lo-rez porn is still hot?
 
Ehh
2012-08-09 04:00:02 PM
When you're already $240 million in debt, do you really want a riot on your hands?
 
2012-08-09 04:00:28 PM

RatMaster999: Summoner101:


MacEnvy: Summoner101: .


The first thing you two see when looking at that picture are the women? I was talking about the truck pool. What the hell is wrong the both of you?
 
2012-08-09 04:01:54 PM

SnakeLee: They have huge budget cuts, won't increase taxes because SoCal is right wing, but want all the services that a tax paying society would provide


LA is right wing? LA? That may have been true a few decades ago, and may still be true in some of the suburbs, but that wasn't even true when I left the state in 1996. Looking at the last party affiliation breakdown I could find (2003) it was about 51% Dem and 26% Rep and the rest declined to state with a smattering of third parties.

Hardly a right wing enclave.
 
2012-08-09 04:02:16 PM

durbnpoisn: I thought it never got cold enough in LA to warrant closing the pools. So, I'm a bit surprised to hear they ever close them.

Some of them are year-round. It does get a wee bit chilly at times, and not that many people want to hit the outdoor pool when it's, say, 55 degrees out. What can I say, we're spoiled.


In other news, isn't there like this great big ocean right there? Why can't people swim there?


A lot of people do, but it can be a real PITA to haul your butt out to the west side, try to find parking, deal with the massive crowds on the beach, etc etc etc.
 
2012-08-09 04:04:51 PM

SnakeLee: They have huge budget cuts, won't increase taxes because SoCal is right wing, but want all the services that a tax paying society would provide


The tax paying society are not the ones using the public pools.

There are other ways to keep cool.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-09 04:05:27 PM

MacEnvy: Summoner101: The advantage of being a red neck:

[static.rcgroups.com image 518x389]

Stupid women with big tits?

Sounds like a great 20 minutes followed by 60 years of misery.


silly new englander, you see, in the south we respect the covenants and institution of marriage and use these women in the way a Mexican might use a pinata, if they were to fark it and then not marry it.
 
2012-08-09 04:07:07 PM

TrainingWheelsNeeded: MacEnvy: Summoner101: The advantage of being a red neck:

[static.rcgroups.com image 518x389]

Stupid women with big tits?

Sounds like a great 20 minutes followed by 60 years of misery.

silly new englander, you see, in the south we respect the covenants and institution of marriage and use these women in the way a Mexican might use a pinata, if they were to fark it and then not marry it.


This is what is known as "Family Values".
 
2012-08-09 04:08:24 PM

Osomatic: durbnpoisn: I thought it never got cold enough in LA to warrant closing the pools. So, I'm a bit surprised to hear they ever close them.

Some of them are year-round. It does get a wee bit chilly at times, and not that many people want to hit the outdoor pool when it's, say, 55 degrees out. What can I say, we're spoiled.


In other news, isn't there like this great big ocean right there? Why can't people swim there?

A lot of people do, but it can be a real PITA to haul your butt out to the west side, try to find parking, deal with the massive crowds on the beach, etc etc etc.


Sounds like NJ except you go east. LA's beaches are probably free though, aren't they?
 
2012-08-09 04:12:28 PM
Came for a 'Pool's Closed' reference, leaving kind of satisfied.
 
2012-08-09 04:17:39 PM

durbnpoisn: I thought it never got cold enough in LA to warrant closing the pools. So, I'm a bit surprised to hear they ever close them.

In other news, isn't there like this great big ocean right there? Why can't people swim there?


It's pretty farking cold (though not as cold as up in Oregon) in the ocean, and the beaches aren't very clean (broken glass, needles, etc).
 
2012-08-09 04:26:17 PM
Public pools are a great form of population control.
 
2012-08-09 04:27:25 PM

Eirik: SnakeLee: They have huge budget cuts, won't increase taxes because SoCal is right wing, but want all the services that a tax paying society would provide

LA is right wing? LA? That may have been true a few decades ago, and may still be true in some of the suburbs, but that wasn't even true when I left the state in 1996. Looking at the last party affiliation breakdown I could find (2003) it was about 51% Dem and 26% Rep and the rest declined to state with a smattering of third parties.

Hardly a right wing enclave.



The wealthier burbs who send in the most tax dollars are almost all conservative
 
2012-08-09 04:31:17 PM

durbnpoisn: Osomatic: durbnpoisn: I thought it never got cold enough in LA to warrant closing the pools. So, I'm a bit surprised to hear they ever close them.

Some of them are year-round. It does get a wee bit chilly at times, and not that many people want to hit the outdoor pool when it's, say, 55 degrees out. What can I say, we're spoiled.


In other news, isn't there like this great big ocean right there? Why can't people swim there?

A lot of people do, but it can be a real PITA to haul your butt out to the west side, try to find parking, deal with the massive crowds on the beach, etc etc etc.

Sounds like NJ except you go east. LA's beaches are probably free though, aren't they?


I've been to a public beach in NJ once where they were charging for access. It was easy enough to avoid the money collectors and get on it for free.

Los Angeles is a huge city, stretching over 20 miles inland in some places like the Glassell Park neighborhood mentioned in the article. It's not feasible for everyone to get out to the beach, and for those who can afford it, there are still all the traffic problems known to LA.

Temperatures do drop down low enough in the winter for people to be wearing sweaters, or even jackets in some places. It would probably make more sense to close the pools in late September or so. Hell, I've even been to the beach in Santa Monica in October... though while swimming, my feet did go numb after about a half hour.
 
2012-08-09 04:32:03 PM
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2012-08-09 04:32:12 PM

Eirik: SnakeLee: They have huge budget cuts, won't increase taxes because SoCal is right wing, but want all the services that a tax paying society would provide

LA is right wing? LA? That may have been true a few decades ago, and may still be true in some of the suburbs, but that wasn't even true when I left the state in 1996. Looking at the last party affiliation breakdown I could find (2003) it was about 51% Dem and 26% Rep and the rest declined to state with a smattering of third parties.

Hardly a right wing enclave.


You don't understand -- for California, that's a right-wing bastion.
 
2012-08-09 04:35:15 PM
I'm sorry sir, but the pool is at capacity.

/they'll always be at capacity for us, Charlie
 
2012-08-09 04:35:42 PM
When did Fark become about IRL politics involving Serious Business?
 
2012-08-09 04:37:59 PM

cyberspacedout: durbnpoisn: Osomatic: durbnpoisn: I thought it never got cold enough in LA to warrant closing the pools. So, I'm a bit surprised to hear they ever close them.

Some of them are year-round. It does get a wee bit chilly at times, and not that many people want to hit the outdoor pool when it's, say, 55 degrees out. What can I say, we're spoiled.


In other news, isn't there like this great big ocean right there? Why can't people swim there?

A lot of people do, but it can be a real PITA to haul your butt out to the west side, try to find parking, deal with the massive crowds on the beach, etc etc etc.

Sounds like NJ except you go east. LA's beaches are probably free though, aren't they?

I've been to a public beach in NJ once where they were charging for access. It was easy enough to avoid the money collectors and get on it for free.

Los Angeles is a huge city, stretching over 20 miles inland in some places like the Glassell Park neighborhood mentioned in the article. It's not feasible for everyone to get out to the beach, and for those who can afford it, there are still all the traffic problems known to LA.

Temperatures do drop down low enough in the winter for people to be wearing sweaters, or even jackets in some places. It would probably make more sense to close the pools in late September or so. Hell, I've even been to the beach in Santa Monica in October... though while swimming, my feet did go numb after about a half hour.


My farking lord you people are wimps. When I go down there in December I wear my shorts and t-shirts and cry because it's so damn warm.
 
2012-08-09 04:38:06 PM

intelligent comment below: Eirik: SnakeLee: They have huge budget cuts, won't increase taxes because SoCal is right wing, but want all the services that a tax paying society would provide

LA is right wing? LA? That may have been true a few decades ago, and may still be true in some of the suburbs, but that wasn't even true when I left the state in 1996. Looking at the last party affiliation breakdown I could find (2003) it was about 51% Dem and 26% Rep and the rest declined to state with a smattering of third parties.

Hardly a right wing enclave.


The wealthier burbs who send in the most tax dollars are almost all conservative


The last presidential election showed Obama winning the county with 72% of the vote, and the City of LA has more than half the population of the total county. What enclave of conservatives exist in that environment that can politically withstand a demand for higher taxes?

On the state level, the Dems outnumber the Reps by 2-1 and the current Gov is Jerry Brown-D.

/Gave up on SoCal 15 years ago.
 
2012-08-09 04:39:49 PM

Orange Guy: SnakeLee: They have huge budget cuts, won't increase taxes because SoCal is right wing, but want all the services that a tax paying society would provide

The tax paying society are not the ones using the public pools.

There are other ways to keep cool.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 640x419]


So is it cool to hose them down with fire hoses again? This never seems to be covered in the newsletter.
 
2012-08-09 04:40:38 PM
Has anyone ever seen the types of people that patronize municipal pools? Good god, the pool water is the closest thing most of those people have see to a bath in months. Wouldn't go near there if you paid me, yuck! Only thing worse than that is the Water Park at Six Flags where they have to load the water with so much bleach and chlorine that you come out looking like Michael Jackson.
 
2012-08-09 04:42:31 PM

Eirik: The last presidential election showed Obama winning the county with 72% of the vote, and the City of LA has more than half the population of the total county. What enclave of conservatives exist in that environment that can politically withstand a demand for higher taxes?

On the state level, the Dems outnumber the Reps by 2-1 and the current Gov is Jerry Brown-D.

/Gave up on SoCal 15 years ago.



For starters, Presidential vote in 2008 really means nothing, any idiot with a brain on their shoulders knew not to vote for the GOP.

Second you might want to look at the split in local representatives, not take overall California state assemblymen and claim that represents the SoCal area.

Third, Brown is a conservative Democrat in a state known for voting in Republican governors. SoCal is socially liberal but still very conservative, that ties back to the boom in defense contractor spending in the 1980s and the heavy reliance on finance to keep the economy going today
 
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