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2012-11-02 04:34:40 PM  

NkThrasher: non-ass joke related demonym


You mean there actually IS a non-ass joke related demonym? Color me surprised.

/former Nutmegger
/current Masshole
 
2012-11-02 04:35:44 PM  

pissedoffmick: 5 whole days without power? I am not a big fan of the term but that is some serious 1st world problem action right there.


Well aren't you f*cking edgy?
 
2012-11-02 04:35:45 PM  
No, CT is the NH (or RI) stuck between NY and MA.

Or, pick any other taint-like drive-through state of your preference.
 
2012-11-02 04:36:24 PM  

PawisBetlog: I swear, between this and the story about both parties lawyering up, and being shoulder to shoulder with tea party activists and other people with extreme views, I start to wonder if we are headed toward an honest to goodness civil war. Not a military conflict mind you, something much more drawn out and damaging.

Things just seem to be drifting further and further apart, at the same time our core problems are getting worse and worse. problems that will require consensus and shared sacrifice to truly solve.

Hopefully a month or two after the election dies down I'll be able to ignore it for a few years, but if this election is contested for any length of time, watch out. It seems like it could get very very ugly.

\hope I'm being glass half empty guy.


i1057.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 04:36:40 PM  
If I was one of those linemen, I would pack my shiat up for the day, call my union rep and have him demand the company provide me protection.

Assaulting those who are trying to help you is pretty stupid
 
2012-11-02 04:37:27 PM  

pissedoffmick: "Baystatahs" - no?


Yep, that's the one, and even spelled correctly too.

Priapetic: NkThrasher: non-ass joke related demonym

You mean there actually IS a non-ass joke related demonym? Color me surprised.

/former Nutmegger
/current Masshole


I learned it in a similar thread to this one a few years back and was absolutely amazed. 'Bay Stater' is apparently the official demonym. As a reformed Masshole (We saw the light and moved north to New Hampshire) I was flabbergasted that such a term existed. Masshole was the only one I had heard growing up in both Mass and New Hampshire, from anyone, regardless of setting.
 
2012-11-02 04:38:25 PM  
I used to live there and I still have to think about how to spell Connecticut

I usually just say Connect-I-Cut in my head to remember how to spell it.
 
2012-11-02 04:39:26 PM  
WTF???

Demographics

Oh.
 
2012-11-02 04:39:42 PM  
Eggs? "In harms way"? If I was a UI worker and was egged, I would just laugh. Of course, hurling "other objects" ruins it for everyone, like those in Detroit who went from eggs to fires for Devil's Night.
 
2012-11-02 04:41:02 PM  
"Connecticutians" seems the most worthy for news, keeps that better-than-thou thing intact. Pronounce it like a newly discovered race on ST:TNG :-)
 
2012-11-02 04:41:05 PM  

AmazinTim: pissedoffmick: 5 whole days without power? I am not a big fan of the term but that is some serious 1st world problem action right there.

Well aren't you f*cking edgy?


checked profile - nice douche-beard.
 
2012-11-02 04:43:41 PM  
I think it is San DiegoUNS...
 
2012-11-02 04:44:11 PM  

NkThrasher: /bonus points if anyone knows a demonym for Mass that isn't 'Masshole' without looking it up


why would you need another?
 
2012-11-02 04:44:17 PM  

Kevin72: Eggs? "In harms way"? If I was a UI worker and was egged, I would just laugh. Of course, hurling "other objects" ruins it for everyone, like those in Detroit who went from eggs to fires for Devil's Night.


Oh man, was that funny. Now I'm covered in yolk, and I'll be up in this cold windy weather in a bucket for another 10 hours before I can get back to the hotel and get a shower before sleeping 6 hours and getting back out to work another 18....whooeee, that was a good prank....
 
2012-11-02 04:44:24 PM  

boogie_down: PawisBetlog: I swear, between this and the story about both parties lawyering up, and being shoulder to shoulder with tea party activists and other people with extreme views, I start to wonder if we are headed toward an honest to goodness civil war. Not a military conflict mind you, something much more drawn out and damaging.

Things just seem to be drifting further and further apart, at the same time our core problems are getting worse and worse. problems that will require consensus and shared sacrifice to truly solve.

Hopefully a month or two after the election dies down I'll be able to ignore it for a few years, but if this election is contested for any length of time, watch out. It seems like it could get very very ugly.

\hope I'm being glass half empty guy.

[i1057.photobucket.com image 400x300]


It belongs in the "both sides lawyering up" article. And yet it strangely applies here, since the mayor declared that it was our poor Bridgeport gets served after the wealthy suburbs.
 
2012-11-02 04:46:15 PM  

This text is now purple: why would you need another?


You don't, it's just fascinating how few New Englanders know of the one that does exist.
 
2012-11-02 04:49:43 PM  
This man and the mayor would have gotten along well.

im.glogster.com
 
2012-11-02 04:50:08 PM  
Quit helping us with basic needs!!!
 
2012-11-02 04:50:51 PM  
I'm stationed at SubBase NewLondon and I approve this thread.
 
2012-11-02 04:51:05 PM  

PawisBetlog: I swear, between this and the story about both parties lawyering up, and being shoulder to shoulder with tea party activists and other people with extreme views, I start to wonder if we are headed toward an honest to goodness civil war. Not a military conflict mind you, something much more drawn out and damaging.

Things just seem to be drifting further and further apart, at the same time our core problems are getting worse and worse. problems that will require consensus and shared sacrifice to truly solve.

Hopefully a month or two after the election dies down I'll be able to ignore it for a few years, but if this election is contested for any length of time, watch out. It seems like it could get very very ugly.

\hope I'm being glass half empty guy.



Are you forgetting that division, disunity and diversity are our strengths?
 
2012-11-02 04:51:31 PM  
Clearly people took to heart what they heard, even though it was not factual

Proof that liberals do this also in times of dire need.
 
2012-11-02 04:51:41 PM  

cgraves67: If I was the power company workers and they started throwing eggs at me, I'd leave. If they want their power restored, they can be respectful. They don't have to be happy, they can complain loudly, but the line workers putting in long shifts are not the guys to throw eggs at.


No kidding. In what universe would assaulting utility workers make them work faster? And in what universe do those workers decide where they're going to be assigned?

Give every single egg thrower 100 hours of community service cleaning up the mess from the storm. Assign them to the poorest neighborhoods so they'll feel better about doing that work.
 
2012-11-02 04:52:55 PM  
America: Where even homeless refugees have spare food to throw at the people who are trying to help them.
 
2012-11-02 04:53:04 PM  

Citrate1007: Clearly people took to heart what they heard, even though it was not factual

Proof that liberals do this also in times of dire need.


Uh, the article clearly stated that all of the eggers were registered republicans. Nice try fignuts.
 
2012-11-02 04:54:40 PM  

freetomato: I thought utility workers always had police escorts in Bridgeport.


Everybody should have them in that armpit.
 
2012-11-02 04:54:58 PM  
Bridgeport:


Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005

Democrat: 58.23%
Republican: 8.90%


Must be the Republicans causing the problems


/Minorities
 
2012-11-02 04:56:48 PM  

fluffy2097: Fissile: In every civilized country, utility cables are buried under ground. My relatives in Europe can't believe that the US has such a primitive electric/phone system.

Think about how large the USA is compared to any country in Europe. They have to install a lot more infrastructure, and digging up hundreds of thousands of miles of dirt to lay utility cables simply isn't cost effective.

Even with the cables underground, the power is still going to go out if a transformer blows up.



US reliance on overground electricity cables

"The main reason why power lines in America are not buried is cost.

According to US calculations it would cost ten times as much to bury a line as run the cables overhead, despite their vulnerability to the elements.


The country's difficulties are intensified by its size and the fact that houses are often further apart than in Europe, meaning that the lower population density would require far more cable in the first place."




Some parts of Europe are still "primitive"

Winter Storm Joachim Causes Widespread Power Outages, Travel Disruptions in Western Europe

newsimg.bbc.co.uk

newsimg.bbc.co.uk
 
2012-11-02 04:58:23 PM  

Priapetic: NkThrasher: /bonus points if anyone knows a demonym for Mass that isn't 'Masshole' without looking it up

Masshat?


Even though I like that one, I'm going with subby on this one: dicks. Bowl full.
 
2012-11-02 05:01:29 PM  

Citrate1007: Clearly people took to heart what they heard, even though it was not factual

Proof that liberals do this also in times of dire need.



Liberals? LOL!

Most of these people aren't "liberals", they just vote with their stomachs.


"You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is."

-- Mark Twain
 
2012-11-02 05:02:31 PM  
i do know from personal experience that anyone i met from there was.... at the least, the spoon in a bowl full of dicks. Both times silver.
 
2012-11-02 05:02:56 PM  
First green I've had in years. I was losing hope. For a while there, I thought you had to be a Total Farker.
 
2012-11-02 05:03:10 PM  

boogie_down: PawisBetlog: I swear, between this and the story about both parties lawyering up, and being shoulder to shoulder with tea party activists and other people with extreme views, I start to wonder if we are headed toward an honest to goodness civil war. Not a military conflict mind you, something much more drawn out and damaging.

Things just seem to be drifting further and further apart, at the same time our core problems are getting worse and worse. problems that will require consensus and shared sacrifice to truly solve.

Hopefully a month or two after the election dies down I'll be able to ignore it for a few years, but if this election is contested for any length of time, watch out. It seems like it could get very very ugly.

\hope I'm being glass half empty guy.

[i1057.photobucket.com image 400x300]


Wrong thread, but related.
 
2012-11-02 05:04:49 PM  

destrip: What a bunch of pricks. If I was in charge of that utility's repair crews, I'd not only pull them out, I'd put the area the eggers live in as the bottommost priority. Let them (and their eggs) rot.


They did that at the start...before any trash was tossed.
 
2012-11-02 05:05:05 PM  
fark it. Fence them off, and throw a side of beef over the fence every few hours.
 
2012-11-02 05:06:39 PM  

fluffy2097: Let them live in the dark.

Don't restore power at all.

"I'm sorry, our utility company is no longer going to serve this area as we cannot keep our crews safe. Please contact someone else to get your power grid from, as we will be taking our equipment with us"


That's essentially what happened.

Now the areas in question get to have their public coffers drained to provide police guards for the repair crews, and get to deal with the increase in crime as the police response to everything else drops, because otherwise they declared that they weren't fixing shiat.
 
2012-11-02 05:08:01 PM  

Kevin72: Eggs? "In harms way"? If I was a UI worker and was egged, I would just laugh. Of course, hurling "other objects" ruins it for everyone, like those in Detroit who went from eggs to fires for Devil's Night.


could have been worse
 
2012-11-02 05:10:12 PM  

AcneVulgaris: fark it. Fence them off, and throw a side of beef over the fence every few hours.


Utility worker crushed by side of beef. Film at 11.
 
2012-11-02 05:10:18 PM  

Amos Quito: Bridgeport:


Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005

Democrat: 58.23%
Republican: 8.90%

Must be the Republicans causing the problems

/Minorities


Definitely the minorities. "Non-Hispanic Whites were 22.7% of the population in 2010 . . ."

You just can't trust those people.

Bridgeport,_Connecticut#Demographics
 
2012-11-02 05:10:49 PM  

fluffy2097: Fissile: In every civilized country, utility cables are buried under ground. My relatives in Europe can't believe that the US has such a primitive electric/phone system.

Think about how large the USA is compared to any country in Europe. They have to install a lot more infrastructure, and digging up hundreds of thousands of miles of dirt to lay utility cables simply isn't cost effective.

Even with the cables underground, the power is still going to go out if a transformer blows up.


=============

True....in rural areas. Why do places like New Jersey, a state that has a higher population density than Bangladesh, have overhead power lines? Oh, right! Since Bain Capital refuses to fund such a project, the gov would have to step up to the plate, and that would be socialism.

/Socialism bad
 
2012-11-02 05:11:46 PM  

Hoboclown: My power's been out since Monday (suburb outside of Bridgeport), and while all of the stores and businesses in the town have been restored my whole residential neighborhood is still untouched. There's probably some sort of valid reason to get them up and running first


II am going to go with those are probably the same areas that the hospitals and emergency services facilities are located.
 
2012-11-02 05:11:50 PM  

Fissile: In every civilized country, utility cables are buried under ground. My relatives in Europe can't believe that the US has such a primitive electric/phone system.


That's because their's is only 50 years old ;-)
 
2012-11-02 05:12:07 PM  

hasty ambush: US reliance on overground electricity cables

"The main reason why power lines in America are not buried is cost.


Ask Manhattan how well their buried power lines worked out for them. Most of the large outages were due to flooding, not wind.
 
2012-11-02 05:13:10 PM  
Most people just want their power back on and they never stop to realize that the power company and the local emergency agencies decide their priorities in restoring power. The first to get power are hospitals and critical infrastructure. The pattern of work to accomplish this may seem nonsensical to the casual observer. After a storm such as this, people are a little in shock; they first reach out to their neighbors and adopt altruistic behaviors. But that only lasts a few days and then the stress and anger takes over.

When I went through hurricane Hugo, I was fortunate that the utilities were mostly buried where I lived and my condo was on the same main power trunk that supplied a hospital about a mike away. As a result, I was only without power for four days. As soon as it came back on, I invited my friends, who were not so fortunate, to come over for a shower, to wash some clothes, and have a hot meal. Some people didn't have power for several more weeks. Until one has been through an extended power failure, one cannot know how surreal life becomes.
 
2012-11-02 05:13:19 PM  

Znuh: No, CT is the NH (or RI) stuck between NY and MA.

Or, pick any other taint-like drive-through state of your preference.


Didn't you compare NH to taint in another recent article?
 
2012-11-02 05:15:55 PM  
I'm from Connecticut. We just call each other "stuck up" or "assholes."

This is Bridgeport. A super Ghetto wedged in between some of the wealthiest towns in the nation. It's a sad place to be, and despite trying hard to change their image, shiat like this continues to happen and make the news.
 
2012-11-02 05:18:01 PM  

onomatopoeon: Amos Quito: Bridgeport:


Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005

Democrat: 58.23%
Republican: 8.90%

Must be the Republicans causing the problems

/Minorities

Definitely the minorities. "Non-Hispanic Whites were 22.7% of the population in 2010 . . ."

You just can't trust those people.

Bridgeport,_Connecticut#Demographics



My point eggsactly.
 
2012-11-02 05:18:19 PM  

Fissile: fluffy2097: Fissile: In every civilized country, utility cables are buried under ground. My relatives in Europe can't believe that the US has such a primitive electric/phone system.

Think about how large the USA is compared to any country in Europe. They have to install a lot more infrastructure, and digging up hundreds of thousands of miles of dirt to lay utility cables simply isn't cost effective.

Even with the cables underground, the power is still going to go out if a transformer blows up.

=============

True....in rural areas. Why do places like New Jersey, a state that has a higher population density than Bangladesh, have overhead power lines? Oh, right! Since Bain Capital refuses to fund such a project, the gov would have to step up to the plate, and that would be socialism.

/Socialism bad


This text is now purple: Ask Manhattan how well their buried power lines worked out for them. Most of the large outages were due to flooding, not wind.

 
2012-11-02 05:20:25 PM  
Now that I think of it, when a huge storm came through my town 6-7 years ago and knocked power out to most of the town (65,000+), the college shiat houses were the last ones to get power. University had power right away...us, 5 days later.

So, like this town, the poor people are getting their services last.

/shrugs shoulders.
//we just drank a bunch and got over it.
 
2012-11-02 05:20:45 PM  
Yay! People in the northeast are so sophisticated.
 
2012-11-02 05:22:21 PM  

BgJonson79: Fissile: In every civilized country, utility cables are buried under ground. My relatives in Europe can't believe that the US has such a primitive electric/phone system.

That's because their's is only 50 years old ;-)


To serious that comment up a bit, there is such a thing as the second-mover advantage. America was the first country to deploy a lot of modern utilities. As such we got locked into what are essentially version 1.0 systems. How relevant that is to this situation, I don't know, but it does explain why the US often has less ideal infrastructure standards. Europe and Asia learned from our mistakes.
 
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