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(Chron)   That beach's goop is most likely poop (clap, clap, clap, clap) Deep in the heart of Texas   (chron.com) divider line
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2021-07-21 10:45:30 AM  
Violently proud of their Santorum tide
 
2021-07-21 10:56:32 AM  
Do they not test regularly, post those results online and close affected beaches when the levels get too high?

How could people have the freedom to make their own choice about swimming in poop without adequate information?

/oh, Texas...
 
2021-07-21 11:04:27 AM  
Unsurprisingly, the Environment Texas Research is calling for repairs to sewage infrastructure, protection for wetlands that help filter out bacteria, and enacting new rules for livestock operations that can pollute beaches.

Sounds like a bunch of libs. Everyone head to the beach and go freedom in some shiat. Totally own them.
 
2021-07-21 11:22:22 AM  
Mmmmmm, pooooop.
 
2021-07-21 11:22:30 AM  
Maybe the rattlesnakes will eat it?
 
2021-07-21 11:23:13 AM  
Also...

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2021-07-21 11:25:12 AM  

ElFugawz: Unsurprisingly, the Environment Texas Research is calling for repairs to sewage infrastructure, protection for wetlands that help filter out bacteria, and enacting new rules for livestock operations that can pollute beaches.

Sounds like a bunch of libs. Everyone head to the beach and go freedom in some shiat. Totally own them.


This.

If you're not soaked in animal feces, you might as well change your name to Barack Hussein and start handing out soshalism.
 
2021-07-21 11:27:50 AM  
What a shiathole country.
 
2021-07-21 11:29:02 AM  
Crusty seaweed and dead jellyfish is the name of my Don Ho tribute band.
 
2021-07-21 11:29:06 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Do they not test regularly, post those results online and close affected beaches when the levels get too high?

How could people have the freedom to make their own choice about swimming in poop without adequate information?

/oh, Texas...


People should preform the tests themselves apposed to the nanny state telling them what to do.

/sarcasm off
 
2021-07-21 11:29:27 AM  
"You're gonna need a bigger Carl Spackler..."

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2021-07-21 11:31:45 AM  
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2021-07-21 11:32:49 AM  
Harris County's one beach, Sylvan Beach Park, was potentially unsafe for 27 out of 44 days research teams tested for fecal bacteria.

First off, they need to test upstream and down stream on Horsepen Bayou (preferably near the farking water treatment plant on Middlebrook), and Buffalo Bayou and the San Jac.

Secondly, it doesn't get huge swimming crowds (maybe on special occasions).  It's a nice place to look at the bay and it is never crowded.  People go there to fish and most of them know what they are fishing in - I mean, the bay discharge for Buffalo Bayou and the San Jac river downstream from Baytown...

And you should have seen it back in the day when it was "dirty".
 
2021-07-21 11:32:58 AM  
Texas beaches: If you're not covered in poop, you're covered in oil spill tar
 
2021-07-21 11:37:40 AM  
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2021-07-21 11:38:57 AM  
Do not infringe on the right to dump poop wherever I want.  Do not infringe on the right to be lazy to the point of it being gravely dangerous to others.  The free market allows me to kill you.  The First Amendment allows me to kill you, too.  The Second Amendment also allows me to kill you.  Do not question.
 
2021-07-21 11:40:29 AM  
That sucks.  Maybe stop voting assholes who only care about making money into office.  Other than that I got nothing.  Here have a meme that is a personal attack on my lily white ass:

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2021-07-21 11:40:52 AM  
How's that ZERO REGULATION thing working out for you?

Sh*theads.
 
2021-07-21 11:42:54 AM  
Considering the amount of deadly toxins flowing out of the ship channel a little poop seems downright quaint.
 
2021-07-21 11:43:19 AM  
The Chinese fishing fleet must be nearby
 
2021-07-21 11:44:31 AM  
I'm not sure why anyone is surprised.  All bodies of water have poop in them.  If there is a glass of water on your desk right now then someone, somewhere wants to poop in it.
 
2021-07-21 11:45:52 AM  
San Diego in the 80's had plenty of beach closed days, when Tijuana sewage would seep into the water and head north.
 
2021-07-21 11:48:05 AM  
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2021-07-21 11:53:38 AM  

dothemath: Considering the amount of deadly toxins flowing out of the ship channel a little poop seems downright quaint.


Back in the 80s, a friends HS science fair project was to go around Lake Houston (you know, where a bunch of our drinking water comes from) and take samples from all over the lake.  They determined that the water was pretty much unsafe to splashed on you, even briefly.  Sometimes shortly after that, there was an article about 13 petroleum related businesses dumping into it illegally.  They spent years cracking down on that and cleaning it up and it is actually way better now.

The Bayou is the same.  I don't think it is as nasty as it once was. But I think the major problem now is all the suburban water treatment plants and/or sewage...not to mention all the crap getting constantly washed out of neighborhoods because of the rains and floods - I remember during Harvey, one of the sewer covers down the street from me was was gushing water through the holes in the cap and there was about a thousand wipes laying around it.  Ew.
 
2021-07-21 11:54:30 AM  
Jeez, that's disgusting! It'd put me off wading into the sea for a piss. Am I right?
 
2021-07-21 11:59:55 AM  

born_yesterday: ElFugawz: Unsurprisingly, the Environment Texas Research is calling for repairs to sewage infrastructure, protection for wetlands that help filter out bacteria, and enacting new rules for livestock operations that can pollute beaches.

Sounds like a bunch of libs. Everyone head to the beach and go freedom in some shiat. Totally own them.

This.

If you're not soaked in animal feces, you might as well change your name to Barack Hussein and start handing out soshalism.


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2021-07-21 12:01:25 PM  

Slideshow Bob: Jeez, that's disgusting! It'd put me off wading into the sea for a piss. Am I right?


If it's not poop, it's the frickin' sharks! I'll just hold it until I get home.

https://thehill.com/changing-america/​s​ustainability/environment/563188-man-k​illed-by-shark-after-wading-into-sea-t​o
 
2021-07-21 12:03:40 PM  
My racist Texan uncle opposes wastewater treatment infrastructure because it benefits Mexicans.

So while there's an obvious solution to this problem, I don't expect it to get done because there aren't enough rational Texans.
 
2021-07-21 12:06:06 PM  

UberDave: dothemath: Considering the amount of deadly toxins flowing out of the ship channel a little poop seems downright quaint.

Back in the 80s, a friends HS science fair project was to go around Lake Houston (you know, where a bunch of our drinking water comes from) and take samples from all over the lake.  They determined that the water was pretty much unsafe to splashed on you, even briefly.  Sometimes shortly after that, there was an article about 13 petroleum related businesses dumping into it illegally.  They spent years cracking down on that and cleaning it up and it is actually way better now.

The Bayou is the same.  I don't think it is as nasty as it once was. But I think the major problem now is all the suburban water treatment plants and/or sewage...not to mention all the crap getting constantly washed out of neighborhoods because of the rains and floods - I remember during Harvey, one of the sewer covers down the street from me was was gushing water through the holes in the cap and there was about a thousand wipes laying around it.  Ew.


Yeah its bad.
Last weekend I was riding my bike along the bayou near 5th ward & 610 and fell into a bunch of bayou slime. I expected my flesh to start melting off.
 
2021-07-21 12:08:31 PM  
That beach's goop is most likely poop

You slice through a group of ninjas like fruit, oops?
 
2021-07-21 12:11:14 PM  
The Texas state government hates regulation, and encourages the people of the state to live dangerously, so I'm sure they're happy about this. Abbott is probably at attention in his pants.
 
2021-07-21 12:14:17 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Do they not test regularly, post those results online and close affected beaches when the levels get too high?

How could people have the freedom to make their own choice about swimming in poop without adequate information?

/oh, Texas...


They do: texasbeachwatch.com
 
2021-07-21 12:17:50 PM  
Ahh yes here are the ignorant farkers that don't notice the giant toilet that is the Mississippi River dumping all sorts of hell into the gulf.  Of course the Mississippi isn't responsible for the countless tarballs all over Galveston beaches, that's the shipping and the offshore rigs.

Also none of this is new, and all of it is why I drive the 5.5 hrs to S Padre if I want to go to a beach and bring my own stuff.
 
2021-07-21 12:21:54 PM  
I like seeing all the Houstonians chiming in to point out that if you are swimming down water of stankadena that a little poo is the least of your issues.
 
2021-07-21 12:24:29 PM  
I see we're pretended this only happens in Texas.
 
2021-07-21 12:25:35 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Do they not test regularly, post those results online and close affected beaches when the levels get too high?

How could people have the freedom to make their own choice about swimming in poop without adequate information?

/oh, Texas...


No, that would be government interference in people's freedom. Less government is better.  Don't place unnecessary regulations on those job creators, and let the market do its thing.

In this case, it means poopy beaches.

Suck it, Texans!
 
2021-07-21 12:30:29 PM  

schubie: Maybe the rattlesnakes will eat it?


Went shell hunting on Matagorda Island one Summer. My neighbor's daughter reached down and found a 6 inch long rattlesnake fang, complete with venom socket.
Never go in the dunes.
 
2021-07-21 12:34:34 PM  
Texas' continued deregulation grunts led to sharting out some more freedom.
 
2021-07-21 12:35:04 PM  

Tax Boy: Texas beaches: If you're not covered in poop, you're covered in oil spill tar


You forgot man o'wars.
Nasty, stingy man o'wars.
Back when we were kids on the beach, my evil older brother stabbed a man o'war with a stick, then sauntered off with the stick slung over his shoulder.
Within seconds, the stinging started. He screamed at me to help him take his shirt off. I knew about stinging cells, so I laughed and ran.
 
2021-07-21 12:37:13 PM  

Maud Dib: schubie: Maybe the rattlesnakes will eat it?

Went shell hunting on Matagorda Island one Summer. My neighbor's daughter reached down and found a 6 inch long rattlesnake fang, complete with venom socket.
Never go in the dunes.


Dare I ask what might have eaten the rest of it?
 
2021-07-21 12:37:45 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: San Diego in the 80's had plenty of beach closed days, when Tijuana sewage would seep into the water and head north.


Umm, try last year.

https://www.latimes.com/california/st​o​ry/2021-02-13/tijuana-sewage-san-diego​-beaches
 
2021-07-21 12:37:46 PM  
Thanks for the ear worm, Subby.

/seriously tho, nice headline.
 
2021-07-21 12:39:34 PM  
Obvious Democrat hoax to take away our freedumbs.
 
2021-07-21 12:41:35 PM  

mathamagical: I like seeing all the Houstonians chiming in to point out that if you are swimming down water of stankadena that a little poo is the least of your issues.


Not that it is great but it is way better than it used to be.  I grew up on the NE side (near the lake) and my grandparents lived at Strawberry and Southmore (I myself, lived in the closest neighborhood to the Tunnel until my parents got the hell out of there when I was 3).  Back in the 70s and 80s, it stank to high hell.  But it got the name before that - a good portion of the smell coming from the Goodyear plant where my grandfather retired.
 
2021-07-21 12:41:53 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Maud Dib: schubie: Maybe the rattlesnakes will eat it?

Went shell hunting on Matagorda Island one Summer. My neighbor's daughter reached down and found a 6 inch long rattlesnake fang, complete with venom socket.
Never go in the dunes.

Dare I ask what might have eaten the rest of it?


Land sharks, duh.
 
2021-07-21 12:43:26 PM  

UberDave: mathamagical: I like seeing all the Houstonians chiming in to point out that if you are swimming down water of stankadena that a little poo is the least of your issues.

Not that it is great but it is way better than it used to be.  I grew up on the NE side (near the lake) and my grandparents lived at Strawberry and Southmore (I myself, lived in the closest neighborhood to the Tunnel until my parents got the hell out of there when I was 3).  Back in the 70s and 80s, it stank to high hell.  But it got the name before that - a good portion of the smell coming from the Goodyear plant where my grandfather retired.


Annnnd, there's a chemical spill in La Porte today, so we got that going for us, which is nice.
 
2021-07-21 12:44:47 PM  

Maud Dib: schubie: Maybe the rattlesnakes will eat it?

Went shell hunting on Matagorda Island one Summer. My neighbor's daughter reached down and found a 6 inch long rattlesnake fang, complete with venom socket.
Never go in the dunes.


I've been wanting to forage for prickly pear and the cactus on the dunes on Galveston's West end are the closest that have huge succulent fruits.  But I haven't gathered the courage to go out there and pick any as those cactus mounds are certainly full of snakes.
 
2021-07-21 12:45:28 PM  

Maud Dib: UberDave: mathamagical: I like seeing all the Houstonians chiming in to point out that if you are swimming down water of stankadena that a little poo is the least of your issues.

Not that it is great but it is way better than it used to be.  I grew up on the NE side (near the lake) and my grandparents lived at Strawberry and Southmore (I myself, lived in the closest neighborhood to the Tunnel until my parents got the hell out of there when I was 3).  Back in the 70s and 80s, it stank to high hell.  But it got the name before that - a good portion of the smell coming from the Goodyear plant where my grandfather retired.

Annnnd, there's a chemical spill in La Porte today, so we got that going for us, which is nice.



Wonderful.
 
2021-07-21 12:48:30 PM  

Maud Dib: xxBirdMadGirlxx: Maud Dib: schubie: Maybe the rattlesnakes will eat it?

Went shell hunting on Matagorda Island one Summer. My neighbor's daughter reached down and found a 6 inch long rattlesnake fang, complete with venom socket.
Never go in the dunes.

Dare I ask what might have eaten the rest of it?

Land sharks, duh.


Forgive me- I have been to Texas exactly once in my life. I had no idea it is the source material for made-for-TV SyFy movies.
 
2021-07-21 12:53:58 PM  

UberDave: Maud Dib: UberDave: mathamagical: I like seeing all the Houstonians chiming in to point out that if you are swimming down water of stankadena that a little poo is the least of your issues.

Not that it is great but it is way better than it used to be.  I grew up on the NE side (near the lake) and my grandparents lived at Strawberry and Southmore (I myself, lived in the closest neighborhood to the Tunnel until my parents got the hell out of there when I was 3).  Back in the 70s and 80s, it stank to high hell.  But it got the name before that - a good portion of the smell coming from the Goodyear plant where my grandfather retired.

Annnnd, there's a chemical spill in La Porte today, so we got that going for us, which is nice.


Wonderful.


I just want plumie back.
 
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