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Streets Commish Deems Cleanup A Success

Philadelphia Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson called into Good Day this morning to give us all an update on Philadelphia’s snowstorm clean-up.

Tolson told Mike & Sheinelle,  “Things are going so very, very well.”

She went on to add that she has all but 100 of the 2,575 miles of roads plowed “at least one time.”

Our ground crews and SKYFOX captured hundreds of images of people, cars, and even SEPTA buses sliding and stuck right in the middle of the streets.

The Commissioner blames the storm conditions (“It came out of nowhere”) and the fact that hard-packed snow is very hard to remove and this storm, in particular, was “different.”

In the land of illusions and disconnect, the people in charge think they are really doing a good job. Today more than twenty four hours after a major snowstorm (one that was predicted in advance) a lone snow plow finally made a sad, irrelevant pass down our street. Mind you the plow did very little since the snow covering our street has already packed down and turned into a solid three inches of ice. But according to our vaunted streets commissioner everything is just swell.

The streets in our area are bigger than most parts of the city and therefore easier to plow. So today the Oberfrau and Peach decided to break the cabin fever with a trip to the local mall. They reported that the local streets were still horrendous, even the big streets. What’s more is this section of the city typically pays a large portion of the taxes that go into city coffers. Yet as usual the services we get are nearly non-existent.

No wonder. In today’s world all you have to do is declare yourself a success and it is so…


6 Responses to WELCOME TO OZ

  1. Wyatt Earp says:

    Today (Saturday), Haldeman and Conwell are still bad! Our street will be snow-covered until May. Yesterday, we had a front-end loader drive down the street. Unfortunately, its plow was an inch or two above the snow. It literally did nothing.

    Thanks, Mayor Nutter! Douche.

  2. Sally Anne says:

    Storms come out of nowhere huh? Isn’t that somethin’?

    It’s so appropriate that the mayor’s name is Nutter. That is one insane town.

  3. Randal Graves says:

    Aaahhhh, the memories of living in Philly and shoveling your entire street.

  4. Ingineer66 says:

    Storm came out of nowhere? I somewhat doubt that on the east coast of the US. And this one was different? Was the snow not made out of water? Could they come up with a few more excuses.

  5. Old NFO says:

    Um… doesn’t the City have those new fangled technologies like TV and internet??? There was at least 5 days of warnings down here in NOVA.

  6. Bob G. says:

    No storms coming out of “nowhere” that I could see…but a LOT of flying monketys outta some politicians butts…that was about IT!

    Seems like things have gotten WORSE since I moved away (late 90s)…
    And yes, ALL the neighbors in OUR block used to HELP ONE ANOTEHR, rather than “sit & wait” for the city to show up.
    But in those days, the city DID show up and long before we had the skating rinks on the streets.
    Illusions and Disconnect…LOL!
    (How true)
    AH, yes…the land of ID (down the YB road from OZ)

    Could be worse…could be DETROIT.
    (sadly not by that much these days)

    Hang in there!
    Stay safe.

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