Saturday, September 13, 2008

Great Moments in My Hometown

I just got up from watching one of the more dispiriting Ohio State football games in recent memory, click online, and read a story about how Columbus has to drop its rat-control program because of budget cuts. Key paragraph:
Facing outbreaks of E. coli, salmonella and cryptosporidium, Columbus Public Health decided it couldn't afford the war on rats, spokesman Jose Rodriguez said.
Can someone please tell me why I live here again?

6 comments:

Raptor from outer space said...

I recommend relocating to the Willamette Valley in Oregon. It's green. It's reputation for perpetual rain is grossly undeserved (look at national precipitation charts). Plus there's no sales tax. Mr. Neyer knows of what I speak. And as Oregonians, we're a pretty liberal lot, so we need lots of lawyers.

The only possibly downside to moving here is having to pull for the "home" baseball team, the Seattle Mariners.

...did I mention there's no Sales Tax?

Pete Toms said...

But your city can afford a new baseball stadium.....

Craig Calcaterra said...

The county is paying for that. Not that rats all over the dominant city in the county doesn't affect it too, but they are two different budgets.

Blaze said...

Haiku?

Michael M said...

How expensive could that war be?

mooseinohio said...

Relocated to Athens this time last year as my wife accepted a position at OU and man what a different Ohio I live in and just 80 plus away from Columbus. Miss some of the retail convenience of central Ohio but lifestyle wise Athens is great. Plus the Buckeyes are viewed with a better (dare I say healthier) perspective from a few counties away, especially while day haking with the kids and checking on the score after you get home. Maybe you could buy a Prius and commute when telecommutting is not an option.

As for the rats, no problem here as the coyotes more than likely eat them. Of course the you need to watch for deer and wild turkeys while driving as they are abundant.