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Restaurant Owner Faces $2,000 a Day City Fine…for Washing Bird Poop Off the Sidewalk
The Blaze ^ | 9/19/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 09/19/2012 5:12:44 PM PDT by shadeaud

A Texas restaurant owner is up in arms after Corpus Christi city officials informed him he can no longer wash the bird poop off the sidewalk in front of his business — not unless he wants a $2,000 fine, KRIS-TV reported.

John Webb, general manager of Crawdaddy’s in downtown Corpus Christi, told the station he’s been hosing the sidewalk down for 18 years. That is, until city officials told him earlier this month he was breaking the law. The reason? A city storm water ordinance that bars anyone from washing pollutants, like bird poop, into the storm drain system that leads out to the bay — with a $2,000 a day fine for violations.

“If I can’t wash my sidewalk off what am I supposed to do? I’m at a loss at how to clean this up,” Webb told KRIS. “Now I’m stuck with having dirty sidewalks and this bird poop. It’s nasty.”

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TOPICS: Food; Humor; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bullystate; corpuschristi; environmentalism; nannystate; poop; texas
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1 posted on 09/19/2012 5:12:49 PM PDT by shadeaud
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To: shadeaud

I’m calling Bloomberg, this will really piss off the West Siders


2 posted on 09/19/2012 5:13:58 PM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: shadeaud

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What do the city gestapo think happens when it rains?


3 posted on 09/19/2012 5:15:04 PM PDT by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: shadeaud

They should fine God when it rains, next

That will teach everyone (a lot)


4 posted on 09/19/2012 5:15:42 PM PDT by Mr. K (Washington is where good ideas go to die- Ronald Reagan)
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To: shadeaud
UN Agenda 21 at work to destroy you.
5 posted on 09/19/2012 5:15:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: TheZMan

They would fine God $2,000 a day if they could get away with it.


6 posted on 09/19/2012 5:16:19 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: shadeaud
From looking at a street view via google maps I wonder why the birds are hanging out there and what kind are they? Also looks like a lot of other stuff in the street drainage besides bird poop.

CLICK

7 posted on 09/19/2012 5:17:23 PM PDT by deport
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To: shadeaud

Call the Hazmat team every time it needs cleaned and make the city pay for it !


8 posted on 09/19/2012 5:19:14 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: shadeaud
He should put a sign in front of his restaurant that reads:

DON'T LIKE WALKING IN BIRD SHIT?
TELL THE CITY TO STOP FINING ME
FOR CLEANING OFF THEIR SIDEWALK

Then call the local news to see his vulgar sign and let them film the filth that the city has people walking in.

9 posted on 09/19/2012 5:21:31 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BAL1OK/)
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To: shadeaud

Easy solution, kill the birds.

Oh wait, then he’s gonna have the animal rights wackos going after him.

He can’t win for losing.


10 posted on 09/19/2012 5:22:06 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: shadeaud

I never thought I would see this kind of stupidity in Texas.


11 posted on 09/19/2012 5:25:42 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: shadeaud

Has the city provided an alternative for this taxpayer?


12 posted on 09/19/2012 5:26:35 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: TheZMan
What do the city gestapo think happens when it rains?

There you go again. Trying to consuse good intentions with facts.

13 posted on 09/19/2012 5:26:40 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Hoodat

Obama has just figured out how to deal with the national debt.


14 posted on 09/19/2012 5:27:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: shadeaud

Scrape up the bird poop.

Put it in a paper bag.

Leave it at city hall.


15 posted on 09/19/2012 5:27:43 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: shadeaud

When they have an outbreak of West Nile virus, they will fine him for not washing the dead birds off the sidewalk.


16 posted on 09/19/2012 5:28:56 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: deport

get rid of all the ugly neon tubes.. they are bird perches. Get rid of the drunk guy on the bench and anything else that a bird can sit on.

and pray for a daily rain to send the poop right where it’s gonna go if you hose it.


17 posted on 09/19/2012 5:30:12 PM PDT by cableguymn (peace through strength. if they don't like you at least they will fear you.)
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To: Mr. K
They should fine God when it rains, next

Oh, I'm sure they'd like to get their hands on the Sunday morning collection plates and all the money those greedy Christians put in there instead of paying their fair share to the 0bama stash.

18 posted on 09/19/2012 5:30:21 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Official Romney/GOP-E Platform - We suck less)
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To: shadeaud

I wonder where the cities treated sewer water goes...


19 posted on 09/19/2012 5:30:50 PM PDT by cableguymn (peace through strength. if they don't like you at least they will fear you.)
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To: freekitty

Reading the article the city permits using a vacuum, or hiring professionals.


20 posted on 09/19/2012 5:32:54 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY!)
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To: deport

Yeah, bird poop is so much worse than the dumpster across the street that’s draining to the road, and the oil from the cars that gets washed in every time it rains.

Orange County, Florida passed an ordinance that you could not fertilize your own yard within so many hours of a forecasted storm (which if you know Florida summers means pretty much every day) unless you had taken their fertlizer education class. Gov’t gone insane.


21 posted on 09/19/2012 5:33:41 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: shadeaud

http://www.cctexas.com/?fuseaction=main.view&page=425

last slide of the info thing. They dump it in the cities natural water ways.

Earlier in it they even say the treatment plant does what streams and lakes use to do.

FFS do they even know what the white foam is that sometimes builds up along the shore line? (if you don’t google saltwater protein skimmer)


22 posted on 09/19/2012 5:35:23 PM PDT by cableguymn (peace through strength. if they don't like you at least they will fear you.)
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To: shadeaud

Shoot the pigeons.....

Lower fines.....


23 posted on 09/19/2012 5:35:57 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: deport
It may not be bird poo. It may be from the dude sitting on the bench in front hanging his head low...

This is not the Texas way. Corpus is probably run by old burnt out hippies like Austin has been in the past.

24 posted on 09/19/2012 5:36:46 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: RitaOK

how much you want to bet those “professionals” have to be trained and licensed by the city?

follow the money. It’ll always lead you to the source.


25 posted on 09/19/2012 5:38:05 PM PDT by cableguymn (peace through strength. if they don't like you at least they will fear you.)
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To: G Larry

Its probably grackles. The crappinist nasty bird in Texas.


26 posted on 09/19/2012 5:38:43 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: deport

I see the problem in your link. Look up, he is the only business flying the American Flag. We can’t have that going on without some form of punishment.


27 posted on 09/19/2012 5:42:49 PM PDT by GSAonce
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Best idea I’ve heard of in months.

However, he would have to change the word “shit” to “crap” in order to avoid a fine for vulgarity.

These Aholes want money and will do anything to get it.

There are sectors of Texas where liberal aholes run things. Houston is one, Austin another.

Maybe Gov. Perry could do some real house-cleaning.


28 posted on 09/19/2012 5:45:53 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: uncommonsense

at first I thought he was drunk.

Look close, he’s playing on his phone.


29 posted on 09/19/2012 5:46:19 PM PDT by cableguymn (peace through strength. if they don't like you at least they will fear you.)
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To: shadeaud

It’s a health risk to let the poop stay there. Guess the city never heard of Histoplasmosis.


30 posted on 09/19/2012 5:47:27 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: shadeaud
The reason? A city storm water ordinance that bars anyone from washing pollutants, like bird poop, into the storm drain system that leads out to the bay — with a $2,000 a day fine for violations.

Shhhhhhhhh . . . . don't tell Mom Nature about this. To avoid wracking up these stupid fines, she may end all rainfall in Corpus Christi.

Anyone who thinks politicians are smart needs to read this until they get it.

31 posted on 09/19/2012 5:51:01 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: mylife
I never thought I would see this kind of stupidity in Texas.
Environaziism, like other forms of liberalism, is a contagious disease.
32 posted on 09/19/2012 5:52:06 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

And there you have it. I live in CC and the droppings from the seagulls are overpowering. Go to Cole park (Downtown on the Bay) and watch city employees using power washers to clean the swings and jungle gym. But a decades long businessman can’t do the same thing? Mercy!


33 posted on 09/19/2012 5:54:39 PM PDT by Texas Neer- Do-Well
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To: Albion Wilde

We have WNV in CC. Killed a couple folks.


34 posted on 09/19/2012 5:55:29 PM PDT by Texas Neer- Do-Well
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To: cableguymn

Correct! No doubt! Guaranteed!


35 posted on 09/19/2012 6:12:45 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY!)
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To: shadeaud

That’s what it would cost for a bipartisan socialist member of the political class to leave it on the sidewalk.


36 posted on 09/19/2012 6:15:27 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: mylife

I moved away from Minnesota to get away from this kind of stupidity.


37 posted on 09/19/2012 6:36:47 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: shadeaud
Thank God Texas is such a bastion of freedom. H@ll even the People's Republic of Vermont is freer. LOL
38 posted on 09/19/2012 6:38:56 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: shadeaud

What we saw of Corpus Christi a few years ago, the whole town could stand to be washed down (humidity nothwithstanding). What allowances are made for the aquarium along the coast and the battleship?


39 posted on 09/19/2012 7:01:25 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: shadeaud

Have all the myriads of government employees put little corks in all the birds.


40 posted on 09/19/2012 7:01:32 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Fred Hayek

I moved from Ca to get away from it.


41 posted on 09/19/2012 7:08:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nuc 1.1

I seriously doubt that.


42 posted on 09/19/2012 7:09:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: American in Israel

We had trouble with grackles at work here in Texas.
They crap every where.
They brought in Trained Hawks and decimated them.
Problem solved.


43 posted on 09/19/2012 7:11:51 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: shadeaud

What the hell does rain do? Idiots!


44 posted on 09/19/2012 7:11:59 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: shadeaud

“If I can’t wash my sidewalk off what am I supposed to do?”

Scoop up all the bird poop until you get a nice bucketful, then “deposit” it on the sidewalk in front of City Hall.


45 posted on 09/19/2012 7:23:28 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: cableguymn
"Look close, he’s playing on his phone."

You're right. Google Street View has a disturbing level of detail. I wounder how date from open wireless networks they captured in this area too...

46 posted on 09/19/2012 7:29:04 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: mylife
"They brought in Trained Hawks and decimated them. Problem solved."

Now that's the Texas way!

This shop owned probably can't afford hawk service.

47 posted on 09/19/2012 7:32:21 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: shadeaud

Poison bird seed


48 posted on 09/19/2012 7:36:29 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: mylife
I don,t. I'm a Virginian by birth. Been around the country a bit. I have found that many of the states that pride themselves on freedom are not as free as some socialist states. Bottom line, our nation is not as free as we think it is nor are states we regard as bastions of freedom. Government is not the enemy. The enemy is our fellow citizens that use government to impose their will upon us. That is the enemy, government is merely the instrument.
49 posted on 09/19/2012 8:25:39 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: FatherofFive
There you go again. Trying to consuse good intentions [stupidity] with facts.

There.
Fixed it for you.

50 posted on 09/19/2012 9:00:13 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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