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At first blush, posts upset Scott(AZ) residents
Post Gazette ^ | 09/26/2013 | Carole Gilbert Brown

Posted on 09/27/2013 8:43:37 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

The new concrete posts installed along two streets in Scott as a safety measure are the talk of the town, but much of it isn't positive.

The posts, called bollards, were installed on Carothers and Finley avenues in the Glendale section of Scott to prevent wayward traffic from running into yards and structures.

But the elongated shape and rounded top of the bollards has drawn some derision.

"People are laughing at it. They're calling it Penis Road," Glendale resident Pat Martin told the township commissioners Tuesday.

Scott manager Denise Fitzgerald said the recently installed bollards were approved by the state Department of Transportation.

Commissioner Eileen Meyers, who represents the 1st Ward, said she didn't see the bollards before they were ordered and conceded that she would have preferred "something more antique. I think they're too modern for that area."

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TOPICS: Humor; Local News
KEYWORDS: bollards
 
Traffic deflectors, called bollards, installed along Carothers Avenue in Scott have sparked complaints among some residents who feel the design is inappropriate

1 posted on 09/27/2013 8:43:38 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd
People see what they want to see.
To me they look like pillars of salt.
2 posted on 09/27/2013 8:45:45 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I have seen posts of that design in many locations, I believe in several countries. It never occurred to this male to imagine them as anything other than concrete posts.


3 posted on 09/27/2013 8:46:10 AM PDT by JLS
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To: Responsibility2nd

I can understand why some are offended that the city erected them.


4 posted on 09/27/2013 8:46:21 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Some people put way too much thought into what they see around them.

With that said, I think they each could have done with two more rings - one in the middle and one lower down.

Our town had to suffer with the Hurley Pots for years.


5 posted on 09/27/2013 8:47:57 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sometimes a bollard is just a bollard.


6 posted on 09/27/2013 8:48:26 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Matthew 5:37)
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To: PeteB570

Hm, on third thought - they look like chessboard pawns.


7 posted on 09/27/2013 8:49:01 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: mylife

Were they manufactured in San Francisco?


8 posted on 09/27/2013 8:50:11 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Responsibility2nd

Future voters.


9 posted on 09/27/2013 8:51:15 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: PeteB570

They should turn them into drinking fountains. Now that would be funny.


10 posted on 09/27/2013 8:51:35 AM PDT by fulltlt
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To: Responsibility2nd

Put condoms on ‘em and the PC crowd will be cool.


11 posted on 09/27/2013 8:51:47 AM PDT by Martin Tell (Victrix causa diis placuit sed victa Catoni.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
That's not a traffic deflector:

THAT'S a traffic deflector:


12 posted on 09/27/2013 8:52:15 AM PDT by Pilsner
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Never Mind the Bollards”
~Sex Pistols


13 posted on 09/27/2013 8:55:51 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Martin Tell

I imagine that somewhere on the net right now are pics of chicks posing with them and guys sitting on the ground with basketballs on either side of them looking right smug.


14 posted on 09/27/2013 8:56:04 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: mylife

Their intent was to make the bus shelters impregnable. Oh the irony.


15 posted on 09/27/2013 9:01:17 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in in a long time I am proud of my country.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Where is “Scott, AZ?” I’ve lived here over 35 years, and I’ve never heard of it.


16 posted on 09/27/2013 9:06:57 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Commissioner Eileen Meyers, who represents the 1st Ward, said she didn’t see the bollards before they were ordered and conceded that she would have preferred “something more antique. I think they’re too modern for that area.”


Umm, Eileen, if you want “antique” obstructions, you are going to have to go salvage them yourself. Anything that you order is going to be modern.


17 posted on 09/27/2013 9:08:07 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: ladyjane

Doh!!


18 posted on 09/27/2013 9:11:30 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Sometimes a water tower is just a water tower.


19 posted on 09/27/2013 9:12:18 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Responsibility2nd
Other un-intended design consequences
20 posted on 09/27/2013 9:15:24 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Responsibility2nd

They’re obviously there to keep some d!ck from driving onto the sidewalk!


21 posted on 09/27/2013 9:16:37 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

bollards?

Now, they need some bollocks to complete the sets.


22 posted on 09/27/2013 9:19:09 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: mylife

I’ll bet they paid a stiff price for them.


23 posted on 09/27/2013 9:42:17 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Anthony Weiner, do you have anything to do with this?


24 posted on 09/27/2013 9:49:49 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

It is Pennsylvania, not Arizona. Specifically, a suburb of Pittsburgh.


25 posted on 09/27/2013 9:54:44 AM PDT by bagman
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To: Responsibility2nd

Apparently running off the road is a huge problem here?

Bollards and bollocks. Has a ring to it.


26 posted on 09/27/2013 9:56:42 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: bagman

I see. I was confused because somebody put “(AZ)” in the title...


27 posted on 09/27/2013 10:00:15 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: I want the USA back
Anthony Weiner, do you have anything to do with this?

I think we know where he can make his next election attempt!

28 posted on 09/27/2013 10:01:51 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Responsibility2nd

who designs this crap?


29 posted on 09/27/2013 10:03:50 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Responsibility2nd

Tokyo’s Latex headquarters building.. Ribbed and they even got the color right..
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=tokyo+condum+building&qs=n&form=QBIR&pq=tokyo+condum+buildin&sc=0-0&sp=-1&sk=#view=detail&id=A9D0CD341B995999E65B9AEA80B8A958FED14EF5&selectedIndex=0


30 posted on 09/27/2013 10:04:20 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Good one!


31 posted on 09/27/2013 10:09:50 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Cyber Liberty

somewhere before, “sdale”


32 posted on 09/27/2013 10:24:20 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yeah, I think someone saw “Scott” and thought “Scottsdale”


33 posted on 09/27/2013 10:26:05 AM PDT by bagman
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t see whats wrong

I guess for Arizona a more old-Aztec or other similar design would have been a better idea- its one of the things I loved about tucson


34 posted on 09/27/2013 10:27:59 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: bagman

Target had those giant red balls in front of their store to block an errant car/terrorist from driving in.


35 posted on 09/27/2013 10:28:13 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Mr. K

No way is a cowboy gunna hitch their horse in old-town Scottsdale, to something that looks like that.


36 posted on 09/27/2013 10:29:31 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

It’s a shame Home Depot didn’t have something like that. Remember when the weirdo crashed into that HD in Chandler? (down the street from me)


37 posted on 09/27/2013 10:38:31 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

There is no “Scott” Arizona. There’s is a “Scottsdale” but no Scott. This story is about Scott, Pennsylvania, southwest of Pittsburg.


38 posted on 09/27/2013 10:58:16 AM PDT by HotHunt
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To: Cyber Liberty

I don’t remember that, but with my brain being fried, I’m not surprised.


39 posted on 09/27/2013 11:06:15 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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