Skip to comments.Trampled Mall needs repairs
Posted on 01/25/2009 7:06:03 PM PST by Perdogg
The estimated 1.8 million people who attended Tuesday's inauguration reduced the Mall to a barren wasteland, and it will likely require some major work from the National Park Service.
associated press This photograph by Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, captures the scope of the historic inauguration, which attracted an estimated 1.8 million people. Much of the grassy part of the Mall is now off-limits to the public for several months, giving the grass a chance to regrow.
The National Park Service, which is in charge of maintaining the area, already has a maintenance team and a natural-resources staff inspecting the Mall to find the areas most damaged by attendees in order to cordon them off.
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I’m sure the human urine and feces that was deposited on the mall (and you KNOW some was), didn’t help the grass in any way.
TYPICAL.....DEMS break things.....then, they say we need to FIX them....with OUR MONEY!
Excellent timing! This can be 0bama’s first job to fund under the bloated bill to be passed tomorrow! *SPIT*
$20 an hour, full benefits to include dental and maternity leave (because this WILL take 9 months or longer...), lots of coffee breaks and leaning on shovels. Hell, you don’t even need to actually show up! It’s a Taxpayer-funded job! Those morons won’t even be paying pay attention! ;)
(’Whitey’ need not apply...)
I must confess that the satellite photos provoked in me the wish for the means to solve a lot of our problems with a giant water balloon.
Sit in the debris rather than get up off your duff and put some of it in a recepticle! Pig libs!
Oh, that’s disgusting! How could they?
Look at that, somebody threw away two kids and an old lady in a wheelchair.
Anyone measure the ‘carbon footprint’ of this circus and report it to the Globull Warming Police?
In a couple of news reports on Fox today they mentioned a 200 Million Appropriation for resodding the mall. The dems are trying to slip this into the current stimulus package. They’ve seen what Obama supporters have done to the projects where they were born and where most die without ever contributing or even holding a job. They remember what a disgrace Chicago’s Cabrini Greens housing project was.
“We don’t think you just seed the Mall again and again,” Ms. Feldman said. “The problems are deep. We need a program to deal with soil conditions and proper treatment of grass, watering, protective measures of trees. One of the major problems is dealing with the tents and stuff that covers the Mall for weeks at a time and heavy equipment that roams the area.”
The most recent major renovation of Mall took place in 1901, when it was expanded beyond the area between the Washington Monument and the Capitol.
“There is no time like now to do it,” Ms. Feldman said. “All this talk about getting jobs, with working on the infrastructure, include this for D.C.”
“We need a program to deal with soil conditions and proper treatment of grass, watering, protective measures of trees.”
Lets pour BS over Everything!!!
That makes grass grow,,,Rite?,,,
Just another waste of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!
Hurricane Latrina clean up continues.
I attended GOE and at the end of the festivities we had police call to alleviate this type of problem. We had folks enjoying the Mall and the Memorials who had respect for our national treasures.
These parasites left garbage in an area that is populated by trash receptacles all along the sidewalks. I am appalled!!!
I was at “Stand in the Gap” in the late 1990’s and we blanketed the Mall with almost 1 million guys.
There wasn’t a single piece of noticeable trash anywhere on the grass or sidewalks.
1.8 million equals 3.6 million chicken wing bones. Bad news
Uh, that turned out to be 800,000 people, according to analysis of satellite photos by Prof. Stephen Doig, didn't it? The "estimated 1.8 million" was one of those beforehand-estimates-that-turned-out-to-be-an-overestimate-but-let's-keep-it-cuz-that-helps-the-Left. Only off by a million?
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