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?
Rope it off, plow it up and plant new grass. How hard is that?
Promise Keepers didn’t destroy it. But the promise-believers (of Lord Obama) did destroy it!
I have seen cites all over the country remodel, spending million, these low income housing developments. All new windows, siding, grass and trees, not to mention top of the line appliances and hard wood floors etc inside. Within a year the grass is gone, and the building are trashed, door hanging off the hinges and screens all cut. You begin to wonder why they continue to remodel these places.
Funny, the other day we visited with a brother in law, who is a lib, and he was saying he couldn't understand why clean decent people who would qualify, don't apply to live in them. (He managed them in his town) It just goes to show libs don't get it. Why would they want to??
Heck there are far more than that every year on New Years Eve in NYC, and even there, it isn’t that bad!!
I read in several places that the trash cans were taken away for security reasons. There were no trash cans at the mall during the inauguration.
They should have it fixed by summer,,,
Just in time for the Next party,,,
All that $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ down the tube...:0/
There is a HUGE difference between you guys and the nobama scum! They live like that!
So...they should have taken their trash with them!!
Nor is it left like that after the 4th of July in DC. They should be ashamed. If this is how Obama supporters represent themselves, they’ve left a terrible impression.
There is 200 million for the Mall in POTUS MUZZIE HUSSEIN and his fellow SOCIALISTS “stimulus package”
They didn’t even pick up their own trash. Why does anyone expect them to take care of anything?!
It reads over 100 TONS of Trash, (merchandise left, porta potties tipped over)
“Over one hundred tons of trash have been collected by clean up crews following Barack Obamas historic inauguration Tuesday. Both Federal and District of Columbia sanitation workers - over 300 in total - have been working diligently this week removing the record amount of garbage left behind by the record setting crowd on the National Mall and surrounding areas in downtown Washington DC.
Refuse ranging from plastic bottles, wrappers and containers to blankets, sleeping bags and full on lawn chairs and chaise lounges littered the area in the wake of the inauguration. But the largest offenders were vendors who reportedly left behind piles of garbage and even merchandise, presumably after every one left and there was nobody left to sell to.”
Replace with astro turf. It’s the only way to insure Dear Leader’s rallies won’t wreck the place year after year,
Every time I see that photo, I think somebody airbrushed out the anguished Palestinian woman.
There are no trash cans in the woods. That's why there's this little jingle we campers and hikers use...pack it in, pack it out.
A concept lost on the enlightened ones.
You mean Lord Obama wasn’t able to raise his arms and command the sea of trash to recede to the nearest collection facility?
I’m so disillusioned.
I heard one fawning newscaster claim there were almost FOUR MILLION people there!
It is one thing to be downright LAZY and not bother with general upkeep of your FREE house, but I just don’t understand how/why folks who live in free housing TEAR UP everything and then live in it while it is ragged out!
It makes no sense. How can people wallow in filth and trash like pigs? It must be a mental condition.
Why cut out the screens and kick down the doors?
You see photos of bathtubs with a BLACK ring in it.
How in the world can someone stand in THAT shower?!
so DAMNED lazy they won’t even take their own chairs home?
Guess they stole them to begin with.
One of the biggest problems in our nation is the presence of trash cultures and the simultaneous denial of their existence. There is a white trash culture and there is a black trash culture. Its okay to talk about the white trash, but we must not mention the other one even when we are surrounded by clear evidence of its presence.
Curtis Cooper was an adorable 3-year-old toddler who loved to ride his tricycle. But Curtis had the misfortune to live in Chicago's criminally neglected Cabrini Green housing complex. This hellhole of safety violations was "managed" by Obama's longtime crony, Cullen J. Davis. And so poor Curtis Cooper was crushed to death when an iron gate fell on top of him on June 28, 2008.
Obama is up to his neck in the sewer of Chicago's public housing scandals, along with his mentor, convicted felon Tony Rezko, Allison Davis (Cullen's father), who's Obama's former law firm boss, and Valerie Jarrett, Obama's senior advisor. The Boston Globe reported that, as state senator, Obama directed millions of dollars of public funds to these cronies for them to improve public housing. Instead, they pocketed the money, kicked some back to Obama's campaign, and ignored the public housing in their care, sometimes to the point of outright abandonment.
Nothing to see here...move along now...
“....It makes no sense. How can people wallow in filth and trash like pigs? It must be a mental condition....”
....there is a pill available that just might help:
“After 12 Baby Mamas and a thousand attempts at a rap career...” LOL!
I can’t believe that guy could keep a straight face through all of that. The out-takes must’ve been hilarious.
With a high traffic area like that, how much Field Turf would $200mil get them?
“I cant believe that guy could keep a straight face through all of that.”
....me neither Diana....he’s a talented comedian and I admire his guts for making that video....although I’m sure the MSM will attempt to sabotage him.
What I’d like to know is How can nearly 2 million liberals get into Washington DC in sub freezing temps in 1 day when 200,000 liberals couldn’t get out of New Orleans at 90 degrees with four days notice?