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It is possible. It now appears almost certain that governor Blowhard ordered the bridge closure to exact revenge on another politico who didn’t kiss the Christie ass.

The emergency services people aren’t coming out and blaming Guv Bully -and given what happens to people who piss him off, they are probably wise not to do so. But we do know this: because of his rage and petty political vanity, a woman with chest pains waited much longer for an ambulance than she should have. And shortly after the dedicated and hard-working EMTs were able to fight their through the Christie-caused traffic jam way to the poor lady, she died.

So the headline has a question mark in it, because we can’t at this point prove that Chris Christie’s idiotic pre-natal temper tantrum is the direct cause of her death. But then again, the headline has a question mark in it, because we can’t prove it WASN’T, either.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

This past Sunday, people died in Japan when a highway tunnel collapsed:     The highway department was short of money, and had kinda sorta maintained, repaired, and inspected the tunnel. Unfortunately,  the people who were killed are not kinda sorta dead. They are just plain dead.

Not long ago, a railroad bridge in New Jersey collapsed, and toxic chemicals spewed into a creek and beyond. The bridge is old, and had been kinda sorta patched up after the last time it collapsed in 2009 :   Unfortunately, the people living a few yards from the bridge, the companies who depend on getting their goods to market, and the animals and plants in the stream aren’t kinda sorta messed up: they have been well and truly screwed.

All around the world, governments are putting our safety, health, and indeed our very lives at risk by neglecting our infrastructure. Yes, yes, money’s tight; but they seem to have no difficulty coming up with megabucks for their bagmen, contributors, family members, or themselves. They just ignore the unglamorous things that don’t feed their egos and bank accounts, and hope that somebody else will deal with them.

News Flash, a**holes: it’s government’s f***ing job to take care of government’s responsibilities. How many people have to die; how many jobs must be destroyed; how much of our world has to be trashed before we, the citizens of planet Earth hold our “representatives” accountable for their greed, arrogance, and criminal negligence?

Do us all a favor and pass this message along to them: it is their job to take care of their jobs. And no one else will do it. And until they do it, people are going to keep on dying.

And the needless, wasted, tragic blood of those innocents will forever stain the hands of governments.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky