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What happened 50 minutes ago was distressing to say the least.

I walked upstairs to fill my drink, and it was about 10:20 or so, and immediately I heard a voice from a loudspeaker on a truck.

It was saying, "Trucks are now spraying chemicals to eliminate West Nile Virus.  Please go inside immediately until the trucks are past your area."

That's a paraphrase but I'm reporting it as factually as possible.

I know about the Giuliani sprayings from crop-dusters over Manhattan, and I wasn't surprised that Bloomberg was doing it in 2008.

So I ran all over the house closing the windows as fast as I could.

When I got upstairs, I saw a single silly truck belching a vapor from a spigot from the bed that blew out like some fire place bellows.

Surreal would be the word for that.

Now my Weber sits in their pesticide.

After the previously banned in New York "DEET" has been added to our "Off."

Now we eat Anvil where we never had to before.

And they've been terrorizing us with West Nile since, oh, about 1998 I think.

Dear God, when will the good people of New York, who live in centralized societies and really never do anybody any harm, catch a goddamn break.

I'll accept West Nile.

I'll even accept it if I have to lose a family member.

Just please stop spraying my family and my garden with your fucking poisons, Bloomberg.

You think they spray that bastard?


Originally posted to eroded47095 on Thu Jul 31, 2008 at 08:34 PM PDT.

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