Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"These (undersized) pipes are clean!" 

Well, not quite yet. But they will be, hopefully, one day.

On 4/05/07, I linked to Matt McBride's Fix the Pumps site, where he had posted photos of undersized hydraulic flood pump pipes that were rusty, corroded and duct-taped. Matt asked: "Are we supposed to have confidence in a system that isn't even protected from the moisture in the air?".

For over a year, that seemed to be the expectation.

Until last Friday, when the USACoE finally admitted that Rusty Pipes are Bad. (The pipes will be made rust-free, but they'll still be undersized.)


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There's almost a Spinal Tap level of ineptitude--"Are we going to do Stonehenge tomorrow?"--to this and pretty much anything else from the administration...

Too bad it's not just a movie.

By Blogger Michael, at 2:40 PM  

YRHT preview: I'll be making a Spinal Tap reference in an upcoming post on the Bush adminstration.

Don't everyone get too excited.

By Blogger oyster, at 2:56 PM  

But are they as clean as PBJ's pipe? Larger surely but cleaner?

By Anonymous adrastos, at 4:07 PM