Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Gentlemen, Start Your Chainsaws!

Doesn't the City of McAllen have better things to worry about than what private property owners do with their own stuff? Apparently not, because coming soon to a law book near you. . .the tree ordinance.

I can understand the pleas of the new ordinance's proponents. Yes, the older trees are beautiful and may be nostalgic for some people (unless it's a hackberry). My favorite arguments are the, "these trees have been here for a hundred years," and, "I grew up seeing that tree there." A hundered years is a drop in the ocean as time goes on this planet. Are we to be so bold as to claim that these trees need to be preserved forever. Hey hippie! You're going to die soon and so will that tree. Whether by natural causes or by the hand of man, the tree is a goner.

Is an ordinance really going to have the teeth to stop someone from clear cutting their land? Probably not. I think a big company could fork over the five hundred dollar fine many times over and chalk it up to the cost of doing business. Oh yeah, that gets passed on to the consumer.

Even though most businesses do it already, they might want to consider encouraging businesses and private home owners, whether or not they cut trees down, to plant more trees. That way in a hundred years or so when your great-grandchildren are hovercrafting down 10th Street, they can say, "look at those beautiful old trees," instead of, "when are they going to dig up that old dead piece of shit?"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Earn My Vote has recently changed the face of this blog, why?

In an effort to constantly change like a camalion to cover the lies, half truths and inuendoes because the FBI is on her ass. Why would the FBI BE ON HER ASS YOU ASK? iT IS NOT BECAUSE EARN HAS SPECIAL POwERS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.
bUT INTERFEARING WITH COMMUNICATIONS IS A FEDERAL OFFENCE. Other bloggers are reporting that theyr blogs and computers are working slower and some have shut down completely after logging to this site or posting comments. Most of this bloggers have shut down their blogs in frustration. Some of the smarter bloggers have reported their believes to the F.B.I. WHICH HAS PROMTED AN IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION.
It seems that earn the gineous recently started using a spyware program called "THE OCTOPUS" which WAS APPARENTLY DEVELOPED IN INDIA WHICH steals your personal files right out of your system. Earn has effectively copied your files and you're out of the blogspher. EARN cannot stand the fact that there are others out there entitled to the blogspher and wants total domination of this privilege.

7:54 PM  
Blogger denise said...

Whoa....the FBI's investigating Earn?! What a story!

Can you give us a list of blogs that have been shut down or tampered with? Your story might have a bit more credibility with facts to back it up.

This blog has a different writing style, point of view, and author.

Also, he hates Hillary and likes Giuliani, which shows that he lacks a bit in judgement by supporting a two-faced, opportunistic, 9-11-exploiting, mafia enabling, flip-flopping creep. (it's on another post, i know)

I'm not behind Hillary yet as I think John Edwards would do a better job...but Giuliani!?!!

9:53 AM  

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