The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

METAPHOR DISCOVERED ON CAMPBELL AVENUE

An actual metaphor was discovered on Campbell Avenue Saturday night. According to area scribblers:

"Firefighters driving on Campbell Avenue felt a bump in the road Saturday that a City Council member said grew into the sinkhole that forced the city to close part of the busy traffic artery on Sunday.

Council member John Donohue said the firefighters put up cones Saturday to warn motorists about the irregularity on the road.

When Mayor Patrick Madden visited Saturday night, he said he saw an eight-inch depression in the road. Sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, the depression fell through, leading to the sinkhole

"Imagine a Twinkie 8 feet deep, 20 feet long and 15 feet wide," said Madden. - Times Union
 
Once the hole is cleared out, engineers will perform a colonoscopy to determine the cause of the hole. The hole will need to fast for twenty-four hours before the procedure.  
 
 
According to The Record:
 
"Initial reports of the sinkhole were called in to city police Saturday night, with the Department of Public Utilities barricading the hole in response. Councilman John Donohue, R-District 6, who lives near the sinkhole, said one of those initial reports came from city firefighters after they drove one of their firetrucks over the area that later collapsed and felt as if they had driven over a large bump.
 
“If they hadn’t put those cones down, the next car that went over it probably would have gone right through,” Donohue said. "'Cuz, it's a hole. Which is like a absence of matter. So you can go right through. Maybe to China even."
 
Donohue went on to theorize that an asteroid worm, "like in Empire Strikes Back" might use the hole to attack Troy.
 
 Mayor Madden announced that he did not seek to cast blame for the hole. "We must move past casting blame," said the Mayor, "and work towards filling the hole."
 
Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello announced that the Troy City Council would form a Special Hole Sub-Committee to study the hole so the people of Troy had answers and would never be subjected to holes. Mantello theorized that the hole may lead to another dimension and volunteered Councilman Mark McGrath (D-2) to lead an expedition into the hole, calling him uniquely qualified to explore holes.
 
Councilman Donohue (D-6) credits the cones with potentially saving lives and protecting property. He will call for similar cones to be placed throughout the city.

33 comments:

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Let me guess, it's Bill Dunne's fault.

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Anonymous said...

Colonoscopies ARE NOT funny, you bastard.

Anonymous said...

Consequences for elections = Lou Rosemelia

Anonymous said...

When you blame Rosamilia for everything you lose credibility. Lou is to blame for a sink hole and aging infrastructure? Grow up.

Anonymous said...

Mantello quick to get her name out there for any occasion---hopefully a photo too. She blasted the Bd. of Elections for months for allegedly blocking her illegal effort to examine ballots when she lost a close election. What happened to that crusade for justice ? If she found improprieties, she would have shouted it from the rooftops of Troy's tallest buildings. Tell us Carmella, was it all a publicity stunt ? Tell us Polloi, shouldn't she be exposed for this hoax ?

Anonymous said...

But, just maybe the sinkhole happened because Lou & Pete decided not to do anything with the LEAK that was found when they were fixing the road the last time. Something about $1mil to repair.

Phana24JG said...

7.32, colonoscopies are fine(the anasthesia is awesome),the crap you go through to get one is what really sucks.

Anonymous said...

Yep. They saw a leak and intentionally ignored it to inconvenience people. Bullshit.

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed everyone of my colonoscopies tremendously.

8:40 Totally agree with you about Zilla's publicity stunt over the last election results. She sure knows how to waste time & money of officials doesn't she. Heard through the vine that she is going to schedule a press conference at Franklin Terrace's Bridal Patio to announce her endorsement of Trump. Wow.

Anonymous said...

Nice to have a councilman in D6 that can string a sentence together. The man actually sounds educated.

Anonymous said...

It's not hard to sound more educated than the previous D6 rep. Hell, the Sinkhole Traffic Cone could do it.

Anonymous said...

I just happened to be driving down Campbell Ave at about 7:15 am on Sunday. There was Mayor Madden. No press. No Photographers. Just Pat. Surveying the damage as a mayor should. No nothing but doing what he should be doing, preparing for yet another challenging day as mayor of Troy. Thank you Patrick.

Anonymous said...

That's one big twinkie!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh come on

Anonymous said...

Please!!!!!! Then he bent over and made a cross from the broken pieces of blacktop.

Anonymous said...

Pat could've fixed the sinkhole with his bare hands by Sunday morning and he'd still be attacked by the pathetic humps of the hate mongering Troy GOP. No one does seething jealousy quite like 'em.

Anonymous said...

To hell with that. He should have been removed from the council the minute it was announced he ripped off unemployment money. Not to mention the dropped indictment. He was a disgrace

Anonymous said...

Hope Lou doesn't wander off and fall in

Anonymous said...

Yeah. Remove Reid from the legislature and we'll talk.

Anonymous said...

"Seething jealousy" I love it! So appropriate! Well said, and so so true

Anonymous said...

Troy traffic cone will always disappoint !

Anonymous said...

Ed Manny beat Mirch by 1200 votes.

Anonymous said...

Is Reid going to be prosecuted for ripping off taxpayers with his fraudulent claim ?
Where does that issue stand at this time ?

Anonymous said...

I agree that Reid has no place in any public office, and he's a thieving piece of crap for doing it. But WTF about Guluski skating free? He should be prosecuted also.

Anonymous said...

Why does Troy always end up with criminals in political office?

Wait and See said...

To 1:53, There is a long long tradition/history/habit call it whatever you like of people in this county and city who "take care" of their friends, family and politico buddies. They all look the other way when one of their OWN does something illegal or unethical. They do that because they they know they will be protected in the same way should the NEED arise. After decades and generations of this unspoken behaviour, it becomes business as usual. Folks shrug their shoulders and just say " well that' the way it's done". Corruption comes in all forms and the pay back is sometimes money, sometimes "favors" sometimes power. It all sucks for sure because NOT everyone is guilty of this complacent activity, but they are afraid to speak up. Those who do speak up are dealt with in many ways and the bickering spreads. The guiltier the folks the louder the pigs squeal. It all boils down to money ultimately. No one wants to lose their revenue source. That could be a job, real estate investment or just plain old fashioned pay backs. There are several books in the works, due out in the next year or so that will explain it all better than I can. My guess is that there will be many pigs running for cover then.

Anonymous said...

I always thought a sinkhole referred to a Jim Gordon campaign account.

Anonymous said...

Who else would want to run the city? I say we got some good people working hard for us hear.maintello, Mcgrath, Teta, and Donahue, you got many can get it down. Now comes the hard part. Finances to fix the Campbell's hole and are abandoned houses and apartments.I think with the counsel we can get alot done already.

Anonymous said...

WOW 12:56 It's a damn good thing you can find your way around the keyboard or we would not know what the F you are saying.

Anonymous said...

12:56 is obviously a product of Troy schooling. Not vary smartie almost made me to

Anonymous said...

English is a relatively simple language, some of you should really take the time to learn it...
Calvin Spaulding.

Drew Cooper said...

I guess they give you good pikks aftewsrds