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Bob Schmahl

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Dec 11, 2012
Was there a question as to IF we were getting a big Storm?

Was there a question the temps were gonna drop?

Was there a question if the highways would need to be scraped of slush BEFORE IT FREEZES?

Nope!!

Once before I694 was allowed to freeze slush and ended up with about 6 inches of the stuff. I lost a transmission due to the hammering it took hitting those ruts.

Why didn't MnDOT act?

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#2 Dec 11, 2012
I think you ought to send Gov GoogleyEyes the bill for your transmission. It was his people, MNDOT, who didn't do the job properly.
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Dec 11, 2012
Somebody's head should roll at MNDOT, but don't expect it to happen. The WARNINGS were there, the RADARS were operational, the FORECASTS were ACCURATE, and MNDOT sat on their hands until it was TOO LATE, just because they didn't, or couldn't, get their snowplow drivers out on a Saturday and Sunday. Somebody should ask the drivers what the EFF happened, but I suppose that if they told the truth, they would get fired or blackballed for LIFE.
goose

Chicago, IL

#4 Dec 11, 2012
Bob Schmahl wrote:
Was there a question as to IF we were getting a big Storm?
Was there a question the temps were gonna drop?
Was there a question if the highways would need to be scraped of slush BEFORE IT FREEZES?
Nope!!
Once before I694 was allowed to freeze slush and ended up with about 6 inches of the stuff. I lost a transmission due to the hammering it took hitting those ruts.
Why didn't MnDOT act?
more bull from Schmal. MNDOT was out starting Thursday in prep. for the storm.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#5 Dec 11, 2012
goose wrote:
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more bull from Schmal. MNDOT was out starting Thursday in prep. for the storm.
Then they should all be fired for incompetence.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Dec 11, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
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Then they should all be fired for incompetence.
Not Minnesota union workers.........remember when they caught the ST Paul pothole filling team sitting at a gas station for hours on "break" instead of filling potholes? Union prevented those lazy workers from being fired.........
Bob Schmahl

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Dec 11, 2012
The last time this happened MnDOT had to use road graders to scrape the layer of ice off 694.

The price for not removing it when it was slush.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#8 Dec 12, 2012
I like folks who are cheap on taxes, then complain about lack of services...No connection... LMAOROTFU~! You morons are so dumb, it's gotta HERTZ ~!
gerald

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Dec 12, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
I like folks who are cheap on taxes, then complain about lack of services...No connection... LMAOROTFU~! You morons are so dumb, it's gotta HERTZ ~!
No one cares what or who you like or don't like.
stewed slew

United States

#10 Dec 12, 2012
simple answer they are union workers, why would they care, it is called overtime, should research what a mn dot plow driver makes ( i would bet it is 60-70 K ) what a joke !

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Bob Schmahl wrote:
Was there a question as to IF we were getting a big Storm?
Was there a question the temps were gonna drop?
Was there a question if the highways would need to be scraped of slush BEFORE IT FREEZES?
Nope!!
Once before I694 was allowed to freeze slush and ended up with about 6 inches of the stuff. I lost a transmission due to the hammering it took hitting those ruts.
Why didn't MnDOT act?
Bob Schmahl

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Dec 12, 2012
stewed slew wrote:
simple answer they are union workers, why would they care, it is called overtime, should research what a mn dot plow driver makes ( i would bet it is 60-70 K ) what a joke !
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You are right..

And don't forget Unions actually coined the term "Sandbagging".

The last thing they want to do is get anything done quickly. They always want to be short of staff to justify a need for more Union workers AND Overtime.

You see their leadership trains them on how to milk the overtime cow. A good example is documented in the St Paul Dispatch last sunday paper. It's about Fire Dept. managment and how they are working so much OT they make more money than the MAYOR of St Paul.

They do this to increase their retirement.

So they get MORE salary AND MORE retirement..

How can they go wrong????

And this will continue FOREVER!!!
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#12 Dec 12, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
I like folks who are cheap on taxes, then complain about lack of services...No connection... LMAOROTFU~! You morons are so dumb, it's gotta HERTZ ~!
MN is a cheap tax state? We pay more state and local taxes than 43 other states, so you are right that there is no connection.

Since: Oct 08

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#13 Dec 12, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
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Then they should all be fired for incompetence.
Incompetence would mean they had, at some point, some level of competence to begin with, which is, at best, a huge stretch! Just fire them because they don't do their friggin job!
Bob Schmahl

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Dec 12, 2012
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>Incompetence would mean they had, at some point, some level of competence to begin with, which is, at best, a huge stretch! Just fire them because they don't do their friggin job!
Mission IMPOSSIBLE, to fire a public union "worker".

The DFL WILL NOT ever reduce head count of public/union employees.

With a certified Libertard Governor and DFL controlled Legislature, the future is hopeless!!!

I.E. there is NO HOPE!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#15 Dec 12, 2012
Bob Schmahl wrote:
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Mission IMPOSSIBLE, to fire a public union "worker".
The DFL WILL NOT ever reduce head count of public/union employees.
With a certified Libertard Governor and DFL controlled Legislature, the future is hopeless!!!
I.E. there is NO HOPE!
That old saying, "Elections have consquences
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#17 Dec 12, 2012
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>That old saying, "Elections have consquences
CONSEQUENCES ??? Man, you're in the finals for MORON OF THE YEAR and pulling away ~!~!!
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#18 Dec 12, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>CONSEQUENCES ??? Man, you're in the finals for MORON OF THE YEAR and pulling away ~!~!!
Here ya go Slewsie, I will tell them who they are dealing with, and why YOU are the Champion!

(Share this with the "Folk" on your floor at the Asylum)

"Formidable Seattle Slewsie"

Our Champ is a World Class Stock Trader, A Brain Surgeon, A DOJO in the Sky Martial Artist, The Perfect Daughter, A Horse Whisperer, A Nobel Prize Winning Spell Checker, The Best Cellmate in the history of the Seattle West Insane Asylum, An Underwear Model with perfect legs, An Adviser to Kings, a Confidant of Presidents, and...... an all around well balanced person in spite of her superior talents.
Bob Schmahl

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Dec 12, 2012
The real story, drive 94 from Mn to Wisc over Lake Saint Croix.

94 in Mn was ice covered, Wisc 94 was bone dry.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm
jerry

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Dec 12, 2012
Bob Schmahl wrote:
The real story, drive 94 from Mn to Wisc over Lake Saint Croix.
94 in Mn was ice covered, Wisc 94 was bone dry.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm
Can't we blame Pawlenty?
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#23 Dec 12, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>CONSEQUENCES ??? Man, you're in the finals for MORON OF THE YEAR and pulling away ~!~!!
Hey pussyboy, who the hell are you to be talking about MN politics anyway?? If you don't LIVE HERE, how do you think that you know about the ISSUES that are being talked about?? How come you have missed so many of your SHRINK APPOINTMENTS??

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