Michigan has more dirt roads than Ala...

Michigan has more dirt roads than Alabama !

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Skeeter

United States

#1 Oct 27, 2011
Why is that, there's talk about fixing roads but it's almost 2012 when in gods name will they ever become a paved road instead of dirt ?
Mike

Eastpointe, MI

#2 Oct 28, 2011
If you don't like dirt roads, why did you move there? I almost never drive on dirt roads - I live in the city.
Skeeter

United States

#3 Oct 28, 2011
My name is Fred Flintstone and I happen to live in Michigan that is so far behind
paving many of it's roads where as other states has miles of paved roads in the middle of no where !
Tony

Northville, MI

#4 Oct 28, 2011
Every hear that saying, "She was so ugly she would make a freight train take a dirt road"? This is why Michigan needs all those dirt roads.
amused

Taylor, MI

#5 Aug 14, 2012
I really do not think they know.how to build highways properly in this region. They look poorly constructed compared to west Michigan.The methods they use r prehistoric.They overcharge government.It is a total scam and a racket around Detroit
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#6 Aug 15, 2012
amused wrote:
I really do not think they know.how to build highways properly in this region. They look poorly constructed compared to west Michigan.The methods they use r prehistoric.They overcharge government.It is a total scam and a racket around Detroit
SHHHHHHHHHHHH!! Knock the system and the union "brothers" may visit you in the middle of the night for an attitude realignment.
ray

Toledo, OH

#9 Aug 15, 2012
Constructive criticism.Better materials and engineering r possible fer better longevity of roads and highways and byways. We rebuilt countries after WWII. We can research and get improved methods to keeps these roads from cracking constantly with temperature changes etc.
Bamen Piterman
#10 Aug 16, 2012
Dirt Roads

"What's mainly wrong with society today is that too many Dirt Roads have been paved. There's not a problem in America today, crime, drugs, education, divorce, delinquency that wouldn't be remedied, if we just had more Dirt Roads, because Dirt Roads give character.

People that live at the end of Dirt Roads learn early on that life is a bumpy ride. That it can jar you right down to your teeth sometimes, but it's worth it, if at the end is home...a loving spouse, happy kids and a dog. We wouldn't have near the trouble with our educational system if our kids got their exercise walking a Dirt Road with other kids, from whom they learn how to get along. There was less crime in our streets before they were paved.

Criminals didn't walk two dusty miles to rob or rape, if they knew they'd be welcomed by 5 barking dogs and a double barrel shotgun. And there were no drive by shootings. Our values were better when our roads were worse! People did not worship their cars more than their kids, and motorists were more courteous, they didn't tailgate by riding the bumper or the guy in front would choke you with dust & bust your windshield with rocks. Dirt Roads taught patience.

Dirt Roads were environmentally friendly, you didn't hop in your car for a quart of milk, you walked to the barn for your milk. For your mail, you walked to the mail box. What if it rained and the Dirt Road got washed out? That was the best part, then you stayed home and had some family time, roasted marshmallows and popped popcorn and pony rode on Daddy's shoulders and learned how to make prettier quilts than anybody. At the end of Dirt Roads, you soon learned that bad words tasted like soap.

Most paved roads lead to trouble, Dirt Roads more likely lead to a fishing creek or a swimming hole. At the end of a Dirt Road, the only time we even locked our car was in August, because if we didn't some neighbor would fill it with too much zucchini. At the end of a Dirt Road, there was always extra springtime income, from when city dudes would get stuck, you'd have to hitch up a team and pull them out.

Usually you got a dollar... always you got a new friend...at the end of a Dirt Road!"

~ by Paul Harvey~
Burgydean

Rincon, GA

#11 Aug 16, 2012
Spare me the details of living in the Flintstone days here in 2012
Tone
#12 Aug 16, 2012
We had electric cars back in 1912 and we have them now. I believe the Flintstones drove Fords, but without the Sync system.
Burgydean
#13 Aug 16, 2012
The only way to enjoy a gravel road is to be driving at 70 mph just to get a rush hoping to keep control !
ray

Toledo, OH

#14 Aug 16, 2012
There r many variables here. Dirt roads r different than gravel. How many potholes? Trucks with 4:wheel drive work OK on these but there is definitely nothing enjoyable about driving on unpaved roads in a car.there r so many comedians here that u can't really come up with a true answer.
Mailgirl

Alexandria, OH

#15 Mar 30, 2013
I can tell you that I really hate delivering mail on those roads.
Kramer

Mesquite, NV

#16 Mar 30, 2013
Mailgirl wrote:
I can tell you that I really hate delivering mail on those roads.
Find a gutter and quit early three days a week.

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