Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Deadwood


From Fred Caldwell: "This tree was completely dead for over 10 years, yet neither the railroad nor the city thought it was a danger. How did the "arborists" miss this one? Only in Encinitas do we cut down live trees while ignoring completely dead ones standing right next to them. Geesh."

28 comments:

  1. That one wasn't on the list to be removed! It really wasn't!

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  2. "When logic and proportion
    Has fallen sloppy dead
    And the white knight is talking backwards
    And the Red queen's off her head
    Go ask Aice,
    I think she'll know"

    When the truth is known to truth is known to be lies."

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  3. "When the truth is known to truth is known to be lies."

    WTF? Since when is a garbled Grace Slick lyric supposed to be meaningful?

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  4. Not to beat a dead tree, errr, I mean horse, into the ground, but this whole Orpheus Park tree incident - and behind the scenes shennanigans with Houlihan and the City Hall folks, has got me down - and a wee bit pissed.
    Folks, please take interest and stay abreast of the Leucadia 101 Specific Plan and attend workshops and write Diane Langager, City Planner, at the City of Encinitas. Inside word is many of our Eucalyptus trees are comin down. How did Maggie get to her position?!!

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  5. More than the trees already listed?

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  6. What I think Dr. Lorri was getting at with her colorful quote is that logic has fallen sloppy dead. Good call.

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  7. I forgot the most important part. This tree blew down! Luckily the wind was blowing east.

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  8. Thank you Fred. At least there are some intelligent people still left in this town. Anon. 12:05 did you ever think I might have quoted the Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit that way for a reason? Would you like me to recite the whole thing from memory. I am old enough to do it. Let's try this one on for size "To live outside the law you must be honest". A Dylan song, in case you don't happen to know it. Give $5.00 for anyone who can give me the name of the song and the album-yes I said album- on which it was recorded. No cheating on it though. Perhaps you don't get that analogy either. Perhaps you should either 1) stop posting or 2) know that I know my lyrics to these songs and deliberately mess with them. It's kind of fun. At least some people get it.

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  9. Looks like it was on RR property so, therefore, was not a question of City liability. What we have here is a jurisdictional issue. (Emphasis on Dick.)

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  10. "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. "

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  11. That tree was completely dead.

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  12. That tree was deadder than dead.

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  13. Has anyone else noticed the large Torrey Pine was cut down at Pannikin recently?

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  14. "White Rabbit" on "Surrealistic Pillow". The Dylan song is: "It's Alright Ma", on the "Bringing It All Back Home" album. I know cuz I have 'em all.

    Dr. Lorri, pay up!!

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  15. dang!! It's "Absolutley Sweet Marie"...BLONDE ON BLONDE LP. I'm sorry I go the line mixed up with:


    "He not busy being born, is busy dying"(or something like that). ("It's Allright Ma")



    Now I owe you $5, Dr. Lorri.

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  16. You have to love Government Ticks......

    One guy cutting, 5 guys watching and waiting to take their break. Boy they sure earn those big pensions. Geeze.

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  17. I think we are even Mary. I am so glad someone knows Dylan out there, even on the second try. I am actually have a Facebook contest with two friends that don't live around here. It is all Dylan. I think he has said everything that could ever apply to almost any situation, including the Great Tree Debacle. I won't quote it though because I have already said too much or too little. I think I have a Letter to the editor coming out in this Friday's Coast News. They called me today to see if I really written it. I have never written a letter to them before, so I don't know if it means anything or not.Maybe they just couldn't believe I wrote it in the first place. We shall see. It will really show my knowledge of old songs in that letter. BTW-close on the lyrics. It's "He whose not busy being born, is busy dying." However, I could be wrong on that one and you may be right. I'm too lazy right now to check it out.

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  18. Lest I not be scorned again, let me repeat my grammatical error on my second sentence of the last e-mail. I should have said "I am actually HAVING a Facebook contest----. I couldn't stand the humiliation once more. Uh oh-another error. After I, it should have been "had really written it." Think that's all for the "grammar police squad".

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  19. More trough feeding. Tomorrow Council will vote on a ordinance to set up auto allowances for boards, commissions, and committees.

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  20. Dear Dr. Lorri: I have all the Dylan albums recreated on CD which I still listen to. And, I was going to pick Blonde on Bond, but remembered just in time that Jim Bond wasn't part of that, although he probably remembers he was. Anyway, I am glad you are back, this blog hasn't been the same without your steadfast howl of truth admist the braying of asses. Anyway, the City gardening unit and all important decision gooks hired a really smart arborist who declared "it's not merely dead, it's really sincerely dead." Guess this City doesn't need a proclamation to kill live trees.

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  21. Scene: Dark grimy cafe somewhere in Carlsbad:
    Stocked: Damn yokels tryin to git into my meetings -- Glennboy you need to write up sum of dat legal mumbo jumbo so's we can keep the great unwashed off the purty chairs in council chambers.
    Sabined: Jerryboy, I got sumthin right here for you. I done opened up a lawbook and put my finger on da case that will surely confound and confuse the issue. Hell, only costs $500 per hour for my legal mumbo jumbo.
    Stocked: Glennboy you sure one smart possum!!!! Now give me one of them thar tater tots -- you always piggin them tater tots!!!
    Sabined: Jerryboy you one big whiner -- you can have all my tater tots. You happy now?
    Stocked: Ummgud tthooutghbtggnen.
    Fadeout.......

    January 04, 2008 10:54 AM

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  22. Dr. Lorri,

    If you're going to continue choosing to communicate by garbling other peoples' words, you may want to educate yourself to the difference between an analogy, simile, and mixed metaphor, so that "some people" will continue to "get it", as you so eloquently opined.

    Your letter to the editor is awaited with bated breath.

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  23. STIMULUS $ FOR RAILROAD!February 11, 2009 10:26 AM

    YOU GUYS ARE WASTING YOUR TIME ON THIS ISSUE.

    NOBODY SEES THE OPPORTUNITY COMING FROM THIS STIMULUS BILL?????????


    WE NEED TO PUSH OUR LOCAL GOVERMENT AND REPRESENTATIVES (BILBRAY - HUNTER) TO GET A HEALTHY CHUNK OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE STIMULUS BILL TO FINALLY UNDERGROUND OUR RAILROAD AND FIX THE FLOODING. THIS IS A PRIME OPPORTUNITY.

    EVERYONE HERE IS WASTING THEIR TIME ON A F'IN USELESS TREE WHEN WE HAVE SOMETHING REAL HERE!

    GOVERMENT WANTS TO SPEND THE $$$$, WE NEED TO REMIND THEM ***NOW*** THAT LEUCADIA NEEDS IT FOR THE UNDERGROUNDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. lynn:

    Are you on dope?

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  26. You are a coward, anonymous, trying to distract from the legitimate issues raised here.

    Are Jerome Stocks and Dan Dalager on dope? I know that both of them have that reputation, from the past, anyway.

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  27. The Latino worker cutting it down, said the tree at the Pannikin was dead. He said the people from the Pannikin had it removed.

    That was a beautiful tree, too, and I never noticed that it was dead. The south side of the Pannikin looks so bare, now.

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  28. Parks Superintendent John Frenken needs to be fired. He is the best friend of the arborist and the worst enemy to trees in Encinitas.

    Cut the real dead wood, Cut John Frenken.

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