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Old 02-21-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Florida, where else would I wanna?
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The State News: Fixing potholes should be state priority



Finally someone makes sense. All you Michigan morons badmouthing this article are idiots. Im from Florida, where nice smooth roads are the norm and we wouldn't have it any other way. Unfortunately I had the "pleasure" of living in wayne county for 3 years. Michiganders are so used to ghetto everything (buildings, homes, roads, Detroit), that you complain when someone like the author wants something fixed and improved. You guys love living in your gloomy, poor, broken state. The only people that defend Michigan's shortcoming are Michiganders! Hello! Your state is not normal! When you drive down 75 to florida in other states, you don't feel like your driving on a bombed road in Afghanistan like you do when you hit Michigan.
First of all, the roads shouldn't be in that condition in the first place. The cold weather is not the problem. Vermont is cold but why aren't their roads all f#%*d up? Its because someone knows what the hell they are doing. You guys got 4 different types of material making up these roads. No wonder they don't hold together as the different material has different expansion rates. One lane will be concrete junk and the next will be a cheap form of something they consider "asphalt". Then, to "fill" in the crater, they just dump a shovel full of asphalt on top and let the citizens cars do the role of the steamroller. Real nice. But hey! Thats the Michigan way, and thats what the citizens like. Half ass it! Just like everything else. Only one thing is great about Michigan and thats the clean lakes. Unlike Texas who would dump their filth anywhere. I could rant for hours about the toilet bowl of America (Michigan). Every states has issues but Michigan is bad because of its crappy, cold, non sociable, unmotivated, citizens who are plenty happy living in a dump. LOL you know whats funny? Go figure the only 0-16 team in NFL history is right there in Detroit. Suits you real well.
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Northwestern Michigan
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I've lived here 4 years and u are absolutely correct about the roads. Non sociable does decribe many of the citizens we've met as well. Some nice folks but they do not like outsiders in general and are resistant to ways of doing things better if an "outsider" tries to enlighten someone
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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geez are all people from florida so full of contempt? :}
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Actually that is NOT true, and the writer must have never traveled I-495 around Boston, or plenty of other roads in this Country. Sounds like just another loud-mouthed hater. Find them for any place and any state if you look for them. I personally try to ignore them so they Shut the * up eventually.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:13 PM
 
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The State News: Fixing potholes should be state priority



Finally someone makes sense. All you Michigan morons badmouthing this article are idiots. Im from Florida, where nice smooth roads are the norm and we wouldn't have it any other way. Unfortunately I had the "pleasure" of living in wayne county for 3 years. Michiganders are so used to ghetto everything (buildings, homes, roads, Detroit), that you complain when someone like the author wants something fixed and improved. You guys love living in your gloomy, poor, broken state. The only people that defend Michigan's shortcoming are Michiganders! Hello! Your state is not normal! When you drive down 75 to florida in other states, you don't feel like your driving on a bombed road in Afghanistan like you do when you hit Michigan.
First of all, the roads shouldn't be in that condition in the first place. The cold weather is not the problem. Vermont is cold but why aren't their roads all f#%*d up? Its because someone knows what the hell they are doing. You guys got 4 different types of material making up these roads. No wonder they don't hold together as the different material has different expansion rates. One lane will be concrete junk and the next will be a cheap form of something they consider "asphalt". Then, to "fill" in the crater, they just dump a shovel full of asphalt on top and let the citizens cars do the role of the steamroller. Real nice. But hey! Thats the Michigan way, and thats what the citizens like. Half ass it! Just like everything else. Only one thing is great about Michigan and thats the clean lakes. Unlike Texas who would dump their filth anywhere. I could rant for hours about the toilet bowl of America (Michigan). Every states has issues but Michigan is bad because of its crappy, cold, non sociable, unmotivated, citizens who are plenty happy living in a dump. LOL you know whats funny? Go figure the only 0-16 team in NFL history is right there in Detroit. Suits you real well.
The winter weather in Michigan is not good for roads. Some counties around me already have the seasonal restrictions on. They will be until mid March.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Upstate New York
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Hey Mirko...nice try buddy. Vermont and Michigan as a comparison? Please. We lived in Vermont for eight (L-O-N-G) years. The roads are just as bad..with shoddy road crews to depend on. Potholes? We called them carholes. You got stuck in one of those and had to burn your car for help.

Know what??...I don't think you are in Florida at all, but in Michigan...trying to create some grief...but we ain't buyin', got it?
Nice try.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: MI
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geez are all people from florida so full of contempt? :}
By no means. Heck most folks from FL are from some northern state. I'm a native Floridian and split time between FL and MI, the only 2 places I'll ever live. When I retire I plan on doing it ack basswards, FL April-September, MI Oct-May.

The OP is outta line and doesn't look at the bright side of potholes. They keep you awake and provide jobs,(broken steering and suspension parts,bent wheels etc). At least up here you can actually get out and drive. Florida is so saturated with red lights you can get out and walk faster.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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The State News: Fixing potholes should be state priority



Finally someone makes sense. All you Michigan morons badmouthing this article are idiots. Im from Florida, where nice smooth roads are the norm and we wouldn't have it any other way. Unfortunately I had the "pleasure" of living in wayne county for 3 years. Michiganders are so used to ghetto everything (buildings, homes, roads, Detroit), that you complain when someone like the author wants something fixed and improved. You guys love living in your gloomy, poor, broken state. The only people that defend Michigan's shortcoming are Michiganders! Hello! Your state is not normal! When you drive down 75 to florida in other states, you don't feel like your driving on a bombed road in Afghanistan like you do when you hit Michigan.
First of all, the roads shouldn't be in that condition in the first place. The cold weather is not the problem. Vermont is cold but why aren't their roads all f#%*d up? Its because someone knows what the hell they are doing. You guys got 4 different types of material making up these roads. No wonder they don't hold together as the different material has different expansion rates. One lane will be concrete junk and the next will be a cheap form of something they consider "asphalt". Then, to "fill" in the crater, they just dump a shovel full of asphalt on top and let the citizens cars do the role of the steamroller. Real nice. But hey! Thats the Michigan way, and thats what the citizens like. Half ass it! Just like everything else. Only one thing is great about Michigan and thats the clean lakes. Unlike Texas who would dump their filth anywhere. I could rant for hours about the toilet bowl of America (Michigan). Every states has issues but Michigan is bad because of its crappy, cold, non sociable, unmotivated, citizens who are plenty happy living in a dump. LOL you know whats funny? Go figure the only 0-16 team in NFL history is right there in Detroit. Suits you real well.
Well, aren't you Miss Mary Sunshine and maybe it's your negative attitude that caused you to find all the so-call "non-sociable" people in Michigan. You're using a broad brush to paint the entire state with one stroke and what you're describing is not true of the entire state except for maybe the roads i.e. within any city, in any state you're going to find good and bad neighborhoods. The roads are bad this time of the year, I'll give you that. But Florida doesn't have to deal with the constant freezing and thawing of road material that cause the potholes, so please quit comparing apples and oranges.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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County Road Assn of Michigan - Seasonal Weight Restrictions (http://www.micountyroads.org/page.cfm/22/ - broken link)

Here is how bad the weather effects the roads.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Mirko View Post
The State News: Fixing potholes should be state priority



Finally someone makes sense. All you Michigan morons badmouthing this article are idiots. Im from Florida, where nice smooth roads are the norm and we wouldn't have it any other way. Unfortunately I had the "pleasure" of living in wayne county for 3 years. Michiganders are so used to ghetto everything (buildings, homes, roads, Detroit), that you complain when someone like the author wants something fixed and improved. You guys love living in your gloomy, poor, broken state. The only people that defend Michigan's shortcoming are Michiganders! Hello! Your state is not normal! When you drive down 75 to florida in other states, you don't feel like your driving on a bombed road in Afghanistan like you do when you hit Michigan.
First of all, the roads shouldn't be in that condition in the first place. The cold weather is not the problem. Vermont is cold but why aren't their roads all f#%*d up? Its because someone knows what the hell they are doing. You guys got 4 different types of material making up these roads. No wonder they don't hold together as the different material has different expansion rates. One lane will be concrete junk and the next will be a cheap form of something they consider "asphalt". Then, to "fill" in the crater, they just dump a shovel full of asphalt on top and let the citizens cars do the role of the steamroller. Real nice. But hey! Thats the Michigan way, and thats what the citizens like. Half ass it! Just like everything else. Only one thing is great about Michigan and thats the clean lakes. Unlike Texas who would dump their filth anywhere. I could rant for hours about the toilet bowl of America (Michigan). Every states has issues but Michigan is bad because of its crappy, cold, non sociable, unmotivated, citizens who are plenty happy living in a dump. LOL you know whats funny? Go figure the only 0-16 team in NFL history is right there in Detroit. Suits you real well.
After reading your profile, I understand.
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