Apparently Barbara Holm does not understand the meaning of the word "irony". Kind of ironic, actually.
It's almost as though politicians in this country are all so corrupt that they'll grant favors in return for cash and the donors know it.
But no, I'm sure they're just donating because they agree with his principles, right? Right?
@pdxMB: Remind me again, why exactly aren't studded tire owners paying more road fees than the rest of us???
Fine with me, just so long as we don't end up with a Nashvillian 40-member council...
Erm, the reason London was bemisted in the time of Dickens was also toxic smog. The most famous one was in 1952 and killed around 12,000 people, so China doesn't even come close. There's nothing happening in China that western countries didn't also experience during the more rapid periods in their development.
Pedantry corner: the population of Christchurch is less than 400,000. The population of Portland metro area is over two million. So, "about the same size" might not be entirely accurate...
The distinction is quite simple. If two lanes become one, do a zipper merge. If two lanes split to go in different directions (like on the Fremont bridge), and you use the wrong lane to cut the line, thereby holding up the traffic that actually wants to go that way, you should have your driving license revoked on the spot. And your eyesight. And your brain. And your family. And your cat.
Also, people who drive within three feet of the car in front can take a long walk off a short pier.
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