Thursday, December 28, 2006

No More Palm Trees!

I don't care if they were En Vogue at one time. I personally think they're ugly. Well, ok... maybe not ugly, but they look out of place up here as far as I'm concerned.

Besides, the few times I've had to deal with palm trees of any kind, I've found they're really a pain to deal with. So, no more palm trees.

Of course, that's more of a suggestion. Since I'm a libertarian, what you do is your business. What I do is mine.
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Oh, and that same T- S article reminds us that Nancy Flemming, not only being a fan of palm trees, also advocates turning H and I Streets in Eureka from one way into two way streets. I dealt with this here way back when I started this blog. H and I streets are fine the way they are.

If it works, don't try and fix it!
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No time for extended blogging here today, or at least this morning. I have to get going.

I've spent the better part of the last four days sitting here in front of the computer. As much as I hate to say it, I need to get some real work done, so it's back into the miserable outdoors to engage in the miserable world of maintenance gardening.

I'll deal with blogging and comments later on.

15 Comments:

At 1:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred are you actually a libertarian? Is that in vogue or something? I see alot of conservative, real conservative, tendencies in you. Like this palm tree thing and your whole obsession with gardening. Most Libertarians I know are not that interested in the appearance of there lawn. It's like you keep dropping hints that youre a Libertarian so people wont forget. Fred, maybe youre a closet conservative? Maybe youre ashamed to admit youre not the hip third party man, an image that lets you say what you will at cocktail parties.

 
At 1:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred I hope you didnt drink before you went out to work with that mulcher! Remember what happened last time. How are you supposed to blog with one hand? Its much harder. Put down the bottle.

 
At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Department of Corrections thinks they're great around the jail (Humboldt County Courthouse landscaping) since there isn't good cover for the occasional escapee. If it weren't $1500 a piece for those buggers-I'd have two in my front yard right now.

They also look great at the Cineplex with the deco design thing going on there.

 
At 6:14 PM, Blogger Carol Ann said...

Well, Fred, I agree with you on this post. Aren't they in the process of removing Palm Trees in Downtown LA?

 
At 6:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carol Ann, when did you start wanting Humboldt to follow the latest L.A. trends?

 
At 6:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The L.A. city council has recently decided to start removing landmark palms from L.A. because their life spans are completing and they are making a dangerous mess. L.A. plans to replace the palms with indigenous trees like oaks and spruce. Eureka is only about eighty years too late for the palm craze that swept most of California in the early twentieth century. I like palm trees, as long as the people of Eureka are willing to pay for the maintenance.

 
At 7:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Carol Ann, when did you start wanting Humboldt to follow the latest L.A. trends?"

Greg answered your question. Aren't there better things to do than plant palm trees on H an I Streets in Eureka?

 
At 7:52 AM, Blogger Fred said...

1:27 asks, "Fred are you actually a libertarian?".

I must be somewhere near a libertarian. I got a message on my answering machine yesterday from one of the guys seeking the Libertarian Party's nomination for U.S. President. True story, although obviously no big deal.

But seriously: I've been called a right winger from those on the Left and a left winger from those on the Right. I suppose that puts me in the middle. I'm happy with that.

2:39 wrote, "If it weren't $1500 a piece for those buggers-I'd have two in my front yard right now.".

Remember; I said I was only suggesting no palm trees. What you do is your business.

A word of warning, though: Palm trees dump all kinds of crap on your lawn. The crap is not like leaves you can just throw in the compost pile. Well, I suppose you could throw them in the compost pile, but they're a pain to clean up and take a long time to compost.

Your choice.

 
At 8:15 AM, Blogger Derchoadus said...

Palms will be the new tree of choice when the climate changes to a nice So. Cal warmth due to global warming and the reversal of the Pacific Current.

hehehe....

 
At 8:24 AM, Anonymous Mous Anony said...

Carol said: "Aren't there better things to do than plant palm trees on H an I Streets in Eureka?"

But, Carol, wouldn't you be all for it if Peter LeValley and Bill Pierson suggested it? Just because Nancy Flemming suggests beautification ideas for Eureka doesn't mean it's bad. At least someone is starting a dialogue to bring Eureka out of it's doldrums.

(Uh, oh, here comes the Arkley slam, I can feel it coming...)

For the same token, why do we need a trail system throughout Eureka? Don't we have better things to do than build walking trails?

 
At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right-e-o 1:27, I don't know why Fred thinks he's libertarian or a middle-of-the-roader. He's right, but not far-right yet. In other words, crazy, but not whacko yet.

 
At 12:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the few palm trees around here. When I go on my walk I can count on one palm tree being the haven for numerous birds which twitter and sing in happy company with one another--glad to be out of the rain and wind under the palm branches.

 
At 12:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:24 you can stay home, sit on your fat ass with the computer all day if you want...other people want to get out there and say "HI!" to people in person.

If it keeps the circulation circulating and the blush on your cheeks to walk around- all the better!

 
At 3:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred I have yet to read anything you write that would indicate any left leaning stances, or even moderate ones. Maybe you should do what Bill Maher needs to do. Admit youre a Libertarian in name only. You vainly cling to the image of a third party member so youre not accountable when the righties do wrong. It leaves you free to criticize lefty's without the righty baggage. Its just like Maher, except Maher should admit he's a Democrat.

 
At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But, Carol, wouldn't you be all for it if Peter LeValley and Bill Pierson suggested it? Just because Nancy Flemming suggests beautification ideas for Eureka doesn't mean it's bad. At least someone is starting a dialogue to bring Eureka out of it's doldrums.

(Uh, oh, here comes the Arkley slam, I can feel it coming...)

For the same token, why do we need a trail system throughout Eureka? Don't we have better things to do than build walking trails? "

No, Mous anoy, it doesn't matter who suggested the idea. Go to Greg's list and read the links regarding the LA City Council's decision to remove the palm trees. Let's spend our energy on what to do with the traffic on Broadway on 101, before Eureka removes 2 lines of road to plant some pretty trees. I agree with Fred. It ain't broke ... Walking trails sound nice, but we have to make it safe for people to use the trails.

 

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