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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by procut, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Ban lawn mowing

    Congress recently passed an energy bill. The question is, did members overlook a real energy-saving measure?

    By prohibiting the mowing of lawns, they would have accomplished the following: precious gasoline would be saved; toxic emissions into our atmosphere from mower engines would be eliminated; and American productivity would be increased by spending time on worthy projects rather than wasting time mowing the lawn. Finally, the extra length of grass would provide better cover for birds and other animals.

    Those people who still wish to do so could apply for a special permit to mow their front lawn to the U.S. Department of the Interior upon payment of an enormous fee.

    Leander James

    Yea, OK, now back to reality :dizzy:
  3. True Cut Lawn Maintenance

    True Cut Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 418

    can you say TREE HUGGER, get a freaking life.
  4. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    What a joke. Same guy that wrote that probably has an hour commute one way to work.
  5. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    Can you imagine the lawn at the White house or the grounds around the Congressional halls all grown up about ass high! That would be will never happen.
  7. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    They want to save the environment a little? Save on the amount of fossil fuels being burned and used? I had a idea...

    How bout banning senceless wasting of resources in the forms of auto racing! Think about the amount of fuel used and the oil that goes into those cars, plus the number of rubber tires!!!

    Also cut out monster trucks, airshows (that we pay for with our tax dollars) and so on...

    There's a lot of wastefull things that are totally unnecessary that could be cut out before people need to revert back to living in a jungle.
  8. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I read that letter several months ago, but finally got around to posting it today. I couldn't believe it, its so unrealistic, I knew you guys would like it :)
  9. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    HAH, "would improve the economy" Love that saying, so by putting us out of work, they improve the economy. It would be one sad ass america with grass growing above the windows and into the sidewalks, etc. That tree hugger @#$#@ #@%$%# needs to think about what he is talking about doing, complete moron.
  10. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    That sounds about as smart as the guy who proposed stopping all military spending for a year. You know, divert that money to welfare, social security and deficit reduction. Hell, who cares if we delay purchasing a few tanks and planes.

    The response. from the editor. a paraphrase.

    well what about the 3.5 million people you directly put out of work in the army, airforce, navy, marines, coast guard and the reserves. Then the entire industries who depend on defense spending. Airline companies, ship yards, gun manufacturers, clothing. The money saved would likely be just short of paying the increased welfare and unemployment benefits needed. Good try, but no dice.

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