Monday, January 30, 2006

Yesterday's Man

With SB 170, Senator Al Mansell joins the ranks of "Yesterday's Men". They are the proud few grown fat from the mistakes of the past. Who have made fortunes saddling families with the burdens of multiple cars, strip malls, and traffic jams. These burdens include but are not limited to: Obesity, poverty, mental illness. "Yesterday's Men" are insulated from these burdens. They don't have to live in the neighborhoods they create. They can afford gym memberships (but they don't use them), gas prices and insurance costs don't dent their robust pocketbooks. But the tide is changing. New terms like "public transportation" and "walkable neighborhoods" highlight the failures of "Yesterday's Men" and the growing discontent with the lifestyle they foisted on so many. Which is why they are "Yesterday's Men".


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed. The fewer SUV's and bland, cheaply built stucco homes, the better.

1/30/2006 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Green Jenni said...

SB 170 is bad for those on left who care about the environment, but it's also bad for those on the right who care about their property values. We should all get together and fight this one.

1/30/2006 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have got to do something to break away from the "Western Ideal" of saddling families with multiple cars, multiple insurance payments, and rising fuel prices. I know that some people in Utah County and Salt Lake County would call public transportation a form of "socialism," but they need to get over themselves and their aversion to riding in a vehicle with other people they may not know. How strange is it that the capitalistic centers of the world have the most developed systems of public transportation (e.g., NYC, Chicago, Tokyo, London, etc).

1/31/2006 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that we have conquered the West by now. Does everyone need a huge yard and two car garage in order to be happy? What ever happened to the beauty of community, sitting outside in the summer, getting to know your neighbors, and the beauty of public parks!!!!!

1/31/2006 08:20:00 AM  

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