Skip to comments.Cycling star gets stuck in muck - Lance Armstrong ruins swimming hole but "Cares about the planet"
Posted on 10/06/2006 1:29:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Lance is a bit too arrogant here and he's definitely gotten some preferential treatment. Claiming ignorance for not knowing he had to get permits to build a dam is laughable. Even though he's a celeb, Lance is darn lucky he hasn't gotten slammed with multi million dollar fines for this stunt.
I don't blame the neighbors for being mad. Sounds like they've come up with an affordable solution and Lance ought to comply. He is lucky the environmental whackos haven't camped out on his doorstep yet but after this publicity, they just might.
just wanted to be the first. :-)
That doesn't do diddly to restore two lost summers for the children.
I hope he's not.
It's all about ME!
I'm no cyclist fan, but it seems his rep is down the toilet. I guess he bad mouths old teammates.
Any lic contractor would have been aware that you need a permit for ANYTHING they build.
Damn dam water. What an ahole.
Either stupid or lying.
"He said he was unaware that he needed permits to build the dam..."
I find this patently unbelievable. But, unless he built the dam with his own hands, the contractor must have been pretty unbelievably stupid too.
Most celebs don't have idea one about how the "real world" operates. Most have "people" who take care of the "details", so they can "concentrate on the important things" (like getting their mugs in front of any camera and muttering stupid statements...while they "work with their 'fill in the blank'"....)
So, the water is improving BUT, 'according to experts'...
Wouldn't be a case of the Houston Chronicle having an ax to grind with a guy seen biking with President Bush by dredging (/s) up a two year old story, now would it?
"I don't blame the neighbors for being mad. Sounds like they've come up with an affordable solution and Lance ought to comply. He is lucky the environmental whackos haven't camped out on his doorstep yet but after this publicity, they just might."
Lance should just say sorry, cough up the 60k and let the scuba divers vacuum the dam. Then again, he probably cares more about killing the algae than to allow people to swim in what sounded like a great swimming hole.
""If you're going to be downstream from somebody, don't be downstream from somebody famous," Davis said."
Beacuse then you have to deal with all their sh@* !
Is that the only car he owns...?
Jeez. Why didn't Clinton think of saying that. He could have ended Monica-gate in just two words.
All is better now. So move on.
It is a very fine powder, made from the skin of grapes. It is a very expensive commodity, but it would work perfectly in this situation.
When fermenting wine (or beer), it is very cloudy and/or opaque due to all of the particulates floating around (same as the waterhole). Add grape pectin after the fermentation, and it "coagulates" the particulate matter and causes it to sink to the bottom, collecting more particulates as it makes its way down (the clear wine is then siphoned out). With enough pectin, he could clear it in a week. It would cost less than the 500K he's spent on it already.
Yeah, rules & regulations are for the little people, not me.
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