We were enjoying today's New York Times story on highway debris, a piece which focuses on California and all the fallen mattresses and tossed sinks that cause death and destruction on our roads (155 people were killed in the last two years). But why is it so bad in California and not, say, Texas? Oh, the Times thinks they know: "By dint of its climate, size, population, lengthy growing season, increasingly long commutes and, perhaps, its casual lifestyle, California is a road-debris leader."
Casual lifestyle! Seriously, we hate an insult we don't understand--are we white trash who deposit our roofing on I-5? Or dirty hippies having a picnic and piss break in the bushes off the 101?
· Highway Debris, Long an Eyesore, Grows as Hazard [NY Times]