That Can’t be Good

Via the AP:  Man urinates in water, city flushes 8M gallons.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. john personna says:

    Shrug. It’s a big year for snow pack.

  2. OzarkHillbilly (used to be tom p) says:

    Heh, you don’t wanna know what all I drunk over the years.

  3. I hate to break it to you Portland, but if you’re storing your drinking in an open air resevoir AFTER treating it, there’s always been urine in your drinking water. Along with feces, rotted carcasses, etc.

  4. Andy says:

    I think it was a college chemistry class where I first heard the phrase, “The solution is dilution.”

  5. MstrB says:

    My favorite was the quote from Portland Water Bureau administrator David Shaff:

    The consensus appears to be that I am an idiot.


  6. wr says:

    If Anthony Weiner had had the presence of mind to say that, he might still be in Congress. How can you not like this guy?

  7. hey norm says:

    In a world where a significant number of people believe that dinosaurs and man walked the planet together…over-reaction in a case like this is probably warranted.