Please Tell Us This is A Joke, Daily Caller

Then again, knowing Sweden as well as we do, it probably isn’t.

Stockholm’s center-left government introduced a new “gender equal” approach to clearing the roads of snow last year. The policy states that sidewalks, public transport and bicycle lanes should be cleared before turning attention to the roads. The reason is that women are more likely to use sidewalks while men are overrepresented among commuters driving to work.

When the first major snow storm swept the capital last week, traffic went into a standstill as no one cleared the streets. People couldn’t get to work, schools had to close and commuters were stuck in traffic for hours without moving.

*Thump!*

That was our head failing to get stopped by both of our palms as it moved towards our desk.

Ouch.

Daniel Helldén, the city’s Green Party head of transportation, said the policy had nothing to do with the chaos. He instead suggests that there was a lack of gender equality in the snow clearing effort.

“There is a lack of gender equal snow-clearing now, according to the reports I’m getting,” he said. “It’s still difficult to walk on the pavements — and it is important that snow-clearing prioritizes walkways, public transport and cycle paths.”

“The reason that the roads are undriveable has nothing to do with our policy of not clearing them, and the only solution is to focus our efforts further on continuing to not clear them.”

There is enough Stupid™ there to power an entire nation until the heat death of the universe, if Stupid™ were an energy source.

Please don’t ever stop being ridiculous, Sweden, we’d have to find something else to laugh at.

Thatisall.

6 comments

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    How about thi one? Muslims can’t get to their mosques to plan their next terror attacks pray because the roads weren’t cleared. Therefore, RACIST!!! Islamaphobe!

    Next storm the roads will be cleared faster than usual.
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    dasbow growls and barks:

    That reminds me of the time that Seattle banned salt on the roads because they didn’t want the salt to run into the sound and contaminate the salt water with salt. Three guesses how well that worked.

    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/seattle-refuses-to-use-salt-roads-snow-packed-by-design/

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    dasbow @ #:

    That reminds me of the time that Seattle banned salt on the roads because they didn’t want the salt to run into the sound and contaminate the salt water with salt. Three guesses how well that worked.

    Didn’t cars end up doing something like this?
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    dasbow growls and barks:

    angrywebmaster @ #:
    Close. It actually looked like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzBdW1OVcWw

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    dasbow @ #:

    Close. It actually looked like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzBdW1OVcWw

    #IStandCorrected
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    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    All we need is to find a couple of viking graveyards. Every sumbitch in there must be spinning like a dynamo.