ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Monday, April 30, 2007

Oakland Bridge Collapse Did Not Happen

Either the bridge collapse in Oakland was caused by Another Rovian ConspiracyTM to make Rosie look bad or Rosie's metallurgical skills aren't as precise as we once thought.

OAKLAND, Calif. - A stretch of highway near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge collapsed Sunday after a gasoline tanker crashed and burst into flames, leaving one of the nation's busiest spans in a state of near paralysis.

Officials said traffic could be disrupted for months. Flames shot 200 feet in the air and the heat was intense enough to melt part of the freeway and cause the collapse, but the truck's driver walked away from the scene with second-degree burns. No other injuries were reported.

So, we have this "collapse" of a bridge in Oakland due to fire. If it really was fire that caused this, I suppose it would be only the second time that a fire caused steel to melt.

From Rosie:
"[The Collapse of World Trade Center Tower 7 was] the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel."

Ahem.... that bastard Karl Rove!!! How dare he inconvenience the commuters of San Francisco just to make Rosie look like an ass. Of course, you don't see an overpass being "collapsed" in a Red State, do you?

That evil genius!

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (5)
Rogue said...

You didn't quite get the accent correct:
"it was the foist time in hista-ry that fyah melted steel."

Monterey John said...

As the Official Representative of the RC, living a scant 80 miles from the scene of the "accident,", I emphatically DENY I or anyone with whom I associated with had anything to do with this.

Monterey John said...

I of course meant to say "Official West Coast Representative" of the RC.

Anonymous said...

Who ever said concrete overpasses are made with steel. Is'nt it concrete with reinforced iron rebar? And at what temperature does concrete fail with or without rebar? How hot did the fire get and how long did it burn for?

Anonymous said...

Hey i just read that the tanker exploded maybe it was the explosion that took out the freeway