Phil’s Funny: Hey! Gallup! The Mayor has our back!!!

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3 Responses

  1. Avatar Grammy says:

    Very funny! But we did rate #7 in the nation for air quality (must have measured it on a day when no one was burning wood. Or a brush pile. Or when pollen was high. Or…) But when the rain comes out and washes it all out of the air and trees there is no where as beautiful as Shasta County. But then you have to listen to all the Hogs out on the road appreciating the beauty their way. Or the air planes flying so low for some perverse reason that you can read their plane IDs.

  2. Avatar Terry says:

    I confess I don’t understand why people are mad at Gallup. They just ask the questions and write down the answers they are given. Or, in other words, they only documented what they were told in (over 500,000?) nationwide interviews. If they’d gotten positive feedback about Redding, that’s what they would have reported.

    Makes me think of someone who has poured all the water out of their bucket, and then gets mad at the person who reminds them – when they try to pour out more water – that their bucket is empty.

  3. Avatar cheyenne says:

    I lived in Redding at #7 clean air and now live in Cheyenne, Wyoming #2 clean air. Both towns are very similar and one positive similarity is that they are quiet and you can hear the Hogs on the road or the airplanes flying by. Many towns are so noisy that you can’t hear yourself think.
    And while Redding was ranked at 185, Cheyenne wasn’t even ranked. We must be pretty bad but I will take Cheyenne or Redding to live in instead of the 184 in front of Redding. Except Fort Collins is nice but then it reminds me of Redding except it is a noisy town.