"Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience."
We noticed the sign pictured above this past weekend; for context, consider recent history:
- UT dumped raw sewage from the Cockrell engineering building into Waller Creek for two years.
- Author's Note: The pun of using the word "dumped" in the context of raw sewage was not originally intended, but WAS left as originally written after being recognized.
- UT has already spent over $300 million on the replacement building.
- They connected a sewage pipe to a stormwater drain.
- There's been "human waste" going into the stream for two years.
- This is upstream of Town Lake.
- The subcontractor in question is up to their eyeballs in lawsuits over shady corner cutting on other jobs.
- Author's Note: That one of those jobs is the Dell Medical School, and that UT continues to use them nonetheless, is revealing in and of itself.
- After UT said they'd fixed the problem, KXAN did their own independent test after a rainstorm which revealed twice the 'legally permissible' amount of...well...#2.
Bottom Line: UT wants to micromanage alleged ill effects of cigarette butts in a body of water. Meanwhile, their failure in the basic blocking and tackling of property management leads to raw sewage being deposited in that same body of water (to which they respond with a cover-up that begets a wildly expensive public relations fiasco). Perhaps there's a metaphor in there somewhere....
Fun Fact: Bob Rawski, the bureaucrat from the UT facilities department interviewed in the KXAN report linked above, makes over $200k.