Our governor Murphy is crazy about brining our state roadways even when it is not going to snow or the temperature is above freezing. So today for fun I have rewritten Shakespeare’s “To be, or not to be, that is the question” speech from Hamlet as an tribute to whether to brine or not.
Ode to brining–
To brine, or not to brine, that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind of Phil Murphy to suffer
The slipping and sliding of imaginary snow storms,
Or to take spread salt against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To melt—to cover the road with white,
No more; and by a melt to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand man made damages
That flesh is heir to: ’tis a conundrum
Devoutly to be wish’d. To brine, to weep about the cost;
To sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there’s the rub:
For in that sleep of winter what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this costly operation,
Must give us pause—there’s the ineptness of Murphy
That makes calamity of so a political animal.
For who would bear the taxes and improprieties of the state,
Th’detractor’s wrong, the proud Murphy is contumely,
The pangs of dispriz’d politics, the law’s delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of th’unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With brazen action? Who would drivers fear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life of a politician,
But that the dread of something after defeat,
The undiscovere’d country, from whose goal
No traveller crashes, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make Murphy think of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry
And lose the name of action.
I hope you enjoyed the above and stay safe while driving in the snow.
That is my opinion- Jumpin Jersey Mike