To brine or not to brine

Brining roadway

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

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