Civic Hubris or Keep Your Opinions To Yourself

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So I'm at Google News about to search for an article to link for the entry I want to write and I have to read about the flooding in Cedar Rapids - last summer when we went to Northern Tier a good chunk of the drive through Iowa was along the Cedar River - and I come across this:

Most of downtown Cedar Rapids was underwater. That includes City Hall, the county courthouse and jail, all of which, in acts of civic hubris, were built on an island in the middle of the river.

Um, so "in acts of civic hubris" is part of a straight news story now? And from the New York Times, which is located on Manhattan, which is an island in the middle of two rivers. Funny, did the New York Times call New Orleans an act of civic hubris, seeing as how the parts of it that flooded from Katrina are below the river they are right next to? I just want to know what the standard is for civic hubris.

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