Nov 30, 2016
commented on Demand Later Light Rail Service—Today!
AND I DEMAND A PONY!
I'm just spitballing here. Call me crazy, but maybe the engineers who understand and run the system just happen to know more - a WHOLE LOT more - about what's required to competently run a light rail system then a couple of journalists for an alt-weekly and the vast majority of their readers?
I could see ST giving into these demands. And then in a year to two, something catastrophic or just stupid & unavoidable happens because of deferred maintenance and the Slogosphere being up in arms. HOW COULD THEY LET THIS HAPPEN?
They know more about this then you do. That's a feature - they're paid to be experts about some things and you get paid to be experts in others. Let them do their jobs the best they can based on their expertise.
May 21, 2016
commented on How the Continuation of the Bernie Sanders Campaign Hurts the Chances of a Democrat-Controlled Senate
mfg5000: you forgot: I would never support someone so politically craven that, after refusing to join the Democratic Party for his entire career, suddenly expects the party to ignore all that and pony up a billion dollars or more to fund his vanity campaign for the White House. If you're going to be a socialist, that's just fine. But be consistent - turn to one of the many socialist parties that apparently better reflects your values rather than party shopping for one that has deeper pockets.
If i came down to it, I'd vote for him over Trump, but I wouldn't be happy about it. I've been saying for months now - Sanders is basically Trump of the left. Just as credible, just as ego-driven, and perhaps only a smidge more qualified.
Mar 10, 2016
commented on Another Group of Neighbors Fighting an Apartment Building Because It's "Out of Scale"
Once upon a time, when we lived in an upstairs apartment but indulged our cats to go outside, I built a cat ladder out one of the windows to let them in and out of our apartment. It worked great for them, and gave them a perch from which they could survey their domain.
Prince Tugboat's parents are going to have to suck it up and get creative.
Feb 23, 2016
commented on Bus Ad in Los Angeles
11: No, we'll buy them from the cheapest source that satisfies our safety and quality standards. The midwest, china, whomever will provide. We'll use our collective economic might, and give no heed to the impact on the heartland of the results of our decision. Because we can, and fuck them.