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Tom Toles

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    A deconstuction of the learning curve but not nearly steep enough….

  2. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, almost 3 years ago

    How about employing all of the unemployed people and underemployed people (since W plunged this country into recession) and paying them decent wages and benefits?

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    It is easy to exaggerate the positions/desires/morals of others.

    It is easier, for example, for a liberal to dismiss conservatives as those who advocate solely for the wealthy, and who would gleefully take food out of the mouths of poor children. This allows the liberal to feel that his/her position is not only different, but demonstrably better.

    The conservative can easily paint liberals as people who only want stuff that other people have rightfully earned, and who want nothing more than to turn this country into a third world dystopia. Makes it easier to prove how much better conservatism is.

    I submit that the world is not so black and white, and that these wild exaggerated generalizations have only one purpose, and that’s to foster animosity, in the process helping to ensure a lack of cooperation that comes from a lack of respect.

    This is being fostered by those in both parties, partly in order to “show their superiority” to the other party, but also to keep the masses fighting with one another to the point that the people in power can do what they want without our paying attention. It’s working.

    We can ensure that it stops working, because that hurts our society by paralyzing it. But we have to step back and recognize that “the other side” has some merit, as well, and that we really aren’t as polarized as we might seem, if we only took the time to listen to one another.

    It’s hard to do; the powers that be recognize that if you keep poking the hornets’ nest, you can keep the hornets angry. And an angry populace is just what they want. It takes a lot of self-control to ignore those poking at you, but it’s time to let them know that we will no longer be their pawns and can rise above the intentional animosity.

    It’s that or civil war in our future. Choose wisely.

  4. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, almost 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    good points, Play

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Toles nobody outside of DC cares about your metro.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago


    It pretty much is the case with every light rail project. The project is sold as costing $A and it ends up costing $10 x A.
    The time to finish also is three or more times the original projection. Can anyone say “Big Dig?”

  7. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    What construction on a bus route? Metro Silver Line connects the South Bay and the San Gabriel Valley to Downtown LA.

  8. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, almost 3 years ago

    1) Why would it be necessary to “get rid of” the twice freely elected president of the United States?
    2) I would propose that the first step be to get rid of the Tea Party wing of Congress, which would likely oppose ANY government project.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Then these projects would never get built. That would be a good thing in my opinion. Because there is no contractor on the planet that would submit a bid that would risk loss on the magnitude that light fail projects hemorrage it.
    That is an interesting question I’ll have to research. Is there any type of government project that exceeds in percentage loss to that of public transit?

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Where I live the light fail idiots are going to expand the system 2 miles for an estimated cost of $200 million dollars. That’s roughly $1600 an INCH!
    It will NEVER payback the investment.

  11. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 3 years ago

    In Florida you could save all of that ink since the redumblicans will never allow mass transit.

  12. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, almost 3 years ago

    Just where do you get the idea that “it cost $2 million to hire someone and pay them $50k a year”?

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