More On Trains

There you have the emblem for California’s new high-speed rail project. Does it remind you of a certain dictators seal? In April of 2009 when Chairman Zero unveiled his scheme to cover the land with his dictatormobile he never could have dreamed that the peasants would use his seal as a model for their emblem.

So, in his joy, Zero has pledged 1.3 billion to Amtrak in addition to the federal subsidies already there like to help pay for first class tickets. WTF? We also have $8 billion coming at it from the stimulus plan and another $2.4 billion being committed on top of that. Answer me this, if California is so broke how are they going to get the lions share of the money still needed to finish this hair brained project? That’s right sports fans bend and grab. You’re up. I know Florida has no idea where they will be getting the money to complete and operate the mess started by their RINO turned Independent Governor.

Now, the big hub for all this BS is… Wait for it… Wait for it… Barry’s(alleged) hometown, Chicago. Isn’t that handy. Oh, you didn’t hear all that now did you? Anything else you would like to know about the big plan while we’re here? Apparently the newly elected Governor of Wisconsin wants to redirect the (get this) $810 million to fix roads but Zero is less than delighted with that idea. And 10 or 12 people will be having a rally in favor of the Wisconsin train this Tuesday. Watch for that coverage and let me know if there is anyone there.

Back to funding. That ten billion in tax clams already dumped into the toilet will only fund slight upgrades to the trash that is Amtrak. Those of you with starry-eyed dreams of real high-speed trains can just dream on. High speed rail is defined in Europe as reaching 125 mph on upgraded track and 160 on new track. Zero’s crap will be lucky to reach the old Soviet standards of 100 mph.

Honestly folks, look into this good. Trains in this country are a nuisance at best and more accurately, deadly. Very few people will ride them because the cities in this country are not set up to accommodate them. When you get off your “high-speed train” there won’t be public transportation waiting just steps away, as the gubmint web site would have you believe, and the cab ride won’t be cheap. Until next time, screw environmentalists.

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