Repurposing hutzpah as a tool for government, the California High-Speed Rail Authority as managed by the obviously deaf Dan Richard (who’s got some ‘splainin’ to do) has been authorized by an obscure State Board to “start the process of seizing its first piece of property through eminent domain for a $68 billion bullet train” per the AP and the SF Examiner. In part, Continue reading
The latest turd in former Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle’s punchbowl landed last week with the release of Reason Foundation‘s newest study on California High-Speed Rail: An Updated Due Diligence Report. We covered the Press Release in an earlier post.
Reason’s been following the correctly tagged “Browndoggle“ for years, covering in detail the lies, fabrications, illegalities and just plain fantastic projections for ridership, pricing and even profit that this politically-contrived union-job generator has deceitfully been reporting to us since Proposition 1A was passed in 2008.
Five years later, there’s (thankfully) still no tracks, no trains, no non-stop 220mph, 160 minute, sub-$100 rides to San Francisco — but there is a bloated CHSRA organization that’s just recently asked for even more money to combat the growing legal challenges that endeavor to stop it. Continue reading