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Brown to sign $8-billion high-speed rail bill today in San Francisco

Original post made on Jul 18, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown will be in San Francisco later today to sign the High-Speed Rail funding bill at one of the bullet train system's future stations. But the project has many hurdles to cross before high-speed rail in California becomes a reality.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 7:12 AM

Comments (10)

Posted by JOAN, a resident of Danbury Park
on Jul 18, 2012 at 8:35 am

Another rip off of the California Taxpayer, Brown listens to the Federal Transportation Secretary over the California Taxpayer. For a State that is going broke asking for 2 propostions on the ballot in November to RAISE TAXES, Brown if you have money for a Railroad you DON'T NEED ANYMORE TAXES from the California Taxpayers.


Posted by Davide, a resident of Amador Estates
on Jul 18, 2012 at 8:36 am

Gov Brown, and you Senate Democrats who voted to approve $9 billion in new HSR spending - all the to the detriment and peril of K-12 funding, children supplies, school year/teacher's aides/PE/art/music, and CSU and UC education - to all of you, you just caused the rejection of all November tax measures.

Go ahead and pull the trigger of the gun you pointed at K-12 children's heads. Go ahead, because that's what you just did by approving $9 billion - the first installment of hundreds of billions of dollars to be siphoned away from K-12/education/parks/senior centers/etc. - you DIRECTLY CAUSED THE NOVEMBER TAX MEASURE DEFEAT!!

By definition, CA doesn't have a "bad budget" if you can take out a loan and start driving a brand new $350,000 Ferrari, but you can't also ask Grandman for money to buy basics, like pencils or paper for K-12 kids. That's just stupid.

You Sacramento Democrats are merely "wh_res" for the Unions you call your Masters, and this mantra about "jobs, jobs, jobs" isn't enough to kill funding for K-12 kids. Thanks for much for defeating the tax measures you stupid idiots!!


Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Jul 18, 2012 at 9:16 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
No new taxes in November and prepare for the threatened increases in college tuition and reductions in services, as we are held hostage for refusing to allow the further extortion of additional money from the working poor.


Posted by Neo, a resident of Willow West
on Jul 18, 2012 at 9:26 am

"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction". Nope, sorry! Junk science!

You shouldn't believe everything you were brainwashed with in atheist school,

liberalism. There isn't universal consensus among scientists, but nice try anyway.

Go back to Al Gore and tell him you failed in your mission to sabotage Independant

Patriots on the Internet he "invented"!


Posted by Mr. Mittens, a resident of another community
on Jul 18, 2012 at 9:32 am

Why for Pete's sake do people care about public transportation. It's all kinds of government spending of tax dollars for something I'll never use (that's why they continue to build Lear jets -- heh-heh-heh). Why not invest the money in something that we know will be used, like more F16s or more nuclear submarines, for golly sakes.

Just remember, every public transportation system means less Hummers coming off the lines in Detroit. Public transportation, ergo, is bad for America. The best way to publicly transport people is to let them earn and save for their own car. (My wife and I have four Cadillacs, which has always been our way of stimulating the economy.)


Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Jul 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Al Gore has a Leer jet. No doubt his payments for carbon credits will offset the costs of the very, very fast choo-choo to the fertile valley.
If Algore takes a friend along with him in his jet (assuming man-bear-pig has any friends), does that then make his jet public transportation? With that many passengers on his jet, it will just about equal the number of regular riders on the choo choo to Hooverville.
Please, continue to defend this boondoggle. It's very entertaining watching you trip over yourselves gushing about how we could not live without this additional escape route to L.A., all without mentioning the driver for this project: union paybacks for supporting gov. moonbeam.


Posted by Mr. Mittens, a resident of another community
on Jul 18, 2012 at 9:53 am

I seriously doubt that Al Gore has a Lear jet. But he doesn't have 4 of them like I do! Heh-heh-heh. And, of course, you'll never know what exactly I have, because I'm not going to reveal my past tax returns! So there!

But I digress. This has gotten so OFF TRACK. Fellow Americans, we need more cars, not more public transportation. That hum of autos along the 580, the haze of auto emissions that hangs over P-Town, the stink of exhaust -- all these are freedom's children that co-exist with trees that are just the perfect height.

Mitt -- Standing up for REAL Americans (not phoney Americans like my opponent and his worshipful minions.


Posted by Mrs Mittens, a resident of Downtown
on Jul 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Don't worry honey ... we soon won't have to worry about connecting our cities ... Vallejo, Stockton, San Bernardino, Mammoth Lakes, Compton filing bankruptcy... soon there won't be any left ... have to go ... have an appt at the Welfare office ... collect them free $ while they last...


Posted by Mr. Mittens, a resident of another community
on Jul 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Oh Anne, what a joker you are. Both you and I know that we'll never have to apply at the Welfare office. We've got more money than imaginable, in more places than you can imagine, and being put to all kinds of unimaginable use. And places that the American public will never find out about. Because why should they? I'm a successful businessman. How dare they think I should have to divulge my investments and earnings as a businessman.

Don't worry too much about the urban bankruptcies, you gorgeous bottle job blonde, you. My goodness, you so resemble those Stepford Wives, just thinking about it does funny things to my magic happy underpants. But here's the thing hon, the average millionaire has declared bankruptcy 7 times before getting rich. But for a city to do so is, well, ungodly. You and I will have to find some way to make a profit out of this!


Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Jul 19, 2012 at 8:51 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

someone spiked mittens Kool-Aid again. Either that or he/she has been out picking wild mushrooms.
Your unwaivering mantra of 'we need more public transportation' is disingeniune at best and borders on dillusional fanaticism. We already have a myriad of ways to get to the wonderful southland: air, car, even buses ($60 and 7 hours later).
The best part is, that if any of these forms of transportation fail, the public (those of us that pay taxes) are not on the hook for that failure (unless Obama decides on another bailout or buyout).
While we all appreciate the fact that you never drive (license revoked?) because you never leave your basement, the rest of us need a means to travel to work, in most cases to areas where no public funded magic carpets exist.
Trains are not the panacea you claim they are, unless they can figure out a way to ride without rails directly to your place of business. Just dropping you off at a station miles from your destination (for an inflated rate, no less) is not a practical solution...but, then, when has any govt run project been practical.


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