Thursday, February 9, 2012

Photo: Back On the Rails

Schadenfreude? It was more like schadenford when I heard the news yesterday. Rob Ford, once seen as the invincible titan of Toronto municipal politics, had to watch while his plans crumbled around him as City Council voted 25-18 to reverse his ill-conceived, ideologically-focused money pit that was the $8.2 billion, completely underground Eglinton Crosstown light rail line, and to reinstate a significant chunk of the Transit City program that he unilaterally declared dead on his first day in the mayor's chair - because, as the right-wing spin machine has been trying to push for weeks now, Rob Ford campaigned and won on subway building. When it comes to all that stuff about "stopping the gravy train" or "respect for taxpayers" that was actually front and center during his campaign, just forget about that - Ford zealots and worthless rags like the Toronto Sun already have, a long time ago.

Here's a photo of a light rail train in Phoenix, Arizona, which is known to be a hotbed of liberalism. I mean, they've got light rail, don't they?

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