Thanks, Ralph 6
Spokane Transit's latest idiot Omnibus tax proposal has apparently failed
Reprinting what I said about it back in January:
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Thinking about frozen dinners vs home-cooked
.... Omnibus Bills in Congress are an excellent example of frozen dinners. Take it or leave it. Tremendously wasteful either way. A Congressional Omnibus is pre-guaranteed to be taken because it includes a painstakingly calculated combo of sweet treats and poison pills for each and every Congressmonster. If you take it you get goodies; if you leave it your opponent gets a pre-designed talking point at the next "election".
Spokane Transit apparently thinks
it has designed an Omnibus Bond Proposal for Omnibus Service. This Omnibus Omnibus
includes some necessary maintenance and expansion, along with the classic STA Board Member Wet Dream. The board idiots have been dreaming this dream for a LONG time, and it's always been a stupid and pointless dream. Oh! If only we could get COOL people to ride the bus! If only we could get OUR KIND OF PEOPLE to ride the bus! Kick out those smelly poor people from Terra Incognita North Spokane!
We must get the rich Episcopalians from Rockwood Boulevard and the supercooooooool supergreeeeeen hipsters from Browne's Addition to ride the bus! And if we're REALLY REALLY LUCKY we can bring in the Real Movie Stars from Coeur d'Alene! Oh! Oh! I can't take it! Patricia Neal! Too much stimulation! Yessssss! Yessssssss! Oh Gaiiiiaaaaaaa!
Toward that stupid end, this latest Omnibus Omnibus includes a monstrously expensive Light Rail or Trolley Without Wires or something. I can't be bothered to look.
What does the proposal do for Terra Incognita? Does it increase the frequency of Route 22, which is desperately needed now that 22 is way beyond standing-room-only at rush hour? Nope. Does it restore service to my neighborhood which was lost in 2006? Nope. The ONLY thing it does for the Northwest quarter of town is an increase in Saturday service
on 33, which is unnecessary and silly. 33 is nearly empty on weekends except for a couple weeks before Christmas when the Jap girls from Mukogawa use 33 to shop at Northtown.
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If STA wanted
to learn a different way of structuring proposals and persuading the public, I've already given them a hint.
Needless to say, they don't want to learn. They only want to keep whoring after rich COOOOOOOOOL fuckheads WHO WILL NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER RIDE THE FUCKING BUS NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU ADVERTISE AND PERSUADE
. Will STA ever settle down and PLOW THEIR OWN SOIL, no matter how uncool and smelly the soil is? No. Even so, good old Compensation
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