Wednesday, August 01, 2007

How Long Will It Be...

until the conspiracies and political finger-pointing begin?

  • Governor Pawlenty vetoed a transportation funding bill from the Democrat-controlled legislature that was ridiculously expensive and wasteful. He'll be blamed.

  • There were (until this afternoon) ongoing discussions about expanding our useless light-rail system across this bridge. Minnesota Republicans have been fighting the light-rail system for 40 years. It doesn't make sense in this city where everybody drives everywhere. It'll turn into a mini-version of the 9/11 conspiracy theories: somebody brought the bridge down to discredit and show the folly of the light-rail proposals.

  • Terrorists blew the bridge up but the Bush administration is covering it up.

  • Bush is letting our infrastructure crumble so that he can pay for his illegal war in Iraq.

  • If we had more light-rail in this city, all of those cars wouldn't have been on the bridge
  • All of this and more is what we can expect from the loony-Left. It's coming. They can't help themselves anymore. Coming up with "unique" conspiracy theories is a badge of honor for these people now. It's what passes for deep thinking on the Left. It doesn't have to be fact-based, it just has to be complicated enough to make them actually use a tiny bit of what passes for logic amongst the Lefties. Remember: these are the people who can't grasp the concept of paying people not to work and then wondering why we have poor people who don't want to work.

    When I was a younger man, we used to have parties on the riverbank under this bridge. It's a big bridge. Here are a few pertinent facts.

  • The news reports are saying that it handles 140,000 vehicles a day. I believe it.
  • The news reports say that it was only 60 feet high. I don't believe that. In the middle of the river it had to be over 100 feet high.
  • This bridge is (was) a few blocks from the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome where the Vikings and the Twins play ball.
  • This bridge is (was) the main North/South highway through Minneapolis. It's gone. There is no longer any easy way through the city. This is going to screw up traffic in this city for years.

  • It would be nice if the Left in this state didn't try to use this disaster to their political advantage. But they will. It's who they are and what they do. They are power-hungry little Socialist toadies for whom the end justifies the means. And, if using tragedy to advance their political agenda is what it takes, they'll have no qualms about that.

    You can watch for the finger-pointing in the most Socialist newspaper in the country, bar none (including the New York Times): The Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

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