Letters to editor

Bullet train to nowhere

By From page A13 | February 05, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown’s vain train to Utopia to the tune of $68 billion (with a B), up and down the California’s Central Valley, is an exercise in stupidity with absolutely no redeeming value to it.

In the long run, who really wants to travel 200 mph just to get to LaLa Land? Not I, for sure! Don’t even get me started on those two “diversion” water tunnels under the Delta to send more of our precious water down south to their hot tubs, pools and car washes.

I do think that we need less-costly imagination and more adult supervision over in Sacramento. I put it to you.

Harry M. Short


Letter to the Editor


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  • The MisterFebruary 05, 2014 - 7:30 am

    Oh, there's plenty of reason there, Harry. Underneath the land where that bullet train is going is one of the largest shale oil fields in the world. It would make perfect sense that Jerry Brown will condemn the land under eminent domain and, in compliance with the Kelo decision, will sell the land to big oil interests OR will keep this oil from reaching the market (which is exactly what Bill Clinton did with the worlds second largest clean coal reserve in Utah by making it a "national park"). So, there is plenty of reason... and none of it has to do with you getting from one place to another rather quickly.

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  • SteveFebruary 05, 2014 - 8:42 am

    That's a new take on the subject.

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  • patrickFebruary 05, 2014 - 1:42 pm

    good point

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