Sunday, November 18, 2012

Gummint "Brains". Oh, Yah

Good thing that Gummint folks are smarter than regular people, eh?

 New Jersey Transit's struggle to recover from Superstorm Sandy is being compounded by a pre-storm decision to park much of its equipment in two rail yards that forecasters predicted would flood, a move that resulted in damage to one-third of its locomotives and a quarter of its passenger cars.

That damage is likely to cost tens of millions of dollars and take many months to repair, a Reuters examination has found. 

And it wasn't the old crappy stuff they parked IN THE PATH OF THE FLOOD.  Nope:

 The Garden State's commuter railway parked critical equipment - including much of its newest and most expensive stock - at its low-lying main rail yard in Kearny just before the hurricane. It did so even though forecasters had released maps showing the wetland-surrounded area likely would be under water when Sandy's expected record storm surge hit. Other equipment was parked at its Hoboken terminal and rail yard, where flooding also was predicted and which has flooded before.

Here's a bet:  Chris Christie will be screaming his head off trying to get the replacement money from the Federal taxpayer.


Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

If we believe the electorate as a whole is stupid, how can we possibly believe some great wisdom can come from those we choose to govern us if they come from that same electorate?

Anonymous said...

Who's "we"? Please clarify.

And cannot people make their own choices as to who ought to govern? Are you suggesting that only those YOU deem to be "intelligent" ought to vote?

Tsk, tsk, tsk.