If I never hear about trains again it'll be too soon!
So far, 15 hours after I submitted the following post to the Save <whatever> message board/e-mail list, whoever reviews the items submitted for posting either hasn't gotten around to reviewing it or has deemed it too negative or controversial. Makes me wonder about just how strong the commitment to free expression is among the folks who administer that board/list.
I don't think that anyone is trying to argue that mass transit is
UNimportant. What many of us feel, however, it that it has usurped an
unreasonable percentage of Jeff's time. There absolutely are other
important issues facing both the state and federal governments right
now--issues that may spell life or death for Progressive ideals in the
US (getting the insurance companies out of the health-care business is
just one such). Jeff is giving those issues less attention than they
deserve so that he can spend a completely unreasonable amount of time
on "train talk." It is driving listeners away and conveying the
impression that Jeff has a personal agenda that is different from that
of most listeners. To borrow a, by now, shop-worn phrase, the
listeners need some transparency on what is driving Jeff's agenda and
why he seems so disconnected from the hot issues of interest to most
of his audience.