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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Ho, ho, no

Have you ever seen a better image of a man who is clueless on how to lighten up? And can we assume the picture is a PhotoShop product?

Some thoughts and reflections upon returning to the world (sort of):
  • Why did the MBTA feel the need to place bus shelters on the newly re-opened busway in Kenmore Square? Is it because the $32 million project features a canopy that may (stress may) look nice but is incapable of keeping riders dry when the rain and snow trickles in between the glass plates?
  • Are the baggage handlers at Logan among the slowest on the face of the planet? And even if they aren't, how hard is it to post which planes bags are arriving on which carousel?
  • We may be witnessing the incredibly shrinking Globe and Herald, but the Richmond Times-Dispatch makes BostonNow look like the New York Times.
  • I think Myth Romney got more than coal in his stocking. Not only do the Globe and Herald endorse John McCain (getting both endorsements national attention) but the Concord Monitor and the Union Leader go out of there way to trash the guy. When was the last time the Globe and the Union Leader agreed on anything?
  • And if you think I'm too grumpy right after Christmas, this news out of Pakistan is enough to make me break out in a cold sweat.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


It's par for the course. Have you seen the Silver Line Bus Shelters^w Sculptures?

December 28, 2007 11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its nice to see that people that have no idea what they are talking about now get published on Boston.com. The digital age at its best.

December 28, 2007 11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an idiotic Website. An outraged liberal? OMG, I've now seen it all... Lemme guess, student or non-worker?

December 28, 2007 12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow you are one clueless tool.

December 28, 2007 5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Create your own website and get off this one! Take a few hits of reality while you're at it!

December 28, 2007 6:46 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

Anon 11:42 -- I haven't had the "pleasure" of the Silver Line Sculptures. I'll try to check it out -- when it's not raining or snowing.

Happy holidays to you too!

December 29, 2007 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow.. why are all these anonymous people being so nasty? And what's so hard to believe about an Outraged Liberal? 8 years of G.W. (and 4 of Romney here in Mass) the entire world should be outraged!

December 29, 2007 12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA HA. A liberal surprised that an MBTA project is over-budget and off schedule. I'm shocked, shocked to find out the government cannot run things efficiently! Next thing you'll discover is that the Mass. Turnpike has already been paid for.

Oh, but the government has such "good" intentions. Can't we just let them run our entire Health Care system too?

December 29, 2007 3:06 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

Thanks Robert.

Anon 3:06 -- No, I'm not surprised that the MBTA -- which actually was a somewhat reliable service under liberal Democrat Mike Dukakis -- has fallen totally apart under the neglect that marks conservative Republicans like Bill Weld, Paul Cellucci, Jane Swift and Mitt Romney. It is being run by GOP hack Dan Grabauskas after all.

Nor am I surprised that the Big Dig was not on time and over budget under the less than watchful eyes of people like Jim Kerasiotes and Matt Amorello.

Government can accomplish things as long as its not run for cronies -- for example Dick Cheney and Halliburton.

With the Romney impact on health care reform (letting business out of paying its fair share for its employees) it is in a heap of trouble too.

December 29, 2007 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh the humorous response!

Yes, the $32 million dollar false canopy project was the result of years of "mental" anguish against the MBTA due to various Republicans who sat in that Beacon Hill corner office getting every veto overridden against 4-1 Democratic majorities.

And the Big Dig, poster child for grand hack Tip O'Neil, also no doubt suffered because Democrats were not allowed to run it with impunity.

No, it's not that government is inherently inefficient, it's just that all these great government projects never had unilateral Liberal rulers from start to finish!

HA HA. Do you also do stand-up? I really think you missed your calling.

December 30, 2007 2:13 AM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

Sorry Anon, try again. The quasi-independent authorities like the MBTA and the Turnpike Authority are controlled by governors, not the Legislature.

Dan Grabauskas has been a good (or bad) foot soldier back to Weld's day. Frankly one of Deval Patrick's biggest mistakes is not trying to move him out the way he did with Steve Tocco.

The Big Dig was definitely a Democratic vision to deal with the horror of the Central Artery. It was screwed up by Kerasiotes, Natsios and Amorello, GOP-all.

Sorry if you find facts humorous. Happy New Year.

December 30, 2007 7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work Outraged Liberal! Hopefully all these right wingers will follow Romney out of town when he returns to Michigan/Salt Lake City after he gets pounced in the primaries. What's good for business is not always good for people. GW destroyed this country and Romney would do worse!

December 30, 2007 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Dukakis?? Thanks for showing a liberal will never learn a thing about what works and what does not. Not even decades latter! How about some solutions for today?Don't have any, than step aside and let the republicans lead. Like it or not that is why they get elected to state and national office.

December 30, 2007 4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Mass Liberal needs to go back to English 101. I can't believe Boston.com "goes out of THEIR way" to let this person post. So much for any hope of credibility, ML.

December 31, 2007 8:21 AM  

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