California still hasn’t bought land for bullet train route. “Construction is supposed to start in July.” Damn landowners… China has the right idea. Hey, how ’bout a song? Train, train, train! Train of fools!

train, train, train, train of fools!

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January 28, 2013 12:12 pm

Of course not. They are waiting for the price of land to rise.

January 28, 2013 12:22 pm

I’m pretty deep in debt, and I don’t have much money coming in…

…so I think what would really help me is if I went DEEPER into debt by buying a car like this!

That’s California logic, folks!

January 28, 2013 12:38 pm

Well hell RKae, I am just this side of poverty stricken, think I will buy 2.

February 1, 2013 2:47 pm

I am tired of renting so even though I don’t have any downpayment and only $1000 a month in income, I think I’ll buy myself a ranch in the country and hire a worker or two to help me with the heavy chores. I could be rich in a year!

January 28, 2013 1:00 pm

The California Bullet Train: For those times when air travel is just TOO fast and inexpensive.*

*(TM Cal. Rail Authority)

January 28, 2013 1:01 pm

I hope a good number of the farmers along the route know how to fight public domain claims. It’s not that difficult. Then again, since they’re not allowed to have water to farm the land, maybe selling some of it for the train to nowhere will keep them solvent for a few extra days.

January 28, 2013 1:29 pm

Instead of a bullet train, how about a bullet to the head of the guy that thought of it.

February 1, 2013 2:48 pm

And everyone in the legislature that supported it

Not so silent
January 28, 2013 1:33 pm

Purchasing land first would require common sense and forethought, neither one will have anything to do with a liberal. Remember this is like the Egyptian Pyramids, nothing more than a monument to Governor Moonbeam and his extremely large ego. He wants to be like Daddy (Pat Brown) who built highways and water projects as his Pyramid. They both should be enshrined in the Salton Sea, a dead, salty, stinky, inland lake cause by a failure of another democrat’s water project. Perhaps like Easter Island, we can have giant statutes of both of them in the middle of the lake.

January 29, 2013 9:28 am

The Salton Sea might reek, but it would only get worse by putting something Brown in it.

I’ll be driving past it tomorrow afternoon, I’ll give it a salute for you as I go by.

Not so silent
January 29, 2013 11:56 am


January 28, 2013 1:49 pm

If you look at the Tokyo-Kyoto HSR, what’s the most notable thing?

It’s flat. There isn’t a curve or a bump on the entire length of track.
Good luck with that in California.

January 28, 2013 1:56 pm

It’s OK, they will just slow down the train for the curves and bumps.

Jim Stewart
January 28, 2013 2:07 pm

The only people getting railroaded are the taxpayers and the landowners.

January 28, 2013 4:09 pm

When I lived in SE Alaska (on an island) we had two modes of transportation to civilization: The Alaska Marine Highway (boats), or Alaska Airlines. I believe it was in 1982 or ’83 that Boeing and politicians from towns around SE Alaska got together to see about using their Jetfoil as an alternative to getting around the islands. These were the same hydrofoils they use in the Seattle/Puget Sound area. They would have been priced in between air or water travel, and proposed tickets didn’t seem that reasonable at the time, and the people didn’t go for it. My girlfriend at the time did get two tickets to take a test ride on one, and it was quite an impressive craft, but no one wanted it besides those that know better than us how we should live our lives.

Progressive Hemrrhoid
January 28, 2013 4:18 pm

Can we say over budget and behind schedule? The whole boondoggle is beginning to remind me of something out of Blazing Saddles, dipshit Governor included.

February 1, 2013 2:50 pm

“Hello, Boys!”

January 28, 2013 7:33 pm

This will end up being the never-ending construction project. It will only benefit unions and slime bag politicians. The rest of us will get bent over the rails

January 28, 2013 11:05 pm

“Never ending construction project”… Well they’re all communists in California anyway, why not emulate the Chinese?

Old Goat
January 29, 2013 2:29 am
January 29, 2013 4:22 am

“London must always be able to suck people out of the provinces as quickly and efficiently as possible.

That sounds kinda gay.