Trains

Keith Olbermann says Scott Walker cut off his nose to spite his face: Wisconsin high-speed rail rejection

Wisconsinites already know too, too much about this story. It’s not a fun video to watch. Seeing Keith Olbermann laughing about our Tea Party Governor-Elect Scott Walker confirms that I live in a laughingstock red state. He shows footage of Ohio Governor-Elect Kasich boldy fabricating, saying the train in Ohio would run at 39 mph. Olbermann more »

Millions yanked away from a Wisconsin fool by a man with a spine: Ray LaHood

High-speed rail money “taken”? Removed as an act of “political retribution”?  Some say tomato and others, tomaaato. I offer one more verb: “yanked”. Progressives, it is a different day, same shit. Your opposition makes things up. Thusly, why not “yanked”? And yanked by a man showing some spine. My tweet last Friday: @bluecheddar1 Note to the more »

Clock runs out on Wisconsin high-speed rail money.

[When done reading, stop here & joing today’s open rant] Just this morning I learned that Gary Grunau was pulling together Milwaukee businesses to fight for Wisconsin’s train by December 15th. I thought, “About time!” Apparently “about time” was not in time. Today first an AP leak came out and then the formal announcement: Wisconsin’s more »

Grab bag of blogging, Dec 1: High-speed rail | Republican recipes | NYTimes studies Palin | Die already, DADT | Melee at Isthmus

What’s up with Wisconsin’s rail?: This haunts me. Madison’s Mayor and Common Council President Mark Clear have told the city’s Economic Development Committee to keep its mouth shut and let the mayor diplomatically broach the subject of high-speed rail with Gov-Elect Scott Walker.  And by “diplomatically broach” I mean wait around for Scott Walker to meet more »

Pass the turkey, you LIBRUL

I am not with my sister & brothers & mom this Thanksgiving. So I won’t have to face my brother M. as he gloats about Wisconsin’s DOA passenger train and his expanding opportunities to legally kill wild creatures. Of my three siblings, M. enjoys teasing the most. I forgive him, because he is family and more »

What’s next? Wisconsin high-speed rail updates November 24

What next? Good question. Wisconsin had 7 pro-rail rallies Saturday and a Talgo vigil in Milwaukee last night. Meanwhile our Governor-Elect Walker has not budged. Here are 2 actions that take it local: Eau Claire City Council sent its own pro-rail message to Walker. Appleton public library is hosting a pro-train forum scheduled for December 2nd. Plus more »

Coverage of Wisconsin Save the Train rallies for high-speed rail: Madison, Milwaukee, Watertown, Eau Claire, Oshkosh, La Crosse

My collection of coverage of Saturday November 20th’s statewide rallies to Save the Train. My rally attendance numbers are from articles, tweets, and blog posts. Let me know if you find an article/blog post/video/photo album to add. These rallies were sponsored by Sierra Club. MADISON: I’ve heard these numbers: 300, 500, and 1,000 “My brother more »

Summing up the Watertown Save the Train Rally

Wow. The Watertown Save the Train rally for high-speed rail. 125 people in the parking lot of a shuttered Pick N Save grocery store, us all shivering a little but at least under a sunny sky. No microphones or bullhorns. Just Mayor Ron Krueger – who everybody seems to really like, by the way – more »

Scott Walker and high speed rail: This is why Wisconsin can’t have nice things. Or jobs.

New Development immediately after I posted this: Sensenbrenner, Petri, and Ryan conduct worthless stunt: legislation to return $810 million in rail $ Walker needs to eat crow and support our high speed rail plan as originally crafted, and FAST. Or he’ll have to change his notrain.com site to nojobs.com. Scott Walker, Gov-Elect, has consistently campaigned on more »

Doyle calls Walker’s bluff on high-speed rail.

Yesterday news got out that Governor Doyle hit the pause button on the high-speed rail project in Wisconsin. I agree with Brew City Brawler. This amounts to Doyle calling Governor-Elect Scott Walker’s bluff. But the first person I saw to call this one was @maryb1161 of blog Mary’s World who tweeted at 10:07 last night: more »