and Another Thing . . .

My earlier post was basically a rant about Hillary’s acceptance speech. I could have kept going but decided my readers had had enough in one bite.

If another presidential candidate announces he is going to fix the infra-structure I will puke on my keyboard rendering it useless forever. Last night, Hillary snuck in a phrase about creating jobs to rebuild infra-structure. So did Obama in two thousand eight, and again in two thousand twelve. (I’m sorry I had to spell out those numbers, but yesterday I fell asleep at my computer and knocked over a glass of flavored water drenching the desk and keyboard. Today the one, two, three, and the control key are not working.)

Back at the beginning of his first term Obama begged the all Democrat Congress for a trillion dollar stimulus package to keep the economy from collapsing. less than a year later he asked for another trillion, but only got $800,000,000. Remember shovel ready jobs? I am still looking for an accounting of where that money was spent. It is again my opinion that we could have replaced every bridge in America, built the wall across the border and a strung an EMI resistant modern electrical grid from shore to shore. Where did all that money go? It certainly didn’t build a wall, and it didn’t fix any bridges, and the grid is still declared vulnerable to EMI. One answer I get is that it went to bail out the banks. The Feds forced all the banks to take loans to keep the economy rolling. Later they leaked information the loans have all been paid back with interest. So where did the money go after it was repaid? Hillary is sure to ask for another trillion to fix things again while we drive on dangerous bridges and the unions get fatter, and fatter, and fatter.

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Thirty Miles Per Burger

Grumpa Joe Pulling Into the Job

Grumpa Joe Pulling Into the Job

In the last two days, I have heard how the government handling of federal highway funds is being squandered on things such as bicycle paths. I agree that we need safe bridges and good roads, but I disagree that we don’t need bike paths.

A bike rider has every right to share the road with drivers. He does carry the same responsibility as a driver and must obey the same laws. A bicycle is considered a vehicle the same as a car. Most drivers do not share this attitude, even though the laws clearly state the right. I know many avid cyclists who use a bicycle as a form of transportation. They ride to work,  take trips across states, and tour foreign countries; all on a bike. They use public highways when they ride. I also happen to live near a popular bicycle path called the Old Plank Road Trail. It is twenty miles long and connects six towns.  I walk the path regularly. I see hundreds of cyclists using the path daily. They range in age from eight to eighty. They feel safe on a path whereas they would never ride a bike on a busy public road. They get their exercise through the enjoyment of a linear park. 

Here is my argument. A bike path will keep  bicyclists off  public roads where sociopathic drivers love to score points for taking out cyclists. I have several personal experiences that I can share about how much love there is for a bicyclist by a driver.  A bicycle path promotes exercise, a much needed activity in this OBESE country. The logic would go this way:

A bike path promotes exercise,

Excercise helps maintain health

Therfore, a bicycle path helps maintain health.

With all the argument about the high cost of  health care, why pick on one thing that will help us maintain our health with a nominal investment?

Bike paths are infrastructure that don’t require as much maintenance as a highway. Thus, the money spent goes further than money spent on a federal highway.

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