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Gavin Newsom Blows Green Wet Dreams to Smithereens

The Evening Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

This afternoon, California Governor Gavin Newsom kicked Jerry Brown’s great high-speed rail boondoggle to the sidelines, announcing a major scaling-back of the $100 billion Bankruptcy Express:

“Let’s level about the high-speed rail,” Newsom said. “Let’s be real, the current project as planned would cost too much and, respectfully, take too long. Right now, there simply isn’t a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to L.A. I wish there were.”

Oh.

But wait – what about this “Green New Deal”, and its pipedream promise to “build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary”? If we can’t build a single such line from “Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to L.A.”, what then of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s grand plans to connect apparently every significant city, town, village and dot-on-the-map with such lines in 10 short years?

The answer is obvious to anyone whose cranial synapses are firing, which apparently excludes all elected Democrats and everyone working at a major fake news media outlet like CNN.

It is important to remember that, about a decade ago, the initial estimated cost for Jerry Brown’s Boondoggle came in at $29 billion. As the years dragged on the estimates of course rose – as happens with any big-government socialist land grab. As Newsom pulls the plug on about 2/3rds of the thing, the current cost estimates are now in the $100 billion range and rising every day.

So when you see some talking head “expert” tossing out a Green New Deal cost of $40 trillion in today’s dollars, just remember that a decade from now that number will almost certainly have climbed well to the north of $120 trillion or so.

Gov. Newsom is a far, far leftist himself, and certainly didn’t mean to do it, but his announcement today well and truly put the leftist, fake green lie to any rational thoughts that AOC’s “Green New Deal” might ever be doable.

To quote Shakespeare, “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

That is all.

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4 thoughts on “Gavin Newsom Blows Green Wet Dreams to Smithereens

  1. David R. Graham - February 12, 2019

    No so fast. They’re just planning to shift the cost to the federal budget and carry on. Thus keeping part of the plan alive, so when they force the whole plan into the federal budget they will still have an active project to expand back to original plan. Never, ever, think that a leftist is bowing to reality. Doing that is unthinkable to a leftist. Newsom is just maneuvering to keep the boondoggle, nothing more.

  2. Jimmy MacAfee - February 12, 2019

    Newsom is refusing to return the $3.5 billion. RICO anyone?
    Need money for a Wall? I hear there’s around $3.5 billion floating around in the California wasteland. As for Bugs Bunny: she’s a “watermelon; green on the outside, red on the inside.” Ain’t they all!

    Well, besides all this, if you actually took Bugs’ silly ideas seriously, imagine the environmental damage that would be caused by the creation of the (thousands) of these high speed railroad monstrosities. Running railways through sensitive environmental regions, cris-crossing America every-which way. Dang she’s stupid.

  3. Jimmy MacAfee - February 12, 2019

    This is one of the most critical emails I’ve ever read;
    Please read and forward as far and wide as you can send it!

    Congress can’t find 5 billion for the Wall?
    How about this: Governor Gavin Newsom of California is cancelling a portion
    of the high speed railway; he’s not spending $3.5 billion of the money,
    but won’t return that $3.5 billion to the Treasury.
    Don’t believe me? It’s in the news.

    So how about him being charged with misappropriation of funds?
    RICO. And the money he refused to return, used for the Wall, instead?

    This is MY IDEA.
    I have emailed the President;
    I urge you to email your Congressman.

    We HAVE 3.5 billion, already earmarked for a project that isn’t going any further;
    It needs to go to Wall construction, or back to the taxpayers.

    Jim McFarland

  4. alonzo1956 - February 12, 2019

    I am so happy that they cancelled Moonbeam’s Monster today. It allows us to grab some decent dollars per mile as the cost of high speed rail. The tunneling through the mountain ranges would be immense and there would be a lot of it. Those pesky trains have cornering issues. It would likely be cheaper per mile across the barren stretches of Wyoming, and a good portion of the center of the country. It would most likely be more costly than a person would believe due to the differences in the local geography and wildlife. We would need all sorts of technology even in the wastelands. Could you imagine a 300 mph train full of people, coming across 40 Pronghorn Antelope standing on the track? How about 40 Roosevelt Elk. A mass killing of both species would certainly occur, humans and either of the critters. We would have to eliminate the several potential hazards in one way or another. I doubt that $40 Trillion in todays dollars would build out any decent amount of track. $40 Trillion of debt is just a tad shy of $125,000 for every Man, Woman and Child in America today. Kinda boggles the mind doesn’t it? Frankly I am getting a little worried, because the 3 million twitter followers of AOC STILL grab at the fear factor of human extinction to promote the GND without any consideration in how to get it done. That is another indication of the failure of our educational system. Another good article David.

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