Tuesday Open Thread: LAX $11 Billion Boondoggle Lives
Specifically, we need to move some runways on the north side of the airport farther apart. That's our reason, and we really mean it -- not like when we needed to spend the money to increase capacity, or when we instead needed a separate check-facility due to terrorists. This time we geniuinely, seriously need to spend the money, or planes will continue to collide in fireballs the way they . . . well, they haven't actually collided, but it could happen. So let us spend the damn billions already.
Oh, and by the way: 423 people murdered in L.A. so far this year. (http://www.lapdonline.org/assets/pdf/cityprof.pdf) But really, the priority for saving lives is to spend those billions moving a runway. Why waste public funds on a low-probability bet like actually having more police in neighborhoods, when you can instead pour a mess of concrete and condemn a few more homes?
You know how to blog, don't you? You just put your fingers together -- with the keyboard -- and type.
TODAY'S CARTOON: ATOMIC DOG PARK.