Sunday, September 25, 2005

wake up mayor..time to give the people what they want!

now, until two weeks ago i wouldn't have known a single thing about this, nor would i have cared at all.

but since my trip to redmond, wa...and having spent a very brief amount of time in seattle while out that way...hearing today about the political machinations to kill the seattle monorail project totally bums me out.

i've been a monorail fan for a loooong time, ever since riding one as a kid
in the late late 70s at disneyworld.

i can still remember being totally enthralled by the ride, especially the first time we went right fracking through the contemporary resort!

still gives me chills thinking about it.

elevated transit systems simply kick the ass of buried transit systems.

at least, they do in happyfunboyland.

the current seattle monorail, which has been around since 1962, runs a pretty simple route from seattle center to the westlake center mall downtown.

but besides being quite handy, reasonably priced, fast, and quiet...well, it's just fracking cool!

absolutely no downside to that, in the opinion of this happyfutureboy.

in fact, i'd say we all could do with a good many more things that are cool in our lives.

so...in that regard, let me pass on a link to some folks who are pro-monorail out there in seattle. it'd be great if visitors to the funcave showed them some support...even if it's nothing more than dropping them an encouraging message via e-mail, or leaving a comment at their blog-quarters about this issue.

2045 Seattle Says Build Our Monoral!important to keep in mind that projects like this often serve as role models for other cities. but even if smp never spawns initiatives anywhere else...the simple fact remains that the elected officials in seattle are obviously, blatantly, ignoring the stated will of the people.

that's what your friendly neighborhood happyvoterboy calls a bfp, or big fracking problem.

'nuff said.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Christian said...

Actually, slashdot only got half the story. The city can't shut it down. The people created the project and we'll be voting on it again in November whether to build it or kill it. The build it faction is over at 2045 Seattle

3:45 PM  
Blogger happyfunboy said...

thanks for the update, and the info link!

i'll update this blog post to better reflect the whole situation.

4:12 PM  

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