Saturday, December 15, 2007

Berg Backs North Coast Rail

Not Patty Berg. Sid Berg, one of our local union guys.

You have to give the rail supporters credit for their never say die attitude, but I suppose it shouldn't come as any surprise Sid would support getting the rail lines up and running again. It would be beneficial both to him and at least some of his union members if work on rail restoration actually took place.

It's kind of like Sid equating getting the rail lines up and running to the project to land a man on the moon back in the sixties. Yep, it worked. I'm sure we can even count on some technology gains as a result of that project, although I'm not sure the lunar project got our economy going as Berg suggests.

Truth be told, I suspect that those who gained the most as a result of our landing on the moon were the ones who were working on it, just as it seems will be the case if the railroad restoration project finally comes to pass.

Still, nice to see yet another person come forward and challenge what seems to be the majority opinion around here.


At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Berg fails to mention is that the (Prop. 1B) 2 Billion is ear marked for "goods movement through major gateways". Humboldt Bay is not identified as one of those.

At 3:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right, Fred. The space mission mostly benefitted people down here on earth, not the moon-men who deserved our help. Damn government boondoggles anyway!

Hey, wait! Didn't computer technology come to us as a result of the Space Race? Maybe all those dollars weren't wasted, after all.


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