You know Flori-duh… the only way to get elected there is to screech about God, Guns, and Gays.
Rick Scott, the latest visionary to serve as Governor of America’s Wang, just said “no thanks” to $2.4 billion in federal funds to start Florida’s high-speed rail project. The GOP doesn’t like projects that threaten the profits of our Saudi overlords.
Republican C.C. “Doc” Dockery, former chairman of the Florida High Speed Rail Commission, told the Tampa Tribune that today was “a great day for the citizens of California, who will be getting billions of dollars that Florida didn’t want and the thousands of jobs that come with the money.”(source)
Of course, I’ll agree that high speed rail from Tampa to Orlando isn’t exactly high on the list of smart ideas. So if you take the train from Tampa to Orlando, what the hell do you do then? Walk? Not like there’s any real public transportation in either city.
Hey, go get your Irony Meter…. Dockery’s wife, Paula Dockery, represents the Lakeland area — which is otherwise known as Methlabistan. When the State of Flori-duh was ready to put in a real, working, viable commuter rail project in the Orlando area, its chief opponent was … wait for it…. Paula Dockery. (source)
As someone who escaped Flori-duh for the West… thanks for the money, Flori-duh!