today’s train wreck


…Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sent a letter to the California High-Speed Rail Authority, informing it that it was terminating its agreement with the state and therefore would refuse to provide the state with $928,620,000 allocated to the high-speed rail project



  1. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 19, 2019 at 9:49 pm |

    How about the other ~ $2 billion of Fed (non-California taxpayer) money they squandered and siphoned off to Friends of Moonbeam?

  2. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted February 19, 2019 at 10:23 pm |

    Guess what else? I didn’t realize that this was money allocated from Obama’s “The Stimulus”. Newsome is all like it’s Trump’s money and he’s sticking it to him.

  3. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted February 19, 2019 at 10:37 pm |

    It’s borrowed.
    Your descendants will be paying the interest forever.

  4. OldFert
    Posted February 20, 2019 at 8:28 pm |

    Wait a tiny bit, send the strongly worded letters, then go to court, have California declared in arrears, arrest Newsome for failure to pay bills.
    Have IRS garnish his wages, along with Moonbeam’s and all of the legislature.

  5. staghounds
    Posted February 21, 2019 at 10:08 am |

    It’s not waste, because someone got the money.