As a taxpayer...
wasnt the pan ams supposed to get us infrastructure?We're not going to get that. The Olympics are a slam dunk way to get transit that's needed and effective. It works. It convinces the Federal government to actually open the pocketbook. And we'd probably get something functional like the downtown relief line. It would force politicians to look at bottlenecks and safety issues in the system.
hilarious words in this post:
sugar rush of patriotic nihilism
fetid tide of financial obscurantism
the middle class is wigging out
defeated and pliant
lighting cars on fire