Saturday, June 29, 2013
Don't know if you've been following the financial markets recently but, according to reports in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and elsewhere, the days of easy money that states, cities, and counties can borrow to finance projects like Chris Zimmerman's Pike trolley folly and Jay Fisette's Aquasphere are at an end.
Interest rates are increasing and the bond markets are in steep decline. Bond prices have plunged precipitously in recent weeks sending interest rates soaring. In recent weeks there's been a flood of bond sales.
Hardest hit will be municipalities like Arlington, which are near their debt limits, in Arlington's case because of heavy borrowing for the County Board's and School Board's vanity projects, like Jay Fisette's Aquasphere and new high schools where bond money goes for extravagant sports, entertainment, and recreation facilities. Arlington will have no choice but to pay significantly more to borrow for future necessary public infrastructure, like water and sewer projects, and Chris Zimmerman's vanity Pike streetcar.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Sorry to see the 'biketards' get away with so much bad behavior in Arlington. Here's the Portland Police Department's recent training video about streetcar-bicycle-motorist-pedestrian traffic ordinance enforcement. Hope it helps.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
You won't see this on AVN, AIM, or in the PR drivel handed to the local media by the County Manager's office and printed as "news", but at least a dozen traffic accidents and several pedestrian injuries have already occurred this year, caused by Jay Fisette's biketard friends and allies while bicycling recklessly and/or RWI.
Jay has prevailed on the Arlington police to completely ignore any and all reckless bicycling. Arlington police are well-aware that as many as 10% of the people riding bicycles in the evening and on weekends may be riding under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and many have lost their driver's licenses as the result of DWI convictions.
Of course, if some biketard runs a stop sign at high speed and hits your motor vehicle, YOU are in big trouble with the police. That's the Arlington Way in the second decade of the 21st Century. Stay tuned for worse to come.