June 29, 2005
Monorail keeps making stuff up
KING 5 reports that "Monorail ad numbers flawed"
The Seattle Monorail Project admitted Wednesday that numbers it published in a full-page newspaper ad in defense of its controversial financing plan are wrong.
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at June 29, 2005
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1. Has it occured to anyone that the close election on the monorail that took many, many days to determine was "handled" the same way as the recent Governor's election?
"Natasha Jones, refused any on camera interviews Wednesday, saying the monorail's staff is not responsible for the numbers it published in the ad."
She then accused the GOP of a smear campaign, not unlike the recent Chelan County law suit and beat a hasty retreat!!!
3. even the ed board at the daily newspaper at the uw came out against the monorail... is anyone for it anymore?
Off subject, but I have been banned from HA it seems for supporting the repeal of the gas tax, and posing intelligent opposition.
Interesting how he says he "supports" the coming together with diverse opinions, guess I should have read the fine print*.
*Goldy loves diversity in thought just as long as it doesn't wander off the path of what he considers to be reality**
**Goldy is not responsible for his somewhat largely skewed view of reality. By entering his site you are voluntarily subjecting yourself to liberal psycho-babble, absolute pointless one sided conversations in support of higher taxes, larger infant mortality rates, and socialist media propiganda. Consider yourself warned.
So, is SMP going to print a retraction? HA, HA, HA!
They say that changes in the bond market in just a few days reduced the interest cost by $2.3B. If we wait a couple more days, the cost will be down to nothing. Or it'll be $16B.
The Seattle Monorail supporters were SOOOOO depending on those full page ads to try to turn the tide on their failing public support!!!
Now....Why couldn't this type of budget funding error be disclosed on the Sound Transit nonsense? We all know those figures are false! Where is the media on that one?
It's OK Adriel - I did a preemptive self-ban after taking one look (smell) of the joint!
It's definitely weird when the staff is loonier than the visitors.....
8. No surprise there!
I need help, can anyone tell me of a web site that would contain the 2005 voiding records for the State reps from the 44th district. I have looked everywhere I think?
Rep. HANS DUNSHEE (D)
Rep. JOHN LOVICK (D)
and the 44th district state senator.
Sen. DAVE SCHMIDT (D)
Thank you, 4pawz
Please tell me you want their VOTING records, and not their VOIDING records. Please Please Please!
"$11 billion is a big number," said Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, "butt I'm a big guy." I'm taking a second look,
"I want to see it built, but I also want to make sure that the financial plan is one that makes sense," he said.
"$14 billion or $11 billion -- Got a coin?"
By the way, I'm proud to say that I'm banned from Horsesass and I have never commented at the site.
Works for me.
12. I saw that report tonight. I love Robert Mak.
Danny….. Whoops (I got to stop typing so fast with both fingers).
Yes I mean voting records., but it would be nice to void a few Dem. votes now and then.
Any help tracking down their voting records is appreciated.
14. My brother and I were comparing the "quality" of state and local governments between WA and NJ, where he lives. We think we have it figured out. NJ is corrupt, mob-infested, and completely fine with it. WA is, unfortunately, run by way too many people who are not that bright. (did I say that in a kind enough way so no liberal feelings get hurt?)
Deep Thoughts by Joel Horn:
A full page ad? Gee that only costs $1700. That shouldn't bother anyone in Seattle. It's more than most people take home in a week or 2, but I know what's best for the money. If the stupid tax payers had it they might foolishly spend it on food, clothes, a 529 for their kids college or even spend it to take the bus. Instead I have it to spend on ads and cool artist/graphic renditions of a monorail going over I-5 that will NEVER happen. Then I can say, look Mom I'm not a dumbass...my monorail works.
Well you see, $1700 is not a lot of money...it's just a pizza a week for three years, if you consider the future cost of pizza discounted to today's dollars...it also includes the electricity to run the cash register, as well as the help...
...and extra anchovies...did I mention extra anchovies?
It's Just $ -
you're right on. The "ad" itself is the real problem, not just the errors contained therein. The fact that these leeches have been taking salaries all this time, then meet to determine that they need to take out a newspaper ad, and all with taxpayer $ ? How can this be? Who would continue to pay them a salary?
The second definition, under 'verb, transitive' of leech: To drain the essence or exhaust the resources of.
Not 'flawed numbers.' They are innocent oversights. Not 'illegal votes.' They are 'undocumented' votes. Not 'incompetent election workers.' They are career path challenged and need more counseling. Not a CAO 'land confiscation.' It's sensible natural resource redirection for the public good.
It's not a useless, overpaid monorail department and staff. It's a forward thinking group of hard working folk just like me & you. Those are not teats on a bull, they are multi-gendered flexibility and enhanced dairy production features that should command a premium price in the market.
19. This seems to be "trash Joel Horn week", so let's keep it going. His career path has been to take a high salary from other people's money. Name a project under his watch that has succeeded. He is the emporer's tailor and marketing department, all wrapped up in one. His publicist used to always be his wife . . . I believe she worked for Seattle Times. All kinds of glowing articles about his project de jour were always appearing in the paper. Don't know if he still has a wife or where she works, but I'm sure somebody out there does.
It's not just that the SMP shitheads have been taking salaries and buy advertising, but they have run up debt doing it. Even if the SMP were scrapped tomorrow, we would need to pay debt for another 4 years just to pay off their bad spending habits!
Horn ought to be run out of Seattle on a rail.
You do that *too* well......
22. The SMP is lying scum. And Seattle will lap it up because they will believe anything that high-minded liberal shitbags say.