KFI’s John & Ken discuss ‘Browndoggle’ with CWD’s Chris Reed

March 16. 2013

john-and-ken-155x155In an interview with CalWatchdog contributor Chris Reed, KFI 640 AM’s John and Ken discussed the fiasco that is the California bullet-train project, which they call the “Browndoggle.”

The interview begins at the 5:35 p.m. point of their Friday show — about halfway through this podcast.

It focused on topics familiar to Cal Watchdog readers.

— The implications of federal belt-tightening for future funding from Congress.

— The indifference of state and federal regulators and legislators to the ways the California High-Speed Rail Authority is breaking not just promises but laws.

— The unrealistic hopes that the Obama administration has raised for state bullet-train fans about the prospects for massive new federal funding.

— The ideological cheerleading for the bullet train that one often sees on the pages of the state’s biggest newspapers.




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  1. Hank
    Hank 16 March, 2013, 16:05

    Step back from thinking about a train. A train takes land, lots of it. Ours goes through the rich farmland and oil reserves. Now the Dem’s control the show and they want to “reform” CEQA? How did the transcontinental railroad get financing? What became of the one square mile land trade off ?
    First thing, “secure” the land then if there are delays the land has transferred to our bettors. Take the veil from your eyes! The greenies will be thrown a bone to shut up, and the balance is taken by the usual suspects.

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  2. us citizen
    us citizen 16 March, 2013, 17:45

    I thought this thing was going to be stopped by the phoney sequester scare.

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