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

by CalWatchdog Staff | March 16, 2013 6:30 am

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[1].

It focused on topics familiar to Cal Watchdog readers.

— The implications of federal belt-tightening[2] 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[3].

— The unrealistic hopes that the Obama administration has raised[4] for state bullet-train fans about the prospects for massive new federal funding.

— The ideological cheerleading[5] for the bullet train that one often sees on the pages of the state’s biggest newspapers.



  1. this podcast: http://www.kfiam640.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?more_page=1&podcast=JohnandKen&selected_podcast=JK0315135P_1363398654_12691.mp3
  2. federal belt-tightening: http://www.calwatchdog.com/2013/03/10/did-the-bullet-train-die-in-sequester-fallout-maybe-hallelujah/
  3. not just promises but laws: http://www.calwatchdog.com/2013/01/28/ca-bullet-train-crashes-through-federal-state-safeguards/
  4. Obama administration has raised: http://www.calwatchdog.com/2012/12/09/bullet-train-boondoggle-yields-a-cabinet-level-delusion/
  5. ideological cheerleading: http://www.calwatchdog.com/2012/10/22/bullet-train-propagcalifornias-media-unlike-chinas-dont-have-to-be-ordered-to-supply-bullet-train-propaganda/

Source URL: https://calwatchdog.com/2013/03/16/kfis-john-ken-discuss-browndoggle-with-cwds-chris-reed/