Josh telling the journalism world about fairness and accuracy.
Now that's satire.
I've been writing all manner of bitchy letters to local editors asking them to please remove their heads from their asses regarding the surface option. No such luck.
I meet your stinging commentary with this stinging rejoinder:
Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand
Jesus freaks out in the street
Handing tickets out for God
Turning back she just laughs
The boulevard is not that bad
Piano man he makes his stand
In the auditorium
Looking on she sings the songs
The words she knows, the tune she hums
But oh how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you and you can't hear me
When I say softly, slowly
Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
you had a busy day today
thanks. this is a major piece of the story which the PI got wrong. the daily papers' blackout on the surface-transit option is bad journalism and the PI needs to issue a correction.
Josh, come on - it's entirely possible to be a "tunnel supporter" AND support "checking out the surface/transit option." One problem with the Stranger's reporting on this issue is that your paper often attacks those with this position as being Nickels toadies. So try some complete & accurate reporting yourself.
Damn, Josh, now you got that song stuck in my head.
Yes, it's possible, but I called Sims's office and guess what: He's not a tunnel supporter.
Feit, why should we suspect you didn't bother asking Sims if he would support a cable stayed bridge?
Sound off, people.
#8, because that suspension bridge across the bay shit is kooky-nutso!!! That is one option that has NEVER been on the table, except maybe the kitchen table of some wacky engineer! Umm....
Nothing like a well reasoned and explained position, Grant. Didn't you once want to be a Seattle city council member?
Just for your edification, it is not a suspension bridge, Grant, It is a cable stayed bridge. There is about a $5 billion difference.
It's all about the greenbacks. Even the Sierra Club is afraid to be Real and Green and diss the tunnel, even though they really want the Surface Plus Transit option. More concerned with upsetting the Seattle council than the freight train wreck coming down the pike.
oh, and @11 - depends on the footings and the clearances and the soils for the footings and the impact on deep see cargo unloading. but it would make a nice suicide platform ...
That's neat. Hey Ron, how's that bus system working? Planning on rolling out a bunch of new routes along the viaduct corridor to offset its forthcoming loss?
Oh, not really? Okay then. Keep talking trash, then. You fit in great here.
Maybe the voters are smarter than we think.
The footings and clearances also depend on the design and materials....which as you cite are dependent on soil's....interestingly new types of deck framing are being made from composite materials which would significantly reduce the size of footings. Check out what is going on
around the world:
Cargo unloading shouldn't be an issue. In the worse case, it is one of the reasons we utilize tug boats.
I am surprised Mudede hasn't reviewed cable stayed bridge designs. I suspect
he would find them fascinating.
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