Saturday, December 08, 2007

The world has stopped turning! The C-J gets it right in a couple of editorials!

Elizabeth, honey, we're comin' to join ya!

This week we've read not one, but two Courier-Journal editorial points on which we can agree.

The first is that the silly "8664" plan to tear down a major cross-country expressway and divert traffic onto other roads that may not be equipped to handle it, including one road that isn't even built yet, is just that -- silly.

The second is the C-J's statement that "(a)s usual, Kentucky Common Cause chairman Richard Beliles indulges in moralistic hyperbole..."

The "8664" proposal is, indeed, foolish. And Beliles has cried "wolf" so many times that it's hard to take him seriously anymore.

While it's nice to read a couple of rational statements in C-J editorials, we doubt seriously if that paper's editorial board is ever going to wise up and become conservative.


At 8:45 AM, December 10, 2007, Blogger Brad Ricca said...

I'm amazed how many people in this community call the unstudied 8664 concept, "silly". If KIPDA would actually run the numbers so we could make statements based on fact, we may then be able to say that 8664 is not feasible based on the data. Then again, we might realize it's not only a plan that can work, but makes much more sense than an expanded, 23-lane wide spaghetti junction. As a community can we remove emotional words from this dialogue and talk facts?


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