OK, I don't post here very much, so I'm not going to continually get involved in how the board is run, but with all due respect I do not understand how Caveat Emptor's streetcar thread is permissible.
Looks like the Cincinnati Streetcar is finally getting sidetracked for good. Good riddance.
The street car is probably one the most controversial issues in Cincinnati right now. CE is stating his opinion about it. This is a more blatant example of what I mentioned earlier. Someone has posted a thread about a controversial issue, and clearly has an opinion that they want to advance.
This would be very frustrating to me if I was supporter of the street car. How could I respond to this? As I said earlier, I either have to let it go unrebutted, or engage in a political discussion. It seems to me that, if this is so, the thread was political from the beginning.
I am not in the business of trying to get threads closed down, so I won't make any more posts on this topic that refer to specific threads.
Fortunately for me, I think CE is 100% right on this issue, so no skin off my back.
EDITED TO ADD: If there's any doubt that the post was political, I refer you to the article
that CE linked to.
The following Individuals are quoted or mentioned in the article: Charlie Winburn; Todd Portune; Ken Prendergas (executive director of a passenger rail advocacy group); Chris Finney (one of the streetcar's vocal opponents); John Kasich; Jerry Wray (Kasich's transportation director ); William Brennan of Toledo; Sen. Shannon Jones, R-Springboro; Sen. Bill Seitz, R-Green Township; Councilman Chris Bortz; Councilman Wayne Lippert; and Ronald Reagan. In other words, this is an article about politicians, and political figures, and their opinions on a political issues.
(Note, including Ronald Reagan was a joke. There was a traffic report about Ronald Reagan Highway at the bottom.)