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At Long Last, a Monorail for New York City?
New York Magazine ^ | June 19, 2013 at 3:54 PM | Matt Taylor

Posted on 06/20/2013 9:40:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Most of the city’s 2013 mayoral candidates came together to broach public-transportation issues in back-to-back forums at Baruch College in Manhattan on Wednesday. Anthony Weiner was there, looking very determined to come across as thoughtful and focused rather than bored (as the press corps has branded him at previous debates). But it was John Catsimatidis, the grocery-store baron and long-shot Republican hopeful, who made the biggest splash of the morning when he called for building a monorail alongside the Long Island Expressway.

“Not subway, ABOVE-way,” he said, dismissing the possibility of expanding the existing underground rail system as a pipe dream. He expressed a wish to see “monorails going down the middle of the streets,” in keeping with his role as the fearless ideas man in the field. …

(Excerpt) Read more at nymag.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: gopestablishment; gopnyc; johncatsimatidis; monorail; porkulus; rino; simpsons
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lol wut? This is porkier than what most Democrats come up with.
1 posted on 06/20/2013 9:40:33 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
You know a town with money is like a mule with a spinning wheel.

No one knows how he got it and danged if he knows how to use it.

I've sold Monorails' Brockway, Ogdenville, and Northhavenbrooke and by Gum it them on the Map!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEZjzsnPhnw


2 posted on 06/20/2013 9:43:46 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s NY- You know this just screams a future Lyle Lanley money-grab... (Any Simpsons fans?)


3 posted on 06/20/2013 9:44:03 AM PDT by richmwill
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To: Olog-hai
There's nothing on earth like a genuine, bonafide MONORAIL!
4 posted on 06/20/2013 9:44:44 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: KC_Lion

“Heh, heh...mule. “

You just beat me too it.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 9:45:18 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: KC_Lion

Wow, that was fast....


6 posted on 06/20/2013 9:45:29 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: KC_Lion

Just bring back trolley cars pulled by horses, it’s green and cheap, and proven technology..............


7 posted on 06/20/2013 9:45:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Olog-hai

The GOP candidate for Senate in MA is running on a platform that includes a $10 national minimum wage.


8 posted on 06/20/2013 9:45:56 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Most policies that come out of Mass. politicians seem to advocate a $10 national AVERAGE wage.


9 posted on 06/20/2013 9:47:29 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: justlurking; Vaquero; Red Badger
Wow, that was fast....

Thank You, you just gotta know your Memes!

Except Main Street in New York is still all cracked a broken....

10 posted on 06/20/2013 9:47:55 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: MeganC
It's Just Money!

The Store owner who goes broke paying that can make it up by applying for an EBT account.

Self Sufficiency is SO yesterday.

11 posted on 06/20/2013 9:49:06 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Red Badger
Just bring back trolley cars pulled by horses, it’s green and cheap, and proven technology..............

Road apples...

12 posted on 06/20/2013 9:49:27 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Olog-hai

They will only build a mono-rail if they can finagle billions in Federal funds/// meaning all taxpayers will pay for this BS


13 posted on 06/20/2013 9:50:27 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: Vaquero

I watched a 1947 movie over the weekend, “Life With Father” (1947, starring William Powell, Irene Dunn and a teen Elizabeth Taylor), that depicted life in 1883 NYC. They had trolleys pulled by horses for public transportation. I thought, with a few modernizations, this could work today. It’s not like they need great amounts of speed to get around NYC..............


14 posted on 06/20/2013 9:50:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: central_va

Put a Union Lable on it!


15 posted on 06/20/2013 9:50:49 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: justlurking

The late great Phil Hartman! Although a bona fide commie-lib, he knew his craft.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 9:51:15 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe they’ll dig up Ted Kennedy to run this boondoggle.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 9:51:55 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: central_va

Modern day Hansom Cabs have devices to catch those ‘road apples’..........


18 posted on 06/20/2013 9:51:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
The late great Phil Hartman! Although a bona fide commie-lib, he knew his craft.

He was Canadian, so he came by it honestly.

Trivia Fact: He did the cover art for the 1978 Poco album Legend


19 posted on 06/20/2013 9:54:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger

and we could assign the people on welfare to take care of their...um... “leavings”


20 posted on 06/20/2013 9:56:44 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Olog-hai
I guess they think if they get a monorail it will make them Disney Land.
21 posted on 06/20/2013 9:57:15 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: Mr. K

Fertilizer for the neighborhood gardens that are found around NYC................


22 posted on 06/20/2013 9:57:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: KC_Lion

23 posted on 06/20/2013 9:59:18 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ -- http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: Red Badger

“Just bring back trolley cars pulled by horses,”

Then they’d have to create a Department of Road Apple Collection Department.


24 posted on 06/20/2013 10:06:20 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Olog-hai
For what?

And this, after they turned a perfectly good elevated line on the west side into a freaking garden?

25 posted on 06/20/2013 10:06:57 AM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like a saving plan to me. A subway has three rails. A monorail has only “mono” one. It should only 1/3 as much as a subway and they won’t be under water when the ocean rises.


26 posted on 06/20/2013 10:08:22 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (A bad hair day is not a mental issue, or is it?)
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To: Olog-hai

expell NYC from NYS.

make NYC a federal district.


27 posted on 06/20/2013 10:08:59 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Olog-hai
He expressed a wish to see “monorails going down the middle of the streets,” in keeping with his role as the fearless ideas man in the field.

Fearless ideas man from the 19th century.


28 posted on 06/20/2013 10:09:27 AM PDT by DManA
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What, Times Square Disneyland isn’t enough?


29 posted on 06/20/2013 10:10:09 AM PDT by arbitrary.squid
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Hansom Cabs in NYC have a kind of diaper on the rear of the horses to catch them..........


30 posted on 06/20/2013 10:10:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Olog-hai
It looks like someone was going through a stack of Popular Science magazines from the 1950’s and read “Glimpse of the Modern Future”. They noticed that NYC was supposed to have a monorail by 1985 and they had better play catch up.

Not only that it's porktastic!

31 posted on 06/20/2013 10:11:56 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: schm0e

Well, that used to be a freight line; last used by Conrail in 1980. Never was used for transit. But it could’ve been converted, yes, if not for the NIMBYs in Greenwich Village and Chelsea (used to go all the way to St. John’s Park Terminal, but was demolished between there and Gansevoort Street).


32 posted on 06/20/2013 10:12:40 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Bloomingidiot told us that he needs money because NYC is going to sink. Now he wants a monorail to get folks to the sink hole faster?


33 posted on 06/20/2013 10:13:19 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: Olog-hai
But it was John Catsimatidis, the grocery-store baron and long-shot Republican hopeful

I always wondered what Willie Green's real name was.

34 posted on 06/20/2013 10:17:34 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: hadaclueonce
That would be a great target for the Muzzies.
35 posted on 06/20/2013 10:20:23 AM PDT by angcat
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To: John O

Willie? Sat’choo?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lutNECOZFw


36 posted on 06/20/2013 10:20:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red Badger

” kind of diaper on the rear of the horses to catch them”

Ah,,,,, but the Department of Road Apple Removal Department would mean more Union jobs! No diapers for horses allowed. Hansom cabs are few, horse trolleys would be many, and all jobs would need to be Union jobs.


37 posted on 06/20/2013 10:30:13 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: cripplecreek

Take the train to the plane , take the train to the plane......

Man, I hated that commercial.


38 posted on 06/20/2013 10:34:48 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Olog-hai

this a great idea that people will love


39 posted on 06/20/2013 10:35:38 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Olog-hai

liberal idiots are just obssessed with fixed rail systems.

Literally obssessed. I think they all remember those slideshows of “The World of Tomorrow” as children and the first one at Disneyland, and then of course, Logans Run with the rail pods for travel, and just wet themselves.

But in keeping with the liberal mindset, they pick the most absolutely inflexible method of travel - rail - and the most costly to implement and move underground utilities and reinforce the street where the track is - and on top of that most disruptive to street traffic.

They are total idiots and should not be allowed in any decision-making positions ever.


40 posted on 06/20/2013 10:41:41 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Red Badger

As bad as the pollution is now nothing compared to the disease bred from tons of horse crap and the rats and pestilence it brought.


41 posted on 06/20/2013 10:42:11 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Red Badger
They had trolleys pulled by horses for public transportation. I thought, with a few modernizations, this could work today.
As Colonel Potter would say - horse hockey!
You do know that the horses' favorite song is - Why Don't We Do It in The Road?
And they do - lots of it.
42 posted on 06/20/2013 10:46:08 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Olog-hai

sounds like Bostons big dig where EVERY piggy ate off the gub mint trough.
Yes sir all you dem supporters and unionists, step right up and suck the teet of big gub mint.


43 posted on 06/20/2013 10:46:50 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Olog-hai

Yep . . . election coming up . . . time to throw more shovel-ready job proposals which the government can’t afford and the citizens don’t need. Some things never change.


44 posted on 06/20/2013 10:51:07 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Olog-hai
Meanwhile in Sydney Australia.

They are soon closing their monorail and demolishing the infrastructure.


45 posted on 06/20/2013 10:56:53 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Vaquero

The NYC illegal aliens should feel ‘right at home’.................


46 posted on 06/20/2013 10:58:43 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Olog-hai

They might actually be easier and cheaper to build than expanding the current underground network. And the LI Expressway is totally dysfunctional because it’s simply too crowded (for that matter, the trains are overcrowded too). So this really might not be a bad idea.

I’d have to see more about it, though.


47 posted on 06/20/2013 11:03:41 AM PDT by livius
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To: John O

I thought it was Rail Rhodes.


48 posted on 06/20/2013 11:04:49 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: xp38

Sydney Monorail is only 2 1/4 miles long.
They are demolishing it and replacing it with a light rail system.

Sounds like a spitting battle between suppliers and Union make-work project to me.


49 posted on 06/20/2013 11:11:42 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Olog-hai
New Yorkers always loved railroads!


50 posted on 06/20/2013 11:12:18 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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