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  •  I don't know that its dead in the water. (2+ / 0-)
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    HeyMikey, neroden

    Just get the one route from San Antonio to Austin up and running, and "why can't we have that" psychology starts to take hold.

    Why that one route from San Antonio to Austin is "dead in the water" ~ you haven't explained.

    Its not like it has been tried: both the Texas Triangle and the Texas T-Bone were a lot closer to your FFTW strategy than to the Texas Wishbone above. So in terms of actual political fights, its the FFTW strategy that has been tried several times and beaten.

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    by BruceMcF on Mon Aug 15, 2011 at 02:54:30 PM PDT

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    •  I hope you're right! And you're expert. Congress? (1+ / 0-)
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      You obviously know lots more about this than me. And I'd love to see actual good sense win out over flash. Here's hoping.

      Thanks for all your work on these train diaries! Have you thought about running for Congress?

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      by HeyMikey on Mon Aug 15, 2011 at 07:49:22 PM PDT

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      •  Like I would make a good politician! (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm an expert in some slices of this stuff, and for the rest find out what I can and lay it out to be kicked at and picked apart.

        On the political side, I'm no more an expert than anyone else on the site, and less of an expert than the best here.

        But I've got pretty much the opposite of the skillset needed to be an effective politician ~ I forget people's names, am uncomfortable asking for money, and get my best work done when I can focus on a single task without interruption for a long period.

        The only chance I would have of going to Congress would be on the staff of a winning insurgent candidate.

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        by BruceMcF on Tue Aug 16, 2011 at 08:09:30 AM PDT

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