So, they shut down the L train all weekend. I finally got fed up with it and got a bike on saturday. So glad I did. But I’m not in good enough shape yet to commute to work (that bridge is an asshole).
So, like every time I try to get to work early (an hour early or so), I hop on the train at 8:30.
Only to have it take 30 minutes to go from Jefferson to Montrose. That’s two stops. It took another hour to get to Union Square. No alerts from MTA about it, only that it supposedly resumed with ‘residual delays’ at 9:30. Bullshit.
I have a theory that their weekend shutdowns to ‘repair’ and ‘improve service’ are actually destroying the signals so they degrade service. To decrease ridership on this line and increase it on the J/M. Because it’s already damn overcrowded.
The Republican-led House has passed a defense spending bill Thursday with a number of controversial provisions. If signed into law, the bill would prohibit any non-U.S. citizen suspected of terrorism from receiving a federal trial regardless of where they were arrested. In addition, the bill expands the president’s ability to wage an endless worldwide war against terrorism suspects and against nations suspected of supporting them even when there is no connection to the Sept. 11 attacks. Laura Murphy of the American Civil Liberties Union criticized the bill, saying, “A new authorization of worldwide war will mean unrestricted powers to use the military at home and abroad.”
Fuck everything about this. And people ask me why I’m nervous around cops.
It’s not because I’m holding - I’m not.
It’s because I don’t know if they’re corrupt power-hungry shitstains that shoot veterans or rape drunk women, or one of the good guys that actually makes a fucking difference. I hope they’re the latter, but fear that they’re the former.