The Cynic
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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Last Call at 1:30 a.m.??

Ok, I'm going to talk about Terry Schiavo one of these days. I've tried to ignore it because I live close by and hear about it EVERY day.

In actuality and as morbid as this sounds, I'm waiting for her to die before saying anything. And don't ask me for my stance because I really don't know. There are a lot of bad people involved on both sides of this spectrum. I will say that the grandstanding done by the Bushes at the state and national level is ridiculous.

Even more ridiculous is our friends on the Chrisitan right (does the Christian left exist? If not it should) and as usual, when they don't get their way they like to threaten people. [The Ledger] Good job...I bet Jesus would be real proud. I'm sure there's a gleam in his eye every time he looks down on you...

In general Florida politics are quite scary, the state has become such a Bush nation. It's weird how at least I used to be able to say that Florida has the semi-intelligent Bush, but now I'm not sure.

Maybe I'll spend a few days just mocking Florida politics. Heck maybe I'll start today. It's fun to discuss and I might even invite my one or two Republican friends to join into the fray, not for balance or anything, but because I know the two smart ones who have something smart to say (yes, consider me blessed).

ANYWAY, because I'd DON'T want to talk about this now. I'd much rather ask some of my Northeastern people. Maybe the ones with Boston-NYC connections out there. You know who you are.

I'm reading my daily post from Jason Mulgrew [link] where he compares Boston and New York. He loves Boston, went to B.C. from 97-2001 even. However, he points out a couple of travesties which prove my point that New York isn't just superior (this true Brooklyn-ite always knew that) but that it's at a complete different level than the neighbors 150 miles north.

Now, Bostonians and Boston supporters explain yourselves.
  • Last call at 1:30 a.m.?!?!?!?! I live in a shitty town in Florida and last call is at 1:50. Don't tell me that Lakeland, Florida in the middle of Biblebelt, USA has better drinking laws than Boston. Don't tell me this is true.
  • The public transportation system goes dead at 1 a.m.? Now I won't agree with Jason's opinion that NYC subways suck because they are the bestest transportation method ever invented (I'm biased for a particular reason BTW). But all metropolitan transportation should run 24/7. Imagine all the jobs created if they would run the system from 1-6 a.m. (assuming the system goes live at 6 a.m.).
  • Everything Closes Early? I guess I know why there's only one city that never sleeps. (Although Las Vegas only takes the occasional power nap). Tsk tsk.

Bostonians explain yourselves!


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