Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Back to Reality

Yesterday we visited the mythical land of prancercise.  It is a fantastical place featuring dancing seniors and their camels.  It looks like the laughing gas was let loose on the golf course and everyone is having a gently rocking good time.

Today, however, we have a very different viewpoint from a very different kind of senior citizen.  It is a tale of rampant totalitarianism, non-responsive politicians, fire danger and many other non-specific horrors visited up on the citizens of New York City.  It's obvious from the description that I am talking about a bike-share program, right?

Oh, that isn't obvious?  Well then you just don't understand.

If you want to, however, see what the VAST majority of right-thinking New Yorkers KNOW, then just watch this bit of sensible discussion.  Don't take this for the ramblings of an old woman who is scared of change or mystified by the world evolving around her.  That wouldn't be fair to normal rambling old people who tend to focus on smaller issues like losing the remote control and hating smartphones and Obama in equal measure.

Anyway, take a look and then keep an eye out for other examples of non-responsive totalitarianism like feeding children or supporting libraries.  It's a scary world out there.  For some people.


  1. I hate when I get begrimed by blazing blue bicycles. Wow...it would be tough to make up something as fantastical as Madame Rabinowitz's point of view. She clearly represents the average citizen.

  2. The wrath of right-thinking New Yorkers continues with a little puff piece on Citibikes from FrontPage Mag which includes the REAL underlying reason that this evil has been foisted upon NYC:

    "Bicycles are one of the obsessions of Mayor Bloomberg and his transportation secretary Janette Sadik-Khan. Khan is the granddaughter of Imam Alimjan Idris, a Nazi collaborator and principle teacher at an SS school for Imams under Hitler’s Mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini. The bio of his son, Wall Street executive Orhan Sadik-Khan, frequently mentions the bombing of the family home in Dresden and surviving trying times after World War II. It neglects to mention that the times were only trying because their side was losing. . .

    In partial revenge, Khan has made many New York streets nearly as impassable as those of her grandfather’s wartime Dresden."