There is a part of Los Angeles called Mid-City, where they have lots of traffic and a disproportionately high murder rate and probably some other stuff, but who cares that's not the point of this post. Some time ago L.A. Metro decided that it would build a rail line that started in Mid-City and stopped two miles away from LAX. You can view a map of where the line will start and stop here. Workers started digging for it on Tuesday.
Why they choose to stop before they got to LAX is clouded in local politics, but the point is they're going to spend $2 billion over five years to construct an 8.5 mile line that very much does not go to L.A.'s main airport. How obnoxious is that?
The only thing more idiotic than the idea of building the line, in fact, is the idea of not building the line because the construction noise will overwhelm precious little self esteem-soaked Montessori school-attending children. Which is something protesting parents are actually saying, with words that are coming out of their skulls.
A non-exhaustive list of things we hate about this lunacy: the idea itself, nearly all of the people who support it, and at least a solid majority of people who oppose it.
And so when we look at this video of a supremely annoying dance troupe praising the project, at a ceremony attended by grinning bureaucrats who should have been off somewhere trying to un-fuck this thing, at an event that was likely financed with the money of taxpayers who still won't be able to take light rail to LAX, all we feel is rage.
[Photo: Brian Sumers / Tout]