Damn this railroad

And there are those who claim that God already has:

One of the original leaders of the anti-light rail movement in south Phoenix claims God “judged” Congressman Ed Pastor for “bringing death” to the community by supporting light rail and punished him with a fatal heart attack.

At a City Council meeting last week, Celia Contreras told council members she was “coming in the name of Lord Jesus Christ” with a message: Stop the light rail or the “punishment” will continue.

Um, yeah. If nothing else, says Warren Meyer, this tells you what the Arizona Republic thinks:

[T]he presence of this story in the Republic is a tell as to which side the paper favors. I have been to public meetings on Phoenix light rail and I have personally seen a number of insane claims by light rail supporters (at lot of wrath of Gaia stuff, for example) that never gets featured in the paper.

Pastor died last November of, yes, a heart attack; he was seventy-five.


  1. Dan T. »

    18 June 2019 · 9:20 pm

    Phoenix was recently featured in the news as the place where the cops threatened and cursed at a family because their four year old kid shoplifted a doll from a dollar store.

    I’m about to go there for a convention in a couple of weeks.

  2. McGehee »

    19 June 2019 · 12:04 am

    Apparently even a dry heat in excess will damage one’s calm.

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