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Reactionary haters are clinging desperately to their culture war, cause they can see the writing on the wall.

Homos are getting married! Everyone's riding bikes! What's next????

You could probably find a million articles like this back when women demanded suffrage. When society begins a tectonic shift, the timid circle the wagons.

"Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded." - Yogi Berra

He's made up his mind. "Red" bikes equals communist.


Don't bother him with facts.

As a professional economist, it always amuses/alarms me when non-economists talk about the virtures of the "free market". Yes, we economists love the free market too but can assure you that there are many instances of market failure that are inherent in the free market and must be remedied by government/society. To Mr. Hurt, please pick up a standard introductary text on micro and macro economics and read it. You will learn a lot. Please start with the chapter on negative and positive externalities.

Free street parking for residents of their home zones isn't a subsidy.

There. I said it without bursting into laughter.

Mr. Hurt: for all your free market preaching, the Washington Times has lost money every single year of its operation, and only survives through the est $1 billion pumped in from the Unification Church. The Church's founder, Rev. Moon, owns a chaebol, essentially a state-sanctioned conglomerate. His success is due in no small part to an ability to influence the Korean government.

Now, these facts alone do not make your story BS. Hurt's story is BS by itself. But the circumstance of his writing is frosting.

Hurt sounds like a whiney conservative version of Anderson Cooper. Brat. Two things that he gets halfway right: Bike share needs to expand to accommodate demand, and rush hour redistribution is a real challenge. Good problems to have if you ask me.

Mr. Hurt's complaint about docking is that you to use a facility and find that its crowded by other users. Sounds like a car driver on any DC road, or trying to find parking. Somehow cars manage to survive.

There is a silver lining to his article. The only people likely to be convinced by his arguments are the cognitively dysfunctional that party with steeped beverages. I don't want these people ever to have CaBi key fobs! Keep up the good work Mr. Hurt.

Oh, how you gettin' down to the shore?

Funny you should ask, I've got a car now..

Ah wow, how'd ya get a car?

Oh, my folks drove it up here from the Bahamas.

@MB: You're kidding!

Unbelievable. And the fact that a theft was by a CaBi rider should make the perp easier to catch - there are records!

@MB:

I must be, the Bahamas are islands.

OK, the important thing here is, you ask me what kind of car it is.

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