A bunch of stories about how the MTA is still as broken as it was last year, when I recapped stuff in a podcast I reprised last week.
I'm woozy from Thanksgiving, so here's an old episode for your listening pleasure:
A transit advocacy group recently asked New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority why certain rail entrances have been closed for decades. An official could not provide comprehensive information, saying for some of the entrances, "That's just the way it's always been." As in, if something was broken when I got here, it's not my responsibility to fix it.
The MTA is an easy target because it's an inefficient bureaucracy. But that's also why it needs to be constantly criticized – it services such a large number of people and so few people speak out and draw attention to its shortcomings.
I've culled a number of recent stories to pull together this particular episode.
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President-Elect Donald Trump is not having an easy time.
Well, who knows what he expected. But it's no cakewalk.
And the band of family and sycophants that have been surrounding him are in-fighting like cats and dogs, desperately scratching to profit and remain in the mix.
Who loses? That's obvious – the American citizen, who voted for him or for any candidate. As well as the 48 percent of the American public that chose NOT to vote this year.
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Yes, I know there was an election this week.
In the meantime, let's talk about illegally rented AirBnB apartments and a woman with a crazy number of driver's license suspensions.
So the verdict came in shortly after my last true crime podcast and the defendant was found....well, real guilty.
Rather than more election news, I turn to the annals of stupid true crime.
Yes, it's another election-based podcast mostly about Donald Trump.
WikiLeaks released another batch of emails purportedly from Hillary Clinton's campaign chief of staff John Podesta.
It sounds like a broken record but it's more indicative of a broken political system.
This week's podcast returns to the theme of minor obsessions.