And now dozens of smaller American cities are losing air service entirely. Busses will move in, but if there's anything worse than sitting in an airplane, it's sitting in a bus. China, Japan, France, England, even India are pushing high-speed rail while President Obama is catching heat for his modest proposal to spend federal dollars on a few high-speed rail corridors offering Americans comfortable low-cost travel while putting thousands back to work.
Like the Tea Party Poopers, I too wish I could turn back the clock. Only they imagine that with less government and lower taxes, the world would automatically revert to a latter-day Garden of Eden. They forget that God put a Serpent in the Garden, and he's still there, coiled up and waiting. Scrapping oversight while unleashing mendacity will turn the whole nation into a nest of vipers, if it isn't already.