Hasan Minaj: How the Kochs Kill Public Transit

September 28, 2019

He’s slightly annoying but tells an important story.

BTW, if you were wondering…the Kochs aren’t winning all of them..

Arizona PBS:

PHOENIX – Three extensions of the Valley Metro light rail system will move forward after voters rejected Proposition 105, which would have halted the expansion. 

With 185,852 votes tallied, unofficial returns showed Prop 105 trailing 63% to 37%.

The story of fossil fuel fuckery of mass transit is similar to what we see around the country related to renewable energy projects. There have been a number of projects held up or cancelled due to similar phony “grass roots” groups organized by the coal industry and others.
But good people waking up and starting to win those, too.

5 Responses to “Hasan Minaj: How the Kochs Kill Public Transit”

  1. jimbills Says:

    Two articles today:

    POLITICO: Audio of private meeting shows oil industry ripping into Trump administration.
    https://www.politico.com/news/2019/09/27/in-private-oil-industry-laments-few-wins-under-trump-006173

    Apparently, cronies are easy to find. Competent cronies, not so much.

    Reuters: Drought-hit Australian towns prepare for ‘unimaginable’ water crisis.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-drought/drought-hit-australian-towns-prepare-for-unimaginable-water-crisis-idUSKBN1WC2EP

    Day zero is approaching in parts of Australia.


  2. More than slightly annoying. Good message, but I won’t share. —Marge

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • greenman3610 Says:

      try this

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Slighly irritating might be a better way to describe it. But I for one wouldn’t have listened to more than 30 seconds of his good message if it wasn’t for the humor. IMO, the rather disgusting Koch Brothers with their foul language and behavior were part of the joke—-the real Kochs are, by comparison, far worse.

  3. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    He’s slightly annoying but tells an important story.

    (1) He’s a comedian.
    (2) He got over a million views on a rather in-depth take on an otherwise boring issue.

    It was a big deal when the pollsters found out that more young people got more political information from Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show than from the mainstream news outlets. That show launched comedic progressive activists Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Samantha Bee and Hasan Minhaj. As a nerd, I embrace wonky coverage of issues, but I appreciate that the goofy approach makes these topics more palatable to a much wider audience. It’s the skinny end of the wedge for people who would otherwise never be exposed to important non-sexy issues.


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