Perdido 03

Perdido 03

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Crime? What Crime?

This is a few days old, but it's still emblematic of the War is Peace/Ignorance is Knowledge era we live in:

Subway crime doesn't exist!

That's the claim Mayor Bloomberg made on WOR radio Friday, saying "there is no crime on the subway from a practical sense."

Bloomberg, a frequent 6-train commuter, was responding to a question about whether crime would increase if the MTA cuts 450 token booth clerks as planned.

He estimated there are five crimes a day on subways - "given that we have five million people that take the subway a day, that is essentially zero."

He credited the NYPD and transit workers for keeping subways safe - even though the Daily News reported this week that cops are handing out fewer fare-evasion tickets even as officials say more riders are beating fares.

The cash-strapped MTA is threatening to cut the clerks to save money, a move Bloomberg defended.

"You can say, 'Well let's not cut that.' Excuse me, what do you want to cut?" he said.

Like they say in the Wizard of Oz, you just have to believe!

And keep repeating so you keep believing!

There's no crime on the subway, there's no crime on the subway!

See? Wasn't that easy?

Now repeat after me - graduation rates and test scores are, graduation rates and test scores are up!


  1. Here's another one: All kids can get into college.
    All students are created equal. They all, with differentiated learning, achieve three's and four's in all content areas and the fine arts and phys ed.
    Keep saying it and maybe it will come true.

  2. Here's another one: All kids should go to college. It's a good alternative to trying to be part of a shrinking job market since we don't manufacture much besides profit or debt. Meanwhile, the majority of the kids I teach would rather be beauticians and mechanics; the latter career goals would be much more realistic, and also provide a way for these learning disabled kids to be more self-sufficient.