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Apparently NYC's Citi-Bike program is freaking out wingnuttia in a big way. I know this story has been cropping up everywhere. And as usual, the Wall Street Journal is promoting it with the insane editorial board member who is none other than the one, the only, Dorothy Rabinowitz. Her psyche encompasses a very special type of wingnut madness and she made this not-fake-news video for the WSJ to attack those menacing and evil cyclists.
Q: Why would you want a program like this in the first place, are we too fat?
Rabinowitz: Don't ask me to enter the minds of the totalitarians running this city. And I would like to say to all the people that don't live in New York, this means something much more than the specifics of this dreadful program. It means--envision what happens when you got a government that is run by an autocratic mayor, or other leader, a government for which you are helpless. Now look at a city who's best neighborhoods are absolutely begrimed is the word by these blazing blue Citibank bikes. All the finest most picturesque, it is shocking to walk around the city and see how much of this they have sneaked under the radar in the interests of the environment.
Every citizen knew — who was in any way sentient — that the most important danger in the city is not the yellow cabs...it is the cyclists.