June 13, 2005
Not Exactly Quantifiable: The Red Line is the Crazy Line
A friendly e-mail exchange with Kevin O'Neil, the man behind the CTA Tattler, adds credence to the theory that the Red Line has a high concentration of crazies because some of Reagan's budget cuts shut down several mental health facilities along the lake and turned groups of untreated mentally ill people out on the streets to fend for themselves.
Wow, so, the same guy who dismantled my school's gifted program, and made severe cuts to the LD program also made it possible for me to be accosted by lonely crazy people on the way to work! Thanks, Big R.