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(Boston Herald)   Welcome to the Governor Michael S. Dukakis multi- and intermodal transportation center at South Station. Helmets optional   (bostonherald.com) divider line 21
    More: Unlikely, Michael Dukakis, North Station, Big Dig, Southeastern Massachusetts, Life is good, governors  
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2014-01-31 10:21:41 AM  
This is so important it got greened with no comments because.....?
 
2014-01-31 10:29:17 AM  
Dukakis readily admits he's still stricken with tunnel vision - that is, his vision for a one-mile underground tunnel linking South Station to North Station, and by extension, connecting southeastern Massachusetts and southern New England with New Hampshire, Maine and Canada.

Given how splendidly well Massachusetts (including Dukakis in a notable role) managed the last big underground project in the Boston area, I think the answers to any request for outside funds to build it should begin with "oh HELL no" and escalate from there.
 
2014-01-31 10:30:04 AM  
Geez, a simple "thanks" would have been nice.
 
2014-01-31 10:31:36 AM  
lol he wore a helmet in a tank one time 25 years ago!
 
2014-01-31 10:31:40 AM  
This idea is going to tank.
 
2014-01-31 10:38:31 AM  
Mushroom, mushroom, SNAKE!  Snake!  It's a snaaaaake.
 
2014-01-31 10:44:25 AM  
Though Dukakis is Greek, his sentiment parallels Jewish thought exactly. Never name a newborn or building while the person is still alive. Specifically to keep alive the memory of the dearly departed after they pass. But secondarily as Dukakis stated, he's 80 and feels 20 and not going away any time soon, Godwilling.
 
2014-01-31 10:48:33 AM  

grumpfuff: This is so important it got greened with no comments because.....?


Because it's all they have left.
 
2014-01-31 10:55:42 AM  
csb:

When I was young, I enjoyed South Station because of the wooden escalator that ran from the T station to the surface.   No real risers, just a conveyer belt with enough texture to get a footing on.

It'd made you feel like you were really riding something.  Not just being shuffled about.

It's probably long gone now.  I'd have lobbied to keep it as a landmark or some sort of heritage site.

/relevant to thread because, yeah, maybe a helmet would have been a good idea riding it
 
2014-01-31 11:02:42 AM  
www.orangejuiceblog.com

Does it come with the revolving door?
 
2014-01-31 11:03:26 AM  

FlashHarry: lol he wore a helmet in a tank one time 25 years ago!


He totally should have gone with flight suit on an aircraft carrier.
 
2014-01-31 11:14:16 AM  

Kevin72: But secondarily as Dukakis stated, he's 80 and feels 20 and not going away any time soon, Godwilling.


Dukakis-Clinton 2016!

/kidding
//although he was the first presidential candidate I ever voted for; I was old enough to vote by three days on 11/8/88
 
2014-01-31 11:22:46 AM  
It was a poor wardrobe choice. That hemet has a kind of contextually shifting aesthetic. You have to BE a badass to LOOK like a badass with that particular piece of equipment.

He was a good guy who was boned anyway for a million other reasons. But how much does it suck to have this for your legacy? In two hundred years this picture will be next to Rob Ford vomiting at a groundbreaking ceremony for a sick kids hospital. And both will have the same caption.

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2014-01-31 11:36:26 AM  
He's now a professor of Political Science at three different universities, and still lives in the same house he and his wife bought forty years ago.

A good man.

And holy crap. he's 81.
I'm getting old.
 
2014-01-31 11:40:41 AM  

Kevin72: Though Dukakis is Greek, his sentiment parallels Jewish thought exactly. Never name a newborn or building while the person is still alive. Specifically to keep alive the memory of the dearly departed after they pass. But secondarily as Dukakis stated, he's 80 and feels 20 and not going away any time soon, Godwilling.


He only feels 20 because he's too old to remember what 20 feels like.
 
2014-01-31 11:57:59 AM  
I think of Dukakis as a victim of the conservative swing the US took during Reagan.

"Weekend passes! Weekend passes!"

I remember that like it was yesterday and I was only 8 years old.
 
2014-01-31 12:06:16 PM  
Listen, if you want to improve South Station, bring Barbara's Bestseller's kiosk back.
 
2014-01-31 02:44:24 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: He's now a professor of Political Science at three different universities, and still lives in the same house he and his wife bought forty years ago.

A good man.

And holy crap. he's 81.
I'm getting old.


And rides the Green Line MBTA every single day.

Congress needs more Men (or Women) like him, and less critters like the current leeches.

As for the big dig, it worked out quite well.  Traffic is exponetially better on 93, and marginally better on the much less used Pike.  Judging by the ramp up of traffic coming into the city in the morning; it's been a positive for most people and the economy.

Still doesn't keep people west of 495 from biatching about the cost.  Never mind that 2/3 the population is inside of 495, and we dumped a shiatton of cash to bail them out after their roads flooded and washed away a few years ago.
 
2014-01-31 02:49:43 PM  

TyrantII: As for the big dig, it worked out quite well.  Traffic is exponetially better on 93, and marginally better on the much less used Pike.  Judging by the ramp up of traffic coming into the city in the morning; it's been a positive for most people and the economy.


Plus, the resulting greenspace has resulted in a bunch of new construction and high priced real estate in the area. Sure, took a long time and went way the fark over budget, but it's been a net plus for the city.
 
2014-02-01 07:10:00 AM  

FlashHarry: lol he wore a helmet in a tank one time 25 years ago!


No actually, he wore a helmet (similar to the one in the photo) many, many times before.  You know, when he was serving in the US ARMY in SOUTH KOREA as a driver on a TANK CREW!

I wonder how many people realize that he wasn't just sitting in a static tank as some sort of photo op, he actually was taking the tank for a spin and driving the bad boy.

His campaign made one of the biggest blunders in modern political campaign history.  They should have immediately seized on that photo and rounded up some from his army days showing him with his tank, and/or tank crew, etc. and turned that stereotype around to it becoming a point of strength.  Play up the fact he served his country in the Army so that point was driven home every time an opponent tried to make hay with it.
 
2014-02-01 09:36:25 AM  

lawboy87: Play up the fact he served his country in the Army so that point was driven home every time an opponent tried to make hay with it.


After which he would have done as well as John (By The Way, Did I Ever Tell You I Was In VietYESYOUDIDSTFUALREADY) Kerry.
 
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