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A really expensive parking lot

Dear Editor:Balderdash? That’s so 80 years ago. God’s honest truth. I was reading a book on Einstein when I saw the letter to the editor (Oct. 27) that balderdashes my personal ability to accept the findings of science or mechanics. This rigorous obfuscation was The Common Sense Alliance’s distracted reply to my simple query in another newspaper. I asked, can a four-lane Aspen entrance save a commuter like me five or so minutes during rush hour? Got proof?They haven’t shown it yet. But they’re pretty sure someone around here is performing a social experiment – just in time for Halloween. The Common Sense Alliance spends freely on it’s wide-track vision of Aspen’s front door. They ask us, on the radio and in print, to campaign for a four lane on their behalf. Oh, I know they wrote that their four-lane is for “all Coloradans,” but they could just as easily have put “concerned motorists of Earth.” Hey, that’s me.The cost of a stamp for their Aspen Daily News mailer is a lot to ask if all you get in return is a multimillion dollar parking lot.The book on Einstein is “Secrets of the Old One,” by Jeremy Bernstein. It’s great, relatively speaking. Get it on tape for your S-curve moments.Daniel SadowskyCarbondale

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