Municipal fiber networks stumble Quest for 'Utopia' hits a roadblock. The mayor of Salt Lake City says one of the dumbest things I've ever heard:

"I just don't see the social good in using taxpayer money to fund a network that provides more television and bandwidth for illegally downloading files," he said. "We should spend money on getting people fit, rather than deteriorating their quality of life with higher bandwidth to surf the Net."

Gosh, he's really on to something here. Now that I think of it, people are spending too much time reading, let's get rid of libraries so they can get outside and get some exercise! And really, all public sewers do is keep people from walking to the outhouse, what are we wasting taxpayer dollars on that for? Sheesh. [via boing boing]