The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

23 June 2005

What the hell, let's tear down her house

After all, five-ninths of the Supreme Court says that we can trust government to make the right choices.

Justice John Paul Stevens:

The city has carefully formulated an economic development that it believes will provide appreciable benefits to the community, including — but by no means limited to — new jobs and increased tax revenue.

And if some people have to be thrown out into the street for those "appreciable benefits," well, too bad.

I don't think we're likely to see a repeat of Kelo v. New London here in Oklahoma, but I don't see how any property owner anywhere in the country can be happy with this decision.

Posted at 10:12 AM to Political Science Fiction


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Holeeeee Crap!!!! I find it amazing that the Liberal Judges (ie for the little guys/ against big business) just made a ruling in favor of Big Business!!!

Oh, wait. I see. They're FOR Big Business when Big Business helps fund Big Government.

As my dad was fond of saying when he was totally amazed: "Well, I'll be go to Hell."

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 10:34 AM on 23 June 2005

Unless the property owners are corporate developers.

Right now, thousands of architects are bending over drafting tables with better ideas for your home.

Posted by: Brian J. at 11:12 AM on 23 June 2005

Where the hell are the torches and pitchforks I ordered? They promised delivery in four to six weeks.

Posted by: McGehee at 11:34 AM on 23 June 2005

I've heard that they have to condemn Dustbury in order to build that large Torch/Pitchfork plant to fill your large order.

Damn it!! It's all YOUR FAULT!!!!!!

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 1:02 PM on 23 June 2005

Right now, thousands of architects are bending over drafting tables with better ideas for your home.

Right now, thousands of architects are BENDING US OVER drafting tables.

When I heard this, it was all I could do not to let out a primal scream. I'm sick to my stomach. Sick.

Posted by: Dan at 2:19 PM on 23 June 2005

Your municipality determined it needed those pitchforks and torches for the public works department. Don't worry, though; it will give you just and reasonable compensation for it. Look! It's right here on the schedule: 1/12th cord of firewood, $2.

Posted by: Brian J. at 3:32 PM on 23 June 2005

It's okay, I've got some left out in my barn, down there by the city bulldozers -- HEY!!

Posted by: McGehee at 4:28 PM on 23 June 2005

They can have my land/abode when they pry my booby-trapped carcass from the slab, as it were.

Posted by: paulsmos at 7:10 PM on 23 June 2005