The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

16 August 2005

Gall beyond mitigation

Remember those lucky folks who are being displaced as a result of Kelo v. New London?

The city of New London does. And the city of New London has decided that not only will they be turned out of their homes, but they owe rent to the city for the period between initial condemnation and actual eviction.

The actual buyout of the homes, per Connecticut law, will be at the market value at the time of condemnation, five years ago. Will the residents be billed at 2000-level rent rates? Of course not.

This entire city deserves the New Rome treatment.

(Via Hit & Run.)

Posted at 1:00 PM to Political Science Fiction

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I think Lileks is wrong -- it's not North Dakota that needs to be scooped out and used for a landfill, it's Connecticut.

Granted, it's a smaller parcel, but it should hold us for a few years until Halliburton World Conquest, Inc. takes over the entire Middle East and we can dump our garbage there.

Posted by: McGehee at 1:27 PM on 16 August 2005

My brother in law used to refer to CT as "the brain donor state."

Posted by: Jay at 4:25 PM on 16 August 2005

Good God (and I'm an atheist) ... will these brigands stop at nothing to grind the average joe into the muck with their jackboots??

Its like being sent a bill for first aid by the mugger who put you in the hospital.

At least in Oklahoma we steal the old fashioned way.

Posted by: Ron at 5:31 PM on 16 August 2005