Thursday, January 29, 2015

Trinity River Vision Boondoggle Feral Cats & Other Nonsense

Yesterday Mr. A caused me to Google "Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Tunnel" which soon had me reading the Wikipedia article about that subject which had me thinking the article was quite the comprehensive telling of all the various issues involved in Seattle's stalled tunnel boring project.

That comprehensive covering of all the various tunnel boring issues had me wondering if Wikipedia had a similar article about Fort Worth's Trinity River Vision Boondoggle which had a similar high quality level of comprehensive covering of the various Boondoggle issues.


When I got to the second paragraph I realized I had already read the Wikipedia article and had blogged about it. I'll copy the first two paragraphs below and make bold the part that reminded me I'd already read this and blogged about it....

The Trinity River Vision Project is a master plan for 88 miles (142 km) of the Trinity River (Texas) and its major tributaries in Fort Worth, Texas. The river is a significant part of the history of Fort Worth, and the city's downtown was developed in 1849 as an army outpost along its banks.

More than a decade in the making, the master plan was conceived by volunteers and community leaders, and adopted by the city, county, state and federal officials.[citation needed] The goal of the master plan is to preserve and enhance the river and its corridors so they remain essential greenways for open space, trails, neighborhood focal points, feral cats and recreation areas.

Feral cats?

Make note of how clunky the first paragraph is in its second sentence. At the top of the article, Wikipedia makes note of the fact that the article has multiple issues.

It seems a bit obvious that this article was written quite some time ago, and was written by one of The Boondoggle's propaganda minions.

The article mentions essential greenways for feral cats but makes no mention of all that The Boondoggle has brought to Fort Worth.

Things like Rockin' the River Happy Hour Inner Tube Floats.

Coyote Drive-In. The world's first drive-in movie theater of the 21st century.

Panther Island. That being an imaginary island.

A music venue called Panther Island Pavilion, where there is no pavilion, along with there being no island.

Constructing three simple bridges over nothing in a four year project timeline longer than it took to build the Golden Gate Bridge and many other actually complicated engineering projects.

An ice skating rink called Panther Island Ice.

A beer brewery, called, I think, Panther Island Brewing.

And other stuff I'm likely not remembering right now, likely with that ridiculous Panther Island nomenclature attached to it.

The Wikipedia article about The Boondoggle also makes no mention of Fort Worth Congresswoman Kay Granger's involvement in The Boondoggle via the employment of her unqualified son, J.D., as Executive Director of The Boondoggle.

The Wikipedia article makes no mention of how The Boondoggle is funded, or the fact that The Boondoggle's funding woes are why The Boondoggle is boondoggling along in slow motion, with things like three simple bridges being built over nothing taking so long to build.

And why the un-needed flood diversion ditch is not currently being dug so that water can flow under the three bridges currently being built over nothing.

Anyway, I hope the feral cats are not suffering too much waiting for the slow motion Boondoggle's "essential greenways" to show up....

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