Friday, April 17, 2015

Someone Needs To Put An End To J.D. Granger's Visionary Trinity River Beer Parties

Yesterday I blogged The Incredible Alternative Universe Of J.D. Granger & America's Biggest Boondoggle in which we learned how long America's Biggest Boondoggle has been boodoggling along and how it came to be that Congresswoman Kay Granger's son, J.D., got the job of directing The Boondoggle, almost 10 years ago, earning around a million bucks during the course of his tenure of turning a public works project the public has never voted for into America's Biggest Boondoggle.

Today I was flipping through the latest issue of Fort Worth Weekly, when, somewhere past the bizarre cover article asking the important question "How is burlesque sexy and empowering?" which seems to be one more indicator that FW Weekly has lost its way since it lost Gayle Reaves, when I came upon the advertisement you see here, advertising a Big Music & Beer Event at The Boondoggle's tacky "music venue" Panther Island Pavilion, where there is no island or pavilion, but where the restroom facilities are outhouses surrounded by concrete.

Way back in 2006 when the TRWD's Chief Henchman, Jim Oliver, thought it was a good idea to hire a low level district attorney with no project management experience to oversee what was then called Trinity Uptown, before it became the Trinity River Vision, after J.D. Granger saw what needed to be seen, eventually turning that "vision" into an imaginary island, did Jim Oliver realize this was the direction Trinity Uptown was going to go down?

A Frat Boy's Dreamworld.

In 2006, when he hired J.D. Granger did Jim Oliver know then that within a few short years this poorly conceived, ill-executed project would evolve into sponsoring Rockin' the River Happy Hour Inner Tube Floats, at a pathetic "music venue" touted by J.D. Granger as being a world class event location and the only one of its kind in any town in Texas?

In 2006 did Jim Oliver foresee that nine years later, in 2015, all he would see of the 2006 Trinity Uptown "vision" would be J.D. Granger's beer parties in various forms, a restaurant, a drive-in movie theater, a brewery, a wakeboard pond and three little bridges being constructed in slow motion over dry land to connect to an imaginary island?

Why would anyone vote for anyone who has had anything to do with foisting America's Biggest Boondoggle on the mighty fine city of Fort Worth, Texas?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You need a billboard. Or 4.