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More Trinity River Vision propaganda, in video form, courtesy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Trinity River bridges taking shape
I tell you, the Star-Telegram, in cahoots with America's Biggest Boondoggle, also known as the Trinity River Uptown Central City Panther Island Vision, is utterly shameless in the spewing of embarrassing propaganda touting the little progress made in what has to be one of the most slow motion public works projects ever undertaken in America.
There were few Star-Telegram propaganda words accompanying this propaganda video, with the only text, in addition to the Trinity River bridges taking shape title, telling us "Fort Worth's signature V-shaped bridges are under construction and will eventually span the expanded river channel for the Trinity River Vision project."
How is that for a news flash? Eventually the bridges will span the channel they are being built to span? As opposed to what? Failing to do so? And why is the Star-Telegram going along with still calling these simple, ordinary, relatively small bridges "signature bridges"? These are not signature bridges.
You want to see a signature bridge, go to San Francisco, or go to New York City, or just drive a few miles to the east, to Dallas, where you will see a real signature bridge, completed, built over water, with another one under construction, also over water.
With that water being the Trinity River.
In the video we have one of the TRWD's many examples of what is known as Oliver Nepotism, Jim Oliver's relative, Matt Oliver, spouting some utter nonsense.
Matt Oliver appears to be reading the propaganda from a script, spouting nonsense like "Behind me you see one of the bridge's beautiful V piers taking shape."
Matt Oliver is talking about that which you see at the top, what I referred to as a giant Teeter Totter. Matt Oliver also let's us know that these three bridges will be finished in late 2017 or 2018. Matt Oliver also said something along the line that when the bridges are completed then construction of the bypass channel can begin.
Elsewhere in the video another propagandist repeats the propaganda that has become the TRV party line regarding the bridges, that being "It is easier to conduct construction over dry land, rather than wait for the area to be flooded over what is essentially a lake."
How many points of utter stupidity can you spot in that "It is easier to conduct construction over dry land, rather than wait for the area to be flooded over what is essentially a lake" sentence?
Who suggested waiting to build these bridges until after the area flooded, or more precisely, til after the Trinity River is diverted into the bypass channel? There is no possibility of water flowing under these bridges until a ditch is dug under them. And even then the bridges will still be over dry land until the Trinity River is diverted into the bypass channel.
It is easier to conduct this construction over dry land? Like I have already pointed out, what other logical option is there?
Oh, I just thought of another option. The bridges could be being constructed at the same time as the construction of the flood bypass channel, that totally dry flood bypass channel. Which would still have the bridges being built over dry land.
But that flood bypass channel can not be built now. Not because of any engineering reason. But because there are no funds to build the channel at the present time. Which is the real reason the bridges are being built over dry land, before a dry ditch is dug under them.
The flood bypass channel is going to essentially be a lake? This is the first time I've heard this new piece of propaganda. Will it be called Panther Lake?
I tell you, living at this location on the planet has to be what it was like to live in the Soviet Union in its Pravda propaganda spouting heyday. Where the government and its toadies would spout utter nonsense informing the Comrades of the wonders being done by the great Soviet Union, with few Comrades willing to speak up and point out the fact that the emperor has no clothes, lest they get thrown in the Gulag.
Well, at least in Soviet Fort Worth I can speak the truth to nonsensical propaganda without fearing I might get thrown into the Fort Worth Gulag.