Thursday, August 11, 2016
Photo Documentation Of America's Biggest Boondoggle's Bridge Debacle
Yesterday I blogged Trinity River Vision Should Cataract Kay Granger Out Of Congress arguing it is time to boot Granger from Congress, fire her son and pull the plug on America's Biggest Boondoggle.
A week ago today, last Thursday, I blogged Imaginary Fun Phase Begins For Fort Worth's Entertainment Boondoggle after Captain Andy sent me a link to an insipidly stupid FOX4 News online propaganda article about America's Biggest Boondoggle.
This morning Captain Andy sent me a link to the Fort Worth Architecture Trinity River Vision Forum in which someone had posted photos of The Boondoggle's stalled bridge construction. You know, those simple signature bridges being built over dry land to connect the Fort Worth mainland to an imaginary island, construction of which has ground to a halt for five months.
The photos of The Boondoggle's bridge embarrassment showed up after someone in the Forum asked "Anyone heard an update on the one month bridge delay that is quickly and quietly closing in on 5 months?"
I have had a person or two of the information challenged sort suggest I exaggerate when I mention how long America's Biggest Boondoggle has been boondoggling. At the top of each of the many pages of the Trinity River Vision Forum we learn "Trinity River Vision Forum started by Fire-Eater, May 20 2004."
Obviously Fire-Eater did not start this Forum on the day it was foisted on Fort Worth with a massive Star-Telegram front page headline hysterically screaming "TRINITY UPTOWN TO TURN FORT WORTH INTO THE VANCOUVER OF THE SOUTH". I believe The Boondoggle has been boondoggling since 2002. I do not recollect when it was J.D. Granger was put on the dole, I mean, put in charge, in a money raising scheme, to motivate his mama to send some federal pork to Fort Worth. That did not work out as planned, hence this ill-conceived scheme becoming America's Biggest Boondoggle.
I so clearly remember the morning I read that Star-Telegram headline about scenery blah Fort Worth becoming the Vancouver of the South and that being the first time I thought to myself something is dire wrong with this town. Are insane people running the place? It took several more years for me to come to the conclusion that Fort Worth is just a Sick City, in dire need of an intervention.
Below you are looking at a photo you will see if you go back one page from the Fort Worth Architecture Forum page Captain Andy directed me to. In this photo you are looking at the current state of the Damage Zone inflicted on Fort Worth by America's Biggest Boondoggle. You are looking down on the stalled bridge construction and the ridiculous "art" installation at the center of a roundabout that the Forum debaters do not like. In the upper left of this photo you are looking at the location where two forks of the Trinity River come together, where regularly unseemly levels of E. coli collects, along with J.D. Granger and his legion of polluted river aficionados.
Reading the Fort Worth Architecture Forum comments I learned all sorts of appalling Boondoggle ridiculousness.
In one comment I learned...
There are now districts and they have names.
- East Island
- West Island
- And the Houseboat District
Houseboat District? Is J.D. Granger a big fan of Sleepless in Seattle? One of the commenters had this to say about the new "island" names...
Maybe they are going to follow the corporate sports model, take tax money to build the installation and then take more money from some company for "naming rights". Alcon Island, American Airlines Island, Locheed-Martin Island, Frost Bank Island, XTO Island, BNSF Island... If you don't like the name just wait a few years, sort of like Texas weather. The company will go bankrupt and some other company will acquire new naming rights: Texas Central Island, Green Mountain Island, Solar City Island, Hyperpoop Island, etc.
One of the commenters commented about the new 3-D models of the Trinity River Central City Uptown Panther Island District Vision which have been installed at The Boondoggle's propaganda installation on the ground floor of the Star-Telegram building.
Does no one in the Sick City understand the concept of conflicts of interest? Can we expect factual information in the Star-Telegram about the tenant on the ground floor? We have long known that nepotism being a bad thing is a concept lost on these goobers known as the good ol' boy and girl network which runs the town in what is known as The Fort Worth Way.
As in corrupt. And self-serving.
So, these new models in The Boondoggle's waste of space show all sorts of imaginary wonders. You can push buttons on an interactive map and have imaginary nonsense light up.
How much has all this propaganda cost? How much does it cost to lease space on the ground floor of the Star-Telegram building? Who is making all these 3-D models? And why? And how much do the models cost? How many people are on the TRV dole, in addition to J.D. Granger?
How can money be being wasted on such utter propaganda nonsense at the same time J.D. Granger's mama, Kay, is trying to scam federal money from American taxpayers to pay for Fort Worth foolishness?
Appalling. Disgusting. Perplexing. And Embarrassing....