Sunday, March 12, 2017
Storm Clouds Over Fort Worth's Trinity River Vision Boondoggle
I screen capped that which you see here after someone special Facebook tagged me in that particular post.
This photo was taken from the location of one of the many properties stolen years ago, via eminent domain abuse, so that the property could be used as part of what is currently a failed economic development scheme known as the Trinity River Central City Uptown Panther Island District Vision.
More commonly known as America's Biggest Boondoggle.
Those structures pointing to the cloudy sky are wooden V-pier forms that were supposed to be bridge supports for one of the simple little bridges America's Biggest Boondoggle was trying to build over dry land.
Something went dire wrong with the Boondoggle's bridge construction about a year ago, leaving the construction zone the abandoned wasteland you see above.
You reading this in sane locations in America. Your federal tax dollars are helping pay for this nonsense, with those federal funds secured by Fort Worth's congresswoman, Kay Granger, whose unqualified son, J.D., was made the Executive Director of this project (which has become America's Biggest Boondoggle) in order to motivate J.D.'s mother to help keep him employed until he reaches retirement age.
Hence this embarrassing public works project dawdling along in slow motion, year after year after year after year. With little to show for the effort.
Well, there are those cool monuments to hubris, nepotism, corruption and eminent domain abuse piercing the Fort Worth sky. We can credit the Boondoggle's vision for those...