Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Star-Telegram Has No Clue What's Going On With Fort Worth's Panther Island Boondoggle

What is up with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram?

Has whoever decides such things decided to start having a daily front page propaganda piece about the Panther Island debacle?

Today's iteration is titled What’s going on with Panther Island? Fort Worth readers have questions.


How did these probing questions get asked? The questions certainly were not in the form of comments from readers reading the Star-Telegram propaganda.

More than once the Trinity River Vision propaganda has spewed the nonsense that all the various wonders of what has become America's Biggest Boondoggle are the result of almost 100 public meetings where the public made suggestions.

And yet no one I know has ever heard of one of those apparently imaginary meetings, including Fort Worth citizens living directly in the area affected by the Boondoggle.

So, does this latest Star-Telegram article actually answer any questions a reader might actually ask, or has actually asked? Or is it just more propaganda in cahoots with the Boondoggle?

Read it for yourself and see what you think

To me the article seemed to by yet more rationalizing excuse making for the fact that there is so little to show after so many years and so much money wasted.

I have asked more than once if anyone knows how much money the Boondoggle has spent on the salaries of all those employed by the Trinity River Vision who are headquartered on the ground floor of the Star-Telegram building.

J.D. Granger is currently being paid a salary over $200K a year, plus perks and benefits. Others have similar high salaries, including J.D.'s ex-employee girlfriend, current wife, Shanna Cate Granger (I am assuming the nuptials took place as planned, though I have had no confirmation of this).

Because the Boondoggle has been boondoggling along way more years than any sane person would think such a simple project could last, J.D. and his merry band of fellow fun lovers have received way more money, as in taxpayer public funds, than as would be the case if this public works project worked like such things do in non-corrupt, modern locations in America.

Where is the accounting of how much money the Boondoggle has spent on advertising, signage, propaganda print publications, websites and the like?

Earlier this year Deep Moat III sent me a link to interesting information hidden in plain sight right on the Trinity River Vision Authority website.

A TRVA Quarterly Project Status Report.

Click on that link and you will soon be looking at all sorts of financial records recording how much has been allocated, spent, and remains to be spent on various aspects of what has become America's Biggest Boondoggle.

There is also astonishing project timeline information.

But in all the numbers there is nothing accounting for the taxpayer funds spent on salaries for entities like J.D. Granger, or any of the others benefiting from nepotism.

There is no accounting for the money spent on the various events such as the Rockin' the River Happy Hour Inner Tube Floats, or the music events at the imaginary world class music venue, the ice skating rink, the Octoberfest beer party, or any of the other like nonsense which would seem to be not related to flood control, or actual economic development.

This all continues to be so perplexing...

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