August 19, 2005

Rope and local authorities

Some assembly required

Misha links to an update on the Kelo decision that raised my blood pressure to dangerous levels. It's not enough that New London can steal private property(with special thanks to SCOTUS). No, now the city is going to sue for back rent from the people. How? You might well ask. Turns out that the city didn't wait for a final court decision, but rather went ahead and condemned the houses, thereby taking fucking ownership and leaving the rightful owners with, well, dick.

Timeline recap:

1) City tries to buy houses;people won't sell and the city tries to claim it via eminent domain, although there isn't a lick of public usage in the taking.

2) Homeowners battle through the courts. Before a final decision is reached, the city steals the property from underneath them

3) Court rules in favor of New London, who now sues the former owners for back rent.

4) Satan prepares a new wing in Hell for the city owners and current SCOTUS members.

I'm waiting for the day when that wing fills up. It can't come soon enough, as far as I'm concerned.

Update: Received the following from a friend of mine.

Actual quote from one of the USSC justices:

"Not only are we going to take homes in New London, we're going to take property in South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico! We're going to screw ‘em over in California and Texas and New York! And we're going to extend our power in South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan! And then we're going to Washington, D.C. & take back the White House, YEEEAARRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!!"

Pretty much sums it up, doesn't it?

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