June 29, 2005


You know I was kind of hoping for more from Bush's speech if only because I'm looking for material for a real "printed on paper" kind of opinion piece. But it was mostly the same old, same old. "Stay the Course" gets old with a really bad course. One interesting bit. The troops only applauded once during the entire speech. And it turns out that was faked by the Bush team.

In SCOTUS news, the head of Craigorian Chant's ironic news department Yanina brings us this:

Justice Souter's vote in the "Kelo vs. City of New London" decision allows city governments to take land from one private owner and give it to another if the government will generate greater tax revenue or other economic benefits when the land is developed by the new owner.

On Monday June 27, Logan Darrow Clements, faxed a request to Chip Meany the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road. This is the present location of Mr. Souter's home.

Clements, CEO of Freestar Media, LLC, points out that the City of Weare will certainly gain greater tax revenue and economic benefits with a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road than allowing Mr. Souter to own the land.

I'm a little worried that the Kelo decision has me nodding in agreement with Ayn Rand fans.

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