Thursday, June 23, 2005

Gawd damn bastards,the lot of them

I can't fucking believe this shit!The gawd damn SCOTUS,which should now be called SCROTUM has driven yet another nail into the coffin of freedom,liberty,and private property.
Oh,this isn't some stupid,little,incremental stripping of our rights,OH NO!
Now,any fucking corporate,greedy,shit sucking,ass licking bastard who can bribe or confuse
a City Council can condemn and seize any Citizens property,under the most misguided reading
of the Eminant Domain doctrine I have ever heard.
I have nothing I can say right now,I am too pissed,and anything else I will write would be even more incoherent.
More later,if they don't seize my apartment or computer.


Blogger Dan Gambiera said...

Comdemn property to put in a road I can understand. Tear down a festering disease trap, sure. But this is just evil.

Lewis Carrol said it best:

"I passed by his garden and marked with one eye
How the Owl and the Panther were sharing a pie.
The Panther got piecrust, gravy and meat
While the Owl got the dish as his share of the treat.

The banquet concluded, the Owl as a boon
Was kindly permitted to pocket the spoon.
The Panther received knife and fork with a growl,
And completed the banquet by..."

9:06 AM  
Blogger Benjamin Franklin Gates said...

Go on

2:59 PM  
Blogger Don said...


You realized what you said, right?

"Condemn property to put in a road I can understand."

That's legalized theft in many cases because the houses were not in "bad shape" to "condemn."

In Baltimore City, for example, they would make you an offer and the offer was usually below the fair market value of the property and if you declined, they would condemn your property so you could not have it appraised. Then, it was "condemned" property so they basically didn't have to give you anything for it, relative to what it was really worth.

Back when they were constructing many parking areas they were taking some people's homes and businesses, to make a profitable parking lot out of the area, and instead of giving them fair compensation as required in the Bill of Rights, they gave them a crappy property that they said was as "valuable" as the one they confiscated.

When we hear a government spokeshead say that a property was "condemned," we tend to think of a ramshackle house that someone did not take care of, cat and dog shit all over the place, roof totally destroyed and water is pouring in, etc., but in many cases they're condemning it if you fight them after they declare the property "blighted." Which in Lakewood, Ohio could mean that your home had one bathroom, a garage that was not attached or you had a window air conditioner instead of a central air unit.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Dan Gambiera said...

Yes, I know exactly what I said. That's not theft. That's the traditional meaning of eminent domain that goes back to English Common Law and before. The gubbmint has certain previously well-recognized rights to take property for the public good in return for just compensations. Always has.

The Fifth Ammendment put limits on E.D. as it existed before. The Crown (or the government in this case) had to pay a fair market price and condemn the land for some over-riding public good. The difference now is that "public good" has been redefined as "some rich bastard wants your land for his private gain. He also wants to squeeze out whatever value you might have gotten by waiting for your property to appreciate."

"Condemn" doesn't mean "It's so rickety we have to tear it down before it falls." It means "We will take control of it." It can be for non-payment of taxes, as a health hazard or several other things.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Yeah, it's pretty easy to define anything when you're a King, eh? Same with this nonsense going on.

1:44 AM  
Blogger jon said...

While searching for new central air conditioner info for my house I stumbled onto your blog. I totally agree!


9:21 PM  

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