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(Washington Post)   Maryland state officials who've used eminent domain 116 times to seize property for Metro's new Purple Line are surprisingly willing to grant generous concessions when the property in question is a private country club with a nice golf course   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 11
    More: Obvious, Metro, Columbia Country Club, eminent domain, concessions, Metrorail, scenic routes  
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2013-09-26 11:42:33 AM  
5 votes:
georgedpcarlin.files.wordpress.com

There are over seventeen thousand golf courses in America, they average over one hundred and fifty acres a piece - that's three million plus acres, four thousand, eight hundred and twenty square miles - you could build two Rhode Islands and a Delaware for the homeless on the land currently being wasted on this meaningless, mindless, arrogant, elitist, racist, there's another thing; the only blacks you'll find at country clubs are carrying trays. And a boring game. A boring game for boring people. You ever watch golf on television? It's like watching flies fark!

/Oblig
2013-09-26 11:27:18 AM  
2 votes:
Did you know that country club members are often affluent? And, as such, have access to lawyers who can file lawsuits and make life hell for people who bother them?
2013-09-26 02:05:03 PM  
1 votes:
This MTA spokesman, Henson... sounds like the real puppet master to me.
2013-09-26 12:56:55 PM  
1 votes:
www.conspiracyclinic.com

Nobody knew at the time but - it was the first step towards our only appointed president.
2013-09-26 12:37:12 PM  
1 votes:

LandOfChocolate: Carn: Wellon Dowd: thurstonxhowell: Wellon Dowd: Ken Cuccinelli has already come out against the Purple Line.

Who the fark cares what Ken Cuccinelli thinks about the Purple Line?

That's a joke, son.

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And while he is a farkhead, he just might be our next governor.

/please no
//Bob McDonnell was enough of a farkhead
///less of a farkhead please

No, I'm pretty sure that Cuccinelli isn't winning.

McDonnell was relatively unknown and thus our increasingly purple state didn't see a reason NOT to elect him.  Cuccinelli is a well known turd


I agree but I'm not taking anything for granted til it's over.
2013-09-26 11:56:31 AM  
1 votes:
Wait!  This means the purple line is a go?  GREAT!  Fark the country club, but politics is like that.  And I have no problem with eminent domain for a project like this.  We need to keep the metro system from becoming an unworkable farkup and having people go through town to get from bethesda to college park is stupid.  Now if they could link it up to the silver line, that would be awesome!!!!   They also need another cross town tunnel.
2013-09-26 11:53:57 AM  
1 votes:

thurstonxhowell: Wellon Dowd: Ken Cuccinelli has already come out against the Purple Line.

Who the fark cares what Ken Cuccinelli thinks about the Purple Line?


That's a joke, son.

i.imgur.com
2013-09-26 11:49:22 AM  
1 votes:

Carn: vernonFL: Are they building a line to Dulles?

Yeah, that's the silver line and has been going on for a good 4 years from about the same time they added the HOT lanes to the Beltway.  The first leg is supposed to open in December and it goes from East Falls Church through Tyson's (4 stops I think?) and last stop completed is at Whiele in Reston.  The next phase starts after that but I don't think they're expecting to be done with the whole thing until like 2016.  They're going to Dulles and a couple more stops further into Ashburn.  The orange line is already massively crowded so it will be interesting to see how it goes.


They are now saying that the Silver Line will open in January, at the earliest. Most of the capacity for the Silver Line is being taken away from the Blue Line rather than the Orange Line.

Ken Cuccinelli has already come out against the Purple Line.
2013-09-26 11:34:05 AM  
1 votes:
This is tough talk, but after bullying 116 homes and businesses, rather than concede to the golf course, why not look at it as their favorite new place to dump all of the displaced dirt and rocks during the rail line's construction?  People just aren't ruthless enough anymore.
2013-09-26 11:29:54 AM  
1 votes:

Gonz: Did you know that country club members are often affluent? And, as such, have access to lawyers who can file lawsuits and make life hell for people who bother them?


Did you know that the Supreme Court is infalliable, its basically 9 Jesuses sitting in golden thrones whose merest whims and fancies dictate how the rest of us live our lives?
2013-09-26 10:16:31 AM  
1 votes:
Corruption?

In Maryland?

This is nothing agNEW.
 
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