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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 13
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2013-09-26 11:42:33 AM
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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 11:29:56 AM
3 votes:
My favorite muni executive course just lost its back-nine to a charter school.  Now, I'm all for educating the children and whatnot, but who's going to compensate me for the loss of my short game?

It's important that we recognize who the real victim is here:  me, the American Patriot-Golfer.
2013-09-26 11:29:54 AM
3 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
3 votes:
Corruption?

In Maryland?

This is nothing agNEW.
2013-09-26 02:05:03 PM
1 votes:
This MTA spokesman, Henson... sounds like the real puppet master to me.
2013-09-26 12:48:55 PM
1 votes:
So it's not going to happen ... because socialism... or will it happen because ... socialism.
The derp-world is waiting to know
2013-09-26 12:46:44 PM
1 votes:
Chevy Chase golf course

www.blogcdn.com

that must have been a popular in Maryland
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 11:47:44 AM
1 votes:
Did they get a tax cut? Because they probably need a tax cut too. And an apology. We should give those rich golfers a tax cut and a nice solid apology.
2013-09-26 11:43:37 AM
1 votes:
Never let the facts get in the way of a good headline, subby.

They haven't *yet* used eminent domain to seize the properties.
2013-09-26 11:39:13 AM
1 votes:
Well... you know public transport DOES attract the riff-raff.  Maybe we could paint a fox hunt scene on the side of the Metro cars so that it blends in.  Also, They mustn't have any windows.  Wouldn't want the commoners gawking at us on their way to purchase narcotics or anything.
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 11:25:50 AM
1 votes:
Land of the free enough.
 
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