Wednesday, December 24, 2008
It's depressing to consider a bailout of the Latin Builder's Association, but after we've bailed out Wall Street, the credit card companies, insurance companies, and automakers, why not bail out wealthy developers?
As the New Year rolls around, I'll keep following Parkland and try to organize some more resistance to this horrible idea.
Monday, December 15, 2008
We are dealing with the results of unrestricted growth. Lobbyists gone wild!
Thanks for the memories...the taxpayers will fund your foolishness for decades to come.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
As of the census of 2000, there were 19,055 people, 6,250 households, and 5,062 families residing in the village. The population density was 975.8/km² (2,527.8/mi²). There were 6,403 housing units at an average density of 327.9/km² (849.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 90.30% White (62.8% were Non-Hispanic White,) 1.72% African American, 0.12% Native American, 4.53% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 2.02% from two or more races. 29.66% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 6,250 households out of which 47.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.39.
THAT'S PINECREST...ABOUT THE SAME SIZE AS THE PROPOSED PARKLAND!!!!!! Think about it...
Onward Parkland! Bring on the destruction of South Florida for the benefit of the landed gentry!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
For the past few months I've been spending my free time telling my friends and neighbors about the environmental destruction that building outside the UDB would bring. I've been talking about building within two miles of the Everglades and the precedent it would set. Flooding and inadequate roads have been mentioned. I've worried about traffic clogging Kendall Drive.
But I was missing the most important point of all! Miami's nobility: Patrick Gleber, Sergio Pino and Rodney Barreto, among others, are what really counts in all this! You see, they took a risk when they purchased land at inflated values outside of the area they were permitted to build on.
Are we going to let them lose some of their hard-earned millions just because of a real-estate crash? Are we going to give up on our esteemed Lords and Nobility just because the stock market has fallen? Bah!
I'm ashamed of myself. Just like our worthless forebearers from the Middle Ages, the serfs, we are nothing without the Lords of the Manor. In my ignorance, I have forgotten how petty and inconsequential I am. Since we don't have any crops to give to Sire Pino and Sire Barreto (we don't need agriculture when we can grow sub-divisions!), the least we can do is let them do whatever they want with their land.
In the spirit of forgiveness, I feel they should be able to deduct our tax money directly into their off-shore bank accounts.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
You might as well install parking meters because nobody is going to be moving....
First they are horrified. Then they remember where they live and how corrupt this city is and they accept it. Then they tell me how they are leaving Miami anyways.
It's a fairly regular pattern. But we'd have a chance to defeat Parkland if we had more exposure.
I'd guess that today, December 4th, 2008, 3 out of 100 people know about the proposal. If we could increase recognition, we'd be able to win!
Last night I purchased www.notoparkland.org. I'm going to print out flyers and put them around town.