Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Depressing to consider...

After learning of many important legislators disapproval of Parkland, I wasn't surprised to hear they asked for a deferral.

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

Look at the empty sub-divisions in Homestead already

These pictures are stunning:

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

Miami is at the center of the Mortgage Meltdown!

If anyone missed Miami on 60 Minutes last night, check out this video:

The repo men are hiring and working nonstop. Yet we have jokers pushing PARKLAND! Way to go, huh?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Pinecrest = Proposed Parkland....

As of the census[1] 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,)[7] 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.


Great quote...

Mark Twain:

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.

An ironic twist...

The funny thing is Rod Blagojevich offers a Senate seat up for sale and the nation goes into an apoplectic fit. Rodney Barretto is appointed as the chairman of the Fish and Wildlife Commission for his fund raising abilities and people don't bat an eyelash!

Onward Parkland! Bring on the destruction of South Florida for the benefit of the landed gentry!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Please bail out the developers! My mind has been clouded by unimportant details!

The men who purchased the goodly land known as Parkland deserve to be bailed out.

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

Attack of the "free market"

You are going to love this :

Attack of the "Free Market". It consumed too many mortgage backed securities!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Future generations will judge us...

...based on how we maintain the environment.

Thankfully Commissioner Sosa has agreed to meet with me next week. I am so excited to be able to speak with one of the people who will decide on Parkland.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

If you think traffic on Kendall Drive is bad now...

...Wait until after we have 18,000 more vehicles coming from Parkland.

You might as well install parking meters because nobody is going to be moving....

Predictable responses

When people hear of a plan to build 7,000 new homes outside of the urban development boundary their reaction follows a predictable plan.

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 I'm going to print out flyers and put them around town.