They will use eminent domain alright, but it will be to take the land from either the church or the home owners. The time frame is long and in favor of energy corporations and the city government. While unlike corporations (that are considered as people but have an indeterminant life span), life situations will change for the real people involved and the property will change hands. There are far too many politicians in the pockets of the oil and gas companies for Chesapeake Energy to even worry. It would not surprise me in the least if we find out that Chesapeake and developers planned it from the start. That is a beautiful area of town with a nice view of downtown. Real estate developers will buy up the parcels that are left, after Chesapeake Energy’s needs are satisfied, to build high-end town homes that are sound proofed with no yards. You gotta know Calvary is a target because a hotel on that property would provide a lot more tax revenue for Fort Worth.
The good ole boys I speak of still have their “Yankee” radar working and if you are from Ohio, you will never be a Texan in their eyes. I have 150 years of family history in Texas and before that it was Tennessee and Georgia. Unfortunately I am too familiar with the underlying racism in Texas. It is different in the South and especially Texas because many displaced families from the Southern States, ended up here after the start of Reconstruction. The same families that in many cases had served in the Confederacy and/or lost loved ones to the North. My family on my Dad’s side were field-hands and worked with the slaves, side by side. After the war, freed slaves would work for much less than the white field-hands so we had to move West to find work. My mothers family served the Confederacy and lost several members in combat. Trust me… they never forgot it and raised their families accordingly. I’m not condoning it at all. I have fought against it my whole life and payed the price. I was terminated from a job of 30 years because I voted for President Obama and will vote for him again.
I also don’t hate Christians. I hate those that take advantage of people that truly believe in Christ. Republican’s CANNOT be true Christians yet main stream evangelicals support their agenda, so you have folks like Mr. Perry that wave the flag of Jesus. Those ARE the people that I despise. Forget about Christian’s taking back their Country. Christian’s need to take back their churches and many things will work themselves out, without the aid of the government.
Cain is not an Oreo, he’s more of a Thin-Mint. There is more of a green tint to his filling because of his greed and love of money. That would be true for the entire Republican Party regardless of the color of their outer shell. Conservatives seem to have that don’t ask, don’t tell, approach about race. They disavow all aspects of the race “issue” being involved, but aren’t beyond supporting Mr. Cain to split the black vote. Personally I think that black folks are way to smart for that, and see right through to that oh so creamy, green filling.
YOUR system of capitalism NEEDS TO BE DESTROYED!!!! Capitalism is still the best system in the world but greed and corporate corruption have gutted its positve aspects and left our Country in the hands of criminals of the financial world. If corporations are equal to people, then what religion do they practice? What direction is their moral compass pointed? Why would people that wave the Christian flag even consider voting for a Republican? The GOP is so morally corupt that they dont mind dupping people of faith in the name o Mammon. Jesus would be at the Occupy gatherings… NOT AT A TEA PARTY!
Drug laws are a waste of lives and money as long as these fine Christian Republicans can get drunk and act stupid (although they are not acting). Either bring back prohibition across the board or legalize drugs. American’s spend TRILLIONS on the oppression of others in the name of some 2000 year old fairy-tail about a “Sky God”. People that do hard drugs, DIE. Simple as that. Isn’t that what Republicans want? Or do Conservatives want to make an industry out of imprisionment? Christian Conservatives are a cancer to America, worse than the Taliban or Al Qeada will ever be. If the President were not black, we would not hear a SINGLE WORD about immigration. A person of color gets elected and it has scared the “holy crap” out of Repubican base. A Republican and a true Christian CANNOT occupy the same body any more than Satan and Christ can. If you guys actually pray, it better be for some common sense for yourselves. You “Sky God” might forgive you but you will be hated and punished accordingly by the rational people of the world. I hope that the occupation of Wall Street is the beginning of the “American Spring”.
So it begins…. The walk back to the 1850’s. Does it make you proud to be an American? Republican’s will have us begging in the streets all the while claiming they are Christians. Who can blame Muslims for hating us. I HATE US TOO!!!!
Idiots come in all shapes and sizes and Pat Boone is one from way back. Republican and Tea Party cancer has spread. OBAMA 2012!!!!! America belongs to the people that work!!! Not lazy investors!!!! Christian Conservatives are the TRUE TERRORIST!!!!!!