A Decade of Bureaucratic Turf Wars and Government In-Fighting, Condensed Into Two Minutes

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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3 Responses to “A Decade of Bureaucratic Turf Wars and Government In-Fighting, Condensed Into Two Minutes”

  1. #1 |  Jim | 

    And I thought the old buildings were ugly, yeesh.

  2. #2 |  el coronado | 

    So this shit’s been going on now for about a decade. US combat involvement in WW1 took about 18 months. The civil wo-ah took almost exactly 4 years. US combat involvement in WW2 lasted about 3.5 years. All that, *combined*, in less time than it’s taken to rebuild some skyscrapers.

    In a perfect world, every time a Chrysler/Clint Eastwood “Detroit’s coming back” commercial (shot in New Orleans, of course: Detroit’s such a shithole that no one would believe such a place could be in America); or every time an Obama “Change!/Hope!/Forward, Comrades!” ad runs…..equal-time laws would mandate that little video above be run right after it.

    This is what the lawyers, and the career politicians, and the unelected bureaucrats, and the “activists” have done to us: they’ve made it so that nothing can *or will ever* get done anymore. Imagine that the automobile had never been invented until just recently. Does anyone here honestly think it would survive the regulatory approval process? “Whyyyy, someone might get _hurt_ driving one of these things! Or even KILLED!! Application denied!”

    There’s a lot of rope and lampposts out there, just waiting to be put to use. Someday…maybe…if DWTS isn’t on that night…

  3. #3 |  billhang | 

    Funny, I seem to remember there were some private sector interests involved in slowing things down. Something about a developer … an insurance company … maybe those things don’t merit discussion.