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December 12, 2008

Someone at The Simpsons has been reading Field of Schemes

Atlantic Yards Report

TheSimpsons2.jpg Norman Oder believes that NoLandGrab jumped to the conclusion that the story line of last Sunday night's episode of The Simpsons was pulled from Atlantic Yards.

Sure, it probably was about ANOTHER basketball team owner who drove the fan base away because he knows nothing about basketball, unveiled his plan to use public funds to build an arena nested in a group of highrise buildings, paraded his marquis player for the one and only public hearing, and bulldozed an important community resource for a "decadent monument to excess." *Snort!*

Here's what the Mad Odernator had to say:

One key difference: the new state-of-the-art arena for the Springfield Excitement emerges not from the vote of an unaccountable public authority, as with AY, but by public referendum.

"All those in favor of building this decadent monument to excess, say aye," asserts Mayor Joe Quimby.

Having achieved success in the vote, Montgomery Burns (above), in his self-satisfied way, declares, "Welcome to the American dream: a billionaire using public funds to construct a private playground for the rich and powerful."

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NoLandGrab: No, the key difference is that Monty Burns's arena got built.

Posted by lumi at December 12, 2008 5:12 AM