Short Answer: Nothing.

6 06 2016

Carr Square

“All the neat stuff that’s going to go up around it.”

Nope.

“These 3,000 people that work there need places to live, eat and shop.”

But they already have places to live, and they’re nowhere near the corner of Parnell and St. Louis Avenue, they’re not going to shop on that corner, either, and they’ll eat at the company cafeteria, or brown bag it.

Believe me, they’ll build only what they need to between Cass, Jefferson/Parnell, St. Louis Avenue, and 22nd, and not one square foot more, and the people that work there will only be there for as long as they need to to do their jobs.

The video says that moving the civilian part of NGA to Arnold sprouted all sorts of new businesses around there.  Yes, because it’s Arnold, not Bell Curve City St. Louis.  That and people actually want to be around Norm.





Rationality By a Nose

30 05 2016

South County

Every Memorial Day between 1989 and 2012, I visited the final resting place of my affinite uncle, the late husband of my mother’s oldest sister, at Jefferson Barracks.  He was a Korea vet, and the Pentagon technically considers his late 1988 death to be a war casualty, because it was a delayed onset of a war injury.

In the fall of 2012, during the height of campaign season, a great uncle of mine, my mother’s mother’s youngest brother, died, and while he retired to Phoenix, he was also buried at JB.  Korean vet.  Which means MD 2013, I had two final resting places to visit.

If you’ve been reading me for long enough, you know what happened two months later.  And yes, you can figure out where he was buried.  Also a Korean vet.

Which means that starting with the MD two years ago, I now have three final resting places to visit at JB.

I asked him today to forgive me for killing him.  Even though I know better.  The only reason I’m still not freaking out about it is that the rational half of my brain is barely holding back the emotional half.

And then I realize my younger uncle, Vietnam, who was, like every MD, with us for the visits, turns 70 this summer.  And I’m not ready for a fourth visit.

Then I wanted to wash my brain out with soap for even thinking that.  I already jinxed one uncle in the ground, I don’t want to do it to another.

Even though he had to be thinking that it really won’t be that much longer in the greater scheme of things that he’ll be there for good.  He certainly looked this morning like that was on his mind.  But I dare not say.





It’s Called “Begging for a Presidential Pardon”

17 05 2016

Washington, D.C.

petraeus-wapo

Remember when he was talked up as Presidential material?

Invade the world, invite the world, in hock to the world, be censored because of the world.

Tell me again that terrorism doesn’t work.





Notice Something?

5 05 2016

West Point, New York

Though it hardly seems worthy of any sort of investigation, I did notice something strange about this pic.  If you don’t notice it from the pic alone, the story will let you know.  While I did think it was strange, it does not surprise me.

I won’t say what it is; I’ll see if you’re awake.





“Security Risks”

2 05 2016

Carr Square

Dick Durbin headlines a letter that various interested Illinois elected officials sent to the NGA opposing the Pruitt Igoe Carr Square proposal.  The letter describes the general area as a “security risk.”

How could Dick Durbin of all people be so racist?





City Bound

31 03 2016

Carr Square

NGA just announced that it prefers the St. Louis City proposal, the land just north of the old Pruitt-Igoe site.

That sound you hear is Francis Slay boogie woogieng like boogie woogieing becomes a crime at midnight.  Paul McKee can’t be disappointed, either.





The Bigger Loser

3 03 2016

Shiloh

Their lips say no, but their budget request says something entirely different.








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