You Thought It All Ended With Kelo, Didn’t You?

Of course you didn’t. You’re not stupid, you’re the smartest readers in the Blogosphere.

And of course it didn’t. A company out of Norfolk, VA, is being threatened by the city of Norfolk who want to take their property under eminent domain and give it to Old Dominion U. Because, well, nobody really knows, since not even Old Dominium U have absolutely no plans regarding what to do with the property if the city manages to steal it. Odd. We always thought — correct that: we USED to think — that eminent domain required some sort of justification, but obviously it doesn’t anymore. At least not in the People’s Socialist Commune of Norfolk.

So the Central Radio Company, not willing to give up their property which has provided jobs to Norfolk since 1934 (no, that’s not a typo), decided to put up a fight. Apart from the legal challenges, they decided to put up a big sign on their building, visible from far away, that says: “50 YEARS ON THIS STREET, 78 YEARS IN NORFOLK, 100 WORKERS THREATENED BY EMINENT DOMAIN!”

The People’s Socialist Commissars of Norfolk didn’t like this message much, so they are now demanding that they take the sign down as it is in violation of a city ordinance requiring that signs/banners etc. be 60 sq ft or smaller. Which, obviously, would make it impossible to see the message from far away.

Oddly enough, the Communist Commune of Norfolk doesn’t have a problem with signs everywhere else being significantly larger than 60 sq ft, including banners on, oh the irony, Old Dominion U.

Does anybody have a few moments to explain “due diligence” to the Commissars of the Norfolk Politburo? Use large bats wrapped in razor wire and studded with nails if you feel like it, and you should feel like it. We know we do.

Alternatively, and closer to our Texan heart, it might be in order to fortify the premises, set up an extremely well-armed perimeter and tell the Communist Cacksters of the City of Norfolk to, er, ‘COME AND GET IT!”



  1. 1
    dasbow growls and barks:

    How many separate 60 sq ft signs would it take to get the message across? Maybe one for each character? Surely there’s no ordinance against posting a shitload of legal, 59.999999 sq foot signs at the same time.

  2. 2
    Secondmouse growls and barks:

    But, but, but Old Dominion (there’s another heaping of irony in the name right there) has to have someplace to spend all that federal student loan money they have been getting that has been inflating tuition for decades, doesn’t it? Where else are they supposed to put the new Interpretive Dance for Social Justice Center and the Lesbian Muslim Phrenology Degree Program, if not in that location?

  3. 3
    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    Why not seize Old Dominion under eminent domain as a public nuisance? The City of Norfolk could sell it and use the proceeds to reduce civil debt while turning the property into private enterprises and charter schools.

  4. 4
    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. @ #:3
    What? Do something useful? Or sensible?
    Oh sorry, you must be being sarcastic.

  5. 5
    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    “Cacksters?!” :em03: