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!”