Harrisburg Happening

Thursday, May 18, 2006

To my friends at the GSA

You seem too interested in what we say on this blog about your project - It looks like you've got the site bookmarked and check regularly. Or maybe you don't understand sarcasm very well, as in my view of your plans for midtown. So that we are clear, o big brother - the news announcement is a joke. It pokes fun at your attitudes about race, poverty, war, crime and general disconnection from the people you are supposed to serve. It is political commentary. Or do you need it spelled out more?

Oh - maybe you should consider some of that sofware that cloaks your IP address if you don't want to be caught snooping.

4 Comments:

Blogger GastonStreet said...

I heard an interesting theory last night from a mid-town resident....the courthouse is be built at the Jackson-Lick elderly housing location. Speculation has it, the GSA is janking your chain on the other sites, looking for public outrage, then at the last minute, Rick Santorum rides in on his white horse...and saves the day! Just in time for his re-election...sounds plausable, don't you think???

May 23, 2006  
Blogger Anniken Davenport, Esquire said...

Yeah - except the problem is with a potential lawsuit against the federal government under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Basically, if a government action has a disparate impact on a particular race or as may be the case here, disability and race, then there's a class action disparate impact lawsuit. That would explain why someone from the GSA did a search for "African American, courthouse project, Harrisburg" perhaps looking for just such information.

I don't buy the Santorum deal. There aren't enough voters in Harrisburg who would vote for a Republican to swing anything his way

May 23, 2006  
Blogger Anniken Davenport, Esquire said...

Yeah - except the problem is with a potential lawsuit against the federal government under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Basically, if a government action has a disparate impact on a particular race or as may be the case here, disability and race, then there's a class action disparate impact lawsuit. That would explain why someone from the GSA did a search for "African American, courthouse project, Harrisburg" perhaps looking for just such information.

I don't buy the Santorum deal. There aren't enough voters in Harrisburg who would vote for a Republican to swing anything his way

May 23, 2006  
Blogger hbggirl said...

I dunno - but I have said all along that the downtown site was thrown in as a red herring - to create public outrage and to divert the attention away from the site that was already pre-determined (which I believe to be the site on 7th Street). We'll see.

May 25, 2006  

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