fair conversation
Just keeps getting dumber and dumber:
Eminent domain "is a great equalizer when you're having a conversation with people," Murphy said. "It's about having a fair conversation and not being held up by people who do not have any interest in the community, but only have an interest in putting more money in their pockets."

That would be Pittsburgh's great mayor speaking.

I love it: Eminent domain is the great equalizer. Because coming into a conversation saying "I want your property, what do you want for it" is so unfair.

That's the antiquated, neandrolithic way of thinking about it. The Progressive equalizer is for the government rep to say: "I'm taking your property; there's nothing you can do about it. I'll give you what I think it's worth, and you have two weeks before the bulldozer comes in."

The great equalizer. If, by equalizer, you mean "The government can do whatever the hell it wants, no matter how much people scream" then yes, Bob, you are right on target.


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a small victory
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belmont club
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citizen smash
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common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
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dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
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fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
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id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
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