December 21, 2006, - 12:29 pm

Can’t Say I Blame Her: The Kelo Christmas Card

By Debbie Schlussel
Who can blame Susette Kelo for the Christmas card she sent out, this year?
On the front is a snowy photo of her home in New London, Connecticut–you know, the home that was forcibly taken from her by power-hungry, money-hungry politicians and developers using “eminent domain”; the home that was the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court case that obscenely ruled against her and the property rights that are a hallmark of America.
Inside is this message:


Here is my house that you did take
From me to you, this spell I make
Your houses, your homes
Your family, your friends
May they live in misery
That never ends.
I curse you all
May you rot in hell
To each of you
I send this spell
For the rest of your lives
I wish you ill
I send this now
By the power of will

Kelo sent the card to all those who took her home out from under her. Some would call that “Bah, Humbug.” I call it, an extreme understatement of what the recipients really deserve.
Right on, Susette!

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4 Responses


Rocketman on December 21, 2006 at 12:40 pm

George Bush & Eminent Domain. In 1990, George W. Bush was a loser. Having run two businesses into bankruptcy, he’d been bailed out of bankruptcy and placed on the board of Harken Energy. As a member of the audit committee, Bush was told that Harken was being forced to restate earnings, that his stock might plummet, and that he should not sell the stock.
Ignoring Harken’s counsel’s legal advbice, sell the stock he did, for about $800,000.00. He then invested the $800k with a group of his father’s friends who were buying the Texas Rangers for about $50 million.
As soon as the purchase was complete, the Rangers group used the City of Arlington and eminent domain to seize land upon which to build a new stadium for the Rangers. The taxpayers of Arlington then spent $200 million of taxpayer funds buying the land and devleopment rights from the lawful owners and building the Ballpark at Arlington, which the city then DONATED to Bush and the Rangers group.
The Rangers group then sold the baseball team AND the newly gifted stadium for $250 million, and Bush pocketed $14.5 million as his share of the heist.
So don’t go sobbing about the Kelo folks, when the only successful business experience in George W. Bush’s life was based on insider trading, questionably legal eminent domain and sucking off the public teat. Disgusting.

bobdevo on December 21, 2006 at 12:46 pm

Y’see Debbie, THIS is what I was talking about in the other thread. This is one of those issues where I agree with you COMPLETELY; having the government just take somebody’s property whenever it suits their needs is just complete B.S.
And you could probably get me to agree with you on a whole lot of other stuff if you simply took a more civil tone instead of the taking the tone of a politicial attack ad.
People are sick and tired of attack ads. They hate that campaigns have become smear contests.
Moreover, I despise bullies and I’m afraid that you sometimes come across as one when you go after whoever you wind up going after.

Rob Brown on December 21, 2006 at 2:07 pm

Debbie, despite the fact that the Kelo case was mostly about her, the movement against eminent domain isn’t. She indirectly makes all of us who think the govt. doesn’t have to the right to take property for a non-public purpose look like narrow-minded, mean-spirted, wide-eyed radicals. I hated it when my elders said while growing up that what you do reflects on others you’re associated with (school, family, organization, movement), but darn it, they’re right, and you should know that.
Thankfully, the comments of the recipients got printed, making them look almost as small-minded.
But she shouldn’t have sent the cards. There are times to hold your tongue. Christmas, and Christmas cards, is one of them.

Tom at BizzyBlog on December 22, 2006 at 10:07 am

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