07.18.06

Fringe Political Blogosphere?

Posted in Commentary at 9:56 am by wcnews

Readership must be way down if Bud Kennedy has to spend his column debunking what he calls “rumors” on the “internets”. Either that or we hit a nerve. Why else would he use the term “conspiracy theorist” to try and marginalize this debate?

There are many, many people Texas – rural Texas in particular where this corridor will go – who were not aware of NASCO until Mr. Corsi started writing articles about it. I felt the information was news and informative. There is no disputing that the TTC is part of a larger plan to create a new system of highways throughout the US, Mexico and Canada. Let me make this perfectly clear, I’m not a fan of Mr. Corsi in the least. He’s the swift-boat guy, and the only reason he cares about this debate is because of his pandering to the “right-wing” on immigration and the book that Mr. Kennedy points out. He has no problem, what-so-ever, with selling off our infrastructure to corporations, foreign or domestic, or this corridor in general, inside the US. His main opposition is to the open borders this will bring. He wants globalization, but doesn’t want the globe to come with it.

My stance in all of this is not a conspiracy, I just wish all the information would have been laid out to the people in a timely manner so that they could look at and comment on this as the plans were being made and not after the fact. The secrecy and lack of public input until now is what has gotten so many people upset about all of this. And the lack of information or involvement beforehand is what led to this being “sprung” on the rural folks and therefore opening the door for all kinds of speculation. It’s not bloggers or the people of Texas’ fault that learning about this from email groups and our own independent digging makes us distrust our government on this issue. And when it’s been out there for so long and the MSM doesn’t even write about it that just adds fuel to the fire. Believe me Mr. Kennedy there are many Texans out there wondering where the media has been on this story. The corruption in and around Austin alone on tolls roads in staggering, I can’t imagine what it will be like if these other projects move forward.

Other problems with NASCO are that it’s a blow to the longshoremen. It is another blow to working class people. It is a land-grab of Louisiana purchase-sized proportions. It will rip this country in two… not east and west, but rich versus poor. And the poor, with no jobs paying higher than Wal-Mart wages, will sink further into despair.Here is the post of mine that Mr. Kennedy refers to in his column, Right-Wing Magazine Shows The TTC As Part Of A Larger Plan. It’s also cool for Mr. Kennedy to try and paint me as a conspiracy theorist, I’ve been called a lot worse. I never said that this was born in the Tarrant County Commissioners Court, or any other country’s for that matter. It is apparent that most if not all of the folks on the NASCO board are members of the same political party and support these plans – NASCO and the TTC. That makes sense after all, why would they put a dissenting voice on this board? If that’s being a conspiracy theorist, then that’s me. And if Mr. Kennedy needs proof of Republicans selling off things for “fun and profit” he can just look at the post below.

6 Comments »

  1. Eye on Williamson » The Startlegram, The TTC & Conspiracy said,

    July 25, 2006 at 9:24 am

    [...] The Fort Worth Star Telegram, aka Startlegram, twice last week referred to bloggers, this one in particular, speaking out against the TTC as conspiracy theorists. Here you can see my reply to Mr. Kennedy’s charges. Now not to be charged with being a “conspiracy theorist” again but the folks at the Startlegram are making an effort to marginalize anyone who thinks there might be some type of collusion between our current state government, the federal government and the corporations – foreign and domestic – involved in building this “horridor”.  And Mr. Smith can be assured that the confusion is all due to the lack of openness that the Governor, TxDOT, Texas Transportation Commission, have adhered to so far. As TxDOT’s travelling show winds its way through the state, and as they continue to meet the people of Texas they are overwhelmingly opposed to the TTC. At every one of these hearings there is a scenario, like this one last night in Georgetown, that plays out: The first of two public hearings on the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor 35 (TTC 35) in Williamson County drew about 300 people. One speaker asked for a show of hands, which indicated that about 298 of the people who showed up are opposed to the project. [...]

  2. faultlineusa said,

    November 3, 2006 at 7:31 pm

    Read more about Bud Kennedy’s attacks on Texas Republicans
    http://sandflat.blogspot.com/2006/10/bud-kennedys-race-baiting-agenda-wise.html#links

  3. disgrunt » NAFTA Super Highway Debate Inflames Texas Governor’s Race said,

    November 3, 2006 at 11:08 pm

    [...] While the mainstream media have largely ignored the issue super highway toll roads, bloggers in Texas have even picked up an issue HUMAN EVENTS first developed, namely that trade organizations such as North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition (NASCO) have been supporting NAFTA super highways through endorsing the activity of their members, including TxDOT. [...]

  4. San Antonio - Toll Party » Blog Archive » NAFTA Super Highway (TTC) Debate Inflames Texas Governor’s Race said,

    November 4, 2006 at 7:52 pm

    [...] While the mainstream media have largely ignored the issue super highway toll roads, bloggers in Texas have even picked up an issue HUMAN EVENTS first developed, namely that trade organizations such as North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition (NASCO) have been supporting NAFTA super highways through endorsing the activity of their members, including TxDOT. [...]

  5. Stop the Security and Prosperity Partnership - StopSPP.com said,

    November 6, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    [...] While the mainstream media have largely ignored the issue super highway toll roads, bloggers in Texas have even picked up an issue HUMAN EVENTS first developed, namely that trade organizations such as North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition (NASCO) have been supporting NAFTA super highways through endorsing the activity of their members, including TxDOT. [...]

  6. Eye on Williamson » NASCO Nonsense said,

    June 4, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    [...] is quicker to shout “conspiracy theory” than Bud Kennedy, especially when NASCO’s involved, Group’s ‘conspiracy’ is [...]

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