Author of this essay up on FR today (Aug 20, 2011): Terri Hall San Antonio Transportation Policy Examiner is an anti-Perry activist.
Terri Hall is the founder of the San Antonio Toll Party and Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom. She started a taxpayer revolt upon learning of plans to convert Highway 281 into a tollway and charge taxpayers again for what they already built and paid for. TURF's grassroots efforts halted two freeway-to-tollway projects, curbed plans for the Trans Texas Corridor, defeated bad bills with runaway taxation in the Texas Legislature, opposed using federal stimulus money to build toll roads, and awakened Texas to the coming infrastructure bubble and bailouts. Whether speaking before community groups of all types, the Legislature in Austin, at rallies in Washington D.C. or on CNN, Terri is a tireless taxpayer advocate. She invites you to learn more and to join the fight at Texas Turf Org
There's more to the story (Isn't that always the case?) about David Stall and his wife and his political bid and crawling into bed with environmentalists and others.
CorridorBotch.org, or David Stall-ed ..........>>>If everything with which these CW.org miseducators, and their brethren in groups such as Texas Toll Party, have been frightening or angering these poor residents into intellectual submission were true, the TTC would be a slab of concrete spanning from Beaumont east to El Paso west, and pave the state in totality between San Antonio and Dallas.
Every town to which these people pay a visit is told that they are in dire danger of being diametrically bifurcated by the coming highway, no matter how far east or west they might be. To cite but one fraudulent example, residents of every single city, town and village along the Taylor-Manor corridor have been regaled with egregiously fabricated tales of municipalitive destruction and vociferous eminent domain pillaging.
The problem is, Corridor Watch et. al. are by no means allowing the facts to get in the way of a good beating. Every proposed path (and there are still at the very least three) currently under consideration places the TTC on the northern and southern ends of planned SH-130, which is a good fifteen miles west of the villes in question and in crisis over their alleged impending devastation.
That these Corridor clowns are asserting anything with certitude belies their veracity on all things, because right now NO ONE outside of the TxDoT TTC circle knows anything about any aspect of the plans ..
There are attending political ramifications to all of this, which is rarely the case when one is discussing a candidate who garnered a mere 8% of the interest of the citizenry. For there is a distinct waft of Strayhorn in the air surrounding the empty Stall and his Corridor Watch.
Comptroller Carole Keeton McClellan Rylander Strayhorn, currently adrift on signature collection waters in her bid for Independent Gubernatorial validity, has been a fixture at CW.org events, railing prodigiously (yet without substance) against the TTC, and the very concept of toll roads.
But herein arises a consistent theme when discussing Madame Comptroller; her inconsistency. Because prior to her decision to run against the TTC-proposing Governor Rick Perry, she too saw the meritoriousness of the concept of consumption road funding.<<< ......
FReeper Reaganez: Building roads for commerce is an absolute responsiblity of government.
My post to Reaganez:
(After reading Aug 20, 2011 article linked above) Seems there's a problem......Maybe it's time for another solution -- like the one the "environmentalists" killed that's strangling business and commerce.
This editorial board is calling for more taxes (they say Perry won't). Perry's knocked for the "TTC" but those who use it as a "bad" mark against Perry, don't know beans about it (or -- haven't bothered to learn enough to make a good argument against it).
Now, if the NAFTA highway was just a conspiracy theory, wtf were they doing with dog and pony shows trying to sell it to people in places like Reserve, Montana, and Watford City, ND?
BTW, the UN's own Agenda 21 pages were pumping the idea as well. Maybe you should look that one up.
They know more about it than you appear to.
At least Carole Keeton Foghorn Leghorn is a Texan. The King of Spain isn't. Neither are many of Rick Perry's other plutocratic backers, and the people behind the SPP/NASCO supercorridor, only the Texas portion of which was actually called the "TTC", "Trans-Texas Corridor".
Neither are the Bilderbergers to whom Rick has been busily turning in his annual report card the last few years.
Admit it. Rick Perry, for a conservative Texan, has crummy friends and worse backers.