Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:35 pm Post subject: FOOL ME ONCE.....
From Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:00 am to Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:59 am (included)
|Fool me once……..
Everyone involved with Ground Zero knows how to complete that phrase.
Yesterday was just another example of revisionist history.
At a special meeting of Community Board 1 the Port Authority now stated that they will have the WTC Memorial (or some portion of it) completed by the 10th Anniversary.
We have been in too many of these special meetings since 2001 to lend any credence to what is said.
Our question is what happened between last week when the PA did not have enough to report to Governor Paterson and yesterday.
Was there an epiphany that we missed?
More likely it was just another example of give them something so they stop bothering us and by the time we come out with the real facts we will have a story in place indicating that they misinterpreted what we said.
I have personally sat at these meetings where members of the mayor’s office, the Port Authority and the LMDC have flat out lied about what was done, what was being done and what was going to be done.
Not once were any of them held responsible for these lies.
And they won’t be now.
That is why Ground Zero is in the condition it is.
A perfect example is that two years ago when they first realized that costs were spiraling out of control they had very similar meetings.
They actually brought in an outside consultant and the mayor put a firm ceiling of $500 Million on the Memorial.
He stated that costs and timelines were going to be closely watched to assure the project stayed on target and under budget.
Without batting an eye they are now tossing around a figure of $630 million at a minimum.
No mention of that at all at last night’s meeting.
Instead of coming in and saying we screwed up and we are reevaluating the entire design to create a more modest family friendly memorial.
They throw out new dates to appease the crowds.
Now their spin doctors will be hard at work on the script to explain when the new dates are missed.
And the families will have to settle because if they try to fight, judges who are part of this club will just toss the cases out.
Just ask Diane.
At least if we were dealing with elected officials we could vote them out of office.
Put we are dealing with Authorities and agencies that are above the law.
And people continue to die from 9/11 related diseases, and our dead are left for eternity in a land fill.
As we are fed one lie after another.
Fool me twice…. I don’t think so.
“Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth”.
Franklin D. Roosevelt