When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

25 June 2005

New York City invokes eminent domain...

...to take over New Jersey.

"The Supreme Court decision makes it easier for us to justify this course of action in the name of economic development," said Bloomberg, "although actually we could easily have made the case that taking over New Jersey would be analogous to condemning a blighted property. I mean, come on. Have you been there lately?"

New York will compensate the current residents of New Jersey with "fair market value" for their property, a total amount estimated to be well within Bloomberg's ability to pay out of his own pocket. After evicting all current residents from New Jersey, New York plans to add a new Olympic stadium, a Trump apartment complex, international airport, and, most critically, a 4,000 square mile landfill.

Read the whole thing at the very funny (and topical) Watley Review.

Hat tip: Mu and Jazz at Running Scared.

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