Well, it looks like yet again the irrational idiot minorityÂ have won over rational adults.Â A judge hasÂ issued a temporary injunction against the Cal Performance Center.Â The best-case scenario at this point is a quickÂ appeal to overturn the ruling.Â The likely scenario is that it delays the project a year.Â The worst-case scenario is that this will be the demise of the project, Tedford will leave, the Cal football program will go into the tank, and I’ll be able to improve my season ticket location in the stadium (I took a hit when I added some seats).
This ruling upsets me for so many reasons but the biggest is just how disingenuous the lawsuits are.Â From the article:
“[the plantiffs] made a sufficient case that the project violates the Alquist-Priolo Act, a state law prohibiting new buildings on earthquake faults.”
Yet, it is clear from talking to any of the plaintiffs that they could care less about the earthquake fault.Â The tree-huggers only care about the trees.Â The other two organizations only cares about the trees and their views and Tom Bates, the mayor of Berkeley is quoted in the article as saying:
“We’re open to discussion. I personally would be willing to negotiate, although it’s not totally my call,” he said. “Some things are non-negotiable. The garage, for example, is off the charts. That’s a non-starter.”
In other words, this is about traffic and trees and political clout.Â Any idiot, including the idiots filing the lawsuits, realize that this project will dramatically improve seismic safety not hamper it.Â But no, instead of having the integrity to file the suit on what they really believe, they file the suit based on whatever they can come up with that looks like it might have a prayer of winning.
The other thing that really bothers me is just how horrible our judges are.Â They are overly cautious and defer WAY to much to activists.Â It seems there is a new example every day of a lawsuit that just about any rational person knows what the ruling should be that some idiot judge says something like “Nah, we’ll make the University delay.Â We want to be extra cautious.”
I know fairly few Cal Bear fans are practicing Catholics but today should be a day of prayer and fasting for all Cal Bear fans:
â€œWhy is my pain continuous, my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? …
Thus the LORD answered me: If you repent, so that I restore you, in my presence you shall stand; If you bring forth the precious without the vile, you shall be my mouthpiece. â€¦ Though they fight against you, they shall not prevail, for I am with you, to deliver and rescue you, says the LORD. Â I will free you from the hand of the wicked, and rescue you from the grasp of the violent.â€ (Daniel 15:18-21)
OK, so maybe that’s a bit over the top, this is just football, but nevertheless for all those who ask today “WHY!?! DEAR GOD WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN CAL BEAR FANS!?!” remember that God listens to all prayers, and rejoices in those who repent of their sins.