Sunday, March 09, 2014

A Note To Historian Arva Moore Parks: Why Do You Care? Go Talk to Shaquille O'Neal, Ask Him If He Has a Dog. By Geniusofdespair

I took this picture yesterday of a flock of Spoonbills...it has nothing to do with the post but it is another thing we are losing in Florida with development.


Arva: Why do you bother caring about this Tequesta Indian site they just found remains of? It will just end up to be another dog park like the Miami Circle (also a Tequesta Site). I would rather they cover it with concrete than let dogs shit all over it. Maybe some day people will become more civilized or Biscayne Bay will wash gently ashore and cover the site. From the Miami Herald:
Bypassing the board entirely, argued historian Arva Moore Parks, would set a bad precedent. In the future, she said, developers fighting designation of a property could make an end run by appealing to the commission routine requests by the board for a staff report before any decision on designation is even discussed, as MDM did. “I care about the site, but this is a bigger issue about preservation,” Parks said. “All they did was ask for a designation report. How can you appeal something that hasn’t happened?”
I asked a scientist on our trip yesterday why can't we do some kind of seawall around South Florida like they are thinking of doing in New York. He said the bedrock of limestone that might work (where it is compacted) is over 200 feet down. We would need a slurry wall 200 feet deep or more all along the coast. Let MDM ponder the cost of that one before they build. In no time the water will be lapping at their palatial front entrance. I guess by that time they will have sold all the units and not care a lick. But at least dogs don't like shitting in water...yet. I am going to watch Water World again and see if there are any dogs. Look at me, writing about Global Warming...now how did that happen?

As to MDM why is the Miami Herald keeping this such a secret? The Management Team is Derek Mateos (Tampa) and Mathew Dahlhauser (Georgia):


The type wouldn't copy so I had to do screen shots.
Did you see Shaquille O'Neal's name in the Herald article? Is he not part of this deal anymore? Does he have a dog? Who will pay for the slurry wall? My head is spinning with visions of pink spoonbills.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is so funny I laughed my ass off.

Anonymous said...

You are all over the map this morning. Did you have LSD in your Walmart bacon?

Anonymous said...

The urbanists, historic preservationists, and archaeologists are all missing the point on this one. Instead of having MDM spend their dough on lawyers to fight the site's historic designation, have them pony up the many thousands of dollars that will be needed to process and analyze the artifacts and data that have already been collected during the site's excavation. That is what will reveal the story and significance of site. The time to have saved the site is long gone. Preserving the remaining holes in bedrock is almost besides the point now that almost everything has been dug up. Get MDM to live up to their obligations under the City's preservation ordinance, then let them get on with building their buildings.

Anonymous said...

The City of Miami Legal Department and its novice City Attorney Victoria Mendez just prevented a City Board (Historic Environmental Preservation Board), created via City Charter, from "discussing an issue pertaining to history". Sure novice Amanda Quirk was sitting in the chair but wow. Shutting down a Board? From discussing an item? MDM lobbyist Eugene Stearns must have opened up the good booze to celebrate that?

Anonymous said...

MDM is a dear friend of Gimenez. And when he's involved you know something is corrupt.

Anonymous said...

where did you take the picture of spoonbills?

Anonymous said...

Who owns MDM? Why all the mystery? Drug money? Russian money?

Geniusofdespair said...

Why do you want to know where I took the picture of the Spoonbills so you can build a house? Not telling.

Anonymous said...

Amazing a novice Assistant City Attorney cut off the Historic Environmental Preservation Board from "discussing" an item. Who is pulling the strings?