Monday, September 17, 2007
So Much for Doing It for The Children
Well, when it comes down to The Children or the uptight property owners in a "historic" area, we know the "grown ups" favor:
    It might seem strange that a new playground would cause controversy, but this one is in the middle of Lafayette Park, a 170-year-old park that's the heart of a well-organized and active historic neighborhood south of downtown.

    To some, the brightly colored plastic structure with a big red fish-shaped tunnel as its centerpiece doesn't seem to fit in one of the oldest parks west of the Mississippi, surrounded on all sides by Victorian homes and a restored wrought-iron fence.

    "It looks like a McDonald's Playland," said Larry Dodd, 51, who has lived in Lafayette Square for 25 years and is a member of the Lafayette Square Restoration Committee.
Children must not be exposed to bright, fun colors if it doesn't fit in with the aesthetic sense of prigs. Right, then.

Coming soon, we shall also take away their smiles because their gleaming teeth hurt our eyes and shrieks of joy hurtses our precious ears.

To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."