Friday, February 08, 2008

TRUTH BE TOLLED


William H. Molina's documentary about the biggest game of grab ass since Bob Barker is a film every Texan should see. Only this isn't about a game and the heinous shenagians taking place in Austin isn't about your heiny. No siree, Bob...it's about highway robbery.

When it comes to the Trans-Texas Corridor, Slick Rick Perry certainly thinks the price is right since he and his minions continue to defy the people, the law and any semblance of common decency. That's what under-the-table moohla will do. Yes, money, lots of money, potentially more money changing hands than at nickel night at the Bunny Ranch in Carson City.

Molina is an excellent filmmaker. The production values are top notch in all respects with the cinematography and music deserving special mention as they combine to make TRUTH BE TOLLED one of the most polished documentary films I've seen in a long, long time -- Mr. Michael Moore's offerings included. More importantly, Molina stays focused on the subject throughout, unlike Moore's ROGER AND ME or FARENHEIT 9/11.

The only negative, if there is one, concerns the redundancy among the grass root speakers at the varius town hall meetings. Then again, some Texans, especially my neighbors in Comal County, need to be literally hit over the head to get the point.

Little Oblio wouldn't last ten minutes in Bulverde...


Before closing, here's a little ditty I wrote some time ago. It seems appropriate to post it once again...

If Woody were alive today --
(Everybody, sing along...)

This land is your land, no longer my land
From the Rio Grande, to Oklahoma
From the Davis Mountains, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for Rick Perry

As I was walking a ribbon of tollways
I saw above me a ruthless gov'nor
I saw beside me an eviction notice
This land was stolen from you and me

4 Comments:

At 5:02 PM, Anonymous WylieWayne said...

I simply can't understand why you bought on the wrong side of the tracks. You also went to the wrong school to be able to clearly see the purpose in more traffic, truck traffic to boot, so we could have roads like Little Rock to Memphis only lots longer (and probably collapse into pot holes at the first rain)
Where is your sense of humor......LOL

 
At 7:40 AM, Anonymous MRN said...

for whom the bell tolls?...it tolls for thee....all of the crybabies who carp about the traffic on 281 and yet don't want to do anything about it....shit or get off the roadway and let those of us who want to drive unimpeded do so....bunch of whining jerk-offs....MRN (yes, i'm a little bit intense on this issue)

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger Robert A. Nowotny said...

MRN:

There are currently two entirely separate issues emanating from the entrenched TxDOT bunkers in Austin. One is the tolling of existing roads such as Hwy 281 and Loop 1604 or, more reasonably, adding new toll lanes to these heavily congested routes.

The other is the Trans-Texas Corridor, a 4,000 mile road, rail and utility network which will seize over a half million acres of Texas soil under the guise of "enema domain." The main purpose of this land grab is to be the first major infrastructure for the assimilation of the U.S., Mexico and Canada into basically one unified nation. And, of course, to make millions and millions for Perry and his Gestapo.

TRUTH BE TOLLED focuses on this this topic, not the 281/1604 situation.

 
At 6:29 PM, Anonymous mrn said...

i feel there are relationships and similarities in both issues....for there is an established group of partisians who take evey opportunity to block the progress of texdot which is involved with the ttc....yes, our erstwhile cheerleader champions the ttc all the while directing texdot from under the table....while i may have jumbled the apples and oranges a bit, there are certainly a few tangerines in the basket....(huh?)...mrn

 

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