23 May 2012

Revenge of Darth Lucas

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Movies.com reports that even the later-era high-minded George Lucas can be moved to an act of revenge worthy of a full-fledged Sith Lord.

[F]or four decades Lucas has owned a large swath of land in Marin County in the North San Francisco Bay and has spent the past few years trying to transform the ranch on it into a massive, nearly 300,000 square foot, state-of-the-art movie studio complete with day care center, restaurant, gym and a 200-car garage. His neighbors, however, have rejected it every step of the way. Despite the promise of bringing $300 million worth of economic activity to the area, the already-well off neighbors are worried about years’ worth of construction activity and the additional foot traffic it will bring into their neighborhood once completed.

The local homeowners association has been such a thorn in Lucas’ side that he’s decided to abandon the studio construction entirely…

So what is George Lucas going to do with his property now that he’s tired of his rich neighbors putting up a not-in-my-backyard stink? He wants to transform the property into low-income housing, naturally, ending their official statement with this zinger, “If everyone feels that housing is less impactful on the land, then we are hoping that people who need it the most will benefit.”

(maniacal laughter echoes through the canyons)

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The very name “low income housing” is laughable. These units typically cost between $100,000 to $250,000 each. A more appropriate name would be highly subsidized by taxpayers housing for people lucky enough to qualify. We all know what low income housing is; it’s trailers in a low rent trailer park.

Phil McKann

I know its hard to feel any sympathy for the rich, but all things are relative.

I personally feel that Lucas is a douche for doing this. It would be tantamount to my neighbor threatening to turn his house into a homeless shelter if the neighborhood didn’t want him to turn his house into a gas station.

I hope one of his next door neighbors converts his home into a sewage plant.


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