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By the Prayers of St. Nicholas, Lord, Grant Us Summary Judgment

When the South Tower fell, tiny St. Nicholas Orthodox Church was in the way. Sitting on a plot of land of only 1200 square feet, the Church was an institution in the neighborhood, hosting a small but vibrant community of Christians since 1916 and providing a place of refuge to the harried financiers and businessmen that worked in the area. In the end, little more than a few icons and some candles were salvageable.

St Nicholas Church, September 11, 2001

Some nine years later, the lot remains empty. Why?

Though talks between the church and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey stalled last year, church leaders say they’ve been trying to kick-start discussions ever since. But amid debate over whether a proposed Islamic community center should go forward near Ground Zero, government officials threw cold water on the prospect of any deal with the church — telling Fox News the deal is off the table.

“Government officials”? It’s the Port Authority, a private corporation that arrogates the powers of government and enthusiastically backed the terrorist training center mosque Islamic Community Center be built as a muslim war trophy.

But in a hearty βιδωτό σας to the muzzy lovers and their fellow travelers, it appears that the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has had enough. See ya in court, boys.

“This claim arises out of the arrogance, bad faith and fraudulent conduct of the Port Authority in preventing St. Nicholas from re-building its church at Ground Zero,” the church says in its legal filings.

According to the notice, the church will seek a minimum of $20 million along with unspecified restitution for damages and expenses “incurred in reliance of the Port Authority’s promises that St. Nicholas would be rebuilt at 130 Liberty Street.”

Since 9/11, Ground Zero has been referred to as “hallowed ground”. But it is sullied by the maneuvering, incompetence, backbiting, greed, and arrogance of the government and its handpicked enforcer, the Port Authority. And with government calling the shots, you can bet that winners and losers, favored and despised, will be singled out. For nine years that smoking hole in the ground has remained that way, a symbol of defeat, because the “can do” American spirit has been trampled underfoot by the arrogance of little tiny men *cough Bloomberg cough* and their personal agendas. These “public servants” are not just a drag on our liberties, but active and malevolent enemies of our culture and our values. It’s heartening to see the Church, which has acted patiently and with good will, finally pick up a piss-elm club and threaten to brain the bastards.

My guess is that this will settle quickly. Can you imagine what kind of corrupt goodies they’ll want to avoid disclosing in discovery?

And when did they serve the Port Authority with their notice of intent to sue? On the Feast of St. Nicholas, of course. And that was no coincidence.

Vespers for the Feast of St. Nicholas-Manhattan

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  1. December 10, 2010 at 12:25 am

    I like it.

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