On my way to the office this afternoon I was asked to sign a "Say no to Wal-Mart" petition by one of the PARD volunteers. They've set up their usual table on the Glen Terrell Mall, urging students to join them in the fight to end the tyranny that is legal use of commercially-zoned property. This is somewhat surprising given their numerous crushing defeats.
Not so surprising are the same tired arguments about desecration of the dead, impending doom for those daring enough to cross the street, and the complete economic destruction of all Pullman retailers. PARD's final appeal in Superior Court is a month away, and given the fact that the collection of more signatures in no reasonable way pertains to the SEPA or site plan appeals, I can only assume that we can expect yet another PR blitz as PARD fights to save the town of Pullman. Would anybody care to place bets on how many times we can expect Xeroxed copies of pages or PARD members own signatures?