Oy, Neither of these stadia will be a public amenity any more than the Cheetah or the Ritz-Carlton is a public amenity. The profits of both stadia will flow to the respective billionaires, not to the public. Both deals channel massive tax streams to replace buildings that have decades of life left in them - no bragging rights are added by these deals. Fans are not even being subsidized, since they'll have to pay higher prices to attend. Retract your nonsense or admit that you're not a true conservative but a shill for crony capitalists, the sort that extract monopolistic rents from regular taxpayers.
How do you carry on an honest discussion without discussing Chicago? More children die in our presidents democratic controlled hometown, where guns are illegal, than in all the other mass shootings combined. How do you just overlook this little situation?
Get over yourself, JR. It's been a while since I laughed as hard as I did when I read this post (linked below). Let me know when you come up with something funnier.
Oy, multi-millions for public amenities, civic pride and bragging rights; but, not a penny for "little thing[s]" like food and healthcare for those that don't have it? Very amusing.
Not to be the one hijacking a thread here, but imagine the freak out if instead of White Men...this picture was instead replaced with Black Men, with one carrying the AR-15 front and center like the portly gentleman in the red hoodie?
ESPECIALLY wearing a hoodie.
You know how folks get REALLY freaked the effed-out when they see black men in hoodies these days...
Vox, you disappoint me. You attack an article about a legitimate problem by saying it is too narrow, and apparently too common to your mind. Stuart should write about your suggested subject, violence in general? Yeah, that's a brand new subject and a discussion of it is certain to make things better. How dare she talk about getting rid of guns (not that she did)! Playing the kids die card, how dare she!
Mr. Mateo, what say you about what Stuart says (rather than what you attack her for wanting to take away your precious guns): doing something about the crazies with guns that kill people, kids included?
No one in the near or mid term is going to take away your guns. But people, and the little babies you folks make fun of are going to die, and die regularly, until some one gets a handle on dealing with the George Zimmermans and Adam Lanzas of the world.
"Some call it poverty - others call it a simpler life."
Interesting point my friend, but I would disagree. You would be amazed at how complicated life becomes when you have to juggle decisions on whether to spend money on food, rent or medicine.
I've been there many years ago.
Why are Georgia and most other southern states so often at the bottom on quality-of-life lists like this one, and more importantly, why are they racing each other to go even lower?
"'The poor will always be with us.'
...from some book I read a long time ago.."
And used by every Rightwing "Christian" since it was spoken to justify greed.
On another note, Merry Christmas, Oy.
"You're insane (and wrong) if you think poor people get more subsidizing than the wealthy...."
Details and math, please.
"The poor will always be with us."
...from some book I read a long time ago.
There's no mystery why these deals happen.
They're not knick knacks for a billionaire's shelf. To the governments involved, they're public amenities and the basis for civic pride and bragging rights. Lefties just hate sports and rich people so they will never like it.
And it's VERY amusing to hear them decry public spending when they demand it for every little thing, whether justified or not.
Thomas, you are partially wrong on the T-SPLOST vote. Yes, our "leaders" aren't trustworthy enough to run a lemonade stand. But the rejection of the tax had a whole lot "to do with the selected road and transit projects."
I may be conflating causes of rejection; but, I think had our "leaders" actually acted regionally and proposed a mix of traffic improvements and transit initiatives they would have gotten the money they wanted and that we need to spend. Rather, they brokered deals among themselves - if you get this, I get that, the hell with what the people we represent need. That and blowing money on stadiums (and continual ethical idiocy, and few other things) is why we don't trust the Mayor and his regional and state friends - they are in it for themselves not the people that elected them. As long as we are stupid enough to elect them, they will do as they will once we have fulfilled our purpose, voting.
"I'm grateful that this Republican scumbag was acquitted"
Quote of the day....and it gives me hope. There IS fairness on the left...where, too frequently, the ends justify the means.
I can't stand this guy either, but I never thought there was much of anything there in the charges. Some swinging dick somewhere just doesn't like him.
Ben is hilarious! There were nights that I would be in a funk and then read some of his posts, and Kapow...mood would be lifted. Thank you Ben.
Wait did did you get the Christmas gifts or not yet?
Writing about gun control and trotting out "what about the children", is like spitting at a fire. I'm guessing there are around ten thousand similar missives.
How about an article about how violence permeates our society in general?
From people who say that alleged criminals should be executed, before any due process to our commander and chief who basically signs the same orders with drone strikes.
Get rid of guns? Come on.
(Ever watch a reality TV show where the characters fight? Support Obama this term around? Wish someone would f-off and die? Cheer when someone no matter how bad we feel they were is killed?) How about eliminating violence as a justifiable reaction on a personal level, and help spread it from there.
Funny and interesting. Thanks.
"Stadium Love" - Metric
Ben Palmer is a funny dude. I'm saving up to buy his book someday.
Some call it poverty - others call it a simpler life.
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