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Friday, April 23, 2010

New York imitates Portland once again

A sports arena foisted onto an unwilling public with many false promises, plus (as a bonus) "mixed use" glory: "Nobody wants this. Yet it can't be stopped, because the rich always win."

Comments (3)

So how much public money is involved in this boondoggle? I didn't get that from the article. It's still a bad idea and is just being used to pump the price of the Nets up.

Wouldn't it be kinda cool if there were money in making schools and roads better? Then our govt could get excited about it!

The Dallas suburb of Highland Park just went through a similar situation involving the George W. Bush Presidential Library. All of this effort to steal a condo from one person who didn't want a pennies-on-the-dollar buyout...and all so Shrub could have a job that didn't involve commenting on MTV videos with his best friend Beavis. (Even better, since Southern Methodist University is confiscating the grounds of a rather successful strip mall on the edge of the property, it's paying out the predicted revenues that the businesses therein would have made over the next decade.)

"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power."

P.J. O'Rourke

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