‘Another’ Event Center Proposal

Still trying to Duke us into getting an event center. But you can only get the shit so shiny when you polish a turd.

They just won’t give up on this. I have said all along, if the EC is viable raise the money privately, build it and gift it to the city otherwise stop trying to repackage this thing every couple of months. We get it, we know what an event center is, we know you want to raise our taxes to build it. Has anything changed? No. Give it up. When half the kids in our school district don’t have enough food to eat, do you really think this is the time to raise taxes (on food) to build something we won’t need for at least another 5-7 years?


#1 Ghost of Dude on 12.22.08 at 1:34 pm

Yet another sprawl developer who can’t seem to get the concept right. Bigger is not always better, and a good location trumps being near corn fields you can pave over to build your “upscale” restaurants (read: Macaroni Grill and maybe another Outback) and retail.
Also, when will we ever need a 40,000 seat stadium? If there’s a concert that big, we have all kinds of big, grassy parks where it could be held.
If we build an events center, it needs to be downtown and geared toward concerts and indoor sports. It also needs to seat no more than 15,000.

Oh, and I believe the word you’re looking for is “Dupe”, not “Duke”. Although “Dookie” would be a good word for this guy’s plan.

#2 l3wis on 12.22.08 at 1:50 pm

“To Duke” means to take a shit. I guess the term came about because supposedly when John died his intestines were packed to the rim with shit, becuase all he did was eat steak and drink whiskey.

The EC may happen someday, but not with the use of retail taxes. They are gonna have to get creative with funding before a majority of voters go for it. The Rec Center and Indoor Pool votes weren’t even close. They have trouble learning from their mistakes. It’s kinda like, “I’m always right, even when I’m wrong.” mentality.

#3 Ghost of Dude on 12.22.08 at 3:01 pm

“To dupe” is to fool sombody into something.

The developers in this town have absolutely no imagination. Every project they come up with involves paving over a cornfield and putting up strip malls and tract housing while they attempt to get taxpayers to lower their market exposure.
The day someone gets elected who won’t let them get away with it is the day they start to get creative – or the day they pull every string they have to get that person out of office. They’re kind of lazy like that.

#4 Johnny Roastbeef on 12.22.08 at 3:13 pm

The rumor that John’s intestines were full of crap, is an urban legend. No autopsy was done after his death.

#5 l3wis on 12.22.08 at 4:25 pm

I know, but it still makes me laugh when Rocco sez it.

#6 l3wis on 12.22.08 at 4:25 pm

and Wayne’s movies suck shit!

#7 hosepheffer on 12.22.08 at 5:34 pm

she wore a yellow ribbon does not suck

#8 Ghost of Dude on 12.23.08 at 7:50 am

The Green Berets was an awesome movie. Even my uncle who was one says they got a lot of it right.

#9 l3wis on 12.23.08 at 7:52 am

sorry John