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Date Posted: Thu, February 12 2009, 22:24:24
Author: Duck, the optimist
Subject: Re: Anyone read the Shorthorn Editorial?
In reply to: Duck 's message, "Re: Anyone read the Shorthorn Editorial?" on Thu, February 12 2009, 21:44:01

Continuing with your thoughts about the arena, I agree. This could be a sorely needed bit of economic activity in A-town at just the right time. It's good to get it at $73 million before the hyperinflation kicks in from the government "rescue" spending. And if that prediction proves to be incorrect, we may benefit from an economic slowdown depressing the costs of construction. Either way, even with inconvenient surface parking, this is a win-win situation!

>I try not to read Shorthorn Editorials. They are
>uniformly insipid. For example, did you catch their
>take on the Omnibus Pork bill, aka Bailout? Somehow,
>by their logic, the Republicans are committing the
>ultimate sin by not being "bipartisan," which is to
>say, supporting the Democrats' bill. For all of the
>Democrats to vote "yes" is not partisan, but for all
>the Republicans to vote "no" is partisan. Puzzle me
>that, Factman.
>
>>Expanding on my thought...businesses not doing well,
>>economy not very strong, etc.--this project put lots
>>of folks to work (all the contractors, engineers,
>>staff for an arena since it'll be used year-round for
>>school/community events, etc.), which is always a good
>>thing.

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