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  • in reply to: Drudge Report Sets Targets on Mayor Coleman #372428

    Klablut
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    rus wrote >>

    Klablut wrote >>
    You know like, OFFICER: You ran a stop sign. BROWN-COLORED CITIZEN: No I did not. OFFICER: Papers please.

    You really have a problem with a cop asking for a drivers license at a traffic stop?

    If you think that will be the only time an officer asks “papers please”, you are sadly mistaken. The example is to illustrate what could happen to people who may look like an “illegal”. Driving while brown, walking down the street being brown, etc etc. Racial-based harassment.

    in reply to: Drudge Report Sets Targets on Mayor Coleman #372427

    Klablut
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    …and the fact that Americans from European descent are calling some people “illegals” in a land that used to belong to Mexico is well a whole ‘nother story all together….

    in reply to: Drudge Report Sets Targets on Mayor Coleman #372422

    Klablut
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    Tenzo wrote >>

    Klablut wrote >>
    I like Mike on this. Az should suffer the consequences of their bigotry and stupid law(s).

    Stupid democracy. We should be able to tell them what to do. Send in the red coats.

    So, this travel restriction seems largely symbolic.

    No no it’s not. They say YOU shouldn’t do something. They never said THEY wouldn’t do that same thing. wadya think, everyone gets to make their own informed choice or something?
    pfffffft

    Oh please – AZ has every right to make any kind of law it sees fit unless interfering with the civil rights of it’s citizens. The right of an individual, group or another government to speak up and take a stand against an unjust law is the hallmark of democracy. Every American shld be against a law that asks “papers please.” It was only after initial outcry that the new Hitler, err new Gov. Brewer amended the law to add the person must commit another crime first before asking “papers please.” You know like, OFFICER: You ran a stop sign. BROWN-COLORED CITIZEN: No I did not. OFFICER: Papers please.
    In a bad economy, blame the minorities. Heck, it worked wonders in Germany. It is almost a decade after 9-11 and the fact that our borders are porous is a travesty but so too is this law.

    in reply to: Drudge Report Sets Targets on Mayor Coleman #372335

    Klablut
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    Coleman is joining a number of cities taking a stand. This is a list of cities banning travel and/or business with AZ companies: Seattle, El Paso, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, San Francisco, Austin, Boston, St. Paul, Boulder, San Diego, Oakland. The list grows daily so I am sure there are others out there. Other cities are on the verge of joining: Berkeley (Cols. beat Berkeley in boycotting? :), Milwaukee, Dallas, DC, NYC, Sacramento. In addition a number of union and other groups are boycotting. Interesting enough, a boycott is credited with AZ finally recognizing MLK day. Tucson and Flagstaff AZ are suing the state over this law.

    in reply to: Opinions? Louisville or Cleveland #372308

    Klablut
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    Louisville any day. Surprisingly fun and the liberal licquor laws are a bonus. It’s nice to get some dixie culture just a few hrs away from time to time. A drive off the main highway along the horse farms is pretty sweet.

    in reply to: Drudge Report Sets Targets on Mayor Coleman #372328

    Klablut
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    I like Mike on this. Az should suffer the consequences of their bigotry and stupid law(s).

    in reply to: West Side Development News & Discussion #368291

    Klablut
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    Walker wrote >>

    cc wrote >>
    It would be great if COTA set up some shuttles from downtown/convention center/ Short North to Casino. Maybe eventually a street car down Broad.

    A Streetcar works best for shorter lines. Running over 6 miles from the CC down Broad Street might not be a good Streetcar route.
    Personally, I think it would make more sense to run a commuter rail line along the existing tracks from the Airport to the Convention Center to the West Side (tracks cross near Wilson & Broad and run behind the Delphi site).
    Penn said that they were willing to pony up a few hundred million for new highway off ramps at the Arena District site. Perhaps they can pony up some money to help connect their site to the rest of the city via rail?

    Personally, I am all for rail of any sort in Columbus. But to think that Penn would pay hundreds of millions for a line out to their casino from the CC when the casino was originally in walking distance in the Arena District is very hopeful thinking. Great idea for rail from the airport to the CC, especially if Cols. is serious about getting more conventions. Maybe some of the tax revenue raised by the casino could go into these things?

    in reply to: Downtown 2010 Plan Idea #6 – Bus Transit Station #361832

    Klablut
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    San Francisco’s terminal has a park on top of the bldg. Beautiful concept. A park and/or outdoor restaurant (or just seating) would be perfect for the downtown lunch crowds.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/22/MNGS1D2189.DTL


    Klablut
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    Starr says: what does conservatism offer the non-elite? How about Freedom over your life. I would rather have freedom to manage my own life and fail– then be subject to the government and never have the chance to succeed.

    Really? financial – maybe but social conserv. demands telling others what to do w/ their lives and bodies.

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