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  • in reply to: Columbus area Music rehearsal space broken into #556488

    shirtandpants
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    Which rehearsal space? That would be helpful to know.

    in reply to: Out of the Closet – Planned Development at 5th & High #146910

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    rory said:
    As for the empty Shell station at least there was some hope of a great design and something that would have been more of an asset.

    that lot sat vacant for many years before AHF came along. if this “prime location” was really begging for high-end mixed use development, surely someone could have come up with something a long time ago. where were all these fabulous developers then?

    in reply to: Schools as Great as our City! #549009

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    kelly_S said:
    I am so over hearing people champion “school choice” by trumpeting schools that not one child has a “right” to attend. If they can turn you away, it’s not a choice.

    Would it be more fair for Clintonville kids (some of the most affluent in CCS already) to get priority at Indianola, one of the best schools in CCS? What would that do for educational equality?

    As public schools, all Ohio students have a right to attend any charter school on a first-come-first-served basis. Not accepting more students than the school can reasonably handle (ahem, 35 in an elementary class? who benefits in that scenario?) is just common sense. If there are a few CCS schools that are in such high demand that they need a lottery, then maybe CCS should learn from those examples and improve their neighborhood schools based on those same models.

    After all, if parents are willing to pull their children out of failing CCS schools and put them into failing charters (and let’s be clear that there ARE successful charters too), then CCS should probably be trying to fix those problems that are sending people away in droves instead of just fixing their data.

    in reply to: Lil Wayne- Purposely steps on the U.S flag #544967

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    good thing we live in the united states, where a person’s right to free speech isn’t limited by someone else’s definition of “patriotism.”

    in reply to: Send a local Actual Brewing Company representative to Barista Camp #538696

    shirtandpants
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    wonder what would happen if these sorts of competitions judged candidates based on their actual merits relevant to the training instead of how many votes they could garner on social media?

    in reply to: Wonderland Columbus – News & Updates #336067

    shirtandpants
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    whatever you say. a couple months in their time line doesn’t matter as much as the fact that one blew public money and the good will of the community on hype, t-shirts, and candles and STILL doesn’t exist, and the other has actually been operational for at least a year and a half.

    in reply to: Wonderland Columbus – News & Updates #336061

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    i think wonderland was actually conceived before 400, but while wonderland was busy building hype and throwing gimmicky events, 400 was quietly making their project happen.

    in reply to: Restaurant Rants #535557

    shirtandpants
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    if restaurant servers are considered to be professionals, then why don’t their employers just pay them a living wage in the first place (and benefits while we’re at it), instead of depending on customers to do it for them?

    in reply to: Wonderland Columbus – News & Updates #335819

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    wow, the indifference to childhood sexual assault here is pretty disturbing. when it’s a football coach at penn state doing it to young boys, it’s a scandal, but when it’s a popular art guy doing it to an underage girl, it’s “irrelevant”? how does that work?

    in reply to: New Signage in Victorian Village #504096

    shirtandpants
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    how long will they stay before the area commissions have them taken down? anybody want to place bets?

    in reply to: Out of the Closet – Planned Development at 5th & High #146822

    shirtandpants
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    The more this guy talks, the more I want this project to not get off the ground. Yeesh.

    yeah, because who cares about people with HIV and AIDS when one guy is an asshole?

    in reply to: Sh*t People in Columbus Say #482032

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    And this is why Columbus will never be the indie arts capital, the Brooklyn of the Midwest, or whatever the cute motto of the week is…because the only stuff in this video that is ACTUALLY unique to Columbus is about….

    …football.

    in reply to: Wonderland Columbus – News & Updates #335512

    shirtandpants
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    what would be interesting is if anyone on this board actually discussed the ideas and content put forth on toop (of which 95% is NOT personal digs at adam brouliette) rather than just speculating about who the editor might be. that blog contains plenty of commentary on the state of the arts scene in columbus, as well as actual information from public records about wonderland, but you all are going to focus on the fact that the editor might be adam’s ex?

    also, what kind of feminist discredits someone solely on the basis of being an ex-girlfriend?

    in reply to: Out of the Closet – Planned Development at 5th & High #146577

    shirtandpants
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    Bastardsuperstar: YES.

    Many here seem to forget that if it weren’t for the gay community, there would BE no Short North for you to use to impress your out-of-town friends. The VERY least you can do is not go around whining every time something goes in to, god forbid, help people who actually live in the area (you know, the ones you’re trying to price out so you can get a cheap apartment within drunken walking distance of Bodega?). Not everything in the Short North is going to cater to the whims of the Portland wanna-be crowd.

    in reply to: New 5-Story Mixed-Use Development Proposed for High Street #461801

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    Honest question here: where DO you people think that Section 8 housing should go? Nobody wants it in their neighborhoods, so where should we put it? Where do you expect that Section 8 residents and other low-income folks will move when they get priced out of their own neighborhoods?

    The irony here, of course, is that the people who seem to be the most vocal opponents of Section 8 housing are the ones who apparently moved into low-income areas on purpose, presumably for the low cost of housing. I’m just really confused about why, if you are so anti-Section 8 housing, did you move into an area full of it? So you could get a bargain house and bragging rights when you finally run all the poor people out and your neighborhood becomes cool? Franklinton, Merion Village, Hungarian Village, OTE, and others all seem to be vying for this right now….so where are all of those poor people supposed to go when you run them out?

    Seriously, please someone answer this because it makes no sense to me that a board full of people could be this selfish.

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