It's difficult for me to grasp why so many people are so willing to sell out the entire county to get what they want, or why no amount of opposition makes any difference to these children.
Close down a fire station? No problem. let's extort millions from the people of Clark County to build a Ballpark we don't need so a few people from Yakima can come in and rip us off with the authority of the county commissioners.
Want a Ballpark? No problem, we'll just make the rest of the county, the vast majority of who will never set foot in this rip off, totally pay for it. That way, these clowns can enjoy the benefits of having everyone else pay for what THEY want, but damned sure don't need, and wouldn't THINK of paying for themselves.
Who gives a rat's ass that Clark College is sitting on $70 million or so and could write a check for this RIGHT NOW if it was so damned important.
That someone buying a ticket to attend a concert in the amphitheater will pay more... a LOT more... then those buying the tickets at the Ballpark doesn't bother these slime one wit. They want what THEY want, and THEY want US to pay for what THEY want, like the playground punks they are.
And even when an entire neighborhood association votes against them... even when the vast majority of the comments on the newspaper puff pieces the rag keeps cranking out, though they won't be paying a nickel in taxes for this scam that they'll be making bank off of in advertising and that they have flipped over because they're being paid off... none of that makes any difference to the people who care so little about this community because, well, they want what they want, and screw the rest of us.
Greg Owens, who is one of THE biggest kool aid drinkers, ready to bend us over at a moments notice so he can watch semi-pro, barely-post amateur baseball, left this comment in response to my post concerning the baseball thugs publicly flogging anyone who opposes them generally, and the paper's punks going after those actively working to stop this crime from happening: Now that Shumway has condemned the moronic ballpark scam, can we expect the slimeballs running the rag to fire back?
"The meeting was attended by approximately 15 neighbors"
Meaning, possibly only as many as 10 households. Not even close to a majority of the households in the neighborhood, and hardly representative of the "thousands" you claim are against the stadium. I have yet to witness anywhere near a majority of citizens against this project at any event or discussion concerning the stadium. I get that you are against the project, and I also get that many are. But the exaggerations about the opposition are not helping your cause.
Greg Owens 11:05 AM
And the exaggerations about the non-existent benefits help yours?
I have asked you, personally, Greg, a dozen times: will you agree to pay a $10 surcharge on every ticket to pay for this ballpark to leave us out of this? And a dozen times you've failed to answer... which is, in and of itself, an answer: you want this, but you want all of US to pay for it.