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Another Time Waster

pete-rock

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We have done this before...

Al Hamilton all the way. The least known Founding Father who has had the greatest impact on the country.

You twits.
 

biscuit

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WARNING. Bad pun to follow...

I cannot tell a lie, I'm a George Washington.
 

Dan

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Chet said:
Wow. Have we really run out of things to say?
Nope. In your neck of the woods:

[ot]Casino move has key support
Walker, Norquist, Pratt open to downtown relocation
By STEVE SCHULTZE and DAVE UMHOEFER
Last Updated: May 27, 2003

Three Milwaukee political leaders say they're open to an expanded Potawatomi Bingo Casino relocating to downtown from its location in the Menomonee Valley, a move that would require unusual federal approval of the new site as Indian trust land.

Mayor John O. Norquist, once an outspoken opponent of casino gambling in the city, said Tuesday that the move, suggested by a group interested in attracting more industry back to the valley, was "an idea worth exploring."[/ot]

In other news:

[ot]Tyson says he wants to rape former accuser

Boxer denies sexual assault took place in 1991, but ‘I really wish I did’

ASSOCIATED PRESS

May 28 — Mike Tyson hasn’t lost his penchant for saying the outrageous. In a television interview scheduled for broadcast Thursday, Tyson again denied he raped Desiree Washington in 1991 in an Indianapolis hotel room. But he said the burden of being labeled a convicted rapist makes him want to do it now.[/ot]
 

Repo Man

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Dan said:
Nope. In your neck of the woods:

[ot]Mayor John O. Norquist, once an outspoken opponent of casino gambling in the city, said Tuesday that the move, suggested by a group interested in attracting more industry back to the valley, was "an idea worth exploring."[/ot]

The tribe offered to put it downtown before they did their expansion about 3 years ago and Norquist said no way. I love the casino and I would love it more if it was downtown. I will be so happy when Norquist is gone!
 

Greenescapist

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Repo Man said:
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The tribe offered to put it downtown before they did their expansion about 3 years ago and Norquist said no way. I love the casino and I would love it more if it was downtown. I will be so happy when Norquist is gone!
All right, this is still off topic, but maybe you could educate me...why do think a casino would be good for Milwaukee's downtown? I've always been biased against them.
 

Repo Man

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Still off topic -

My argument for having it downtown is that it is already somewhat near downtown, but in the most inconveinent place possible. It is in the middle of an old industrial area and there is no other entertainment/restaurant/shopping within a mile or so. It would make sense to include the Casino into the downtown convention/shopping/restaurant/entertainment area rather than in the wasteland known as the Menomonee Valley.

Indian gaming is not going away, so Cities should use it to their advantage instead of trying to fight it.
 

Chet

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While I agree with Repo that if we *must* be stuck with it, it should be downtown (and so should have the stadium!).

It went to the Valley because land was cheap, near the freeway, and there were no neighbors to object. I don't necessarily think they should move downtown. Why reclaim all of the prime land for development on the Park East corridor, then make it tax exempt?!

This is NOT a news story BTW. Someone just remarked to the tribe if they would consider it. They responded "no one has asked us but we'd look into it if asked". BINGO - HEADLINE!

They the same idiot reporter goes to the elected officials and spins it with "would you entertain the idea of the tribe moving downtown" and they respond something like, "no one has asked us but we'd look into it if asked". BINGO - WE HAVE A STORY!

Ugg I hate the media when they do that.
 

Greenescapist

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Chet and Repo --

Thanks for explaining that. I did not know that Milwaukee already had casinos and that it was a matter of where to move an existing one to. If it's already there, then I guess you're right to get it into the best area.

I was talking to my parents up in Maine this weekend about a casino proposal up there. The legislators - and so many in other Northeast states - seen to think gambling is the budget deficit panacea. I think they're on shaky ground, but that's just my opinion.
 
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