Schwarzenegger looney as a jaybird! | General Discussion Topics | Forum

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Schwarzenegger looney as a jaybird!
October 23, 2009
7:12 pm
Avatar
greeney2
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 10228
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I don't get it. The state is falling apart, they couldn't get a budget worked out, IOU's becasue we are broke, and droves of teachers laid off. But we can entertain building a football stadium, so some team MIGHT come to Los Angeles!!!! We have $800 for that, and don't have it for the thousands of teachers we are in dire need of??? Unless I'm missing something, this is totally insane to me.

L.A. NOW
Southern California -- this just in
« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Schwarzenegger signs bill boosting NFL stadium plans in San Gabriel Valley
October 22, 2009 | 10:49 am
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed a bill to help speed up construction of an NFL stadium in the San Gabriel Valley.

The legislation exempts the proposed 75,000-seat stadium from state environmental laws and is intended to hasten the planning process. The $800-million project by developer Ed Roski Jr. is planned near the junction of the 57 and 60 freeways.

“This is the best kind of action state government can create: action that cuts red tape, generates jobs, is environmentally friendly and brings a continued economic boost to California,” Schwarzenegger said. “This legislation allows us to move forward with the construction of the nation’s greenest football stadium and create thousands of jobs.”

Construction of the 3-million-square-foot stadium complex is estimated to create more than 18,000 jobs, according to a statement on the governor’s website.

The complex will include an orthopedic hospital, a movie and live performance theater, and office and retail space. But even in the wake of the bill signing, the stadium faces obstacles. It remains unclear whether such a large project could get construction loans amid the current credit crunch.

This issue has stalled several other mega-projects in Southern California, including the Frank Gehry-designed Grand Avenue development in downtown Los Angeles.

-- Raja Abdulrahim

Photo: A rendering of the City of Industry site, which would contain retail and office space, practice fields and banquet facilities. Credit: Mike Amaya / Meis Architects

October 24, 2009
11:01 am
Avatar
chiselray
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 1552
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

well i see it a different way greeny...maybe you hate football .. the basics you know are to build attraction..you gotta boost magnetism of an area by building these things..you know this..now if he said he was building a Golf course i would suggest he was a goof ,because i hate golf period...but football ..comeon its a great game..money will come ,if you call it IT WILL COME..Whats he gonna do to boost employment ? he cant do anything unless its to build things you actually need..and trust me when this whole recessive things is down and dusted this attraction will be a magnet..

October 24, 2009
5:46 pm
Avatar
greeney2
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 10228
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

You have to understand something when you say built it and they will come, like the baseball movie, that Arnold wants to sell off many of these kinds of places. Tax dollars have bought and paid for many of the fairgrounds, and he wants to sell them. They already are owned by the people and are places to hold events, and conventions, and also have the county fairs. He wants to sell off income producing properties the state and people own now.

As far as football, when did I say I hated football? We already have several stadiums that would attract a football team, and the RAMS left Los Angeles for St. Louis, and the Oakland Raiders left to go back to San Francisco. They had the Collisium, and they had the Rose Bowl, at least for a starter place to lure, and at that time ,maybe work out a deal.

The priorety in California is education right now. Teachers are in a crisis, and they need any extra money to spend first over a maybe. Maybe a team will come, but we have teachers laid off that are already here, and they are also going to loose their homes, dumping further forclosures on the housing market. OUr police and fire protection need more budget and more people. Our county hospitals are cracking at the seems.

Sorry but its a very poor time for this.

October 25, 2009
1:26 am
Avatar
Nesaie
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 1452
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Simple. Homeschool.

Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen... - Zbigniew Brezhinsky

October 25, 2009
2:00 am
Avatar
greeney2
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 10228
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I really don't know what the criteria is to homeschool your own children. I know a few people that have, and I'm a little on the fence on this one. Actually I think I;m a lot on the fence, because you have to be pretty darn regimented to get up everyday, and have a definate set routine of schooling, and not be tempted to slack off some days. Also home teaching is great if you yourself have a college degree, which most people don;t have. If they do most of them work jobs.

I also wonder what taking the school expericence from any kid does to them. Something about going to school from K-12 that everyone should have, or how do you learn to make friends, and interact in the world? You can't spend every minute of your life under your parents wings, or you end up unprepared for the world away from them. I'm not to sure about forcing any kid into some of the schools today with gangs and drugs, however, lots of kids do it and learn to say no to drugs, and stay a long ways from gang involvment.

Not too many ghetto families are homeschooling, I think you might find it in more well to do families, and religious families. A lot of them want them shielded from any outside influence past their churches.

November 7, 2009
10:59 am
Avatar
chiselray
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 1552
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

"greeney2" wrote: You have to understand something when you say built it and they will come, like the baseball movie, that Arnold wants to sell off many of these kinds of places. Tax dollars have bought and paid for many of the fairgrounds, and he wants to sell them. They already are owned by the people and are places to hold events, and conventions, and also have the county fairs. He wants to sell off income producing properties the state and people own now.

As far as football, when did I say I hated football? We already have several stadiums that would attract a football team, and the RAMS left Los Angeles for St. Louis, and the Oakland Raiders left to go back to San Francisco. They had the Collisium, and they had the Rose Bowl, at least for a starter place to lure, and at that time ,maybe work out a deal.

The priorety in California is education right now. Teachers are in a crisis, and they need any extra money to spend first over a maybe. Maybe a team will come, but we have teachers laid off that are already here, and they are also going to loose their homes, dumping further forclosures on the housing market. OUr police and fire protection need more budget and more people. Our county hospitals are cracking at the seems.

Sorry but its a very poor time for this.

well..i didnt say you hated football greeny..
Education what is that ? education of the mind is important of course it is...there are steps to achieve its peak by pushing the body you can push the mind..school education is important but so is health and fitness and i may even be able to put it above education of course mincing its values with a good old sense of football fashion seen at a game..
You see greeny,keeping health in the minds of the lazy youth who play xbox and playstation all day is so much more important now days..Fitness accounts for extra points to keep a sharp mind and your wits about you when in school...without this kind of encouragement from sports stars todays youth will keep getting FATTER and getting dumber ,we need good old school and that is heart popping exercise of the body before the mind,i am sure you agree..Building stadiums will give you this..Arnie ..look at him now,need i say more :ugeek:

November 9, 2009
4:29 am
Avatar
Guest
Guests

Bread and circuses, guys. Need I say more? :ugeek:

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: 288

Currently Online:
57 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

greeney2: 10228

bionic: 9870

at1with0: 9243

Lashmar: 5289

tigger: 4576

rath: 4297

DIss0n80r: 4161

sandra: 3858

frrostedman: 3815

Wing-Zero: 3278

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 2

Members: 23918

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 8

Forums: 31

Topics: 8653

Posts: 123263

Newest Members:

mike, Sanchez, heartmom, ieltstips22, Vicente Vargas, Goldingsboy, Bauer Palmer, Spacemonkey, hondahonda, laundryroom

Administrators: John Greenewald: 558, blackvault: 1776