Mayor Botch is doing what the Koch Bros wanted when they financed his election: get rid of public union jobs, no matter the impact on the locality and its people. The police dept, fire fighters, teachers, and their unions are next on the list to wreck.
The applications have been Graded as an "I". For inaccurate, incomplete and inconclusive. The RTA funds are not to be used for 'seed money' projects but built on community support. Which, is lacking in this case. Also, the independent auditor did not reconcile the loss of the SKY SOX not using the stadium. This application is not for prime time and should not be allowed to move forward. Regardless of all the 'free money' being offered./
Glass is still not recycled in the West like it is back East, where you have a bottle deposit fee when you purchase a six pack. The homeless there collect the bottles & cans and actually earn a living by recycling them. I worked for Waste Management for 7 years who claim to recycle glass, but don't. They are allowed to crush it up and cover a landfill at the end of the night because they aren't using dirt as a cover. This is such a farce, but because there isn't a glass recycling plant in Colorado and would cost too much to transport to Utah where there is a plant, they are legally able to call this recycling glass products. We need to open a facility and start our own bottle deposit system and it would generate more jobs in the industry here for Colorado. How about it?
Miami Stadium fiasco- The agency also is looking closely at a controversial deal to build a new stadium for the Miami Marlins baseball team—paid for mostly with city and county bonds that left local taxpayers on the hook for over $1 billion for decades. The project was supposed to help attract more tourist traffic, boost the local economy and generate tax receipts. Instead, after three straight seasons in the basement of the National League East, the Marlins played their 2013 home games in a half-empty stadium.
The City of Miami and Miami-Dade County confirmed that they have received subpoenas.
We will be canceling the event that takes place on the 2nd Friday but we will continue to host the DC Universe RPG on the First Saturday of the month.
As someone from Southern Louisiana, I am ashamed to to call this place a "Cajun" restaurant. They can't even spell "Laissez les bon temps roulez" correctly on their wall! The shrimp is NOT gulf shrimp, but a frozen product. "It's not legal to ship Gulf Shrimp out of Louisiana," the owner told us on our September visit. This is complete bull. I order Gulf shrimp from cajungrocer all the time. Secondly, the staff was terrible! They were more concerned about the guest ordering drinks and appetizers through the window to the bar next door, than they were in taking our orders and getting our drink refills. Furthermore, they knew NOTHING about the menu. "Chef"Brunet stood outside the door smoking and talking to someone, who I can only assume was a buddy, for the entire 45 minutes we were at the restaurant.
I order the gumbo, a pathetic soup of chewy shrimp, beef broth, and maybe a 1/4 cup of rice. My husband had the roast beef po-boy made on a hoagie roll that was so stale you couldn't bite into it, and beef so cheap and poorly seasoned it wouldn't even qualify for a fast-food restaurant. The accompanying "au jus" was tin-tasting canned beef broth. The menu also include a jambalya that boasted a tomato based sauce. Not self-respected Cajun would advertise tomato based sauces as Cajun cuisine. This is creole cuisine from the New Orleans area.
After our hopeful attempt to find a restaurant that could serve our beloved south-west Louisiana favorites, we left with, appropriately, a retracted bill and some free beignets for our trouble. They should have kept there flat, chewy treats for some other gullible customer.
Colo. School Board Member: Transgender Students Need 'Castration' Before Using Bathrooms - Just unbelievable in this day and age with Science as our guide instead of someone's bogus religion guiding our state politics!
DELIVERY SERVICES EVERYWHERE HERE IN ARIZONA....NOBODY GOING DOWN HERE...STRANGE
Indeed, those of us who are old enough do not remember, and those who are too young do not appreciate the climate of the times. Southern segregationists despised President Kennedy for championing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, jr., and for characterizing integration as a moral issue. A protester at the Dallas airport that day carried a sign that read, "Help Kennedy stamp out democracy!"
Someone plug the cord back into the wall socket?
I mentioned Clement Greenberg in order to provide an arch example of what I referred to as "formalist art theory"; not too many people outside of academia know who he is & so, by contextualizing "formalist art theory" with a substantial name like his, perhaps a few non-specialists might Wikipedia him & have a magical learning experience. My larger point was this: even if you're NOT a media-specific, Greenbergian-type formalist (not that anyone is these days) - even if, by contrast, you're a clever neo-neo-Dadaist iconoclastic populist - you never-the-less indirectly maintain a artificial hierarchical distinction between "art" and "culture" by having an art museum membership. Why? Because contemporary art institutions exist to sell the idea of CULTURE (the "aura of fine art") to an audience who has no need of it. The avant-garde used to legitimate it's activities within august art museums as a kind of staged protest in the heart of their enemy's camp but now it's obvious that their contemporary exemplars are merely neo-court artists. American democratic culture is free, literally and figuratively - as radically avant-garde as it gets. You're the worst kind of hypocrite if you mug these values but speculate on the possibility of your own blue chip success. Museums and galleries all over the world will attest to their success at fooling new money aspiring to "class" & those who aspire to be new money. Locally, we have events that contemporary audiences actually DO like - dance, wine, film, pop music - functioning as siren songs for desiccated cultural institutions. Of course, these sorts of distractions have always accompanied art exhibits, but never has the gilding replaced the lily as it does today! The public could care less about the art that's on the wall of their dance & wine & pop song event. & are they wrong? No! Do you really think that Mad Men & Breaking Bad have effected the western world less than Mark Rothko or Andy Goldsworthy? Whether or not you like either of these artists, can you deny the fact that they mean almost nothing to non-art specialists?
I had to re-read your comment several times to make sure I was not in an art history nightmare.
Greenberg has been dead for years, and yes, his opinion drags on in some art-speak but I don't think most people ever think about embracing "media-specific formalist art theory", whether they belong to a museum or not.
I'm also not sure that Mad Men & Breaking Bad have impacted the western world more than Rothko or Goldsworthy. "An open embrace of that media would compromise the legitimacy of "fine art" institutions". Which media? Television? Advertising art? Sculpture? Photography? I'm confused.
Define fine art. Is it truly your opinion that "No "fine art", avant-garde or otherwise, holds any relevance to contemporary audiences"? This is a statement which might be uttered in an "academic" discussion of fine art, but it's so broad that it must seem incomprehensible to most people.
What is the "aura of fine art" and what specifically is , "snake oil" vis a vis the arts or what you have designated as "fine art"? What one likes or dislikes about a specific work or body of works boils down to personal taste. An institution's choice to show specific works doesn't address the taste of an individual viewer.
The shoes you are selling simply don't fit all feet. Museums and galleries all over the world will attest to it.
Whether or not you embrace media-specific formalist art theory (like that of Clement Greenberg), you never-the-less tacitly support the existence of a qualitative distinction between "fine art" and "entertainment" in the form of a museum membership. Mad Men & Breaking Bad have effected the western world to a far greater extent than Mark Rothko or Andy Goldsworthy. & yet we know that an open embrace of this media would compromise the legitimacy of "fine art" institutions - it would point out their lack of contemporary relevance & necessity. Thus, the current invidious distinctions between "art" and "culture" that inevitably effect contemporary art institutions in the form of audience indifference & institutional failure. Dada-type (anti)art strategies & their legacy haven't repaired the divide between art & audience but have only instituted a new divide. Look a the GOCA show downtown. Would your dad, COULD your dad make sense of any of it? What if it was a show of Rembrandt paintings? No "fine art", avant-garde or otherwise, holds any relevance to contemporary audiences. Museums are forced to sell the aura of "fine art" in order to exist & perpetuate themselves. How much longer can they successfully dish this snake oil?
Great read, Ralph!
As much as I'd prefer Dr. Rosebush leave USAFA immediately, I don't think he should be fired only on the basis of his resume and published opinions. Especially since these were known to those who hired him.
OTOH, when is his contract up? I think most civilians at USAFA, at least civilian faculty, are on 5 year contracts with no guarantee of renewal. I hope his isn't.
From Wikipedia: "Farro is a food product composed of the grains of certain wheat species in whole form ... sold dried ... prepared by cooking in water until soft, but still crunchy ... may be eaten plain .... often used ... in dishes such as salads and soups. It is sometimes ground into flour and used to make pasta or bread.
Anyone who's read the book "Wheat Belly" will know today's wheat bears no resemblance to the wheat of the Paleo era. Wheat has been modified extensively over the past 8000 years, especially in this era of dwarf wheat that is the world's predominant supply.
Paleo may be sincere about local, organic, etc, but it's mostly a feel-good gimmick.
So David, your view is alright...but anyone who disagrees with you should be fired. Liberal tolerance defined
Fire him and anyone else at the academy who is involved in the local cults. Seriously, if it were discovered that senior personnel at the academy were all members of a local mosque would anyone oppose cleaning house? It's not about religious freedom, it's about having core beliefs which are incompatible with government service in a nondiscriminatory environment.
Since we can't force Focus On The Family to move, then maybe we need to move the Air Force Academy out of their reach.
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