Editorial: 414 for the 450th

Jan 26, 2013 Full story: www.historiccity.com 18

Last week, the City of St Augustine threw another lavish party in the name of the 450th Commemoration; this time they celebrated spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring the world a three-month glimpse of the new Visitor Information Center and 39 artistic pieces created by Pablo Picasso.

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Ed Slavin

Atlanta, GA

#1 Jan 27, 2013
Picasso Art and theArena is a great exhibit. Great way to start the 500th. Only Michael Gold ululates -- is he angry that he, Tea Partiers and the Whetstones were not invited? Or regretting culture, diversity and the growing sophistication of our city, subject of Record editorial today? What do you reckon?
Michael Gold

Jacksonville, FL

#2 Jan 29, 2013
I'm not ululating, Ed. I am expressing a commonly held belief that money spent entertaining the artsy-fartsy at the expense of the hoi polloi taxpayer is exclusionary, elitist and not sophisticated at all.

Are you implying that the common man, who was not invited to the $10,000 private party paid for with their tax dollars, was somehow less sophisticated, cultured, or diverse?
whats it to you

Saint Augustine, FL

#3 Jan 29, 2013
You are not a taxpayer here Mikey so don't complain. Maybe they will have an Elvis velvet painting exhibit in Palm Coast that you will be invited to. Watch your mailbox or p.o. box for the invite so you can rise to the status of elitist.
Notresident

Saint Augustine, FL

#4 Jan 30, 2013
Mr. Tobin/Gold lives in Palm Coast yet ran for city commission seat that Mr. Leary occupies??? Musical chairs by those who run for political seats always interesting...
good riddence

Bellevue, WA

#5 Jan 31, 2013
Everyone is so over this character. Bye Bye Mikey.
Michael Gold

Saint Augustine, FL

#6 Feb 1, 2013
If you've got something to say to me, say it, but sign your name to it. Otherwise, save your breath.
hyprocrite

Bellevue, WA

#7 Feb 1, 2013
Is that do as I say and not as I do?
Telly

Elkton, FL

#8 Feb 1, 2013
mikey is the last person any one would invite to a PARTY. he don't mix well with humans
Fatty Cathy

Saint Augustine, FL

#9 Feb 2, 2013
Now you leave my friend alone. No one likes him but me.
Londonbridge

Gloucester, UK

#10 Feb 2, 2013
Good Lord, stumpy! You haven't got a leg to stand on. I understand from friends here in Gloucester that her majesty may have Mr. Gold knighted. Cheers!
Reichsmark

Germany

#11 Feb 2, 2013
In Germany, we revere Mike for his contributions to humanity. He mixes well at ANY party, except your friends in the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

Thanks to Michael Gold for all you do, sir.
Chicken ChowMein

Hong Kong

#12 Feb 2, 2013
No one likes Mike? You must be crazy. Go soak your head in the Pearl River Delta.

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

Leave Mike alone and go fondu yourself.

Chicken ChowMein
Hong Kong
Ed Slavin St Augustine

Atlanta, GA

#13 Feb 2, 2013
What do you mean by hoi polloi? You are misusing the term in a way Pericles might not agree with -- i thought you liked the "movers and shakers" and lived to.defend them. Uninvited, they get your ire. Sounds narcisstic and not artistic.
Do you like art? Was your omission from the guest list a mistake?
www.cleanupcityofstaugustine.blogspot.com
Funny

Saint Augustine, FL

#14 Feb 3, 2013
How many personna's is this guy gonna use? Pathetic Mikey.
Wineanddine

Saint Augustine, FL

#15 Feb 4, 2013
The city of St. Augustine has given the historical properties to a college in Gainesville and the Spanish Quarter to a bartender with bars in South Florida. If one wants history, this is not the place to visit.
Unwashed

Jacksonville, FL

#16 Feb 5, 2013
Long live the un-sophisticated men and women who made St Augustine the city that the bedwetting, elitist, now call "our city". Pay your dues, and pay it with your own money. Jack-asses.
Biasnews

Elkton, FL

#17 Feb 9, 2013
Certain news men who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Especially when they are tied at the hip to city staff with questionable motives. Mr. Blogger Newsman does not live or pay taxes in the city or county. Mr. Blogger Newsman does not pay his rent. Watch out for the biased news sources who represent only their own business interests of selling advertisements.
Ed Slavin

Atlanta, GA

#18 Feb 9, 2013
Unhappy with progress, a few nattering nabobs of negativism would prefer to bay at the moon. It is not 1964 any more!

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