hockey hockey hockey!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#41 Jun 18, 2013
kim kardashian wrote:
<quoted text>I meant movie stars,famous athletes,rock stars,national recording singers,etc.
ROFLMAO!!! ROFLMAO!! ROFLMAO!!! Yean right. Like some bigshot celebrity gonna come on opening day. You're forgetting this is Utica. Keep dreaming...

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#42 Jun 18, 2013
Truth wrote:
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When one can't contradict facts and has a weak argument, the name calling starts.
Our state is headed down the toilet with people like you leading the parade. Please give an example of when using taxpayer money to subsidize something like AHL hockey has lead to an economic suger that benefitted more than just the well connected few.
I'll give you an example. Are you old enough to remember the Murnane Field renovations that were supposed to be a shot in the arm for the local economy? In hindsight how did that work out for us? I've heard talk in the past few years about another proposed renovation there. I'm guessing that when enough people get on board with that idea we will once again hear about all of the economic benefits an upgrade will bring.
Again, nothing against AHL hockey. I actually enjoy hockey but that isn't the point. If Esche, DuRoss et al feel that they can make AHL hockey a go in Utica then let them finance it. All of it. As it stands the taxpayers of New York are in for $5.25 million and counting and that stinks.
i hate to tell you this, but its all over the state. Onadoga community college got a 12 million grant from the state for new baseball and football fields. Hows that help create jobs. ya it would be nice if the state used the money to create jobs, but it dont work that way. Just be happy utica is finally gettin some love...

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