More money for the Auditorium...

More money for the Auditorium...

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Reality Check

Syracuse, NY

#1 Sep 4, 2014
Good grief, Dave/Riggies must be crapping bricks after hearing Brindisi announced the following about a half-hour ago:

"Proud to announce Senator Joe Griffo and I secured an additional $850,000 for renovations to the facade and interior of the Utica Auditorium to further enhance this regional landmark and give fans a greater experience at UC Hockey and Utica Comets games."

Although, in light of the nearly $2.7b in public monies since 1998 going to fund upgrades to sports venues such as the Times-Union Center, First Arena in Elmira, Blue Cross Arena, Ralph Wilson Stadium, Broome County War Memorial, et al... he must be on each city's topix website, rambling on about "welfare" sport's teams using public money.

By golly, he must go nuts on NYC's topix given the amount the state forked over to fund the Barclay's Center and how the state conveniently allowed hundreds of millions of tax dollars to escape as NYS allowed Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, and the upgrades at MSG to go on tax-free.

Unless...he has a personal grudge against Rob and the Comets for essentially throwing his resume in the trash along with an unhealthy obsession with the Utica area thus necessitating a near-endless stream of daily vitriol. Hmmm...
Maintenance

Medford, MA

#2 Sep 4, 2014
More public money for paint and to fund a private business that will be gone in a year. Enjoy.
Cretin is Riggue

Utica, NY

#3 Sep 4, 2014
Reality Check wrote:
Good grief, Dave/Riggies must be crapping bricks after hearing Brindisi announced the following about a half-hour ago:
"Proud to announce Senator Joe Griffo and I secured an additional $850,000 for renovations to the facade and interior of the Utica Auditorium to further enhance this regional landmark and give fans a greater experience at UC Hockey and Utica Comets games."
Although, in light of the nearly $2.7b in public monies since 1998 going to fund upgrades to sports venues such as the Times-Union Center, First Arena in Elmira, Blue Cross Arena, Ralph Wilson Stadium, Broome County War Memorial, et al... he must be on each city's topix website, rambling on about "welfare" sport's teams using public money.
By golly, he must go nuts on NYC's topix given the amount the state forked over to fund the Barclay's Center and how the state conveniently allowed hundreds of millions of tax dollars to escape as NYS allowed Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, and the upgrades at MSG to go on tax-free.
Unless...he has a personal grudge against Rob and the Comets for essentially throwing his resume in the trash along with an unhealthy obsession with the Utica area thus necessitating a near-endless stream of daily vitriol. Hmmm...
Yup, nailed it.

This will even bring out Riggie's inner Creti]\[.... 3. 2. 1.... Oh yeah, she's already spewing on another thread.
Welfare Hockey

Medford, MA

#4 Sep 4, 2014
I can smell that fresh paint from here. It's going to look good empty next year.
Cliffys Pal

Westernville, NY

#6 Sep 4, 2014
Maintenance wrote:
More public money for paint and to fund a private business that will be gone in a year. Enjoy.
The man from Clifton Park strikes again. Public money for a public facility bothers him. Well, it does if it's spent in Utica anyway. If it's for one of those great venues in his (extraordinarily large) backyard I'm pretty sure he'd be okay with it.
Cliffys Pal

Westernville, NY

#7 Sep 4, 2014
Welfare Hockey wrote:
I can smell that fresh paint from here. It's going to look good empty next year.
About that nose of yours ......... You've mentioned this problem a number of times now. This kind of repetition suggests a problem with short term memory, and it looks like your smelling ability is still out of the range of normalcy. Cliffy, you should see a doctor.
Eyes Wide Shut

Medford, MA

#10 Sep 4, 2014
Welfare Hockey wrote:
I can smell that fresh paint from here. It's going to look good empty next year.
Public money for a private business. Stop trying to blue the line. How would you feel if someone got a grant to run a public golf course? How about of the new super duper gym going in utica received government money to remodel that vacant space? Open your eyes.
Eyes Wide Shut

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

#11 Sep 4, 2014
Cliffys Pal wrote:
<quoted text>About that nose of yours ......... You've mentioned this problem a number of times now. This kind of repetition suggests a problem with short term memory, and it looks like your smelling ability is still out of the range of normalcy. Cliffy, you should see a doctor.
Yo, me an my home boys out dar get 10 times that a year just in one city, now bammy give us dat free health care, now mammy get dat heart surgery from all them jowls. We do notfin fo millions.

I jealous yo get money an bring in dat money when we can only bring in day babies so we cost yo more.
sticks 35

Utica, NY

#12 Sep 5, 2014
Eyes Wide Shut wrote:
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Public money for a private business. Stop trying to blue the line. How would you feel if someone got a grant to run a public golf course? How about of the new super duper gym going in utica received government money to remodel that vacant space? Open your eyes.
you need to open your eyes and realize that the money is going to a publically owned building. and if esche and duross die today, all the improvments are still owned by the public. esche does not have ownership or can take or sell the assets attained with the public money.... its no different than when the company that berkshire worked for had the contract to manage the building and improvments were made. where were you then???? when new seating and lighting was installed. the state has two choices, put money into the building and make it viable in todays business structure, or let it fall into disrepair like has been done over the last 25 years....
Wowee

Utica, NY

#13 Sep 5, 2014
sticks 35 wrote:
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you need to open your eyes and realize that the money is going to a publically owned building. and if esche and duross die today, all the improvments are still owned by the public. esche does not have ownership or can take or sell the assets attained with the public money.... its no different than when the company that berkshire worked for had the contract to manage the building and improvments were made. where were you then???? when new seating and lighting was installed. the state has two choices, put money into the building and make it viable in todays business structure, or let it fall into disrepair like has been done over the last 25 years....
Berkshire???? Was Warren Buffet involved in this deal? Ha Ha Ha Ha
English Only

Westernville, NY

#14 Sep 5, 2014
Eyes Wide Shut wrote:
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Public money for a private business. Stop trying to blue the line. How would you feel if someone got a grant to run a public golf course? How about of the new super duper gym going in utica received government money to remodel that vacant space? Open your eyes.
How, exactly, does one "blue the line"?
English Only

Westernville, NY

#15 Sep 5, 2014
Wowee wrote:
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Berkshire???? Was Warren Buffet involved in this deal? Ha Ha Ha Ha
Notice the decided absence of any substance in "Wowee's" "reply". That's what happens when you've got nothing. Sticks 35 pretty well nailed it. "Wowee" can only giggle at his own jokes.
Hmmmm

Yorkville, NY

#16 Sep 5, 2014
English Only wrote:
<quoted text> Notice the decided absence of any substance in "Wowee's" "reply". That's what happens when you've got nothing.

Sticks 35 pretty well nailed it. "Wowee" can only giggle at his own jokes.
I thought the same thing.

What he fails to conprehend is that the money is going to update a publicly owned building, not to the Comets.
Welfare Hockey

Bethlehem, PA

#17 Sep 5, 2014
English Only wrote:
<quoted text>How, exactly, does one "blue the line"?
It autocorrected blur to blue.
Welfare Hockey

Bethlehem, PA

#18 Sep 5, 2014
sticks 35 wrote:
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you need to open your eyes and realize that the money is going to a publically owned building. and if esche and duross die today, all the improvments are still owned by the public. esche does not have ownership or can take or sell the assets attained with the public money.... its no different than when the company that berkshire worked for had the contract to manage the building and improvments were made. where were you then???? when new seating and lighting was installed. the state has two choices, put money into the building and make it viable in todays business structure, or let it fall into disrepair like has been done over the last 25 years....
No. What you fail to realize is that when the Canucks leave you have a building that was improved for esche and duross' private business for hockey. Make sure you visit their government funded team store before leaving the game!
Cliffys Pal

Westernville, NY

#19 Sep 5, 2014
Welfare Hockey wrote:
I can smell that fresh paint from here. It's going to look good empty next year.
$850,000 will buy an awful lot of paint, won't it Cliffy? But how exactly does fresh paint look good empty?
Welfare Hockey

Bethlehem, PA

#20 Sep 5, 2014
Cliffys Pal wrote:
<quoted text> $850,000 will buy an awful lot of paint, won't it Cliffy? But how exactly does fresh paint look good empty?
From the road.
logic isnt your forte

Liverpool, NY

#21 Sep 5, 2014
Welfare Hockey wrote:
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No. What you fail to realize is that when the Canucks leave you have a building that was improved for esche and duross' private business for hockey. Make sure you visit their government funded team store before leaving the game!
So the Aud is being improved for a hockey team
(not only 1 hockey team, but a college and several highschool teams) who happens to be the main tenant? Thanks. Keep looking in your mailbox for that letter from MENSA!
Chainsaw

Rome, NY

#22 Sep 5, 2014
Listen everyone. Cliff the chimp is just angry with all involved at the aud because they cut down all those trees that he used to love to climb and peel bananas with his feet. Cut the primate some slack......
Explain Please

Westernville, NY

#23 Sep 5, 2014
Welfare Hockey wrote:
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From the road.
HUH ?

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