Rhodes Tower going up, 1973

Apr 18, 2013 Full story: The Columbus Dispatch 50

The Rhodes Tower was still under construction 40 years ago this month. Here, springtime blossoms frame the structure, on East Broad Street, in April 1973.

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“Tenured Marxist Radical”

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#41 Apr 21, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Apples and oranges again that will probably take too long to explain in this thread. Bottom line is that Indiana has always been comparatively a poor sister to Ohio. Columbus has always been more more educated and bookish than Indianapolis. Indianapolis was more blue collar and therefore used to have higher incomes.
Sensenbrenner (a populist Democrat in the mold of Lausche) is responsible for the annexation policy which has mostly been sound. Modest housing in Columbus proper, with nicer stuff in the suburbs gives Columbus an overall nicer character than most city-county merged governments like Indy. Charlotte is the only successful city-county government merger, but check back 30 years from now and I bet Columbus will be considered the nicer city because we have suburbs (and suburbs take care of their territories better) and Charlotte has just one government.
Rhodes' biggest positive quality is that he wasn't a green eye-shade "conservative", Wall Street type of Republican. He came from modest roots in Southern Ohio and he was the type of Republican who believed in doing great things for a long-term benefit to the state. If you look at the things he did, I think you would be hard-pressed to name a more successful governor in terms of accomplishing big things for the state.
This is my beef with conservatives, by the way. If Rhodes were a "conservative", we would have the type of highways you see in PA or South Carolina. Government spending is not inherently evil when it builds assets that can be used for generations.
Charlotte/Mecklenburg is not a single county, Louisville KY is.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/08/07/3...

As regarding conservatism, I agree in part with you. My beef is mainly that government is wasteful with its spending and uses it to reward clients.

I'm not opposed to High Speed Rail, but I want the exact same thing the French have without the rent seeking. The slow trains were actually slower than driving.

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#42 Apr 21, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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People have claimed he did.
Then they raised their kids to be 9/11 Truthers.
Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#43 Apr 21, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Charlotte/Mecklenburg is not a single county, Louisville KY is.
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/08/07/3...
As regarding conservatism, I agree in part with you. My beef is mainly that government is wasteful with its spending and uses it to reward clients.
I'm not opposed to High Speed Rail, but I want the exact same thing the French have without the rent seeking. The slow trains were actually slower than driving.
I call Charlotte/Mecklenburg a county, my friend. Even Marion County has a couple of suburbs like Speedway that refused to become part of Indianapolis:

http://goo.gl/maps/7PHFB

Otherwise, I agree with your post.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#44 Apr 21, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>So, Jim Rhodes burned down the ROTC building as an excuse to go in, huh?
If you say so.

woof

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

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#45 Apr 21, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I call Charlotte/Mecklenburg a county, my friend. Even Marion County has a couple of suburbs like Speedway that refused to become part of Indianapolis:
http://goo.gl/maps/7PHFB
Otherwise, I agree with your post.
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/apr/19/local...
Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#46 Apr 21, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
They're right, you know.

That's exactly what happened with I-670, Ohio 104 and the Ronald Reagan Highway in Cincy. They built it to a point and it stopped. In fact, I-670 had about two gaps to fill from the east and west, as well as the rebuild of the old decrepit section north of Downtown.

If you start it, sooner or later someone will finish it.

Not commenting on the merits of a train, but just their tactics.

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#47 Apr 21, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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They're right, you know.
That's exactly what happened with I-670, Ohio 104 and the Ronald Reagan Highway in Cincy. They built it to a point and it stopped. In fact, I-670 had about two gaps to fill from the east and west, as well as the rebuild of the old decrepit section north of Downtown.
If you start it, sooner or later someone will finish it.
Not commenting on the merits of a train, but just their tactics.
I understand it's going to be built, the question is mainly how long and the cost overruns. It seems to be a general problem in contracting.
Tell the Truth

Columbus, OH

#48 Apr 22, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
Jim Rhodes built our very nice highway system, airports in every county, brought Honda to Ohio and killed a bunch of hippie maggots at Kent State. Every governor should be so successful.
Bob, don't say that about the students who were killed. Some were just walking across the campus. One was an ROTC student, very clean cut. I wasn't a fan of the hippies back then but it absolutely did not justify killing students. Guns should have been loaded with rubber bullets or birdshot and tear gas should have been used. The dead and injured were not a lethal threat before they were shot. Both sides were pissed at the other but smart leadership would not have resulted in the death of our college students
Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#49 Apr 22, 2013
Tell the Truth wrote:
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Bob, don't say that about the students who were killed. Some were just walking across the campus. One was an ROTC student, very clean cut. I wasn't a fan of the hippies back then but it absolutely did not justify killing students. Guns should have been loaded with rubber bullets or birdshot and tear gas should have been used. The dead and injured were not a lethal threat before they were shot. Both sides were pissed at the other but smart leadership would not have resulted in the death of our college students
That was a joke. If you read the later posts I made, they are less flippant. Bottom line is that they had an insurrection and things were bad. The primary purpose of the National Guard is to deal with civil unrest. They dealt with things in the best manner they could under the circumstances.

I'm still curious why they didn't use rubber bullets when even banana republics are smart enough to do that. Maybe they didn't have them in those days or maybe they thought the situation was too tense.

Nevertheless, given the way this unfolded I don't think you can blame Jim Rhodes for sending out the guard on a request from the mayor. He didn't give out the "shoot to kill" order.

Jim Rhodes was probably our most successful governor ever.

I miss those days. We used to build great things and do great things back then.

Now we're just a bankrupt government that spits out welfare checks.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#50 Apr 22, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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That was a joke. If you read the later posts I made, they are less flippant. Bottom line is that they had an insurrection and things were bad. The primary purpose of the National Guard is to deal with civil unrest. They dealt with things in the best manner they could under the circumstances.
I'm still curious why they didn't use rubber bullets when even banana republics are smart enough to do that. Maybe they didn't have them in those days or maybe they thought the situation was too tense.
Nevertheless, given the way this unfolded I don't think you can blame Jim Rhodes for sending out the guard on a request from the mayor. He didn't give out the "shoot to kill" order.
Jim Rhodes was probably our most successful governor ever.
I miss those days. We used to build great things and do great things back then.
Now we're just a bankrupt government that spits out welfare checks.
That "joke" isn't funny at all.

You need a new writer.

woof

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