The convention center is old, nearly 50 years. And, it is a money loser. The Bee reports it can't even pay its bills. Craig Scharton from city hall says the city has been subsidizing it from the beginning. ( listen to interview here Craig Scharton)
No more. Dump it. Get the bulldozers out. The Save Mart Center made Selland Arena irrelevant. Build new restaurants. Build facilities that actually draw people to downtown. It's going to cost $7.7 million just to maintain the facilities this year. Pull the plug. Book all the events at the Save Mart Center.
Testy exchange today between senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Dianne Feinstein (D-California):
The Obama administration wants to spy on your bank account. No respect for our privacy or the constitution.
Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) puts the subtle slam on McCain and Romney (around 18 minute mark):
I'm willing to drive that first bulldozer firstname.lastname@example.org