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Cascadian Bacon 1
Nice to see our elected 'representatives" undermining the public will.

I seem to remember voting on a ballot measure for "no more taxpayer funded stadiums."

These corrupt bastards need to be ran out of town on a rail.
Posted by Cascadian Bacon on September 13, 2012 at 5:30 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 2
In ten or twenty years (probably ten) when the taxpayer is left holding the bag, none of the people who did this to us will be around to take the blame. And then we will do it all over again with the replacement arena.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn http://youtu.be/zu-akdyxpUc on September 13, 2012 at 5:35 PM · Report this
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Teachers take pay cuts, but Seattle gets another stadium. Hm.
Posted by StuckInUtah on September 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM · Report this
Teslick 4
What is a free barr? (Sorry for being a nit pick).

What 1 said. Despite what Goldy says, this is not going to help McGinn.
Posted by Teslick on September 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM · Report this
5
Boo. a third friggin' stadium for the sportos?
Posted by soggydan on September 13, 2012 at 6:01 PM · Report this
DOUG. 6
This deal is I-91 compliant. THAT'S what you voted on.
Posted by DOUG. http://www.dougsvotersguide.com on September 13, 2012 at 6:29 PM · Report this
Sean Kinney 7
Another playground for the rich paid for by the proletariat.

[If they let me smoke somewhere in the arena (with alcohol in hand), count me in].
Posted by Sean Kinney http:// on September 13, 2012 at 6:31 PM · Report this
Mike 8
"Obviously, this is a huge win for Mayor Mike McGinn and for Sonics fans"

Dominic, you're not always stupid, but you sure are when you report on the arena. Is McGinn buying strangers free beer downtown? No. Are Sonics fans? No. This is a huge win for Chris Hansen.

You and Goldy are going to caveat any budget complaints you make from here on out with "but at least we got the city to use its bonding authority to subsidize a one percenter's basketball stadium!", right?
Posted by Mike on September 13, 2012 at 6:43 PM · Report this
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All hail Chris Hansen! Go Sonics!
Posted by Slog Tipper David on September 13, 2012 at 6:45 PM · Report this
Frank Blethen's vodka distiller 10
@7

Don't want to pay for it? Then don't attend an event at the arena. It's fairly simple.
Posted by Frank Blethen's vodka distiller on September 13, 2012 at 6:50 PM · Report this
Dominic Holden 11
@8) Nah, I'm always stupid.
Posted by Dominic Holden on September 13, 2012 at 7:05 PM · Report this
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Teachers take pay cuts, but Seattle gets another stadium. Hm.
"

Actually Seattle teachers haven't had any pay cuts. Thanks for playing though.
Posted by Sugartit on September 13, 2012 at 7:17 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 13
So, again, does this deal affect the Key Arena? That's the thing I care about. The rest is just blah blah.
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay http://www.danlangdon.com on September 13, 2012 at 7:27 PM · Report this
Kapow 14
Seriously the NHL is what is all about. Gonna be extremely successful in Seattle. NBA, not so much.
Posted by Kapow on September 13, 2012 at 7:34 PM · Report this
15
Where were all you sloggers at the public hearings? No where. So fuck all of you.
Posted by hmmmmm on September 13, 2012 at 8:20 PM · Report this
16
@1 this arena isn't being funded by tax payers. Nice try though.
Posted by Chali2Na on September 13, 2012 at 8:22 PM · Report this
Sean Kinney 17
@10 I'll be courtside.
Posted by Sean Kinney http:// on September 13, 2012 at 8:31 PM · Report this
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@14 no way NBA will be more popular, this isn't Canada
Posted by Seattle14 on September 13, 2012 at 9:04 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 19
#5 It will be the Fourth sports palace. Key Arena, Qwest Field, SeaHawks Stadium, and now Hansen Stadium or who ever. Four Sports palaces in Seattle. Now all the homeless will be housed, the children will stay awake in school, roads will be paved, people will have real wage jobs (selling beer) and all will be right. And when Seattle tax payers are stuck with the bill, there will be revolt as it's something only the Arabs do these days.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on September 13, 2012 at 9:10 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 20
I meant to say there will be NO revolt...
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on September 13, 2012 at 9:12 PM · Report this
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Am I suprised that Dominic has turned the entire arena story into an ad campaign for McGinn? I am not.
Posted by M. Wells on September 13, 2012 at 10:54 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 22
@21, how is that surprising? Did you read Slog back in 2009 when Dominic's tounge was about 7 inches up McGinn's asshole?

I'm just glad our bonding capacity is going to be used for this. It sure beats using it on stuff we need like new buses to replace our aging fleet, the cost overruns for the tunnel, libraries, low and middle income housing.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on September 14, 2012 at 5:35 AM · Report this
Last of the Time Lords 23
He bought you guys a beer though! I mean come on!! At least he bought Seattle a drink before he fucks you up the ass without lube or a condom.
Posted by Last of the Time Lords on September 14, 2012 at 6:46 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 24
sacramento, charlotte, new orleans, watch your ass

Posted by Max Solomon on September 14, 2012 at 7:57 AM · Report this
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I wish we could get subways and light rail as fast and vote- and red-tape free as we get Ferris wheels and sports stadiums.
Posted by mitten on September 14, 2012 at 8:08 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 26
@25 you mean unfunded Billionaires Tunnels ...
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on September 14, 2012 at 9:27 AM · Report this
Kinison 27
You people are totally over reacting. Seattle isnt on hook for the entire cost of the stadium, just 200 million, which will totally be paid off should NHL come to town.

I can understand your concerns if its not put up to a vote, but you dont have a problem when it comes to jacking up the car tabs without a vote? If put up to a city wide vote, it will probably pass.
Posted by Kinison http://www.holgatehawks.com on September 14, 2012 at 11:56 AM · Report this

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