ONLY A FEW NON-BUS Tickets left for the Public Enemies Premier July 1st.
I'm always quick to post my opinion on wrong doings of people that don't meet my standards and I always have an opinion on people I think are unworthy but sometimes I fail to give credit to people that I think are the unsung hero's of Columbus so I feel I must give credit where credit is do.
Two people that I believe are working feverishly behind the scenes that need some real time credit are Boyd Kraemer the City Administrator and Steve Sobiek the Economic Development/Energy Sustainability Director.
These two guys are really working their butts off trying to make Columbus a better place and doing so while dodging bullets from people that do not know a thing about how to properly run a city.
We all know that Columbus has this "green" thing going on and now some large companies are now singling (that word just does not look right) out Columbus just because of this.
On another front, how vibrant is the downtown area of C-bus? Depends on who you talk to. The businesses that are open and working on drawing in customers and have a good business plan and are open more then 2 days a week are doing a great! while the ones that are never open or open at random times complain that no one ever comes in so why stay open. hmmmm I wonder ???
Columbus is RIPE for thriving business. With major touristy highways going right down the middle I find it inconceivable that we can't make C-bus a "destination" and not a "drive through" town.
However - to quote Shakesphere "there is the rub* ". Do the people of Columbus want this? Boyd has his doubts.
Remember this shot of what The Boulevard was envisioned to look like?
Seems a lot of people gave him flak about it "It'll cost too much" "Why do we need that" "Where will I park my car now" and so forth. However they had no idea how much it would cost and no idea that the vision was to connect the Amtrak Station to downtown Columbus, which to ME, is a no brainer. Hello! Knock knock anyone home?
You have a MAJOR transportation hub three blocks from town and I bet 90% of the people don't have a clue downtown is a 3 minute walk from the station.
Yet - I believe Boyd is wrong. I think there are more people in Columbus that would like this idea IF, they even knew about it. My thinking is that many of the people complaining are, well . . . . . not the brightest bulbs on campus and I believe there are many BRIGHT ones out there that are silent.
So the question is - how do we mobilize them. How do we get them involved.
then another question is. What kind of stores do you want??? We could have 100% of the stores occupied by insurance, reality, and so forth, is that success?? Some towns like Fish Creek only want certain types of stores. Should we limit what we want and by doing so risk having open buildings? Should we take ANYBODY?
When Guy moved into this new store and opened YET ANOTHER Antique Store (which is doing VERY well) people in the downtown complained. They complain that the building is vacant and then they complain that it is not what THEY want! You see a problem
But when the CDC wants to have a meeting and discuss WHAT the downtown business people want - no one shows up!
* the origin of rub comes from the ancient game of bowls (lawn bowling). A rub is a fault in the surface of the green that stops a bowl or diverts it from its intended direction.
The above butterfly is a Maculinea alcon and it died out in Britain 30 years ago.
Most thought it was from people collecting it for their butterfly collections (which seems silly) but now they have discovered the real reason. Conservation!
It seems conservationists in order to make the world a better place decided to let grass grow taller in the areas where the butterfly laid it's eggs. In doing so this led to the demise of little red ants, the same little red ants that the caterpillars ate. So - no food for the little caterpillars. Ergo, no butterfly's.
And while on an animal kick. It SEEMS that animal homosexuality is running rampant. YEA - DO NOT TELL Rush Limbaugh because he will blame Obama.
We all know that dolphins, penguins, fruit fly's and bonobo's were "liberal" but now it seems that fish and earthworms can form long term same-sex relationships also, at least according to Ecology and Evolution Journal.
They have also found that same sex relationships in animals actually make better parents then male-female ones.
I'm just saying perhaps everything we know is wrong.
Look at jogging. Remember when jogging was the huge rage? Everybody was jogging but then they started to say that jogging would wear out your knees and would be harmful over the years.
Well. 25 years later they find that long term joggers actually have stronger knees then non-joggers. There is no correlation between jogging and knee problems.
KURTH Friday night!!!!
OH - do not open anything sent by me on Facebook! I received an email from Facebook telling me my account had been hacked into and I should send them my SSN and all credit card numbers to make sure they also had not been stolen.
I actually did get an email and thought something was up when I noticed I had requested my password to be reset 4 times yesterday and I had not been on Facebook.