Well, I don’t know how yogurt figures into this, but one time me and my brother (at his suggestion) took the offa-ramp onto the Strip while we were just passing by on our way to Phoenix. After about two blocks of this (which took almost an hour), I said I can’t take it anymore and let’s turn around and get back on the freeway… so we took a right onto the next side street.
After just one block past the glitzy hotels and casinos we were deep in the ‘projects’ and it was very dark and very scary (even though we were armed to the teeth!).
Ain’t gonna do that no mo’! It’s nice that these guys are trying to help fix things, but Babylon is Babylon, and it’s going to stay that way. A billion dollars is a spit in the ocean.
Of course it needs a shooting range and fishing lake, too;
but it also needs:
• petting zoo
• climbing wall
• miniature train
• water slide
• history of animation museum
• bungee tower
• gaylesbiantransgendered book store
• 68 Stabucks
• wax museum
• neighborhood helipads
• artificial ski hill
• zero-g simulator
• leathercraft/ceramics/macrame store
• Birkenstock store
Actually, I wish ‘em luck as in good bloody luck !
Comment by DougM (jackassophobe) — June 2, 2012 @ 12:37 pm
I’m all for people “doin’ it for themselves,” but private centrally-planned societies/communities don’t have any better a track record than public ones.
No matter how smart they are, a person does not do a better job at making life livable than people do living their lives.
Not that “everybody” is good at it, they’re awful, just better than one man or a committee.
I know this area, it’s between downtown Las Vegas and deepest darkest Africa the city of North Las Vegas.
(i drove an icecream truck there for a year)
As long as he stay south of the NLV line he has a very good shot at success. The movers and shakers in Las Vegas want this and they carry an awful lot of clout.
North Las Vegas is very much like Chicago’s south-side. The powers that be like it just the way it is, tumultuous and at arms length.