Saturday, February 16, 2008

Those Goshdarn Liberals

The New York Times, our local bastion of liberalism, has come out in favor of a plan to turn Pier 40, 550 acres along the Hudson, into an entertainment center with a theater for Cirque du Soleil. Apparently, Manhattan lacks sufficient entertainment for members of the Times editorial board. They also speak about the revenue this could generate.

But what about people who can't cough up several hundred bucks to take their families to Cirque du Soleil?
The other proposal would include a new high school, swimming pools, shops, restaurants and more athletic fields.

Well, I can't imagine a high school would be a great revenue generator. But with 75% of high schools overcrowded under Mike "accountability" Bloomberg, kids are in desperate need of space. And while Mayor Mike would prefer to devote athletic fields to private school kids, regular city kids need places to play as well.

As for me, I'm disappointed that I'm not getting that blatant liberal bias I expect from institutions like this venerated paper. OK, they're good with some things, but honestly, what's more important--educating our kids or watching a show?
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